I haven't been blogging all that much, still waiting for the rally to prove itself. If you read Investors Business Daily as I do, you might agree with their assessment that we are already in a rally, but I've been doubtful and sitting on the sidelines. I'm waiting for there to be more true volume on up days (and the last one was a triple-witching day).
I'm doing something right now that I don't usually do - writing a blog post on my Blackberry. I have been amazed at the dramatic reaction by Blackberry users to the recent service outage. So many bb folks took the timing of the outage - it happened on the same day the iPhone5 came out - to switch to iPhones. I didn't really notice a huge outage. I still had email and could make calls on my phone, and if I missed out on any emails or texts, I never even noticed. I'm still not ready to jump on the iPhone bandwagon. I really like my bb's qwerty keyboard, how it handles contacts, and how I can set only specific calls to ring through, so I'm still a hardcore Crackberry addict for now.
I've helped our hospital set themselves up on Twitter and they'll start tweeting staffing needs this week. It's all good, and is something I do plan on putting on my resume. We'll see if it helps improve our staffing. I'm worried because we already have short staffed days, and we're not into winter yet.
Our hospital is changing our insurance coverage as of January 1st. I've been pouring through the documentation, figuring out how much more we'll have to spend on prescription drugs. Come to find our we are on quite a few "Tier 3" drugs, and if I'm reading things right, our prescriptions are going to cost an additional 500 bucks a month. Gods I hope I'm missing something.
Lastly, I've been reading Roger Ebert's memoir, "Life Itself: a Memoir. I find his story about his ongoing battle against cancer to be so brave. Multiple surgeries have left him without a lower jaw, which has left him voiceless and dependent on tube feedings for nutrition. One of the very rare Kindle ebooks I bought at full price.
The picture is of Jazzy, napping with me while I read my kindle...