Sunday, June 27, 2010

Likes & Dislikes

I think it's about time I made a pros and cons list of my new city...

$700 for a 2-bedroom apartment (with an office too)!
It gets warm here!
I can ride my bike to school with no hills or traffic in the way!
There are no hipsters here
People are really nice
Thrift stores are very good

Gas & Electric runs $100 a month and lemons cost nearly 50 cents a piece! (Don't get me started on avocados...)
It's gonna hella get cold here!!
Taking a walk in my neighborhood means going to CVS or Subway or Dunkin Donuts...
There are is no Trader Joe's here
I have no friends
I have no job here and therefor no spending money

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Favorite Quotes...

I've heard some funny things come out of the mouth's of my professors this week... I feel like school is getting more interesting. Today I found out where I'll be doing clinicals this July. We start with long term care and I'm going to be at a facility that is literally right across the street from my house. Awesome (because we still don't have a car)!!

Anyway, the quotes...

"Nursing is not for Sissies!"

"Imagine what their vaginas look like!!"

These are just a couple of the more memorable ones from this week. I'm sure there will be more and lots more stories to tell once clinicals start. I'm excited and nervous at the same time :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Garage Sales

We found out that there were going to be some neighborhood-wide garage sales today, and of course we were aaaaaall over it. We found a lot of cool things (many of which we probably would have purchased if we'd had a way of getting the stuff home but we still don't have a car!).
There are some really cute neighborhoods in this town and the vegetation explosion (see previous entry) makes them all the cuter, so it was really pleasant walking around this afternoon. Not to mention the weather was awesome! We haven't felt this kind of weather in... oh... about FIVE years... so we're definitely happy about it.

Here's one of the houses we saw while walking around...

And we got this poster for our house...

People were really going crazy over this dang thing as we were walked home with it. I think at least four people asked us what it was (people are really friendly here -or maybe it's just the spring weather?), then we'd turn it around and they'd say, "Oh, I love Sargent!! What street did you get that on? One dollar?!"

I think this blog was supposed to be about nursing school but lately it seems to be more of a look-at-the-cool trash-I-found blog... I've got so many exams this coming week, so much reading and preparation to do that I don't even want to talk about it!! Let me tell you that all of this hard work is really giving me a new found appreciation for nurses (thanks, Mom!). Do you realize what people have to go through to become nurses? Let me tell you, it's not easy!