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Vet Tech

Where to Go?

November 8, 2006

Hmm.. It’s been quiet around here, huh? I’ve noticed that I’m not the only one who’s not been blogging this week, either. Maybe it’s one of those cosmic things and everyone is buried in their own thoughts.

Personally, I’ve been buried in my thoughts, trying to decide… well, a lot of things. Like, whether I want to continue with the veterinary technician program. But, you already knew that.. I think I’ve come to a decision on this, but I’m not sure I want to voice it, yet.. I don’t want to jinx anything, and I think I need some time to digest what I’ve ultimately decided to do. :think:

Another decision on my mind, and this is more fun to talk about, is where to go on our trip next Spring. In May of this year, Kevin and I went on a trip along the coast (of California). We drove up to Carmel-by-the-Sea, stayed for a couple days at a friends guest house and started our way back down, staying in several cities along the way and visiting several excellent hiking locations, as well as Hearst Castle. We liked it so much that we decided to plan another trip, similar in style (hiking/camping, no cruises or extreme luxury) for next May.

We’ve come up with three places: Grand Canyon National Park, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park or Yosemite National Park. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon during a 2-week backpacking trip throughout the southwest (Utah, Nevada, Arizona) and it’s one of the few places I actually vividly remember. That might not seem like a big deal, but it is to me.

See, I have the worst memory. I think it’s hereditary, but either way, I can’t remember most of my life. I seem to remember about 3 years back from my current age at any given time, and various, odd moments here and there, but mostly it’s all blank. So, when I remember a place or a person or an event, it’s a big deal for me. And, it’s why I treat photos like precious gems. In most cases, they are literally my memories. But, I digress.

Sequoia, I’ve heard from the people who know me, is a place that I would fall in love with instantly and would probably not want to leave. Yosemite is just one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in their life. So…any suggestions? :cute:

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After These Messages

October 14, 2006

Kevin and I have been busy more often than usual this weekend and it’s not even over! Weekends are when I usually catch up with cleaning, email and staying in touch with friends. So, if I haven’t returned your phone call or email, you know what’s up. I should be able to catch up on all that this Monday.

Now, just because I’ve been busy doesn’t mean I’m not having fun. :-) Today, we left early to drive out east into the boonies to go to the Southern California Faire. Going (to a faire) was part of an assignment for my Animal Science class. At the faire, I visited the livestock, swine and sheep auctions, as well as visit all their animal exhibits. Later in the semester, I have to go to a cat or dog show (where they judge the pets), a dairy (where dairy cattle live) and choose another animal-centric place, like an aviary or reptile show. But, I digress.

The faire today was actually more fun than I thought it was going to be. Although, knowing where those animals at auction were going afterwards made me sad, just visiting with them was very enjoyable. All of the animals were very well treated and very well cared for. What shocked me, actually, was that most of the caretakers were young kids! Most were teenagers, with many pre-teens mixed in. It was really kinda cute to watch them with their animals.

So the faire was today, and on Friday, Kevin took a half day off work so we could go to the Aquarium of the Pacific. I love it there, with all the ocean creatures to admire and be in awe over. I was poking around their site and noticed they offer an extensive array of volunteering opportunities. I love learning new things and on their application they say they give "first dibs" for working with the mammals and birds (sea lions, puffins, etc) to people training in the veterinary fields. Hmmm… yet another project to take up my time. :lol: But, wouldn’t that just be the coolest thing!? If I could work with sea creatures. I think that would most definitely be a cure for my boredom. ;-)

Oh, before I go I just wanted to remind everyone living in So. Cal. that the Best Friends Super Adoption Festival is tomorrow! FREE admission! 10 AM at the La Brea Tar Pits. Visit my previous post outlining the details and location. I’ll be there bright and early, at 7:00 AM, to start unloading all the animals! (See you there, Cara!)

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Something’s Gotta Give

October 11, 2006

One down, one to go. Midterms, that is. I didn’t do well on the one yesterday. I don’t know for sure, but I just have that feeling that you get when you know you fucked up. I studied my ass off. Kevin can attest to that. So, I’m not exactly sure what went wrong.

Then again, my heart isn’t in it anymore. At least not how it used to be. This Anatomy class is the toughest of the first year vet tech classes, but it’s not that. Science just isn’t hard for me. I think I’m bored. I hate to admit that, because for once in my life I wish I could actually finish something, but I’m starting to get bored with this. Kevin said that it might just be that it’s taking so long.. and that might be. All I know is something’s gotta give. And soon.

I heard the best quote yesterday, while in my car on the way to class, listening to the show "Politics of Culture" on KCRW. The guest was Arianna Huffington and she was discussing her new book: On Becoming Fearless. She spoke about how people feel the need to hang onto projects they are bored of and/or push themselves to stick with something (ie a job or a relationship) they might not enjoy anymore for fear of looking like a failure. And she said something that made so much sense to me regarding that. She said, "You can complete a project by dropping it."

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Recent Events and Happenings

August 30, 2006

I’m feeling much better, not that anyone was really that worried. Anyone who knows me, knows that I can’t be depressed for too long. Life goes on and there’s too much stuff to be done!

Speaking of, we’re totally and completely done with installing the wood in our hallway (and accompanying foyer!). Sure, I know.. just a hallway, right? Pfft. We don’t live in box and, of course, the hallway is slightly angled, so, in turn the wood needs to be cut at a slight angle so it looks straight when done. Let me just say that I hope to never have to do this shit again, because as much as I love giving our carpet the boot (and in turn, 90% of my allergies), angles are a pain in the tuchus!

In other news.. and this I’m super excited about. I’ll be hosting my own radio show called "Digital Tapas" on Mojo Radio Live! You might have noticed the nifty graphic I whipped up over there on the sidebar to promote it and wondered why I hadn’t mentioned it. Well, wonder no more. :-D

How’d I get this gig, you ask? Well, when the lovely WebKittyn started the internet radio station, she asked if anyone would want to host their own show. I jumped on the opportunity so I could bring my love of eclectic, dance and trance music to the masses (or at least the 20 or so listeners we have right now :laugh:). I’ll be hosting a full hour show on Sunday nights, starting at 8pm PST (11pm EST). It’ll be live.. nothing pre-recorded for this gal. The premiere of "Digital Tapas" will be sometime in September, so stay tuned!

Completely off-subject, Kev and I are heading to his hometown during the long weekend for his 10-Year High School Reunion. I’m sure it’ll be fun, or at least won’t totally suck. Hey, at the very least we’re guaranteed a good story or two. Plus, there’s going to be booze and that makes just about anything bearable. ;-) If anything seriously funny happens, do expect for me to blog it. I’m hoping I’ll get some good/embarrassing/funny photos as a bonus.

Oh.. and I found out yesterday, at the first class meeting for Anatomy of Domestic Animals, that there will be a total of FOUR dissects (3 cats and 1 rat). Super-fuckin’-great, huh? :mad: I gotta do them, though, or I don’t pass and then I won’t be able to pass the California State Board test and then I won’t be an officially registered vet tech, and that’s why I went back to school at the age of almost-27 in the first place. So.. yeah.. I gotta do them.

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