Thrift Treasures

I've become a Thrift Store addict.
Mostly Vintage, Remade, Recycled, and Renewed.
Being green and saving money while helping others!
Join me in this treasure hunt.

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Oh, I may also include tidbits of my boring life. I apologize in advance.
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Mix and match!

Using another thrifted bag’s strap and attaching it to my newly thrifted bag I got today for a new look!

So with this Coach bag strap I can have it with this Coach Hobo bag and this recently obtained bag!

Elfa Utility containers in action. Oh, yes. I will go back to that Goodwill and pick up the other containers. This is fabulous. I can actually fit all my lip balms and more in this!

  • Eagle Creek Pack-It Folder 20: $5.00 $2.50

I was able to buy this luggage accessory for $2.50!! It is completely new.

These retail for $30.

  • Glamour May 2014 edition: $0.25

I am a sucker for magazines. This is especially so when they are priced at 25 cents each!!

  • Coach Duffle Shoulder Bag: $24.92

Man. I couldn’t resist myself when I saw this bag. The only reason I didn’t hesitate to buy this bag was because it had all its original hardware!

I can wear it as a very high up crossbody.

  • Elfa Utility Rectangle Box set(4):$1.91

Look at theses beauties. I picked theses up at Goodwill today and upon looking at how much they cost at The Container Store, I should have purchase the other boxes that were on the floor as well!

TCS sell theses for $2.99 EACH. I was able to buy for of theses for $1.91.

Yellow and blue hat in the making.

Today I high-fived a patient’s driver because he knew exactly where to go once I walked him out towards the side of the hospital, which is an entirely different way they came in from this morning. HA!

I was just so excited because he wasn’t thrown off!

I literally celebrate the most minor things. Don’t knock it though. I’ve had drivers gone for a whole hour before they could actually find where our pick up area is located.

A funny encounter today.

I just got done transporting a patient and was waiting for an elevator.

The doors opened to a crowded elevator but it was enough for me to fit with my wheelchair.

I look up and I see a nurse that I’ve “worked” with in my service area. She tells me that she was there last Friday and she didn’t miss me at ALL. She then laughed and said it was CRAZY. Bless all the floating nurses that come in our area. They’ve entered a mad house. 

It is one thing to have an outpatient facility, it is another when it is in a hospital setting and there are 4 different parking lots, 4 different hospitals around the area, and confusing hallways.

stillchrisbrownjet:

descentintotyranny:

LAPD Officers Removed Antennas from Police Cars in Black Areas to Disable Recording Devices
Apr. 8 2014
Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.
The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.
Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.
“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”
But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.
One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.
The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.
 In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.

and this is why the lapd is the most hated, they dirty.

stillchrisbrownjet:

descentintotyranny:

LAPD Officers Removed Antennas from Police Cars in Black Areas to Disable Recording Devices

Apr. 8 2014

Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.

The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.

Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.

“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”

But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.

One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.

The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.

In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.

and this is why the lapd is the most hated, they dirty.

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I have such mixed feelings about Iggy Azalea.

I heard this on the radio and was like…”Is this Iggy?” I first thought it was Gwen Stefani on some parts.

I do have to admit that her voice is dope, especially her raps.

I honestly didn’t know about her until I went through a period where I had to watch “Never mind the buzzcocks” and she was one of the guests.

I know I’ve said this before but I am so lucky to volunteer in my area of the hospital. Not only do I see outpatients, I see inpatients as well!

My service area is short of nurses and so other nurses from other areas will come in/ float around to help. This helps me get to know and work with more people!

Like…today. Before I transported a patient, the recovery nurse gave report to the patient’s floor nurse. She told the other nurse that I was going to bring the patient up and when I went up the patient’s room, the nurse remembered my name and it was so pleasant.

Benefits of volunteering in a hospital for a long period.

I mean, one time I was done transporting a patient and got in the elevator. The gentleman that delivers supplies/papers/etc asked me if I was going back to the GI Lab. I said, YES! I asked him how he knew because I didn’t have a wheelchair(we have our dept name on the wheelchairs) and he told me he sees me coming out of there all the time… !!!

I am grateful. Truly.

I am thankful for gifs like this because I get to appreciate scenes, facial expressions, and minor movements!

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I am going to slide in the Auxiliary office tomorrow and ask the manager for the website for job shadowing. One time I overheard someone say there was a website but when I went to look for it, I could not find it.

Fingers crossed she doesn’t get mad at me. I know a lot of people must call in and ask about it.

Hmm… On a side note, I haven’t see one of the nurses that would come in and help our area sometimes…She’s the charge nurse in the ER. If I see her I will definitely ask if she knows of any PAs that are willing to have me shadow them. I am writing this here just as a reminder to myself to have this on my mind at all times. When the moment calls for it, ASK. ASK. ASK. ASK.

I do appreciate the physician that allowed me to watch her do some procedures when I first started volunteering. She asked me if I wanted to stand in and watch. One of the clinician nurse even let me relieve my duties to let me see it. I remember the nurse saying, “I don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity.” The physician didn’t have time to explain what was happening and she apologized but I got the gist! (First time I stood in a procedure, there was a complication and it was amazing how calm every one in the room was at the time. Brava!)

ralkana:

OH MY GOD YOU GUYS. How have I never, ever seen this before?!

(hat tip to bethbethbeth01 for pointing this out!)

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