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So I'm considering getting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with the accelerated program at FSU. It started with me talking on the phone with my mom during my lunch break last Wednesday telling her I wouldn't mind being open to considering becoming a nurse or something. I don't know where it came from, but it just flowed, and I felt ok about it and I guess still do. Anyway, I'm not sure about anything yet, but I've actually been doing research about it and it seems like something that might actually be a real possibility. I also just saw that it doesn't start until the Spring, so after I graduate I'd have a semester where I could work and save money and/or finish up my pre-reqs (the plan being to have most if not all of then preferably done by the end of this Summer, if possible).

Anyway...maybe it's all too early to be even bringing this up, but...well, I guess we'll see

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I'm kind of posting just for the sake of posting since I haven't posted here in forever.

Ummmm...my thesis is awesome. I've kind of willfully been trying to figure out ways to get back to France/some crazy place in the world but it all leads to me just giving up out of indecision etc. I told my mom today that I was open to considering alternative (to my own current) career options in the medical field and am thus open to considering going to school for such a purpose, even though the result of my consideration will likely be that nothing of the implied sort happens.

I feel like a weird blob of Something, not in a neutral, unhappy, or dissatisfied way, just in a...weird...way.

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I went to my first football game evar on Monday, FSU vs. UM. Yeah, we lost, but it was really close, as expected, and I enjoyed it even though I was up pretty late and probably only got about 4 hours of sleep or something crazy like that. It was like a whole new world had opened up for me: maybe it's because I'm not used to crowds and am an introvert, but I was in some way fascinated by all the people. In some way it was kind of like a dream, and at some points I kind of just wanted to look at people and gawk like some kind of bumpkin. There were some douchebags around us unnecessarily jeering at UM, including when UM players were on the field hurt, which was not cool. At least two or three fights broke out. There was one guy whose friends would lift him up into the air and throw him a bit a few times during the game when something exciting happened for our team. Chelsea gave me some rundown of what was going on so that I was even less lost (I kid you not, I had to wikipedia football before the game so that I would have a clue as to what was going on).

Anyway, I don't know if I'll go to another one. I kind of just went because I figured it was something I should do before I graduate, and I also wanted to hang out with peeps. Chels and I were going to tailgate with CSU but were late. Also, they do stuff for Homecoming, in which I will probably not participate. Jim Gaffigan is coming for our Pow Wow, and in last week's CSU e-mail they mentioned that he's Catholic, which I totally forgot until I remembered how we made jokes about the Episcopal vs. Catholic churches. It's true, he is pretty funny, but I guess I'm just not cool enough to participate.

Also, I have a thesis to write. I'm meeting with my director about my prospectus again on Tuesday, and it's due October 9, oh boy! (not)

Also also, this is a little bit of how I imagine myself on the weekends: beginning a 28-hour day. But only in my exaggerated imagination

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I'm so glad I only have two classes, only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They're German Studies and Islamic Tradition, too, so I think they'll be pretty interesting. I just hope I don't get too lazy from knowing I only have two classes and not do any homework. Not like that would be a change at all...Also, I'm meeting with my thesis director to discuss my prospectus next week on Tuesday, which is kind of exciting, except I haven't done much preliminary research. The good thing is that I at least have books with which to begin some preliminary research and that I have at least read a *little* (though only from one of said books) and have some ideas.

Also, I didn't get into Teach for America, but I brilliantly remembered that I already have a job, which means that when I graduate--ding ding ding!--maybe I'll *still* have it. That means I won't necessarily face immanent doom, and considering that some of my co-workers may be leaving, I may have an opportunity to move up some if I don't find a better opportunity and decide to stay. Woot! It's almost sad that I'd probably rather pay off my loans by working as a testing proctor than as a teacher.

Anyway, here's a meme cuz I can and because I've already begun procrastinating on class readings...

yaaaaayRéduire )

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A friend tagged me as Sleepy in a photo of three of the seven dwarfs on facebook. I guess it was in a children's exercise book because for each one a sentence was started and you had to fill in the blank as following: 1) Dopey wears a purple (fan, cap, ham) 2) Sleepy wants to take a (sat man nap) 3) Bashful wears a big (options cut off)

Here was some of the conversation:
Girl tagged as Bashful: Oh the endless possibilities...
Girl tagged as Dopey: I'm PRETTY sure Sleepy wants to take a man
Bashful: Hahaha, I didn't even see that option!
Me: I do want to take a man, how did you know?

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Near the end of the day at work today it started raining really hard and I half-jokingly said, "I'm banking on it stopping completely the moment I walk out the door". What can I say, I'm an idealist. Long story short, that didn't happen. Makes enough sense. It wasn't that bad, though; it wasn't too hot or too cold, and my bag and all the stuff in it stayed dry for the most part. A few feet from the street my house is on, though, lightning struck *reeeeeally* close to me, from my guess; closer than I've ever had lightning strike. I could tell because, well, it was really loud in my left ear, near where some bushes and trees were, and cuz I could smell it. My jaw dropped open in shock, but I was ok. I was content in believing I was made to suffer the rain to be spared the lightning strike, which is ooooook by me =) The power at home didn't even go out or anything, and the rain's intensity eventually lessened and stopped.

I think I'm going to classify this as a near-death experience that I can put my finger on, though. I mean, I'm sure everyone has them hundreds of times a day without knowing it (oh, and I pulled out into the road probably a little early, dangerously close to an oncoming car this morning...), but at least now I can describe one, I guess.

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Sometimes I imagine that I have contracted some illness from a specific person so that I can feel somehow attached to them, and a special kind of love. Not in a weird, creepy way. I think...just in the sense of, "Hmmm, I happen to be sick. This guy/gal was/is also sick; I must have got it from them. That's really neat how we're just two people who share the same world and live close enough together that we inevitably share each other's germs. I think I'm in love..."

jk about the last part. Kind of. Seriously though, feeling someone else's pain helps you love them better. Think about it the next time you catch someone's cold or something.

Also, it might be a little creepier that I thought this as I reflected on my priest being sick. I went to confession today and he was definitely holding back some coughing as he said the Absolution, and let it loose when I left the confessional. I know the twinge in my throat (or the beginnings thereof, or whatever) is actually almost certainly because of the smoke and fragrance I've been breathing in from a scented candle I've had lit almost constantly for the past week in honor of St. Dominic, but I couldn't help but glance in my mind over the possibility that I caught it from Fr. Eddie. Anyway, I probably didn't. I hope he gets better soon =(

Also, my thoughts as I was working in the testing center this week one day:

To student: Sir, could you please put your hat under the desk? *student does so* Thank you.
Oh man, he's kind of cute without a hat on @_#...

So, it's not like I was lusting over him in my mind or anything, but the thought process just amused me! :D

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At the testing center on campus. The interview was with 5 different people, but I knew two of them and only two of them (the ones I knew) did most of the talking. The head-honcho type guy (but he may not be my boss--he's just in charge of the entire shebang) who is from Austria also saw on my resume that I was studying German so he busted out with a "sprechen Sie Deutsch?" and we had a short convo in German! Dude, I'm so glad I didn't forget it all over the Summer and that I was in a super good, happy mood this morning. He also asked me, btw, if I could work full time, so I might do that. I actually told my friend David (the one responsible for getting me this job essentially--God bless him!) just now that I'm down with full-time. Sooooo this will be my first full-time job, and probably the most long-term. Anyway, the interview went well, and I basically knew I had the job but still didn't want to assume anything, and then David called me and said yeah, the two higher ups who were there officially said yeah, I have the job. David just needs to put in some paperwork for the actual person who hires to officially hire me, since they don't have that power.

Exciting!

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cut for possible tmi...but it's not *too* badRéduire )

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A distinguished young woman on a flight from Dublin, Ireland asked a priest sitting beside her,
"Father, may I ask you a favor?"

"Of course, child. What may I do for you?"

"Well, I bought an expensive electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the custom's limits. I'm afraid they'll confiscate it.
Is there any way you could carry it through customs for me...under your robe, perhaps?"

"I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you...I will not lie."

"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you."

When they got to customs, the woman let the priest go ahead of her.

The official asked, "Father, do you have anything to declare?"

"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."

The official thought this answer strange, so asked, "And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

"I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date....unused."

Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father.

Next!"

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