Friday, October 28, 2005

So I Joined a Gym...

I finally gave in and joined LA Fitness. I'm really excited about it. When I was a member of my previous gym, I was starting to see results...but then they closed down. I am ready to work out a few times a week, get into shape, and live a healthier lifestyle. I have an appointment on Tuesday with a personal trainer to get me started on a program. I guess I'll be tracking my progress on my blog.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Coheed & Cambria Were AWESOME!!!

So I've seen Coheed live a few times now (3, I think)...but last night...was just AWESOME! AMAZING! Joel & Valerie met us at the Gypsy Tea Room.
There were 4 bands. First up was MeWithoutYou. The music was okay, but the singer really sucked it up big time, and he was definitely on something.
Next up was Dredg. I kind of liked them. Miguel bought their album a couple of weeks ago, and they are pretty good. The were pretty good live also.
After them came Blood Brothers. They were absolutely awful. They had a few catchy songs, but the 2 singers...if you can even call them singers...screamers actually, were terrible. I swear, they screamed for an hour straight. I didn't understand 1 word that they said. I just wished that the 1 guy would stop shaking his head. He was giving me a headache just watching him. I was soo happy to see them get off stage.
Finally, after waiting forever for Coheeds entrance onto the stage, there they were. They smoked up the place, had a bunch of light effects, and the music started. It was great. The played a bunch of songs from their new album, and quite a few from previous albums. The crowd was so into them. They put on a really good live show! When it was over they left the stage, and everyone was shouting "encore, encore, encore." Coheed entered the stage one last time and not only played another 2 full songs, but then just kind of jammed out for like 10 minutes. AMAZING concert!
When they first came one it was like people made a mad dash to the front, pushing people out of the way, and somehow for a second, I ended up getting pushed pretty hard a couple of times. That part wasn't fun, but I backed up a little bit, and all was well again. I felt kind of bad for the short people, including Valerie. I'm not short, and I had a hard time seeing. It was like the super tall people wanted to stand right in front of us. Even though I couldn't see them the whole time, I could still hear the music, and it was awesome! Have I reached my "awesome" limit yet? How many times can I saw "awesome" in one post? Anyway, Coheed was awesome.
It was so worth the expensive price that we paid for the tickets! It was even worth listening to the Blood Brothers. Wow is all I can say.
By the end of the night, we had been standing for quite a while. Doors opened at 6:00, and the show ended sometime after 11:00, so 5+ hours of standing in one spot was pretty hard on my feet and lower back. Not to mention all the people smoking was making my eyes hurt...but totally worth it!
Coheed & Cambria were AWESOME!

Monday, October 24, 2005

This Weekend

It is Monday, and the weekend is over. We were busy!

Saturday night was Frances' birthday party, and boy did we have fun! I probably had a little too much fun! Sad part was...I had to wake up at 5:00 to go to work on Sunday morning. Sunday was a rough day for me!

Today is Frances' actual birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANCES! You are the best mother-in-law in the world!

We got our tickets for the Coheed concert in the mail on Friday. I was worried the we weren't gonna get them in time, but whew, they are here! I am so excited about the concert tomorrow. Gypsy Tea Room, we will see you tomorrow night!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Coheed & Cambria Tickets

Well, by the time that Miguel was going to purchase tickets to Coheed & Cambria's concert, all the tickets were sold out. I absolutely love the album, and was really looking forward to going. Miguel did some searching online, mostly at ebay, and found some pretty pricey ones. At first I said no way, b/c I didn't want to spend the money on it, but, I really want to go, so I gave in today and bought some tickets. They are being mailed to us, so I hope that they get here before the concert next Tuesday.
Gypsy Tea Room - here we come! (On Tuesday, that is). Yay! I'm so excited that we are gonna get to go!!!

Hard Day at Work

Well, yesterday was going well at work...I was pretty much caught up on all my patients. In fact, I was helping out other nurses with their patients.
I was just finishing up inserting a foley catheter on a patient for another nurse, when I heard the charge nurse page overhead "Kristen to T1, Sean (the paramedic) to T1, respiratory to T1." I knew my day was gone from there. The only time, and I mean the only time that you hear that combination called overhead is when you have a CPR coming in. As if hearing it wasn't bad enough, I already had a patient in T1. By the time that I got over to T1 (which was about 30 seconds after the page), someone was moving my patient out of T1 to a hallway bed (because we were full), and housekeeping was paged to come and clean the room STAT. House keeping got in there and cleaned up while I was prepping the room for the CPR patient to come in. I had already assembled a team to help out, and the doctor was standing by. We then heard the sirens of the ambulance backing into the bay. We worked the lady for 35 minutes, doing everything that we could to save her, but she had been down too long. She died.
From the time that she came in until all my paperwork was done, and she was transported to the morgue was about a total of 3 hours. Doesn't seem that bad...but I had 4 other patients that didn't get any of my attention for 3 hours. Other nurses helped me out with them (which is normal to do when someone gets caught up in a trauma room), but I never really got caught up after that.
So, my day was going well, until that came in. Needless to say, I was pooped when I got home. Yay for a day off today!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Saturday Night

We just got back from having dinner at Little Havanna on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. It's a cuban restaurant. Food was okay. Nothing to rave about, but we had a good time with Felix, Frances, and Bianca. I really should be going to bed now, since I have to work tomorrow. Good night my peeps!

Saturday, October 15, 2005