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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Festivities

photos 223There was a Halloween door decorating contest at school this week.  Here’s what my class came up with.   The skeleton in the center has fake bugs and glitter glued to it and has splotches of “blood” and is holding a “bloody” syringe.  The curtains are made from plastic tablecloths with cutouts from treat bags attached to them.  There are fake bats hanging from the top of the frame (half of them glow in the dark), and right above is a sign that says “Happy Halloween” spelt out in fake bugs.  A few of them were cut in half with some more “blood”.  Overall, I’d say we did an excellent job, too bad we didn’t win.

Speaking of winning, remember that costume I posted about? (See Two New Outfits, One Special Day)  It won third place in today’s Halloween costume contest.  First place was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and second place was this really cool hairy monster costume.  Sadly, I couldn’t quite enjoy my prize, it was a large chocolate lollypop with certain ingredients I can’t eat.  Still, it was a decent birthday for me.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Little Halloween Help

PICT0265 While spending my time “studying” for class, I stumbled upon this site,  They have a new eBook on Halloween and I just had to let everyone know about it.  Halloween is only a week away, there’s still time for crafting for it.  If not, maybe plan ahead for next year.  Yeah right.  They also have some stuff on Christmas, and it’s definitely not too late for that.

Also before I forget, my birthday is this week, so happy birthday to me.  But I haven’t started on my gift to my sister.  She asked me what I wanted the other day, I didn’t know.  I’ll have to give it a little more thought.  Ah well, happy Halloween.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Out of the Blue

new avatar Yesterday I was featured on Dzfantasy.  I just found out this morning.  I knew it would happen eventually, I filled out the information a couple of  months ago.  Surprisingly, all that info still fits today.  I was afraid it would be out of date.  Does that mean I haven’t grown as an artist? Of course not, my responses have just become timeless. 

Anyway, I start classes on Monday and the anticipation is blowing my mind.  I’ve set some goals for the length of the program.

  1. I will study all notes and materials every day for at least an hour.
  2. I will not blow off assignments until the last minute.
  3. I will start everyday with a fresh perspective and new enthusiasm.
  4. And I will not pass out at the sight of blood and needles, or freak out any of the animals.

Fairly realistic goals so far.  I just need to put them on the mirror with a sticky note.  I learned that from orientation, plus why it’s important not to wear large shiny earrings with dealing with patients.  Ouch.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Two New Outfits, One Special Day

photos 218 Today I had student orientation, which meant sitting in a room full of strangers and listening to someone talk about study skills, piercings, and respect.  I’m not kidding about the piercings.  And I saw a list of my books which I won’t receive until Monday, thank goodness.  There’s a bunch and if the price is any indicator, they are going to be big and heavy.  I also got my first set of scrubs, the official uniform.  They aren’t as cute as I thought they’d be, but they’re alright.  At least I look pretty good here.  I can’t say the same for my ID card photo, I look sick and scared in it.


photos 219 On another note, over the weekend I finished my Halloween costume.  Just don’t ask what I’m suppose to be because I don’t know myself, at least it’s pretty.  If anybody asks I think I’ll say I’m water.  I made it using an old costume dress I used in high school and a dress I saved from being thrown out.  And in case you are wondering, the skirt is suppose to be see-through.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Back to School

photo_6559_20090525 I have applied to Apollo college for their veterinary assistant program.  I start in a little over a week and I feel a mix of excitement/nervousness about it.  Mostly excitement, the program is so cool and I can bring Midnight to class on certain days.  Of course that’s only to practice on her, she’ll “love” that.  I’m trying to think of some vet themed crafts to do, at least there are plenty of things to do school supplies.  The usual pencil pouches, snack bags, and decorated notebooks and binders should do the trick.  Apparently I’m suppose to wear scrubs to class, I wonder if they will let me work some crafty magic on them.  Maybe not.  I have a week to deal with it all, so no problem.  The only real problem is doing all the work.  Some of things I’ll be learning is drawing blood and running tests on it, but I’ve always had a thing about needles.  And the sight of blood makes me dizzy which is odd.  When I was younger, I was constantly getting nosebleeds.  It continued through high school, and I was just fine with it although other kids were squeamish about it.  Why am I fine with blood from the nose and freaked when it comes from everywhere else?  Oh well, I’ll get over it, I hope.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Ancient Discoveries

Arizona Museum of Natural History Terrance

I went to the natural history museum yesterday since it was free that day.  I go often actually so I know it pretty well.  I was looking at a map to find a specific gallery, apparently they moved Elvis the alligator to a better spot and he loves it.  I’ve never seen him look so alive.  Anyway I noticed something on the map I hadn’t before, the rooftop terrace.  I checked it out.
View from the Arizona Museum of Natural History Terrance

It isn’t the most impressive terrace I’ve ever seen, but the view is fantastic.  It’s nice sometimes, when you go to a familiar spot and discover something new and fantastic. 
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