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May. 26th, 2017

So I learned how to put in a catheter today.  Which is SOOOO not in my job description.  You kinda have to be a nurse or a CNA for that.

But I did it, and I am sure I will uncross my legs at some point.  I've been catheterized twice for UTIs, so I know what it feels like.  I may or may not have been muttering "I am so sorry" under my breath the entire time.

Oy.  This job.  I swear.

Continuing the "Alicia gets random gifts" theme, as I was waiting at the bus stop this morning, one of the 6:10 Club (there are three of us) came up.  He works at UNC Hospital.  Or worked, I guess.  He was in his civvies and had two Walgreens bags in his hands.

He's moving back to Detroit and his family. To become a priest.  And he said he thought his scrubs would fit me, and would I like them?

I teared up.  He teared up.  I told him about my godfather (the failed Jesuit).  He talked about how he felt he failed by not becoming a doctor, but his parents are more or less accepting his decision.  I told him about my early plans to become a nun...until I found out they weren't allowed to have kids.

My bus arrived.  I smiled and said I'd miss him.

And he laid a kiss on me that curled my toes.  And then said "I'm sorry.  I've never kissed a woman before.  I figured this was my last chance."

Y'all, I just....damn.  He's wasting his talents on the Lord.

Did I just say that?

The funny thing is that I have crushes on priests since first grade.  I have two categories of crushes on men: gay guys and priests.  And Hugh Jackman, which I guess makes three.

Okay, that derailed.  BUT, I am now the proud owner of four more scrub shirts and three pair of pants.  All black.  I am the Goth PCA!

Hell, after this haul, I might start wearing eyeliner again.  I haven't touched makeup in a long time, but this could be fun.  And I hear they're making blue mascara again.

I swear, this purple hair has done something to my brain.

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lorigami
May. 27th, 2017 02:33 am (UTC)
they actually make purple mascara too!!
also yeah. priests. I think it's because I read the Thornbirds when I was like 11.
*going to hell*
mac_arthur_park
May. 27th, 2017 02:39 am (UTC)
My mother let me watch Thornbirds when I was 9.

Richard Chamberlain and priests. I was doomed from the start.

See ya in hell. ;)
lorigami
May. 27th, 2017 02:43 am (UTC)
I don't actually think I ever *watched* it. I wonder if it holds up...
angiereedgarner
May. 28th, 2017 01:19 pm (UTC)
also imprinted on Thornbirds. we should start a group
ravenfeather
May. 27th, 2017 04:22 am (UTC)
When I saw the commercial for the blue mascara my thought was "when did they stop?" I used to wear it in the seventies! Pink glitter hair and black scrubs would make a statement.
communitybee
May. 27th, 2017 10:17 am (UTC)
They Re making blue mascara? Where? When? Why? How?

My crushes are weird. Just weird lately.
aleahkate_4ever
May. 27th, 2017 11:18 am (UTC)
Wow. A priest. I guess it is kind of aggravating when you know they can do so much better.
sweeny_todd
May. 27th, 2017 12:14 pm (UTC)
I like that Hugh gets his own category.

And LJ tells me it's your birthday... so happy birthday! sounds like the universe is already giving you presents! I hope it continues <3
gneu
May. 27th, 2017 02:21 pm (UTC)
"Never kissed a woman"--that's what all the guys say.
alphaloria
May. 27th, 2017 03:02 pm (UTC)
I've been seeing colored mascara mentioned in the 'must have' trend lists this year, so I have a feeling everyone and their mother is going to release one soon.
tjoel2
May. 27th, 2017 06:36 pm (UTC)
Free black scrubs and a kiss from a priest! Holy wow!
tjoel2
May. 27th, 2017 06:36 pm (UTC)
Free black scrubs and a kiss from a priest! Holy wow!
millysdaughter
May. 28th, 2017 04:16 am (UTC)
Take the CNA exam. You will pass.
dimity_blue
May. 28th, 2017 05:13 pm (UTC)
New scrubs are good.

Happy birthday to you. ♥
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