Monday, June 30, 2008

HILLYBILLY MEDICAL TERMS



Benign......................What you be after you be eight.
Bacteria...................Back door to cafeteria.
Cesarean Section…....A neighborhood in Rome.
Cat scan..................Searching for Kitty.
Cauterize................Made eye contact with her.
Colic.......................A sheep dog.


Coma.....................A punctuation mark.
D&C........................Where Washington is.
Dilate......................To live long.
Enema.....................Not a friend.
Fester.....................Quicker than someone else.
Fibula......................A small lie.


G.I.Series................World Series of military baseball.
Hangnail..................What you hang your coat on.
Labor Pain................Getting hurt at work.
Medical Staff.............A Doctor's cane.
Morbid.....................A higher offer than I bid.
Nitrates...................Cheaper than day rates.


Node.......................I knew it.
Outpatient...............A person who has fainted.
Pelvis......................Second cousin to Elvis.
Post Operative..........A letter carrier.
Recovery Room........Place to do upholstery.
Seizure...................Roman emperor.


Tablet....................A small table.
Terminal Illness………Getting sick at the airport.
Tumor………..............More than one.
Varicose.................Near by/close by.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I think I'm in Love

You might want to turn off the music on the bottom of the page first :-)



HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I think this fits, yeah??

NO, I did not create this. . . some people have wayyyy too much time on their hands. I found it and thought it was hilarious. . . and true! :-)

Found out from a friend of mine recently that Josh had a four page spread in "Instyle" magazine. . . . of course I ordered the magazine!

Could this be infatuation, facination, limerence, a crush, an attraction or just an absolute love for a Voice that comes with a pretty cute face??

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Phantom of the Opera: A review

Last Saturday night I enjoyed my graduation present from my wonderful brother. . . . orchestra seat tickets to the last performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the Sacramento Community Theater. In addition to myself, Ryan & Kelly, Bro. & Sis. Moya, my mom and dad, James & Emily, Jared & Charity, Nate & Amanda, Ryan C. & LaChrisha and Drew also enjoyed the performance. I have to say. . . . I have seen The Phantom of the Opera at least 3 or 4 times and this performance was THE BEST YET!! I was almost brought to tears when the phantom provided such a heart wrenching performance of “the music of the night” . . . . (The phantom, listening and watching Raul and Christine sing “that’s all I ask of you” and feeling betrayed, softly sings “I gave you my music, made your song take wing . . . and now, how you’ve repaid me . . . denied me and betrayed me. . . . Christine. . . .”) and then wraps up the night with outstanding acting and singing as Christine must make a choice between freeing Raul and staying with the phantom forever or leaving Raul to perish as she makes her escape. It was all very emotional. More emotions were to come when I saw a picture of the phantom in the playbill (very nice) and decided to catch a peek of the actual actors as they were exiting the building. I was disappointed. . . . the phantom did not seem to be the same dashing man whose photograph was in the playbill, but rather an older and a bit “heftier” version. LOL! Oh well . . . he still did wonderfully! I was much pleased with the whole production and cannot thank my brother enough for this exceptional gift.


I haven't been able to stop singing "Phantom" songs since. . . *sigh*


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day


Happy Father's Day Wade Douglas!! Thanks for being such a great Dad!

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. ~Author Unknown

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Day Trip

This last Thursday I spent an enjoyable day in Monterey and Carmel with my two buddies, Beth and Jenna! We walked around Cannery Row where we bought fudge, candy, caramel apples and enjoyed free samples of clam chowder and Ghirardelli chocolate. Afterwards we made our way down to Carmel where we played on beautiful Carmel beach, witnessed a massacre of crabs, stocked an Irish Wolfhound (I want one, you see), and grabbed some soup and sand which before heading to the Forrest Theatre to enjoy a production of Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot. The Irish Wolfhound is the big, shaggy, grey dog
Massacre of litte crabs. . .so sad
"Beach Surfing"
Camelot proved to be a delightful little play and I was thoroughly glad that we made the trip down for it! The story began with Arthur meeting Guinevere and proceeded to the creation of the “round table.” The French knight, Lancelot Duloc, arrived on scene to promise his services to King Arthur and this new “round table.” In the process. . . Lancelot and Guinevere seem to have fallen in love, although I can’t really say that I blame Guinevere in this case. . . Lancelot was extremely good looking!!! (but it was very wrong. . very wrong indeed!!) hehe. Lancelot and Guinevere are found out and Lancelot must flee or be captured. The decision on how to punish Guinevere then falls to Arthur. In all justice he should burn Guinevere at the stake, but he loves her too much. In his indecision, Lancelot arrives and rescues the beautiful Guinevere . . . only to meet Arthur on the battlefield (a full out war had erupted as a result) in an attempt to right the wrong done. Arthur states that nothing can be done and Lancelot returns to his armies while Guinevere receives forgiveness from Arthur and lives the rest of her days as a nun. A young boy is told to remember the glory of Camelot before Arthur marches once again into battle . . . and so ends our story.

happy birthday biffers


Yesterday was my buddy Elizabeth’s birthday. . . . HAPPY BIRTHDAY Biff!!! (Liza, Beth, Eliza, Liz-Bifh, so on and so forth) I am glad to have spent most of your birthday with you . . . . Monterey, Carmel and your ooky-spooky birthday party. You are such a great friend and blessing to me. Thank you for putting up with me . . . as most people cannot and it is truly a feat to accomplish! :-)



I was just thinking. . . you know a person is a great a close friend when you can whisper their name and they immediately know that you think there is a cute guy nearby and you want them to give you a second opinion on the matter! HA! That is precisely what happened in Monterey on Thursday. . . “How did you know?” I asked. . . . “Because I know you all to well” was the response!



I think we make a great pair. . you and I.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

NCLEX


Well guys. . . . I did it! I registered and scheduled an appointment to take my NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) to be licensed as a Registered Nurse. This is the big one! The test of all tests! The mother lode!!!!! Without passing this test . . . I simply have a BSN but am not an RN. I am scared, excited, scared, nervous, etc. etc. I get one whole month of studying as my test is scheduled for July 11th at 2:00 pm. I plan on studying at least 2-3 hours a day. . . . I cannot afford to fail (literally . . . the test is really expensive!) Ha! If anyone has taken this before, feel free to leave suggestions and comments. I would GREATLY appreciate it! :-)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Graduation!


On Saturday, May 24th, 2008 I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Magna Cum Laude. I was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and was listed on both the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists. This was the end of a seven year education and is marking the beginning of my “grown-up/adult” life. While I am excited to see where my life will now take me and the many new experiences that await me, I am also a little nervous and perhaps scared. It is a time of transition for me. . . I have never really been out of school before. I plan to go back to college in 3 or 4 years to obtain my masters, but in the mean time. . . . LIFE will occur! Ha! Scary thing, life is. . .

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The ceremony was everything I thought it would be. My parents, grandparents, brother and Beth and Range came out to Arco Arena to show their love and support! Thank you all!! When I walked out to “Pomp and Circumstance” there were no tears in my eyes, just pleasure of the moment. I was amazed at how packed the arena was and how much love and support was in the building. Most of the ceremony I couldn’t really understand, as the speakers and sound system was set to address the audience and not the floor of the arena where we graduates sat . . . but the feeling of excitement was still there. As they were announcing the graduates, moments of “the wave” shot through the remaining graduates that were still seated. A beach ball was momentarily air bound, before security quickly confiscated it, which resulted in tremendous “Boo’s” from the graduates and crowd. We could not keep quite and moments of noise and yells of joy were dispersed throughout the ceremony. It was finally over. . . . everything we have worked for. . . . every test we have struggled to pass. . . . every tear of frustration we have shed. . . . every stressful semester we have prayed to endure . . . it was over. The relief, I believe, was felt by all!


After the graduation, we headed off to CafĂ© Bernardo to enjoy some “brunch” before setting up for my grad party. It was wonderful.

My party happened to be at my house and we grilled some sort of teriyaki/sesame ginger chicken with rice, a mandarin salad, chocolate covered strawberries, and pineapple upside down cake. Many of my closest friends and family came out to show their support . . . which I was so thankful for. We played badminton, boggle, chatted and enjoyed each other’s company around the bonfire that night. It was a special, relaxing time in which I soaked up the reality that my education (for now) was finally over!

Thank you to all of my friends who have put up with the excuses of studying for the last 7 years. . . I know it was frustrating at times (believe me. . . it was frustrating for me that I was not able to have fun and hang out on those many C and C events, etc) but it was worth it. LET’S PARTY!! Hehe
Our game of badminton. . . . . I lost :-(
Cheerleaders!
Our intense Boggle game. . . I lost :-(
Aydin presented me with my favorite colored . . . . . foliage??? LOL

Thank you also to all of my family (friend’s are included in that word) who have put up with my fears, complaints, frustrations throughout my education and who have offered support, encouragement and a listening ear when I needed it. You all ROCK . . . and I couldn’t have done it without you!