Hoi Polloi

I’m here with the masses at the Indianapolis Library.. the main branch downtown. At 10 minutes to 1pm it’s like a mad house on the front steps… literally there are a few hundred people crowding in trying to be the first to get into the building when the clock chimes one o’clock. I know, I know… I need to get my Internet access hooked up…. I get an hour of time today on the computer… hopefully, during this time today I’ll find an Internet access deal that will suit me.

Scott wanted an update… I’m glad there is ONE person in Internet land who still is semi-interested in my life! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I finished my first week of night shift last Friday morning. I go back tonight for 12 hours and then I’m off until next Friday night. Night shift is pretty interesting… I was worried that I would get tired and not be as sharp. Fortunately, my floor/unit is totally, utterly busy 24/7. Last Wed night I didn’t sit down (yes… SIT DOWN) until 1am.

The patients are interesting… the work is stimulating. I’m learning a lot. I’m learning that I don’t want to be a floor nurse for any great length of time…because, frankly it’s hard on your body. I hope to get off night shift in 6 months…but, that isn’t looking too realistic… most people are on nights here for almost 2 years before a day position comes up. The one saving grace about night shifts… I’m making almost $40/hr on weekend nights.

I still haven’t really met anyone that I would call a friend yet… I’ve met a lot of people, but as ofย  yet… I haven’t gone out with any of those people yet. I’m thinking of taking a class… Indy has a big language institute here… I’m thinking of signing up for conversational French (I know… French will definitely come in handy in the middle of Indiana). ๐Ÿ˜‰

My hospital sells Colts tickets…. I might actually spring for a game.ย  The cheap seats at Lucas Oil are $74 cash….ย  It would be fun to go to one game to see Peyton in action.

Nothing else totally exciting to report. My place is getting together… I got all my furniture from Costco a few weeks ago… bought a desk from IKEA when I was home last w/e in Chicago. It’s all very exciting stuff… NOT! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Ta-ta for now.


4 responses to “Hoi Polloi

  1. My sister loves night shift, but then she was always a night owl. I’m really interesting in your life — my life is just so distracting at the moment.

  2. I have the entire Night Shift Nurse collection on DVD : )

  3. your life is much more interesting than mine at this present moment ๐Ÿ™‚ share away

  4. Hey we do like updates, just don’t always look everyday. We do read your life, pretty interesting reading about life in a culture on the other side of the world where seasons are backwards and you all drive on the wrong side of the road. Your Oz Readership.

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