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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Better late then never

Just got done with the Survivor finale and am I ever disappointed!  The whole time I am rooting for the Philly/Jersey girl, Stephenie LaGrossa to win and she only takes second place.  How about another “Rupert” second chance vote?  Smart, strong, beautiful – and from the Philadelphia area – who deserves $1,000,000 more?  Based on the reading of only the one vote, I’m guessing that the rest of the Jury voted for Danni.


I do have to say that Danni looked very good at the reunion special.  She put some weight back on and had some very professionally done make-up.

Had to happen some time

Had my first pediatric code on Friday. Eighteen months as an EMT and never had a bad pediatric call, but that kind of luck can't last. We did everything that we could, and we did it all nearly perfectly - but the kid was down too long prior to our arrival and the hospital stopped resuscitation efforts soon after we arrived. Even with the outcome, I feel good knowing that we did everything that we could, did our jobs right, and gave him the best possible effort. Big thanks to Tiffany for calling me after the call to make sure Joe & I were okay, also thanks Mike for asking us if we needed to 10-7 and get some coffee or a meal.

We are also now into the crazy time. Flu season has hit, and people call 911 because they have nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, cough, fever, chills, aches, etc – FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS. To make matters worse, the hospitals are so overwhelmed with non-emergency calls that these people are being placed directly into the waiting room after we bring them in. Sunday we ran call after call, without a break until around 10:00 at night.

Happier News!

Now on a more positive note: School is winding down and I only have to take one exam!

My sociology grade is good enough right now that I will still have an A without taking the final exam, and we ran behind in English, so we just had to submit our last essay. I should have an A in both of those classes. Unfortunately, I'm not doing as well in Spanish. We had our oral proficiency exam yesterday and I was slow answering the questions, and forgot a verb or two. Looks like I'll end up with a mid to high C. No worries, I'll still have a 3.64 GPA and that keeps my International Honor Society standing.

For more information on Phi Theta Kappa and the CCSN chapter of Alpha Xi Beta send me an e-mail.

All is not perfect, however. We voted at work to change our schedules to a 4/3/3/4 work week, (four days on, three days off, three days on, four days off). That gives us 26 extra days off a year AT THE SAME PAY, but we will need to complete a mass shift bid some time in the next month or so. Hopefully I can keep my weekend work schedule so I can attend classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. As of right now I have signed up for the following classes:


Date / Time / Room


MATH 097

Tuesday / Thursday

12:30 to 2:50

CY 1053


SPAN 112

Tuesday / Thursday

5:30 to 7:30

CY 2053


ENG 102

WebCT based


Those of you that I have recently met here on Yahoo! 360, I’ll be on the Cheyenne campus exclusively this semester. Hope to see you there.

Hopefully with the semester ending I can go out and have some fun. Working 4 days a week and going to school the other 3 is taking it’s toll on me and Beth. I think we may go up to Zion for the day after finals.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Something for nothing?

I'm not really convinced that it will work, but I'm willing to give it a try. I found this site from Monster.com's College Scholarship site, Fastweb. If I understand the site correctly, just for signing up and completing ONE offer (DVD club, credit card application, Blockbuster, Earthlink, etc) you can receive a FREE iPod, $100 Bestbuy gift card, or $50 Paypal giftcard when you refer people.

So, assume that everything is on the level and try out Free-College-Stuff.com for me. At best, we can all receive some cool gifts. At worst, you apply for a credit card or join a DVD club.