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wow, the year has totally flown by. i can't believe it, really. i remember doing a year's recount last year, and realizing that the ONLY thing that had changed at ALL, was the fact that i had gotten a cat. ha ha. *wimper*

looking back over this year, still not much has changed. it's been an eventful year, i suppose:

- mom was in the hospital and ended up with a new lease on life... which she totally gave up on a month or so later.
- my dearest roommate got married, i was a lavendar bridesmaid, and she moved out.
- had a fantastic zoo that i hope to never forget, and to possibly duplicate (i need to get with andrea and larrissa and plan, damnit! whatchoo doing sunday?!?)
- kissed a boy (but only one, and only once. oh, wait, there were two. the other one was at aforementioned zoo.)
- reunited with old friends and realized how important they are to me.
- dropped 40 lbs... somewhere ;)
- stopped drinking coffee for 3 months.
- began drinking coffee again, with a massive fervor.
- instead of just talking about it, i actually took steps to get myself back into school (hopefully jan 3rd.)
- realized that while i'm having fun working retail, this is not what i am meant to do.
- found new fantastic close friends online that i can't imagine having life without now.
- got to see my favoritest band of ALL, Sloan, play. dorkily caught a drumstick thrown by the Murph.
- sort of met Peter from R.E.M. if you count his eyerolling at my statement to him as 'meeting officially'.
- got published in a magazine.
- i grew my hair out and hacked it all off again.
- i got to be a superhero and run around with my superhero friends. hooray, leotard!
- i got to sing and 'perform' with someone again, which my heart had missed so much.
- i realized that some people, no matter what, can just not allow drugs to release their hold on them.

i'm certain that there are other things to add to the list, but i'm still working on caffeinating myself. i was supposed to get off work at 11, but stupidly, i walked next door to omx and said 'i saw that you had two freight trucks in a row. i don't have my uniform with me, but do you need my help?' almost 10 hours later, i finally made it home. not that i mind. it was almost fun working only with freight and in side lock-up. it began as "sure, if you want to just go through this pallet of freight here and pull out stuff that needs to be locked up?" sure! i end up with three overflowing carts of high dollar stuff. "would you mind just hanging out in side lock up and putting it all away really quick?" sure! as they let me in.... and because of other people just stuffing freight in there for however many weeks, you almost cannot walk to the other end of the long hallway. soooooo... i pretty much destroyed it all, and rebuilt. it looks beautiful, i must say, and management was very pleased. oh, how i love working on projects like that!

got my acceptance letter from Clark, along with a letter that pretty much laughed at me for wanting to go into the medical field. apparently, their programs are very small, only 40 students allowed in each quarter. hrm. there's a couple of different roads i can go down: become a phlebotamist and make pretty much what i'm making now, only instead of taking money, i would take blood samples. take a TON of prereq courses over the course of the next year or two, i.e. english, p.e., medical terminology, etc., and then apply for the RN course in a couple of years and pray that i get in, for anther two to four years of school (would be slightly less, but i don't think i can work full time and go to school full time as well. we shall see.)

so who knows. i'm still waiting for my letter that tells me when my appointment with an advisor is, so maybe things will change after that.

and i have four days off work next week! woo! i promised to go to the movies with a coworker on sunday, mayhaps, but other than that...?


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Dec. 1st, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
so wait, you just got off work? i'm confused... what are you doing today?
Dec. 1st, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
no no no, sorry.

i had worked 6 am until closing on tuesday, and was greatly looking forward to getting off of work yesterday at 11 am, (especially since denise and i were butting heads again - but i'll give her that one, i was dumb as a post, and she was apparently 'emotional' because of a family emergency she was having to fly out of town for in a day or two.) i had thought that by going to omx and offering my help, that they would either say no, or that i would just be there for an hour or two.

i had forgotten how much i immerse myself into projects like that with my entire BEING, and thusly, when i was only half way through, i realized it was already dark outside.

so i made sure to finish up right when the closing crew was leaving, so that i could finish what i was doing AND get a ride home.

i'm up and trying to inhale all that is caffeine as well as sitting with a rice bag on my lower back. i feel like someone kicked me in my spine. craving me some daniel jackson, too, i watched the last ep of season 6 last night, but alas, do not have season 7 yet on my computer (and with the rate that stuff is downloading, it will probably be late december before i DO get it. ah, well. downloading dark angel now.)

i work at 4 pm, and then from 6 am until closing tomorrow, 1 pm until closing on saturday. but i have sunday, tuesday, wednesday, and thursday off of work.

i miss you.
Dec. 1st, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
I miss you too, do you want me to come get you at like 3 or something and take you to work? we could go get kirby coffee, i think i might have like $6 and some change...
I need to go buy yarn, i have coupons for joanns so i was going to go out that way....
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Have you considdered medical technology? My dad's a medical technologist (not a medical technician, there's a big jump there - and I haven't spoken to him in years, so he might have actually completed his RN schooling by now) and I have to admit, it's a pretty fascinating profession. Instead of drawing blood, he analyzes it (along with other samples) to determine disease, donor compatibility, etc. Also, as a med tech, you'll make twice as much as a phlebotomist, and that never hurts. :-P
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
YOU, my dear, are GENIOUS. i was trying casually to figure out what those freaking people were called. i love doing stuff like that, and i wouldn't really have to do anything to the customers patients.

i should really check into that, see if that's an option through clark (a lot of what i end up doing will depend upon what's available there, since i don't have a car, and public transit is a bit too lengthy to deal with going to portland for it.)

Dec. 1st, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the lack of patient-interaction was definately a plus for my dad. A lab setting is so much better than dealing with cranky sick people all day long. :-P

And I'm happy to lend my limited knowledge in any situation I can. :-)
Nov. 2nd, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
i ended up failing my chem class, but i think it was for many reasons, not just that chemistry is hard. i shall see how i do when i retake the class - hopefully i'll end up loving it!
Dec. 2nd, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
I know what you mean with the drug thing.
Dec. 3rd, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
kissed a boy? i had to remind myself how old you were. thought you were like 14 for a second there. im ok now, i collected myself
Dec. 4th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
ha ha, i might as well be, with how much (in)action i've gotten lately!
Dec. 16th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
You are teh awesome and I couldn't imagine life without you either!!!!!!

Also? I am SO HAPPY that you are caffeinated again. Non-coffee friends don't get along with me that well because all I ever want to do is go to coffeeshops! *giggle*
Nov. 2nd, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
even if i'm decaffeinated, it's aiight, because there's all sorts of decaf things available there! i'm really loving tea right now!
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