I Am Clever

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A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...


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Day One Hundred Thirty-Nine (First Aid, Day 2/Travel Day)
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I'd also forgotten how gross First Aid can be.  We covered emergency childbirth (yesterday), wounds, bleeding, and amputations.  Ugh.  Nastiest things on the planet, and exactly why I was a Music major, and not anything medical-related.

Kinda depressed to be going home already; not gonna lie.  I wish I didn't have to leave all the cool people I've met behind. :(  On the plus side, I'll (hopefully) get to see some of them this summer (at least 3 will be working out of CFB Comox), and there might be a potential semi-reunion for the 14(/40) of us who couldn't stay for OTC.

This has been a really informative and awesome 11 days, and I'm sad that it's over.  Oh well.  Onward and upward!

Memorable/amusing (at least to me) quotes:

"Overwatch your cadets."

"You tell the dispatcher what's happened, and they'll figure out that you need an ambulance, and send you a firetruck."

"Tell [the casualty] the truth, but don't be all "Ooh, that's bad... yeah, you probably won't survive."

"How can you tell from looking at me that I have a pulse?  What can you tell, besides the fact that I'm ridiculously good-looking?"

"Make sure to talk to still talk to/explain what you're doing to unconscious casualties.  They can still hear you."
"Noted.  John, I'm taking your wallet..."
"And all your jewelry..."
"It's the ambulance fee!"

"If I was injured, I wouldn't be all "HELP HELP HELP" [like they do in the instructional vids].  I'd be all MOTHERF****R!  I've cut off my F***ING FINGER!  It hurts like a B***H!"

"If it ain't raining, it ain't training."

"You need to frolic through the fields of daisies!"

"Scoochie scooch!" [Ed. note: One of our instructors actually said this several times.  Irony was that he said it right after saying we were "all responsible adults, here".]

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