In Which TorontoEmerg is So Busted, or, Welcome, Jean Hill

A few weeks ago, I was talking with a colleague, whom I will call Jean Hill, and by-the-by the conversation fell to nurse bloggers. Several prominent ones were mentioned, like Crass-Pollination and Emergiblog and Nerdy Nurse.

“Oh,” said Jean Hill innocently. “I wish I could write like these guys.”

At which point your humble blogger’s eyes began to sparkle rather a cat’s contemplating a mouse. Come in my parlour, said the spider to the fly, I thought. You see, dear readers, I have been contemplating the addition of a co-blogger for some time. *

Nurse Jean Hill. (Dramatic reconstruction. Not intended to be an actual image.)

But how to lure the prey?

I told Jean Hill to meet me in the ambulance bay after shift. I told her portentously I had something I needed to ask her.

So later, in the ambulance bay, I told Jean Hill about this blog, my anonymity and whether or not she would like to come aboard the Good Ship Those Emergency Blues as a co-blogger.

She would, she said. She would be pleased. She had, she said, been reading the blog for a long time.

“So you knew about Those Emergency Blues?” I asked, secretly very pleased that someone from Acme Regional was reading it.

“Oh yes,” she replied. “And, you know, I knew it was you all the time.”

Oh crap. “Really?”

“Well, you sometimes talk like the blog, so I figured it out.”

By which, I suppose, she means I speak in a pedantic, self-important, pompous manner, but was too kind to say so. At any rate, I am very pleased Jean Hill has come to write here. I think she will be writing once or twice a week (hopefully more!) beginning in a few days on topics which interest her. Since this is her first time publicly writing a few small words of encouragement will be welcome.


*For mostly selfish reasons, i.e. to ensure there is more content consistently posted, to free up time so I can write better for this blog, to work on some other writing projects, etc.

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  1. #1 by Dave on Saturday 21 April 2012 - 1100

    Alright! Go for it Jean Hill.

  2. #2 by Kim McAllister on Saturday 21 April 2012 - 1410

    LOL! Welcome Jean, (and thanks for the compliment! : D)!

  3. #3 by Lynda M O on Saturday 21 April 2012 - 1650

    Nice to hear from another voice; welcome, Jean. Looking forward to getting to know your writing…

  4. #4 by neeroc on Saturday 21 April 2012 - 2247

    Welcome Jean!

  5. #5 by shrtstormtrooper on Monday 23 April 2012 - 0246

    Welcome! Fresh meat, new perspectives…this could be epic.

  6. #6 by The Nerdy Nurse (@TheNerdyNurse) on Tuesday 24 April 2012 - 0212

    welcome to the jungle baby!

  7. #7 by Nurse K on Saturday 28 April 2012 - 0457

    “Prominent” blogger? LOL. Didn’t know there was such a thing!

  8. #8 by torontoemerg on Saturday 28 April 2012 - 0755

    K: there is such a thing as sarcasm and irony. ;)

    Oh, wait, just kidding.

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