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December 26, 2006

loving Christmas break!

Hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. I've been at home here in Washington for about a week. Finals finished about a week ago for me and I've been loving being done. I got my grades and I'm satisfied with how I did in my classes. I got an A- and two B's. Not fantastic, but I can deal with that. Hopefully I'll do better next semester.

I got two new pairs of long underwear pants type things for Christmas, which I totally needed. They are so nice to have to wear under clothes when it's cold outside and you have to walk to school. I also got some new sheets for my bed, some cute socks, and cute sweaters. I also got a scrapbooking instruction manual to learn how to do all sorts of cool scrapbooking things.

I keep hoping for snow, and we got about 3 inches in Spokane, but so far none in Seattle, which isn't too surprising.

Well off to do more holiday activities!

December 14, 2006


oh my goodness, so I bought some carrots at the outside in for a morning snack now I'm trying to eat them in the Sphere, which is unnaturally quiet this morning, so my carrots are SUPER LOUD!

other funny story.. I got the hiccups last night right as I was trying to go to sleep, so I had to sit there for like 20 minutes and wait for them to stop before I could go to bed. good times :-)

In other news... one test down, two to go. The pathophysiology exam was pretty straight forward, I bet I missed a few points on questions where I knew there was a specific term I couldn't remember, but overall I think I did pretty well. *nod*

Tomorrow is the biostats exam, I still have quite a bit of studying to do for that, but overall I think it shouldn't be too bad. Epi is sort of suffering in the studying department since that is the third of three tests in a row. After the review session this afternoon at 4:15 I should have a better idea of what I don't know very well.

Then all I have left is to write my pathophysiology paper, which I was thinking of starting right now.

Here's a list of things I need to do before I go home for Christmas on Sunday
-Biostats Test
-Epi Test
-Pathophys Paper
-Work Meeting
-Epi winter event! (this ought to be fun with lots of good food!)
-Clean up my apartment so nothing gross will be waiting for me when I get back in January
-Pack clothes and Christmas presents to take home.

*takes a deep breath and dives back into studying*

December 6, 2006


I just went today and filled out the new hire paperwork for my new job. My start date is Jan 11th. I can't wait to get started on this project and get a better feel for what I'll be doing. I have a feeling it will involve alot of time in the library reading articles and looking for data about colorectal cancer screening.

Meanwhile, this semester is rapidly winding down. Last biostats homework is due tomorrow and I still need to pick a topic for my pathophysiology paper. This week has been fairly straightforward so far, but I need to get a few things wrapped up for tomorrow.

Yesterday we had a meet-and-greet thingy with Dean Finnegan and had a really great discussion about the state of our school and what was on peoples minds. I would say it was fairly well attended by students. We talked about issues such as financial support for people doing their masters projects, support for international students, both social and financial, the availability of graduate assistant positions, and on what sorts of classes are being offered and what some people would like to see offered. Dean Finnegan seems to really know what's happening in the school and is working very hard to make the school even better than it already is.

Jooyeon and I tried to go to bodyworlds this weekend, but we could only get tickets for a 3am or 4am admission and we didn't really want to be out riding the bus in the middle of the night, so we decided not to go. Instead we went to the Mall of America to go shop for coats. Oh my goodness, SO many people. It was quite the madhouse! When we got there though one of the activities that was happening was auditions for Dave Letterman's stupid pet tricks. There wrere some really funny pets! This one very small dog went absolutely crazy every time someone was using windex. ok.. I gues it's a little hard to explain, but believe me, it was funny.