Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A bet lost...

Ok so last week, Phoenix played New Orleans while I was in town, and lost.  Due to a bet I had made to a certain follower of this blog, I must now make grand overtures of love and romance towards her.

So here you go Estelle Darling.  You're cute, and sophisticated, and intelligent, and sassy, spunky, and in just over 2 months, officially an RN.  <3!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break 2011!

Let me preface this by saying that the extent of my spring break escapades up until now are topped by a trip with my aunt/uncle/cousin to Universal Studios.  I've never really cut loose on spring break, mostly due to the fact that I don't drink.

But I knew, after the way I spent last break, that this year I needed to do something to mix things up.

This was me!  I spent a couple days in excruciating pain, due to having stones in both my kidneys.

So needless to say, I need to improve on this.  So I am going to Phoenix.  Gonna catch a couple games of my favorite basketball team, and generally just take some time off.  I leave Wednesday.  I can't wait!  I'll be sure to keep you all up to speed while I'm there.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


So I scheduled the HESI.  I take it March 30th.  I've already taken it once before, and got an 85% overall...but that time I had zero prep time, so just kind of took it.  This time I'm hoping to improve my score so going page by page through my anatomy book to drive up that, as it was my lowest subscore.

However...until Mid-april I think I'm going to be a constant nervous wreck while I wait and wait and wait to see where I'm getting into..

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Whiny rant ahead...brace yourselves.

I seriously can't find a CNA job to save my life.  Been state certified since December, and have had a grand total of 1 interview(which apparently fell through)

I just don't get it.  I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs.  I have zero tattoos and no piercings.  I'm respectful. I'm reverent.  I'm nice.  I'm in shape.  What is it that makes me unhireable?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Orientation meeting

So today I had my "Orientation meeting" which really wasn't an acceptance persay, more of a 'this is what the program entails'

It wasn't bad.  A few of my concerns were disproved by the end, so here are my observations.

1. There were around 60-70 people in the room that I estimated.  There was a second meeting that would have started ten minutes ago so I figure another 60-70 there.  All together that means somewhere in the ballpark of 120-140 or so applicants made it this far.  There are 95 spots open for Fall.  Average points total from the people I asked around me matched mine pretty well.  Hopefully this means I will get in.

2. The lady next to me was obnoxiously loud...and very pregnant.   5-6 months I think she said.  She kept going on about how hard it was going to be raising a 2 month old and doing the program, and I was about ready to tell her off...We all have difficulties, you chose yours knowing you were doing this. Don't try to make me feel bad about it.

3. They will not take my HESI score.  Oh well.  I will take it again sometime in April, and have to schedule it sometime Monday-Wednesday next week.  And I scored an 85% overall too....shame.  However they won't require me to take the Physics/Chemistry portion, so Glee!(I'm horrid at Chem....never learned it properly in high school due to the chemistry teacher spending most of his time cycling between flirting with the cheerleaders and making the rest of the ladies cry.)


I ordered it from one of those 80% off postcard dealies and my first issue came while I was at the orientation.

It's starting to hit me now....this is actually happening! So very excited!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 11 iPod on shuffle

1. Another way to die, Alicia keys and jack white
2. Falling by the wayside by people in planes
3. Chapter one, language iv of my na Kama Japanese textbook
4. That new car smell, Michael giacchino
5. Kicking the heart out, bu rogue wave
6. Raise your rifles, autopilot off
7. Consolation Prizes, by Phoenix
8. Superman, five for fighting
9. Right before your eyes, hoobastank
10. Hey Leonardo, blessid union of souls