Thursday, March 10, 2011

Random Thoughts

Wow..its been over a year since my last post. Been too busy with life to write much.

I still hate dixie highway...even more right now than ever.

Headed to Atlanta for the SEC tournament. I refuse to call it Catlanta. I hate the names that Uk fans give cities when they take them over. I have a feeling the cities hate us, but love the money we bring into their economy.

People are stupid and cannot be helped.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Random Thoughts from the Pharmacist Extraordinaire

UK basketball is January. Which means absolutely nothing. Its great and Im excited about it, but lets not forget that it only matters who is #1 in April. Lets not start sucking each others dicks just yet. I hope we are celebrating a championship in April.

Speaking of basketball, I am not the typical UK basketball fan. Dont get me wrong. I am a diehard fan, but Im not a retarded UK fan. I only cheer against U of L, IU, UT, etc etc when we are playing them. I want them to win every other game they play because it makes us look better. Which W means more? UK beating Louisville, then going 3-27; Or UK beating Louisville and then Lou going 26-3? Think about it. Use some common sense. I dont actively root for the rivals when they are playing other teams, but I hope they win, if only to make UK look better. Perhaps more fans should be the same way, but I know that things like rational thoughts are out of reach for some UK fans.

Perhaps Im a bit of a pessimist right now. lol.

I want off Dixie Highway. Can anyone help? It literally sucks the life out of you.

I still love being a pharmacist. I am thankful every day that I have such a rewarding career. But some days are more taxing than others.

Thinking about buying a house. Its stressful too, and I havent even actively started looking yet.

UK football was 10 plays from being great this year. Good luck to Joker Phillips and the Football Cats next year.

Where do I want to go to vacation this year?

Exciting year of stuff planned for this year. Planning on visiting Boston in May. Several friends getting married, so bachelor parties will be attended.

I need a healthy release of stress. Maybe this will help again, all though I have trouble following through with blogs.

H1N1 vaccines are in and there isnt the rush for them that would have existed in the fall. Too bad the media found something else to move onto otherwise we would be gettin slammed. Just wait until the spring when it rears its ugly head again and it will be too late. Oh well.

Thats all for now. Maybe ill start posting more often, but i doubt it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Random Thoughts From the Pharmacist Extraordinaire

Football season is here, therefore tailgating season is here. Not only am I the pharmaicist extraordinaire but im also the tailgating extraordinaire. You can find me somewhere in or around Commonwealth Stadium during home games. Usually in the Grove, which is where all the cool kids hang out. Come challenge us in a round of beer darts. Noone is a loser in this game.

Football season is only the beginning of the UK sports season, which means basketball is only a month away. First time ive been excited about the basketball Cats in 10 years.

I hate cold weather. Im a warm weather creature. Boo cold.

Sometimes when im at work im a hundred miles away.

I thought i would hate giving flu shots, but 220 shots later i kinda think i like it. In the words of me "I bring the hammer down on those bitches." but in a nice way and with a smile.

Tebow got knocked out. Damn what a hit. Shot heard round the world. Hope he gets better though so the SEC can bring home another football championship and shut up the big 12, 10, wac, acc, and pac 10. you all suck.

Tamiflu was the greatest invention ever....for Roche. They will make a fortune this year. Wish I had stock in this company.

If you drive an Escalade you probably shouldnt be on government assisted medical care. Unless its tricare, then you are excused. But honestly, if you are on tricare, then you earned your medical care.

Waffle House hashbrowns covered and japped is a bad idea. Always. You will regret it for days. Especially if you follow it up with nachos with cheese and then eating the jalepenos that came with it just because you are drunk and it seems like a good idea.

I take that back, Waffle House is a bad idea period. No matter what you order, it is a horrible horrible idea.

When you and your friends decide to "take it easy" the night before a game, this does NOT consist of going to 5 different bars, staying out til 5 am, and finishing the night at waffle house.

Getting up at 9am the next day to tailgate, drink beer, and bourbon is an even worse idea.

The SEC does UK no favors in their scheduling of Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina in back to back to back weeks.

Enough for now. More sometime when i feel like it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One day.

All it takes is a new day for all those good feelings to go away. Blah. Back to the grind! Oh well. Made it through the bullshit of a monday and tuesday. Now my day off. Two more days at work then football for the weekend. I showcased all my skills on tuesday though. Verification, compounding and vaccinations all in 8 hours. Fun times.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Why I earned the title pharmacist extraordinaire

I finally earned the title! Saturday I was responsible for verification of about 500 scripts, 5 techinicians (making sure they had lunch, breaks, doing their duties (haha), etc), and administered 30 flu vaccines all while filling most prescriptions within 15 minutes. I can proudly say that all 30 patients who recieved vaccines were wildly entertained with my humorous and anecedotal quips and left with a smile on their face and protection against the upcoming flu season. I worked my ass off. Most importantly my technicians worked their asses off to keep a lot of stress and pressure off me. I had a great day in the pharmacy. I smiled. I laughed. We had fun, but got our work done. A day that make me glad that i went to pharmacy school and that I chose this career. Sunday was more of the same....22 shots 400+ scripts, but no stress. Sometimes in all the chaos that surronds pharmacy we take certain things for granted. This weekend reminded me exactly why I wanted to be a pharmacist. Most importantly, I learned how to run a pharmacy. Learned to take the literal bull by its horns. I learned that I just cant expect people to do what I want them to do, and that sometimes I need to tell them what I need. I explained what I needed from my techs and they performed up to my expectations. For that I am thankful. Technicians, specifically the techs at my store, are valuable. Dont forget how important they are for our day to day operations.

I am cynical. Sometimes I think the pharmacy world is crashing down around me. Sometimes I think I would rather do something else. Sometimes I hate being a pharmacist. Sometimes I think that everyone is out to make my day miserable. But this weekend was great. I received a very nice phone call from a lady who was thankful for us helping her. One phone call added to my great weekend. So often we only get negative feedback. But one thankful phone call from a grateful patient can make it all worthwhile. Thank you! I loved being a pharmacist this weekend!

Enough of the sentimental stuff.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Im a doctor. Louisville is fun. NAPLEX June 8th, MPJE June 12th. Then more writings from me. It seems like i never have time anymore to do anything.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Alprazolam does not equal omeprazole

To the physicians representative that called in alprazolam 20 mg......this is not the same as omeprazole 20 mg. Thankfully i took the the time to look on the patients profile to verify the patients medications so i knew what i was doing before calling back to verify the script. thank god at least one of us is not a complete moron. And when i call back and speak with you, please do not dismiss it as some simple mistake. I repeated the correct pronounciation three times while one the phone with you, stressing the difference between these medications, yet I still dont think you grasped the concept that these are TWO different medications with TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MOA's. Not even remotely the same strengths. Yet you are allowed to call in these medications with virtually no training. Thankfully the KYBOP requires that a pharmacist or intern take new prescriptions. I just saved you and your doctor's ass. And you arent even thankful. Maybe next time, slow the fuck down when you leave a message and for fuck's sake please learn to say or at least try to correctly sound out the correct letters. There is no fucking way Al-praz-o-lam looks or sounds anything like O-mep-ra-zole.

I had more to this blog about basketball, baseball, graduation, my new job, and my louisvillian status, but it got deleted and I dont feel like typing it again. oh well. check back later.