Monday, 27 January 2014

Bags Under My Eyes

I've just worked two incredibly busy night shifts.
This morning at 6 am I had to escort my critically ill patient to CT scanning, and as we tried to sort out his drips and lines, one of the technicians looked at me and said
" you look a little like that bloke from Hinterland" 
I preened a bit , but not for long as
She added with a somewhat apologetic smile
" you are a way bit older  of course"
I caught sight of the bags underneath my eyes in the scan window
She was being very kind
My eyes looked like two fried eggs in a bucket of blood and
I actually looked like
An old Buster Keaton

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  1. He probably modelled himself on YOU.

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  2. Personally I have very few wrinkles in the mornings when I admire myself in the mirror. Then I put my glasses on.....

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  3. oooooooooooh, she twisted the knife in your back with that "old" remark!

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  4. Two fried eggs in a bucket of blood. What a wonderful description. I know the feeling too, having had a few riotous and sleepless nights in the past.

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  5. You look exactly like him. (They touch up his bags for television.)

    And you have such a gift for descriptions. Trelawnyd's very own Shakespeare.

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  6. You do look very much like him, and you should tell yourself that each time you look in the mirror - I tell myself I look like Angelina Jolie but I haven't managed to convince myself or anyone else yet xx

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  7. Our faces become reflections of experience and wisdom as we mature. I don't know how you do the overnight shifts, you are a stronger man than I.

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  8. You do look like that handsome actor and you have many, many miles to go before the likeness of Buster Keaton appears in your mirror.

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  9. You just need your beauty sleep....then you'll be twins for sure.

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  10. You could be his twin! Hope you can get a little rest thru this week...take care of you.

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  11. You know sometimes in some pictures Buster looks quite sexy.....just sayin'...............

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  12. Two fried eggs in a bucket of blood...nothing a little Walking Dead can't cure!

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  13. Pretty good if you ask me! A two-nighter and she thought you looked like this fella! Not bad I'd say!
    Rest up.

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  14. Thank you for my first smile of the day!

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  15. At least you have a good excuse for your bags, I have them too and I don't have nights shifts, sick patients and a farm to look after!!! x

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  16. I haven't visited your blog for eons, who IS that handsome hunk?

    LLX

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  17. Actually, I think you have a certain je ne sais quois and in that photo on your side bar you are decidely handsome. Hope this does your ego a bit of good on a tired Monday morning.

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  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RcCiL2rkmU

    This looks half decent John. Will be looking it up!

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  19. You are so silly..bags or no bags you are still a handsome dude~!

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  20. Ah well, the dogs and geese don't care, and neither do we. Besides, if you can style a boater like ol' Buster, you've got what it takes.

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  21. I think you're gorgeous. Almost as good looking as I am.

    Love,
    Janie

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  22. We all have bags under the eyes at this stage of life. The skin has no where else to go but South.

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  23. The women at work describe Howard as looking like what Prof. Brian Cox will do in 10 years.

    Ready for tonight's? DO NOT let anything disturb you during the last ten minutes or so.

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  24. Aw, John. *hugs*
    Hope you are all doing well. ♥

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  25. Are you sure she didn't say "a WEE bit older"; the hearing is one of the first things to go, you know.

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  26. I used to work the "graveyard shift" at the hospital for years. I still have my bags packed.

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  27. After your comment a few weeks ago about Hinterland, I am now hooked. Can't wait for the next episode. I watch on iplayer.
    All the time I lived in Llandudno and every year we go back, I have never been anywhere near Aber...... See I can't even spell it.
    I was thinking of taking a trip this year, but after the storms, it propably won't be the same.
    Love Winnie's undies. I have been giggling whilst rying to eat my breakfast
    Sue

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  28. Actually, I think you are the better looking....with or without fried eggs for eyes! x

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  29. Buster Keaton was awesome.

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