Monday, October 10, 2011

2 Posts in 1 Day!!

What is happening?! 2 posts in 1 night. I don't know what the world is coming to! However, it is time that I share something that happened approximately 1 week ago, and I now feel confident enough to share this with all 2 of you that read this. It is long and I apologize.

I had a realization that I have done nothing to help me get into nursing school, PA school, whatever I end up doing after graduation, since I've been in college. So, I figured I should renew my nursing assistant license. I went online, printed out the paperwork, sent it in, and had my registration verification card sent to my house since PC mail can be shotty sometimes. So I came home the Friday afternoon before to practice with my teachers from high school, and so that I was near by since I had to be there to take the written portion of the test at 7:30.
Well, I came home, went and practiced, and came home. At home, I found the verification card that had been sent to my house and was just checking to make sure everything was kosher and set for the next day. Well, looking over things, I saw I was signed up for the oral exam. Hunh... that's weird because I thought this was a written test. So, I went online and looked at the forms I had filled out


and sure enough, instead of checking written exam, I checked English oral exam... Hmmm. Tricky, because this is for those persons who cannot read. I- even though I may or may not break out in hives when pressured to read out loud in class-can read. So I called the number on my registration card and asked the kind lady on the phone if this was going to be an issue... you know, that I'm signed up as illiterate when I am in fact, literate. She assured me that I would be fine, that there would be headphones to put on, but I didn't have to. PERFECT!!
So the next day, I woke up, put my scrubs on, had 2 pencils ready to go. I got to the test, and sat at one of the many tables in the room. I went up to sign in, and explained to the woman that I had accidentally signed up for the wrong test (which in retrospect probably didn't help my case for my ability to read...). She questioned the legitimacy of everything I was saying and ordered me to the corner, where my oral test was set up. This consisted of an old school tape recorder and hugeeee head phones. It was super embarrassing... AND I was the only one signed up for the oral exam, so I didn't even have a friend.
So I took the test, which was fine because the headphones were really just optional... that is, until the end. I got to the last 10 questions and it was just something like:
1. A) closet
B) towel
C) chair
D) nurse
Confused, I asked the woman proctoring the test (this is after I raised my hand for awhile, but she didn't see me because I was in the corner, so I had to walk to the front of the room) what to do, and she barked, insisting she did not know because she had never seen the oral exam, and just to go put my headphones on and figure it out. So I did just that... and after clicking my tape player while holding the super heavy headphones on my head and disturbing just about everyone in the room with the clicking, I finally found the last 10 questions. The woman on the tape said a word 3 times and I had to identify that word... so she would say "chair, chair, chair" and I had to choose the word. Oh dear goodness! So embarrassing! With my head hung I turned in my test and fled the scene.

Good news: I passed the oral exam.
Bad news: I failed the skills exam, but that's a different, less entertaining story.
I have a feeling that once I pass everything and get my license back, its going to have a *, and at the bottom read *illiterate.

Peace and Love.

So Maybe I'm Weird...

When I was in high school, and possibly middle school, I regularly asked for kitchen items for Christmas... I am the proud owner of a food processor and a set of multi-sized glass bowls just to name a few things. I won a dessert contest at the age of 13. Point is, I love to cook!
Tonight I was in the mood to cook since I'm home for fall break! I made a DELICIOUS meal, if I do say so myself! I don't know if anyone has had teriyaki salmon and that delicious orzo from Macaroni Grill, but it is freaking tasty! Well, I just happened to stumble upon a recipe for that tonight! I made a few adjustments, like sauteing the peppers and garlic for a few minutes before adding the orzo, but overall it turned out so great!! Since it was raining outside, I used my mom's Pampered Chef grill pan and it was so wonderful!
I wanted to do the whole fancy take step by step pictures and act like a professional, but a few problems came from that:
1. My camera battery has been dead for approximately 1 year and I cannot find the charger
2. I'm all over the kitchen when I cook. I usually have 2 dishwasher loads full by the end of things. I'm not the best at planning ahead, so I don't really have time to take pictures during things.
So, all of this to say, here's the link!
Peace and love.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Not helping.

Well, I'm a junior now. No longer do I get flustered when a wave of assignments comes my way (actually, that isn't true). But for purposes of this story, I know what's up here at PC. Yesterday, I seemed to run into all kinds of freshmen who are coming into the PC world as biology majors. It's like looking in a mirror 2 years ago. They were all freaking out because they have their first test this week... sucks! I didn't tell them that though! I tried to be encouraging, but my words of encouragement always somehow ended up with, "Oh! I was a biology major freshmen year!" This apparently wasn't as encouraging out loud as it was in my mind... their eyes got big and the next question always was, "Well why aren't you one anymore??!?!" Ok, so then I had to recover with things like, "Oh! I mean, you can do it!! I made it through freshmen year, and that's the hardest!!" Also NOT helping. And the thing is, this exact conversation happened like 5 times yesterday. Yikes! So I guess I should work on being more positive and censoring what I say to these poor freshmen...
I've decided to start a On This Day in Sarah's Freshmen Year. Because, if you remember, I had a blog freshmen year that I think was hilarious... you should check it out. So, On This Day (technically tomorrow) in Sarah's Freshmen Year...

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009

"Oh! Its for people of all levels!"

I went home yesterday and spent the night! It was so great! I can't tell you how wonderful it was to be back home! But this morning came, and it was time for me to head back up to Clinton, both the dorm and the town. I strongly considered missing my 9:00, but I decided against it. So I got back to Clinton and went to my classes. But then some excitement came into my day. I was told, lured, call it what you want, into getting involved with club tennis here at PC. Let's just flash back quickly to my tennis days in like 4th-8th grade. I never got better. I was practically told this by my tennis teacher. So back to today... to quote some of my friends, "Oh don't worry! This is for people of all levels!" as well as, "Oh, I'm bad too." Ok, so those were all lies. I get to the tennis courts after reliving several rough flashbacks from my tennis days, and I see good people. Not just good people, but like ridiculously good people. Turns out, the girls that said they weren't really good, just said that as a ploy. They were numbers 1 and like 5 on their high school teams. So I "played" with all of them, which consisted of me running from the ball or hitting it over the fence. Needless to say there was no one on my level. I pitied the people who had to play with me. I don't know that I will be seen on the courts again anytime soon. Not unless I'm feeling unusually self confident one morning and need something to take me down some self esteem points.

So now I'm going to do some work. By the way, I'm still in my exercise clothes. I enjoy making people think I'm athletic, although the people who saw me on the tennis courts today know otherwise... and probably went to their rooms and laughed about it.
Ok. Peace out.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

I got a BIKEEEE!!!

So I'm living 427892 miles away from everything this year. That's actually not true, however I am living 2 buildings farther than last year. It will now probably take 10 minutes instead of 6 to get to my classes. Regardless, I decided last night that I need a bike. Not just to get to class, but also to take to the library, go to sonic, visit my professor--really., and just take leisurely strolls around the interesting town that is Clinton, SC. So I scored a sweet bike from Wal-Mart for just $79.99!!! That's a steal! It's a beautiful "cruiser" AND I got a basket for it!!!! That's the best part!! My whole suite went and purchased these treasures today! So Blythe and I went to see my Christian Ed professor followed by a trip to Sonic for happy hour! It was so fabulous! I carried our money and phones in my basket!! I just feel like I should go get flowers or something and keep them in the basket, delivering them all around Clinton!
Anyway, I'm way excited about this!!!
Tomorrow is the first day of school. I can't believe I'm a junior, however I'm way ready for this year. Bring it PC.

Peace and Love.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to Reality

It is time for me to head back into life as Hose. I had a WONDERFULLLL summer at camp again! Seriously, if it were at all possible for me to work as a camp counselor year round with the same wonderful people, I'd do it in an instant. However, I have duties calling my name back at school...
Such as one that is causing lots of mixed emotions... The role of being a pi chi. Let's be real. I HATED rush with all that was in me. Never have I ever been as mean to others as I was that week. It about killed me. Really. So, for others' sake as much as my own, I applied to be a pi chi this recruitment season. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the weird cult of a world that is greek life, pi chi's at PC are girls who disaffiliate from their sorority to help the freshmen girls go through rush. No one can know what you're in so that you can help girls without them feeling like you're judging them... or something like that. So, I applied in the spring. But, I didn't get the job. BUT by a miracle of Jesus, I got an email a few weeks ago telling me they needed more and asked me to be a pi chi for this fall. So I mean, I was super thrilled! I don't have to go to rush workshops! I don't have to participate in actual rush! Seriously fantastic! But of course it can't be that easy. Since rush isn't until the end of October, I have to follow lots and lots of rules until Bid Day. Rules such as... being with no more than 2 girls from my sorority at a time, not wearing adpi shirts, not having any adpi related items in my room at school. So that got me thinking... I literally have few to no friends who aren't in adpi at PC. This could be a huge problem since I can't really just hang out with anyone until October. Like, I'm imagining me sitting in a corner in the dining hall eating cereal by myself crying into my cereal bowl or something. I'm genuinely concerned. Not at all saying anything against the other people of PC, it just so happens that most of my friends are in my sorority. So we'll see how this goes. It could go one of 2 ways: 1. I could absolutely love this, make new friends, and just love life. or 2. Be way awkward working my way into other friend groups that clearly aren't mine and hating life until the end of October...
Let's hope for #1.

In the mean time, I'm just gathering all my things to move on Saturday! I can't believe it's junior year already! I'll try to keep this more updated this year... try being the key word!
Peace and Love.

Monday, May 23, 2011

TOO MUCH!!

Today was just full of overwhelming events.

Let's start with the trip to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. We walked in and were hollered at as if we had just entered Moe's. "Hi, welcome to Bed, Bath, and Beyond!!!!!!" Hearing this from the register that was not near by, I figured the girl was just a little perky... which I do not mind. But, literally, every little nook we walked by, someone would slink out and ask if we needed help, or a shopping cart, or more help. It was overwhelming and blowing my mind. After we had been approached by at least 7 people, almost all of them twice, I told Anna we had to get out of there.
So we then went to the mall. Forever 21 has just opened, which is very exciting! However, we walked in and were hit with shopping bag tossed at us from the peppy lad working the door. The store is just very overwhelming and should really be approached with that being the only stop for the day. I loved it, it was super cheap, I'm just saying... Tooooo much commotion!
Finally, we hit up Victoria's Secret. I know I usually hate on the awkward or in some cases overly confident men in there, but today I saw something that blew my mind to another level. There were 2 pals there, they were MAYBE 15. One of the girls was lingerie shopping!!! Like, I wanted to intervene and tell her that was a terrible thing to be doing at her age. I was so concerned for her well-being! That was just so concerning!
After all this had happened, we just had to peace. I was over this bizarre day of shopping!

On the positive side, I got almost everything I needed for camp, including a mirror with rhinestones. Special!
Counting down the days til I leave for a wonderful summer!
Peace and Love.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jesus Mary and Jerome!

Yall. I have found my all-time new favorite website. Seriously. This has changed my life.
So exam week is stressful. Like, I have contemplated running away several times this week, but WAIT! A precious precious friend showed this website to me. I was craughing (that's laughing so hard I cried, just FYI) uncontrollably in the library. These are auto-corrections made by the iphone, meaning you type one word, and the phone changes it automatically for you. So many of them are so inappropriate, but they are SO funny! Please, take a minute or several hours like I have to look at these.

Also, if you love the elderly and hip hop, there is a place where those 2 loves can be combined. That is, this video:
No explanation needed.

These 2 things have brought me so much joy this week, it's ridiculous. You're welcome.
Happy examing!
Peace and Love.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tying Together Loose Ends

I'm writing this post from my newly emptied room. Sophomore year is days away from coming to a close. I cannot believe it and it has just made me so sad today emptying out my room! I feel like this year has just flown by! This has been the busiest semester with everything from ADPi functions to rush workshops to Carolina Cup. We have had something literally every weekend. It's been so crazy!
Last night I made a to-do list and found that I have LOTS to do between now and next Thursday night aka the day that officially marks the end of my sophomore year in college. It's a ridiculous amount of work, but at the same time I'm not ok with being done right now! I feel like I still have so much time left the semester, and I'm not ready for it to come to a close. It stinks even more, because at the end of this year marks the end of the time Anna and I have together at PC. Seriously, it stinks.
After I finish the copious amounts of work, comes Anna's graduation, a trip to Florida, and starting another amazing summer at camp. I can't wait! But I'd like things to slow down just a little so I can take it all in and enjoy everything as it's happening!
I get to head home tomorrow for Easter! Then it's back to PC for 4 short days!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend! Look for some blogs next week, we all know I enjoy a good distraction during exams! Plus, I'll be going on some kind of excursion I'm sure! Last exam week, I got my cartilage pierced... this year, who knows!?
Peace and Love.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Self Spray Tans and Goals

Well. I'm about over school. So comes the time of the year when professors realize we have 3 and a half weeks of classes left and try to cram all kinds of work into these last 3 weeks. I am not amused.
So, the past few years, my stress relief has been going and taking a nice lay in the tanning bed. It works wonders to calm you down. And last year, when I was overwhelmed with schoolwork everyday of my life, you better believe I was tearing up some visits to the tanning bed. However, this year, I made it my New Year's Resolution not to go to the tanning bed anymore. I just don't want to deal with skin cancer when I'm older, and I don't need to be spending money on that when I could be spending it on something else. However, with this abundance of work that has accumulated and as I noticed just how pale I was, I broke down over the last week and went twice. I felt like a terrible person. So, last night I decided to be proactive and went to Walmart to get some spray tan. It was $10 for a can which is pretty much the equivalent to one visit to the tanning bed. So, of course last night I gave myself a little spray. I think it looks pretty nice! You're supposed to do it daily until you reach your desired color. So, I'll keep you posted on how this turns out!

In addition to me keeping my skin's best interest at heart, last night Blythe and I made some goals. We did this Fall semester. Some worked out, some didn't. Although we are about 2 months late doing these, that raises the urgency for us to succeed this last month of school! Some of mine include: getting ready for bathing suit season, drinking only water, doing my school work on time, and doing my best to get the theme of Bid Day out of Blythe since it is a secret!
I have high hopes.
So, in order to reach some of these goals, including getting school work done on time, I'll close up this post. Hope everyone has a lovely week! I personally am keeping my fingers crossed for the weather to improve by a lot by this weekend since it is Cup weekend!

Peace and Love.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Madness

If there is one thing I willingly admit is a weakness of mine, it is sports knowledge as well as just caring about athletic events in general.
However, with the month of March has come a golden opportunity in my life: predicting the future of college basketball. I decided to fill out a bracket for this ridiculous amount of basketball games, and I must say that my bracket is doing so well!
This is serious business. I'm finding myself very invested in these games, doing as much as watching basketball out of my own free will, and cheering for teams! This is so unlike me!
What I have found myself loving the most, is whipping out random knowledge about the tournament, or even just throwing out who I have to win. It catches people off guard, and I like it.
So, to close this post, I'll just say that presently I am watching one game and constantly checking the scores of two others. This is weird.
Go Kansas!!!
Peace and love.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Barnyard

I babysit a professor's daughter who LOVES to go to the farm across the street. I was a little grossed out by the smell and the animals at first, but I've found myself growing more and more fond of the animals...
That is until today.

I was rocking a precious outfit. I seldom dress up for class, but today I was feeling great so I decided to put on a new top I got when I went shopping the other day. My hair was done, I was looking put together. It was a little chilly today, so I thought surely we wouldn't be going to the farm. False. I wasn't going to be a diva, so I took the little one to the farm. I was trying to keep a safe distance away from the smell and the random piles of poop, and I was doing a great job...
That is until I was sneezed/vomited on by a horse. That's right. Forget what I was wearing for a moment... I was covered in horse spit and food remnants. In my nicely done hair, and yes... on my NEW shirt. I tried to laugh, but I was crying and throwing up on the inside!! So I quickly ran to my car and whipped open some toilet paper I hadn't taken to my room yet to try and clean the sick nastiness off me. After pulling myself together and almost bathing in hand sanitizer, I retuned to the barnyard and observed those animals from a distance. They looked precious, but I knew. They were just waiting until someone got close enough...

Lessons learned today:
Never dress up for a farm visit.
Never stand near an eating horse.

Peace and Love.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Come on Spring Break!!!!

This week couldn't be going any slower! I thought it was Wednesday for a good part of the day. Nope. Only Tuesday.
So I'm finding myself in the library a lot here lately. It's like a flashback to last year! I'm in the process of writing a philosophy paper as we speak. (Well... kind of.) Never have I ever felt so clueless in my life. Seriously, so many words are floating around that I don't have the slightest clue as to what they mean. I've used wikipedia more times tonight while reading this passage than I have in my whole life. Kudos to anyone who is a philosophy major. This here is not my cup of tea!
There are few, and I mean FEW times that I miss being a biology major. But being in philosophy makes me miss those days! Speaking of my many major changes, to anyone who is keeping track... I'm changing my mind YET AGAIN as to what I will be doing with my life. This time a major change isn't involved but I have simply changed career paths. My plan is now the following:
I'm going to nursing school. This isn't really a new idea, I've always had it at the back of my mind, and lately I've had a nagging feeling that it's something I need to revisit. After some tears (because, let's be real... I cry a lot when it comes to planning for the future) and meetings with my advisor, I've decided (for now at least) that this is something I'm cut out for! I'm not cut out to "teach Bible" or teach in a private Christian school... which by the way isn't at all what a Christian ed major does, those are just the absurd assumptions I shoot down when I tell people my major. I do think I'm cut out to do this whole nursing thing! For reals. So look out biology department... chemistry department, math department, and other departments I thought I was forever done with! You haven't seen the last of this girl! I'm coming back!

Until I can get into those classes, I'll have to try and make sense of this gibberish I'm reading, and pretend I know what it says enough to where I can write a paper.
T-3 days until a much needed break!
Peace and Love.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Raw Chicken and a Belated Valentine's Rant

I'll start with the raw chicken so I can end on a less gross note.
So today I went to Springs for lunch so I could get me some delicious chicken fingers! I was so thrilled! I sat down and dipped the finger in some honey mustard, took a bite, tore it in half to eat some more, noticing it was especially flimsy. So I took off the breading and saw that it was a straight up raw chicken finger. EWWWWWW!!!! I about vomited right there! Seriously, I don't know what the incubation period is for salmonella, but I think it may be festering inside me right now.

To change the subject,
"Happy Valentine's Day!!"
For the record, that right there is all that needs to be said to one another on facebook. As most of you know, I hate 2 things:
1. Men in Victoria's Secret
2. Facebook PDA.
Well, this Valentine's season created reason for those 2 pet peeves of mine to be violated.
I am so happy for everyone who is so in love with their valentine. Really, I think it is GREAT! However, I have a problem with it when that love oozes into my minifeed. I saw one too many "I love you baby, my precious Valentine!!" or "Can't wait to spend this Valentine's with the most wonderful boy in the world!"
Seriously, things like that make me about as nauseous as those chicken fingers I had for lunch.

I really do love Valentine's Day though, and I had a lovely one this year!!
Hope everyone's weekend is filled with lots of love and no raw chicken!
Peace and love.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Mexico!!

Alright. So I’m typing this mid-air…. On Word since you have to pay $4000 to use internet on the plane. So I’ll post once I’m back on land. I am bound for New Mexico!! After one flight from Charlotte to Minneapolis, we are now on the second flight to Albuquerque. Here’s a run down of the day so far:

The first flight started off beautifully! They serve a drink and snack in like the first 10 minutes of the flight. So I got all excited about a coke and some peanuts. Well. I set my coke down on the fold down tray and 2 seconds later it was all over my lap. Yeah. So I rode for 2 hours with incredibly wet pants. Fun! We then landed in Minneapolis! I just HAD to sing the Minnesota fight song I learned in 4th grade to help me learn how to spell Minnesota for the hour-long duration of our stay at the airport… I mean, when will it ever be that appropriate for me to be singing that song again?!

So then we hopped back on the plane after an incredibly pricy lunch. The plane started up and was moving a little and all of a sudden a lot of smoke/gas came out of the bottom of the plane. I mean, yeah I was freaking out internally. But then this woman behind me leans her head in between my seat and goes, “Ummm, is that normal?!” Because apparently I look like someone who can give an accurate plane related answer! But no worries, we’re mid-air now and I can say with some confidence that our plane is just fine!

There is also a small yapping dog on board… Good times!

That’s all for now! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Peace and Love.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Melt Already!!

I managed to survive all of last semester without a calculator, and I made an A in math. I'm pretty proud of that fun fact.

Here's another fun piece of knowledge... I have managed to survive this blizzard/ice storm without gloves. Yes, my paws have been frozen to little pieces, but I've seemed to manage ok... until today. It has become more and more urgent that I get to the bookstore ASAP to get my books for the semester. Seeing as how these roads have been just terrible lately, a trip downtown has been out of the question. Today however, with classes finally starting back and roads seemingly clear, I decided I would travel only a few blocks away to the bookstore. After ice skating to my car, I found that my car was coated in snow and ice... perfect!! Don't worry, I had a ice scraper thingy in my trunk... but wait. My trunk was frozen shut. Lovely!! I tried for about a second to scrape my windshield off by hand, but that was a terrible idea! I was about to give up when I spotted in my back seat the bag my healthy PC exam care package came in from the fam. It's one of those drawstring book bag things. And I thought I'd never use it!! I threw that over my fist and went to town on my windshield. Never mind the fact that my hand was completely numb due to not having gloves, or that as ice chards fell from my car, several managed to hit me in the feet (which wouldn't be a big deal at all if I weren't wearing knit uggs today). I got my car in driving condition and that's all that matters! I was pretty proud of my weather savvy self! And by the time I actually got to the bookstore, I had regained almost all feeling in my hand! While gloves would have helped immensely in this situation, I'm pretty proud of myself for making it through this crazy weather without them... just like I'm proud of myself for making it through math without a calculator.

Hope everyone isn't going completely crazy being snowed in! I never thought I'd say this, but THANK GOODNESS classes have started back again! I've been in one weird mood these past few days!
Enjoy the snow that's left!
Peace and Love.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I QUIT!!!

That's right. I am quitting college. PC is blowing my mind. The reasons are several fold:

We have been informed the past 2 mornings at 7:30 am that classes have been cancelled. Not the night before, when it is so incredibly obvious that conditions are awful and there is no chance in the world that roads will magically get better overnight.

Today on the menu in GDH was the following: mashed potatoes, broccoli, and bananas. We are running out of food fast!

Now that we have missed school for 2 days, PC has decided to go public school system on us and make us have a make-up day on Monday, aka Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yes. Riots are about to break out here on PC's campus. People are angry.

So to all of this I say, it's been fun PC. You have successfully found ways to make even snow days incredibly unpleasant. I now will move to Charleston and make a living working at J. Crew, getting a sweet discount, and never having to deal with snow or ice ever again.

Bridalplasty and Snow!

Today starts day 2 of being snowed in here at Presbyterian College. It was pretty fun yesterday. We walked around outside, went to Anna's townhouse, but then it turned to ice and that just hurts to play in! Today school was cancelled again since outside right now consists of one giant sheet if ice! I mean, I'm not complaining about not having class!! But I'd like to be able to go places... For example:
Today is the grand opening of Japan, the new Chinese/Japanese restaurant in Clinton! I have been excited about this for a long time now, and I'd really like to be able to celebrate with Japan on their grand opening today! But since my car is covered in snow and ice, I don't think that's going to happen. Bummer.

On another note... yesterday when we were at Anna's townhouse, I was appalled at a show that came on E! Bridalplasty. Crazies from all over come together to live at this house to compete weekly to win plastic surgery off their wish list. So these fooligans are doing ridiculous stunts all bandaged up and just looking horrible trying to win more and more surgeries in order to be as pretty as possible on their wedding days. It is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen!! Here's a preview of one of the wish-lists I found online:
  • shorten second toe
  • remove scar on nose
  • redo veneers
  • inner knee liposuction
  • I would personally like to draw attention to that shortening of the second toe. Ridiculous. And what in the world in inner knee liposuction?!

    All I have to say is people are crazy and I'm craving some Japan. Happy Snow Day... Round 2!
    Peace and Love.