Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So you might be asking yourself what I will be doing with my free time. Well I will be reading for fun! I know I am crazy, but I am (was) in the middle of three yes three books before school started so yea going to finish those. I actually finished the 7th Artemis Fowl book the day after school ended it is an easy and fun read that I can just sit and read till my eyes hurt, which is always fun, well in a weird way.
Now I am working on Brisinger (dragon rider series), or however it is spelled, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, I am almost done with Two Towers, a.k.a. never ending journey through rocks, then onto Return of the King. So any who that is what I will be doing. I actually can not decide what I should read first Lord of the Rings or Brisinger what do you think??
Anyway, enough with my ramblings about my reading choices, the most exciting thing about this Christmas is my Brother and his Wife are coming into town, YAY!!!!! I can not wait!!!!!
Well anyway I got to get back to one of my books, Let me know which to read first, Lord of the Rings or Brinsinger???? (I think I spelled Brisinger about four different ways, oh well hehe).
Later Dayz and Happy Christmas ;)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
A little update about school : it is hard. You might be thinking "uh Megan, no duh it is hard, it is doctorate of physical therapy school, what did you think it would be like, kindergarten where you take a nap and then give you a diploma?" Then I would reply well, "no, of course not (in a not convincing tone)"
No really, I did not think that at all, but you know I did not think I would have to, you know, choose what to cut out of my day for more study time between sleeping and eating. Seriously, the thought crossed my mind, then my panic stricken self went away and a reality check in the form of a friend reassured me that I would will be fine. But I did start studying for a couple of my finals today, my finals are in five weeks, I never thought I would be one of those people that studied this much, but God does detailed work and there is a lot to learn.
So anyway overall I love school, especially the people. There are some really fun and diverse people in my class and I love to just see how people interact so that makes the days really fun.
Hmmmm what else, oh this past week I took 3 written tests and 3 practicals so a not too bad of a week is ahead I mean what else could they possibly test on right?
I hope all is going well with you guys and I hope to write more often. I will ttyl and I will try to write some more funny things that happen at school or in the interviews, did y'all know people cry in those................. huh weird, later
Monday, October 6, 2008
10. That "another manic monday" actually has meaning (what did I do this weekend, not nearly enough)
9. You will always be behind in what you are suppose to be doing
8. That random comments make 8 hrs worth of grad school at day go by faster
7. That subcutaneous fat looks like greasy scrabbled eggs
6. I will not eat scrambled eggs until I am done with gross anatomy
5. There are teachers that sound like Charlie Brown's teacher, especially after lunch
4. Caffiene is a gift, but you will soon become less affected by it, which means you need more for the same effect.
3. Lack of sleep and allergies will result in sinus infection
2. You feel guilty when not studying
1. Stress happens!!!!, try to stay away from the chocolate when it does!
Best quote of the day: Tech Guy holding a (fake) Rib, to my Kinesiology Professor:
"here make a women"
Friday, September 26, 2008
oh!, an update about the dreaded test that was Monday, I not only passed but I made a 79 which was 5 points lower than the highest score and 2 points above the class average!! So I am making it. This week has been a pretty good week, busy but good! So just wanted to update you guys on the current goings on as a PT student and well let me tell you what I am doing with my life right now,
Go to class
Study for class
workout for stress relief caused by class
get sleep to stay awake in class
study for class
go to church on Sunday
I am seeing a theme, anyone else? haha well that is my life and I really look forward to seeing most people on Sunday, So until then just remember December 2010 is right around the corner ;)
Friday, September 19, 2008
This weekend however, will be stressful because I have a dreaded Kinesiology test on Monday. This class is one that you dread going to because you know that you will end up crying during long study sessions that seem to make you feel dumber than help you. Yea that class. What is way worse, is the stories I hear from the 2nd years about the test. And the fact that all the professors laugh when we mention Kinesiology tests in their class is a little troubling. Here are some of the things I have heard this week.
1. You will cry because of this class
2. The mean after the curve is a 68! (from kinesiology professor)
3. You will look at the test and say, "we did not go over this in class"
4. You will look at the test and say. "What is this?"
6. Just remember this verse from Monday
These "helpful" hints are soooooooooooo helpful that my blood pressure rises to about 180/150 mm HG and then smoke comes out of my ears every time people start talking about kinesiology. Now here is my thing about helpful tips. The list above IS NOT HELPFUL!!! (well the verse is) What I really need is instant knowledge about levers, and force vectors, and other stuff that I do not remember. I mean I thought I got rid of physics after undergrad and here is my nemesis all over again!!! Okay well praying for me!
I just thought I was going to get some sleep this weekend , HA! So that is my weekend plans so I hope y'all have a better weekend than that planned!! WAIT I forgot I get my nails done and a message this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!, hmmmm things are looking up! I guess I will see you guys at church.
Hold on Tuesday is coming!!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
One of my professors is real big into triathlons and wakes up before time exists and rides his road bike and swims and etc. I know crazy. Well one Sunday morning he was riding his bike here in town and he was in the "speed position" or whatever you call it this whole triathlon thing is way foreign to me, you know with the bars and the head down looking at the pedals. Yea anyway he was riding along when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. So when he was going past this "object" (that happened to be crossing over to his side of the road) he looked up from his speed position and whammo it was a guy running naked. That is right naked. Well actually he was wearing a bandanna around his neck. He also just said that he did not look back after he had past him. LOL oh the things we learn at PT school. Till next time.
This is my version of what he said so I could not remember some of the exact details but the main parts are right so yea, Abilenians be aware if you are out in the wee hours of the morning you never know what you might see!
What are Texas Value Cards?
They are a discount card that you can use here in Abilene and even out of town for restaurants and entertainment venues. They contain coupons for the Zoo, movie theatres, Restaurants, And I also think Prime Time. There are a lot of deals for buy one get one free meals or entry.
How much do they cost?
$15 and $9 go directly to our class. That might sound steep but if you get two buy one get one free meals then hey there ya go you paid for your card :-D
How will this money (my money) be used?
It goes directly to our class to help with things like: a Clinical opportunity in African for a few students (help with the cost to go), Mission trip to Mexico in the summer(cost of fiood, lodging, and other general costs), Help cost for graduation regalia and banquet, and more that I am not exactly sure about. But we get $9 out of every card sold.
Is it worth it?
I have not used the cards but I am thinking about getting one myself. I know professors at our school also buy these cards and one said she always buys at least one because "it pays for itself in two meals". So it is up to you.
If you are interested just reply to this blog and we will take it from there. Oh and I think this might be a fundraiser for some schools in this area so I do not want to get in the way of some of your kiddos so FYI I would check what they are doing.
Thanks Y'all until next time.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I am in the process of finishing up my 2nd week of PT school and I am still a little "lost" into my syllabi. Now you might be thinking Megan it can not be that bad but oh let me tell you something, the most stressful thing about this whole PT school business thing is trying to keep everything strait in your head. Which is normally hard without, you know science running through my head 24/7. That might not sound that bad but the amount of things that I have to do in a given day on top of actually learning stuff and retaining it, is the hard thing. So anyway, enough with the stress, we all have enough stress in our days so some best parts of WEEK 2 of PT school.
1. Rain !!!! in west Texas we almost never complain about rain.
2. Naked runner story from professor
3. Rain which means an hour more sleep a night because I did not have to walk in the morning!
4. Passing a Medical Terms quiz my guessing alone wooohooo!!! Love those days
5. Sharky's With new friends and seeing other friends there too!!
6. Getting things done
8. Awkward moments, oh the awkward moments in lab (more to come on those ;) )
9. Listening to my theme song (unbreakable by Fireflight)
10. Actually understanding 75% of test material for Anatomy test on Tuesday
11. Making new friends
12. Did I mention Rain??
So yay for 2nd week of school. The next 3 weeks I have tests so well lets just say that I might look, sound, or act a little more stressed than normal. (look for brown headed girl banging her head with a kinesiology book trying out osmosis)
So that means the writing will be a little patchy but hang in there I will post some awkward lab moments this weekend hopefully so that will just have to get you through the next couple of weeks. K well hope y'all have a grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat weekend, oh that means college football, I love Saturdays in the fall.
Later I might get to bed before midnight yay Sleep!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
MONDAY Week 2: " I have no idea what I am doing, this could get interesting"
5:50 am--Wake up get dressed to go walk
6:00 am--Walk around campus with "S"
6:55 am--Get home and eat breakfast with mom
7:10 am--Shower quickly and get dressed for school
7:25 am--Check email etc......
7:35 am--Drive to school haul 50 lbs of books into class
10:00 am--Physiology (I think, this might be seminar tomorrow i dunno)
11:00 am--Staff meeting early lunch for us
11:15 am--Meet mimi grandfather and dad for mimi b-day lunch
1:00 pm--Foundations maybe another class in there in the afternoon not sure
5:00 pm--Lug all books back to car and drive home and get ready for kickboxing
6:00pm--Drive to kickboxing
7:30pm--Hobble to car and drive home
8:00pm--Eat dinner and rehydrate
8:30pm--Read over notes and do HW
10:00pm--Shower again and study as needed and try to go to sleep before midnight
wow no wonder I am tired.
(random tangent warning)
Well to get me through PT school I have found a theme song, way girly and maybe a little sad but hey look at my schedule you would need a theme song too, it is called "unbreakable" from Fireflight. Hardcore Christian Rock, FYI.
(end of random tangent)
K well it is off to bed for me I will see you when I see you.
Friday, September 5, 2008
You might say, "Megan that is too much" and I will tell you something, the stress of PT school makes me want to eat, (ice cream with lots of chocolate) so instead I exercise. But I really do not have a long time to tell you about my week because I still have to get about 5 chapters done before bed tonight. Which means I am doing HW on a Friday night, I know that is a little sad but hey I have resigned myself to not having a social life for 2 years and three months. So here is what I have to do this weekend.
Medical term. worksheet :DONE
Study medical terminology everyday: about that hmmmm
Finish SOAP Note workbook: DONE HURRAY!
Write SOAP Note :DONE
Catch up on Reading for Kines and Human Anatomy: DONE
Work on project that is due Wednesday: DONE
Read over all notes from past week: not likely
Practice assessing vitals for 3 more people
Go to store and get more stuff for school: DONE
Not go insane: well i sorta did but hey it is PT school
Try to go to bed before midnight every night: that did not happen stupid SOAP Notes
well better get going time is ticking away!!
Friday, August 15, 2008
So I was doing ok with sticking with the bike, when one day my Mom came in and said I found the PERFECT gym for you. (since me and the thought of being really sweaty in front of muscular boys is not my idea of good time, I was skeptical) I was like, "okay let me hear about it". She said that there is a boxing place where there are classes that you can burn up to 1000 calories an hour. Then I was like okay! I am interested and a little skeptical.
Well the next day (or the next hour) my mom went and checked it out and she told me, "Megan there is a boxing ring and equipment you can buy like boxing gloves etc". So I was totally sold, because lets face it ladies, when we get to accessorize, well we are all sold.
So I checked it out. Overall I loved the look, was extremely intimidating, but I thought, "well why not, I think this would be exciting". So I thought it over for a weekend and then I tried it out.
First time I thought I might die. Now that might seem like an exaggeration, nope not an exaggeration I really thought I was going to die. You just do not realize how your body gets "soft" when you do not use it correctly and how hard it is to actually get going back to where you are suppose to be, after not doing something for a while, like since high school sports.
So anyway I thought I was going to die but I tried it again. And again. Then I decided that I should sign up. I love it y'all. It is empowering and a great workout. Not to mention that I can actually throw a punch now, which, I am not sure how handy that will be when I am a physical therapist but hey it seemed important to mention. Anyway, back to the story.
Well it has been about a month since I started. During my journey me and my Nemesis met quite often. The scale. The instrument to which we women judge ourselves daily, weekly or monthly by. So me and my nemesis met and each time no loss, gain, no loss etc..... sooooo I continued on my weight loss goals and went to kickboxing three times a week. Now I feel healthier, better, and more in shape. I still have a long way to go, but I feel better.
So today my mom and I went shopping for some clothes for school. She is determined to make me more feminine and I am resisting with every fiber if my being. Sorry but I am stubborn like that, anyway I got on the scale this morning I have officially gained two pounds since last week. After throwing the scale across the room I went shopping with my mom. I reluctantly tried on clothes. Now this is make or brake time people, this is when you know if you are doing good or bad on your diet, since new clothes never lie. So I tried on a few things and, wait a minute I need a smaller size in these shirts. Oh and in these pants.
WAIT A MINUTE I LOST A SIZE!!
After a little dance in the dressing room and much rejoicing I bought some new smaller outfits. People, it goes to show you that, you should not give up when you gain weight and you are working out regularly. You are probably gaining muscle that weighs more than fat and you are losing inches.
So needless to say I can not wait to go to kickboxing tomorrow. So keep it up you dieters!!!, if I can do it so can you!!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I know I look awesome!!! I love it and I think it fits my personality.
So I got Gray's Anatomy for Students in the mail today and I was really excited. So excited in fact that I could not keep my eyes open for a picture. Yes I feel really smart when holding this book.
Then reality sets in, I have to know all of this book, which weighs about as much as I do. Oh boy, well at least my hair looks good!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Awkward Moment # PJ6953 "Professor at Rehab"
So not too long ago a former professor comes into rehab, which is weird in the first place, because I know he/she thinks I am incompetent cause he/she taught a ridiculously hard course that I will NEVER understand, so that is awkward enough. Well one of his/her treatments is ESTIM or electrical stimulation (not what you are thinking). Well to use this machine you have to have electrodes that are like giant stickers that are square and white. Let me see, who had to take those electrodes off of former professor's "upper thigh?" Oh wait, that would be me.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, if you did not get the "upper thigh" reference think about it. Yes well the things I have seen at the rehab. hmmmmm well hope that brightens your day. Later
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
This is the Mendenhall glacier and this is from a good distance away, so that chuck-o-ice was huge!
Dad in front of waterfall by where we had our salmon bake.
This was when me and Dad walked around on a glacier, and that is the Alaskan Flag.
Till Next Time!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
A. Old people are funny
B. Old people WILL tell stories -AND-
C. Everyone thinks I look like a high school age student (15 yrs) and is quite surprised
when I tell them, "no I am about to start Graduate school and am in fact 23".
I do not mind looking younger than I really am but you know I pretty much have to show proof of age to all the people who ask, for them to actually believe me that I am 23 years of age. Oh well.
-Side note I have decided the pre-partay cleaning frenzy was the most tiring.-
All in all fun night, really tired and really ready for some sleepy sleep.
This one is my Dad is front of a HUGE tree trunk, THIS is a real tree people, not a bush that we have here.
Another flower from the gardens
The pics with waterfalls and cliffs are the Misty Fjords, this part was so cool, we took a float plane and a boat through these.
This is from the float plane.
So something educational for you, on top of the totum (sp?) polls if the eagle had its arms closed it was a warrior tribe and if these arms where out like this one they were friendly.
more updates to come, later dayz!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This is in Victoria, B.C. there are a bunch of pics here so yea anything with flowers in it is from the Butchart Gardens.
Me and My Mom
Monet, nope, this is a Megan Orignal.
Well I think this will just have to tide you over for a little while. I will hopefully upload somemore tomorrow. Laters
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
DO NOT KNOCK OTHER PASSENGERS FROM THE AIRPLANE!!!!
Now you might say, what is funny about this and I say, think logically:
IF A PLANE LANDS IN THE WATER DO YOU REALLY THINK IT
WILL LOOK LIKE THIS? I DID NOT THINK SO
So you think this picture says, exit the plane in quick and safe manner and I say:
Be sure to dislocate you knee while exiting a big flying plane of doom!!
In this picture you might say.........., well this is what I said:
IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?
and last but not least, the last image,
You might say oh that means do not smoke while in flight and I say:
WHETHER YOU ARE SMASHING INTO THE OCEAN OR SLAMMING INTO A MOUNTIAN DO NOT SMOKE IT IS DANGEROUS FOR YOU HEALTH!
And you said there is no humor on the hairpain. Y'all have a good day, laters
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Mother I am 22!!!
diets, while eating hot dogs
how I look 15
Thank goodness I found freedom in Christ (thanks Pam)
Cutest costume goes to Anne (red socks pend to her shirt)
I Know there is more just can not think of them at the moment. Until next time.