Archive for September, 2008

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Week 2: A Proud Moment in Mechanics, of all things

September 10, 2008

So it’s already week 2 of nursing 2. Everything’s going really well and I haven’t fallen behind yet (which is really quite impressive for me). But last night I got a HUGE sense of pride in something that I thought that I new nothing about. Apparently, after 27 years, I’ve finally picked up my father’s mechanical ability.

 

I walked out of class with a couple classmates, and when I was walking to my car I heard this awful noise coming from a car across the parking lot. It was making that “I’m choking but I refuse to turn over and actually start” noise. I’m sure you’ve all heard it.

 

 

I figured it was most likely Sarah, so I drove over the other side of the parking lot and pulled up beside her. This girl had like a 1989 Integra, with 340,000 miles on it, no joke. She was sitting in it, window down, car obviously off, looking extremely frustrated.

 

From what little I know about cars, and from the fact my first care was 1983 Honda Prelude which also gave me a lot of issues, I told her

 

“Your car is probably not fuel injection, try pumping the gas pedal for a bit while you start it.”

 

 

Whala! It took a few seconds to turn over, but it did. She looked so happy, and told me she was so thankful that I came over to help. And I’m thinking, WTF? I helped fix a car?!?! It felt SO good!

 

 

 

Afterwards, I immediately called my dad and told him about what happened. He joked and told me his mechanical skills finally wore off on me. And that he was proud I could help fix a car.

 

OK, so maybe it wasn’t the same as putting my head under the hood or anything, but I helped the girl drive home safe. That’s gotta count for something.

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First Day of School Blues

September 4, 2008

I survived the first day of school, with some minor set-backs (because that’s just my super lucky personality). 

 

 

 

I’ve known for almost a month now that I am completely fucked in financial aid department. In an effort to do away with credit cards, I consolidated and fucked my credit. And i mean fucked; from every possible position. I basically threw the entire book of Kama Sutra at it and told it to go to town. And it did. So, needless to say, I am no longer a “desirable candidate” for a student loan. Like I said, I knew this going into Nursing 2, but it still adds stress.

 

 

 

Did i mention that I have to hike up a big hill to get to class in any of my posts?

Well, what I did NOT mention is that yesterday was 95 degrees!! In fuckin September (read it above, along with the my “way over lease milage”!). What a lovely, humid day to trek up a crappy hill after 8 hrs of work. And if THAT didn’t make me feel gross enough…

 

Pepto in my purse

Pepto in my purse

 I had a stomach bug all day. I took pepto, but it didn’t help at all. I had horrible stomach cramps. So I had to sporadically run out of class, only to have to wait in line in a crowded bathroom. Except, i definately could not go if people were there. So i sat and waited, and waited…. i knew that whatever occured would be similiar to that scene in Dumb & Dumber*, so I definately did not want someone in there or walking in on me. So, needless to say, I missed like half of my lecture and precept because of the waiting. Ugghhh.

 

 

 

 

Now, for the good stuff. Nursing 2 does not seem uber difficult. Infact, aside from the one extra day a week in the hospital, it seems EASIER than Nursing 1 (I just KNOW that i’m going to regret saying that). It’s not that the material itself is easier, it’s just that i already have the routine and basic information down. None of this is new to me, I know what to expect, and I know how to push myself thru it. So, i guess on very good note, I am gonna kick some serious ass this semester!

 

 

*This is where that “TMI” in the header comes into play

 

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And Today’s Horoscope Is…

September 2, 2008

 

“It’s a good day for cleaning. You have the time and high energy that is required.”

 

 Umm, NEWSFLASH… it’s the first day of school, I was up all night reading text, and I have classes all night after work. When the fuck am I supposed to “clean” anything?

 

Ugh, the universe has no idea…

 

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School Starts Tomorrow!

September 1, 2008

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Summer vacation is over.

 

I want to cry.

 

My guess is that breaking into a verse of “no more teachers, no more books…” won’t make me seem any less whiny. Or mature.

 

School starts tomorrow night, and I am just today opening the book and reading my assignment for the first day. This is no surprise… this is typical ‘me’ behavior.

 

Don’t get me wrong— I like nursing school. I like learning hands on in the hospital. I like coming closer and closer to being able to save a life. And I LOVE the rush of getting a procedure right; of getting a great score on an exam. I live for that rush…

 

However, I do NOT like the studying, the constant classes, and the fatigue from trying to be a full-time employee and student at the same time. I do not like missing my loved ones.  I despise having to hike up that hill to go to class when all I want to do is turn around after a long day of work and go home and take a nap. I do not live for those moments.

 

But, regardless of what I like or dislike, school IS starting tomorrow. And I am not prepared. So I guess I should go like, read  or something.

 

It has begun.