Tuesday, September 30, 2008
this morning on my way to work i saw a grade school friend. as i saw her get on the bus i was wondering if i should talk to her. she hadn't seen me yet so if i wanted i could have totally ignored her. i opted not to. I've known this girl since we were in 7th grade then we went to high school together. we haven't seen each other in over 15 years!! she still remembered me...last name and shiii. she asked me the usual questions, are you married? do you have any kids? where do you work? you still leave the hood ha? I TOTALLY HATE THESE QUESTIONS!!!! i only hate being asked these question from grade and high school friends though. i don't know why but that just annoys the crap out of me!!! anybody else can ask me this but when it's someone that i haven't seen in years it just makes me feel like they are asking to see who is doing better. does that make sense? anyway, once we got past that it was better. we mostly talked about her kids...beautiful kids by the way. i'm glad i got her attention.
Posted by sonrisa morena at 11:08 AM
Monday, September 29, 2008
talk about chicago weather!!! i'm all into reading my patients notes...okay i was also really reading Joel's blog about his freaky co-worker when i look out the window. its sunny now!!! it was gloomy and pouring just a few minutes ago!! totally works out for me because i need to go to the store after work. anywho, no point no moral just thought i would share this with you.
Posted by sonrisa morena at 2:17 PM
Friday, September 26, 2008
a couple of months ago i was waiting for the bus on Grand and Homan. I was minding my own business listening to my i-pod. The bus was taking forever to get there...about 45 minutes...but i didn't mind because i had extra time to kill and the weather was perfect. not too hot on this particular day. there was another person waiting for the bus and he was getting very very impatient. walking back and forth to see if the bus was coming. about 20 minutes of waiting, i noticed a girl with skin tight jeans and a wife beater shirt that was cut off to her belly button. young pretty girl but had that look of "i only fuck for money"on her face. she walked over to me asking for a light. "sorry, don't have one". she then walked over to the guy that was also waiting for the bus. she, however, walked very seductively towards him. gave him the "i know you want some of this" look. He smiled and says "don't smoke honey" before she even asked him. he then proceeded to go the middle of the street to see if the bus was coming. it was obvious to the girl that she was being challenged. she walked away, again very seductively, to a store that was near by. she kept looking back at the guy with the "i know you want me asshole!!" look on her face. she came back smoking her cigarette. walked towards the guy. she is now facing the guy, drops the cigarette, looks at him, swings her booty towards him and bends down to pick it up. starts walking away barely touching his arm with hers and continues walking. I'm thinking "this guy ain't pursuing you because he ain't got money!!!" sure enough the guys starts talking to me. he just got out of jail for beating up his brother and he was on his way to see his parole officer. no wonder hewas sooo impatient. he was going to get his ass locked if that bus didn't come soon!!
Posted by sonrisa morena at 2:34 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
i'm in my new office listening to Patti LaBelle's "somebody loves you" song and have decided that i want to blog. I still don't know what i'm doing with my life but so far i've started a new job. I'm a Patient Navigator/Research Assistant at the Oncology Clinic at UIC (University of Illinois) hospital. I work with newly diagnosed breast and cervical cancer patients. I meet with patients and try to assist them as much as i can through the whole process. i mostly do alot counseling and have the patient cry on my shoulder...this is the patient navigator part of the job. The research assistant part of the job is way more difficult i believe. mostly because i have to find a way to ask newly diagnosed patients a total of about 60 questions regarding their experience with the health care system in the past. REALLY?!?!?!? these women just found out they have cancer!!!! they don't want to answer questions about the health care system!!! I usually try my best to listen to them on their first visit. I explain to them what my role is and then tell them that i will be looking for them in a few weeks when they come back for radiation and/or chemotherapy to ask them some questions. i'm trying not to get too involved with these patients but i must admit that on my ride home i think about them. about the "WHY ME?" question they all seem to ask. my new boss is pushing me to go to the school of public health to get my master's. she thinks i have it in me to be a great researcher and with a master's she can get me to work with her on future projects. so far she has been GREAT!! but like i said before i still feel lost...i hope this is just a phase i'm going through and if it is i wanted to be over soon!!
Posted by sonrisa morena at 11:25 AM