Monthly Archives: September 2010


my roommate in salad-o informed me, by text message, that she got a promotion and transfer to CA. she has to move Oct 15th. which means i have to find a new place to live in both the places i live. this sucks. this is just energy i can’t afford to expend. i have a mattress and a dresser in salad-o that don’t both fit in my car. not sure the dresser will fit at all. i should probably just get a 1-bed room in round rock or georgetown and live in one place. though i like living in two places. it helps me focus. one place is for studying, one for living. *sigh* these are the times i wish i just had a job like normal people.

i am going to get up early and make scones tomorrow. happy classmates will make me feel better.

i heart barry lynn

“These two weekends were a lot like many of the events I had visited going back nearly 20 years to gatherings of
Pat Robertson’s Christian Coalition. For example, people still wanted to take pictures with me, to prove to the
folks back home that even though their trip to Washington didn’t lead to a photo op with Barack Obama, they did
get a snapshot or video with one of Satan’s imps. After one such session, a woman brought her 12-year-old son
over and said: “now if you ever see Mr. Lynn on television, don’t believe a word he says.” I immediately told the
youth: “listen to your mother.” The subtlety of that response (that is, don’t believe me when I say you should
listen to your mother) may have been lost on mom.”


now we have 3 exams, 2 quizzes and a care plan due next week. i finished the care plan already. got half way though my clinical TEST prep (we have a clinical quiz the same day…makes no sense). as long as i study after school every day, i can totally keep up. this living in salad-o on school days really helps me focus. pharm worries me a bit. it is just a lot of info and we don’t always get through all the material we are responsible for. that bugs me about nursing school. teacher says “i won’t cover it all, but you are responsible for everything in the chapter”. huh? so, if i don’t understand something in the chapter, which you didn’t cover, i have to come to your office hours on top of it all? that seems inefficient. technically, we have only 10 units this term. why not make a couple of classes a little longer (like pharm) and cover ALL the material?

i think optimus prime is a little stir-crazy here in salad-o. i failed to bring any toys, so she made one out of a rolled up ball of paper. she looks sort of bored. we are going home tomorrow though. of course, her brother won’t be there. i feel really guilty all of a sudden. like i am a bad parent.

will my blogs be this boring for all of nursing school? i fear they will. perhaps i will try and make up for the dullness during term breaks and go completely wild. *sigh*

forward ho!

was TOTALLY freaking over my vital signs check-off today. seriously. if you don’t pass you are out of the program. and i was struggling. but when i got into that room, and my “client” lori sat down, i was in the zone. i got slightly different numbers than my instructor, but totally within tolerance (4 mm of mercury). i felt totally on it. and doing so well has put a skills confidence in me that i really needed. i need to study the theory more (just because there is so much of it) but the skills i was really worried. i am clumsy. doesn’t work as a nurse. i feel better now.

haven’t received 2 of my 3 tests back. definitely got 100% on the pop quiz. waiting for math and pharm. but i am confident i made the hat trick! (that, a hat trick, is 3 successes, right? guess i could look it up on google)

kicking some ass in nursing school!

and by that, i mean, excellent test scores! got an 87.5% on the first one. i am disputing one question because i answered it based on the info given, which was wrong. trick questions? anyhow, today we had math and a pop quiz in clinical. i am predicting 100% on both! yeah for me!

vital signs check-off on thursday. nervous but feeling better. we have all tomorrow’s lab to practice.

at bodega bean reading pharm, prepping for my quiz. let’s see if we can go for a hat trick of 3 perfect scores!

my coffee shop

looking toward the front door of bodega bean (link is their FB page as they don’t have a website) in belton, tx

looking at the barista perch.

man, i am busy.

ks – uniformly sexy tomorrow. a friend help me set-up the house today. it was nice not to have this sense of “7 hours to the party! argh 6 hours to the party! OMG! 5 hours to the party! crap! 4 hours to the party…” well, you get the drift. it was just cool to have time. tomorrow i will go over and vacuum (so the cats can sleep indoors tonight) and andreas will put up some final decorations while i cover things at secret oktober. woohoo! then i shall be a slightly inappropriate den mother. my outfit is awesome.

sunday will be about getting my act together and studying math with one of my classmates. i think i will be a good teacher, but we’ll see. the woman that taught me dimensional analysis was a genius and i am just going to do what she did. pick-up food. get to salad-o, get some sleep. damn, i need to practice more BPs now that my BP cuff has arrived. sheesh. i am so busy.