RainbowFire - Journal Entries

July 2021

Mon Jul 19:

I got my vaccine today – Moderna. This one hurt like “what the hell. Am I about to meet my maker?” Compared to, “oh. You’re done already.” for Pfizer. Did I ever tell you I like how the word Pfizer looks – so much so that I wish my name had a PFZ in it. Pfzantha – oooh I like that! My arm kills but so far otherwise ok.

The guy calls my name and we head into the room, he’s asking me a bunch of questions that I already answered on the stupid form and all I’m focused on is his name tag:

First Name Last Name
Pharmacy Assistant

WTF! Wait …

“Are you the one giving me my vaccine?”

“Yes”

“But you’re a pharmacy assistant.”

“Pharmacy assistant intern” he says, like that’s supposed to make me feel better.

“The last time I had a nurse.”

“There aren’t any nurses here, when was that?”

“June first. Well she could have been a pharmacy assistant intern but I didn’t know that.” I busted out laughing and add, “I’m nervous …”

“… This isn’t the first time you’re giving a vaccine is it?”

“No. I’ve probably given out more vaccines than the pharmacist.” Are those people still alive!

Then comes the vaccine … You son of bitch.

“Whoa. That hurt way more than the last time. The needle felt different.”

“I don’t know if the needle is diff …”

“It’s ok you don’t have to respond. I was talking to myself out loud.” He chuckles and tells me to hang around for 10 minutes.

Fuck you! I bet that shit would have felt better if you were a nurse! Fuckin’ pharmacy assistant intern!

Anyyay! Me did it! Me did it! Tomorrow I’m supposed to go for physio … she told me to call around 10 am and let her know if I am going to make it.

That was all the event I had for the day. Except …

Ta-dant-ta-da …

I now have a digital copy of the PMBOK 7 in my posession! Hip hip!

Sam

Repetition doesn’t make a statement true, but it does make it believable. Repetition is an effective way of learning because it hammers information into our memories. Even a false statement, repeated often, can be perceived as true. The mere exposure effect is why advertisements are often effective in changing beliefs and attitudes about products and brands, and is a major reason for repetition in advertising.

Repetition effect – increasing the likelihood of remembering something that is repeated often enough

Illusory truth effect – increasing the likelihood of believing false information after multiple exposure

Mere exposure effect – inclination to become more accepting of that to which one is repeatedly exposed

Thing # 58 of 101 Things I Learned in Business School
Trying to get comfortable with simple before shit gets complicated – I love how a few lines can convey a message (I’ll never get over that 🙂 )
Dee: Mom! Remember not to drink!
Me: I already did.
Dee: When! 
Me: Ahhhhh
Dee: It doesn't matter, just don't drink anymore!

Sleep all cozy n shit, like a turducken (a chicken wrapped in a duck wrapped in a turkey). Hmmm turducken sleeping is good for winter time or I guess you could be the turkey instead of the duck or the chicken – it’s hot here so sleeping like a naked mole rat would be better.

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