Friday, August 31, 2007

She's not epileptic!

(((If you're lost, refer to this, this, and this)))

On Wednesday, Nicole got the results from her doctor and the news is good.

Nicole's mother (8:44:54 PM): basically, what the dr said is that Nicole is not a true epileptic and that they will be weaning her off her meds over a 2 month period but not until May when school is over.

Me (8:45:12 PM): ah
Me (8:45:26 PM): so it was more of a once-in-a-lifetime thing?

Nicole's mother (8:46:08 PM): she does have the gene and has the potential to have more seizures but a true epileptic is someone who has at least 2 seizures in a specific span.

Nicole's mother (8:46:35 PM): could be she may not have any more but time will tell.

Me (8:46:55 PM): ah, interesting
Me (8:47:07 PM): any reasoning about her initial seizure?

Nicole's mother (8:47:10 PM): no

Needless to say, everyone is relieved now for the most part. Here's to no more seizures (hopefully)!

4 days of college down, many more to go.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

4 for 4 (Fall 2007 : First Impressions - College Edition)

If I was was asked to give one negative thing about my first two days of college, I'd probably tell you the bathrooms in Kiely Hall suck. Other than that, I'm pleased to say that all of my teachers for this semester came off as kind and not mean at all.

Here are my first impressions for the Fall 2007 semester:

Day One

Music 001
I was late for the first class of my college career. Long story short, I got to the class at a perfect time. No problems whatsoever, and the professor was attention-grabbing. The class was quick and not too boring.

College Composition 110
I made it to this class early. It was a very small class, but I'm assuming there will be many more students in the class once everyone gets the memo about the room change (KY 326). The teacher had a very positive attitude, highly contrasting to many of my high school teachers.

Day Two

Philosophy 101
If you ignore the fact that I lost focus a few times during his introduction and almost nodded off once, my philosophy professor is alright, but nothing stands out yet.

Psychology 101
This class, by far, had the most organization than any other. It's a lecture class (over 100 students) but that doesn't affect the professor's ability to teach at all. The professor was down-to-earth and got a few laughs. Best class... so far.

I know it's not Thursday...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Day After Today

Well, here I am, Summer 2007 comes to an end today (it may be Summer after today, but not in my book). I'm looking down a hole and I don't know what's at the bottom. All I know is I'm going to have to go down it. No turning back now.

In a more realist way, this is going to be interesting. Though, I don't know exactly what to expect, but the orientation I went to cleared up some things. I'm also already regretting having an evening class (Math 122, 6:15pm - 7:55pm). I'll be out of the house for 12 hours straight from 9am to 9pm (depending on mass transit's timeliness) on Mondays (ugh) and Wednesdays. I have Thursdays off so that's the silver-lining to this.

I'll write up and post my first impressions of college on Thursday. Until then, *whine*.

[Insert more whining here]

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Moving Day

The Budget truck drove away a little before 1 o' clock and with that, 18 years worth of taking everything and everyone in that apartment for granted has finally caught up with me.

The reality of not getting to see my mom, brother, and sister everyday anymore when waking up didn't hit me when I first found out that the move date was set and we had to start packing. Even when all the little keepsakes that were found buried in 18 years worth of junk kept getting passed over the me, it still didn't occur to me that change was coming and change was going to happen whether I liked it or not. Hell, the wave of realization didn't hit me until just before my mom, Joe, and Chelsea. It was tough to hold back any tears and being choked up didn't help at all, but I pulled through.

I'm the sensitive type of person,
with a heart of gold built out of paper.
I had a home and a loving family to boot,
I could've never felt safer.

Now that years had passed,
the winds of change,
were bound to come around.
The company I had taken for granted,
have a new home that they've found.

No more mom with her coffee and news in the mornin',
no more crowd around the window when it starts stormin'.
No more sister calling for mom to get her own way
(though it wasn't always fair, it was part of my day).
No more zings across the dinner table and laughter at the victim's expense,
and no more moans and groans when I decide to add my two cents.

I took time to wonder why I'm so upset,
I figured it out, and I'll never forget:

When you're fighting with Change, Change will always win.
Today, as I sit here, I realize my adult life will truly begin.