ginger: (method to the madness)
Crafting: In the last couple of weeks, I've finished my DreamRogue (pictures, yes, as soon as I find the camera), and a hat-and-scarf set for my sister for christmas. (Speaking of Rogues, Em, yours is about half-done. I need to email you momentarily about the colors.)

Family: We missed the local-relatives holiday gathering coz I had to work. I talked to my little sister for the first time in a good....oh, year or so? 2 out of our 3 Christmas boxes from various family members did not arrive before Christmas, and I am (as usual) horribly behind in sending out our boxes to said various family members.

Gaming: In WoW, my druid has at this point supplanted my hunter as my main character. I've been toodling around with a couple of alts, all of whom are currently between L8 and L16, and a baby Dranei on the beta BC server (but not much, because I don't want to play her way up just in time to start her over). In D&D, Nephari's sword is now positively terrifying, and she is still well-decorated. And last weekend, I kicked some serious butt at a 5-person game of Monopoly, almost entirely thanks to a deal that Ari made with me early on. :)

Health: I'm fallin' apart. :P My hip has been acting up, though not bad enough to require the Staff of Moose. I'm currently just over a bacterial eye infection, and my feet would Very Much like for me to get another pair of Danskos. (Which will happen, as soon as I get to Nordstrom's so that I can try the style I want on to confirm the size and then find someplace far cheaper to order them online.)

New Years' Goal: Crappy. Well, sorta. On the one hand, I started completely disregarding the entire thing back in June and went back to bad habits. On the other, I lost 18 pounds and 2 pants sizes (and one bra size, dammit) between January and June, and even having gone back to overdosing on soda and fast food and not enough water and vegetables, I've stayed within a 4-pound weight range and in the same size clothing between June and now. So at this point, I'm inclined to call it a more-or-less success.

Reading: [livejournal.com profile] pyran and [livejournal.com profile] fishsupreme foisted the Riftwar Saga on me, and I'm currently most of the way through the second (original) book. Very much enjoying. I also read yesterday a book on smallpox eradication (Demon in the Freezer, I think?). I'm currently on the library waitlist for John Grisham's and Stephen King's latest books as well, and I'm going to go add Eragon and Eldest to my hold list too, while I'm thinking about it.

School: Currently between quarters. Winter 2007 starts on January 2nd, and right now, my class list tentatively includes Medical Billing (2 credits), Transcription 2 (barf), Credentials, Accounting, and Medical Office Management. This is still up in the air, a bit, as I've just discovered one major hitch in my carefully laid-out plan: the only non-medical course requirement in my program is a specific interpersonal communications course through the business department. Up through Summer 2006, it was offered in either a 3- or 5-credit variant, and up through Fall 2006, offered either in-class or online. For Winter 2007, at least, it's offered as a 5-credit course ONLY, and the only class session is 11am-11:50am every weekday. Not exactly workable, due to my day job. Hopefully it's offered online during Spring quarter - otherwise, it'll require some serious hoop-jumping to get my certifications done in June 2007 as I had planned. =/ However, my GPA is currently 3.88 :) And my goal is to get my application submitted to UW by the end of the year. (Deadline is in February.)

Watching: Movie recommendation - Night at the Museum. Ben Stiller has finally managed another non-crappy movie. We're halfway through season 4 of Babylon-5, and I bought myself The 10th Kingdom for my birthday. Also, M. Night Shya-whatsis has finally redeemed himself after all the crap movies he put out since The Sixth Sense - Lady in the Water was a very good movie, I thought.

Wedding: Big Seattle Wedding Show is the 6th. Time is omgzorz flying. o.O
ginger: (school)
Ra-a-ar. Final grades for Fall quarter:

AHM 161 Medical Transcription 1: 4.0
AHM 160 Proofreading and Editing: 4.0
AMA 106 Patient History: 3.9
AMA 115 HIV/AIDS: 3.5
AMA 180 AP/Term/Path 11 (Blood and Lymph Systems): 3.9
AMA 181 AP/Term/Path 12 (Specialties): 4.0

Quarterly GPA: 3.88
Cumulative GPA: 3.88
ginger: (huff puff)
School's done. Waiting on 5 out of 6 grades, the other is a "4.0 A+++".
Power's back.
Weekend was cold. Hedgehog is safe, thanks to G&A, and back at home. Still cranky though.
I'm 26 now.
Yay convertible mixer/stick blender! Must make cookies. For testing purposes. Really.
Must start finish holiday shopping.
Eragon was good - Casino Royale was unfinished, thanks to the burnt-out projector bulb.
ginger: (school)
Ok. I feel like [livejournal.com profile] joyce now.

The big assignment for my HIV class is to take the 40-page manual for the official state-approved HIV/AIDS training course and summarize it into a 6-page paper.

So it's 40 pages. Only each page is...hm. Ok. Picture a sheet of paper divided into 3 vertical columns - the rightmost column is only used for headings, all the actual content is in the other two thirds of the page. So it's actually the rough equivalent of 28 pages or so.

28 pages. Summarize into 6 pages. Ok. No big deal. There's six sections of the manual. I flip through it, figure "Ok, 0.5 pages for this section, it's short. 1.5 pages for that section, it's longer."

Then I reread my instructions. I have to summarize it into six DOUBLE-SPACED pages.

I'm skeptical that it's even POSSIBLE to fit the pertinent information into six double-spaced pages. I've gotten through 2/3 of Section 1, which was supposed to be a half-page when I thought it was six pages single-spaced, and I'm already over one double-spaced page.

On the plus side, all my finals are done, and I know that I got 93% and 96% on the ones I took last week. Won't know about today's until Wednesday at the earliest, and probably not then.

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