Thursday, January 24, 2013

A new chapter: Of research and optimism

Well, as I mentioned earlier, I felt sick as a dog earlier this week. But Monday I received some fantastic news which totally made up for it! I got accepted for the research position I applied for at school! I'm excited, its a physiology lab and will involve animal care, so I feel as if its good experience either way. Since it is a 20hr/week minimum dedication, though, I did have to quit my job (put in my 2 weeks notice today!).
I will now be poor'n'pathetic, but maybe this'll get me to be more frugal and also less of a fatty (I swear most of the money I spend is on food--ridiculous!)
Besides all of this, school has started off well. I like my classes so far as well as my professors.
Looks like an exciting semester ahead. :) 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A euthanasia experience: in a room with the family

I just wanted to update an experience that was quite unexpected! I got to go into a room with the doctor and a family for a euthanasia. The family must've come to terms with the whole ordeal (medium sized dog seemed to be very old and possibly in a lot of pain) so they didn't cry, which is good because if they had cried I certainly would have. It was a smooth process, and I really think its fortunate that we do this for animals, rather than prolonging suffering. This was my 3rd time watching this procedure, so I'm glad I am not as fragile as I sometimes think.
I would write more but I have a cold or something and my nose is runny and my head is stuffy and my nose is burning and and and... yeah. I need to go take some meds...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

School starts next week

School starts next week. Of course, I am of the opinion that winter break just wasn't long enough! And you know what sucks about the start of a new year? All the crap that you have to do. Taxes, FAFSA, scholarship re-applications. Theres about a bajillion other things I have to do before the semester too, like CLEAN and ORGANIZE so that my room won't be unmanageable during the semester. I'll try not to be overly pouty about having to assume responsibility. ;)
I have a feeling after this semester I'll be more sure of what I want to do with my life.
I am, sadly, still anxiously awaiting that email about the research position. She has yet to give me an answer, which is scary because after over a month of waiting, she could still say no! She did say she'd give me an answer within the next few days though. Ugh I'm no good at waiting. Its bad for my health.
I'm gonna go try and put a dent in my to-do list now. :/

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Cave

Did I mention that Doom and I were converting the extra room in my parents house into a living space for us? I am forgetful... But anyway it is finished except for the decorating! Its a small room but I think we're making the most out of it. And it takes away from the stress of trying to fit everything into my room!

This wall is a bit empty for now but I'm sure the art will soon overflow ;)

A good sign, in my opinion! So glad that the dogs like to sleep on the futon.

A mixture of mine and Doom's decorations

the view from the futon, its quite comfy for watching, especially with the ottomans.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Update of lameness

I have been working a lot lately, so I haven't had much time for anything. I still have a pile of things to do but I'll have some time off until Saturday to get things done!
Still waiting on an update on that research position... *le sigh*
Still need to do some soul-searching...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My 2013 project!

I've finally given myself a project for this upcoming year, and its a blog called Seasons of Lyor! Instead of another calendar project (which I did consider) I wanted to do something different. Basically I'll just write stories for some characters, forcing myself to illustrate and stick with it(atleast thats what I hope is going to happen.)
Remember these guys? Yep, they're the stars of these tales.
Here is some of what I've started for it:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Chop Suey Winter Break!

What have I been up to since my last blog? Well... Not too much. I can't believe its already January! I feel like I need to slow this break down, its going by way too fast! I already got an email from a professor for a class I'm taking next semester, how awful is that? Its like he was trying to ruin winter break fun. *sigh*
There is one email I'm anxiously waiting for though... the email from that new professor in regards to a research position I applied to towards the end of this past semester. Did I forget to mention that? Oops... it was because I didn't want to jinx myself! I'm still afraid to jinx myself, and I'm knocking on wood as I type. I didn't realize how much I wanted this position until I actually applied for it though! Its made me question my future goals somewhat, which is a good thing, not a bad thing. However, the more I type about it the more nervous I get so onto other subjects (I'll update when I get news).
My brother (who shall be called Hedgehog) and his girlfriend (we'll call her Warbler) were visiting for awhile, they left a couple days ago. We had fun playing Munchkin (yay they loved this game!), Risk and they played scrabble, though I didn't partake. Warbler made me some lovely earrings. I am sad they're gone as it sucks not having family here to visit whenever we want, but I admit I did take advantage of their leaving by beginning my conversion of the formerly-guest-room into mine and Doom's new room area! So far it has TV with game systems, Doom's computer, and we have stuffed the closet almost to capacity. Tomorrow our new futon arrives (thanks to mom and dad). Now that Doom will be living with us, it will be nice to have the extra space rather than trying to cram into my room. There are still some finishing touches we need but all in all I'm pleased with how the room is coming along. I'll post pics when its finished.
I may have news in regards to a new art project, but again I don't want to jinx myself so it will just have to be our little surprise.
So yeah I'm lame right now and have no new pics or anything. And I don't want to go to work the next two days. Bleh. Oh well!