Monday, February 27, 2006

Random Ramblings...

Well, I have totally given up on reading. I did do some reading and looked up my patho stuff but that's it! I'm done!! I am so glad this is the last exam for med/surg. I spoke to someone who is in third and she said second was the semester from hell. So, that makes me optimistic.:) I'm going over to my adopted auntie's house tomorrow. They only live 10 min. away from school so it will be less stress for me. And I get to stop at the really nice Starbucks on the way to school.
I had my evaluations today. She said I did really well but I did to work on my confidence. Of course I already knew this. The story of my life. I have to be at school at 7 am tomorrow. That means I have to be up at least by 5 and on the road no later than 6:15. Grrr.....why did I volunteer again? I hope NSA is somewhat worth it. I am sneaking my notes in so I can at least study some. Hopefully we don't have to sit in our clinical groups and I can sit by my friends.
My mom was so funny today. She was asking what my plans were after I graduate. Meaning, "are you and the man moving in together". I said no, not until we are married. She was really happy with that.
I went to get a coke out of the vending machine and a rat almost ran across my foot! I really would have freaked out. I get creeped out just thinking about it! The thing was almost has big as my cat!! And of course I was wearing flip-flops.
I got a Valentine from my nephew today! I know it's a little late but he is a baby so I forgive him. I'm just impressed that he remembered!:) Thanks sis! The picture was adorable! I have it on my desk so I can see him when I'm studying!!
Ok, next rotation I am going to be so on top of my studying!!! I will read before class and will get my check offs done in a timely manner. I will not wait until the last minute to do my careplans or any other project. Mmmmm....pretty lofty goals but hopefully I can do at least one of them!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Study break

Ok, usually I really don't give a rat's behind about celebrities. They annoy me for the most part. They whine when we want to know about them and then they whine when no one pays attention to them. And some of them are just, well, strange. I mean take a look at Tom Cruise or Michael Jackson. Enough said.
So, I was standing in line today and picked up a People magazine. Nick and Jessica are on the cover, with some headline about war. Now, for some reason Jessica annoys the crap out of me. I just want to go up to her and hit her with my shoe. Or sew her mouth shut. I find it funny that she has all this money and she doesn't' think Nick would want any of it. My gosh, she is a dumb one. I mean I think if it were the other way around she would just assume she would get alimony. I mean he wanted her to sign a pre-nup and she refused. I think that she is being a bit selfish considering that if it weren't for their marriage none of us would have never heard of them. Or cared. I think she has learned a very valuable lesson. Sign on that dotted line.
I also think that she gave marriage tips a bit freely. I mean she was married for a whole three years and she acted like she was an expert on marriage. Why, because she saved herself for marriage? (Which I hate to be the cynic here, but I think she fibbed on that one.)
Ok, enough of that. I did something that I thought I would never do today. I ordered something from TV. I think it was the caffeine high. Yes, that's it. It was the coffee's fault! I ordered the Yoga booty ballet workout. Oh, my what did I do??? It did look fun while I was lying in bed this morning. It also sounded like a brilliant ideal at the time. Oy.

I love productive days

Well, I can't believe how much I have gotten accomplished this morning. My house is clean, my uniforms are done, laundry is caught up, I made turkey burgers for dinner tonight and I had an eye exam and got my shopping done. All before noon!!!!!! I think an alien has abducted the real me. But whatever because I'm getting a lot more done with the new model.
I went to the optometrist in Wal-mart today. I was a little bit worried but I really needed some new contacts. The doctor was female and she was the best one that I have ever encountered. As much as I hate Wal-Mart I will be going back. I have remembered why I stay out of that place. It is always such a zoo! Why do people have to be so rude there? People stop in the middle of the aisle and block traffic or try to run you over with their cart like they are in some kind of race. Oh, and don't even get me started on the elderly people in that place. Look at them the wrong way and you might be running for your life. It's like peoples personalities change as soon as they walk through those doors.
Well, my goal is to get most of my reading done today. Well, see how that goes. I'm sure I can find a million other things to do though. :)

Friday, February 24, 2006

I heart sunshowers

I love when the sun is shining, it's 80 degrees with a nice breeze and the smell of rain is in the air. It's also nice to see this outside my office window.:)

I can't believe it's Friday

I have been a busy little bee lately. I had my last med/surg skills lab yesterday. I am still not up to date on my check offs. Opps. I actually got back to my old schedule and got to school at 7:30 with starbucks in hand to study. Of course I was the only one to show up but that's ok. Everyone is sick and I did get a lot done yesterday. I have my evaluations for clinical Monday, NSA day is Tuesday and I have my last Med/Surg exam. Well until the Med/surg final. I am so nervous about starting OB. I am really scared of those pregnant women!!:)
Do you know what someone had the nerve to tell my man yesterday? "All you immigrants need to go back to your own country." If I had been there that lady would have gotten such a earful. I would love to know her family tree. I am sure that she is 100% Native American. I don't know where people get off on being that way.
I have started planning my trip to Alaska. I am so excited. Of course I might not be driving back down because I think mom is going to go to Seattle or someplace around that area. Boo-hoo. :(
Well, my break is over back to the books. Blah.............

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I'm done with Med-Surg!

Well, at least for this semester! We had our last clinical day today. It was such a laid back day today too. My patient was really easy and extremely nice. But she didn't need much care and she only had two meds to give. I was done at 9:45. But I did get to d/c an IV today!!! Of course it was easy but still I had never done it before. I thought I was going to start my first foley today but the doctor ended up doing it. Grrrr....
I am going to miss this hospital because it was a lot nicer than the last place I was at. It is clean and the nurses were so nice.
Baby was so sweet last night. He went to the grocery store and while he was there he picked up a case of coke and a case of kitty food for me. He said I was always running out so he wanted to make sure I had some. It was perfect because it saved me from going to get cat food today!
Well, I need to write a paper, practice for my skills check off tomorrow and start studying for my test!!

Monday, February 20, 2006

So true...

Sunday, February 19, 2006


Four Jobs I’ve Had in My Life
1. Cashier at McDonald's, my very first job. I HATED it
2. Customer service/Cash office-Kohl's Department store
3. Waitress at various establishments
4. CNA-Sunrise Assisted Living

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over, and Have
1. Fried Green Tomatoes. I adore this movie
2. Monty Python's Holy Grail. Tis' merely a flesh wound.
3. Sliding Doors, I don't know why but I just like this movie
4. Gone With the Wind

Four Places I Have Lived (this could be a really long list.)
1. Chicago
2. Indianapolis
3. Baumholder, Germany
4. Houston

Four TV Shows I Love To Watch
1. The Gilmore Girls
2. Don't laugh but the Golden Girls
3. The Simpsons
4. Crime shows, Law& Order, stuff on court tv and A&E. I blame this addiction on my mom

Four Places I Have Been On Vacation
1. St. Thomas
2. Canada
3. Paris
4. San Francisco

Four Websites I Visit Daily
1. various blogs
2. Flylady
3. National Zoo website. I like to watch the Pandas. I am such a dork
4. comics

Four Favorite Foods
1. Fried Chicken
2. Pizza
3. Salmon
4. mac and cheese.

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
1. In Alaska with my mom
2. Any where with my best friend C.W.
3. In Houston with my sister
4. on the beach

Four People Whom I Tag Next
My sis and anyone who reads this who would like to do it.

Sunday Blues.

The sun is shining and it is a perfect 80 degrees out. I should be in a good mood but I feel like crap. What is the saying looking California and feeling Minnesota? That's me right now.
I had a total breakdown today. I have no clue to what triggered it but I am just in a funk. I am yelling at baby for no reason and I feel awful about it. I hate when I get this way. He told me that I'm in a miserable mood because I haven't been anywhere and he wanted me to go to the art show with his mom in Coconut Grove. I didn't feel like dealing with the crowds and I didn't want to drive. Not to mention that I have an IPR to write and my community paper to write, both due on Tuesday. Plus I still have my care plan that I still need to do. Grrrr.... yet I don't do anything! Boys irritate me sometimes.
I really am missing my nana today and I don't know why I am thinking so much about her right now. I know that she is in a better place but I am feeling very selfish right now and want her with me. I know I spent a lot of time with her but it still doesn't feel like I said or did all the things that I should have.
I went to an AA meeting last night for my community experience. It was funny because they thought I was a new member. There was a lot of talk about letting herself give into a higher power and that we aren't God and that we just have to let go. I couldn't agree more. I have always felt sorry for people that don't have faith in anything. It seems like people who don't have a belief system are usually very unhappy people. At least in my opinion.
I feel sorry for people that have no other place to turn but to a bottle or drugs. I mean how horrible for one to feel that they have no other way to deal with things.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Ok, I tag anyone who wants to do this. (but sis, you have to do it.:))

1. Your name spelled backwards. ikkim
2. Last incoming call on your phone- my mom
3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? pics
4. What's your favorite restaurant? I really don't have one
5. Last time you swam in a pool? I think it was in Sept. Baby has a pool so I try to get in his when I can.
6. Have you ever been in a school play? Yes.
7. 2 or 3? Well, I don't know what this is for but since I like even numbers I'm going to go with 2
8. Type of music you dislike most? I really am one of those rare breeds that likes everything. So I guess any music that is just crap. There are way to many people with record deals that don't have one ounce of talent.
9. Do you have cable? No! I cancelled it back in Dec. So I would have less distractions. Of course I still find a million other things to do other that study.
10. Have you ever ridden on a 4 wheeler? Yes
11. Have you ever made a prank phone call? Yes
12. Boyfriend/Girlfriend? My other half
13. Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? No, I'm not to fond of heights. I did this sky jump thing at Kings Island once and thought I was going to die.
14. Farthest place you ever traveled? Germany
15. Do you have a garden? I have plants and herbs on my balcony
16. What's your favorite comic strip? I really don't have a fav. I really like Baby Blues, Muttz, and Dilbert.
17. Do you read a newspaper every day? No, I am so out of touch. I don't even watch the news.
18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Considering I'm a Army brat I should but sadly I don't
.20. Best movie(s) you've seen in the past month? Crash, Veer and Zaara
21. Favorite pizza toppings? Veggies
22. Chips or popcorn? Both
23. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? No, But I just know someone has tried this.
24. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No
25. Orange Juice or Apple Juice? Orange
26. Who were the last people you went out to lunch or dinner with? One of my friends from Nursing School.
27. Favorite type chocolate bar? Raisnettes count?
28. When was the last time you voted at the polls? Last election
29. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? I haven't had a home grown one since I left Indy.
30. Have you ever won a trophy? Trophy no. but I have one medals and other awards.
31. Are you a good cook? I think so
32. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Of course, I'm not that much of a diva
33. Sprite or 7-Up? Diet Sprite
34. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work? Yes, I wear a nursing uniform.
35. Last thing you ate? leftover pizza
36. Ever thrown up in public? Yes, though I wish I could say no.
40. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? my nana
41. Did you have long hair as a young kid? I had long hair until I was 24
42. What messages are in your voice mail? no clue, I am really bad about cleaning out my voicemail.
45. What kind of bag do you have, and whats in it? Today it's just an old navy bag but I think I have half my house in it
46. What was the last thing you drank? I'm drinking a diet coke right now
47. What is one thing you are grateful for today? That I'm not in class
48. What do you think about most? Everything. I wish I could shut my mind off.
49. What is your new years resolution? To be a better person.


All I can say is I'm so glad it is Friday!!!!!!!!!!! It has been such a busy week! I spent the last couple of days at my baby's aunt and uncle's house. It was easier to stay there because they live closer to the school and I had a lot going on this week and just wanted to cut out the stress of having to be up early, not getting any sleep and driving an hour with crazy drivers. I loved staying at there house.
The rehab experience went alright. I know that I never want to work rehab. I really think that it could have been better organized. She just threw us in there. Real great when none of us have no experience. The semester has been so disorganized and they wonder why morale is down. I can't wait until this semester is done!
I had the weirdest dreams last night. I had one where my whole lecture class jumps up on the tables and starts dancing and singing bollywood style. It was a tad bit freaky. Then I had another dream that a girl in my clincial group read my blog and I was really freaked out by it. Why I don't know.
I am going to try to get motivated so I can clean my house and try to get some studying in.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Spring Semesters.

I don't know what it is with spring semesters. Fall semester I am always excited and stay on top of things but once spring semester rolls around I feel like doing nothing! I was going to get up and go to the skills lab today but have vetoed that. I really have to get my head into the books. I have an exam on Wed. and I really need at least a high B on this one. I can't believe that I slacked on the first test. Bad me! I am so behind on my skills. I haven't done crap this semester so this week I am going to have to find time to get about 10 checks off done. I'm suppose to have them done by Thurs. but that isn't happening. I loathe the skills lab. They are some real pieces of work in there this semester.
I have to go all the way up to West Palm Beach this week to talk to some people in rehab. Oh, what fun that shall be. I guess I could be less judgmental but I really don't want to do this. I have to sit for 6 hours and talk to drug addicts and then write down everything that I have said and what they have said word for word. And I can't take notes. How dumb is that? I don't mind going and talking but word for word and not being able to take notes? I think they are seriously trying to make us snap on purpose. Wed. I have my exam and I have to go and do my community experience. I found a place that will take me on the tour of the place and just answer my questions. That means I will be there for no more than an hour! That so rocks. It is either that or an AAA meeting. The only thing I don't like about going to the AA meeting is all the smoke. Funny how people go from one addiction to another.
I have become such a hermit. Baby said he was going to take me out for Valentine's day tonight and I don't even feel like going. Maybe I'll tell him that we should go next week. I know I have a problem when I don't even feel like shopping. Why isn't Spring Break here yet??????
I still haven't gotten my mom's birthday present. I am such a bad daughter! I have no ideal what to get her. It's a toss up between a digital camera and an IPOD shuffle. I wish she was easier to buy for. I guess I could just feed her addiction and buy her a book.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Well, today was interesting. It started with me hitting the snooze button a million times this morning. Then I realized that I was late and had 20 min. to get ready, feed the cats and get out the door. I somehow made to the hospital on time with all the slow pokes on the road this morning.It is now officially snow bird season. Let me tell you how much fun that is. Not only are the roads busy but the hospitals are too. I get up on the floor and for the first 20 min. I was like a zombie. I soooooo needed some caffeine! I thought I was going to have a crappy day but it turned out really good. Busy but good. I had the nicest patient today. He was a real joy to take care of and I learned a lot by taking care of him today. I love when that happens! I also gave my first IM injection!!!:) It was so much fun. I like giving shots way to much!!!! I was nervous when the instructor said to you want to give one. I wanted to run out the door screaming in terror but decided that probably wasn't a good ideal. He told the nurse that he didn't even feel the injection! Yeah me!! But I still need to work on my sq's. I don't know why I have more trouble with those. I got to give one of those to. I can't believe that I only have four more clinical days. Then it is off to OB. Which is a bummer because it means a longer drive and I am so not looking forward to OB. Though I do love me some babies. And I hope I get to see a birth.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

I got new pics of my nephew today. I wanted to cry when I saw him! He looks so much like my sister and mom. He has the most amazing eyes. They are just full of curiosity and you can tell there are things going on in that little mind of his already. I can see that the Irish stubbornness is there. Mom said that we are going to try and stop by and see all the babies this summer. I will be so happy to see everyone. It should be an interesting trip. Me, mom and her cat in a car from Alaska to Florida. I wonder who will snap first, me or Lucy. My boyfriend laughed and asked what help could I possibly be. I said I will be the navigator and official picture taker.:) I said that I wasn't going to go on anymore road trips but I will make this one my last. We are going to take the ferry because there is no way I am driving through the Yukon. I know it is a once in a lifetime opportunity but I'll just have to pass. There is not enough tranquilizers to keep me from freaking out on those tiny roads that go around those high mountains. Adventure girl I am not. I would have made the worst pioneer. They would have left me for dead the first day.
Baby was so cute tonight. This man doesn't like football or any sports but he is watching the Superbowl tonight just so he won't be left out of any conversations. I had to laugh.
I hope I have a good clinical day tomorrow. I hope I get someone who will actually let me take care of them this time. Sometimes I think the challenge of nursing school is not the studying and loss of social life and free time but dealing with the politics of nursing school. It can be so frustrating at times. Only 28 more days until Spring Break!!!!!!! Thank goodness. I really need to get my bum into gear and start studying more. I wish there was a pill for procrastination.

Superbowl Sunday.

Wow. I can't believe that it is Superbowl Sunday already. I have just realized today that I have been in Florida for two years and 2 months. It has also been three years since I left butthead. He said that I would be back in 6 months when I left him. He also said that I wouldn't last a year down here. I guess he was wrong. But then again he was wrong most of the time.

Friday, February 03, 2006

The one things that I love about blogs is that you get to read about peoples lives and not feel alone. It's weird because you have never met this person but you can relate to what they are saying or what they are feeling and it makes you feel normal. It makes you feel normal because you know that someone else has the same thoughts and you might not be as weird as you thought you were. Ok, maybe I am but at least I know there are other weirdos out there.:) hahaha.
I wish that I was more brave about commenting on people's blogs. I will every now and again but I get shy for some reason. How strange is that. I guess because my blog is boring and I don't want people to judge me. Yes, I know how much of a freak I am.


The man actually had enough nerve to ask about the superbowl. I am officially boycotting the superbowl this year. All I have to say is screw the Steelers. And I don't want to hear anything. This is my blog and I'm pissed off that the Colts lost to the Steelers. Bastards. Therefore I will not be watching the superbowl. I hope the Seahawks kick the bums. Bastards.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Well, I have read over some peoples blogs about the whole cartoon and Muslim thing. I have read some good ones and then I have read some that just want to make be smack people. Yes there is a thing a freedom of speech. But we should also respect people. What is wrong with people. I can only imagine what would happen if someone did a disrespectful cartoon of Jesus. Granted going all Jihad over a cartoon is just inot right. Oh, and I guess they are boycotting. My bad.
Yes, there are some bad Muslims but Muslims are not out to destroy non-Muslims. Nor are Muslims trying to take over the world. I have actually had someone say this to me. And no there are no hidden meanings of Jihad and killing Christians in the Qur'an.
Islam is not about war. It is about submission to Allah. And Islam doesn't repress women. The crazy fundamentalist do that. For all the people who just want to say that Islam is about terrorism and blah,blah, blah. To kill is going against Allah. To commit suicide is against Allah. So I guess this terrorist aren't really true Muslims are they?


Well, I read the news and it depresses me. Then makes me happy. I hate the news, yet I still read it every day.
Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, had asked 40 cartoonists to draw images of the prophet Muhammad to test censorship. What moron would think this was a good ideal? Did the thought that it might offend people cross their mind. Who really gives a rats ass about censorship. How about caring about offending someone's religious views.
But then we have people in the Muslim world shouting death to Denmark. I am so fed up with people. I don't think they have read the Qur'an. And if they have I think they might need to reread it. I doubt Allah would want people going around blowing up things or killing people over something like a cartoon. Gee, they never heard of the term boycotting? I think that would be better. Of course I don't know what Denmark exports but hey at least it would be better than killing.
Crazy people. It what gives religion a bad name.
Then in some in Port St. Lucie decides to abandoned a dog in the intercostal. Bastards. But someone took him home. Hopefully they will be better owners.
Then the news really cheered me up. IU won yesterday. That puts a smile on my face.

Ok, today's Dilbert was the best. Hehehe.

Rules of the Road, at least in my world

Ok, just a lesson for all the idiots who happen to get a license some how. I really think a lot of people pay the DMV off.

1. Do not sit there and proceed to have a conversation with the guy in the toll booth. No, I do not care if you know him or not.
2. There are two lanes for a reason. One is for PASSING!
3. Don't walk out in front of me if you see me coming down the road. I might hit you just for being stupid. Ok, I won't but the thought will cross my mind.
4. I will not let you in my toll booth lane. Don't act dumb when I honk at you and call you a stupid bitch. I WILL hit you. Yes, I mean this. My car is falling apart. What do I care? No, having a turn signal doesn't give you the right of way. I was here first. You on the other hand just have a turn signal on.
5. School zones times are listed for a reason. If it says between 6:45-7:45 then it means that time. You do not, I repeat, do not have to drive 15mph at 7:55. Morons
6. Riding my bummer is not going to make me go faster. I really don't think me running into the guy in front of me is going to get you to your destination any quicker.
7. Don't ride my bummer if there are various other lanes open. Don't be an ass. No one likes an ass.
8. And if you are riding my bummer and there are various lanes open, slow the f&c* down! I speed like a demon out of hell so I know you are driving to fast!!
9. There are turn signals on a car for a reason. Please figure out what they are for and use them.
10. Screw you, I will use my horn. It is there because of idiots like you.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

So much to do, such little time...

Not really, I'm just being quite the procrastinator. I took my first nursing exam of the semester. I have to say that I didn't not do as well as I should have. But I have no one to blame but myself! I have a presentation to give on cancer tomorrow. Guess what? I haven't started! My group me today and we got nothing done. Nada. Thank goodness we don't get a grade on it. Personally I think it is a total waste of time. But I could go on and on about the things that are a complete waste of time in this program. No, I'm not bitter. Just a little frustrated. Some of our instructors are just bitches. But ironically are good nurses. Very ironic.
I am a late bloomer. I never get or join anything when it first arrives on the scene. Except clothing but that is a whole different story. I have finally signed up for Netflix. Why has it taken this long for me to figure out this is a wonderful thing? Especially since I HATE the video store. I hate the punk ass kids that work there and I can never remember what I want to watch when I get in there. This is a wonderful thing for me. I get bored I add movies to my list. And no more worrying about late fees. I love that I get to keep a movie as long as I want. It is so much easier to drop the movie in the mailbox than the store. The video store is such a pain in the ass to get to. I just got done with Crash and they got it the day I sent it out and I had a new movie waiting for me the next day. LOVE IT!! I am watching a documentary about Islam that the history channel put out. It is interesting so far. Of course the basics I know but the history stuff I really didn't know.
I got to talk to my sis today! I haven't spoken to her in such a long time. I really missed her! Have I metioned how much I hate not living close to her? For all of you that live near your family I really envy you. I would love to be able to stop by and see my nephew and have lunch or coffee with my sis. I guess I'll just have to move to Houston. But I don't think baby would like that to much.
Another fab thing happened. I have a Starbucks near me now! Woo-Hoo. All the other ones are a pain in the but to get to. Welcome to the wonerful world of Florida. But I haven't had Starbucks in such a long time that I got the supersized cup and I will most likely be up all night. I must say I might regret it tonight but it was pure heaven while I was drinking it.
Ok, I read about the drug dealers using dogs to smuggle heroine. What bastards. I hate it when people are mean to animals for no justified reason. You should see how cute they were. I just heart labs.