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Brett Groneman
Works at Adult ICU - Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Attends University of Utah
Lives in Saratoga Springs, UT
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  • Adult ICU - Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
    Registered Nurse, present
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Tingewick, England - Dale City, VA - Orem, UT - American Fork, UT - Cedar Hills, UT - Provo, UT - North Carolina - Highland, UT
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I'm married to a beautiful fantastic woman.  We have a very cute and fun toddler.  My job is wonderful.  I'm in my top choice of schools in the exact program I want to be in.  

Can life get better?  Maybe ... if I could get the 'to-do' list 'round the house to start shrinking instead of growing.  (Horay for finishing with school in 2014!)


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I was accepted to Duke University's Nursing Informatics program for 2012! I turned them down for the U of U.
Education
  • University of Utah
    Master's in Nursing Informatics, 2012 - present
  • BYUI
    BSN, 2010 - 2011
  • UVU
    ASN, 2005 - 2009
  • BYUI
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2002
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Thanks for the compliment. As for the part about signing up for more school ... Nope. And um, oh yeah ... nope.
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Is the one for tomorrow from the death star?
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Oh thank heavens for Similac Alimentum. Gold. Okay, not quite gold -- it's not as shiny.
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It costs about as much as gold but totally worth it to keep the little people fed and happy.
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Some schools don't even hang their bagels from their trees with pipe cleaners. I'm happy to attend an institution that knows how to do this right. 
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They don't like to publish where the cream cheese comes from too loudly. 
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+Comcast keeps mailing me "offers" to let me pay $89.99 instead of the $29.99 I'm currently paying. Hm... I'm still seeing this as a hands-down "nope" situation. You see, I adopted this "I'd rather keep my money" policy a while ago ...
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Find a competitor and get their better price, and call them and threaten to leave if they don't provide a more competitive price.  Tell them you've been a loyal customer for _ and have paid your bills on time.  It may help your case to let them know that you know another comcast customer who is paying $29.99/month for internet only.  But mostly, threaten to leave.  Ask to talk to their supervisor.  All the fun stupid stuff until they cooperate.  If they just won't do it, call them the next day.  You might find someone else who will do it for you.  If not, drop them.  Leave for a better price somewhere else.
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If people of the world thought like [your name], _________________.

Me:

- TV as we know it would be out of business
- Peeps would be sold dried out in the air for ~3 more months.
- A standing ovation at concerts/arts wouldn't be standard practice -- the would be the rare exception. (When you give everyone a standing ovation, nobody gets one, and a bunch of people just have to stand up meaninglessly.)
- You would be able to access/own your healthcare data, and share it more easily with any provider you wanted to access/update it.
- Street names wouldn't be named "Primrose path" or "Rolling Sage way"; they would be more like 850 North, and 1500 east.
- News reporters wouldn't cut "Live to Joe Reporter" who is standing in the outside wind and weather of the city to report on a story that happened miles/cities/states away from their current location.
- Car alarms wouldn't exist.
- Pharmacists would be more publicly appreciated in their role in healthcare (They are the invisible unsung hero of healthcare in so many ways people don't realize).

...Just a few thoughts. Back to homework now.
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Interesting idea for people in public office.  Kind of sounds like church leadership. I'd just worry that people would get placed in office and have no incentive to do a good job because they'd rather pay attention to their normal day job -- for good reason.  And they can't exactly quit their career for a couple of terms because they got jury dutied into public office.  

I agree with the all sales-tax approach.  I think it's a good idea.  It solves lots of the illegal immigrant problems -- they'd pay taxes too just like the rest of us.  I like the food exemption.  Good idea.

I like the idea of taking away "toys" for minor crimes -- interesting -- a bit problematic to implement, but interesting idea :)
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He's actually been great last night and today, but ... 
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We have taken it to 11. What's freaky is to take it 100. 
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Only four more times being here until I'm done! Its been great to be here -- and it will be greater to not be here any more. 
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Awesome possum! So very proud of you! 
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Driving to school this morning, there was one small break in the clouds to beautifully illuminate the fumes of the Geneva remains.
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There was a fire in Provo this morning that was smoking up the whole Provo/Orem area...  I could see it was somewhere near Rock Canyon (give or take 2,000 miles), and I could smell it at the 800 N exit in Orem.
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I've never seen this type of tree anywhere else besides the University of Utah. Very big pink flowers. I don't know what it is called. 
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I've been working on our two-year-old to memorize all of the states of the USA in alphabetical order.

She's not quite ready for the final test.

It was a good dinner and a show today though.

[Watch on a desktop/laptop for the captions]
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LOL...ok..finally watched it on the PC so I got the closed captioning...which was greatly needed for me to understand.  I liked Nevada.
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We're currently in the process of buying a house through them. Justin Schauers is our agent, and I've got nothing but good to say about him. He has been absolutely fantastic in the entire process. It's crazy how readily available he's been with our every request to see different houses. As I'm writing this, we're at the stage where we found a house, and our offer has been accepted, and now we just do all of the other pre-closing stuff. If there happens to be anything that they do mess up out of gross negligence, I'll be back to update this review. Lets just say that I'm not expecting anything to go wrong. Also, you should know that I've reviewed a hand-full of businesses here on Google. You can look at my reviews if you want. People who rate everything 5 stars or 1 star bother me. Even if I really like the business, I rarely give a 5/5 star rating. This is one of those rare places that I think deserves it. I can't speak for anyone else in the company because I don't know them, but Justin Schauers has been absolutely great to us. Ask for Justin. [update March 2014] First, a disclaimer: Nobody at Home Basics (or anywhere) solicited this update to my review here. This is just me talking. Even a couple of years after we bought our house through them, and the "transaction" is done, we continue to be impressed by them. I happen to be connected to Justin on Facebook (Certainly not a requirement to do business with them, FYI) and after our baby was born recently, they sent us a congrats card with a free pizza coupon and a free redbox movie code. No big deal, but it was nice. That's just one example. Years out from the purchase, I'm still happy with the home-buying process with them. And these "extras" are not necessary, but it just shows the personalized attention they give. Again, props to Home Basics, and Justin Schauers specifically.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
We went there for my birthday because I somehow got on their “Mail a free meal coupon for your birthday” list. I’ll stand by my previously written review. There’s a poor food quality-to-price ratio (As in, you need to decrease prices, not necessarily increase food quality) even with a free birthday meal coupon. We did the salad bar and abundant-meat-delivery-service for $21 each (See the photos for the actual price tag). We got 2 of those. We had water to drink. The total price tag without the free birthday meal coupon would have been $55.20, FYI. Oh yeah – and while I’m reminded of it – no, I did not have them sing pseudo-enthusiastically to me for my birthday. I just kept it quiet on that issue (You’re welcome other customers). I really wish restaurants would stop with this practice. Nobody likes it and Tucanos is over-the-top with it. As a note to management: it’s not the employee’s fault that they can’t maintain a true enthusiasm over a stranger’s birthday when they’re forced to do it over and over and over and over and over and... Please stop. We (the customers) hate having our conversations interrupted again and again. The employees must hate it too. Just stop the madness. My biggest complaint about this visit was the somewhat shady billing of the food. To their credit, when they brought us the checks, they did quickly say that because it was a party of more than 6, an 18% gratuity was automatically added. First of all, “Gratuity” is not your right to automatically add to my bill. Stick it in the price of the food and then say “Please don’t leave a gratuity” if you’d like, but I don’t believe you should ever be able to automatically add “Gratuity.” My other complaint with this is that with such a noisy restaurant, it would be easy to miss the brief announcement that they automatically added an 18% gratuity. Then they handed us the checks and there was *still* a place included on there asking for an additional tip and further gratuity calculations "For your convenience." It would be easy for Tucanos to do a fair amount of double-dipping as they automatically add “gratuity” and then people miss the quick announcement and then add *more* gratuity out of stupid American custom. Go elsewhere to eat. The food is fine, but the price is not worth what you get, particularly with them trying to double-dip on the gratuity front.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
First of all, I don’t know cars, but I’m impressed with them so far. I took my car in for safety/emissions testing yesterday. The exhaust system failed, and I asked them for a recommendation to fix it. He told me to go to “Rick’s Muffler” because he’s taken his cars here before for muffler work and “They only wanted $400 when the guys across the street wanted $800 for the same thing.” I took his recommendation because frankly I don’t have any other recommendations. I’m actually sitting in the lobby right now. I asked them how much it would cost to fix it; they said “Let me lift it up and tell you – it might just be a piece of pipe, or it might be the whole muffler.” A few minutes later they came back and said “Yeah, it’s just a piece of pipe rusted through. Your muffler is fine.” Impressed. They easily could have said that I needed a whole new muffler and charged me for it. Instead, he’s saying it will be about a $60 fix to cut out the old pipe and replace it with a new one. Update: The final bill was $58.77. I’ll happily recommend them to anyone in the future.
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I don't have a whole lot to say other than that they do a great job, particularly for a community style theater. The prices are a bit up there, but I suppose that's the cost of running live theater. They really do a great job.
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reviewed 3 months ago
I was impressed with them. Yesterday (1.8.2014) I went in to the store to get a new wiper blades. The problem with mine was that it somehow came off and I couldn't get the thing to re-attach after wrestling with it multiple times (I could get the passenger side to work but not the driver side). I was convinced a piece of plastic was broken off and I’d just need to replace the whole thing. I talked to Coby (or Colby?) who came out to look at it. He told me it wasn't broken. He wrestled with the blasted thing for a little while and finally was able to snap it back into place. I was impressed: He *could* have just said “Oh yeah, here’s the new wiper blades.” Which would have been easier for him and another sale for the business. I was impressed that he looked at the problem and just fixed it right there. He also helped me figure out fuse questions. Happy customer. I’ll be glad to go back to them when I need to again, even though there are a number of auto parts stores closer to home.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
My review here is on their service department. I've consistently taken it back to Doug Smith for service since I bought it in ~2006. From what I can tell, they seem fair and honest. They'll tell me if whatever issue is a more critical issue, or if it can wait for another 6 months or longer. And I’m no expert, but their prices seem fair, and I get the impression that they’re doing things right. My car is actually in there right now being worked on. When I get it back, I'll post details of exactly what they did to my car and how they priced it. There are other people out there who will know better than me if it's fair priced or not. Sept. 6: Dropped off my car. They said it might be done today, maybe tomorrow. In the evening, I called for an update for if it was going to be done today or not. Something in the phone system sent me to a voice mail while someone was supposedly going to check on it for me. I didn’t call back and neither did they. Sept. 7 @ 3pm – I hadn’t heard from them, so I called. They said they were not quite done but finishing up. They said the Service dept. closes at 4 and Sales closes at 7 and I could pick it up at either place. I asked if I should just plan on coming in to pick it up soon or wait for a phone call to tell me it’s done. They said they would call me when it’s done. I waited for the phone call. It never came. Sept. 7 @ 6:30 pm – Since the service dept. closed at 4 and they’ve all gone home for the weekend, I decide they must be done and I want to pick it up before Sales dept. closes. I picked it up from sales. They have a lot of “computer problems” taking my payment – which isn’t sales staff’s fault I realize. While he’s trying to charge my card, I expressed some frustration about the service dept. saying they would call me when it’s done, but not ever calling me and just going home for the weekend. The poor sales guy just didn’t seem to care probably because really, it wasn’t his fault. He didn’t apologize or respond to my complaints at all though. I dropped the issue just wanting to get out of there. When I went out to my car, my driver window was wide open. I realize there are reasons for a car service place to leave a window open, but the problem was that there had been a massive rain storm. Not a little un-notice-able storm – a front-page of KSL storm. Certainly someone noticed the storm. Certainly someone should have thought “Hey, we have customer cars out there with windows wide open.” Apparently that didn’t happen. My car was soaked. My door handle was filled with water that splashed on me when I shut the door. My shirt was wet and my butt got soaked from the rain on my chair. C’mon guys – first of all, call me when you’re done with my car like you said you would. Second of all, when the rain starts pouring down, realize that you have customer cars out there with their windows rolled down and do *something* about it. It’s not your fault there was a rain storm, but you missed a good opportunity to take care of your customers here. My prices: Front struts leaking – Labor: $329.00 Parts: $355.74 (They said that factory parts were currently cheaper than after-market, so that's what they did) Replaced 4 tires (I asked for “Medium quality/price”): 4 tires @ $98.95 each: $395.80 Labor: $59.95 Tire Tax: $4 Sales Tax: 76.98 Total: $1221.47 Now you people who know better about these things can decide for yourselves if this is fairly priced or not. If you're still reading this review -- really they're typically a great company to work with. They just happened to drop the ball on a couple of issues. Too bad they dropped the ball on the encounter I decided to write a review about. Oh well. That's how it goes. Hey Doug -- Lets fix this. Thanks.
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