Monday, September 04, 2006

Yes, I'm sorry he's gone

I wasn't a huge fan, but there's something about Steve Irwin that just made you want to watch. He seemed like someone with a good and true purpose, even if one didn't always agree with his methods, even if he became a caricature of himself at times. I'll miss him.

(I know I'm horrible, but when I first heard, I immediately thought -- wow, sting ray barb to the mediastinum. That'd make an interesting CT scan. Yes, I am an unfeeling monster. You may commence with the scathing comments.)
Posted by PaedsRN at 2:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:50 AM  

Yeah, there's something to be said for loving what you do! I always got the feeling that he loved every moment of his life.

I feel for his wife and kids...

Yeah, the CT would be kind of interesting (yeah, I'm as bad as you)

Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:58 AM  

This made me sad...

I had to tell my 9 year old before he saw it on TV and he said, "Well, thank goodness it wasn't Jeff Corwin." I feel bad for the kids Steve left behind...

I agree about the CT...


Blogger Lindy, at 10:03 AM  

I feel bad for his family. His kids are so young. He was so "into" his life and work that you couldn't help but smile when he was on. It always made me uncomfortable when he took risks for ratings, but in the end, that wasn't what got him.
He will be missed.

Blogger Heeds, at 1:48 PM  

the news made me so sad today!
and i agree on the ct scan.

Blogger Heeds, at 1:49 PM  

by the way, i passed my NCLEX the other day. you can move Zanta HCl ( to "nurses blogs" - yay!!

Blogger hoosier student nurse, at 2:45 PM  

You don't realize how impactful someone is. I was pretty shocked, but even more when my son called me horrified, and asking me for gory details of what happened (price for being a nursing student). I wouldn't have thought he paid much attention to him, but I guess he was universal. I blew him off when he offered his baby as croc bait, but I know his family were huge conservationists. His death will leave a big hole.

Blogger PaedsRN, at 3:11 PM  

heeds, congratulations! Wonderful news. I'll update the list ASAP.

Blogger PaedsRN, at 2:12 AM  

Done. You have now 'graduated' on our lists as well!

Blogger Heeds, at 8:53 AM  

well thanks paeds! almost as exciting as the real graduation. ;-)

Blogger howling, at 4:42 PM  

A CT - yeah, that would be interesting. I feel sorry as well though... One of the few programs I watch on telly. He's also on my blog. I just started doing this thing. In fact, I nicked one of your cute 'nurse+blog' thingy... thanks!

Blogger PaedsRN, at 6:08 PM  

Welcome, howling, and I'll add you to our list when I get home.

Blogger Coemgen, at 8:50 AM  

It is surely not something you'll see every other day no?
He played with fire, he got burnt. That's all.

Blogger The Platypus, at 8:51 PM  

I never watched the show but I couldn't avoid knowing who he was.

For a few days after, the main topic of discussion here was whether he would've survived if he just left the stinger in his chest.

Anonymous David Godden, at 9:08 PM  

The news of his death hit home with me as I sit at my desk during my study time for boards. What I think about his life is that he took after his dream with all of his heart. Good for him but bad for his family. He is a hero and a villian all at the same time. Some how I relate.
This month I sit for the boards for the CCRN after many years of following my dream too.

Blogger PaedsRN, at 2:50 PM  

Good luck for boards, David! Yeah, I don't necessarily agree with everything he did but talk about a passionate human being.

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