The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
Old English (Anglo-Saxon):
Eft he axode, hu ðære ðeode nama wære þe hi of comon. Him wæs geandwyrd, þæt hi Angle genemnode wæron. Þa cwæð he, "Rihtlice hi sind Angle gehatene, for ðan ðe hi engla wlite habbað, and swilcum gedafenað þæt hi on heofonum engla geferan beon."
In þat lond ben trees þat beren wolle, as þogh it were of scheep; whereof men maken clothes, and all þing þat may ben made of wolle. In þat contree ben many ipotaynes, þat dwellen som tyme in the water, and somtyme on the lond: and þei ben half man and half hors, as I haue seyd before; and þei eten men, whan þei may take hem.
Early Modern English:
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she Be not her maid, since she is envious; Her vestal livery is but sick and green And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. It is my lady, O, it is my love!
Moving forward using all my breath. Making love to you was never second best. I saw the world crashing all around your face, never really knowing it was always mesh and lace. I'll stop the world and melt with you. You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time. There's nothing you and I won't do. I'll stop the world and melt with you.
As a fairly new nurse (16 months), I’m curious what it is you look for in a nurse who works for/with you. What qualities and personality traits do you like to work with? I realize this doesn’t exactly follow the pre-med vibe of your blog, but I thought, “who better to answer this than Dr Cranquis?” Thanks very much for all you do!
Ooh, I have a VIBE! Well I love your question, and thanks for giving me the honor of expounding on Dr. Cranquis’ Mental Checklist for Awesome Nurses that I Like to Work With. (This list assumes the prerequisites of: a standard amount of training, the ability to speak understandable English, and acceptable levels of personal hygiene.)
Must have a sense of humor, and the more warped the better — BUT must also be able to shut that humor off at the drop of a glove when an emergency arises.
Must have a fluffy compassionate outside — wrapped around a crunchy tough-love center that doesn’t let patients get away with crap.
Must have an ever-expanding storehouse of clinical knowledge based on experience — BUT must be willing to modify or change his/her behaviors when presented with new data.
Must be able to tolerate gross or awkward procedures/conditions/patients — OR be able to gracefully arrange for another nurse to handle it without just “disappearing” when work needs to be done.
Must be able to listen to the doctor’s rambling story or pun-filled joke with minimal eye-rolling. Must be able to look at the doctor’s latest cute pictures of Baby Cranquis with appropriate “ooh’s” and “ahhh’s” and “oh he looks so handsome just like you’s”.
Must be curious about things “outside the scope” of nursing. I love when my nurses ask me how to interpret an xray or ask to hear the pneumonia.
Must have a good sense of self-esteem. I always feel awkward working around nurses who are timid and think that any un-positive comment is a direct attack on their person.
Must be able to provide and receive feedback well. Everyone needs to be given feedback on their performance, doctors and nurses — and sometimes a nurse is the best person to point out something that the doctor could improve, in order to improve care and patient safety.
Must never EVER make a complaint or a grumble within hearing-range of a patient. I am whole-heartedly in favor of back-hallway eye-rolling, blowing off steam and complaining about the latest stupidiot to stagger through our clinic — but patients must never feel those sentiments. All patient care must be professional and equal, regardless of the patient’s lack of functioning brain cells, survival instincts, or morality.
Good luck with your career! And thanks for reading. :)
Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation. Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.