Thursday, August 26, 2010

Where Can I Get One?

Yesterday I was at Starbucks catching up with an old friend over caramel frappiccinos when I started saying "You know you're in nursing school when...".  She laughed at everything I had to say about how crazy my life has become in the last three days just because I started the nursing program.  When I got home, I googled "you know you're in nursing school when" and found this picture of a Starbucks coffee IV!  This is exactly what I need right now since I have TWELVE hours of classes on Monday that start at 7:30 in the morning.  I'm not looking forward to that turning into fourteen or fifteen hour days once my clinical rotations start and I have to report to the hospital at 5:30 in the morning!

You Know You're in Nursing School When...
  • As you get out of your car to go to class, you realize you still have a couple curlers in your hair.
  • Your idea of a relaxing Wednesday night consists of curling up with your fundamentals textbook.
  • The idea of having only two hours of class tomorrow is absolutely thrilling when a few months before that would have been so depressing.
  • You start watching everybody else wash their hands and arrogantly think to yourself you can do it better.
  • You can tell somebody else is also a nursing student because you will both sing the ABC's out loud while you wash your hands.
  • Watching a mannequin lose his penis is the funniest thing you've seen since school started.
  • You ask the mannequin to pass you the pen you just dropped.
  • You start yelling "You're doing it wrong!" at the TV while watching the overdose scene in Pulp Fiction and then explain in great detail (maybe with props) to the guy you've been seeing exactly how you fill a syringe.

Monday, August 23, 2010

What Happened in Vegas

What happened in Vegas clearly isn't staying in Vegas because I'm going to blog about it today!!  The entire trip was rather incredible and I'm glad I was able to go! I stayed with my cousin Angela and was able to spend time with the rest of her family, something that only seems to happen every 8 years or so.

We saw the Hoover Dam, the Gold & Silver Pawn shop that is featured in Pawn Stars on the History channel, the Liberace museum, a couple different malls, and of course the Las Vegas strip!  We also got to see the Beatles "Love" show by Cirque du Soleil which was probably one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced.  I also got to see a local yarn store and bought some Hiya Hiya metal DPNs in size ZERO that will probably get used to make socks at some point.

My cousin Angela & I at the Hoover Dam

One of Liberace's pianos.  HOW SHINY!

Me & Angela with some showgirls on Freemont Street

In other news, I started classes today.  Keep your fingers crossed that I survive my first day of nursing school.

Love & lots of coffee,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Waking Up in Vegas

I'm in Vegas baby!  I got here Tuesday evening and I'll be here until next Tuesday.  So far I haven't really seen the Strip yet, just driven down it a couple times.  Yesterday we went to the Hoover Dam and took a tour, got lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, and went to the Fashion Show Mall.  Today is probably going to be more shopping.  I'm writing this blog post from my cousin's laptop since mine won't communicate properly with her network, so don't expect awesome pictures until I get back.

Meanwhile, why don't you "Like" my blog and etsy shop on Facebook?  Once I get to 50 fans, I'm going to give something away!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This is my 100th Post!

Today I have the overwhelming urge to blog.  I have no idea what I'm going to blog about it today, but all I know is that I want to sit here at my computer and type into the abyss.

Yesterday I spent all day in an auditorium at my college listening to the head of the nursing department talk about proper attendance, what scrubs to buy, and telling us how incredibly difficult but rewarding going into the nursing field is.  It was time consuming and a little tedious to sit there all day, and as scared as I am to finally be starting school soon for my career.  I'll even be caring for patients in a couple months during my clinical rotations.  I have a lot of supplies to buy, books and white nurse's shoes and other various school supplies.  I also need to find a white scrub top that actually fits correctly.

I am still scrapbooking like a mad woman.  My two big scrapbooking-related goals are to finish the trip I took to Europe in 2006 when I was sixteen and to completely scrapbook one year of high school.  I have been working on my senior year, and I am happy to say that I have gotten so much done.  There are lots of odds and ends to scrapbook too, but the big sub-projects are the road trip my mom & I took to Arizona and New Mexico after Christmas and the trip we took to Chicago for spring break.  I am also done with the road trip but have yet to start on our vacation to the Windy City.  I love scrapbooking because I am recording history for future generations.  Well, that, and paper is pretty!

I leave for Las Vegas on Tuesday!  I will be staying with my cousin, and I am very excited to see everything!!

Love and coffee,