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27th Year

March 30th, 2010 (11:47 am)

Its been ages since I've posted. Today is my 27th birthday. I had the most wonderful weekend, monday off. Today I was suppose to work, but since I remember last year and how miserable it was to work on my birthday I opted to go to a meeting at school I was invited to and work a long day tomorrow followed by a night of class. This was a sort of last minute change that was done before the schedule was made, I asked my boss and she said no problem. I didnt change the master calendar, thinking everything would be ok. This morning I got a call at 9 from JFK. Thinking it was going to be them wishing me a happy birthday. I was wrong, It was my supervisor bitching me out about how I didnt show up to work this morning. I still have that meeting today at school so I wont be going to work and again remembering how miserable is was last year to work on my birthday I certainly wasn't going to volunteer.
The whole thing was a misunderstanding but its getting to me. just had to get it off my chest

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Its been a while...

August 20th, 2009 (09:54 am)

Yeah I know, I've been a neglectful LJer.

highlights of the summer:

I finished my first year of nursing school, the official count down clock is located on the upper right hand corner of my desktop and its 16 months 14 days and aprox 14 hours until I graduate. It doesn't seem like it will be that bad. I have to just take my nursing classes and one more elective which will probably be done this winter or next summer.

Michael got into UMDNJ Physician Assistant program. Its a very competitive program with 1200 applicants, 100 people interviewed and 40 accepted. It was the only program he applied to and got in, which is amazing considering his undergrad from Scotland is in film and he had only been taking classes at the local community college for about a year.

We went to Scotland to visit Michael's family in July for two weeks. They are awesome, and HUGE. We had a 4th of July BBQ and in the small back garden we had 50 people and that was just the immediate family. Some of them drove over 2 hours just to come visit. It was lovely. I have posted tons of pictures on facebook and if you're not my friend on there just add me: Marilyn Millard

Right now I'm just trying to relax before school starts in a couple of weeks and then throw myself in head on. I have a great group of friends in my class who are super supportive. I'm trying not to worry about money but of course its always on my mind. I was denied private loans without a co-signer this semester so the extra supplement I was getting wont be available. I'm going to work as much as possible without it effecting my school work and I've been looking into more scholarships. Everything will work out

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March 18th, 2009 (07:09 pm)

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I heart Anderson Cooper

February 26th, 2009 (09:12 am)

Anderson Cooper is on Regis and Kelly (ok..I know...I know....I should be studying) Hes so pompous. ITS FREAKING AWESOME

Oh and I feel the need to say to everyone one of my Indian friends (and patients) SLUUUUMMMMM DOOOOGGGG MIILLLLLIIIIIOOONNNAAAIIIIIRRRREEEE AND Give them a high five. Most of the time it was greeted with a giant smile and high five. Sometimes, like the guy working at walmart thought I was crazy...then I spoke to him in home hindi and he knew i was alright. Thats the wonderful thing about working in Edison, you meet lots of people who speak different languages and being the quiz master that I am, I get to learn things like saying hello in 12 different languages. The down side to that is that after the greeting, people think you speak more and continue the conversation...

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February 18th, 2009 (11:09 pm)

If you dont have an ing direct account you should open one. Not only do they have great rates on savings accounts they have checking accounts with interest, free bill pay and no minimum balance. I'm kind of excited about it. just thought to let you know

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February 8th, 2009 (07:41 pm)

I dont know how it happened, but Michael was watching an infomercial entitled "YOUR BABY CAN READ" Hes obsessed with it. He was thinking about buying it now so our child would be able to read at 6 months old. I'm not sure how it works but how he explained it, you sit your kid in front of the t where they watch pictures of things like a bird, dog, fish, baby and when they see the cards with the same pictures they "read" what they are. Oh Michael. You're too cute.

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oh yes

January 24th, 2009 (11:30 am)


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December 18th, 2008 (10:58 pm)

i need a new job. i'm sick of this crap. too many women in these confined spaces is never good

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Dont be a statistic.....Thanksgiving accident addition

November 29th, 2008 (10:54 am)

Wednesday night Michael and I decided to do some last minute running around and go to the dry cleaners, grocery and liquor stores. On our adventure, we were about 3 minutes from our house, driving along and SMASH!!!! The car right in front of us rear ends the SUV in front of them. The car is smoking and is completely mashed up. We pull over to see if everyone is ok. Plus there was so much debris in the road we couldnt drive through it. A young indian kid rolled out the car totally freaked. He was 18 and had never been in an accident before. I've been there, I told him to call his dad and to get his insurance, id and registration out because the cops were going to be asking him for it. He was horrified, asking if the people he hit were going to sue him. Michael ran over to the other car to see if everyone was ok in the SUV. They were fine, we waited for the cops to come with the kid. As soon as the cop arrived we heard on his radio ALL AVAILABLE OFFICERS REPORT TO (ADDRESS) A CAR HAS DIRECTLY RAN THROUGH HOME. The cop left the accident, we asked if we could go, then we did.

Thanksgiving was great. We made the rounds...stopping by big pats. Then to jess and dana's parents house then the grand finale at Nicoles where we drank wine and ate nice cheese and desserts. After a couple of rounds of rummikube we watched the beginning of Across the Universe and left around 12 because I had to work friday...arrrgh...

Driving home about 2 minutes from our house we were making a U-turn off Rt1 to get onto Grandview ave. We were crossing over the highway with normal traffic coming at us. Out of the corner of my right eye I see headlights coming at us. A CAR IS RUNNING THE RED LIGHT AND GOING TO SMASH INTO US. I swurve our car to the left bringing us into Rt1. The mini van coming toward us wasnt so lucky. The red BMW smashed right into it sending it spinning onto the highway. Michael and I pull over. This accident was much worse than the one the night before. We call 911. and run over to the smoking car to see if everyone is ok. Two kids are screaming and freaking out. Two woman and a man were also in the van. Everyone is freaking out. I was shaking tring to get myself together. The man driving the BMW was out of it and bleeding from his mouth. The cops came shortly after. I took the kids to my car to chill out while the adults sorted everything out. I had never witnessed an accident light that before. They were so lucky no one was hurt. The bmw must have going 50-60mph. Everyone went to the hospital for observation and Michael and I drove home.

I couldnt sleep. I just kept thinking about how we saw 3 cars get totaled in 24 hours. If I didnt pull away the bmw would have smashed into my passenger side door. My ford focus wasnt nearly as substantial as the minivan. Michael would have gotten hurt. That scares the shit out of me. We stayed up talking about how we need a safer car when have kids. It never really occurred to me that people drive SUV's for safety. Not saying I'd want to get an suv, but I'm going to be looking into something safer than Michael's wee celica.
I've been a little scared to drive and be around the mall since Thursday. (I live 3 blocks from the mall and my job is on the same street as the mall) My girlfriend from work was also rear ended yesterday while leaving work.

be careful people

be careful people.

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October 1st, 2008 (11:57 pm)

i really like the new jenny lewis cd. we're going to see her saturday at THE APOLLO!!!

Michael and I are starting a band called Marilyn and the Murphy. He plays the guitar and I sing. He wrote our first song this week. Its pretty good, I'm still trying to learn the lyrics with the music. i doubt we'll preform anywhere, but i like the idea of us being in a band called Marilyn and the Murphy

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September 24th, 2008 (10:21 pm)

the people i go to school with are morons.

I decided to take a bunch of voter registrations to school to try and get people to register. most of them didnt know what a municipality or a county was. Considering we were at union county college i felt like throwing myself into a wall. I ended up registering 10 people in about an hour. It was good. I just cant believe that these kids were in college and didnt know a synonym for town.

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July 30th, 2008 (06:45 pm)

i just got home from the hospital.

i fainted at work on monday morning. I was sitting at my station answering phones and suddenly i felt really weird, the room was spinning and i fell of my chair, smacked my head on the ground and passed out. Immediately they took me to a patient room, I tried to call Michael but i couldnt dial the number, i felt like I had a stroke. Then i fainted 8 more times in the office. they thought i was having seizures. The EMT's came over and brought me across the parking lot to the hospital. In the ER it happened another 10-15 times It took forever to get into a room. Michael and I were in the ER for at least 6 hours before I got a room. Everyone I know working at the hospital saw me. Janitors, residents, surgeons, transport, security guards and the flood of people i work with at family practice came by. My doctor had me stay over night so they could run tests on me tuesday. Head cat scan, MRI of my brain, artery ultrasounds, heart monitors, an eeg (its a test where they put electrodes on your head and see if you're having a seizure) consults by two different neurologist, a cardiologist, psychiatrist and my primary doctor. Today was mostly getting reports and trying to figure out whats wrong with me. All tests came back negative except for my vitamin b12 is low, my thyroid function was low and they think i might have vertigo. I have this heart monitor that has to be returned to the hospital tomorrow morning. I'm so glad I didnt have to stay another night. My roommate was Stella. a 79 year old greek woman who likes to scream at everyone in her broken english. It was a rough three days. I'm looking forward to relaxing at home. I was bored out of my mind and there is only so much day time tv i can take. I havent had a fainting episode since monday, hopefully it will be a one time occurrence.

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July 19th, 2008 (09:13 pm)

My parents never cease to disappoint me.

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shower present question...

June 8th, 2008 (01:28 pm)

my friend who i have known for 20+ years is getting married. We havent been close for the 20 years but recently we've been spending a lot of time together. He and her fiance are moving into their first apartment ever together in August and I want to get them something nice, and practical but dont want to break the banks because there still is a batchlorette party and wedding gift from me and Michael. They're registered at Macy's and Target and the only things left on the registry is lennox place settings and over priced housewares. what is an acceptable amount i should spend? $50? I'm pretty bad with stuff like this...

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Some time on my hands...

May 11th, 2008 (11:48 pm)

I started reading Beautiful boy by David Sheff. I heard about it on NPR, its a story about a father and his son who was a meth addict. I'm pretty sure it talks about 12 step problems and him being an atheist. I read maybe the first 10 pages and its so pretentious, its like this guy was a writer with nothing great out until his son got a habit and he finally got something to write about. The language he uses is so obnoxious. I should have known better, they're selling the book at starbucks.
I'm debating giving the book away or making Michael read it and let me know how it was. haha

Also debating if I should even take this microbiology class starting in 2 weeks. Its not required for another year, but I kind of want to get it over with. I could take it in the fall, i registered for two electives so i can just take it easy. This will be the last science class i'll have to take for my nursing degree. I'm so relieved that A+P is over and I'm not getting kicked out of school. From what I understand (or at least what people are telling me) micro is much easier than A+P. I guess we'll see. I was going to try to get into the class at middlesex but it filled before I was able to get to it. I'm going to head down there tomorrow morning to try to beg someone to get in. The schedule will be more consistent monday thru thursday from 9-12 right here in edison rather than monday 5-9 tuesday 10-1 wedneseday 5-9 and thursday 10-1 a 1/2 hour away in Cranford.

Grandma is in the hospital again. She had very very high blood pressure and indigestion. I went to go see her this morning and she seemed to be ok. Shes in muhlenberg right now, its good because chrissy and Michael both work there so they can check up. Bad thing is that its that the hospital is closing in a month and most people who have a right mind have left to get a better job. I hope that she gets good care.

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ITS OVER!!!!!!!!!!

May 11th, 2008 (12:51 pm)

I PASSED A+P 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



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April 28th, 2008 (12:08 am)

Jessica has a beautiful wedding. We had so much fun. Who knew Michael could do such a good impression of Mick Jagger.

I need an opinion...justice of the peace, would it be such a bad way to get married? Then a big dinner with friends and family?

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April 12th, 2008 (09:02 pm)

I'm feeling frustrated. I feel like when I signed up for going back to school I put such high expectations on myself. I went from partying in college town New Brunswick for 5 years after high school to full on college. When I was accepted into nursing school (which is something I thought would never happen) I put pressure on myself to graduate within the two and a half years. Taking classes all summer and winter, no breaks. I wanted to get done so I can finally have a life. My first semester wasn't bad. I pretty much breezed through the intro nursing class, struggled with the A&P , which I am now repeating. Winter I got an easy A in child Psych. The spring came and I decided to take nursing 1 and a&p again. It should be easier this time since its a repeat. I was wrong. This class it no joke and very demanding. I cut down my work hours to one day and one night a week so I can focus on school. The first couple weeks were ok. Then I got my first test grade. Nursing was a 67 and A&P was a 50. I went into panic mode. I need to maintain a 70 average in both classes or I will be kicked out of school. Since I am retaking A&P I only have this one chance to pass or there is a dismissal from school. My nursing class was different. If I didnt pass I would be able to retake it next semester. The options were to either drop the nursing class or go forward with both. I wouldnt be able to drop the A&P class. My second exam for both classes were coming up and I told myself to focus solely on anatomy and that will be the deciding factor if I will be dropping the nursing class. My second grade was a 63. I dropped the nursing class the next morning. I feel like a disappointment. I havent really told anyone. I feel bad because it was congratulating and encouraging me when I got in and now I could possibly not be able to finish. I think it was just holding myself to an unrealistic expectation of graduating in the minimum amount of time. Its making me doubt if this is really for me. I'm confused and I haven't really though of anything other than being a nurse for the past 3 years. I have another test tomorrow, a test in two weeks, another in two more weeks then the final the next week. I've been studing for at least 4 hours a day and it doesnt stick.
I talked to Michael about it and he does a good job at calming me down. If i'm let go of this program I have other options and there are other schools I can try to get into. But I just want to finish. I'm 25, I want to get married, buy a house, have a job, make some kids. I know i'll probably get a reply to this post saying YOU'RE ONLY 25, YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO DO THESE THINGS. I just want to be settled. I'll be 28 by the time I finish and get a job. Michael will already be in his early 30s. I have to do some reevaluating

Edit: I got a C on todays exam. I'm going to finish this class and take a semester off to avoid a nervous break down

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baby babble

April 1st, 2008 (08:13 pm)

i told nicole i was pregnant for april fools day. she was happy for me and left me a sweet message about how shes going to be auntie Nicole. It made me sort of feel bad to tell her i was kidding. Then it got me thinking...what if I did have a baby? Would it be so awful? I plan on having taking a year off once I have a kid, so why not now? Ok so I have two and a half more years of school. I could go back once I have kids....I keep talking myslef in and out of it. We're not financially ready, but I'm 25, Michael is 28, in a few more years will it make a difference. People say finish school then have kids, but I think once I finish, i'll be like 28 and if i want to have two kids i wont be done until i'm 34ish, and then i'll have go back to work. Why is it so bad to want to not finish school and raise kids, its pretty important right? To not fuck them up. Ok Michael isnt done with school either, hes at least 3 years from graduating but if he finishes a PA program he'll be making more than enough money to support us. Maybe I should re-evaluate. If I work full time for the next 3 years so he can finish school I can pop one out. Ehh but then I wont have any help raising the kid. Michael's whole family is in Scotland. We'd have to import grandparents for day care. why is it so complicated?
ok final decision: finish school have baby in 4 years.

update: Barbara thinks I should get sperminated now.  oh boy

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Best Birthday Ever!!!

March 31st, 2008 (05:59 pm)

The wine and cheese was a great success.


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all moved in

March 18th, 2008 (12:17 am)

Friday i was sent home from clinical because I was sick and it was counterproductive to try to take care of something while you're sick. I went home and started packing. I know I should have been taking care of myself but I knew that we had to move friday afternoon so it kind of gave me a jump start. Chrissy, Doug, Patrick and his friend helped us move, it took like 5 hours! We were exhausted and passed out soon after everything was in. Saturday was spent mainly unpacking and shopping for new stuff for the place. Its so great here, I just need some stuff to put up on the walls. My birthday is on the 30th, we're having a wine and cheese party. I'm hoping for some target gift cards haha. I'm turning 25, so i wanted to have something nice and low key. Everyone is invited! So if you're reading this some on by, I'm really proud of my new place. I'll take pics of the apt when everything is set up. I'm still trying to get rid of some old stuff on craigslist.

I've been watching the adventures of pete and pete on dvd for the past 4 hours. ahh the petes, the first gingers i have ever loved. who would have ever though i'd be marrying a semi ginger. ok i'm weird  

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February 5th, 2008 (07:10 pm)

I saw Thao Nguyen last night. Amazing You will love her. Trust me.

Like Cat Power but better, and Asian.

other updates: School is hard and MITERED CORNERS WHAT THE FUCK!?

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Spreading myself too thin??

January 16th, 2008 (05:02 pm)

I just got home from my orientation today for nursing.

Before today I thought my schedule was going to look like this...

Sunday Lecture 8-12
Monday Lecture 10-3
Tuesday Work from 9-6
Wednesday Lab 10-11:30 and then from 12:30-3
Thursday Clinical from 8-3 then work from 5-10
Friday Clinical 8-3

Today they told us that we had a choice to change our clinical days, either tuesday/ wednesday from 8-3 wednesday/thursday from 8-3 or friday evening/ saturday morning at ungodly hours.

I also found out that I'm required to take a lab on wednesday from 12-1, 1-2, or 2-3 taking the lab on wednesday conflicted with another of my courses. My final schedual is

Sunday Lecture  8-12
Monday Lecture 10-3
Tuesday Lab 2:15-5
Wednesday Lab 12-1 (but ill need to be doing at least 2 hours of research before or after during this time)
Thursday Clinical from 8-3 work 5-10
Friday Clinical from 8-3

Part of me wanted to take the friday/saturday clinical but with Jessica's wedding coming up it would have been all fucked up. Plus I would have to give up my entire friday/saturday/sunday for the next 15 weeks.
I have to find a way to work around this schedule and I'm not sure my boss is going to be happy with me only working thursday nights. They've gotten used to me working extra hours over the break. I have to do well in these classes. I had to sign a waiver stating that I'm aware that 47% of students that take A+P2 and Clinical Nursing do not pass. I also found out that if I continue working at the hospital while at school I'll have 30% off my bill...thats close to $3000!! Plus tuition reimbursement up to $4000!

My other option is skipping the clinical this semester. I'll be able to work more hours and possibly get those pesky prereques out of the way, but it will set me back another semester. Its a tough decision. I know the majority of the stuff I'm going to be learning in A+P2, but if I dont pass I'll be dismissed from the nursing school all together. I'm majorly stressed

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January 5th, 2008 (08:43 am)

I have a po box now so if you want to send me some mailz its:

P.O. Box 104
Plainfield, NJ 06061

I'm probably going to be moving in the next few months and need a stable Union County mailing address in order to get in county tuition and this seems to be the most logical. My classmate is letting me use her physical address in berkley heights so I'm pretty set. I'm really glad because my classes go up to $4000 each next semester.

I'm taking child psych in winter session. I was expecting it to be a killer. The class is from 8:30-12:30 monday thru friday. We're usually there until 11 and the lectures are really easy to understand. I really like the professor too. Its an interesting class and making me wonder why I never considered a psychology degree, probably because to make it practical you need at least a masters and even then who knows if i'll even get a job. Most psychology majors I know are doing the same job they did in college: working at a day care center, or doctor's office. I'm not knocking psych majors...I'm just saying...its competitive.

Today we're doing wedding planning. Chrissy hasnt even really set a date yet and I have to spend me whole fucking saturday running around and listening to her complain about how she wants everything to be perfect. The more running around I do the more I want a small, simple wedding.
Jessica's wedding is going to be coming up before  know it, April 26th. I havent even gone to look at the dresses yet. I guess I was hoping 'd lose another 20lbs before I have to get into that one.

Michael quit his job yesterday. Hes starting school on the 22nd at middlesex. Hes taking some science courses. Hes thinking about going into nursing we'll see where it goes.

Update: Chrissy has a date: June 21, 2009...fathers day.

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December 19th, 2007 (07:03 pm)

I passed my Intro to Nursing class!!!!!!!!!!!

My sister didnt. Her final grade was a 69, passing is a 70. Its hard to be excited for yourself and everyone around you when your sissy failed the same class. She has a meeting with the professor tomorrow about the grade, maybe there is something they can do for her since it is only 1 stinking point.

Tomorrow is both of our A+P 2 exams. Its not looking good for either one of us, but this class was really freaking hard, I need a 75 on my final and a 75 on my make up exam (we're allowed to re-do one of our bad exams to bring up our grade) in order to pass. My grades were very very bad in this class...

Nursing school is no joke.

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December 19th, 2007 (08:31 am)

138 days until i go on vacation    

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gifted and talented.....my ass!!!

December 9th, 2007 (09:53 am)

Friday night my roommate Nicole had some friends over. We sat around, drank and played asshole. I'm not really into hanging out with them so much because they're sort of generic jersey folk but I ended up having a good time. Here is the list of Characters ....

Nicole: Our roommate for the past couple month, kind of neurotic and very very clean. She only lets loose when she drinks, she does this often
Steve: (I like to call him Stevezie) At first glance he looks like a wanna be puerto rican gangsta (yes i've hold him this) equipped with his very own chin strap, mop top curly hair do was recently traded in for a buzz cut.
Jessica: Very blond and pretty. Shes a 4th grade teacher at a local elementry school. She is sort of sarcastic and I respect that she talks to her students like they're real people.
Joe: Jessica's boyfriend for 10 years, who hasn't found a job or a place in life yet. He was scouted out of high school to play college football but in his first semester messed up his knee and was sent home when he couldn't keep the grades up.
Rob: Comes from a very traditional italian family, just found out his older brother is gay and doesn't like to talk about it.
Carolyn: The new girlfriend of Rob, shes 19 and is a psychology major at rutgers. I just found out this morning that shes hearing impaired, which sort of makes me respect her more. (and i thought it was just a speech impediment)
Sean Juan: Nicole's token asian friend. He shows up around 3am once the club closes with his friend...
Jin: Super drunk 1st generation chinese immigrant how loves to tell us how much money he has. Also has a Made In China tattoo across his lower back which makes him awesome.

Back to the story....

After playing the game for over two hours everyone was pretty drunk.I on the other hand got bored of drinking Jack & diets while everyone else was chugging beers. I sobered up, people started to leave. Stevezie sat next to me on the couch and I started asking him about the gifted and talented program he was in when in school. He feels like it was shitty, he was singled out and made fun of by kids because he was smart and he really just wanted to be cool like the athletic kids. I tried to explain to him the way i saw it, as well as how it was in South Plainfield. Kids that were invited to go to G+T were given more opportunities to learn and use their brains. That evolved into my thinking that kids should not be separated for classes in slow, medium and advanced when it comes to learning math and reading especially in the younger classes. Doing this gives children who need more help to keep the pace they're going and fall drastically behind the child who is reading at a much faster level. Giving kids a slower pace will only keep them behind, and if they have a level playing field it will keep them more prepared for college and in real life.
I then went on to talk to him a little bit about my life, my high school education of 2 years of science, math only to algebra 1 and how i was able to leave school at noon so i could go to work because I wasn't high school material. This was a shock to Stevezie. Marilyn, the one that has intelligent conversations about politics, health care, psychology and current events who is studying heavy shit in nursing school was in BO BO classes? All my life. I then tried to explain to him when in those classes the teachers are just basically just trying to tell you enough in class to get you out, you arent taught things like how to take a test, how to critically think or different ways to learn.
this is pretty hard to explain to someone who was always in advanced placement classes. I've decided that there really isn't any sense trying to explain my level of high school education or preach how the education system is fucked in south plainfield. I just think its fucking weird that people think that the other people have the same advantages as them based on the education you had as early as elementry school.

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November 14th, 2007 (08:51 am)

reason #23 why I dont like living here

My roommates lock their rooms up every morning, as If me and Michael were going to go through their rooms and steal their shit. We've been living here for 6 months and have never had a problem. its just annoying.

Its not me, its them

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Last week....

November 12th, 2007 (10:07 am)

Tuesday Michael took me to the Rainbow Room in NYC for dinner. Its on the 65th floor of the nbc building in rockafeller center. It was gorgeous! The menu was pricey but the view was amazing.
We got on the elevator and went up with people in tuxedo's and ballroom dresses. Talking in their snooty posh accents, and weird cooperate laughs.   I was so scared I was under dressed in my dress and opaque tights, Michael in his suit/jacket with no tie. When you get to the 65th floor, the swanky people went left, we went right.  We were sat two feet from the window where all you saw was NYC Skyline, it felt as if you could reach out and touch the empire state building. We finished the evening with watching the ice skaters around the rink in Rockafeller Center then a cab ride back to the station. It was a beautiful night.

We  went to a nice wedding on Saturday.
It was for Greg, a co-worker of mine. The one who initially invited me without a guest, then everyone from my job backed out and I was going alone, he was embarrassed to find out me and Michael live withe each other and then invited him.
It was really great to be around people who were sure of who they are, where there relationships are going and seemed genuinely happy.  Michael and I were one of the youngest couples there, most were in there early to mid thirties, married for a couple years and have had their first child. There was one single guy there, typical still playing the field, living on his parent's house at 33, salesmen who came for the wedding for some single chicks and getting their money's worth in booze. I felt bad for that guy, not only because there weren't any single ladies at the wedding but because he just seemed really sad. The male equivelent to an old maid. If Greg's budget was less tight I'm sure there would have been more single ladies for our new friend Mike, it just wasn't in the cards for him that night.  It was also one of the only weddings I've ever been to that had people on the dance floor the whole time. The music was great. A mix of 80s and rock, some dance and what is a Jersey Wedding without a remix of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing"

obligatory drunk dancing/picture face

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October 28th, 2007 (11:42 am)

they werent lying when they said that nursing school was stressful.

i haven't had time for anything except for studying, and obsessing about not studying enough for a past 2 months. I haven't been able to hang out with my friends, I'm starting to forget what new york looks like, and i find myself full of anxiety most of the time. I had my second nursing exam last tuesday. I got a c+, which seems to be above the average of the people in my class. Last exam was a B, I'm trying. I have an anatomy test this tuesday. Who knew that the cardiovascular system was so complicated that it took 4 weeks to explain. Its sticking though. I was able to explain the chemical composition of carbohydrates to michael while eating lunch yesterday, i impress myself.

I'm throwing around the idea of buying a house in March when our lease is up. Being tied to a house in Jersey isn't something that I want to do for the next 30 years, but throwing away money on rent over the next 2 years while finishing nursing school doesn't make much sense to me. Michael is wonderful.

I haven't been so focused on life in a long time.

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