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2009-10-11 07:13 am
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everything you want is not free

Something I forgot to mention in yesterday's post...

There are six of us in class working on medical coding at the moment. We're all about ready to pull our hair out trying to learn how to do it as our instruction book tells us and get through the test over it. Our teacher arranged for us to tour one of the local clinics to let us see how they really do it.

We learned that while we're working our asses off trying to learn it... the ones they have actually working in the departments have had no training in it whatsoever. They've just been put there and learned it hands on.

Needless to say, we were no pleased by that fact. But I feel that if they can do it without knowing anything about it beforehand, then I can certainly do it after going through this stupid book. Which is good since I was leaning toward coding after talking with my teacher at the beginning of the school year. (I like that I'd be working pretty much by myself.) But after starting the work on it, I was frustrated that I was struggling with the book. But now I feel ten times better about it.
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2009-10-10 05:48 pm

this moustache looks better on him than the actual moustache he had

So I went to Paris (Texas) yesterday and ended up doing some shopping. I bought some new jeans and a few shirts, a new purse (it's purple and spiffy~) and I ended up getting my 2010 calendar. I went with The Beatles over House this time... mostly because I couldn't find a House one at Hastings. It has some nice pictures of the early Beatles with a few from later on for the last couple of months. I just like that it has the spiff umbrella picture for May.

We're going to Texarkana tomorrow to go shoe shopping since the shoe stores in Paris suck.

I only have class three days this week, but I think I'm gonna try and work on Thursday and Friday just for the extra hours on my paycheck.

I've also go to go to Oklahoma City on the 19 and 20 for the state BPA Fall Conference. I'm kind of excited about going since there's going to a kind of small group and I really like just about everyone that's going. Plus it means more shopping~.

I've been trying to work on my Christmas list, but all I have so far is an iPod dock with an alarm clock and The Beatles Remastered Box Set... and that's about it. There's not really anything else I'm dying to have at the moment. Maybe something will strike my fancy before then.

I also got my paid journal back. Finally. I spent part of the morning hunting up icons and I'm up to about 30 I think.
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2009-09-20 11:31 am

doot doot do looking out my backdoor

Well I made it through my first full week of work. It went well. I was a bit worn out by Friday, but part of that is work, being a full time student/worker (I was part time last year), dealing with BPA stuff, and starting medical coding.

I'm still happy that all the teachers on our end of the building like me. =)

I also found out Thursday that I'm Student of the Month for October. =)

In other news... saw Wolverine last night. Oh so many things to make me rage (what the hell was the point in hyping up the cast when they all lasted about 10 minutes?) And don't even get me started on Deadpool... or even Emma Frost for that matter (and I don't even care for Emma.) Naked Hugh Jackman made up for a lot though. A lot.

Spent the other night watching clips from Beatles: Rock Band and holy wow that is one pretty game. The presentation is just gorgeous. I think my favorite that I saw is Hello Goodbye because they put in the silly dancing. Oh the silly dancing...

I just realized I didn't talk about the VMAs and I feel I should at least mention that I had a giant, goofy smile on my through Muse's entire performance. I thought it was awesome and I love that they kept going and played for the people who were at their venue. (Though MTV teasing Starlight was a bitch move.)

I'm also stupidly excited for the Emmys tonight. I blame Neil Patrick Harris. I hope he knocks it out of the park. (I also want to see Hugh Laurie get some love tonight...)

And speaking of Hugh Laurie... House season premiere is tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with the asylum, but I really only care about what's gonna happen after that. I sense massive amounts of Wilson goodness coming my way soon and that always, always makes me happy.
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2009-09-16 09:33 pm

I can't think of a subject so you get this instead: ¬_¬

So for those who haven't heard (which would be most people)... I HAVE A JOB.

FUCK YEAH.

Technically it's work/study so I didn't exactly interview or anything and it's for the school and their desperate for people to help out the teachers so it's not like they had high standards... but still. I have a job.

My official title (according to my id card) is "secretary" but what I'm really doing is teacher help. I'm grading papers, filing papers, making copies, etc. I work part time in the mornings and I get 7.50 an hour. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I work for my teacher and on Tuesday and Thursday I work for the nursing class across the hall.

I was sort of nervous about working for the nursing class because I didn't really know the teachers. But yesterday after I finished making some copies my teacher was in the hall walking back to class and Mrs. Pierce (one of the nursing teachers) told my teacher that I was awesome. I even got loaned out to the health careers class to grade papers. (This morning the health careers teacher was in our class and told my teacher I was good. My teacher was just all "I know.")

I also finished up my training in medical office procedures and now I've started learning medical coding. The books are quite frustrating and I'm just not totally grasping the terminology, but I can handle the looking up the codes and I already know the basic breakdown of the CPT coding system. There are six of us working on coding and our teacher is trying to arrange a field trip to the Choctaw clinic here so we can see how actual coders do their work. After I finish this up I to medical transcription (which is only frustrating when dealing with the terminology.)

I also hit 113 wpm the other day. My usual speed is around the high 80s/low 90s still, but I'm getting there.

edit: Also can I just say that I feel like my confidence level has gone up at least 200 points in the last month. I actually feel good about things. It's all very odd.
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2009-08-30 05:47 pm

things that have happened recently

So I signed up to do work-study at school. Basically it means I drop back to half-time in class and spend the other three hours working at the school. I'll mainly be doing teacher help, but there are times when I might be put in the office to help out. I won't start till sometime after the board meeting on the 8th though.

Class is going good. I've finished two chapters and did a two day medical office simulation and I'm currently in the middle of my first bit of transcription. Both morning and afternoon classes have filled up, but so far everyone seems really eager to do stuff. I've already had one new girl say she's interested in competing at state.

We also had elections for our BPA chapter. Since our class is technically two classes (morning and afternoon) we do two sets of officers. I was elected President for the afternoon class (since I'll be working in the mornings.) I'm really excited about it. I've never held an office in anything before so it's slightly nerve-wracking. Thankfully our teacher is awesome and I'm also good friends with the morning president (in fact we sit right next to each other.)

I gave blood on Thursday. This was the first time I've done it since high school. I got a t-shirt and tickets to the OKC zoo which I gave to a lady in class who has little ones at home.

In other news... Saw the season finale of Being Human last night. I really like how the series turned out overall. I think it's my new favorite vampire/fantasy TV series. George is easily my new favorite werewolf.

Still counting down the days till The Resistance comes out and I'm still on Muse overload. I do enjoy the Matt wallpaper on my computer at school though. It's very spiffy. Speaking of spiffy things... even if you don't like Muse you have to admit the shuffle dance is quite spiffy. Just look at that timing.

Oh and I finally broke 100 wpm typing speed~.
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2009-08-14 07:31 pm

lalalalalala

So school started on Wednesday. I'm a full time student this year (I was only part time last year.) We finally hammered out exactly what I need to do this year and when it needs to be done so that there are no snafus with financial aid.

Basically I'm finishing out what I'm currently training for (Medical Office Assistant) and I have to be finished with the last two sections before the beginning of December. Then I'll just straight into Administrative Medical Office and pick up medical transcription and coding to finish out the year.

A lot of last year's people came back this year so I already know most of the people in class. We're planning on putting our Administrative Support Team back together and trying state competition again (we all really want to go to Nationals in Anaheim), but one person didn't come back so we'll have to find someone to fill in or try it as a three person team.

In other news... I didn't manage to get caught up on True Blood, but I'll get there eventually. It's not like I get HBO anyway so I can't catch up and then watch it on TV.

I saw 17 Again last night. I was expecting to not really care for it (it's all been done before in various ways), but I was really surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it. Thomas Lennon was just amazing (and fuck you Comedy Central for canceling Reno 911!). I was also surprised by how much I actually liked Zac Efron. He was actually pretty good and quite charming. (And I will admit it... quite attractive.)
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2009-08-07 08:03 pm

is this gonna be a thing?

I got a call from my teacher today telling me that I made in this year and that classes start on the 12th. I actually get to go full time this year which means I'll actually have time to work on stuff. I'm looking forward to telling everyone how Nationals went and start the poking early to get people wanting to go next year.

I watched The Soloist and Sense and Sensibility last night. The Soloist wasn't bad. I admit that I was mostly on board for Robert Downey, Jr. and he did not disappoint. Sense and Sensibility was very good. I watched the 1995 version with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. I'm not huge on Alan Rickman usually, but UNF I say... UNF. Loved Hugh Laurie as Mr. Palmer.

On the True Blood front I'm up through episode five of season two. Jason has officially become my favorite character. I was won over when he turned and looked out the window after what's-his-face said "there's a war going on out there." And "Evil is the premedicated choice to be a dick." might just be the best line ever. I'm planning on being caught up soon and then it's onto 30 Rock.

Also Muse's new single is awesome. I cannot wait for September.
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2009-06-29 11:06 am

a week late is better than nothing...

NLC Wrap-up Post

Long version under here )

TL:DR version: I finished 5th and had a great time.
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2009-06-15 09:20 pm
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don't know when i'll be back again

OFF TO NLC
Back on Sunday... sometime...
Happy (early) Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] kohikki
Updates to Twitter.
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2009-05-20 08:51 pm

Glee: Pilot

I totally forgot about watching this last night, but thankfully Hulu saves my ass (yet again).

It's kind of crazy how much I loved this pilot. I had a giant smile on my face the entire time and honestly... I kinda teared up at the end. *loser* It's slightly bizarre though what with the dark humor mixed in with the "HAPPY YAY" stuff. Needless to say I will be watching in the fall.



In other news... two more days of school left this year! Whoo! I "helped" put up the calendar for next month. It looks so... thrown together by five year olds, but I don't care. I managed to put it up without injuring myself.

Speaking of... in addition to Monday's injuries I sliced my thumb with my own fingernail while trying to open a box of tea and then burned the exact same spot trying to drain the water off some pasta. And tonight I burned my arm on the cookie sheet trying to shake some fries off it. So not my week.

Oh... 30 Rock Progress: Season 1, Episode 4
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2009-05-18 04:19 pm

No Longer Tripping

Trip recap!

Surprisingly only about 10 of us went when about 20 of us had said we were going. (Though honestly I'm glad some of them didn't go. >_>) We left out about 8:30 and got there at about 10. We did a quick tour of Paris Junior College and then went and did some shopping. I was broke so I just browsed around Hastings for like an hour and a half. I almost broke and bought a Sookie Stackhouse book, but alas I held out. At noon we went for lunch... it was nothing to write home about. Their cheesecake was good though. Then we hit a couple more stores and came home.

I'm kind of disappointed that the movie theater down there wouldn't work with us, but I had fun anyway. I managed to hit my head twice on the padded bar thing above the door of the bus (once getting on and once getting off) and I hit my shin on the bar under my seat three times. I've got a nice bruise forming.

Four more days and then I'm out for summer... really kinda looking forward to it.

Also My Life is Average is amazing.

OMG EDIT: HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] spookyboxers
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2009-04-11 04:00 pm

ten points for gaston

So it's been a while since I did a proper update so I'm gonna try and hit the high points...

School: Finally started using MediSoft in Medical Office Procedures. It's not as bad as I was expecting, but I still haven't hit the simulations yet so that could change. Competency testing for us is this coming Wednesday. Class trip to the OKC Omniplex/science museum is on April 28th. I also finally enrolled for next year and hopefully I'll get to be a full time student this time.

Movies: Finally saw Twilight... Peter Facinelli as a blonde is just so wrong. I find it kind of funny that I saw two movies in less than a week where the best part involved a Muse song. Also I will not lie... I saw The Day the Earth Stood Still for Jon Hamm and Jon Hamm only. I honestly couldn't tell you much that happened when he was on screen. The scruff was super hot.

Books: I bought the next three Sookie Stackhouse books (Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, and Dead to the World). I'm almost finished with the second Night Angel book. So good. I love a series where I can actually end up liking characters I once despised. Vi has gone from "snoozefest" to "how wonderfully bitchy". Also I must stop myself from shipping Kylar and Vi since I know he won't end up with her. I also bought Confessions of a Shopaholic couple of weeks ago.

Television: Stupid Kal Penn liking stupid politics. This season of House has been so... all over the place. There's only a handful of episodes left and while I'm really not looking forward to yet another "omg Cameron is like totally in love with House!" thing or a "House could have been super happy with [insert female character here], but he pushed her away because he's a miserable wreck" thing we all know he can only be happy with Wilson, I am interested in seeing what they do for the finale. (Hopefully there will be Wilson goodness.)

I also gutted and restuffed my section of our Netflix with all the TV I've been putting off watching. I'm working through Jeeves and Wooster right now (I finished season one. I'm once again totally smitten with both Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.) and then it's on to Mad Men and Supernatural.

Video Games Persona: I'm in October with Persona 3. It is such fucking bullshit that you only get the best character for a month. I'll miss his badassness and the completely awesome way he used his Evoker. I still don't know how I'm going to manage The Answer side of P3 since it's equivalent to the hard version of The Journey. I expected epic fail from me though.

Manga: I'm still not caught up on Fullmetal Alchemist or One Piece. I am caught up on Reborn! though and I must say I'm glad the girls are getting their say. Though Haru is still a million times better than Kyoko. I'm also current with xxxHOLiC (I only care again because Doumeki and Watanuki are staying with each other now) and Tsubasa (What the fuck has happened to this series? Just tell me if Kurogane and Fai go off to be gay ever after so I can stop caring about this headache inducing clusterfuck.)
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2009-03-15 01:45 pm

slc recap + me rambling about stuff

Yeah so this is my giant megapost about my trip to Tulsa and the BPA State Leadership Conference… be prepared for longness.

I told you to be prepared... )

Also leaving my cat for two and a half days has turned him into a needy love thing that’s driving us all crazy. Can’t wait to see what’s gonna happen when I’m gone for nearly a week.

Also also... I finally did catch this week's House. Wilson ♥

I think I'll change the top banner on the journal tomorrow. I'm in the mood for something red...
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2009-02-08 12:59 pm

keep running up that hill

So we did our first team run for state contest on Friday. It was frantic and we got no points, but I think it went well. We know that we can get in there and get stuff done and done right without too many problems in the amount of time we have to get done. Our biggest problem was the small details (i.e. arranging thing in the right order.) But now we know what we need to work on this month.

I feel double glad that things went okay on my end (I was the only one to get points for my job!) because I volunteered to handle Microsoft Access stuff which meant learning how to use Access in less than four days. Now I just have to hope they ask me to do something fairly uncomplicated.

[livejournal.com profile] kohikki has me watching Hetalia. Why do I love it so? Why is that the only anime I've touched in months? I really need to get back into the swing of watching stuff. Especially with that new Fullmetal Alchemist series coming down the road.

Also I love this song.
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2009-01-28 07:01 am
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grrr

Every freaking branch campus of school is closed except for ours.

Son of a bitch.
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2009-01-15 03:46 pm

*omega beam'd*

So I signed up for state competition for BPA today. I'm gonna do two hopefully. Fundamental Word Processing Skills which is like making stuff in MS Office and such. I have to do an entry test for that one though. And Administrative Support Team which is a group thing where you form an office and complete as many things as possible. No pretest for that one, but we need to find one more person for our team. It's on March 10-11 in Tulsa so I get to miss school for three days (cause we'd leave on the 9th.) Hopefully it goes good.

Also oh drama... I fucking hate you. So much other bullshit going on that I don't even wanna talk about it...

EDIT: Why is the digital camera I bought in December not working? >=(
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2008-12-23 11:31 am

Writer's Block: Top 10

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TEN AWESOME THINGS ACCORDING TO ME: 2008 EDITION
(In no order cause I suck at that.)
  • Going back to school (and actually liking it!)
  • Discovering House
  • Rediscovering my love of comics
  • Viva la Vida
  • Iron Man (and Robert Downey Jr.'s comeback in general)
  • Finally reading Good Omens
  • Late night shows going it without writers during the strike (I could watch the Conan, Colbert, and Stewart fight all day.)
  • I still have muh Kitty.
  • Reborn! getting awesome again...
  • Making it through a really shitty year
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2008-10-18 08:28 pm

country roads take me home

So I'm gonna be moving soon. We're buying a house and we're supposed to be closing on Wednesday. This means I (finally) get my compy back! Whoo! It also means I'll be getting a new computer soon. Man it will be awesome to be able to run more than two things at a time. I'll also finally have time to actually play the gob of video games I've gotten this year. Poor FFXII... I haven't touched you in forever.

My sexy Gundams... I am missing them. D=

I finally dropped the big hint that I want all four seasons of House for Christmas (you know by pointing at them in the store and saying "I want that for Christmas." It was super subtle.) I also plan on getting myself Persona 4 for Christmas. Now I just need to figure out what to get everyone else...

I passed my first cerification at school on Wednesday (we didn't have school on Thursday or Friday.) Whoo! I also enrolled to get college credit through OSU Okmulgee. Double whoo!

I need a haircut. My bangs are seriously getting on my nerves. They're at the annoying length that's too short to stay in a pony tail, but too long to be anything by annoying. It's driving me crazy.

I'm also tempted to by a rename token and some extra userpics (even though I can't seem to fill up the 49 slots I already have.)

Oh I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull the other night. It wasn't bad. Still can't be Last Crusade, but really nothing can. Some of it was pretty WTF, but I enjoyed the little moments.

And finally... OMG TERRA IS FINALLY CONFIRMED FOR DISSIDIA! WHOO! NOW IF ONLY SQUARE WOULD HURRY UP AND REMAKE FFVI FOR SOMETHING.
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2008-09-29 04:31 pm

You are a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day...

I started school today! Whoo! But I spent most of the time filling out paperwork and not doing anything! Smaller Whoo! I was worried about being behind in the class since I'm starting late, but it seems to be a go at your own speed type thing so that's all good.


I forgot how quick classes go back when you take them in the afternoon. I'm basically taking the second half of the school day I took in high school (about 2 hours and 15 minutes) and it just flies by... even when you're not doing anything.


I'm going to (finally) get a cell phone sometime in the next couple of weeks. I'm gonna take the phone my aunt just got a couple of weeks ago (since I totally said I liked it before she did and since the screen is too small for her :D).


I went to see Eagle Eye on Saturday. It wasn't bad. A bit over the top, but it had some pretty cool action scenes. Plus (for some reason that I still don't understand) I kinda like Shia the Beef.


My aunt and uncle got back last night from Indiana. His sister is doing good. They had to do another surgery this morning, but the doctors are still optimistic about everything and say in the seven to ten days she should be able to go home. A foundation that works out of the hospital is gonna cover her medical bills, which is good since she had two brain surgeries now.


Oh! New season of Amazing Race premiered last night. I'm not too keen on any of the teams so far... I'm not really not keen on anyone either. But give it time, even if I don't find someone to cheer to the win I'll find someone to cheer to go away.


And now for food... yay food!
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2008-09-25 02:50 pm

Good with the Bad

I haven't really had much to post about over the last few months, but now that there's actually quite a bit of stuff happening I feel it's time.


Living with someone new is hard. But I'm getting used to it. (Sharing a computer is hard when you're so used to having it all to yourself.) We're trying to get a house that's a couple of miles down the road now that we've gotten the payout from mom's life insurance. Hopefully it'll come through and by winter we'll be in a toasty new house (and I'll have my compy back.)


I was hoping to go to a tech school here last month, but I missed getting in. So I got kinda depressed and tried looking for a job which never panned out. But I got the news about 15 minutes ago that a spot opened and I can start Monday. Classes are in the afternoon from 12:15 to 3:15.


We did get bad news last night though. My (almost) uncle's sister had a stroke and is in the hospital in Indiana (she was on her way to Michigan.) They left last night at about nine to go and see her. They're planning on being back by Monday for work and everything.


I still miss Mom. I think about her at random times. It's been rough sometimes. I'm so used to her coming home at five and then us cooking together and then talking about random stuff. I wish I had spent more time that was just us.


Lighter side of things... I'm totally and completely addicted to House. Why did I not watch this sooner?! It's like someone crawled into my brain and made a show just for me. I also saw a bit of the last Supernatural season. It was pretty good. I wish it was in syndication somewhere so I could catch the earlier seasons. The new Heroes season looks awesome (though considering season two... just about anything looks awesome.) How I Met Your Mother is making me super happeh since my ship since the beginning is almost canon! Whoo!


I've been watching a lot of movies lately. The Dark Knight was awesome, but a part of it just didn't click with me. I felt Iron Man was the better superhero movie this summer (of course my longstanding love of RDJ could be clouding things there.) Speed Racer was kind of crap. It was worth it for Rain and Patrick from Coupling though.


Also I can't stop going to [livejournal.com profile] scans_daily. Like at all. It calls to me.