1. I go through bouts of insomnia with changes in my life or when I'm stressed, ie I just moved to a new state alone and started my first big girl job. 2. Guy upstairs who's alarm goes off for at least an hour before he gets up- oh and it goes off at least 20 minutes before mine. 3. Next door: squeaky bed, loud girlfriend. Disgusting. 4. I don't go to bed early enough, which leaves me less time to sleep, plus its about that time when number 3 occurs. :(
I noticed the towel I've been using the past few days smelled funny last night. I forgot to get a clean towel until I used it again today. Sniffing again, I was able to place the smell. Baby spit up. Yuck.
I've got multiple excuses for not working out in the past week. Tonight, I found something on the TV in the "gym" here that kept me working out for an hour. Okay, so an hour? Really? That's not that big of a feat. It really isn't. Except that I get bored on the 3 machines they have and was sick all weekend. There I go with the excuses. Anyway, I'm glad that I was able to find something entertaining enough to make me sweat for a whole 60 minutes. Maybe I do need to join a gym with a TV on every machine?
Today is the first day in ___ days (or weeks) that I have not watched even one episode of Grey's! Coincidentaly enough, it was also the first day that I had someone besides The Best Man set foot into my apartment. The other new PT came over before a night out with the rest of our department. I made turkey burgers. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself. I will have to find a new obsession once all these crazy people here start watching football. "How I Met Your Mother"??
So. I'm shy. And sometimes I don't talk unless spoken to. But, I have some how managed to make friends down here. Friends who don't stand me up and leave me hanging. It's pretty exciting. I've forgotten how much I've missed just hanging out with the girls. Well, actually I didn't forget, they forgot. At this point I'm simply rambling. I'll just say that I'm impressed that lil' ol' shy me has made some girl friends who are Southern, classy, pretty, funny, genuine, silly, fashionable and well mannered. Now, I just have to get them to take me shopping. :)
So, the guy who lives above me was absent for a while. At least I didn't hear him. Then I started hearing multiple foot steps prancing around. I finally figured out that he frequently has several extended family members over for dinner. This noise does not bother as I am awake.
What does bother me is that his alarm goes off at 6 AM every morning. This would not be so bad if he also got up at 6 AM every morning. The alarm goes off continuously until 6:20, which also happens to be when my alarm goes off, when he gets up, crosses the room and presses snooze. 9 minutes later its screeech screeech screeech until 7:10, which is 10 minutes before I leave. I mean, seriously?!
Raise your left hand if you know and love "The Brat Pack."
Raise your right hand if you have seen "The Breakfast Club" and recognize references to it in pop culture.
If both of your hands are up in the air, then you should be as astonished as I was when I saw a reference to "The Breakfast Club" in a JC Penny comercia for back to school shopping for tweens and teens.
Seriously? That reference went over all their heads. One of my lifeguards who is 17 had not seen nor heard of "The Goonies. " Now, I know these two movies are not in the same realm, but bare with me a moment. If a soon to be high school senior doesn't know what "Goonies never say die" means, how is he going to catch the reference to "The Breakfast Club?" I'm just sayin'!
Speaking of Grey's, I got an ad in the mail for another apartment complex. It reads:
paper or plastic? USC or Clemson? mcdreamy or mcsteamy? expensive or inexpensive?
some choices are easy, but some just make cents!!!
I LOVE the Grey's reference. Just so you know, people are CRAZY down here about Carolina vs. Clemson football. I was told by another Virginian who has relocated here "Just tell them you're not from here. Do not pick sides. What ever you do, do not pick sides." I appreciate his advice.
Today, I watched a very extensive surgery and later worked with the patient to get out of bed. They say young people are very resilient, but I find if you look very closely...you'll find (perhaps a subset of) old persons are too.
I mean, look at my English Granny. She is 86...87? And has just about warn out all her old crusin friends. She broke her arm a couple of years ago and would only take Tylenol.
Side note: With every Grey's Anatomy episode I watch (and I watched 3 this evening) I realize it's about me. It's time to put me first. Well, that is why I moved down here after all, isn't it?
Oh, and I went to my first baseball game here last night w/ the RN. Apparently, we are on a loosing streak, but we didn't notice as we chatted it up the whole time. :)
This weekend was slightly more exciting than last because it was filled with more sun and friends! :) I layed by the pool both Saturday and Sunday and am subsequently now sporting a few more freckles. Last night, I saw Dark Knight with the Pharmacists. What a great movie! It's very surreal to think that is the last we will see of Health Ledger. I'm not good with eulogies, but I will certainly miss him. After the movie, we went to Fridays. I had fish tacos. This made me think of Cabo Fish Taco in Blacksburg, VA. Now THOSE were some good fish tacos! The Pharmacists are both really nice, genuine people- even if they think I'm crazy for dating a vagabond who is currently hiking all over the place! ;) Actually, I'm currently on the phone with The Best Man...so I better go pay attention to him all the way in South Dakota!
Today, the new OT and I got a Real Tour of each floor. We walked each floor as our guide told us the usual diagnoses and pointed out where to find x, y, and z. This was all extremely helpful!
About 10 of us went to lunch...Mexican. I am definitely getting my fill of chips and salsa this week! It was nice to get out and not be talked at but instead talk with people. Of course, this made it hard to actually get back to work, especially since we had more paper work to do after lunch.
So. I'm on the floor with a scary Doc. One that will yell if I don't cross a "t" or dot an "i". . . Yiiikes! That's all I'm going to say about that because I don't want to work myself up into a frenzy. Be prepared to hear me complain about walking on egg shells and bending over backwards to please. Maybe I'll surprise all of us and stand up for myself, you never know!