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So I'm looking for a new rolling bookbag and the decision is between this in navy and that (in sky blue or blue camoflage). I was looking for durability and looks... the snazzy matching lunchbox helps too. However, these rolling bookbags may not be big enough to lug all these books I carry to school. So my buddy suggested this pack.
Does anyone else think that is really funny?
:: Jane Dee 10:40:00 PM [+] ::
:: 7.25.2003 ::
My head! UGH! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO STUDY IN THIS CONDITION? And what the hell is a meningitis lawyer. Sheesh! There must be a lawyer for everything. Lets see:
Paper cut lawyer Toe stubbing lawyer Sore throat lawyer Bad haircut lawyer Spilled milk lawyer (also includes rotton milk specialists) Looking bad in a bikini lawyer Bad cooking lawyer (watch out Lou!) Bad ending to a book lawyer Ran out of gas in the car lawyer Bad grade lawyer
you know I can make this list go on and on... but I won't.
In other news:
My second Anatomy test was pretty easy and I expect no less than a 90. Summer school is almost over and I can finally get some rest and have some fun. My bathing suit has almost disintegrated. This will be its final run. (This I am quite upset about. I love that bathing suit. I can't find a replacement anywhere.)
I have updated my webpage! Here is what's new (and more is to come!)
Let's Prove It Fishing for Fishy Facts Weekly Questionaire More New Pictures New Games in Fun and Games
:: Jane Dee 3:09:00 PM [+] ::
:: 7.20.2003 ::
Oh man, Lou is going to kill me :(
I was supposed to hang out with Lou, but was stuck studying. I was supposed to hang out with Luis, but was stuck studying. UGH! IM SORRY PEOPLE!
Well, at least I can say that these next chapters are "easier" reading and that I should be done highlighting them soon. Tomorrow I should finish the notes and read up on th enext two chapters.
Can you believe that i only have two weeks left? WOW! I'm thrilled.
Now I have to do the laundry and read the next chapter. Sigh. I hope I can get in at least three hours of sleep. This whole week I have swim practice. I was hoping I would get some bike practice in but I think I'll be too exhausted. What do you think? Do you think I'll be able to do two hours of freestyle a day and 30 miles of cycling after? hmm. Im not really a trained athlete you know. Well, while I ponder that, I will get the laundry.
:: Jane Dee 7:08:00 PM [+] ::
Done with that chapter! It should be smooth(er) sailing from here on. All I have to learn is the functions. That's easier for some reason.
I also reviewed for my lab test on the eye and ear. I was going to post pics of the eye we (I) dissected, but I didn't bring the camera. Next week, or this week rather, we dissect the fetal pig. No pictures, sorry.
GOOD NIGHT/MORNING! See you in a few.
:: Jane Dee 12:24:00 AM [+] ::
:: 7.19.2003 ::
Blame those cravings on Gut-Brain Peptides! These are neuropeptides (neurotransmitters) that are also produced in the digestive tract. These lovely chemicals cause cravings for fats and sugars!
Read about it (I guess?) here, a book by Dr. John Walsh (not the America's Most Wanted host), a celebrated gastroenterologist.
A damged nerve in the PNS can regenerate by forming a regeneration tube with the neurilemma and the endoneurium given the soma is intact and some of the original neurilemmma remains.
Okay, then my book says " Damaged neurons in the CNS cannot regenerate, but since the CNS is enclosed in bone, it suffers less trauma than the PNS."
Well, is the reason why damaged nerves of the CNS cannot regenerate because of the lack of both neurilemma and endoneurium on the fibers? I mean was this supposed to be obvious or something he just didnt want to say?
I found a great website for learning histology with slides! I was looking up neurolemma and found this great site. Check it out!
:: Jane Dee 3:18:00 PM [+] ::
Enough Is Enough!
My store was robbed! They CUT A HOLE in the gate, pushed in the air conditioner and stole all our money and gold stuff. This city is really something. And you know what is the worst thing? You know that the person(s) who robbed you lives near you and you probably seen them before. THAT JUST MAKES ME SO MAD!
Of course this is the best time for added stress given how easy this summer has been already.
Can you believe that I may also have to do a five page paper on some topic of interest in Biology for anatomy class? I can't belive this. Here I am blowing off all my weekend plans, especially with Luis (I promised I would go to that stupid emo show in Coney Island, The Siren Festival) and others, just to make a stack of notes on three chapters we zoomed through this week. The test for these chapters in next week and while that is coming, we will zoom through the last three, maybe four chapters to which will be on the final along with everything else we did this semester. AARRRGGHH!
This is all my classmate's fault! If they would have just done what they were supposed to in the beginning, we wouldn't have to rush. Now I'm stuck here, as well as all weekend, getting my oligodendrocytes and astrocytes in order as well as being well versed in CNS and PNS, as well as study for lab which will be on TWO chapeters (eye and ear), all by the end of this weekend so I can make room for the next three chapters (I hope only three!) and the next couple of labs which involves the dissection of the fetal pig to which we will cram in two more lad tests on some pretty big topics.
Let's just say I'm kinda nervous. I think I will unplug my phone and just keep writing. And writing. Write notes till my hand falls off. Work those motor units... EERRGGHH!
Well, anyway, if I have to do a paper, I would probably pick MS, PD, or some kind of article on drug addiction.
:: Jane Dee 5:18:00 PM [+] ::
Show the Luv! I'd like to thank Lou of "Lou's Universe" for her contribution to me in the MS Bike Tour. Thank you Lou! I very much appreciate your support.
New Decision: Everyone that sponsors me will have their name appear on my shirt, that way everyone can see all the great people who supported me :)
So what are you waiting for? SHOW THE LUV by clicking on the MS Bike Tour icon in the sidebar and sponsor me today (check out the new picture). Then go and see what else the sidebar has to offer... but do that first!
Okay, no it didn't, but it did happen to me today. I can officially swim!
I was practicing the freestyle and all of a sudden, as if the hands of an angel pushed me up in the right position... I was swimming perfectly! I was able to breathe, no water got up my nose! And I swam, and swam...... and swam. It was incredible.
Goal #2: Learn to swim with confidence ----> Check!
Goal #3: Tread water for over two minutes -----> TBA
In other news some creep came into the Girls locker room and stole soem stuff from those who didnt lock up their stuff. I was not affected, for I am WAY too paranoid to leave my stuff unlocked.
I got back my anatomy test and boo hoo I got a 95... then I spotted a question that was contradictory to the book (which is why I got it worng) and he gave me some extra points. I think I now have a 98. Good! Now I don't have to worry. However, half the class failed so, I dunno what to say about that.
And I have to stop eating the fish in the cafeteria... it makes my stomach hurt and I get all gassy and bloated. Gee and I thought fish was supposed to be good for you!
So I took the first anatomy lecture test (finally) and I studied so hard for nothing! It wasn't even as bad as I thought it would be I definately did well. Thank God! Now I don't have to withdraw! Yeah yeah, my lab tests are always over 100. I got one wrong on the muscle test. Damn soleus, always screwing me up. I thought it was the tibialis anterior. Sigh. Well at least I know 50% of my grade will be an A (from lab) and now I have hope to get at least a B in lecture which means I have a very good shot at an A overall. Yes! My nursing index is saved from being subpar (meaning less than perfect).
On a new note, I was hoping that I could hold a bake sale at my college to raise funds for the MS Bike Tour. Well, the Office of Student Life told me that 1) I need to be in a club and 2) I can only sell prepackaged foods like Entemanns or whatnot. Refering to 2) I have to say "BORING!!!!". As per 1), I said I wanted to join the nursing club. He told me it was not a very active club meaning that they only had likeone member or something. Okay so now I will make a new decision. I will continue to harass my profs to sponsor me this year. Next year, I would have joined the nursing club and have permission to have a lame bake sale with Entemanns products. However, I was thinking....
Wouldn't it be nice to get the Nursing club somewhat active again then? Why not? How? Hmm. Let's see what goes on:
4) What makes nursing fun and/or interesting (DON'T Laugh!!)
a) teaching about diseases? Health and fitness?
b) Anyone in the club (oh right i forgot) I mean out of the club but in nursing who has talents? Skills?
I'll think about it. for now, I will study my anatomy and continue to kick ass.
I swear I hate my anatomy class. Almost everyone in the class had failed in the spring semester and is making my life hell. IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS! IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN! See, there is about three weeks left in the semester and we havent had one test yet... it's on monday! And now, after pushing back the test instead of having it last week, he is only making it three chapters.... SO WHEN THE END COMES WE HAVE TO DO SIX! I swear! All I can say is that I thank God that I have the other guy for lab. That way, my "A" grade in lab can cancel out my whatever grade in lecture.
I'm not complaining for nothing. I never complain about classes. Its just that this class is so stupid! Everyone comes late and slams the door. They talk and make noise.. I can hardly hear what he is saying not to mention he has a spanish accent and talks LOW. IM TRYING SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HE WANTS but everyone just keeps wanting to push it to next week.. etc. I am sooooooo confused. I can't even study right Im so scared. I swear, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS was easier than this class! I can even say MECHANICS was easier! AARRRGGHH!
I want to withdraw (I have until monday) but why? Cuz everyone else is so stupid? I dunno!!! And anither thing... his questions are NOT EASY FOR THE TYPE OF LECTURE HE GIVES!!! I just wish he would throw everyone out.
So now I have to get about three hours of sleep a night trying to "get it all in." I hope I don't pass out and drown in swim class....
Okay. I have an hour and a half until my CUNY Test. I gotta read my book and hope I dont throw up.
:: Jane Dee 1:12:00 PM [+] ::
:: 7.07.2003 ::
okay so things are going. And that is about it. I have this anatomy class that is so annoying. It's the lecture part. I mean, I thought it was supposed to fun! Sheesh. Anyway, I have to study a lot and seems like i have no time for anything. I guess I don't? Well, when this is over, I will have a whole month off thank God!
So I am supposedly going to Pittsburg and going to have some kind of fun there I guess. I have certain goals to accomplish there, hehehe. Well, that will be said later. As for summer plans, I don't really have any besides that, unless it becomes and extended road trip to God knows where. Maybe it will? Eh. I do plan to have a good rest and contemplation session. I should try to finish reading that textbook so I can return it before the summer session lets out. This week is also killer! I have too much to do. I have that damn CUNY Test tomorrow, anatomy review which is AFTER class twice this week! (GAG) And lab test on muscles.. and practice session for swimming thursday and and something else.. oh right STUDYING. Yeah I forgot I had to study. Shit! How am I going to fit that in? hmm
I have a friend that I have known for quite sometime. Oddly, this friend is the only female friend I have. Now, she lives near me but goes to school on Long Island. During the school year, we chat online pretty frequently. Never for too long because after a while she stops responding, but chat none the less. As of now, she is one her summer break to which she was complaining thats she has all these papers and stuff to do for school because "this will be the last summer she can finish it all." Knowing her, I noticed she wasn't doing her work and I attempted to step in to help her. Now for as long as I can remeber this woman has never really listened to a thing I said. She is quite stubborn and won't take any suggestions even though she has the knack for dishing out advice whenever the opportunity strikes. As I was talking to her on the phone about what she is going to do about school work, she wasn't quite interested in even starting it because of this obsession with some idea that she has a "need for failure." Okay, I don't know what the hell that means but that doesn't make any sense. To me it's called being lazy and/or overthinking.
So what am I saying here? Well, after telling her that she can come to school with me (I am attending summer classes) so she can use the library, she basically stops talking to me. I sent her an email to which she has not responded to (besides the one about the blog). Now I am sitting here thinking to myself "Why do I bother?"
I am wondering why I bother because she claims she is my best friend yet never hangs out with me unless it is to benefit her in some way or would not interfere with anything she has to do (that last one is if I come to her school to visit). I wondedr why I bother when she usually criticizes me in subtle ways. I wonder why I bother because when I offer help, she basically scoffs at it and is unappreciative not to mention argue every point I make instaed of just thinking about what I say (I am saying these things for a reason). I wonder why I bother when she will pretend that she wishes to spend time with me but would rather hang out with her boyfriend (I will say that she did ask me to the beach but it was also to include her man, not that I have a problem with that, but it is an attempt to make it look like she just wanted me to come but is really just squeezing me in. I have no desire to be squeezed.) I also wonder why I bother when she can't keep secrets (can you believe that she tells her FATHER some of the things I tell her??? Good grief!!!), doesn't tell me the good news (as per the new blog entry. I'm sure her man heard it all ASAP), and doesn't make an effort (an email during times of silence would be nice. However, I will commend her on her great strike of friendship when I was able to talk to her on the phone for a few hours about some guy.)
So I am writing this because I think we had a fight about a similar reason not too far back. I think it was about how she was here (in Brooklyn) for a week or so but didn't tell me and graciously remembered I existed by inviting me to dinner at her man's house a day or two before she was to leave.
Remember, this woman claims to be my BEST FRIEND. Unfortunately, I don't think I can reciprocate that title to her.
Perhaps this blog entry will get her attention somehow (emails can't do it), but what difference would it make? If you don't want to hang out with someone, you don't want to hang out with someone, end of story. (well, she I have a feeling that she will now use the excuse of "but I have schoolwork."). She had offered to do stuff, but like I said, she was already doing them with her boyfriend. It's not like she just said "hey that would be cool for me and her to do.... without my boyfriend." But that won't happen. What am I going to do? Try to convince her? HA! I said she doesn't listen, remember?
Well, I think I only got a 90 on my anatomy quiz. I forgot to study the Greater Trochanter of the Femur and I screwed up the Hypohyseal Fossa and wrote Sella Turcica. Ughhhh. Phooey. Well, there is always muscles next week. I will kick ass on that one.
However, I must say I had a weird day. I found an Alabama quarter on the floor in lab (I needed it in my collection) and even had time to get "a real breakfast." I did well on my exam (despite my moaning) and that guy wasn't snotty to me after all. The lab prof even knows my name. Wow. I haven't bumped into The Muse at all and haven't had any problems with anyone.. yet. I even had a fish and cheese sandwich and fries with salt (of course). The best part of all today was that I am able to float on my back for over two minutes. YES! Okay now all I need is to learn to tread water and I'm good to go.
Well, other than that, I am in an all around good mood.
:: Jane Dee 7:27:00 PM [+] ::
:: 7.01.2003 ::
And Now Presenting.... BONES! (applause)
Here is the list I must remeber for tomorrow:
Skull Bones and the like:
Sphenoid bone (lesser and greater wings)
External Auditory Meatus
Sella Turcica (Tuberculum Sellae, Hypophyseal Fossa, Dorsum Sellae, Posterior Clinoid Process)
Cervical Curvature (1 - 7)
Thoracic Curvature (1 - 12)
Lumbar Curvature (1 - 5)
Bony Thorax True Ribs (1 - 7)
False Ribs (8 - 12)
Floating Ribs (11, 12) [yes, 11 and 12 of the floating ribs]
Costal Cartilage [hyaline cartilage]
Sternum (Manubrium, Body, Xiphoid Process (costal cartilage))
School: My anatomy class has been going er, well. The lab is great.... the lecture is uh, well another story. See we have this Spanish guy who commutes from Philadelphia (!!) and he's nice and all, but his accent is hard to understand sometimes and he talks so low and well, lets just say I dont pay too much attention. The lab, like I said is great and got perfect scores on my tests so far. Tomorrow is my bone test and if i can get my brain to correctly file coxsackie away from os coxae, I'll be okay. I'm not too concerned. It will all be well.
On the other hand, swimming has been going great. Im gaining confidence and I can float on my back and swim on my back and just... swim! The prof even said I am a "...pretty good swimmer." However, I still have to work on the freestyle cuz I always get water up my nose. Well, at least its just that.
Me & Love: Okay no guy yet. Maybe I'll just wait until I go to Arizona...???? Sigh
My Goals: I'm still excited about what I am doing. Even if there was a clipping on the bulletin board in school about how women are still "stuck" in feminine positions e.g., nurse.... uhhh, well, I dont think having a PhD in something makes me stuck.... yeah we'll see about that.
Webpage: I know I know! I WILL update! I swear! SIgh. It's just been so hectic and people want to hang out with me all of a sudden I'm stuck. I have a new Let's Prove It, Fishy Facts, Fun and Games, Pauly, Planet Bizarro Updates, Yawn Factory, and a new Travelogue page that I havent edited yet. I will have new pictures soon too. Its all just sitting here... Well, I'll let you know.
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And now I'm off to read and re-read my bones... will post the names when I get through them.. again.