Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dear 2009

Dearest 2009,
It has been a crazy year, one I will not soon forget no matter how much Boone's Farm and red wine I drink in the attempt to. You saw some amazing beginning and some tragic endings. You also provided opportunities to learn and grow in every aspect of my life. At times, you were a cold heartless bitch. Other times, you were a kind teacher.
I can't say that I am so sad to see you go.
♥Firefly♥

Postscript: You did, however, have some fab pop music. So, I guess, all is forgiven.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The *I love you more than...* Game


I love you more than all the stars in the sky.
I love you more than all the fish in the sea.
I love you more than dreams, and starlight, and all that other poetic crap.
I love you more than Lady Grey tea on a cold day.
I love you more than seeing fireflies in the city.
I love you more than shopping for school/office supplies.
I love you more than dancing to Lady Gaga when no one is watching.
I love you more than reading Harry Potter on a rainy day.
I love you more than writing dirty limericks in public.
I love you more than origami butterflies.
I love you more than realizing I am not the girl I used to be.
I love you more than fairy tales, magic, and leather-bound books.
I love you more than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

How much do you love _____ more than?

♥Firefly♥

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thankful


Things I am grateful for today:
  • Changes of heart and changes of profession
  • Cold weather and a chance to wear fuzzy winter boots
  • Clean, fresh-smelling bedsheets
  • Hot water...or even cold running water. I watched the *30 Days* last night where Morgan Spurlock lives on the Navajo Reservation and some of them had no running water. It puts things in perspective when I complain about my brothers hogging the bathroom.
  • Sandalwood incense
  • Herbal tea
  • Waking up early enough to see the sun rise over the frost covered grass
  • Text messages from people I love

What are you grateful for today?

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009: The Review

Stolen from the amazing Love Letter To The Universe

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?

  • Take a summer class
  • Drink alcohol in New Orleans
  • Dance in a lesbian bar at midnight in Florida
  • Gamble in a casino
  • Win money while gambling in a casino
  • See little old people naked [during hospital clinicals]
  • Help wash a little old man [during hospital clinicals]

2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions, and will you make more for next year? My 2009 resolutions were to pass my A&P2 class and to get into nursing school, both of which I did. I haven't thought much about my resolutions for 2010 but ya'll will be the first ones to know.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No but a good friend of mine is due in a few weeks.
4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes. :-(
5. What countries did you visit? I didn't travel outside of the states this year but I did visit the states of Confusion and Madness quite a few times.
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? Maybe a little bit more inner peace and tranquility, both with require either a refill of xanax or meditation.
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? My mine doesn't really work that way but I'll never forget my vacation to Pensacola in May or when I received my acceptance letter to nursing school.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting over my fear of penises. I'm just kidding. I'm still afraid of them.
9. What was your biggest failure? Not so much failure, but I did deal with a bought of depression during October and November.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No major illness. Just your average colds throughout the year. Although, I do have a case of dance fever right now that I am having a hard time getting rid of.
11. What was the best thing someone bought you? Mommy Dearest gave me an Ipod Touch for my birthday. :-)
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Quite a few people. We should totally throw a parade for them.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Glenn Beck
14. Where did most of your money go? Tuition and textbooks. I wish I could say something more fun like constructing an underground lair or glitter or something.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Honestly? Tim Burton's *Alice In Wonderland* coming out in May
16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
[Try not to laugh too hard.]

  • LoveGame by Lady GaGa
  • Shot by The Gay Blades
  • 1901 by Phoenix
  • I've Got Your Number by Passion Pit
  • In For The Kill by La Roux
  • Thank You For Last Night by Amy Kuney
  • Satellite by Anne Nalick
  • 3 by Britney Spears
  • Careless Whisper by Seether

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? A bit happier. Thanks for asking.
b) fatter or skinner? About the same
c) richer or poorer? About the same
18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Kinked-out, freaky sex. [I'm totally kidding...or am I?]
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Worry
20. How do you plan to spend Christmas? I spent Christmas with most of my family [missed you, Cat!] here at home. We made eggrolls. It was awesome.
21. Did you fall in love in 2009? No. But I fell in lust at least twice a day.
22. How many one night stands? A lady doesn't tell. Okay. It was none.
23. What was your favorite TV program?

  • Mercy
  • V
  • Flashforward
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Fringe

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? No. Quite the opposite actually. I like to think that I become kinder as I age.
25. What was the best book you read?

  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • White Oleander By Janet Fitch
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson
  • All 7 Harry Potter books

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? Amy Kuney. I also rediscovered by love for Seether.
27. What did you want and get? Antidepressants
28. What did you want and not get? A pony.
29. What was your favorite film of this year? It wasn't from this year but I saw *Children of Men* and I loved it.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 21 and spent the day in New Orleans with family.
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? A bit more organization and time management.
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Tired college student meets fairy princess meets Rainbow Brite.
33. What kept you sane? Medication and magic.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Blah.
35. What political issue stirred you the most? Prop 8. The world could use more love.
36. Who do you miss? Several people.
37. Who was the best new person you met? Oh, you can't ask me that! There are far too many to name. A few extra amazing classmates come to mind.
38. What was the best thing you ate? Mmmm. The little Chinese place around the corner is fabulous.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009? I am responsible for my own experience. If I want it to be positive, it will be. If I go into something with a shitty attitude, my experience will reflect that.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: I have a taste for talent wasted. Oh, waste it on me, waste it on me. [Appreciate Your Hands – Amy Kuney]

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho, Ho, Ho. Under the Mistletoe

Dearest Lady Gaga. Thank you for finally putting me in the Christmas spirit.

Here's hoping that all my lovely readers enjoy this holiday and stay safe. I love you guys. :-)

♥Firefly♥

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Post In Which I Apologize for Being an Awful Blogger

You know what is interesting?

No. What's interesting, Firefly?

I thought that with school ending and me having endless hours to sit at home with family (not nearly as fun as it sounds), I would have so much more time to write and so much more material to write about. And, turns out, neither of those are true.
Unless you want to hear about the endless origami folding sessions resulting in enough paper cranes to [insert action that takes many, many paper cranes here], my recent love affair with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (yum), or my futile attempts to learn to knit; I am out of ideas.
Plus, I have become quite paranoid about the amount of personal things I post of the Internet. I mean, I recently Googled myself (Yes. I know, I'm a narcissist) and the results were a bit scary. My Myspace, Facebook, and several old blogs from my past showed up. Blogs if which any of my nursing professors found, they would most likely think twice before letting me take care of another human being.
So, three questions for ya'll [I totally just channeled Paula Dean]:
  • What has been going on in your life?
  • What do you write about in your blog when nothing is going on?
  • How much information about yourself do you actually post on the Internet, social networking sites and blogs included?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stuff That Doesn't Deserve Its Very Own Blog Post

  • If I ever get a chance to change my name, like if I enter Witness Protection after I see a mob hit or something, I want my last name to be *Darling*. My other two choices are Stone and Belle (pronouces like Bell....but with an e on the end). I have seriously put a lot of thought into this.
  • I bought a new pathology book yesterday, which was honestly the highlight of my day. My bookshelf looks like a medical/nursing library threw up on it.
  • For an hour two days ago, I narriated my life in song. I also made Lee's girlfriend cry from laughing so hard because I started singing about them arguing abut Mafia Wars on Myspace. It is one of those *you had to be there* stories.
  • It just occured to me today that James Cameron and Kirk Cameron are not, in fact, the same person. When I saw the preview for James Cameron's Avatar, I thought, "Isn't that the guy from Growing Pains who pimps for Jesus now (my pet name for Christianity)?" No. No, he is not.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

*lazy daze*

Today might have been the most unproductive day I have ever had (in recent memory, at least). I mean, I didn't even change out of my pajamas. But here is what I did do:
  • Check my email
  • Make 20 origami cranes
  • Eat a Ruben sandwich to celebrate Hanukkah
  • Convert O2 into CO2

So, in reality, I was quite busy on a cellular level, even if looked like I was napping.

Things I'm Loving At the Moment

  • Not So Humble Pie's Petri Dish Cookies. For some strange (and slightly horrifying) reason, I have the strongest desire to bake these cookies for my microbiology professor. But serious, how awesome are these things?

  • Tis the season for colds, flus, and over all crappy feelings. Why not try Gala's Magical Guide to Getting Well? [Includes a fabulous recipe for a boozy *magic potion*]
  • Since I have become obsessed with Facebook over the past year, I was happy to find Lamebook. I can honestly say that not of my friends are that bad [and neither am I].
  • While we are on the subject of FAIL, check out Yahoo! Answer Fail. I didn't even realize that people could be that stupid. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.
  • How to Improve Your Reality. Because can't we all use a little improvement in that department?
  • Emails From An Asshole: Don't Even Reply. I have a link to this guy on the sidebar but I thought I should list his site in this entry. Basically, he replies to postings on Craigslist and has crazy conversations with the people who send emails back. Believe me, it is a lot funnier than how I am describing it.
  • Owl Tattoos. It is exactly what it sounds like.
  • Gay Rights protest signs. I sincerely wish that one day, very soon, there will be no need for them (not because there are no longer any gay people, but because they have equal rights and protections under the law....just thought I'd clear that up).

Friday, December 11, 2009

Opioids

I feel as if I owe you guys something. A good story or confession or just something to make up for the total lack of reading material on this site.
So here we go.

When you are in nursing school (or medical school or phlebotomy school or anything in health care), it is inevitable that someone comes to you from health advice. I honestly expected the "Can you look at this mole?" or "My stools are looking a bit green. What should I do?" The question I was asked caught me totally off guard.
A few weeks ago, after one of the most brutal exams of the semester, I was sitting down the hall from the lecture room (far enough away from the nursing crowd so that I wouldn't kill myself when they discuss questions from the exam). A guy that I have been in absolute lust (as opposed to love) with walks by and sees me reading (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I believe it was).
He sits down to talk with me about his previous night in which he slept in a bed that was not his own and when a train went by at 4am, he jumped up and fell on the ground. Oh but don't worry about it because "We left the camera on so it's all on video tape." Lovely.
He then proceeds to say, "You're in nursing school, right? This girl I am seeing was in a car accident a few weeks ago and she is taking an opioid painkiller. I am deathly allergic to opiates, I mean I can't even have a poppy seed or anything. If I am eating her out, will I have an allergic reaction?"
Me: "Ummm"
Him: "Because that is my favorite thing to do."
Me: "Uhh"
Him: "Ever."
Me: "Well, if you did have an allergic reaction, at least you would die doing what you love."

My dear readers, you're welcome.
♥ Firefly ♥