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Thursday, May 22
not smoking...it's less cancerous but not as fun as smokingToday I had 3 cigarettes on the way to school. Yes, three. My commute is only 20 minutes on a busy day. Usually that last cigarette is lit just as I'm pulling up to the school and finished outside with my friends as they finish up their cigarettes, also. Such a bad habit.
That's all it really is. Simply change my behavior patterns, how I spend my free time and how I occupy my hands and this isn't really a big deal. Every time they ask me to smoke, sure I can go, just make the choice not to smoke. Socializing and smoking CAN be mutually exclusive.
Cost wise, not smoking is going to save fuckloads of cash. If I kept buying single packs of cigs, let alone the more "budget-minded" cartons, I'd be throwing money away on something that 1) isn't good for my health and, 2) doesn't leave me anything to show for it (save for yellowed teeth and a higher chance of developing cancer). These funds could be saved or directed towards more beneficial projects such as crafts.
I am looking forward to not smoking, getting back into shape, and saving money. Go ME!
Lynnette 5:28 PM
Wednesday, May 21
Brandon do not read this, it’s about school stuff, babeToday we opened the thoracic cavity and abdomens of our dogs today in our dissection lab. We took rusty pruning sheers and, starting at the xiphoid process, cut into the sternum towards the trachea. After that was cut Brian and I poised ourselves on the dogs right ribs, and Joel and our instructor Tammy on the left. With a “GO!” all the ribs cracked in synchronicity followed by a “Oh my god looooook!” and other students came over to gawk.
Fuckin’ amazing. First thing we recognized was the liver. Looks well, just like a liver; Brown, almost leathery-thick looking. The lung lobes are amazing and more numerous than I had imagined. In my head I always pictured TWO lungs, not like several lobes that flap over one another and surround the heart. Nestled in the lung lobes was a very, very tiny heart with almost perfectly preserved veins. The vena cava was preserved full; later I’m sure we’ll cut it open and look. One of the other groups removed their heart and found heart worms in it, after slicing it slowly like a tomato. Our dog, however, remained intact in that area.
Everything was POW right there like a puzzle. The stomach, the duodenum, the pancreas, small intestines, large intestines (harder to see from all the small intestines in the way), kidneys, prostate, and even the gall bladder were very easy to find. The gallbladder was freakin green!! So fucking cool.
Then Tammy, our A&P instructor gave me a “special project” which…I’m almost afraid to describe. Brandon PLEASE do not read this if you’ve gotten this far…I love you. I don’t want you scarred for life. Plus I enjoy my sex life sooooooo STOP READING!
K so, it was my job to expose the tissues surround the os penis and one testicle. With my scalpel I started at the tip and worked my way down to the testicles. Brian and Joel both cringed and backed away. After all was said and done, it was fully exposed and ready for our test next week. That is, until we turn around and see Joel asking, “Ummmmmm, what did I just do?!” Apparently the testicles are removed very easily once not encased in the sac. Hilarious. Oops. Have to flag that on another dog, apparently.
Omg and did you know that Lettuce has more protein per ounce than any type of meat? That’s amazing!!
Lynnette 3:05 PM
Sunday, May 18
Oh yes, and this...?
THAT JUST HAPPENED!!!!
Lynnette 9:17 PM
Wow I haven't posted in awhile. No fucking time to blog. I looked at the date today, May 18th, 2008, and I wondered why the hell it clicked in my head...
May 18th...May 18th??
A brief Google search yielded garbled results with no leads. A trip down memory lane in my blog, however, unearthed the answer: Mt. St. Helens erupted May 18th, 1980. w000000t!!!!
At any rate, this weekend rocked. My crackbaby Burke came to town Friday night and the three of us got our drink on and our smokes on (omg I need to quit, again, and soon). Saturday day was spent shopping with Amy all day and I scored a hardcover edition of Happy Hooker for 10 bucks at the Half Price Books.
Amy's "admirer" and fellow Bukowski fag was o' so excited to see her. Amy's constant, "Do you think he's interested in me fo real?", was consistently answered with my, "Dude of COURSE he is. Did you see him flip out when you walked in the door?!" Good times. Now she just gotta get some.
An attempt to watch Baseketball again ended badly, and halfway through the DVD. I must have been piss drunk when I saw the movie before; I had remembered it as hilarious. Nary was it. I wanted to fast forward to the end, we opted to eject it immediately.
Pretty low key weekend. Hung out at the house and giggled outside probably to the chagrin of our neighbors.
Got Director's Honor Roll at school for a GPA of 3.82. Yay me.
At work. Have 4 tests this week. Must study. Must study.
Lynnette 10:05 AM
Tuesday, May 6
Lightning is the original televison.
...and cheaper, too.
Lynnette 9:24 PM
Sunday, May 4
Annie's eye meds.
I am Legend.
Pot. Beer. Sex. Smokes.
Lynnette 10:37 PM
Friday, May 2
It's a girl!!!So much has happened since I last posted (now by prefacing this post with that statement I shall now go into a phase of writer’s block)… fuck.
I had another birthday on the 21st, Brandon had another on the 22nd, and we celebrated by going over to Kitty’s on the 19th to celebrate HER birthday. Whew! Lotta birthdays in April.
Brandon and I also got a second cat. On his birthday I had him meet me at the school to meet Bubbles, a stray part-Singapura 1-year old cat who came to the school pregnant, had her kitten and was scheduled for a spay the next day in preparation to send her back to the Council Bluffs Humane Society. Knowing this, I knew she had a 7 day window before she would be euthanized. If nobody picked her up in 7 days…she was toast. Toast.
It happens with a lot of vet students, adopting animals; some are worse than others and become hoarders. (omg one girl I go to school with has 5 cats and 3 dogs. WTF people. WHERE do you keep them, HOW do you care for them all?) It’s amazing. SO. Bubbles came home with us one week ago today.
First day, Kane was piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissed. Pissed. Kane, all 14.2 pounds of fatty beasty goodness hid for 2 days from 8 pounds of the playful Bubbles goodness. After a lot of butt sniffing and some hilarious boxing matches they’re buddies. Not exactly bookends due to the difference in size and color but adorable all the same. Brandon is convinced Kane thinks Bubbles is his toy, a theory driven home by the fact that her collar has a bell on it. (Which, she managed to get off somehow…). She’s also figured out how to get out of the bathroom, her prison overnight (for now). So locking her away to be quiet at night is only at 60% at best.
Pictures soon, promise. She rarely sits still.
What else… hmm…school is going well, have As still as far as I can tell. Began IV catheters this week, and will be trying a cystotomy next week on cats. OMFG. Weeeeeeeee!
OH YA, and Joel’s boyfriend’s birthday was last weekend so I was actually able to not only socialize with my school friends but see them all in jeans and no scrubs! The sexy dark greenish-blue head-to-toe scrub uniforms we wear are so so not sexy.
At work, trying to avoid work. Not enjoying it.
Lynnette 2:44 PM