08 July 2008

Confessions of a semi-sane cat lady

I can't help it. I took in 5 babies, about 4 weeks old. There were 6, but one of them had a diaphragmatic hernia and was drowning in its own secretions, so they put him down last night. Thank goodness I didn't have to deal with that though.

I've got 5 babies and one 3 month old kitten, who seems a little irritated that there are all these other cats in HIS house.

So kittens, as a lot of people know, get roundworms from their mama's milk. These worms hatch and attach themselves to the kitten's (or cat's)intestine...ya gross I know. What's even MORE horrible is that when we give them de-wormer...the wormies have to go somewhere...and that's out. And guess who gets to clean it up??? You betcha, the nanny. Which just so happens to be my job. It's seriously disgusting. Up until today, they have been dead when they have come out...which is common. However, I have seen many a live worm today and it's all I can do to not vomit. I have a very strong stomach but this is disgusting. I've also had to pull them out of their butts...so I'm very anxious for the day when all of the worms are gone!!!

Okay now that you're grossed out, I'll let you look at the cuties. Some are blurry because I got too close with the close-up setting on my camera. I'm a terrible pet photographer...I captioned on Photobucket but it didn't translate to here. In the shot with 4 of them, counter-clockwise from the left are Lander (Richard Lemon, explored Africa), Dora (the explorer...duh), Pike (Americas explorer), and Cortez (Spanish explorer) and then the black and brown one with Gin (who is NOT photogenic at all!) is Ponce (another Spanish explorer, first to go to Florida)...uh ya, that's them.

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04 July 2008


YA...I did it! YAY! I is a real nurse now.

Some guy at work from night shift saw me in the nutrition room and looked at me all funny and was pretty much like, "what...who are you? A new CAP (nurse assistant)...?" I stand there dumbfounded and before I can get anything out he looks at my badge and all shocked says, "Oh you're a nurse...!" and I'm all, "ya I'm new" and I asked him how to make an ice pack and ran away. It was awkward but that's what I get for looking 16.

01 July 2008

Awaiting my results

I should probably blog when I have my real results and not just specualtion...but I think I passed my NCLEX. Which is exciting. The hospital I work for requires the RNs to wear little blue tags that say "RN" on them, denoting our fabulous status. It's pretty sweet. I think I'm going to put this picture of Gin on my locker, because I'm awesome and everyone else has their babies. But some lady has a bunch of pictures of her bird, which I think is freaking SWEET. We're going to be besties, once I find out who she is!!!

13 May 2008

Oh sheesh!

Uh so I sorta put down a deposit on an apartment and I'm kind of freaking out a bit. It's 'spensive to live on your own. But I wanted to move as soon as I could, preferably before I start work. I'll post pictures later!

06 May 2008

Real world here I come?

AH!!! I graduate from COLLEGE on Saturday, and excuse me but I'm a tig freaked out! Mostly I'm worried about packing, well not really worried as much as stressed. I hate packing. I seem to fill boxes upon boxes, to look around my room and see that nothing really looks like it has been put away. How I ever crammed this much stuff in my room is beyond me. I'm hoping my mom will save the day and help me pack.
I have one more test tomorrow and then I'm done with my undergraduate career. My roommate pointed out that this is the last time we'll have to study, unless we go to grad school, which I don't plan on doing for a while. It's weird, and it hasn't really hit me yet. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all my spare time. Volunteer mostly...I think. I have these great aspirations to be come and amature ballroom/latin dancer. Mark my words...you'll see me someday, tearing it up on the dance floor. I also plan on taking a lot of adult edu classes to pass the time and edu myself. Maybe some musical theater...you never know.

18 April 2008

Carolyn's logic early in the morning

Katy: "What's that guy doing in his car?"
Carolyn: "Uh, free-basin', I mean, hot-boxin' . . . or free-ballin'"
--On our way to Starbucks at 6:30 am...she's not really a morning person.

12 April 2008

11 April 2008

Cutest thing EVER! He just gives up!

02 April 2008

So that whole It's-an-irritating-hurt-like-a-cat-scratch thing is a LIE!

So it happened...and it hurt. Not a hurt where I wouldn't do it again...but I would think extremely hard before I got one on a bony-prominence...ouch! Rob was super nice and as gentle as a tattoo artist could be. I had Angel, Amanda and Higgins with me and they were all very supportive. Angel's hand was squeezed quite a few times but all in all, it could have been worse. I'm a puss. Those aren't any random notes either...Mine and John McVie's little secret...but shhhh he doesn't know yet!

13 March 2008

Angel's Personal Hell

So Angel and I went to Calgary, Alberta. It was interesting. We had sort of already broken with Canada after our Vancouver trip (which had nothing to do with the company, which was excellent!). Canadians aren't really as nice as they claim and it's kind of smelly. Well, Angel and I broke up with Canada for real this time. No more "one for the roads". . . us and Canada are through, however we did manage to have a pretty fun time. No tattoos though...damn that Ted...he was 'spensive. Buuuuut Dave, the tattoo shop guy was cute, short, freckled, flirty and very sweet. I'm debating sending them the link for this blog...so if you guys are reading this...hi! Awkward. Anyway. We also met a very nice hotel receptionist guy. He was so sweet and helpful, however we never learned his name...which is sad. Hi to him if he's reading this.

Anyway, we went to Canada and actually had a bit of a time getting into the stinking country. They made us go inside, answer a bunch of questions, get strip and cavity searched, and made us wait in line just to tell us we were okay to go...oookay maybe I lied about one of those...Angel and I also had a bit of a time with the C-Train...I blame my lack of direction and Angel and I's inability to understand what each other is saying when we're both confused. After we arrived we decided to tackle the tattoo issue...which ended badly. *see empty designated tattoo spots on Angel and I's bodies* Tedly and Davey were sure nice though. Then we went to the tower which was very high, some 525 stories, Angel was a little scared but we power through. There is a part in the tower where you can step out onto a Plexiglas ledge...I was scared but I ended up walking on it, it was creepy. You could see everything beneath you! We walked around a bit and realized that downtown shuts down at about 6pm...which is lame. The next day we went to the ZOO!!! It was really exciting. There was a big male gorilla named Kakinga. He was awesome. Also there was a baby elephant who stole the water hose from the other elephants to put it in her mouth. She was adorable. Richard, the 2 year old giraffe was there too and he was also very cute. We also found out that Angel is an animal whisperer. She kept making noises and doing Angel whispering dances to get the animals to look at her. The male lion wanted to eat her too. He got right up to the cage and watched in awe as Angel jumped up and down, clapping and making sound effects. Also, we suspect Bath and Body work's Sea Cotton hand sanitizer is an aphrodisiac because the lions and the camels started getting busy once she came up to them. We fed ducks and saw bears fight. The prehistoric area was lame but the porcupines were soooo cute! There's also a night creatures exhibit and Angel and I almost didn't enter because we were under the impression bats would be flying around but it turned out that they weren't and we were SAFE! I can't remember anything else exciting. Oh, we went to one of the restaurants and as soon as we entered I laughed on the inside. The ENTIRE thing (it was a big cafeteria) was FILLED with small children. It was loud and it was Angel's own little hell. It was hilarious. She loathes children and there were children EVERYWHERE! All of them screaming, crying or making other various loud noises. I thought they were cute but, that's me!

After the zoo was the big mall which was alright. They had a card store with Star Trek note paper and stuff, it was awesome. We ate and accidentally missed China town!! Everything closed! LAME. We then spent about an hour at the public library which curiously enough has a section for travel brochures. AAAAND we found out that all our suspicions about Carolyn's Canadian accent were true because the librarian said BORROW (as in bore-owe). It was AWESOME.

We thought we'd go to Sephora on our way out of town but our directions we received were for out of town and not the same way I thought we were going to go so we missed it...which was embarrassing...Overall, Canada does not impress us, but Angel and I had an awesome time but wished our other two counterparts were there!!!

09 March 2008

American consumerism at its finest!!!

Sooo we (my three other roommates and I) have this roommate. She's a theater person...go figure, she rarely has class and sleeps the mornings away. Apparently she had an apartment before crashing our little party in our dorm. Why you would leave your apartment where you have x amount of space and your own washer and dryer is beyond me. She seems to think she wasn't meeting people because of living off campus (turns out she wasn't meeting people because she's WEIRD!!!) So she asks us if its okay if she bring some furniture into the room and we're like, ya sure whatever...So we come back to this DVD cabinet made of fake oak and a top we find various photographs aaaaaaaannnnnnd this (see above picture)!!!! Actually four of them to be exact. But seriously, besides these things being utterly tacky and hideous, they fetch for about $22!!! The girl decorates like a 60 year-old grandmother...it cracks us up. I just thought I'd share the ingenuity of Kitchen Fairies. If you love them...I'm sorry, I'm sure they spruce up your kitchens nicely...maybe.... http://www.funtocollect.com/kitchenfairies.html

24 February 2008

Oh the HORROR!!!

So here's the thing. I love horror movies. The more times some's head gets chopped off, the better! Horror movies rock, they are creepy and gross and everything my life is not! The terrible and sad thing is most horror movies SUCK. A lot of them are terrible low budget films with terrible acting and terrible sets. Case in point..."Haunted Woods." Plot, it's alright...I could get into it...cinematography...kind of creepy but I enjoy that, acting...HORRIBLE and it makes me sad. Almost every plot seems to have so much potential but between the bad acting and the bad special effects, the root of the story falls apart. So what I'm trying to say is that, a good horror movie is hard to find. So if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them because "Haunted Woods" just isn't cutting it!

Oh and here's a picture...but it's icky, so don't look if you get scared easily!


17 February 2008

bane of my existence

Ick. So being a nursing student in the last semester of a four year education, I have to study for this NCLEX-RN exam...it's computerized and sucky. You have to answer a minimum of 75 questions but it's possible to answer 165 or something ridiculous like that! So this exam is adaptive and as you answer questions correctly it will give you harder questions and the level of passing is pre-set and if by the end of 75 questions you're answering one right and one wrong at the predetermined level you pass. Lickitty split, juuuust like that *insert snaping and winking motions*. I can't focus long enough to answer 50 questions much less 165, I'll die. I'll be sitting in my chair, in front of the computer, in a room filled with other people taking various licencing tests and I'll fall over right then an there once question 76 pops up. The test proctors will have to pick up my lifeless body from the floor as the entire room stares, panic-stricken. Maybe they'll get an automatic pass. Med cards are hard, I've never heard of 50% of the medications in this large and heavy (but as the company puts it, "convenient and portable for on-the-go studying") box. So as I sit at my computer, putzing around, I try in vain to go over each category of medications but to no avail I'm forgetting each one I pick up and the list of medications we are supposed to know gets longer and longer with each week. Double ick.

a. - lacking social grace and assurance, causing embarrasement.

So Terry is pretty much the cutest thing EVER! But that's not what this is about. It seems my life is full of awkward turtle moments. Seriously, moments that are so painfully awkward that you just can't help laughing. Moments that make you think to yourself, "is this seriously happening? am I seriously having this conversation right now, did I serioulsy just do that? did they see my face, my face that says, 'oh crap, I can't believe that just happened'". People must think I'm nuts...but I guess that's something I'll have to live with. Everyone has a comfort zone and mine was recently VIOLATED this weekend, but it's my own fault...but that doesn't make it anyless awkward. Even the WORD awkward is awkward, really. More to come. I wish I had a TV crew with me but they wouldn't be able to capture my inner monologue as it happens, which is really the best part.