I usually give myself 30 minutes to get ready in the morning. Let's be
honest...it really means that I actually hit the snooze butten at least
once and end up with 15-20 minutes to get ready. However, I shower and
dry my hair before I go to bed to save some sleep lol.
That way when I wake up it's basically... throw my contacts in, brush my
teeth, straighten my hair, find something decent to wear, grab my purse,
search for my keys for at least 5 minutes, throw on shoes, drive, do my
make up in the parking lot if I feel like trying. Once I get to work or
school I rush to buy a coffee...even if I'm late. Coffee + breakfast bar
before I meet any of the crazy.
I currently don't have a favorite restaurant, but I do have a food place
I've been craving for the last 6 months but can't access because I've
moved out of state.
It's a simple fried chicken chain that originated in Oklahoma called
Raising Canes. It was named after the founder's dog Cane and they have a
very simple, yet delicious menu of fried chicken tenders, crinkle cut
fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw. That's it. The food is served with
their secret Canes sauce and it's what I've been craving so badly.
I wanted Canes sauce so much that I tried to recreate the secret recipe
at home with no success. I guess the next time I decide to visit my
parents I'll have to drop in and have some Raising Canes.
I totally have to agree with you. After dinner I love to have something
light and sweet to kind of complete my meal. I'm usually ok if it's just
a Lindt Chocolate truffle or a small piece of Dove candy. However if I
want some real dessert I either make my famous Oreo cheesecake mud pie
(secret recipe from my aunt) or I go to Chilis and have their chocolate
molten cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
My husband lived in London for 5 years, so our family rule is that all
snacks and desserts have to be accompanied by coffee or a strong
cappuccino. Haha. We take this very seriously. I feel like I'm getting a
little bit on the older side now and diabetes runs in my family, so
recently I've been trying to cut down my sugar intake :(. Wish me luck.
That's crazy that someone else's scores were mixed up with your own! I
didn't even know that, that was a possibility. It makes me want to look
over my score and do some cleaning up myself!
I haven't had any crazy issues with identity theft until this year.
About a month ago, our credit card company asked if we were currently in
New York, because there were some consecutive purchases there at a few
gas stations. We were no where near NY at the time so we were lucky that
they caught the charges so quickly. they also refunded us immediately
and sent a new card in the mail.
I guess we live in a time where identity/credit card theft can happen at
any time and it's such a scary thing to encounter. I think in the future
we may have to pay extra for services to counter such theft.
Thanks for your question and glad you had everything resolved.
I was listening to a talk about this earlier and it's been on my mind a
We are growing up in an age where we are taught to concentrate on our
individuality and the 'love yourself' mentality. The likelihood is that
we all (myself included) have at least one social media page that is
dedicated to ourselves. We try to show that we are more physically fit,
more fashionable, prettier, or more motivated by uploading selfies
(Facebook/Instagram) and recording all the cool moments of our lives (ex
Snapchat). We're now known as "lovers of ourselves".
In fact, sociologists agree that we're more narcissistic than any
generation before us, and call us the "Me Generation":
Apparently we're known to be self-entitled and arrogant.
Do you believe that our culture is too narcissistic or are they wrong?
Is narcism all bad or can it be a good thing?
I'm sorry about your long shift. I don't think I could handle a shift
that long and collegenet as well. Props to you!
I've done 12 hour shifts which are really not that fun. When I was I
undergrad, I did an EMT course over the summer and did some crazy shifts
in the ER, Ambulance, and fire services. I also worked as an EKG tech
for 2 years and my shifts were from 6 am to 6 pm. I honestly don't like
shifts longer than 12's because they really run you down.
I think my longest shift was in 2014 when I was doing a 12 hour shift in
an Oklahoman hospital when a huge tornado tore through my city,
completely destroying our sister hospital. Because of that, the hospital
declared a state of emergency (code black) and we were not allowed to
leave our posts. I think I worked an extra 6 hours that day helping with
patients that were pouring into the ER. I saw a lot of crazy things that
day and I spent 18 hours at the hospital before I was allowed to go
home. The highway was shut down so driving home through the crowded
smaller roads took an extra 1.5 hours.
Luckily a disaster like that is usually a once in a lifetime experience
so I don't really regret it. Thanks for your question!
It's cool that you're doing as much as possible to do well on your exam
tomorrow. I also agree with getting to the test taking site as early as
possible. I used to be one of the weird people that would get to the
site as early as possible...usually an hour before hand and study
outside the room. It just made me feel relaxed that I was already there
and ready to go.
Another tip that I have is that once you read the question well, go with
the answer that you think is correct first. Don't second guess yourself.
Statistics show that your first choice is usually the right choice. I've
made a lot of test blunders by overthinking the questions and erasing my
first answers (which were usually the correct ones).
Last of all, I would bring some hard candy to eat while you are doing
the exam. It will help you concentrate and keep your brain fueled so you
won't get exhausted.
Good luck tomorrow and thanks for your question!
I've been here since December and I realized that I don't really know
anything about you all. If you could drop your first name, major/career,
and an interesting fact about yourself, I would be much obliged!
-I'm Regina, my friends call me Regi.
-I majored in Zoology and work in Cardiac Ultrasound.
-My goal for the next 5 years is to find a financially viable way to
help girls in African slums stay in school by helping them manage
menstruation. It's a project run by my friend Rachel in Uganda. We
applied in a grant competition but didn't win unfortunately. We won't
give up yet!
Would love to learn more about each of you!
I have to say that my real go-to, pump-me-up song is so super
embarrassing haha. I used to listen to it whenever I wanted to get a
good run in on the treadmill or if I'm really angry and needed a song to
It's called: "Till' I Collapse" by the best rapper ever-- Eminem
Haha. Here's a link to the 'clean' version if you're interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9PonIkfquE
I used to be a huge fan of Eminem and I guess I still am. Good song. No
I'm known for being a superbly smiley person. It's really quite odd
because even if I'm really frustrated I tend to look somewhat pleasant.
It's nice in some ways because people know me naturally as a really nice
person and I seem to have a slight smile on my face at all times even
though it's unintentional. My sister is just the opposite and looks
bored or annoyed most of the time so it's a funny contrast.
When I get feedback from other people, they usually mention how nice and
positive I am, which I find baffling. On the inside I can have an array
of emotions and my sense of humor is pretty cynical, but for some reason
it doesn't show.
I once went to camp with my church and got horrible food poisoning. So
bad that I was throwing up every 20-30 minutes. One of our church
members was a doctor so we asked him for some advice and I remember his
first comment was "She's been throwing up all day and she's still
Beats me? Maybe I was blessed with a pleasant face haha.
The only downside to being known as a smiley person is that people don't
expect you to get annoyed or mad. I've had a few instances where I knew
things wouldn't change unless I showed my colleagues "who's
boss" and in those moments its really hard to have influence or
respect unless you make it known that you're not kidding around.