30 April 2007

B-U-S-Y is still a four letter word...

The word of the week is busy! Close at second is confused! Woohoo!
Last week saw classes everyday, rain, tons of studying, a frustrating Immuno test review (ie going over the correct answers for a test we already took...), Test in principles of drug action (that I managed to do poorly on despite the hours of studying), an 8 hour long site visit, our All-School party Friday night (such a blast! -Decades Dance!!!), my fraternity's MDA Golf Tournament (the MDA part means all proceeds go to them!) most of the day Saturday, a classmate's wedding shower Saturday evening (I quickly etched a set of glasses for them after the PDA test... then went right to bed) way up North, a long review/tutoring session Sunday for biopharm. and ended up with a great Sunday dinner with the family. Whew!
This week doesn't look like it'll be very relaxing either... It's the alleged "Dead Week" which sounds like it should have something to do with zombies (fun/eeek!) but actually is a useless misnomer for the week before finals (since a true dead week would NOT have any tests, papers, reports, labs, etc., due AT ALL... and we very much have a ton of stuff due this week!) So much going on...
It's Dawn's birthday today! Yay!!!!!
Dork's last HS play is this week!!! Woohoo!!!
Okay so this is the best update that time/my conscience allows... Hope everyone has a lovely week and happy wishes for any tests/papers/finals that may come your way!!!!

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21 April 2007

Farewell Shrimps

I feel like an old person... I'm so achey from Broomball with my pharmy brothers yesterday! It was a blast though so the pain is totally worth it. Skronky went with and made me proud of his atheletic prowess on ice with a stick.
Am currently enjoying a glass of red vino... to dull the sadness of losing both of the shrimp at once. I came home this afternoon to find them dead at the bottom of the tank, obviously from drowning, right? Oh well...
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! Much love

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18 April 2007

Sarcasm? What's that??

Pharmacy school, hey, high school called - It wants its drama back! And all the not-so-subtle manipulation! Oh, and the crappy t-shirt designs! Whew, better return that bunk before it piles up in the hall and EVERYONE in the college gets an email about needing to clean it up (if you're responsible for it, of course, since there have been *complaints*). Maybe we should just make an unfounded accusation related to charitable endeavors and send THAT to the entire school. Wouldn't that make you happy?
Crikey people, seriously!
Also, we are not letting you guys use real isopropol alcohol to clean the sterile hoods so you don't "squirt anyone in the eye" with it. I don't care that you drive a car to school everyday, vote, dispense prescriptions, and use the syringes that have actual, real needles in this same lab, we're *not* going to take a chance on any alcohol-in-eye accidents! (Who cares if you've had over twenty hours of various lab work prior to this, often with hazardous and/or volatile materials much worse than alcohol and somehow managed to survive with BOTH of your eyes intact! By the way, how DID you manage that???)
I so very much wish I were joking about any of that...
Immunology test today was less than wonderful but I think I at least passed. BioStats tomorrow to look forward to taking. Friday brings a Kappa Psi dinner event and broomball. Weekend looks like studying to catch up in principles of drug action (affectionately called PDA) for the test next week. Yay school!


15 April 2007

Pharmacy Week in Review

This past week saw lots of busy. So much busy, in fact, that it was frightening! Eeeek! (Okay so maybe it wasn't truly scary but I have to at least try to make my life sound thrilling once in a while.)
It was what my school calls "Pharmacy Week", which is a rather big thing for us considering we're *in* the college of pharmacy. (Note: the rest of the country celebrates pharmacy week in the fall... go figure that we'd be so much... ahead of everyone else...) The week had several big lunch events, including a 'Mexican food fiesta', another burger sale, and pizza with a pharmacy version of BINGO. Aren't we neat? Add that to a test in my "favorite" class, a long retail site visit, cold weather rolling back in, busy work assignments, and rain ruining a volleyball tourney [that I had been looking forward to for weeks] and you'll have a pretty good picture of fun, huh? (I even received a little award in recognition of my perceived leadership-ness. Yay for being involved!)
The festivities rounded out with the Big Event and a Pharmacy Celebration, both in Tulsa on Saturday. Rode up to T-town Friday with a few KY "brothers" - all female, of course - to spend the night so we wouldn't have to wake up really, really early and drive the two hours Saturday morning. [Our Tulsa native brother whose house we stayed at happens to have a dog of the same breed and coloring that the dog I grew up with had. He looked and acted so much like my dear departed doggie! --Also thank you for letting up stay in your room, Bandit. She shouldn't have kicked you out when all you wanted to do was snuggle with the pretty girls!] We worked at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, their resale warehouse that stores and sells their leftovers to help fund new projects and acts as a staging area for some of the prep work that goes into building the houses later. The other OKC KY gals worked with paint organizing while I helped with the lumber cutting, hauling, and hammering into shed platforms (yes, I hit my fingers purple, that's how great I am at DIY). Worked hard, got some lunch, and headed to the mall for shoes since one 'brother' forgot hers in OKC. After a whirl-wind of hairspray, shoes, dresses, and packing we left for the hotel where the Pharmacy Celebration was to be held. (I have to interject at this point to mention how truly beautiful we all turned out after such a dirty morning. We clean up good! --Thank you my pretty brothers for all the fun!)
The Celebration is really just a dressy awards ceremony for the upper classmen, like a combo of senior night and prom in HS. Dinner was sort of edible but the company really made the evening worthwhile. I sat with my fellow OKC P1s and we managed to laugh through most of the evening, perhaps even during a few parts for which we ought to have taken more seriously. ("I consume quickly!" and "So when are ya'll getting married? And ya'll? And you two?" as well as the waiter ninja who crept in to refill glasses or take empty plates with the stealth of night) Following the humdrum awards part, the after party included a DJ playing a mix of decent to horrible music, door prizes, and two of our professors dancing to a pop song in an unprofessional manner. Oh, and there was a chocolate fountain of which I a fan! Yum! Stuck around for a while then caught a ride south with Cory. Hardly any traffic since it was so late. Overall a very pleasant time in T-town.
Now I'm working on homework, club related issues, and reading. Such fun! Such glamour! Such hype!
Skronky's clematis plants are blooming! Yay!
The fish, shrimps, dogs, and cat are all doing well. The Family is enjoying a new game called Dance Dance Revolution... I can't say I'm good at it since I've only done one round but everyone else seems to be improving quickly so it should last a while here.
[Back to getting ready for the Celebration... I was reminded of parts of L.M.Montgomery's books about girls getting ready for dances and teas. Even though her girls are from the late 1800's-early 1900's and my lovely ladies are clearly modern gals there is still the hair-messing, dress-fixing, general worry and excitement. Made me smile to think that cliche about no matter how things change they still stay the same is so very true. We're still all girls at heart...]

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08 April 2007

Easter Eggs full of thought

Happy Easter! (The Easter Bunny brought me some candy and shoes! He and Santa seem to have forgotten that I'm not on the nice list...)
Have recently been helping one of my younger cousins with math. The stuff that she's learning now I learned roughly eight years ago so it's funny to see what they name the stuff that I just know how to do but not what to call it. "Stem and Leaf plot"?? Where did that come from? And I still pretty much rock at polynomial factoring... Woohoo for small victories!
--edit* retracted thought--

Other breaking news: I'm not as in-tune with some apparent norms as I thought I was. Go figure. Get steady footing for a second only to find out that, ha, just kidding, that isn't even ground on which you're standing!
I ought to be studying but just really don't feel it... Thank goodness Finals week is on its way with summer break close behind. Now to start planning for a summer job, hopefully near home as a pharm intern. (Don't laugh! I can dream can't I?)

Okay, on to studying and eating all this chocolate before Monday's sun rises. Love to all and happy wishes for a great week!

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