Thursday, November 24, 2005


This is one of my favorite holidays (the other is Halloween). :)

Plans for today: eat a lot of food, watch a lot of TV.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Ms. V

Monday, November 21, 2005

A meme

I'm on break from school this week and have a LOT of work to do, as well as a lot of schoolwork to catch up on. I thought I'd take a break and post in the blog. This time I stole a meme from my sister.

100 Facts about me.
1) I go to school full time
2) I have 4 jobs
3) One of them is in the lab, 2 are at the hospital, and one is at the local community college tutoring students
4) I have a husband who I'm head over heels in love with
5) We have four cats and treat them like they are our children
6) We have 2 extremely noisy parakeets
6) There are only two places in the house that we can put the parakeets without the cats getting to the cage
7) I play the flute
8) I play the piano
9) I used to speak (nearly) fluent Spanish but I haven't used it in years so I've lost much of what I've known
10) I love learning about various religions, even if I don't believe in them. I do it because I find it interesting
11) I hate George W. Bush and think he's the worst president in the history of the United States.
12) I love that I live in a place where most people agree with #11.
13) I have 20 first cousins and 4 second cousins
14) Only one of my cousins is older than I am.
15) I have blue/tourquoise eyes - depending on my mood, the lighting, and what I'm wearing.
16) People often ask if I wear colored contacts, but I don't. This is my natural eye color.
17) I want to be a Pediatric Neurologist
18) I have an autoimmune disorder. Sometimes it makes my life suck.
19) I'm addicted to Prevention's 3-2-1 workout.
20) I hate folding laundry
21) I wish I were rich
22) Even if I were rich, I'd still go to school. I'd just be able to pay for it without taking out a massive loan
23) I have 2 cars right now, but after this weekend I'll only have one
24) The one I'll have after this weekend is a Toyota 4-runner. The other that will soon leave is a Geo Prism
25) I have a freakishly good memory, particularly for numbers
26) I remember every phone number I've ever had
27) I remember every address I've ever had
28) I get that from my mom's side of the family
29) I think cells are the most amazing things in existence.
30) I like to think of children's names, even though hub and I don't plan to have kids. It's fun.
31) I really like my name.
32) I *love* the letter S
33) I'm obsessed with the number 3
34) In high school, my locker combination was 3-33-3 and my parking space senior year was #33.
35) When I got my locker combination for the year, as well as my parking space, I got in my car at exacly 3:33 pm.
36) This is what started my obsession with the number 3
37) Thanks to hub, I understand - and even enjoy - football
38) I have friends all over the country because of my old job
39) I have been to Italy, Greece, and Holland
40) This spring, I'll be going to Ireland
41) I wear size 9 1/2 shoes
42) I have 9 ear piercings, but only consistently wear earrings in 3
42) I have a tongue ring
43) I have a nose ring
44) I have freckles
45) I had braces for nearly 2 years (23 months)
46) I had braces for our wedding
47) They were clear so you can barely see them in the photos
48) I have curly hair
49) I used to straighten if every day
50) I cut it
51) After it grew back, I stopped straightening it
52) I'm only 5'3" tall
53) I wish I were 4 inches taller. Even 3 inches taller would be nice
54) I love the movie Napolean Dynamite
55) I never used to watch much TV...
56) but we have a DVR now so I record a lot of shows
57) I played the saxophone for a year in high school
58) I really love to swim
59) I really love to ride my new bike
60) I have a motorcycle but I'm too scared to drive it...
61) so I'm going to take the training course in order to feel more comfortable
62) I love to snowshoe
63) I'm secretly excited for snow, just so I can go showshoeing
64) I love my college
65) I hate bugs, particulary spiders
66) The 3 guys I was most serious about in my adult life (including hub) were all middle children
67) The only CD's I usually buy are Dave Matthews Band and classical music
68) I love ragtime piano
69) I'm envious of anyone who can play ragtime piano because it's hard
70) I think Beethoven was a genius
71) I read tarot cards
72) My favorite card is the moon card
73) I hate crowds...
74) so I get my holiday shopping done early or online to avoid them
75) I'm naturally a night-owl.
76) When I'm not in school for the semester, my normal bedtime is about 3am, sometimes later if I just got out of work
77) I really enjoy working in the lab
78) When I'm done school, I want to teach part time at the community college for some extra cash
79) I'm a huge animal lover
80) I've "officially" been a vegetarian since August 29th, 1994
81) I say "officially" because I didn't really eat much meat before that
82) The only thing I miss is tuna fish
83) I found a vegetarian tuna that isn't too bad
84) I love to go camping
85) I love the Northeastern United States, particularly VT and the Adirondacks
86) I was born in Alice Hyde Hospital
87) I have an awesome birthdate
88) It fits well with my "3" obsession: 1/24. The only number missing is 3.
89) When I turned 24 on the 24th, hub bought me the "Birthday Suit Bear" from VT Teddy Bear.
90) I named him "3"
91) I like multiples of 3, too
92) I've given each of the cats several nicknames
94) I love to knit
95) I get along better with guys than with girls
96) As a result, I have more guy friends
97) My left wrist cracks a lot
98) I have REALLY sloppy handwriting
99) I have to recopy all of my notes because they're such a mess
100) I'm really good at math and science, but not so great with languages.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Sorry for the low posting

The thing is: I go to school full time and have 4 jobs. The little bit of time I get to spend with hub and the fab four is precious.

On the bright side, when I finally have a break I'll have plenty to talk about!

Aren't you excited?
Ms. V

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


You know what's super-fun? Taking your car in for the "once over" and having to spend nearly $400 on brakes. Sweet.

Flat broke,
Ms. V

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Happy 1 year anniversary Bloggedy Blog Blog!

Actually, the 1 year anniversary was on 11/1. Oh well. I'm usually late.

In honor of my oh-so-frickin-fabulous blog, I'm going to do a meme. I swiped it from my sister's blog.

True or False. Feel free to elaborate on your answers.

1. I'm at my best in the early morning: True, as long as "in the early morning" means "1-3 am, after I've been up all day." I guess most people would consider that "the middle of the night" though.

2. I start each day with a healthy breakfast: True. It consists of coffee and sometimes a glazed donut. If I don't have to commute to school, then it's cereal. :) (It's healthy for my emotions, not my body.)

3. I'm always sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night: False. 8 or 9 hours of sleep at night would be a dream come true. Realistically I get about 6, sometimes only 5, depending on how late I was up (usually finishing a lab report that I put off until the last minute).

4. I enjoy my job: True, for the most part. It depends on the job (at this point, I have 5) and what's going on at the time. ;) (I *love* being frustratingly generic).

5. I get along with most everyone: True, believe it or not. Even if people annoy the crap out of me, I can still manage to get along with them. "Getting along" doesn't always mean "liking to the extent of friendship."

6. I'm looking forward to the new season of tv shows this year: False. Sure, I watch plenty of TV but I could also live without it. All of it. I'd probably get more homework done that way.

7. I make sure I take some time for myself every day: False. Time for myself? What the hell is that? I do it sometimes, not every day though. It usually involves sitting on my arse in front of the TV with knitting needles in my hands (because, like I fool, I decided to make blankets for most of my family this year).

Ms. V