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Ellie Patient Expert

Frederick, Maryland
I'm a paramedic in transition.  Working on my disaster management masters degree in England.
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Day 5 by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Cave 16 at Ellora Caves, built in the 6th century AD.  But more exciting:  a baby monkey! Read on »
Day 4 by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Full service taxi.  Read on »
Day 3 by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal or CST or Victoria Terminal, or VT. Read on »
Day 2 by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Okay, so only on day two and I cannot narrow it down to one picture.  So here are three, and I haven't even included the stereotypical cow in the street picture.  Read on »
India Day 1 by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There is so much to take in here, I know that I cannot do it justice in words until I have time to process it all. But, as a tease, I've decided to put an abbreviated ver ... Read on »
Day 0 by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc No weather is going to make me late!  10 hours early to the airport...plenty of seating. Read on »
Black Thursday by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc For the first time ever, I was coerced/forced/dragged to a post Thanksgiving shopping event.  There is a clear cast of black Friday shopping characters.  "The Planner" is ... Read on »
Employment Process by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc As I said in my last post, I am still employed, thank goodness.  In the time that I learned about these lay-offs and now, I decided to put double sided tape on my resume a ... Read on »
Redundancy by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It is a sobering thought when you realize that everything you have and maintain you have because of your job.  Sobering, scary, and very adult. It is one thing to realize t ... Read on »
Refresher by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I spent much of last week in a refresher class.  This year, I've transitioned from a Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic to the new title to Nationally Registered Paramedic ... Read on »
Kayaking by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The cooler weather, the fact that the mini is currently out of service, an I have to take the truck to work has gotten me back on the kayaking bandwagon.  It had been ... Read on »
A note on September by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc September is one of my favorite months.  Topped only by October and November.  I'm a fall girl.  This year, I noticed that I didn't do any blog posts in September.  Shock!  ... Read on »
Wild-Ass Plans by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc For the last several years, I have navigated my life around what I like to call 'Wild-Ass Plans.'   A WAP is a goal, a plan, that doesn't have to be spectacular, just someth ... Read on »
Big Wheel by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Yesterday I witnessed something magic.  For the second time in my town, we hosted a High Wheel bicycle race.  This is a race between those huge one giant wheel/one small w ... Read on »
Lambo by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I've found that using 'I can't do that tomorrow, I'm driving a Lamborghini.' as an excuse is very satisfying, especially when it's true. Last week, with my dad and friend ... Read on »
Facebook rant ahead. You were warned. by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I love facebook, but it has its drawbacks, as we all know. Poised to turn 30, it is my generation whom has taken over this free version of classmates.com and made it what i ... Read on »
Pirate Tooth by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I recently acquired what I call my ‘pirate tooth,’ a crown of gold atop a, now humiliated molar. It was very expensive, so I like to show it off. It can’t be seen unless I ... Read on »
A 5 decade by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc In cycling, if one rides 100 miles in a day, they call it a century. It sounds cool. When I did 50 miles for a charity ride last week, they called it 50 miles. I think it ... Read on »
Victoria by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have some strict beliefs about running.  I really don't understand doing it for recreation.  Why run when bikes exist?  As a rule I only run away from things, or in the ... Read on »
Rainier by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc At 5000 feet in the Paradise area of Mt. Rainier National Park, one is still 9000 feet from the summit, and spring, it makes rare, unscheduled appearances.  From the visi ... Read on »