Monday, December 29, 2008

Now departing from gate C-13

I tried to think of a clever way to say goodbye, but I can't come up with one.

When I started out, it was a lot of fun.

Now it's more like work.

And work sucks.

So I'm going to make like a shepherd and get the flock outta here.

In the words of Dr. Seuss: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Monkey Girl, thanks for the good times. My loving wife has been an ER nurse for 25 years, the last 20 were nights. I know the stress nurses work under. thanks for posting what you did. I appreciate you:)

Anonymous said...

Big smile from ear to ear. Thanks for the laughs. All the best.
CardioNP

Anonymous said...

A thousand thanks for a million laughs...
cvicugirl

shrtstormtrooper said...

Monkeygirl, you inspired me to start blogging. And I appreciate everything you do. Thanks for all the laughs!

Epijunky said...

I'm laughing. Because your blog was one of the first that I read. And I'll miss your posts, but when posting turns into something that rivals work, it's time to quit. Or at least take a nice long breather.

Take care. We'll be here if you come back.

Epijunky said...

Should have read smiling. Not laughing.

It's past my bedtime. That's what I get for commenting this late.

I hope to see your posts again soon, Monkey Girl. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting me into your blog life and laugh beside you. It's been a blast-- ballouza

Anonymous said...

Geez. A bunch of my favorite bloggers have pulled the plug recently and now this site. Sigh.

Oh well, the great ones do what they must, but please at least consider the thought of an annual holiday posting, like one of those TV Christmas specials of yore, so we don't lose you forever.

Allen said...

Take a break, come back when you're ready.

Don't make me declare your blog dead...

GruntDoc

Chapati said...

I love that quote!

Good luck, and happy new year :o)

MonkeySister said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah... Just keep the witty comments coming on my personal blog and we'll be fine. Otherwise, I'm writing you out of the will and Mom will get my kids if I die. :)

And please at least leave the blog open so people can read back through your archives and see how brilliant you "were". :þ

GuitarGirlRN said...

I'll miss you--but I have a feeling you'll be back.

Leave your blog open! You never know...

tyro said...

You have to leave it up just for the witty title and the archives. We'll miss ya.

Nurse K said...

The Speaker has breathed a sigh of relief. I'll miss yah, dood.

Old NFO said...

Wish you the best kiddo! I'ts been fun reading your blog!

RehabNurse said...

Have a happy new year, MG.

Who knows where you'll end up! The future...'tis exciting!

RN007 said...

Ah, Man ... You're my favorite blogger. But, alas, I understand that chores are not fun. I hope you will check in from time to time. You have a gift.

crankylitprof said...

God fucking damn it, MG. You can't quit.

I'll track you down with the Red Pen of DOOOOM! Dont make me find you and wax your 'taint.

*sniffle*

ERP said...

You will be back I am sure....

Bianca Castafiore said...

Thank you for many laughs. Good luck in all you do...

Bianca Castafiore said...

Thank you for many laughs. Good luck in all you do...

wrm said...

AD is a ratfink. 'cos he waits until you close the place down before managing to point me here.

Don't blog because you have to, because you have all of us sucking at your words like vampires.

Blog because you want to.

'cos Girl! You do it well.

Sara said...

I'll miss your blog, and I'm glad you wrote it!

Gertrude said...

Have a great new year MG. I am going to miss you around here. WHo knows what comes next for you, could be even bigger! Good luck

Rogue Medic said...

I understand.

You want a normal life.

But one day you will be in the break room and somebody will be in there, with a razor blade, chopping up some blog fodder into some nice neat lines. They will offer you a taste.

Maybe that time you will refuse. Eventually, you will need to get a fix. And we will all be better for it.

researchernurse said...

I too will miss your acid wit. Take care, we eat enough of our young.

codeblogrn@gmail.com said...

You've been very entertaining. I'll miss reading your blog. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Repeat after me, everyone.

"I do believe in Monkeygirl. I do, I do, I do!"

Now you have to come back eventually.

Rogue Medic said...

Anonymous,

Are we sprinkling pixie dust, clicking our heels together, clapping our hands, or something else?

Sarah (pointypen.com) said...

I've really enjoyed reading - and spraying soda out of my nose. Yeah, that kind of burns, by the way. A lot.

Please come back when you're ready.

Irishdoc said...

Sometimes it is too much for us all. I left a year ago, I am back now. When it becomes a chore it stops being therapeutic. Enjoy your journey, but don't forget your way home.

JLo in MD said...

So here's my take... 31 comments and not one of them negative. You've obviously lost your flare for pissing people off.

I think it's better that you leave now before you get a REAL following.

Because as the old saying goes: "You're not a hit unless you have people that hate you!"

(I think I just made up that old saying... Sounds good, don't it?) :)

Good Riddance!
Hugs and Kisses! :þ

lostonthefloor said...

for negativity sake: you suck.

In other words: we'll miss you.

But I know it's because you're secretly The Speaker and are too busy planning your final attack on Nurse K!

See you back again soon. Hopefully.

SUEB0B said...

FINE. I meet you and then you QUIT BLOGGING RIGHT AWAY??? Was it something I said?

SUEB0B said...

FINE. I meet you and then you QUIT BLOGGING RIGHT AWAY??? Was it something I said?

keepbreathing said...

Good luck out there. We'll miss your biting wit and your Samurai-like wielding of the mighty Blade of Sarcasm. The old internet just won't be the same...

...but seriously, good luck out there.

scalpel said...

Didn't you quit once already? Maybe you have seasonal affective disorder, exacerbated by the end of college football season.

UnsinkableMB said...

Maybe you just need a break...

In any case, take care!

Lissa said...

Now we'll actually have to talk on the phone again. If you ever blog again please include me in your invite list.

WardBunny said...

Bye...
Another good one gone. Come back some time... please?

Intubate Em!!! said...

awhhh man!!!

MonkeySister said...

I heart scalpel...

"Didn't you quit once already? Maybe you have seasonal affective disorder, exacerbated by the end of college football season."

That's what I was thinking exactly. She's just teasing while she gets her meds back in order. :þ

EE said...

MG, one of my bloggin' big sistas...leaving me. Ok, if you must have a real life (those are so overrated). :)

See ya around the 'sphere.

scalpel said...

Once a poo-thrower, always a poo-thrower.

sara said...

sadness. i'll miss your posts.

good luck with everything!

Julie said...

sorry to hear that you've decided to hang up the keyboard ... i've enjoyed reading your posts ....

wishing you lots of fun with how you plan to spend your time now ...

girlvet said...

youuuuuuullllll beee baccccckkkk (me singing)

you know you can't leave us.

harbordoc said...

You know all you bestest stories came from here. Blogging is only work cause you're not at this headwater of stupidity anymore. Clearly time to come home. You, too, monkeyhusband. Our new nurses and one of our docs, a goldmine of blogability. Not to mention myself, half crazier on pregnancy hormones and more "honest" than usual. We're waiting...

MonkeySister said...

I just realized that I still have you on my feeds list... I refuse to remove you.

Deal with it. (I obviously haven't.)

ArkieRN said...

Crud. I take a small break from the internet and things like this hapen.

Come back soon, MG!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the read. I just sat down and read your whole blog in a few days, in between caring for a 3 year old and 7 month old and enjoyed every minute of it. I wish there was more in the future!

Trauma Diva said...

Wow...you will be missed. Loved the posts, loved the laughs, but take care of yourself first. . numero UNO!

Anonymous said...

Just 'cause you quit blogging, don't move out the neighborhood. Come visit, sit a spell.

seejanenurse said...

Well... I will miss your posts! This blog was one of the first nursing blogs I read when I started by own new nurse blog to help cope with what I was going through right out of nursing school and off orientation. It was so cool to learn that I was not alone in the world. I will miss you!!!!!!!

Bill said...

Thank you for sharing your live and nursing with us. We will be here, if you decide to come back (hint).
Bill

MonkeySister said...

Aren't you back yet? Come on! How long is this self-imposed hiatus? I know that you are just being a snot and want to see if people really still love you.... Such the drama queen. Suck it up and give me some new ER (ED if you are WhiteCoat) stories. I haven't read a single medblog since you left. Their numbers MUST be dwindling horribly... :)

EE said...

So, ready to come back yet?

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