A'ight, Y'all...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 09:30 pm
amarie24: (doctor claire temple)
Start a countdown. My final exam schedule changed around a bit, and so it looks like Imma have a full week next week, with Friday off as usual.

So start a countdown for next Thursday evening when Amarie will finally be free.

Lord have mercy, I can't wait to feel the keyboard flying under my fingers as I write, write, write, write.




--Amarie


P.S Your kidneys love you very, very much, by the way. They're lil beans that filter over 47 gallons of fluid (from your blood) per day as your blood circulates. Lil beans be workin' hard.

Note to Self

Monday, April 24th, 2017 03:21 pm
amarie24: (Happy/normal Misty Knight)
You can do it. You got this. You have been doing it and you have been getting this.

You don’t have much longer-just this week with your last two tests, and then next week is only 2 days with your four finals. Boom, boom, done.

You’re gonna get that acceptance letter. You’re gonna make it.

C’mon. Just grab a hand, hold on tight, take a deep breath, and keep going.

You’re almost done. You’re doing great.
amarie24: (Eating/entertained Misty Knight)
Look who's back! Look who's a black woman, too! Look who's back here on Dreamwdith, too!!

Lookie, lookie, lookie and give her all the best welcomes & wishes, friends!! :D :D :D




--Amarie, who's glad to see yet another black woman 'round these whitey Dreamwidth parts

Note

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 05:09 pm
amarie24: (Default)
Hey, ya'll! Lord, I ain't posted anything in a while. So sorry that I haven't been able to keep up with the nerding and geeking out posts-this semester is even more hectic and busy than last semester. Seems like I'm dead on my feet after every test, LOL!

But it's Spring Break, now. YAY!!! So Imma try to get something done, something posted. In the meantime, how have ya'll been doing? Please feel free to share, laugh, vent, and everything in-between down in the comments.

Love and miss ya'll to pieces!



--Love,

Amarie
amarie24: (Happy/normal Misty Knight)


Who dis girl? Who dis? Where she been? What has school done to her?

Well, this is a girl done had Blackout Day snuck up on her on Monday, the first day of her three back-to-back, Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday tests this week. Thank goodness she had Thursday off, as Mrs. A is out of town! -SQUEE!!-

So alas, be prepared for a blog spam as I catch up and Happy Blackout Day!! :D :D


--Amarie
amarie24: (Default)
Me: -smells something...burning...something burning with a coffee smell-

Mommy: Amarie, honey, d'you want some of this? It smells delicious!

Me: -slowly gets up from computer chair, worried for my Myrtle- What is it? What are you doing?

*Myrtle is the name of my wittle mini coffeepot that I got for Christmas 2 years ago. I named her as such because when she's working, she sounds like "mirrrtle, mirrrtle, mirrt-t-t-le" to me.

Mommy: Making coffee! It's that new strong one that I bought! Come! Have a taste!

Me: -slowly coming into the kitchen, the sheer stench assaulting my sense of smell- Mommy...?

Mommy: -beaming as she pours some of the foul stuff into a mug- Yes, sweetie?

Me: ...What have you put into Myrtle? What have you done? You're burning her-this is burnt.

Mommy: Oh, no, no! This coffee isn't burnt-it's just a really strong roast! The best kind of coffee there is! -proffers her mug to me- Want some?

Me: -retreats into my bedroom and says a prayer for Myrtle- No, thank you! Eew!!!!!

Mommy: -pouts about how her daughter doesn't like shared, burnt coffee-


...Strong roast coffee smells like burnt coffee to your Amarie, dears.

-shudders-
amarie24: (Eating/entertained Misty Knight)
You missed a Monday test 'cause you were sick-as-shit and you talked to your flighty-ass-laid-back-as-hell white dude microbiology teacher about making it up. And he says you can make it up whenever...shit, shut so long as it's before the end of the semester, he don't care.

So you're about to make it up tonight in the lab class (which is optional to go to tonight), but your mama insists that you bring your ass on home 'cause you're still sick and tired, and so one of the things you do when you get home is send that flighty ass teacher a Very Professional Student Email About Making Up The Test...

...And you know-you just know (if he remembers to get back to you) he gon' be like, "Yeah, sure kiddo. I told you whenever, didn' I? Feel better!"

Yep.

That college feel.
amarie24: (Eating/entertained Misty Knight)
Like...is anybody else kinda ready for spring? As well as for this back-and-forth global warming weather to just get better?

There's a reason this is the kind of weather that makes people sick. Ugh.

And don't get me wrong: I absolutely love the cold. I'm born-and-raised in the South, but I got my parents' northern blood in me. (Mommy is Chicago and Daddy is New York City.) It's just that I really, really wanna wear my spring/summer wardrobe now. I miss my flip flops and my light-and-airy blouses and my capris and my skirts and, yeah, my light-and-airy blouses.

C'mon, spring. I know it's barely outta February, but move your butt. -headdesk-




--Amarie
amarie24: (doctor claire temple)
So we’re doing the cardiovascular system in class last week and continuing on this week! On Thursday, we just got done with the heart chapter (I am so excited to gush about it to you guys, but first I gotta get ya’ll endocrine & blood!), and were reviewing in the beginning of class it before we went to blood vessels.

As part of our quick review, we went over in more detail on the force of the blood pumping through the heart and all throughout the arteries. So Mrs. A asked a question and it went like this:
Mrs. A: So what does it mean when one has high blood pressure? Hmm?

Me: -quietly- Uhhh…you have hypertension?

Mrs. A: -playfully glares down at me- I know that, Amarie. But what does it mean?!

Mrs. A, the whole class, & me: -bursts into laughter that lasts for a while-

Me, after a while: Oh, yeah! It means the heart is working too hard to pump blood and that can eventually cause wear and tear on the body.

Mrs. A: -gives me that Speshul Smile just for me- Correct, Amarie! Now…


Yeah, I just had to share that-I thought it was funny, teehee! And again, I am so very excited to finally be in the cardiovascular system right now! We started on blood vessels, which is a pretty long but easy chapter. Gah, it’s so terrible-I be so excited while I’m studying at home that I’m wasting time gushing to myself (and to Mommy when she’s awake) about this body system.

Did I ever tell ya’ll that my dream job is to be a cardio nurse? Yes, if I can get into this program and graduate from it, it is my deepest desire to be a cardio nurse for the cardiovascular system is my favorite system and fascinates me endlessly.

Amarie still dreams.

But the biggest thing, though? Ya’ll know that this coming Tuesday is February 14th, Valentine’s Day, yes? Well, Tuesday is when I have my Anatomy & Physiology II lab in the afternoon…

…And ya’ll, we are going to dissect a heart.

On Valentine’s Day.

I repeat: we are going to dissect a heart on Valentine’s Day.

Let it be known that in my 25th year of life, never before have I encountered such hilarious irony as now.

Oh my god, LOLOL!

Also, happy pre-Valentine’s Day to all my valentines out there! I love ya’ll and may you all be warm, safe, & happy this February! –blows a kiss to all of you- :D :D

Note to Self

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 07:12 pm
amarie24: (doctor claire temple)
A’ight. First two test grades from microbiology are 92 and 94 (...that’s about the best I can do with this fool ass white dude teacher).

First test grade from anatomy & physiology II is a trademark 97.

Friday morning in the TEAS test and we creamin’ the study book from the library.

Next stop, nursing school this fall semester.

Keep it up, Amarie. Keep it up.

You got this.


--Amarie
amarie24: (Default)
May your team, be it Patriots or Falcons, win tonight! :D :D

(Uhh...I'm black and from the South, tho. So I gotta go with my Falcons. No hard feelings, y'know?)

Also, some tips from a former-medical-assistant-and-would-be-nursing-student:


-If you're gonna hit the spicy hot wings, fries, etc., please be sure to drink lotsa water, too! It isactually possible to irritate your gastrointestinal (GI) tract with too many spicy foods. (Yes, this goes for us people of color-not just white people.)

-When the commercials come on and you have to use the bathroom, use the bathroom. Your bladder loves you very much and yes, it's designed to stretch to accommodate different volumes of urine (it's why we call the bladder tissue "transitional epithelium"), but it's still good to go ahead and go when you need to!

-If you'll be sitting for most of the game, try to stand up and stretch your limbs a bit. No need for cramps! And contrarily, if you're standing, be sure to sit down and get off your feet for a while.

-Are you wearing your team's hat? Make sure that it's not too tight on your head so you don't run the risk of headaches!

-And last but not least, have a blast and may the best team win!! :D



--Love,


Amarie

I Have a Request

Friday, January 20th, 2017 03:31 pm
amarie24: (Tudor Princess)
See, ever since we got our wittle Dante about four and a half years ago? Mommy's always been his valentine, y'know? I ask her, but apparently Dante's always already gotten to ask her first and she's always accepted.

And I'm left out in the dust. It is so unfair. I mean, Dante ain't even got thumbs to make and write her a card!

So my request is this: will someone please be my valentine? You ain't gotta fill out an application, buy me a card, flowers, or a box of chocolates. Ain't gotta do none of that.

Just lemme know if you can be my valentine, pretty please with a bright red cherry on top.


--Amarie, who's once again overshadowed by her cat
amarie24: (doctor claire temple)
A'ight, so...you're the very first system we gon' cover this semester in both Anatomy & Physiology II lecture and lab.

A'ight, fine.

But see? When we're talkin' about the skeletal system...that's all in the bones. When we're talking about muscles, that's all in muscles. Nervous system, that's the brain and the many peripheral systems of nerves stemming from and to the brain. Integumentary system is just skin, hair, and nails.

Like, there's a pattern here. There's an easy, designated place that everyone else is in.

But the thing about you with your skank ass?

Endocrine system, you are all over the place. For fuck's sake, you got the hypothalamus (The Big Dawg) up in the brain. And below that, you have the pituitary gland-and then you have the posterior and anterior parts of the gland, haha!

And don't even nobody started on your goddamned pineal gland (what basically puts us to sleep).

But you're not done yet. Next you got your friggin' thyroid gland in the throat. Adrenal gland on top of each kidney. And a freakin' pancreas that I thought was in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen.

...Hahaha...hah.

Endocrine system, you are all over the place. And so I come to you asking you this: make up your freakin' mind.

Jesus Lord have mercy.

Imma get an A on you, tho. Imma cream you on my tests. Imma do it.



--Amarie, who should be in bed

April 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
2 3 45678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23 242526 272829
30      

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags