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.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

They terk our jerbs

UK has no basketball coach.

I have moved out of the sweetspire residence.

One day of rotations left.

Tomorrow night i will be a fulltime Louisvillian.

Im 27 years old as of today.

I cannot wait to get paid to work..which starts wednesday.

The bear essentials according to Randy Marsh is water, bread, and margaritas.

Last night was a blast and there are large chunks of it I do not remember, which brings me to the next subject. Never drink heavily the night before you have to move out of a house. It is miserable. I think i almost puked 100 times.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

South have done it again.

Cartman: I told him the womans mouth is the most germ ridden place. Statistically speaking its the most unsafe place for a man to put his penis

Butters: What is a purity ring?
Its a ring that says he wont have sex...
Butters: Isnt that what a wedding ring is for?

At least there was a cameo by mickey mouse......

Mickey Mouse to the Jonas Brothers: You have to wear purity rings so we can sale sex to little girls.

MM to JB: Get the fuck up. haha. Now get out there and make me some goddamn money. haha

Reporter: What do you say you want the jonas brothers to douse you with their white foam? Do you like taking the JB hot foam on your faces girls?

I love south park and there is nothing you can do about it.

Oh well...they tried.

My high school played in the regional finals for the first time ever....unfortunately they were greeted by the #1 team in the state. Gave a valiant effort, but lost by 22. Good work guys. Im proud that you made it that far. Made me pround of my high school for the first time since I have graduated.

Secondly, I cannot wait until I get paid to work and put up with the shit I have to put up with on a daily basis. Since when is it my fault that your doctor didnt sign a control prescription....actually the gentleman was very nice about it and so was the just so happened that I received this prescription in the middle of three phone calls that were all people asking me to break the law so that "I dont have to wait for you all to fill my prescriptions." No you cannot fax me your prescription so that I can have it ready for you. That is illegal...I do it for you once and you expect it every time and then you are asking for me to fill a faxed control or something else that is waaaay illegal. If you want me to fill it quicker....have your doctor fax it, so you wont have to drop it off. really though..its not that fucking hard...take some responsibility for your own health care.

On that note.....if you have a discount card from a drug manufactuer and it requires you to activate it before filling the prescription.......please take 2 minutes and activate it. Its not the pharmacy tech, intern, or pharmacists duty to activate it for you after we have tried to fill it and it was rejected, then you tell us that you havent activated it. Guess what...we are nice and love our patients, so we will take the time to activate it for you (esp if you are old and we like you/havent had problems with you before), but we would really prefer that you would do it at home. It makes us not like you. lol..not really, but it is frustrating that the patient wont take their time(or take responsibility) to save themselves money, but expect us to do it and then get mad when it takes longer than usual to fill their prescription.

Lisa Lampenelli is NOT funny. She is racist, but she thinks its ok because she dates black men. I think she is a fat cunt.

Two more phones calls about oxycodone IR 30 mg Rxs from Florida today....and those were just the calls that I answered.

Feb has 28 days..therefore if you filled your controlled substance on Feb 9, it is not due on March 6, 7 or 8. Not even on March 9, esp if your doctor writes must last 30 days on the prescription. This medication is considered controlled for a that it is controlled and not just given out all willy nilly like.

Yes...i just said Willy Nilly...

Im starting to feel old.....I have plans to go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond tomorrow to buy a wine bar and a doormat.....and am talking to a wonderful artist about creating some art for my townhouse. Last week I spent 30 minutes in JCPennys picking out a comforter and sheets. Plan on going shopping for some furniture and golf type pictures for my living room. (im themeing rooms in my townhouse for some gay fucking reason) I am also strongly considering buying valances and curtains for my bedroom...what has happened to me. I never thought about this type of shit a year. The butterfly is officially dead (for those who know me, then you are probably laughing at the thought of the butterfly)

The velociraptor will however never be extinct.

If you told me that two kentucky schools would be locked in for the NCAA tournament, I would have never said Morehead State and Louisville. (Before you UofL supporters get mad, it would have been UK and UofL as my top two)

I slowly feel myself growing up and brain just doesnt work the way it used to, which is most def a good thing.

Thats all for now.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Last rotation ever.

3 weeks and im completely done with school.

I am asked on a daily basis at least 4 times if we stock Oxycodone 30mg IR in quantities of 180, 210, and 240. And oddly enough all of the prescriptions are from florida. Im no rocket surgeon, but I would assume something is going on here.

Im currently watching The Mask...Cameron Diaz has a smoking hot body.....SMOKIN!

If everything goes according to plan, Im going to be a doctor of pharmacy in 2 months and a real life pharmacist in a little over 3 months. However, I will probably only refer to myself as doctor tucker when im trying to impresses the ladies.

I love my new townhouse in the Ville. I think im going to enjoy living there...especially the living on a golf course part.

I hate moving and its taking all month, but its gonna be worth it.

Thats all for now. thought i would post since I hadnt in a while. Ill have some funny shit sometime.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Random Thoughts

Finally getting the hang of med recs. but still no way I would want to make a career out of it.

Going skiiing this weekend...heres to hoping I dont break my leg(s).

Sarah Silverman is annoying.

Im tired of hearing all about the celebrities and everytime they take a dump or pop out another child. Worthless. No wonder our society is a waste, when we think shit like this is important. Who cares.

Poor Michael Phelps. Dont let people take pictures of you smoking pot. geez. The big story on the Monday morning show was how noone is making a big deal about this. Then guess what?! All of a sudden it became a big deal. So what....he is a college kid, who just so happens to be the best swimmer ever. Let the kid enjoy himself a little. The people pointing fingers where probably the same ones who smoked and drank their way through those tough college communications classes. What is your great contribution to society other than busting this kids balls? Good job. You can look pretty and read a script. Congrats. You know who else can read? Me. My 8 year old niece, and Im pretty sure my 3 year old niece can read a few words. lol. Michael f-ing Phelps won a million gold medals at the summer olympics. I cheered him on every night, just like everyone else in America. Give the kid a break. He was just the posterchild for the great ole USA for 2 weeks...thats a lot of pressure. A little toke isnt gonna hurt him.

I really like cartoons like Family Guy, South Park, King of the Hill...and there is nothing you can do about it.

I have a bottle of really good bourbon that I cant wait to enjoy this weekend.

Facial Hair February is in full effect.

1 month, 3 weeks and 1 day until Im finished with rotations.

Vegas is 2 months.

Thats all for now.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Random Thoughts

So I havent had very many random/funny thoughts lately. Could be that I was snowed in basically all week and every trip to the gym/rotation/anywhere was practically taking my life in my own hands. It was scary out there sometimes. Which brings me to my first bitch fit of the night.....people who cannot drive on snow, should not drive on snow. Most of my almost wrecks always involved the stupidness of another careless driver. Thank you guy in the van who sharply hit his breaks on my street going down the hill. Thank you women in the SUV driving 2.1 mph, so that I couldnt get a good run up the hill to get out of my subdivision. And finally thanks to you mr truck owner who didnt bother to move his truck all week as it sat practically in the middle of the road on my street.

UK sucks again. Cant guard. Cant shoot. Cant rebound. So i guess we are the Cant Cats. I yearn for the days of the unforgettables, unbeatables, and the comeback cats.

However, I never boo my Cats, no matter how bad they are playing. Boo the coach, boo the athletic director, hell boo President Todd, but please do not boo a bunch of 18-22 years playing a game. They dont turn the ball over on purpose, dont miss shots on purpose, etc. And they dont get paid to play this game. This def doesnt help them win games or improve their playing. If you wanna boo athletes, go to Cincy. There are two teams who get paid to play ball and will give you plenty to boo about. (see Bengals 4-12 and the Reds who havent had a winning season in 9+ years).

I hate snow and ice and cold and snow, but refuse to move out of kentucky. Go figure.

I dont have anything really funny to say tonight. Just wanted to do some bitching. However, in two months Ill be headed to Vegas so at least I have that to look forward to.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Random Thoughts

Its been almost 12 hours since Obama was inagurated.......the troops are still in Iraq, the Dow dropped again today, and I still dont have free health care. I know 12 hours isnt much time, but damn...should have at least one of these problems solved by now. lol.

But on a serious note, as I said in yesterday's post its gonna take some time for all these changes. Ive never been an Obama supporter, but I do support whoever is leading my country. I hope he achieves all the goals he has set and hope he has great success. If he succeeds, then the country succeeds.

Further prove of the stupidiness of the general public (and also reasons why competent pharmacists/nurses/doctors/health care professionals are desperately needed):
Today a patient comes into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for doxycycline. After completing the sale I tried to counsel her on the medication. I say tried, because I dont think she ever heard what I was saying. The conversation is as follows (slightly paraphrased.)

Concerned intern: Ma'am you dont want to take this with milk.....

Patient who didnt care what I was saying: I always take this with milk.

Concerned intern: Yes, but you shouldnt take this with milk because....

Patient who is wasting their money who interrupts the concerned intern: Yes I always take this with milk.

Apathetic Intern: Ok...have a good night.

Ladies and gentleman...why the general public cannot take care of themselves.

On the bright side, I got a ticket to the basketball game tomorrow night. I always get cold chills when I walk into Rupp. Best place in America ever.

First spring training game for the Reds is in 36 days. Opening day in 45 days. Vegas in 47 days.

My last random thought for the night....Bret Michaels is a genius. He is currently in the third season trying to find his "Rock of Love". Or as I see it...sexing up as many crazy, slutty, insecure stripper/pornstar-looking girls without having to put in the effort of dating/swooning/spending time and money/etc. He doesnt even have to act like he likes them and they throw themselves at him and claim to be madly in love. And by love I actually mean wanting him to caddle prode their oyster ditch with his lap rocket (thanks bloodhound gang). Did I mention they are all slutty and stripper hot?! Honestly, some of them looks like they would be sticky if you touched them. I salute Bret Michaels. Pure genius.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New News

So Im going to Vegas in April. Im guessing that when I get back Ill take off the rest of the year because Ill be a super millionaire.

Im suprised that UK wasnt ranked after last week. But maybe that will just motivate the team to play harder this week to prove they deserve the national recognition.

So appearantly tomorrow begins the most wonderful time ever in our American history. Im not buying that there will be this big "change", but I do know that something good needs to happen to get the world turned around. There is a lot more wrong out there than just the economy and other topics constantly in the media. And its gonna take a lot more than just one man in the White House to fix.

I never got out of school when I was younger for it "being too cold." If parents had enough sense to properly dress their kids then there wouldnt be a need for a missed day of school. Every day when I drive to work/rotations I see kids waiting for the bus barely wearing a jacket. Some kid even had on shorts last week. They either have no common sense or their parents dont have any sense. Either way there is a disconnect here. However if you ask the parents its someone elses fault that their kid is a dumbass. Lil junior shouldnt be responsible for taking care of himself. The teachers/principals of the school systems should be teaching the kids how to take care of themselves. Bullshit. Quit being lazy and teach your kids how to care for themselves.

Thats enough for now. Hopefully Ill be able to write more this week. It is a lot harder than I thought to come up with something that I would hope someone else would like to read.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Random Thoughts

I witnessed awesome last night. Meeeeeeks.

Ive decided to go to work with a positive seems to make everything go a lot better even when I know it sucks sometimes.

This is the first year I actually wrote my resolutions out on paper....I may post them later cause some are funny.

This blog will be better once I graduate so I can share a greater variety of stories and information.

I hate the media and then sensationalism of stories that really arent that important.

I am very opionionated and look forward to sharing my thoughts.

I think retail pharmacists are eventually going to have to stand up for themselves or they will soon be wearing visors and headsets (see McDonald's).

Im doing a good job eating decent and working out. My weekend habits ruins all my progress.

Im excited about Louisville.

More later.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Welcome to 2009!

Thought I would start a blog cause all the cool kids are doing it. This will be a little place for me to share my thoughts and feelings on all the things I love (bourbon, sports, world events, pharmacy, etc) and hate (bourbon, sports, world events, pharmacy, etc). I will also share stories and adventures as I finish up my education and enter the workforce. Maybe share some insight into current events, past stories, and general going ons in my life. Hopefully you will find this blog amusing, funny, sad, and just damn good entertainment.