Thursday, January 28, 2010

I So Need Some Humor...

in my life. It's not even funny how badly I feel like I need to watch a really funny movie or see a great comedian.

This gig I've been doing as "Angry Chick," is wearing me out. I am tired of feeling this way...searching for a solution!

Suggestions are appreciated! Any volunteers to steal my cat from the Anatomy lab will be rewarded!

The Humanities

I think all professors should have to do a refresher course in the Humanities when they have been teaching for a few years. I am after all, still a person, last time I checked...

I have feelings. I don't find you funny, or entertaining, and if you get in my face like that again in front of the entire class - well, I may not have to fantasize about dropping this class. You will likely have me kicked out. Use someone else for your "not funny" example, or else!
Maybe I would feel different if I was a teenager right out of school or in my early twenties, but I am not. I do not find you intimidating, in the slightest. In fact, I find you insecure and nit picky. I think being my age qualifies me as an adult, therefore please save your belittling and tricks for the youngsters. You are really starting to piss me off.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Company We Keep

Often, I feel like waitressing is wearing out my love for people. Seriously, there are days when I don't want to leave the house or have anything to do with strangers or the public.

Friday night April and I had dinner with some friends. Among them were a P.O. (parole officer), a nurse, and a Social Worker. Okay, they managed to make my work life seem like a skate across beautiful ice. How do they do it? How do they manage not to leave work and barricade themselves in each weekend?

The answer is I'm not sure, but I can tell you it certainly adjusted my perspective.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Singing Smelly Cat Just Seemed Wrong...but someone was.

Why did I think the cat would arrive without skin, fur, whiskers, etc...? I don't know but I did. I just did. So, when we had to pull this huge, soggy, very dead cat out of a bag and lay him on top of our lab table it made my stomach turn.

I didn't think I was going to barf, it wasn't that bad. Really, it was just the smell (not formaldehyde anymore, but something just as strong) and the fact that our anatomy room is warm enough to bake cookies in...ugh I feel yuckie just recalling it.

Our (Stretch belongs to Tracey and I, she is my lab partner) cat is huge. So long his paws hang over the edge of our anatomy tray. Bigger than any cat I've ever had. In life this cat was just a very big tabby cat, sweet face, cute nose and sweet smile.

So, first night of class, we had to take the skin off (kind of) the hardest part was just the first cut. Of course, when you hit a fat pocket that god awful smell seemed to cloud up around us!

While I am thankful to have this kitty to study, I'd really rather have a cadaver. But that is another post entirely...to come!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

This Thing Called "Age"

Wow, one day I don't sleep...4 hours tops. Next day, amid promises of some nice bedtime stories I end up in bed at 7:05 p.m.
Yes, folks you read that correctly. I honestly thought I'd crash out for a bit and then like always be up most of the night. But, no...this was not too be. Okay, I did wake up and watch an episode of True Blood somewhere around 10:00 o'clock but after that my head hit the pillow and AMAZINGLY I was out. Out so hard, I didn't even wake up until this morning, and my mind and body fought that.
What is up with this? Is Anatomy draining the life force out of me? Is it the joy and the fun of lucrative job I do most everyday (please, oh please hear the sarcasm dripping here)?
Or is it just time, as in the number of years I've managed to clock up here on earth. Mother nature reminding me, you are NOT in your 30's anymore. In fact, you are so close to MENOPAUSE I'm going to let you sleep all night tonight, and not again for 3 days just so you can think about all the time you've had here on earth. And just what you've done or haven't done.

In my best rebellion, I've managed to block her out and watch Idle Hands (love Seth Green), Law and Order back when BIG was still a kid (think early 90's) and Benjamin Brat graced us with his amazing self as a cop. Yes, when I can't sleep late night re-runs and silly movies are my fav's. Late night induced relfection be damned, I'll take old tv and the couch.

On the other hand, since this is the first time I woke up in days and don't feel tired, pissy and actually have some energy I'll take the early knock out anytime Mother Nature wants to bestow it on me!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just Call Me Casper

A few days ago, during the wee hours of the A.M. I stumbled along to the restroom. As I passed by her, April said something to this effect, " I didn't know your new undies were glow in the dark."

Okay, sadly I wasn't even wearing any. Tells ya just how pale I have become since arriving in the Pacific Northwest.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Update

Study, study, study. Tuesday brings with it the first exam. I feel somewhat prepared. I am confident of my knowledge of the bones and their markings. Now for the 8 chapters and sixty some pages of notes I've taken in the last 4 days of class - oh yeah bring it on! 4 hours in the lab at school today is not enough to assure me of passing with a decent grade. Back to the books I head tonight.

Late lunch and Trader Joe's/Super Supplement Shopping with my girl.

Since she purchased some protein whey powder drinks we are now conducting taste tests - EGADS, they both taste like CHALK! Gross! Way too reminiscent of all powdered diet drinks I drank in my weight loss attempts as a teenager. Yuck!

The cats are rassling, the bird is not chirping, football is on and I am headed towards my flashcards. What a rousing Saturday night in Washington.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Three Good Things

1. My favorite blogger is back. I LOVE her for daily inspiration...

2. I actually fell asleep last night. While I didn't stay that way it was wonderful to fall asleep early (8:45 pm, unheard of people!).

3. Had a long talk with my best friend yesterday, who of course has some wonderful suggestions on ways to deal with a new person in my life. We are NOT cohesive at all and he had some great suggestions for things I can do on my own behalf to make it easier! Yeah for good, old friends who know us well and love us anyways!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blogging Mojo

Mine is no where to be found. Partially because my laptop, RIP, is so much more convenient to use and secondly, well...
I think my life needs some actual action. That said, I realize it probably does not make sense but I need to move out of some uncomfortable and stressful situations (as in employment) and into some more self serving others. Like actual daily use of the Wii Fit Plus my mom so generously gave me for Christmas.
And of course, classes begin again on Tuesday. Hello, Anatomy. Goodbye free time. Here we go off into 2010.