Monday, June 29, 2009

The end is (already?!) near.

So basically I have no real days of my lab left and one real day of my lecture left. Lab final Wednesday, lecture final Thursday. Thank goodness. As much as I DON'T have to do, I am not a fan of the summer school, especially just starting out. Once I get more into the groove of things, I HOPE I'll be okay. Well I am taking math but I have a way better background in math. I think. I have been making notecard after notecard, taking one practice test after another, and of course, I still don't feel 100%. Hopefully I can make my mind-over-matter work and The Secret come into play and I'll do fine:) I'll feel really great once it's over, even though it was veeeerrrry overwhelming. 

Yesterday was very productive. I got three assignments done for chemistry. Now I just need to finish my lab before we leave Thursday (aah!). I guess I'm so used to leaving places on Friday that I don't realize how fast it's coming! 

Excited to go to Wisconsin and show Jonathan around a little. I got a few new dresses to wear too. I always find cute dresses but never have anywhere to wear them! Hopefully the weather will comply. 

Taking a little break, now it's time to get back to the notecards and folding the laundry and finish "My Sister's Keeper" so I can see the movie. 

Happy end of Summer I, 


Thursday, June 25, 2009

ABC, 123.

This is a random entry, but I feel if something has an impact on you, you should write about it. 

Now I would never call myself a Michael Jackson fan. Like I would never see him in concert (or at least die for tickets, ya know?) but he is someone whose music I felt like I grew up with. Today I likened him to Elvis for our parents' generation. An icon. No matter how much he changed, internally and externally, he was still someone who touched people a LOT-some more than others. Whether you like him or not, there is no denying you KNOW him and if you SAW him in person, you would be STARSTRUCK. Regardless of things he may or may not have done or been accused of, he was a person, a troubled person maybe, an influential person. This is part of my life where I will remember where I was when it happened, and how it literally silenced the whole place.

On a side note, the day started with Farrah Fawcet dying, whom I never really know except for her antics on a talk show and a TV show, but she had a sad story and I hope she doesn't feel overshadowed. 

Sad day. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I Did It

Slowly but surely, things are weighing off my shoulders! I took the NET on Friday and I passed. Well, I knew that I would pass, but I was so worried about the reading section. The time FLIES by, and I'm a fast reader! I looked at the time on question 20 of 33 and I had 7 minutes left. Yikes! That put way too much pressure on me and I would lose my place in reading, I would read really fast, and then I would have to go back and read it again! Needless to say, I would have like to have done better but I did as well as I could with what I had. Having taken the practice test, I knew the time would be an issue but was hoping time would magically go slower at the actual test:)

I can't believe I am almost done with Summer I. Although I'm glad it's over, I don't think I would like to take a class like that in the summer again! It's so fast-paced and such difficult material. I'm making it, though. I can't imagine if I had to work though! Of course I never seem to be 100% satisfied with what I'm doing and always think I can do better. 

Anyways, on a totally unrelated note...I purchased Amazing Grass Superfood quite a while ago but haven't been using it totally regularly. Starting yesterday (or Friday, I forget), I am incorporating it into my diet somehow (via green monster, water, orange juice) and am hoping that all of the hoopla and testimonials will ring true. I'm hoping to see a noticeable difference in my energy level, appetite, and skin complexion. I also ordered some Amazing Meal so I'm excited to use that too. 

Well this week is pretty lax compared to last. I have lab & lecture tests tomorrow, have to get my fingerprints renewed (you know, since they change), have dinner with Allison, and return/get a new dress for the actual wedding. I found a reception dress (originally $180 on sale for $59!). Other than that, cleaning and putting away clothes. Off to study some muscles.

Till I pump you up,


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Turn the Beat Around.

Good morning. 

I have taken today off of school because 1) I was REALLY tired when the 5:30 alarm went off because of happy hour last night (yes, happy hour, ha!), and 2) it is basically a review day so I am going to review with myself. I did take a two hour nap right after I woke up but now I'm going to take a shower, get some Starbucks, and get started!

Tomorrow I am taking the NET. Very excited and very motivated to do well, especially after the Banner Info Session. Then this weekend includes studying away! There is so much information each week and I need to work more on the physiology part. I'm okay with the memorization and naming, just the function part of it gets confusing. Going to be watching a lot of tutorials today and this weekend. 

We are also shopping for wedding attire for my step-brothers wedding. Also planning and getting excited for Vegas!

This guy on Channel 10 is showing off a bunch of Skymall stuff and none of it is working. Ha, how embarrassing. 

Okay, off to ruin my body with some caffeine,


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Taking a break from my chromatography lab! I had to come up with a better way to run the experiment since I'm obviously smarter than the chemistry department heads:) It's running much more smoothly. Now I'm just waiting for my solvent to rise to the top. Wow, exciting! The anticipation is killing me!

I am about 1/2 way through my summer school. I just keep telling myself, "It's only 4 weeks!" Today I did some rearranging of my schedule for summer II and fall. Basically the BIO 202 class I was enrolled in for Summer II was a CO-requisite, which I knew already, but I don't really need it yet so I am taking it in the fall now. Summer classes are very demanding and I'm stressing enoug with two, and I would have 3 this summer. I am keeping my math class (last thing I need before I apply) and finishing off chemistry. July is a very busy month with 2 trips planned (wedding and bachelorette party) so I don't want that extra stress when it is not needed. Now in the fall I'll have 202 and microbiology, M-Th 10-12:45 I think so I will have a good amount of in between time. It will work out better that way and J will be a lot less annoyed with me probably :)  I am doing pretty well in 201 so far. It definitely takes a lot of outside studying time but I'm learning a lot very quickly! 

In other related news, this week is busy! I have an info session for the Banner Health program, which I HOPE so badly I will get accepted to. I also am taking the NET on Friday. I'm not very worried about it, yet I want to make sure I do well, not just get a passing grade. The only thing that could potentially work against me is the timing! Very anxious to get that over with. 

In other unrelated news, I will be in Vegas for Blink 182 and MCS (OMG!) the day before the bachelorette party and I am super super super excited. And I have to find a dress to wear to my step-brothers wedding. It'll be outside in Madison (humid!) so I don't want anything too fancy but nice and comfortable. 

Well I think my solvent is rising. After this is done I am off to do some last minute studying for my lecture and lab test tomorrow for BIO 201. 


Monday, June 8, 2009

You can breathe now.

Today I had my first lab practical and lecture test. I felt pretty good about them...afterwards in the lecture I was thinking to myself, "Always go with your gut!" a few times because I changed an answer or two. I KNOW I got nothing below a B, but I'm hoping with my extra credit question answered correctly I have an A. I have a lot of complaints about my teacher, not because I like to complain, but probably because 1) I'm a teacher 2) I don't even know where to start...To sum him up... He is a little cocky, unprofessional,  and lazy. I have many things to back this up. Of course I would never say this to his face or call him out on his crap everyday because he seems quite vengeful. And I can see why he's gotten fired from two other CCs. Let's just say I will actually fill out an evaluation:) After how many years in college??

Anyways, great weekend in San Diego! I love watching the DBacks in other places. I really want to go back in September! It was relaxing but at the same time weird to sleep with no dogs! Speaking of dogs, we now have 3 because we are dog sitting! Crazy dogs...

I feel very relaxed with no "job" and just school to worry about. It's weird. I should probably be stressed out wondering how I'll pay for the mortgage in September! I just haven't decided what I want to do yet. It's taken me a while to be "okay" with kind of bumming it. No one else seems to care but me, though. I'm paying my bills and feeding us so why should anyone care?!

Very excited to have drinks with Danielle tomorrow! I haven't been able to have a conversation with her really in forever! It's always been casual (school, birthday) and couldn't delve deep into gossip. And I'll get to meet the new one. 

Looking forward to: taking my NET next week, a Flag trip with Katy, and our Wisconsin trip! Well going to watch the DBacks and make some more notecards and do some reading. Speaking of reading, I got to enjoy a few pages of "My Sister's Keeper" on the beach without feeling guilty about it. Hopefully I'll be able to continue reading it. 

Monday, June 1, 2009

Everything I Do.

Well, I survived my first real day of community college! I was so nervous last night and freaking out about what to wear because, well, I wear teacher clothes almost every day of my life. I have to say I enjoyed being in the classroom again, especially when I haven't heard everything the teacher is saying 204 times in my life. Once I got in the room, I was fine. Just nerves:)

It feels really weird right now. I feel like I have NO responsibilities, although I have quite a few. I am enjoying the unpredictability of it all, yet am freaked out at the same time. I loved driving to the mall after class, at an unpopular driving time, eating lunch alone, and just hanging out. Loved it! I'm sure it may get old soon, but enjoying it while it lasts.

Well, I better get to my reading, considering we went over two chapters in lecture today from my 1,000 page textbook. Also have my midterm this week, then San Diego and the beach and the DBacks! YAAY!