Saturday, September 30, 2006

news from the western (virginia) front

so...this thing DOES still work.
weird.

hope all is well with everyone.
things here are pretty good.
Thanks to the supportive reference of some great folks over at Channel 6 I've got a new job at
(....mhhhh...let me clear my throat...)
The Shenandoah Regional Veterinary Emergency Clinic
I think that's the official name. I don't have the business card in front of me.
anyhow, i start training a couple nights a week in october and should be on my own in november (front desk reception)
i think it'll be exciting.

all for now.
more soon.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

where the heck have i been?

taking tests. that's where.
3 "quiz" a week for the last 3 weeks.
Only 2 this week..wow, what a break.
what's funny is that they call them quizzes.
quiz, my butt.
these are freakin' tests!
a quiz is 5 or so general questions...NOT 50-60 detailed questions covering multiple topics
i think NOT calling them tests is supposed to reduce the stress you feel.
it doesn't work.

things have been good, though.
i still want to be here.
my advisor is the head of the department, which is good because i think it makes him less intimidating...because i HAVE to sit there and talk to him.
he's a neat guy anyway. i'll have him as a professor next year.

my grades are good.
if final grades were handed out today i think i'd have straight "A's"
the test i had last friday was a doozie.
Anatomy & Physiology. test covered cell anatomy, the entire skeletal system AND joints. that's a HUGE amount of information....i actually had to stop the professor in the middle of lecture and remind her of the test by asking how much time we'd have to take it. (there were only 45 min left in class and i knew there would be AT LEAST 50 questions.....whatever happened to about 1 min per question????)
who knows how long the lecture would've continued...
taking a test AFTER 2 hours of NEW lecture material SUCKS!

more new pics of where i'm living are up on the snapfish site. if you don't still have the link i sent, let me know and i'll send it again. i'll try my hand at making a link to a page of them (wish me luck)

i miss Richmond. i really do.
(i miss walking around the block with Frisco at midnight barefoot....one of our favorite things to do)

hugs to everyone!

Friday, September 01, 2006

A Bit of Relief....

Well...had my first anatomy test today...had to wade through 2 1/2 hours of lecture (new material) BEFORE taking the test the last 1/2 hour of class. shear torture.
But, good news, the prof had the test results up a few hours later and ta-da! I got a 95! woohoo.
Doing well so far.
Got a test monday & tuesday (yes, i've got classes on labor day) and then 2 tests a week for the next three weeks...talk about moving through some material!
I hope to get involved in the vet tech club once meetings start, and i got a free student membership in the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Assoc)and into NAVTA too (National Assoc. of Vet Techs in America). All sorts of neat stuff will start going on in the fall with those associations.
Hope all is well in Richmond and elsewhere.
Its been raining all day today.
i couldn't be happier....its not hot! :)

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