I started writing this in late April and finished it over the weekend. One of those things I wish I didn’t feel the need to write. My Instagram is where my poetry generally shows up, hence the tag.

Hi everyone I’m down in the redwoods again I will picrew when I get back in the meantime look at this log

PDX: way to possibly access COVID-19 vaccine 

Passing this along from a local street medic group: signing up as a Red Cross volunteer allows you to get on their waitlist for the vaccine. I know of people who’ve registered and put themselves on the waitlist last week and got notified this week that spots became available. So this isn’t a guarantee, more of a wait and see.

volunteerconnection.redcross.o

Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

Someone made the nurses at one of the Covid-heavy hospitals custom stickers. This is the kind of thing that if they put it in a movie I’d be like “that seems a bit much”

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

I got my first dose of the vaccine on 12/31 (it knocked me on my ass, it was like Baby Covid).

PPE shortages continue and it’s starting to take a toll on everyone at work, as seen in the tone of the bathroom graffiti.

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Cat ec 

While attempting to prepare the recycling, I discovered a rare Wild Oliver

Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

Haven’t updated in a while because I at long last got Covid. (I’m fine now.)

This gas station keeps their bathroom keys in a bucket of food grade sanitizer and fishes them out with tongs. I asked if they were going to keep using it after the pandemic. “Everyone asks that, and I’ve asked the boss if we can. I like it.”

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic - wildfire edition 

Also, the kN95 masks have extremely aggressive elastic loops, and after about 60 seconds your ears start to hurt. The “solution” is to rip the ear loops off a surgical mask and staple them to your kN95.

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I did it, I finally found another example in the wild of the soap dispenser that prompted this thread in the first place!

I have MANY questions. The branding. The “flavor” (??) choice. Even the color tbh. I can’t show you in a photo but it smells almost exactly like that raspberry body mist B&BW sells that all my friends who stripped in college used because they said it made men tip more.

This is a lot for a hand soap.

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

This shit is getting weirdly normal (at a Starbucks, obvs)

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I have nothing of substance to say today, here is a photo of our cat who sleeps like a dog instead.

The less common push-dispense kind (this one is called Endure...bleak)

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

I promise to never make fun of videogame graffiti ever again. (Well...I will continue to mock its placement on buildings since it’s so rarely at arm-level, but the superliminal messages...I was wrong to doubt.)

Also the billboard looks like a compressed jpeg file because it’s digital 🤷‍♂️

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You know it’s a fancy place when their soap dispenser is ~branded

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Update on this critical situaton: Sushi is still at the shelter, still unbearably small and soft and precious.

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