Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I went in today for my meeting with my adviser, which was fine. He just took all the paper work for my physical and everything, and talked to me about bicycles. He also said 'You better hurry to the computer lab so you can get your iPod.'

Now, there have been rumblings about a possible 'ipod', but I didn't really think they were true. I thought if it were true, it's probably just an iPod Shuffle with lectures on it or something. But I was wrong, I ran down to the lab, just as they were about to leave and was given a brand new 8GB iPod Touch! Neat! It's got a bunch of my text books on it, a medical dictionary / encyclopedia, a pill book, and a BUNCH more loaded on it. So not only is it a free, new toy, it's saving me a bunch on some of the books that I was going to have to buy! Anyway, that's all for now. I've got a meeting with my 'success coordinator' on Friday, then classes begin Monday at 8am. I feel like I'm speeding toward a brick wall, it's coming so fast, but I'm excited.

iPod Touch

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nursing orientation

I think I'm going to try to blog about nursing school as I work my way through it. We will have to see though. The way everyone is talking, I won't have time to pee, much less write a blog.

I had orientation the last two days, which consisted of a bunch of really nice people (current students and instructors) repeating the phrase, 'I'm not trying to overwhelm you or anything' over and over right before saying something terrifyingly overwhelming. They went over everything to expect, told us to kiss our families goodbye for two years, fed us a ton of cookies, and said things that made me feel like hyperventilating.

What? You want an example? Well my books this semester alone will cost somewhere around $900. Yeah... that's what I said too. Some of the current students told me that we were getting it easy. Apparently SPC got a huge grant that's taking care of a large chunk of other stuff that I would have to be buying as well otherwise.

Another panic inducing thing was my schedule. On paper it shows me in class basically from 8am to 3pm Monday thru Thursday. I thought that was a lot (I've been a part time student for a few years), until they told us that lab is open until 7pm Monday thru Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am til 2pm, and we are expected to be there when the lab is open. The students also told us that if we weren't, that our chances of success were nonexistent. We were also told that trying to work while in nursing school practically kills all chance of making it through. Thank goodness my wife and our family are so supportive.

As part of orientation we had to break up into groups and make a 'how to' video. My group got tying a shoe, and it was fun. As it turns out, the uber realistic peeing catheter practice penises are really popular props... they make great telephones, 'packages' to be wrapped, additions to a baby being diapered, and more... My fellow students have odd senses of humor, which makes me happy.

Anyway, all in all I had a great time, met some really cool people who I'm apparently going to be spending most of my time with for the next two years, and learned a lot about what to expect. I'm REALLY nervous, but excited too. This next couple years is going to be crazy, difficult, fun, enlightening, and apparently uber realistic peeing catheter practice penis filled.
I'm going to try to write about it as I go along. Maybe some incoherent rambling, maybe some fleshed out insights... no, probably just incoherent ramblings. We'll have to see.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Made a new site

I made a new site, and I'm kinda proud of it... even though I just used weebly and clicked and dragged it together. It promotes my Points 2 Shop account, and tells people how to get free Nintendo points / Wii Points. It's at:

I just wanted to show it off :P

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I got a prize!

So I got my first prize that I ordered with my points from Points 2 Shop today! It's a memory card for my phone. Anyway I needed to use my blog to host the image so I thought I'd post something with it so you'd know why I took a picture of a memory card. (It's proof!) Again, if you want to try this site out please click my banner below.

Here's a video of me opening my prize!

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Nothing much going on here, just on the home stretch before the fall semester starts, which means nursing school starts. I'm so excited! It's just hard because we still have to pay for half of my scrubs and for me to get a physical sometime in the next week or so.

Susan's new job has made her so happy, which makes me happy. We are kind of on opposite schedules, so for 3 to 4 days a week I don't get to see much of her at all which makes me a little sad, but when school starts I'll be too busy to worry about it.

I've also been playing around on this new website called Points 2 shop. You fill out surveys and play games and stuff to earn points that you can spend on There are some similar websites that are fishy, but I assure you this one is legit. I've already made over $38 worth of points and spent them on some random things. Anyway if you want to check it out please use my link.