The Photographic Evolution of an Injured Toenail

April 3, 2007

This is going to be your favorite post of all time, I just know it. Right after it got bruised: The bruise painted over: Another soccer game cracked it open. I didn’t want it to get infected so I took the polish off. The blood underneath had leaked out. This time an indoor soccer game did the damage. Its final days: The moment arrives. And you know what? Losing a toenail isn’t nearly as traumatic as I thought it would be. Turns out that half of it has already grown back underneath. It’s not too pretty, and it’s a little tender, but a Band-aid fixes it right up. Happy Tuesday! 0 Like

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I Lost $182, But At Least I Have My Truck Back

March 31, 2007

This morning I was awakened around 6:20 a.m. when it began to storm. I thought, “Ahh, what a nice morning to sleep on.” I knew that soon enough I had to get up and start work on my research paper, but it wasn’t time yet. It was raining pretty hard, and then I heard a strange noise outside my window. I just figured it must be hailing, and I actually thought to myself, “I’m glad my car is in the covered parking spot.” A little later on in the morning, my roommate Carmen went to go work out. When she came back she asked me, “Kathleen, where’s your car?” My stomach sank. I looked out the window and sure enough,…
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Time (Eventually)

March 30, 2007

This morning I bought a ticket to see Anne Lamott , an author I love, speak on April 28 at the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. She has a new book out called Grace (Eventually), a collection of essays of her thoughts on faith. I was of course planning on reading the book sometime, but now I feel like I need to read it before I see her speak. Sooo, I’m going to have to step it up on my reading regimen. Although I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to manage that with my classes simultaneously stepping up their assignment regimens. I just might go a little crazy this next month. I am counting down the days (35!) until the end…
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Some of Today’s Happenings

March 28, 2007

So, someone was murdered on a public bus today. Two blocks from my apartment. I ride the bus three times a week. It really makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Also today, I went back and worked a half day at the cancer clinic where I worked for two years before starting nursing school. I can honestly say that if I hadn’t left when I did, I might’ve lost my mind. Things are crazy over there. They are at least 3-4 full-time staff members short. They are weeks behind. They have papers to be filed out the wazoo. I barely even scratched the surface when I was there, and I will probably end up going back to work…
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Book Review: The Stranger Beside Me by Anne Rule

March 26, 2007

A couple of months ago, my boyfriend David and I decided to start our own little book club of sorts and recommend books we had read to each other. We would then read them and discuss. The book I recommended to him was The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, the true story of a near-outbreak of an ebola-type virus in the U.S. When I suggested it, I forgot that he’s one of those types of people who take on or become paranoid about all of the symptoms that he reads about or comes into contact with. For example, the other day I had some side-effects from the bird flu vaccine and when I described them to him the first thing…
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