Apr. 15th, 2011 02:56 pm
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Bleh, I need to get a tumblr or something. When it comes to livejournal these days, I am the failingest fail that ever did fail. Here is a condensed version of the past few weeks:

- Nate's parents came to visit for a week, and it was lovely to see them again.

- I finally got an iPhone, and can now a) read books on ALL THE DEVICES, and b) play Scrabble with my cousin in Vermont. The magic of technology!

- Nate and I got a puppy! He's a four-month-old lab/border collie mix, and he's precious. We named him Cuddy, because Nate's currently reading Men at Arms and we both think "Cuddy" is a pretty awesome name*. Our Cuddy is not a dwarf, nor does he sport an amazing beard, but the name still somehow works for him.

- Aaaaand...everything else: nursing school preparations and Pokemon and excitement over Portal 2 and being all, "Man, I really need more IKEA bookshelves, 'cause the bookshelves I have sure aren't cutting it in the shelving all of my books department." I am so seriously boring, my god. :I

- No, really, it's ridiculous. I spent a good chunk of my lunch hour looking at scrubs online, all, "I know I prefer a drawstring waist to elastic for the pants, but how many pockets will I need?!?!?!" This is my life now, folks. These are my choices.

- Classes start on June 21. I am mentally keysmashing so hard at this that it would be utterly ludicrous to type it out.

* Whatever animal joins our menagerie next, I'm totally naming it Detritus. Even if it's a girl.

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Date: 2011-04-16 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrakazama.livejournal.com
I love looking through tumblr(s??), especially when someone actually likes things I do. It seems so pointless in retrospect, but this is the internet, which is reason in itself. Also, pets are the best. :DDD Post doggie pictures!

I think once you're an RN you start getting a lot of scrub catalogs in the mail, unless it's just because my mom subscribed to them. Her hospital is going all navy soon, but for the meantime she dons a lot of colorful ones. Navy is so boring! -- On the other hand, I'm kinda considering aiming for nursing school since I'm having trouble getting a job in my field. Lack of experience makes it hard to get experience... A Catch-22...

Also, this is probably out of the blue, but I'm doing a little spring cleaning and will be (maybe...lol) putting up a "giveaway" post soon, and I have some things I think I might want to send your way. It's pretty much a lot of Bully memorabilia, so a little late on the fandom train, but I want to make sure some of the stuff goes to people who actually might want it. Friends list first! If you're interested keep an eye out for it, or I just might comment about it later.

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Date: 2011-04-26 04:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] janegodzilla.livejournal.com
Ahhhh, I'm an awful person, I thought I had replied to this!

Anyway, yes! I would absolutely be interested in random Bully stuff! :D It's still a fandom near and dear to my heart, although I'm not really active in it anymore. I'm like that with most of my old fandoms. <3

I'm kinda considering aiming for nursing school since I'm having trouble getting a job in my field.

In a roundabout way, that's kind of how I ended up in nursing. I have an English degree, but writing jobs are few and far between unless you know people, and working in publishing is difficult unless you're in New York. I couldn't afford to do an unpaid interneship or something back east and writing is something I can do while working a day job, so I just sort of futzed around in office jobs for a while before I realized that futzing around in office jobs with no real direction kind of, um, SUCKS. I've always been interested in science and medicine, and nursing is a solid field that pays really well, so I thought, "Sure, why not?"

Luckily, it turns out that I LOVE this stuff, and I definitely plan to pursue a Masters and (probably) PhD at some point in the future. And while having to get the prerequesites out of the way before you can get into a program is kind of aggravating, in a way it's nice because you get to find out if it's something you really want to stick with for the long haul.

(It's also nice having a parent who's a nurse. It gave me a good idea of what to expect!)

Anyway, if you're seriously thinking about nursing school, feel free to ask me questions or pick my brain however much you want. :) I'm really excited to be moving past my prerequisites and into a program proper, and it's a field that definitely needs more people now that all the Boomers are starting to retire!


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