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The Mind of One

Sep. 1st, 2006

01:21 pm - Orientation

So, yesterday was orientation. It went well. There were lots of people; I talked to some. There were a lot of activities; I attended them. There was food; I ate some.

In other news, tonight is my birthday meal night. I'm going to Mediterranean Cafe and then to the Chocolate Shoppe for ice cream. If you're in the area, come and help me celebrate my birthday a day late! Unfortunately, all you guys are in different states . . .

Aug. 29th, 2006

03:43 pm - ARGH!

Today was not the best of days. I knew this was going to be the case when I figured out that I was going to have to do laundry this morning. Plus, I've been doing some reading ahead for one of my classes which, while not bad, is certainly tedious when you're also taking notes on the material.

So after that stuff, I go to Walgreen's to get a prescription transferred. I'm not going to do any more mucking about with local/regional pharmacies. That goes fine; the pharm. tech was very nice. It was going to take a little bit, so I decided to do my grocery shopping.

It was the trip from hell. It's awful to try to get in to the store's parking lot. Then, once I got in, I proceded to fall on my ass while trying to get a heavy pack of water into my cart -- mainly because I tried to put it underneath and it didn't fit. Actually, I fell on my left leg, and that's going to be fun, because we all know that I don't have any issues with clotting, or anything! No, not this girl, whose knees bruise after she crosses her legs! Anyway, this happened right in front of a ~60-year-old woman, who just looked at me and kept shopping.

Then, when it came time for the check-out lane, I got the surly old lady clerk. Plus, the bagger didn't listen when I asked for paper bags. So the groceries are all flopping around in the back of the RAV on the trip to Walgreen's.

I get my drugs and a new baby card (yay, Melissa and Nathan!). I put that bag in the front, and then decide, what the hell, I'll shift the bags in the back so that they're all upright and contain their groceries again. The back door opens, and out comes the spaghetti sauce. The only item in a glass jar is of course the only item that comes rolling out and shatters on the Walgreen's parking lot. On my pants! On my sandals! And, as I wasn't careful where I stepped after it fell, on my feet! Of course, I've just DONE laundry, so the pants have to wait until Friday. They've been rinsed in the tub and Shouted.

Seeing as the first part of the day has gone so well, I think I'd prefer it if nothing else occurred today. Nothing good, nothing bad. I'd rather be bored than have more spaghetti-sauce drenching, leg-bruising adventures. Thank you.

Aug. 24th, 2006

07:31 pm - Holy Moly

It rained a lot here last night. There was even a tornado warning, which always puts me at ease. I had to get up around three thirty and shut the windows because the wind was blowing so much water in. So I was a little tired today.

I got a new checking account at Chase, mainly because they're located in both Madison and Kalamazoo (they bought the BankOnes that were in Kalamazoo). So now I have a place to go to get quarters for the laundry. And to deposit the birthday checks from the grandmothers. And to hopefully stuff my many millions once I get a job here.

I cleaned the bathroom today. You would not believe how dusty a bathroom can get in a week with only one person using it. Of course, I was hammering into it a little bit for the pictures, but still!

Mitzi is at the vet's overnight tonight because she was barfing all over the house and then had bloody stool. She might have caught something while in the kennel, or it might just be the kidney failure. I told Mom about Zac's sad fate, and she said, "You might be getting a similar call about the Mitz." Which is sad, but she's had a good, pampered life, and I don't think she has any regrets. I'd miss her, but it'd be better for her to go quickly than for her to suffer with organ failure for a long time and not enjoy the time she has.

My meeting with the lady from the job is tomorrow. Dear God, let her like me a lot!

The package better show up tomorrow. I'm just about going crazy because I can't watch DVDs without the controller for the PS2. Stupid package.

Aug. 23rd, 2006

07:37 pm - I Haven't Used This In Forever!

Okay, I figure this is probably the easiest way to keep people posted on what life is like here in Madison. So I'll talk about what's gone on today. Yeah, yeah, we get the idea; get on with it, right? Right.

I saw Dr. Wise today. He's the opthamologist I was referred to by Dr. Campanile (she's from the Student Health Services department). The office is super close; they're two blocks away. Get this -- it's a three-story building entirely devoted to eyes. They have about twenty full-time optometrists and opthamologists on staff. It's weird. But also cool.

Anyway, Dr. Wise looked at my eyes and said that the iritis is completely gone from the left eye, but that there's still some left in the right one. So I'm slowly tapering down on the prednisolone drops and I go back to see him in three weeks.

He's pretty nice. His nurse is nice, too. He actually called me this afternoon to ensure that I was going to have enough of the drops to make it three weeks (fortunately, Dr. Hendricks gave me refills on the drops when he prescribed them back in July). So I'm happy that I have him as my eye doctor.

I'm hoping like there's no tomorrow that I get this PA position in the library. Please. It would take care of so many financial problems! And be awesome experience! And it's at a good location! I'd do just about anything (short of immoral acts) to get this job.

In other news, my living room is clean, because I cleaned it today.

Sep. 9th, 2005

04:03 pm - Where's Spica?

Anyway, I think it's a delightful day, and I've spent it wonderfully. I watched Trainspotting. I had an appointment this afternoon, and also went grocery shopping this morning. Today is a school-free day, and that makes me happy.

I also ran across an interesting comment about the television show "Little House on the Prairie", comparing it to "The Waltons":

LHotP drives me bonkers with all that, but at least it's not BORING, which was the cardinal sin of The Waltons. Things got wackytastic on the Prairie! -cbawlmer


I love the mental image the term "wackytastic" gives me. Some guy in Baltimore just made my day.

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