Monday, March 30, 2009

it's official

I am officially half way done with my internship.

I graduate in less than one month - with my bachelor's degree.

I will be done being a BYU student in 3 months. I will have a career.

I am a grown up. When did that happen?

Monday, March 23, 2009

my week as a phlebotomist

During my internship I have the opportunity to rotate through all the different areas that a lab can have. This week is phlebotomy.  

Allow me to tell you how day 1 went:

8:00 am:  I arrive at American Fork Hospital. I go into the phlebotomy area and watch a few draws.

8:30 am: I am set free to draw people all on my own.  I have drawn blood before because we did it every single week during class. This is something that I should be pretty proficient at, right?

Draw #1:  A cute little old man came in for a simple blood draw. I do the whole phlebotomist thing, feel for a vein and confidently stick the needle in. Much to my dismay I didn't get any blood-meaning that I missed the vein. Awesome start.

Draw #2: See draw #1. Definitely not the start I was hoping for - and probably not what those men were hoping for when they came in to get their blood drawn.

Draw #3: This time I was successful! I even had to draw 6 tubes of blood and was able to fill all of them!

The rest of the day went much more smoothly. Apparently I just had to get it out of my system at the beginning. Hopefully the rest of the week goes as well as the last part of my day did today. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

fixed at last

Good news: my bumper is no longer held in place by a bungee cord.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the next mrs. cullen

I would make a really great vampire.

Here is why:

1. I rarely see the light.

I leave to go to my internship in the morning before it is light outside. I go running before I go to my internship. I have to work afterwards (also at the hospital...), which means that I don't leave until it is once again dark. No one would even see me glitter. I could totally get away with living in a sunny place - like Provo for example.

2. I am surrounded by blood all day.

Not just any blood, but human blood. I run tests and pipet and mix it up all day long. What better of an environment for a vampire? I could just sneak some samples in my pocket and no one would notice. Lunch would be ready made.

3. I have very dark hair and pasty white skin.

Both of which are essential characteristics of being a good vampire. Everyone knows that.

Look out Cullen' I come! I am in line to be the next new vampire. I will even try to control my violent urges as a newborn. I don't make any promises though...

*Disclaimer: I'm not really sure where I stand on the Twilight books. I would like them except that I really don't like Bella. When you don't like the main character it is hard to love the books... But, I will say this - being the person that I am, I had to finish them once I started and the 4th book almost justifies my reading the other 3 even though I didn't really like them.