Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's About Time

I have not written anything in a while, so I figured that it was about time! I have been so busy/lazy for that last few weeks....Angie came to visit, then I started my new job, and then I started school today. Angie's visit alone was tiring because we walked all over, but we had SOOOO much fun while she was, shopping, the Bodies Experience, more shopping, some outlet shopping, Disneyland, and I am sure I am forgetting something too.

The day after she left I started my new lab job, an so far I am really liking it!! I am working in a microbiology lab again (finally) working in water quality testing. May not sound like fun, but let me tell you, you learn a lot about drinking water (this may not be a good thing though). Plus, we screen samples from all the big animal parks and zoos around! Pretty interesting.

I started school today, and I am so not ready to go back yet. I may have been bored over the 6 week break, but the idea of having to do all that work again is not too exciting. But, I have gotten a little bored over this period. My first class today was HIV/AIDS Epidemiology, and I think that it will be so very cool! The professor seems very good, and its a great and interesting topic. The second class today was Public Health Law and Ethics....not going to be cool. I don't even want to go into that one; I'll just get frustrated. So, we will skip on to the Happy Hour outing of the night. There are only like 6 of us first years in this program, and we are all in the PH Law class, so after the news we got there, we decided to go out for drinks. We had so much fun!!! Two words....Strawberry Margaritas!!! Whoohoo! I have one more class tomorrow, then two on Monday, so hopefully they go better than the PH Law or I may be drinking a lot more ;)

Not much else has really happened lately, so I think that it is time to retire to bed and the tv....

Thursday, January 17, 2008


So I found this article about a newly discovered rodent and found it rather frightening. So, I thought that I would share.

I know I have not posted anything for a while, but i have been busy!! Angie came to visit last week and left yesterday and my first day of my new job was today. I will post more soon, but at the moment I am BEAT. Sorry!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Jump into the Real World...Finally!!!

Those who know me know that i am about as big of a science nerd as can be....and that I am happiest when I am in a lab and can play!!! Well, after looking since I got here in August, I have finally found a real job in a lab...and they want to pay me a pretty good deal of money, and work around my school schedule, etc. It is basically a weekend job, but with the opportunity to work more during the week if my school schedule allows it, and then maybe become full time over the summer. WHOOHOO!!!! So, on Friday I have to go get poked and prodded for a medical exam, blood work, and a drug test and then a mountain of paper work, then my official first day is probably next Thursday the 17th, the day after Angie leaves me here. Finally a real job that I can be excited about doing!! Yeah me!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Amazing Erupting Geyser

This morning (or afternoon rather) when I got up, I did what I normally do...empty my overly full bladder. But, this morning was I in for a surprise. Oh yes!! I go to flush the toilet, and it drains as it should, but then here comes the geyser...I have seriously never seen so much water come out of such a small thing. Thank the lord that this was all clean water spraying out everywhere......and I mean everywhere....because it almost came up to my ankles. Holy shit...I can not even explain my reaction. I had just woken up and had not had my orange juice (my coffee) yet, and here I am in the bathroom with water spewing everywhere. So what did I do....naturally, I just stood there staring for about 30 seconds trying to comprehend exactly what was happening. Then I ran out of my bathroom for towels, towels, and more towels. Needless to say, it took me 40 minutes and almost every towel I own to get all the water off the floor, then another almost 2 hours in the laundromat washing all those towels in the hottest water possible with an insane amount of soap.

I spoke to the manager of the complex to see if someone had reported a blockage or something to explain the eruption I witnessed this morning, but no such luck determining the cause. But, I do feel lucky because she said the same thing happened at a building down the street, but their experience was not such a clean eruption....and it was right before Christmas and no plumbers would come out to fix it....they eventually decided to vacate, but luckily they found a plumber brave enough to fix it for them!!

Now that I look back at it, it was quite comical, but lets just pray that I NEVER have to deal with an erupting toilet again!! Not a pleasant way to greet the new day!