Obladi oblada-Life goes on

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Thank you cheaters!

Just wanted to send a big thank you to the cheaters in Neuro. They relieved lots of stress in my life and probably helped save my grade.

For those unaware.....Some people were caught with the old exams in Neuro class, so ALL old material was thrown out for the final.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Watch out this Christmas! Yikes!

Study: Christmas deadliest day for Americans

ASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Christmas is the deadliest day of the year for Americans with 12.4 percent more deaths than normal, researchers said on Monday.

More Americans die from heart attacks and other natural causes on Christmas, the day after and on New Year's Day than on any other days of the year, the researchers reported.

It is probably because people are feeling too busy or too festive to go to the hospital over the winter holiday season, the researchers wrote in Monday's issue of the journal Circulation.........

Hoax unleashes flood of sign-ups on national do-not-call list

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Plaza Lights Posted by Hello

Ukrainian opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko

Can you believe this is the same guy...... after a dioxin poisoning! Posted by Hello
We Didn't Start The Fire

This is a great song! The website says it may not be around much longer, so it may or may not work.

Thanks to Lucas

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Finals approaching!

I am studying for finals, Dec. 15th (Neuro) and Dec. 17th (Micro), so I apologize in advance for lack of posting till they are over.

One of my favorite Christmas Songs

I have traveled many moonless night
Cold and weary, with a babe inside
And I wonder what I've done
Holy Father, you have come
And chosen me now
To carry your son

I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone,
Must I walk this path alone?
Be with me now
Be with me now

Breath of heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven
Light up my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy

Breath of heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one one should have had my place
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me


Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven

The lyrics probably aren't near as powerful as the song actually is when you hear it.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Fourth-grader suspended over suspected 'Jell-O shots'

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- An 8-year-old girl was suspended for nine days for bringing to school what appeared to be about 30 "Jell-O shots" -- though it was unclear whether they contained alcohol.

The incident occurred November 29, as the girl stood after classes outside Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary School in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb. A teacher spotted liquid dripping out of the student's bookbag and found what looked like the small cups of alcohol-laced gelatin that are sold in bars, schools spokesman Jeff Nowakowski said.

The girl told the principal that her mother, who works in a bar, makes alcoholic shots at home and sells them at work. The fourth-grader said her mother had instructed her to take the shots to school and sell them, three for $1, to make some money for Christmas, Nowakowski said.

The gelatin was turned over to the sheriff's department for testing to see if it contained alcohol.

The girl was suspended for violating school rules against possessing or trying to distribute a "lookalike," or something that appears to contain drugs or alcohol.

Under the lookalike rule, the girl's suspension will stand no matter what the sheriff's department finds.

"The school system's position is, it doesn't matter if it had alcohol in it or not," Nowakowski said.

The names of the girl and her mother were not released.

The mother must also allow school officials to test her daughter's hair for signs of drug use, Nowakowski said.

From here

Tips for Holiday Eating!

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip.It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcohol or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas?

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory alories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread all tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

E-mail forwarded from my dad

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Number 5....

Americans ranked public service professions highest in honesty and ethics.
1. Nurses
2. Grade school teachers
3. Druggists, pharmacists
4. Military officers
5. Medical doctors
6. Policemen
7. Clergy
8. Judges
9. Day care providers
10. Bankers
11. Auto mechanics
12. Local officeholders
13. Nursing home operators
14. State officeholders
15. TV Reporters
16. Newspaper reporters
17. Business executives
18. Congressmen
19. Lawyers
20. Advertising practitioners
21. Car salesmen

Source: Gallup Poll

Monday, December 06, 2004

A GREAT way to start the day!

I made tacos last night for dinner for Keith and I. I had just enough leftovers for lunch after clinic today and was excited to eat something tasty for after a long morning. So this morning, I go to retrieve it from the fridge and I noticed the lid was not on well. So upon trying to close the lid, PLOP onto the floor everywhere! So much for my tasty lunch today, looks like its going to be another trip to the Truman cafeteria. :(

Anti-Smoking Ad

Look at this ad. It is pretty nasty, but I think it gets the point across.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

A pick-me-up

No matter how many times I see this,

it still brings a smile to my face.

Note: Please see 12/13 post that is indeed is a hoax

A forwarded e-mail from Lauren

In case you haven't heard the cell phone number list has been sold to
telemarketing services. Therefore, you may soon receive telemarketing
calls on your cell phone. If you do not want telemarketers to call you on your cell phone, you will
need to register your number on the National Do No Call Registry at
www.donotcall.gov http://www.donotcall.gov . You can register up to
three numbers (including home numbers) per email address. Once you
register your number(s) will be on the Do Not Call list for 5 years.

Saturday, December 04, 2004


Watched SNL tonight. It was the episode with Ashley Simpson's mess up during her song. I had read about it, but it was even funnier to see on TV. For those unaware, basically the song she had already sang in the program came on with her voice singing and she just hopped around on stage. The band kept playing the song and she hopped around for a few more seconds and then went off stage and they switched commercial. When they came back her comment was basically that it was live tv. I was wondering if they would edit it out for the reruns, but they didn't :)

The other day Keith said, "Hey Sarah, you should start a blog." And I thought to myself, "No way that is dumb." Then I started thinking more and more about it and decided to do it. Hell, no one will probably read it anyway. :) Keith was joking the entire time about starting one, therefore he was quite shocked when I said I was doing it. Only time will tell how this will go.