Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2008 by leighfellows

For your viewing pleasure, Jenn from Free and Flawed, linked me to her guidespot for further discussion on ‘movie kisses’! 🙂

Definitely check it out!!! *and read her other posts as well! This girl cracks me up on a daily basis!*




Working Girl

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2008 by leighfellows



As mentioned before, I’m extremely sorry for being a naughty blogger (and not the fun naughty…naughty being I should get a tongue lashing from Ben, then have my wrists slapped).

Annnyways, I’m currently at work… just eating some supper (aka: orange, peach yogurt, and a lean cuisine microwave dinner…which is actually kind of gross…but that’s another post!)

Work has been steady, and because I don’t want to be like some famous bloggers who got in deep shit over blogging work gossip, I’ll keep this fairly anonymous!  (and with the confidenciality aspect of working in the hospital, I’ll keep the critical info to myself!)

So, I started off the shift like all other nights… getting to the workroom, taking my coat off, catching up on some gossip, then taking a pager. Now, when you’re a cardiac tech on nights, we carry a pager. One pager covers the emergency room, the other pager covers all of the floors in two hospitals *yeah, in Haliwood, we have two hospitals, which means transporting yourself between the two at ungodly hours!*

I’m on the floors tonight…and honestly, there’s been a lot of pages. I’m starting to wonder if it’s just me. Whenever I work, the floors are busy. Some co-workers are now calling me ‘the angel of busy-ness’. which is A LOT better than another nickname a coworker has (‘angel of death’, whenever she did a cardiogram on someone, they died shortly after…thank God she’s not that anymore!!!).  ANNNYWAYS…. here’s where the good stories come into play.

A couple months ago I got paged to a room “STAT”. When I get a STAT page, that means someone is  (a) having chest pain, (b) are having ECG changes on their monitor, or (c) dying. I have 0-5mins to get to that patient and get the ECG done.

So, I grab my machine and scoot up to that room.

I get there, the gentleman is laying there…all doped up from coming out of surgery…and had his chest exposed. ‘Sweet’ – I said in my head – because when you have to expose someone’s chest to put the electrodes/wires on, and they have a johnny shirt, DAMN it slows me down! So, I walked up to the gentleman, and did my speech, “hi Mr So-and-So, My name is L, and I’m just here to do a quick little electrocardiogram. It’ll only take a couple minutes. I’ll be putting 2 electrodes on your left leg, one on each arm, and 6 on your chest where you heart is.”    I figured, since he was so dopey, that he probably didn’t hear much of what i said, but I go through the speech regardless.

So I start putting the electrodes on, humming a tune to myself, when I see – out of the corner of my eye – his hand move under the sheet. The next thing I know, his hand is moving -rapidly- under the sheet…then moaning sounds start coming out of his mouth!!



My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of my eyes, and if it wasn’t a STAT ECG, I would’ve stopped what I was doing, and came back when he was ‘finished’; however, it was a STAT….So I had to muster the strength to get my job done while he was pleasuring himself. And to make matters worse, he was also scheduled for a chest xray, so the XRay tech was standing behind me, laughing himself silly.

So, I held his arm down, finished the ECG, grabbed the electrodes real quick, and as I was walking past the arsehold xray tech, I blurted “have a nice night, he’s not done yet 😉 ” LOL

You had to be there.

SO, this brings me up to tonight.

It’s a full moon in Haliwood…. and the myths about “full moon = mayham in the hospitals” definitely rang true.

It was extremely busy, and I was kicked and punched by a psych patient who didn’t want to be there.

I had to hold him on the bed while the nurse called security, who took their SWEET time getting up to the room.

So as I was holding him down, he decided to kick me (which landed right on my inner thigh…if he had hit me in the babymaker, I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to restrain myself!), he also slapped my hand (which was holding his body onto the bed), then punched me on the chest (DIRECTLY above my left breast).     That 6 foot something man was bloody strong.

… anyways, that was my night.

not the usual night for a cardiac tech, but now an expected  night whenever there is a full moon…..

So, what’s a night at your job like? any interesting moments?


ps. picture of House and a gorgeous heart was taken from a Facebook page, dedicated to the show! 🙂

–: movie kisses :–

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2008 by leighfellows

it’s been a while since i’ve written last (i know, i’m a terrible blogger right now)…

annnyways, after watching footloose, and now top gun…. i’m left putting together a collection of some of my favorite onscreen kisses….

most of you might know, i’m a huge romantic…i wear my heart on my sleeve. 🙂 so, these movies are definitely some of my most watched.

what are your fav onscreen kisses??


classic…. Richard Gere in Officer and a Gentleman. swoon!!


Ren and Ariel…fighting for the right to dance…and sucking face while doing so!


“nobody puts Baby in the corner”. I’d waltz with Mr Swayze any day!


anyone else ever felt like Drew Barrymore in ‘Never Been Kissed’??


….i giggled outloud in a movie theatre during this scene…. sigh


the tragic story of two lovers…with their families at war.


The Little Mermaid…. wow, i was in love with love at a very young age.


though i am biased, and am fond of my Mr Darcy being played by Colin Firth, but this is a great version as well!!


while talking about Colin, i HAD to mention this moment from love actually. on second thought, rent the movie. you won`t regret it!!


if you haven`t seen atonement, then rent it…. but if you`re not comfortable with incredible sex scenes, you`ll need the remote in hand. it`ll promise to make you blush, laugh, and cry.


though not a movie, this show is one of my favorite weeknight vices. House may be an asshole, but that`s what makes me love him more! 🙂


`it wasn`t over… it STILL isn`t over`…..  The Notebook will always hold the number 1 spot on my list!!

however, this movie might cause some heat! …..    (picture below)


Halloween 2008

Posted in Uncategorized on November 2, 2008 by leighfellows

Since it’s pretty late, i thought i’d just throw some pictures on here for all of your enjoyment!!

For halloween, since i couldn’t find a skeleton outfit (i wanted to be a skeleton and the put an anatomical heart on it), i dressed up as a naughty french maid instead.


however! i found the perfect lil outfit for Max!!


Max wanted to go Trick or Treating as well!

Max wanted to go Trick or Treating as well!













Another year down.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2008 by leighfellows


it’s my birthday.

24 years ago, I was born.

But not alone…. from that day onward, alone wouldn’t be in my vocabulary.

I have a twin sister. My wombmate. or ‘Wombie’ for short.

I don’t remember my birth, which most don’t…unless your psychologist SAYS you do…and that’s why you have issues now. But I’m lucky.

I remember being labeled ‘the bad twin’. the rebel. the one that always gave my parents a run for their $$.

I’m lucky to have understanding, and patient, parents. They gave me space when I needed it, punished me when they had to. But they always listened. Always placed themselves in my shoes (even when I thought they weren’t).

Today, I’m going to treat it like any other day. It’s another day I get to go outside and take in the perfect fall weather. Today is another day I get to see my friends, and be grateful to have them.

Today is another day that I get a little bit older.


Happy Birthday everyone! you all get a bit older today.

Nothing to be sad about! 🙂



October Skies

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2008 by leighfellows

well i had a dream… i stood beneath an orange sky…

yes i had a dream i… i stood beneath an orange sky…

with my sister standing by. with my sister standing by.

i said “here’s what i know now sister, here’s what i know now.

in your love , my salvation lies…. in your love in your love. in your love.”


By FAR my favorite month.

The leaves start to change colour… The summer heat dies away, and the cool fall breezes perk up.

The short-shorts are put away, the comfy sweaters are taken out.

and a cup of hot chocolate tastes so much better.

October is my favorite month.

I share my ‘birth month’ with many important people.

First off, I share it with my wombmate, Beth. Though I was the first brought into this world -by 7 minutes- she has never been `the younger twin`. She`s always been the silent fighter. Though I took on the role as `protector`when we were going through grade school, she quickly became a fiesty, vivacious woman…who no longer needed my given protection. And now – as she finishes up her Masters at UBC with her Fiancee- I have never been more proud of her… each day she amazes me more, and always gave me that push, that drive, to do better. Thank you.

Secondly, I share this birth month with my Nanny [Fellows]. We grew up not fully knowing if she was born on the 13th, or 16th, but we celebrated nonetheless!  She always kept me in check… telling me to be ‘good’ for my parents… and I now know she did this because I’m exactly like her. A fighter. A stubborn bull. A lit firecracker… a Libra who isn’t QUITE balanced. If told to choose, her and I would take the shot of whiskey over a cup of tea before bed…we coloured outside of the boxes and didn’t care for consequences.  She had a massive stroke over 3 years ago…and we were told she’d have, at most, 2 weeks to live. I said, “no. I KNOW my grandmother…she still has many years ahead of her.”     She still looks at me with those solid hazel eyes now, and I know what she is thinking. I love you too.

Many of my good friends in school were born in October:

Ms Ashley Green, my photo lab partner at SDM for years.

Robyn Woods [formally Jordan].

Mark Tobin, my longtime crush while in school.

Kristina van Eden, my best friend, my soccer partner.

and then there were many newcomers into my life:

Craig Jennex, my military coworker, my advisor of all things important.

Daniel Desroches, a friend made in difficult times in Borden, ON.

Patrick Forde, my boss, but importantly, my friend.


So today, everyone put on your favorite pair of flannel pjs, get a steaming mug of hot cocoa, and take a deep breath.

Let out a loud sigh.

Enjoy the October Skies.



Let the Past Lie

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2008 by leighfellows


in short, I’m turning another year older in a week.

one whole week, and i can say bye  to 23.

I’m not sure how i feel about this yet.


In other news,

I’m going out to a movie with a friend from the past. I’ll skip past the melodramatics, and just tell you that he and I dated in my other lifetime (aka highschool), and we were on a talking hiatus for the past 6 yrs. This will be the first time, since rekindling our friendship, that we’ll be one-on-one.

Thank God for popcorn and dark movie theatres. Since we’ll be watching a movie, there is no need to bring up the past, or really the future. Lil chit-chat will do… and maybe, just maybe… I won’t make a complete fool of myself.

Can a person really be friends with they’re first “love”???




I’m now a graduate from the Cardiology Technology program!!!!! 🙂

I’ll be mounting that diploma onto my wall VERRRRY soon! 🙂 what a great pre-bday surprize! 🙂

(hey, and it only costed me $21,516.00, 10 hrs a day/8months of homework, stress, tears, and a now huge government loan! but definitely worth it.)

PPS. the photo is of a gentleman’s tattoo that I -at random- found online. I love it, and find it completely appropriate for this post!