August 28, 2019

Boredwalk Community: Having Double The Fun

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Welcome to our weekly Boredwalk Community series, where we ask Boredwalk fans fun questions! This week we're talking to Charlie R. of Chicago IL, who's looking sharp in a My Head Says Salad But My Heart Says Pizza T-Shirt.

1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?

My actual day job is being the Nurse Manager for the Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs at the hospital I work for. I oversee a group of amazingly talented nurses, radiology technologists, and ancillary staff who, simply put, save lives everyday. When I was a kid I wanted to be a marine biologist and then a veterinarian after watching Free Willy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies a million times growing up, but I soon realized my passion for taking care of humans and eventually followed both of my parent's footsteps into the nursing field. Honestly speaking, I am fortunate to be working my dream job everyday! (Ed. note: congrats, Charlie! That's awesome!)

2. What's your biggest pet peeve?

I have a couple basic pet peeves that kind of irk me on a regular basis, but two that have recently made a huge resurgence are the "know it all" types or those who truly believe that the world revolves around them. Whether it's in my personal or professional life, I have noticed that conversations have leaned towards a self-centered tone more than usual lately and I don't know where it's coming from — something in the air? (And here we thought it was just us dealing with those people...)

3. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

Although my favorite superhero is Storm, if I were to have my own powers I'd definitely want the ability to heal people — cure illness/injury, mental or physical. Enough said.

4. What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?

Last year I was fortunate enough to cross off my top bucket list item — spending a day with an elephant (in Thailand) — and it literally was one of the best days of my life. With that off the list, I definitely am working on another one, which is to visit each of the six inhabitable continents during my lifetime — Africa & Australia, get ready!

5. Clear up a misconception (about your job, where you are from, some other topic you know a lot about.)

As a blonde and a brunette...I guess we have double the fun!!! 😉  

6. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?

Great question, and I think I'd have to say being extremely prone to paper cuts. They don't necessarily hurt, but they stop you in your tracks! (Yikes! Don't cross Charlie, folks!)

7. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?

Instagram: @nursecharlie