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  1. I really didn't need the Village People stuck in my head, but here we are. I remember this one! And I know I did at some point in time watch it. I feel like someone was told "your girlfriend is your right hand" and that person took it as spiteful inspiration. You want a weird anime? Look up Sekko Boys.
  2. I am the Scary Dolphin.
  3. Yeah, it's much different than checking with just your own personnel. At our hospital, all of our medical staff are required to check our temperatures three times during our shifts and if there are any temperatures reported 37C/100F that's an automatic minimum of one-week suspension from duty, pending a test. It understandably sucks but taking this seriously on the front lines is necessary. It's been taking its toll on everyone in different ways.
  4. Depends where we set the baseline. Whose to say we aren't already living in a fantasy? Maybe the flow of energy is magic.
  5. If there are surveys in the US, they aren't provided by CDC that I've heard of. That could possibly change, but with the CDC itself suffering for funding like many others, including hospitals (non-emergency surgeries halted + nurses working overtime + overload of patients = budget crisis) it's got to be on the backburner. Anyway, as for the news media, I encourage everyone to turn to independent media outlets. They're usually funded by their viewers directly, rather than big businesses and shareholders, and are therefore obligated to report honestly and don't cater to any corporate interests.
  6. Recoveries are harder to keep track of in the same way unreported cases are. A large majority of cases are sent home to recover, hospitals are saving their beds for only the most serious and high risk cases. If a patient recovers at home, those numbers often go unreported as it would be up to the patient to follow-up, and simply put many don't unless they actually perish. Cases which close in hospitals are recorded no matter the outcome- so baring in mind what I said earlier, this naturally all adds up to having more new deaths to report on. We can safely assume therefore that the trend of recoveries is a greater number than new deaths using statistics, however unreported. I hope that brings some comfort.
  7. Yes. A couple of our RNs in the ED volunteered to relocate all the way to NYC to help them so I've had to pick up extra duties and extra hours to keep up. Thankfully, husband has been working less hours, so he's able to watch the baby more. Things balance out, but I'm still exhausted.
  8. What you do is make prolonged eye contact with them until they become uncomfortable and ask what you want. Then you smile, wink, and walk backward until you disappear mysteriously into the cornfield.
  9. Lol! We have one of those, too.
  10. TIL about Scott Caruthers, a cult leader who convinced his followers that he was alien-Jesus, needed to harvest "positive energy" from young girls, and communicated with the mothership via cats.

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    Hmmmm.

    1. LonelyPoet

      LonelyPoet

      Positive energy...... 

  11. I have a keyboard app on my mobile which is super goofy about autocorrecting. I start to type "could" and it changes it to "xoxo". It evidently decided I meant to say "rape chalk" and I didn't catch it in time. I need to get a new one for sure.
  12. It hasn't reached my area yet, but working on what's effectively our frontline in dealing with it, we've been doing what we can and taking due diligence. There is a worldwide PPE shortage due to this, and with much of the manufacturing of such items coming from China, it's a bit of a concern in the healthcare world. Our site has adopted new temporary guidelines which create a "skeleton minimum" PPE requirement so we aren't using any unnecessary equipment. We also have information posted in our lobbies informing patients/visitors that the masks are only to be used by those presenting cough/sore throat/discharge symptoms in order to cut back on unneccessary waste. Masks are ineffective in preventing sickness in uninfected people, so it's a waste to wear one of you are otherwise healthy. Our EVS staff has been excellent and responds quickly when we need them; they don't hesitate to UV any area which has been exposed to any contamination and it's given us a little peace of mind knowing our facilities are prepared. We have many elderly and/or immunocompromised patients in our care, so we are taking this seriously. My advice to anyone concerned about contracting the virus is to: 1) Wash hands frequently (especially after using toilet or handling money) 2) Use hand sanitizer in addition to hand washing 3) If in public spaces, keep some pocket virucide wipes available (Cavi, Lysol, etc) and use them as a barrier between your hands and anything you might touch such as door handles, public seats, or shopping baskets. There's no need to "stock up" on supplies unless you are severely low and live alone. Have some available in case you find yourself needing to be quarantined at home. This isn't a hurricane or other natural disaster. Practice proper hand hygiene and don't engage in risky behaviour- your chances of being infected will go way down.
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    You may know their names, but how well do you know their titles?
  13. Can I offer a tip? Thieves guild spoilers:
  14. Ive done it. Been doing it since 2014. Aaaay
  15. Wolf's Rain and Wolf Children. Two unrelated anime about wolves that will both totally wreck your heart.
  16. Name: Wedgy Age: 26 Gender: Lady Big or Little Spoon? I'm better described as a jetpack? Kisses? NOOOOOO-- Where: --OOOOOOOOOOOO Acceptable Nicknames: Don't make it weird Video games / movies: Scott Pilgrim, Monty Python, and Mario Party Can We Build a Fort? It'll have artillery cannons that shoot whipped cream and a dungeon jail-kept by little anime plushies Pillow Fight? Yes, if you like losing Pants Required? Excuse me this is a jammies-only affair, PANTS AND SHIRT please! Can I Fall Asleep? Of course you can, but I have a canister of whipped cream and a marker
  17. I'll just use this opportunity to plug this wonderfully insightful video I found on the intertoob. There are 3 videos in this series (so far), one in fact focusing on Minecraft, and I recommend them all if not just for entertainment. As for the anime, I'll probably check it out. I find it hilarious the title of the anime is so absurdly long it couldn't fit in the thread title, though.
  18. Nah, I'm not giving up my ink just to visit a hot spring. There are a few which accept tattoos, and some I think you can notify them ahead of time and they can set up a private room. I respect their culture but I'm won't forsake my own to please anyone. If I can't find any that accept me, I simply don't go. No hard feelings to be had.
  19. Nah, not for me. I'd love to visit, though, just for the experience. I would love to learn to cook some of their foods, go hiking, and visit an onsen if I'm allowed (I'm covered in tattoos, I understand I wouldn't be welcome at many.) I don't think I'd be especially interested in the anime-related things there. It would just be spending money on nicknacks I wouldn't want to keep in the long run. But I agree with Kohloo. Any chance to travel abroad to live and learn another culture is a treat and you should go for it!
  20. Wedgy

    Old real time chat

    That's ok. I might just have an exceptional memory for people and names, even when I didn't see them for long.
  21. Wedgy

    Old real time chat

    Hey, welcome back Teru, I remember you. AF moved platforms sometime late 2017 and with the move the live chat went bye-bye. If you're interested in joining a discord group in the meantime, you can find the link in this thread. Again, nice seeing some old faces back!
  22. I enjoyed it, although it did surprise me with its more somber tone. If you're used to Trevor's usual humorous approach to his stories, it certainly feels different (especially for me in audiobook format in which he himself is narrating). But it was nonetheless a good read and I feel like I took away a lot of perspective about racial prejudices in S. Africa, with and without the context of the apartheid. There was a lot in there about his mother and everything she had to do to raise him against all the odds stacked against her. That part I loved. You really walk away from it with a healthy respect for her. Overall, it was a great book and I would recommend it.
  23. Ahh yeah I can see that now! And I do understand where you're coming from. There is a thing as too big, and it's overwhelming.

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