Friday, February 20, 2009

Good Evening

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I'm going to make a point of blogging as often as I can now.
Slackery is not what I want to demonstrate lately, I want to be productive. I feel like I need to put more effort into a lot of things. Schoolwork, blogging, friendships, finances, you name it. I know I've got things moderately under control, but I know I could do better, so that's what I'm aiming for. Nothing unrealistic, just pushing my potential a little, perhaps a nudge.

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I spent the majority of today driving aimlessly around Albany, haha. Well technically I was riding, Jenna was driving, but it was an unforgettable experience nevertheless. You see.. Jenna's not exactly a whiz with directions. And we got disoriented somewhere along the way, trying to get to this big mall. We drove around completely lost, passing the same landmarks over & over again. I found it a bit amusing. Eventually we got fed up, so we went to Julie's sister's house, the same place I spent New Years at. Julie knew the way to there, and her sister, Kratia, gave us some solid directions for the shopping center. Jenna was distressed and upset from getting lost so much, and city traffic is awful, so Julie took over driving, so I hopped in the back seat with Amanda. Guess what--- we got lost again :P. Once we got Kratia on the cellphone to guide us though, we made it to our destination.
Shopping was nice :), it's such a change from our minescule single story mall, with only a few good stores. This mall had an array of cool places to go, but we were on a time limit. I was happy to atleast have bought a couple of things. This mall has escalators! I'm sure most of you think I sound extremely hickish saying that :P, but it's true. I was excited.
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I bought these metallic purpley dress pants at Forever 21, because I'm seriously thinking about that New Visions program, and you're supposed to look professional for it. I figure I'll wear them to the information meeting. If that doesn't go as planned, or I change my mind, I can always use a pair of nice pants, they were only $24.00. That's also where I got the eco-friendly owl tote :).

I can't believe it's Friday already. I don't feel like going back to school :/. It's exhausting, I'm sick of it. The same classes nearly every day, doing the same things. Tedius, tedius stuff. That's why I'm thinking of NV. If I'm accepted into that, I'd be doing different things depending on the day. Some days are spent in the 'classroom', taking courses on anatomy, physiology, health careers, honors english, and goverment/economics. The other days are spent attending varying clinical sites, learning different things. Plus I'd get to drive myself places. It just seems like a heap of independence and preparation for college that I won't come close to getting at my school. Sure, I'd still have to spend part of my day there, at my school, taking my extra classes I need. But I think a switch-up like this would be refreshing. Honestly I'd like having to dress professionally too ;). I never have an excuse to otherwise, haha. My parents support me on this, so I guess it's just up to me to decide for certain that this is what I want to do. Any insight, words of wisdom? :P

Okay, so I'm going to tell you all a little story about my trip to the doctor's. After undergoing the pre-exam things with the nurse (weighing in, height checking, eye chart, audio testing), I sat in my gown in a little room with hot air balloon wallpaper, waiting for a doctor by the name of "Deedee". I've never met the woman before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. After awhile, this little old lady come bustling through the door with more energy than I think she knows what to do with :P. I have nothing against old people, I find them sweet and full of wisdom in most cases, or just plain funny. I'll admit though, having a senior citizen examine you is a bit peculiar. When I told her about my frequent stomachaches, she blamed it on not enough fruits/vegetables. I feel like I have a decent amount of them, but I guess I'll up the quota, just to see if she's right :P. I'm kind of thinking it's more than that... But hey, she's the doctor I suppose. It was really strange having her ask me personal questions too.. haha. I won't elaborate on that, but as you'd presume, it was a little awkward. I wouldn't discuss such matters with my own grandmother, so yes, it was weird. She was a nice little lady, but I'm pleased that I'm set for the year as far as physicals go.

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Super cool vests in Tj Maxx, hahah. No, we didn't buy them :P.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

♥ Olive :)

5 comments:

Kaitlin said...

I like having nice pants to wear, too. we can't wear jeans to my school so I have to have a few pairs.

I don't wanna go back to school... bleh. Have a good rest of your break. :)

James said...

Lol wow. The old lady would be so awkward. Now try a young, doctor who is a girl, giving you a physical. I mean like 25. I was so embarrassed. I think you should totally go for that school. It sounds like an amazing opportunity. The mall, lol a whole escalator. Wow. Freak out nice. Good pants. School is bad.

Nicole Linette said...

OHHHH I know, I know how utterly depressing this break has come to an end D: God, back to the torture institution tomorrow.

Hahaha, that sounds really sweet driving around the city ... I'm expecting to get lost many times once I'm on the road solo :D

Those pants are fabulous, they fit you really well! I love any excuse to dress up and you will certainly impress the workers at the New Visions program. Thanks for the dress comment, it was really nice of you. Yeah since my prom is April 25th, I have been proactive in dress shopping. I was so surprised that I bought my dress at the mall, but you never know! Try on everything that interests you. Check out magazines too, to get an idea of what you like. Hope you find the dress ;)

Today I went to the hospital with my team before our Sectional competition to visit the kids in the accident. The girl who's on my team is looking really good; the guy I didn't go down to see, just the seniors saw him. He isn't making much progress though.. yet he's stable :\ All we can do is continue to hope for the best.

Oh, and we sucked it up today at the competition XD I probably shouldn't be laughing about it, but it was expected because of the set back upon set back we faced. And there was a 10 point safety deduction. Gaahh, I'm not upset, just relieved it's over :) Onto guy's tennis now!! Hahaha.

Sorry for telling you my life's story! =:) peace&love,
nicole.

Lonely Heart said...

Your pants are really cute! I love Forever 21. I'm really sad to see break end: Going back to school today was extremely hard. My alarm went off at 5, and I really thought about getting up. Thirty minutes later I finally dragged myself out of bed.

I really don't know how to deal with overly religious people. I'm religious, but still maintain an open mind about things. I'm really going to try to make things work between me and K. First I have to apologize for not begin supportive, and we'll see how things go from there.

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N a t a l i e. said...

Haha, my mother is pretty horrible at directions too. When I used to be on the swim team, we would have to drive all around Western Pennsylvania looking for the pool that the meet was at, and let me tell you that half the time I missed the entire thing. Somehow she manages to drive us from from here to Ohio every year, so at least we don't get lost then!

Yay for escalators, hehe! :D I love the owl tote, and the pants look awesome too. They would be great for the NV program thing--that sounds like it would be a really good opportunity! Things do get so tedious at school, it would be nice to be able to mix it up a bit. Good luck with whatever you decide on!

Haha, the old lady must have been a little awkward! It was extremely weird one time when I had to get a physical from the mother of a girl at my school :P And the another time from some lady that's friends with my parents.... Ugh, I hate awkward moments!

Be glad you at least got a break, haha :P ;) School really does suck.