Thursday, March 22, 2007


I am not trying to rain on Sams friday funny postings, I just found this dirty joke that caught me off guard today and it had me laughing like crazy. Hope you like it!

Why it's important to understand English: When I got back from Montana last week I had a bunch of Canadian dollars I needed to exchange, so I went to the currency exchange window at the local bank. It was a short line with just one guy in front of Asian guy who was trying to exchange yen for dollars and he was a little irritated! He asked the teller, "Why it change?? Yestoday, I get two huna dolla fo yen. Today I get huna eighty?? Why it change?"

The teller shrugged her shoulders and said, "Fluctuations".

The Asian guy says, "Fluc you white people too"!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

After Midterms

I have found that yet again I am in the swing of things at college. I have 3 huge exams next week, all of which are going to take all of the brain power that I have. Microbiology is all about bacteria,the microscopic things that control the world. We talk about how our bodies convert energy, germs, chemistry, the earth, and everything in between. It covers so much information that it is almost overwhelming to deal with. Plus the fact that it is a 3 hour class only 1 day of the week is frustrating. I hate to talk to my professor over the internet. Next time I have a major science class I will opt for taking it 2 days a week even if that means more driving back and forth and less time at work.

My Human Growth and Development class is put on by the nursing coordinator of the Salem Kent State. She is a little italian woman with a big attitude. She loves to talk and she is a huge encouragement to me, but she is very intimidating to be around too much. She warns of bad grades, inevitable failure and not getting into the nursing program to everyone she talks to. I think that she does it so our hopes don't get too far up and to let us see how hard it really is to be in the nursing program. The class isn't that hard, in fact she told everyone that they would be lucky getting C's and almost everyone got B's or higher on the first exam.

Nutrition is also a 3 hour class, one day a week. The professor,which I have yet to meet and will probably never meet, is online and teaching from the East Liverpool campus. A really funny professor he is scared of bad weather and he doesn't like to be on the campus after dark, so he always tries to end his lectures early. He covers alot of information about proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats, and carbohydrates in a little space of time so his tests are mostly memorization, which I stink at considering that the other 2 classes I mentioned are also mostly memorization of terms and definitions. So if you hear me mumbling something about the Krebs cycle, Moral Development, DNA transcription, or Calcium and how it builds strong bones, don't be alarmed, it's all stuff that I will forget once the exams are done:)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thrills and Chills

It seemed that everyone had a nice fall at Hocking Hills this past weekend. You can read about Brads scary fall at his blog, thank goodness I didn't see it. I am terrified to watch people fall. Don't know why, I guess that I really hate to see people get hurt. I guess thats why I am going into nursing; to be able to take care of those people that need help. Anyway, I'm side I was the first to fall on the trip(it doesn' t matter so much when I get hurt, I normally just laugh in the face of pain), I probably had the stupidest fall too. All of the stairs in the cabin were painted slick wood, yeah you see where I'm going with this? I was in my socks and heading to the bedroom to change for the hot tub. I took one step on the top of the stairs and my foot slipped out in front of me. I bumped all the way down the stairs on my hip and landed at the foot of the stairs, cause I couldn't stop myself from sledding right down them darn stairs. I broke open a large burn wound from work and my ankle somehow got caught under me so it hurt for awhile. The worst hurt was my hip. About 2 minutes later I started to develop a huge bruise on my hip. By the next day it was a 3 inch circle and deep black. I ended up showing it to everyone a couple nights later; SORRY if anyone caught a glimpse of my behind too, but you know you liked it;) The crazy thing was that Sam fell that same night on the upstairs steps on his way down from the hot tub. Like a wet dolphin if I ever saw one. Actually, I almost got caught in his wake because I was going down the stairs in front of him, I had just told him to be really careful going down the steps because they were wet. His feet didn't listen very well though. Moral to this story and note to anyone trying to catch people falling down steps: it doesn't work, just move out of the way and let nature run its course.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Love at Hocking Hills

As most of you know that read my blog I went to Hocking Hills this past weekend. In fact most of you were probably with me on this trip that read my blog. I really needed this little escape from reality for a few days, I think that more than any other trip to Hocking Hills, the group that went really needed this more than anything. I love the fact that there was nothing there that was in any way part of an everyday routine. There wasn't anything holding us down and I love that.
I came home from the trip feeling like I was in a bubble. The next day of work caught me laughing to myself as I would think of the dancing, the falling, the late night cake, the late night magazine skits, the dreadlocks, the eating, the ice...everything made this trip such a memorable one.
This trip was more than I could have asked for. It was definately the best Hocking Hills trip I have ever been on. The cabin was one that we had been to before and it had so many great memories from the last time as well as the amazing memories made there this time. We all talked about what our favorite part of the trip was and I think that mine was just spending time with my best friends in the world, ones that I can be my true self with, ones that I can laugh with and make a fool out of myself and they still love me for exactly who I am. I love the fact that they feel like they can be their true selves around me too. I think that I really did have a real smile this weekend like Sam wanted me to, and the memories made are some that I will remember forever. So thanks to all that joined me on this trip, I really needed it, I love you all sooooo much, you mean more to me than I ever could express! You've been a great audience! Good night Atlanta!