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3/27/05
Ugh, awakened this morning by the 7am showing of the Great American Songbird-Ogling Show, starring all of the cats and my window.

3/26/05
I can't believe it's been a year since I started going to services at Temple Beth Miriam. Time really flies.

Speaking of time flying, less than eleven weeks til graduation.

Coworker V. got accepted to nursing school for the fall, which is v. cool, to make a bad pun.

3/24/05
I wanted to write a whole bunch about the Sondheim weekend, but I'm too tired. I even made myself an outline so I wouldn't forget anything. But instead, here's the brief rundown.

Met up with Jay, Missy and Tesse for dinner at Cafe Mozart ("dee-licious pastries, tho"), and then saw Light in the Piazza, which was enjoyable but somewhat disappointing overall. We ran into Diana and Francesca outside afterwards, and they felt the same. Jay had an early morning on Sat, so he couldn't come down to Marie's, but Missy, Tesse and I did, to celebrate in our usual showtune-singing fashion.

We made it up to Missy's in Inwood (still love that apartment) around 3am, and Missy and I stayed up for another hour to watch some videos I had brought her. We reveled in a stupid, where-did-this-come-from? crush for another hour or so, and got very little sleep, as we had to get up at 8am. Ugh. Made it down to the Sondheim thing by 9.30am, where I dropped them off and found a super parking place, and we ran into D&F again, and some other friends, in the line. They let us sneak in in exchange for small bribes. We were lucky that we made it into the concert, as people who lined up after us (like we would have been, had we not stepped in line with D&F), didn't make it inside.

The concert was super - at least the five hours that we stayed for. I turned to Missy much later that night, around 11pm, and remarked that had we stayed, we would still be inside. But we were all tired, and left around 4pm to get some food and fresh air.

I was crossing the street to Duane Reade to get some gum and noticed that my wallet was missing. Chaos ensued. Visa was called, my card was cancelled. I went back inside to look for my wallet, and voila - under the chair where we had been sitting in the morning. I called Visa again and asked if they could re-instate my card, but it had already been blocked, so they're sending a new one. Which sucks. Not only do I have no card for a week (and many credit-card-payable bills due), but I'd had that number for about ten years and had it memorized. Sucky. But at least not stolen.

So the three of us decided to get caffeine, drive down to midtown, and try the ticket lottery for front row Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tickets to the evening show. That would have worked fabulously if I had remembered where I parked. Fantastic parking spot - no memory of where it was. So we wandered around for a bit - "Did you park above or below 95th St?" "No idea. But there was a huge pile of garbage next to the car when I got out." - and we finally decided that maybe I parked it on the other side of Broadway. Whew. Found it, drove downtown, got caffeine, won lotto tix to the show, had dinner at the Ho Ed, and saw the show. We were dozing through it, but we made it. Talked to NLB for a bit afterwards (oh, Missy, there's that girly crush again), and then I drove back to NJ and fell asleep in about two minutes.

There is nothing at all else new. This week is school, today was clinical that seemed to last forever, next week is the NJ Nursing convention, and then I'm in SLC for the National Student Nurses Association convention. Whew.

Oops, and in the "major brain fart" category, I was checking my email over the web, and instead of clicking off the messages I wanted to keep, I clicked the ones to delete, and now I'll never know what's going on in my world.

3/18/05
Happy birthday, Keith!

I'm off to the city to celebrate MissyMink's birthday and (hopefully) see the Sondheim gala tomorrow. Of course, having slept all week, I have a handful of errands to do first. You know, things like "pick up paycheck" etc.

3/17/05
I can't believe I've slept through most of yesterday and today. But damn, it felt good.

Tomorrow is Light in the Piazza with Missy, Tesse and Jay, followed by girly-slumber-party at Missy's, and an attempt to see all twelve hours of the Sondheim tribute at Symphony Space on Saturday.

3/15/05
Beware! The ides of March!

Anyway.

So, TheCutestBabyInTheWorld(tm) is going to become TheCutestSiblingInTheWorld(tm), as I become an aunt again in the Fall. I am too excited.

3/14/05
Happy birthday, MissyMink!

3/12/05
The cats are nuts. Why does catnip, a sedative (true, it's in the same family as valerian root, from which we get Valium) make the cats go bonkers? And in that same vein, why does Ritalin, a stimulant, make ADD kids focus? Medical quandry.

I'm happy that M., a PCA on Tele, came back to working 3-11. I switched weekend days with Karen so I could have off next Saturday for the Sondheim thing, and M. was also working. That floor is so heavy that you really need two aides, and they've been working with just one for the longest time. Makes me dread floating up there. But when I got there and saw that there were two of us on, I was thrilled beyond belief. I really hope the staffing gets better. Talked with one of the new grads about the "culture shock" of being a new nurse, and she gave me some great tips on preparing for the move from student to RN.

Tomorrow is Judaism class, and then Kevin and I are going to see Shockheaded Peter, a show neither of us know anything about, but it sounds bizarre and cool, right up our alley.

3/10/05
Fact of the day: there are now more people alive on the earth than have ever died.

This means that if every human in the world wanted to play Hamlet, it wouldn't be possible because there aren't enough skulls.

God bless Jonathan Safran Foer for that bit of info.

3/9/05
I have bronchitis, my nose is congested so badly that I can't breathe, I feel like I'm always short of breath, and I'm exhausted. I can't wait for summer to get here. My back muscles ache from coughing. It was 67 degrees on Monday, and 16 (with - yes - more snow) yesterday. Thirteen weeks until graduation. My FTP program isn't working again. I'm broke. Jon called from a bar last week. I am ticked at a classmate for reasons I won't write about here.

Let's see, can I complain about anything else today?

Oh, and I have no desire to write.

3/6/05
Huh.

-catherine

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