2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days…

March 3, 2009

… Until Nursing 3 Ends. I’d like to say that it’s going fabulously,but that would be a  lie.  It IS going tho- a little too  fast more my liking-  and I have my second exam next week already. After that, it’s Spring Break. I can’t fathom how it could  be Spring already, but I guess it is. 

On an    unrelated   t opic, I loathe my space bar on my home desktop. I   spilled a soda on  it  a month or so ago, and no matter how many timesI cleanit, it just doesnt seem to work right. Ipersonallylove when it gets stuck in the “pressed down” state…           kinda like it just did there.

OK- enough bs–i have alot o f  hw to do before clinical tonite.   I’lltry to get back on here soon tho.


Quick Update

February 24, 2009

I’m home from work today, getting ready for clinical tonite. This semester has been so crazy that I haven’t had a chance to write a thing.
I did well on my first exam– a B average overall– which is all I could hope and dream of in Nursing 3.
I’ve had some challenging patients in clinical, though I feel that it isn’t nearly as hard as last semester. Maybe I’m finally getting the swing of things?
I’m actively looking for a second job for summer weekends… I know, i’m crazy, but I really want to get my foot in the door NOW, even if it’s weekend nightshifts all summer long (oh wow– that sounds SOOO much worse than I thought it would…) But, to have experience in the hosptial of my choice PRIOR to graduation would really help me get a job. To have experience in the NICU, nursery, or L&D in the hospital of my choice prior to graduating would be amazing. So I guess my social life suffers.
**I promise one day it will all be worth it*


How Much Have I Lived?

February 7, 2009

Things I’ve done are in bold.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (No– but hopefully soon enough!)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (actually hiked up a mountain)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang/played a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
Saved someone’s life (I’ve helped, but not by myself yet…)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Made a baby (Someday…)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee
100. Gotten a speeding ticket


Looks like I have a lot to do…

I got this from : www.somewhereinnj.blogspot.com


How to Have a Bad Morning

January 29, 2009

Here are some tips for you, so you can have a bad morning that mimicked mine today:

1. Sleep at a hotel.Make sure that your cell phones dead and that you have a watch without numbers (You can use a Movado, but any old watch will do).

2. Have them set the clock an hour off. big20alarm20clock

3. Set the alarm to wake up at your normally scheduled time. Rush around and get ready. Check-out of the hotel.

4. Get in your car and turn the key. Realize that you are exactly one hour EARLY.

5. Since you’ve already checked-out of the hotel, proceed to work.

6. Stop at Dunkin Donuts and get a cup of coffee dunkin-donuts11

7. Step out of your car and walk into work

8. Slip on the ice.fun021

9. Drop your nice, hot cup of coffee. Make sure to get it all over you.  

10. Skin your knee to the point of bleeding.

11. Proceed into work.

12. Check your online banking. Realize that they forgot to pay you. no-money1

13. Converse with co-workers and realize that they forgot to pay everyone.

14. Check your school email. Realize that since yesterday was a snow day, tonight’s lecture will be an extra-long double lecture.

**15. Make a cup of crappy freeze-dried coffee and wait to see what happens next…


I Can’t Stop Laughing…

January 27, 2009

Once in awhile a product comes along that is so innovative that it changes the world as we know it. Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you, why would you spend hundreds of dollars on expensive air-conditioning units, when you can simply purchase the “Frosty Fan Packs”?





January 26, 2009

I’m not doing so hot on my Math this semester. Since it’s Nursing 3 they upped the ante again, and my lil brain is having trouble keeping up. They gave us Nursing 2 Math exam on the first day, for shits and giggles i guess, and i scored a 90, but now that these questions are getting harder I’m wondering if I’ll be able to get the 80% i need to pass.

So i ask myself..



So last week at work…

January 26, 2009

I was trying to price out water bottles online. I’m trying to lose weight and really wanted a camelback with the rubber bite straw. Anything new and pretty that can encourage me to drink water, thus decrease my appetite, hence leading to weight loss.


I was looking at different sporting good stores, and wanted to check out Dicks Sporting Goods. The following is the conversation that I needed to have with my boss afterwards (as our internet usage is monitored):

Me: “So i was looking for a new water bottle and wanted to look at Dicks Sporting Goods and typed in dicks.com”

Boss: “Ok…”

Me: “So it wasn’t what I thought it would be… i mean… they sold “balls”, but NOT the kind i thought they would. Anyway, i wanted you to know because I didn’t want you to think I was looking at porn or anything. As soon as it came up, i clicked out.”

Boss: *Laughing* “You’re too cute.”