janegodzilla: (fail hero)
2012-02-26 07:56 pm

my kingdom for a working keyboard

Holy crap, I have no idea how I managed to get along for as long as I did on my old laptop. I had to bust it out for this .exe class module, and the damn thing took about seven minutes to boot up and run through its usual collection of "something's wrong but I don't know what!!!" messages. Then it refused to recognize the internet.

Then it crashed.

Spectacularly.

Ten minutes later and I've got him running again, but ye gods, the poor thing's glitchy as hell. And I totally forgot about the malfunctioning "T" key, so that's making things fun. Poor Morton 2.0. Morton 3.0's got you beat hands-down.

On a related note, I really don't like it when my classes require me to install things on my computer. I know it's all in the name of ~*education*~ and whatnot, but I always have to go back and uninstall everything later and it's annoying.

Oh, look. I think the module's InstallShield Wizard just froze up. DAMMIT PC WHY YOU GOTTA BE LIKE THIS WHYYYYY.
janegodzilla: (<3)
2012-02-25 02:57 pm

two and two is four

So Thursday was my four-year anniversary with Nate, which I think is pretty radtastic. He bought me a blu-ray player and "Tron: Legacy," because he is MADE OF CUPCAKES AND WIN and has sort of twigged to the fact that I'm utterly obsessed with everything Tron right now. We didn't really want to stack the blu-ray on top of the 360 or the stereo, so we bought a new little entertainment stand thingy as well. It's all wood and glass and fancy and shit, serious grown-up furniture for sure. We'd made an Ikea run earlier last week and got some curtains, a rug, and a new lamp for the living room, and finally switched out the old beat-up coffee table for the pretty black lacquer one that's been hanging out in my office. With the new entertainment stand thingy in there, our living room is finally starting to look like a REAL living room, as opposed to one we cobbled together out of dorm room leftovers.

Not that it was bad like that or anything. It's just a lot prettier this way!

Now we only need a couch that we can wipe down after the dog flops all over it and a better bookshelf for all the games and movies and things, and we'll be set. Oh, and more art, but we need more art throughout the entire house. Stuff on the walls = good times.

Seriously, I can't believe we're at four years already. We have a house and a dog together, for fuck's sake. That is hella domestic right there, and I feel kind of deliriously happy whenever I think about it.
janegodzilla: (roll ze dice)
2012-01-29 08:32 pm

i just want to be a tiefling okay!!!

I should really be doing my epidemiology homework right now, but instead I seem to be doing this. Suck it, homework!

So. Earlier tonight, my boyfriend told me that he'd been thinking about things for a while now, like really thinking about them, but he'd finally come to a decision: he wants to run a 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

The sound I made over the phone was the vocal equivalent of this face: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D!!!!!

See, I've been wanting to play D&D again for ages, but...I don't know a lot of people who play? I played a little with Nate's old gaming group, but he hasn't seen those guys in ages and also they made me feel twelve kinds of awkward. They weren't mean or anything; actually, they were really awesome, especially considering I'd never played before. But they were all older than I was and they were also MEGA GEEKS -- we're talking Ur Geeks here, the Geeks That Define All Geeks -- and although I'd been an awkward little lit-nerd since I was wee, I'd only really begun to embrace my geekdom in the past several years or so. Some of them, on the other hand? Had been playing D&D since before I was in the double-digits. You have to admit, that's kind of intimidating.

I'm really psyched about the idea of Nate running a campaign, though, especially since some of the other people at the table will be about my level experience-wise. I just recently discovered that one of my school friends has been hiding his total geekdom from everyone (he finally decided to level with me on the basis that I (a) knew what the uncanny valley was and got all excited when someone else mentioned it; (b) knew who Terry Pratchett was and got all excited when someone else mentioned him; and (c) wear t-shirts that reference Futurama and Portal and quantum physics and Cthulhu and things). It turns out that he runs a Legend of the Five Rings game and when I got all excited about that (sue me, I'm easily excited!), he invited me to join. This means I may have TWO tabletop RPGs in my future.

I am a lucky, lucky girl.

And, just to round out the sheer, unabashed dorkiness of this post, I am SO putting in a pre-order for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning at GameStop tomorrow. I played the demo yesterday and fell utterly in love with it, to the point where I played it twice. It's just so shiny!
janegodzilla: (MY SPOON IS TOO BIG)
2012-01-24 07:48 am

booooo-urns

Okay, this whole thing where it's cold and pouring out on my clinical days has got to stop. I'm going to be out and about in Oldtown all damn day; the prospect of being cold and soaking wet for five-odd hours is, ah, rather less than appealing. I can only layer so much, you know?

Plus, umbrellas aren't practical in that part of town, because it's windy and also I'd prefer to keep my hands free. Rassum frassum boo hiss booooo.

And I seem to be out of coffee! Why is the world against me today?!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

janegodzilla: (seriously it's really metal)
2012-01-23 05:36 pm

computer programs and the people who love them

Every time I read anything about Monsanto, I feel like I want to vomit with rage. Just reading their name makes me want to vomit with rage. At this point, I feel like they personify everything evil about corporations. Our government wants to keep defining corporations as people? Fine. I guess that makes Monsanto Satan. Satan's a person, right?

Bluh.

In non-ragey news, I finally got around to watching TRON: Legacy, and...my god. This movie gave me so many feelings, to the point where I'm kind of embarrassed about it. SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

I've been trying to figure out exactly why I fell so hard for it, especially since the original movie came out before I was born and I wasn't a huge fan of it growing up, and I think it boils down to the fact that TRON: Legacy hit a bunch of my narrative kinks really goddamn hard. I'm not sure if "narrative kink" is the precise term I want, since I don't NEED these elements to be there for the narrative to, well, get me off, if I'm going to be irreverent and crude about it. But there are certain narrative tropes that almost always hook me into a story, although they may vary slightly from media to media. For example: I love love LOVE "Groundhog Day" AUs in fanfic, to the point where I will read them for fandoms where I have little to no familiarity with the source material, but I'm pretty "meh" about them in movies, TV shows, comics, etc. No idea why it's a thing for me in fanfic and not canon, but there you go.

So I have a pretty massive list of these kinds of things, and anyone who's read my journal for any amount of time will probably be able to guess at least a few of them: boarding schools, Lovecraftian cosmologies, zombies, Victorians, self-aware AI, WWII settings, post-apocalyptic worlds and dystopias, cowboys and Western settings, alternate histories, dinosaurs, fairy tale remixes, time travel that makes logical sense, when people have to huddle together for warmth to stave off hypothermia (this is another fanfic-specific one and I KNOW how cliche it is, but I can't help but love it), the aforementioned "Groundhog Day" AUs, worlds hidden just beneath the surface of this one, non-Western fantasy universes, complicated family dynamics involving parent/children and/or sibling relationships, AND SO ON. Like I said...it's a massive list. This doesn't even scratch the surface.

Anyway. The most recent TRON film. I'm going to cut this part since it ventures into spoiler territory. )
janegodzilla: (bear is driving!)
2012-01-17 07:14 am

drat

So apparently you can't install .exe files on a Mac. Who knew? Besides everyone else on the internet, I mean. I don't really want to install Windows just so I can switch back and forth between operating systems, because half the reason I bought a Mac in the first place was so I wouldn't have to deal with Windows anymore, but we'll see how I feel a few months down the line when I'm really feeling the lack of access to some version or another of Photoshop. Why oh why didn't I ever buy a legal version?! WHYYYYYYYY?

...oh, wait, that's right, because it's two hundred freaking dollars. Silly me.

If any of you know of a similar program that won't make my wallet cry, I'll be forever grateful. Layers and the ability to futz with brushes are the big things, really; everything else is just (expensive and delicious) gravy. Bluh. I can't wait until I have a job again and I don't have to agonize quite so much over every expensive thing I buy.

In other news, this week's Metal Evolution was all about nu-metal, and I've had Limp Bizkit's "I Did It All For the Nookie" stuck in my head EVER. SINCE. Seriously, it's making me want to claw my eyes out. I hate that song.

Anyway. Today's my orientation for one of the clinical sites I've been assigned to this quarter, and I'm kind of excited about it. We're working out in the community this quarter, and I think it's going to be a really good experience.
janegodzilla: (FUCK YEAH MOTIVATION!)
2012-01-04 04:43 pm

'eyyyyyyy

So, it's been like a million years since I've updated, but in my defense I've been incredibly busy. Or, I was incredibly busy when school was in session, and once the quarter ended I realized that I had no desire whatsoever to sit in front of a computer screen. At all. For any amount of time.

Also, my computer was being a moody dick. This isn't a particularly new development, but when an important electronic device goes from "moody dick" to "even moodier dick," I feel like avoidance is a pretty natural response.

However! I rather neatly solved that problem today by (FINALLY) splurging on a MacBook Pro, because I am sick and tired of dealing with PCs and it will probably help me out with taxes this year since I'm buying it largely for school. Yayyyyyyy school. Yayyyyyyy taxes. Anyway, I've only had it for a few hours but I'm already madly in love with it, so that's kind of awesome. I am SO getting Scrivener for this thing.

Anyway, my life hasn't been all that exciting otherwise. I've done a lot of knitting and a lot of cooking and a lot of baking (BREAD!), and I am thisclose to beating the new Professor Layton game that Nate got me for Christmas. School starts up again on Monday, and I'm genuinely looking forward to it. I needed this break -- I REALLY needed this break -- but now I'm feeling refreshed and rested and a lot better about life in general. I'm now 40% of the way through my nursing program; Jeebus willing, I'll get through the remaining 60% with my sanity intact.

Kathleen out.
janegodzilla: (fuck this man i'm out)
2011-10-12 06:51 pm

bluhhhh

Ugh. This week has been utterly exhausting. And I still have a shitload of reading to do for tomorrow (along with a quiz that's due before 1:00, and if I don't want to be completely overwhelmed tomorrow night I should probably start on my pharm reading and my clinical judgment worksheet for Tuesday's clinical session), but I'm tiiiiiiiiired and keep poking through my email drafts instead, where I apparently emailed a million story ideas and notes to myself back before I left my job. Some of them are pretty rad! I also have NO TIME AT ALL in which to pursue them!

Seriously, all of last year's grads who said the first quarter was the hardest? THEY WERE LYING LIARS WHO LIED. This quarter is way more difficult! It's more about time management than subject matter, but the time management thing is plenty rough. I mean. On Sunday, I need to get my reading and any remaining assignments done for Monday. On Monday, I have five solid hours of chronic illness theory, and after class I have to get my patient assignment for the next day so I can do patient prep. Patient prep involves several hours of chart review (on school computers, because of HIPAA), and then I have to go home and spend another few hours researching my patient's medications so that I know what they do, why the patient is taking them, and what side effects or drug interactions I should expect to see.

Tuesday is my clinical day on a patient floor. It starts at 6:45 AM and last for eight hours, I'm on my feet pretty much the whole time and keep forgetting to take breaks, and it's fucking AWESOME and I love it but oh my god I am WIPED by the time we're done. Tuesday nights, I do my reading for Wednesday.

Wednesday is technically supposed to be our "light" day, since all that's on the docket is a two-hour post-clinical conference session, but we still have to get trained in a bunch of stuff and so they front-loaded the quarter with skills labs and sim sessions in addition to our post-conferences. Those last for four hours, and then on Wednesday night I can finally do my pathophysiology reading and online quiz.

Patho is four hours on Thursdays. Thursdays I do my reading and online quiz for pharmacology, along with my clinical write-up and reflection for the week. Friday is pharmacology, which is also four hours long, and then I finally get to come home and spend time with Nate, who's off on Thursdays and Fridays. I...don't get to spend much time with him this quarter. :( I've been using Saturdays mostly for catching up on errands and making flashcards and/or food, and then on Sunday the whole thing starts over again.

Then you add transit time (2-3 hours total each day), puppy time (30 minutes each day), and exercise time (30 minutes to an hour every other day or so), and this is pretty much why I want to just collapse face-down in bed and never ever leave.

This is week three. Of an eleven week quarter. Nggggggggh.

On the plus side, I'm learning a LOT and I'm feeling pretty good about my clinical time so far. I just wish I had time for some non-school things, like...reading. Or writing. I'm doing okay on my movie/tv consumption, but that's only because I make flashcards while I watch (go go gadget multitasking!) and don't pay all that much attention to the screen itself.

Is it weird that I'm sort of looking forward to having a job again? Because I'm sort of looking forward to having a job again. I'll have money AND time again! Yay!
janegodzilla: (emo sparkly john mayer)
2011-09-28 07:38 pm

"oh my god, i was wrong, it was earth all along..."

So I'm sitting here printing out a metric fuckton of class material and it looks like I'm going to be so busy this quarter...and yet all I can think is, "I'm so glad to be back at school!!!! Eeeeee!" (Also: "So many trees died for this, oh my GOD," but at least I'm printing everything double-sided?)

Anyway. This quarter marks the first time we're assigned to an actual clinical site, during which we care for real patients during an 8-hour shift one day a week. Next week we're just shadowing a nurse preceptor and observing what s/he does, but after that? Hands. fucking. ON. I'm terribly excited, and also flat-out terrified. This is scary new territory for me.

In other news, I'm trying my very best to wait until October to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, because some part of my brain insists that I need to wait until then to watch blatantly Halloweenie movies. I'm not sure why my brain insists on this? Also, it's harrrrrrrd. I've been scratching the itch somewhat with a variety of spooky movies, but...it's not the same. Luckily, I only have a few more days to go, and then I can mainline Halloween movies to my heart's content.

...except I'll be spending most of my spare time studying, so LOOKS LIKE THE JOKE'S ON ME. HEY-O.

(I kid, I kid -- movies and tv make for great background noise while I make flashcards, which is how I ended up blasting through six seasons of "Gray's Anatomy" during the lead-up to finals. I regret nothing!)

I miss you, livejournal land. I'm back on facebook again (I rejoined because all of my classmates were there and we have a private group set up for our class and everything), but although it's undeniably handy sometimes, I still don't like it. I've been on lj in some username or another since 2001 -- back during the days when it was invite-only, haha, I'm old -- and even though it has its problems, it's still my social networking site of choice. I know I'm not posting much lately and I rarely comment, but I still read my f-list every freakin' day and love seeing what everyone's up to. So...yes. [/maudlin]
janegodzilla: (THESE ARE SOME HAPPY GODDAMN TREES)
2011-09-18 10:39 pm

aksndjknkd

Gahhh. I had this whole huge post written up earlier today, and then my iPad LJ-client ate it. The iPad LJ-client is a JERK.

I suppose I could try to reconstruct the lost post (it was such an awesome post, you have no idea), but the sad truth is that -- after somehow managing to survive my first quarter of nursing school AND finals week unscathed -- my traitorous body has decided to succumb to A Sickness merely one week before fall quarter is set to begin. I suppose it's technically not too bad as sicknesses go, but I'm definitely feeling a little more feverish and addled than usual and this is why I won't be reconstructing the lost post of awesome. Instead, I will be watching The Crow.

For the second time in three days.

Unironically.
janegodzilla: (Default)
2011-08-28 11:19 pm

(no subject)

So I'm not dead or abandoning LJ or anything -- school's just consumed most of my existence and it's now finals week. BLUH. Anyway, I hope all of you on the east coast are doing okay. I ♥ all y'all.

janegodzilla: (!!!!!!!!)
2011-07-26 05:11 pm

ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Okay, so.

I really, really hate the people who moved into the house behind ours. We are talking full-strength, 100% proof hatred, because they are the loudest motherfuckers on the entire goddamn planet. We've had to call in noise complaints to the cops three times. THREE. You'd think they would get it after the first time, but...nope, apparently not! Because they are assholes, and apparently don't understand things like common courtesy and, I don't know, maybe NOT having giant loud parties that start at midnight on Tuesday or Wednesday nights? Where they blast shit like P.O.D. and Papa Roach and Creed -- fucking CREED, are you kidding me?! -- and stand on the balcony outside so they can smoke and scream along?

AT MIDNIGHT. IN A QUIET LITTLE SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD.

*infinity headdesks*

As I write this from my delightful little office in the back of our house, they are currently listening to something that sounds an awful lot like Limp Bizkit. They are, of course, shouting along, and because it's only 5:00 in the afternoon I can't really say or do anything about it. I can only try to ignore it as best I can and continue to work on my case study and the fifty pages of reading I need to finish by tomorrow. I probably should've done some of the reading yesterday, but yesterday was my pathophysiology midterm, and last Wednesday was my pharmacology midterm, and I've pretty much spent the past two weeks doing nothing but eat, attempt to sleep, and cram my sad little brainmeats full of pharm and patho knowledge. I am tired. I needed a break.

And I am sorely regretting yesterday's break, because now I have to contend with Limp Bizkit at top volume and I just...

the human brain was not meant to withstand this sort of thing.
janegodzilla: (CHAOS!)
2011-07-06 06:59 am

meme!

Hello internet, long time no see! An actual entry with actual content is a little beyond my capabilities, but [livejournal.com profile] jisuk posted a "15 Year Meme" and I was like, hells yeah, I can totally do that!

My answers are exactly one day off, since I wrote it last night and then got sidetracked by trying to figure out Medicare's Plan D prescription plan for our group project meeting later today. Uggggghhhh Medicare so confusing.

15 Years Ago... )
janegodzilla: (i *heart* portland)
2011-06-10 08:51 pm

"we've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas!"

I don't care what anyone says: Pluto will always be a planet to me.

ALWAYS.

So today was my nursing school orientation, and...oh my god, I can't even express how excited and nervous and abso-fucking-lutely terrified I am about this program. I know I'm going to be fine -- everything will work out and I'll meet a bunch of new people and I'm going to learn the sorts of skills that will render me incalculably valuable in a post-apocalyptic world*, and I'm probably going to have a lot of fun amidst all the work and stress...but I barely slept last night because some part of me was convinced that I would arrive at the school and discover that it had all been a mistake and I wasn't really accepted, and that kind of tells you everything you need to know about the way my brain works.

(Honestly, though? I think this is going to be great. Scary and difficult and stressful? Absolutely. But it's also going to be amazing. I feels it in me bones.)

My final day as an admin was last Wednesday, and I'm a little surprised at how much I miss everyone at the office. I need to head back to campus on Tuesday for my new ID badge and to pick up my books, and I think I might swing by to say "hi" if I have time. I mean...they got me a $500 gift certificate to the student bookstore as my going-away present. FIVE. HUNDRED. This pretty much covers my books for the entire quarter and I almost started bawling when I opened the envelope, especially when they told me that (a) everyone in the division had contributed, and (b) that Dr. Z -- "my" doctor -- had contributed about $100 his own self. I just. TEARS. Everyone kept telling me how happy they were, and how proud, and how they hoped I'd come back to work with them in the ICU or trauma research or as a scrub nurse. My last days at the law firm were awful; my last days with trauma were lovely. As frustrated as work made me sometimes, I really do ♥ those folks, truly.

In other news, Nate and I have started watching Battlestar Galactica (EEEEEEE!). We just hit Season 3 last night, but had to go to bed before we finished the premiere episode. It's one of those shows where we're watching it together and agreed not to watch it if the other person isn't around (d'aw), but he's not going to get home for several more hours and the wait is KILLING ME, UGH UGH UGH.

But I will wait, because we've made a pact and he is my geek and I love him. So. I will be streaming The Deadliest Warrior in the meantime, because I am apparently the sort of person who needs to know if the Jesse James gang could beat Al Capone's gang in a fight. I'm not proud of my need to know these things, but there you go.


* Because this, obviously, is the most important thing when choosing a career these days, y/y?
janegodzilla: (emo sparkly john mayer)
2011-05-29 06:54 pm

(no subject)

I've got just a few days left at work, which is pretty fucking awesome, although I never realized how exhausting it could be to train a replacement. I trained new file clerks at the law firm when I was bumped up to project assistant, but there was something fundamentally different about that whole experience: namely, that I would be around if Newbie had questions or needed help with anything. My current Newbie, on the other hand, will be completely on her own once I leave. I'll probably check my OHSU email once a day to make sure I'm not missing anything related to school, but that will be the extent of it. I'm not going to be an asshole about it -- I'll set up an out-of-office notice to let people know what's going on and I'll manually forward anything that needs forwarding -- but I'm not going to be involved.

So...yeah. Poor Newbie's getting all of six days to feel comfortable on her own in a job I've had for almost three years. I'm so sorry, Newbie. I'm so very sorry.

(Not sorry enough to stay, of course, but still)

I've been playing a lot of L.A. Noire lately and it's incredibly fun, although it hasn't quite captured my VERY SOUL the way Bully, Red Dead Redemption, or the Portal games have. I think it's mostly because I can't connect with Cole Phelps they way I connected with Jimmy Hopkins or John Marston. With those two, I knew what they were about from the get-go; Cole is much harder to read. I started off liking him, sure, and I wanted to know more about his past and why he was so ambitious, but I haven't become invested in him the way I felt invested in the other two. I mean. For fuck's sake, the ending of RDR reduced me to a blotchy, sobbing wreck because of spoilers, obviously, ) and I don't care about Cole the same way. He's too closed off. There are things he says and does that I'm at a loss to explain, and it makes it incredibly hard to empathize with him sometimes. This narrative distance is intriguing sometimes -- I'm a fan of the slow reveal and it's making for an interesting gameplay experience, but I'm finding that I care more about the cases than the overarching story or the characters involved. I want to be invested in my protagonist. It's a little frustrating that I'm getting close to the end of the game and yet I still don't have a good feel for why Cole does some of the things he does. The reveal of MAJOR STORY SPOILERS! )

The gameplay itself is phenomenal, though, and I'm having so much fun playing through the cases. I've seen a few reviews complain about how linear the game is, but I'm fresh off Portal 2 and so L.A. Noire's forward momentum is both comforting and exhilarating. I usually sink ridiculous amounts of time in sandbox/free roam modes when it comes to games like these, because I like to explore and collect things, but damn if solving cases isn't so enjoyable that I keep putting off my usually obsessive roaming. I love procedurals. LOVE THEM. And I love feeling like a Real Live Detective as I wander around gathering evidence and interviewing people. It's the same general process each time, but there are enough surprises and upsets along the way that solving crimes end up being a rewarding and often tense experience. Some story spoilers ahead for the Homicide cases )

Anyway. It's entirely possible I'll beat the main storyline tonight, and then I'll probably shift over to free roam mode so I can get my collecting on. Awwww yeeeeeeee.
janegodzilla: (Default)
2011-05-16 10:56 pm

the final countdown (dun nuh nuh naaaaa, dun nuh nuh nuh nuh)

Two weeks until I leave my job! Three weeks until student orientation! Five weeks until classes start!

I AM EXCITED! CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED?! Inside my head I am pretty much running around in giddy circles, like, ALL THE TIME now (except when I look at my financial aid paperwork and sort of stop breathing for a while because my 2011-2012 loans are singing to the tune of $53,000 and oh my god SO MUCH MONEY UGH UGH UGH) and I've become very, "lol whatevs!" at work, even with the stuff that used to piss me off. It's kind of a nice headspace to be in, actually. I like being amused by things that used to frustrate me. It's refreshing.

I spent most of today transcribing chart reviews for one of Dr. Z's site visits. As massive as these reports are, I can't help but find them fascinating, usually because I get to look up interesting medical conditions in an effort to figure out how they're spelled. Today's illness of interest was rhabdomyolysis, which is a condition that develops when myoglobin from damaged muscle tissue starts fucking up the kidneys. Physiologically, it's pretty complex, but at its most basic level the problem with rhabdo is twofold: 1) when muscle tissue is damaged or dying, fluid moves from the blood into the muscle tissue, which not only reduces blood volume and can lead to shock, but also reduces the amount of blood going to the kidneys and limits their ability to flush solutes; and 2) myoglobin is a big-ass protein, so it collects in the kidney tubules, starts to block them, and this can eventually result in tubular necrosis or outright kidney failure. Rhabdo shows up a lot in trauma because of the damage to skeletal muscle, and crush injuries -- especially closed ones -- are particularly susceptible.

~* the more you know *~

(I know, I know. Probably no one cares about this. But I think it's interesting and it's my stupid lj, so a paragraph of rhabdo rambling it is!)

I had to get some blood drawn today for my antibody titers, and this next part might be mildy freaky for people who have needle squicks, so I'm cutting it just in case. )

Anyway. I'm really looking forward to my mini-vacation between work and school, mostly because I'll actually get to spend a lot of time with Nate (before I hole away studying in my office for the next 15 months, ahhhhhhh) and that's always nice. Also, I'm trying to finish a knitting project I started last year, because I am FAIL when it comes to knitting things in a timely manner.

janegodzilla: (EEEEEEEEEEEE!)
2011-04-24 05:44 pm

Portal 2

♥ ♥ ♥ ~ * ~ PORTAL 2 ~ * ~ ♥ ♥ ♥
♥ ♥ ♥ ~ * ~ PORTAL 2 ~ * ~ ♥ ♥ ♥
♥ ♥ ♥ ~ * ~ PORTAL 2 ~ * ~ ♥ ♥ ♥
♥ ♥ ♥ ~ * ~ PORTAL 2 ~ * ~ ♥ ♥ ♥
janegodzilla: (gary oldman let's do it)
2011-04-15 02:56 pm

abloobloo

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.
janegodzilla: (YEAH YOU WANT DIS)
2011-04-02 12:41 pm

time to level up

I feel so very accomplished today! After being awake for ONLY three hours, I've managed to:

- drink several cups of coffee
- catch up on Marble Hornets*
- internet

...wait.

Did I say "accomplished"? I meant "useless". Ahhhh, weekends. ♥


* AND NOW I WILL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN
janegodzilla: (EEEEEEEEEEEE!)
2011-03-24 10:07 pm

oh my god

I did it.

I got into OHSU.

It's the only program I was able to apply for this year, and it's the one I wanted more than anything, and there were hundreds of applicants (last year they only accepted like 60 people into the program) and

I got in.

I'm kind of in shock about it, actually. And I feel sort of like my heart might explode, because I am just so fucking happy and amazed and I just...can't believe I actually did it. One of the top ten nursing schools in the entire country, and I got in on my first try.

CLOUD.
FUCKING.
NINE.