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Steph
11 July 2011 @ 03:04 pm

I work in the medical profession and am around DSM and ICD9 diagnostic codes & phrases a lot. I just ran across one that always makes me laugh:

"Accident caused by knives, swords, and daggers"

It's like they came up with this one a few centuries ago and forgot to update it.

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Steph
25 September 2009 @ 08:49 am
The Vin Bin is a wine store in Marlborough (which is near Mosaic) that dervishspin turned me onto a few months ago.  They've also got great cheeses.  I've been impressed with their careful selections and prices.

They're having a big wine tasting event and 20% off sale* this Saturday afternoon.  It appears that there's no entrance fee either!   I'm hoping to go for at least a little while and thought some of you on my friendslist, who also enjoy wine and especially good wine, might be interested.  So here's your headsup!



*They normally give a 20% discount to a purchase of 24+ bottles.  They're giving the 20% discount to a purchase of 12+ bottles this weekend.



 
 
Steph
11 September 2009 @ 08:44 pm
I made a simple but delicious dinner last night:

Fresh mozzerella (from Vt) & local tomatoes with sweet red basil from the backporch, drizzled with olive oil and aged balsamic.

Garlic and spicy sauteed green beans (I cheated here and purchased this from the prepared foods section of WF).

Wild mushroom cous cous.

Pan seared sea scallops (prepared by me) with a garlic/butter/white wine reduction (prepared by Ryan).

Paired with a Frech red wine (Ryan will have to detail this, I can never remember) and topped off with some after-dinner congac.

It was my first time making seared scallops and it was EASY, fast, and OH SO YUMMY.  Highly recommended.
 
 
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Steph
14 August 2009 @ 10:40 pm
Had a SUPER fantastic time at the Bolton Fair with the boys tonight.  I love that we can enjoy doing things TOGETHER now. 

Riding the Pirate Ship and screaming our heads off together?  Priceless!

eta: Hmm, that somehow didn't come out right. Of course I've always enjoyed doing things together with the boys - but this was somehow a different kind of "together". 
 
 
Steph
05 August 2009 @ 09:12 pm

Poll #1440280 Tooth Fairy

How much does the Tooth Fairy pay at your house?

$0.25
2(11.8%)
$0.50
0(0.0%)
$1
6(35.3%)
$2-5
7(41.2%)
More than $5
0(0.0%)
A modest toy
0(0.0%)
Pokemon/Bakugon
1(5.9%)
We don't do the Tooth Fairy thing
1(5.9%)

Does she pay a premium for teeth that were difficult and/or painful to come out?

Nope, a tooth is a tooth
10(71.4%)
Definitely!
4(28.6%)

 
 
 
Steph
27 July 2009 @ 06:33 pm
I purchased my upper Ikea cabinets today!  And a built-in microwave/fan/hood!   I'm SO excited!

(These are the cabinets I got - Adel Medium Brown, but not the glass doors and not configured like this.)

Adel

(Well, I actually only purchased about 3/4 of my cabinets - the last 3 pieces will have to wait another month or two.)

Now to begin the assembly and installation. 


 
 
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Steph
24 July 2009 @ 10:36 am

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Steph
16 July 2009 @ 12:48 pm

Client's family member to me, "Have you ever seen the movie Misery? That's what it's like in that home."

Some days my job gets not-so-routine.

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Steph
06 July 2009 @ 08:24 am
Phone rings, waking me up. I answer instinctively but foggily.

"Hello?" 
I am met with a loud voice of a man with a heavy middle-eastern accent. "HELLO I EM OUTSIDE ATA THE CORNER VAITING. I EM ATA THE CORNER OF DAY STREET. YOU COME MEETA ME."

My brain is not computing. "What?"
"I EM ATA THE CORNER OF DAY ANDA UH CHESTER STREET. YOU COME UH MEETA ME."

This makes no sense. I don't live near the corner of any street, much less one called Day Street, and I don't recall having to meet anyone today.  I briefly wonder if I've overslept and forgotten about a client meeting, but then I realize that the call came into my personal cellphone, not my work phone.  I'm even more confused.

"Why would I come outside and meet you?! I don't know who you are or why you are here to meet me!"

"YOU LIVE AT UH ONE TWEENTY FOURA CHESTER STREET? I AM AT CORNER OF DAY AND CHESTER STREET."

"What city are you in?"

"YOU MEETA ME AT CORNER."

"What CITY, what TOWN are you currently in?"

"I AM INA SOAM-AIR-VILLE."

The light dawns.  He's at the corner of Day and CHESTNUT Streets and I just woke up enough to realize that he's a cabbie and based on the time of day, he's waiting for RYAN (to take him to the airport)! 

"Oh!  You are calling for my boyfriend.  Just a moment. I'll call him for you and he'll be right out."

I call Ryan, tell him his cab is at the corner of Day and Chestnut.  He's equally befuddled why they called me but has no time to figure it out right then so runs off to catch his cab.  It turns out the cab company had my phone number on file with his address and somehow managed to give the cabbie MY number instead of Ryan's even though I know Ryan gave them his cell when he called last night to schedule the pick-up.

Wow was that a weird wake-up call! 
 
 
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Steph
10 June 2009 @ 08:37 am
I think I've made a few references to job hunting here and on facebook, but I thought it might help to make an official announcement and request for networking help:

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I am a "Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker" (LICSW) with a background that includes working with addiction, chronic mental illness, poverty, and trauma.  I've done groups, individual psychotherapy, brief family therapy, discharge planning, and case management/community referral.

I've worked in general medical settings (Brigham and Women's Hospital), inpatient psychiatric settings, "28 day" addiction treatment settings, and general case management including home outreach.  I've also supervised interns and new clinicians. 

As an aside, I'm also experienced at medical information system implementation and optimization (McKesson), as well as training clinicians (who are typically very computer-shy/illiterate) on how to use these systems.

I'm looking for work in the Worcester area (Worcester, Marlboro, Hudson... would be willing to go as far east as Framingham/Natick, as far south as Franklin, and as far north as Fitchburg) but will consider a remote work-from-home type situation with some minimal travel. 

I'm not looking for a home-based therapy situation again, and I'm most interested in working with adults - not pediatrics or geriatrics.

I'm most interested in getting away from straight case management and back into more complex clinical work - i.e. outpatient psychotherapy.  I'd love a position that includes a supervisory role, specifically training interns.   Alternately, I'm open to a more technical type career path that utilizes my clinical background - such as a position at McKesson or other health care related IT company. 

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I know most of you aren't in my field, but you never know what will come from networking and putting things out there!  Please let me know if you're aware of anything that might possibly be a good fit for me (and them)!  Feel free to pass along the meat of this post to folks you think would be helpful.

Thanks!!