Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm a lucky girl

I guess you could say I'm a little bit spoiled (I know that my seven older brothers and sisters would agree whole-heartedly :). I wanted to share two of the biggest ways in which I have been spoiled.

First of all, when I returned from my mission in November 2004, my parents had purchased a green 1998 Jeep Wrangler for me. The Jeep Wrangler has been my dream car for as long as I can remember. I totally flipped out! I loved that car. We sold the Jeep last July--has it really been a whole year I've been without a car?! I miss it, but I think we chose the right time to sell it: gas was over $4.00 per gallon, I had a free bus pass from school, and my dad had a premonition that the Jeep would need some major (expensive) work done in the next year.

The second way that I have been majorly spoiled is with my sweetest husband ever, Rob. Seriously, I never knew I could be so happy with someone. He takes such good care of me.

And now, I present the fusion of these two goodies of mine. Before we sold the Jeep, Rob was smart/nice enough to take a bunch of video of it for me. He put it all together on a dvd and even created a menu for it. I loved the menu so much that I just had to share it with all of you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Guess what?

I'm a pharmacist!! Don't believe me? Go to, click on "Verify a License," type in my name, choose the Pharmacy category, and presto!

Thanks to Rob for his unending love and support through all my stressful moments throughout pharmacy school, and especially in the last few weeks. Love you always, honey!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My last hoops to jump through

As you may already know, I received my PharmD degree about a month and a half ago. So now I get to be a pharmacist, right? Not quite. Between receiving your diploma and legally dispensing those pills on your own, you have to face the archenemies of all pharmacy students: the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination and the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, or as they are affectionately known, the MPJE and the NAPLEX. I studied my little brains out in preparation for these exams. Here is a picture of what I've been studying:

Don't be fooled by the beautiful color patient information handout on top of the stack; 99.9% of my notes were black font on white paper and mind-numbing to read. Here's a side view of my study book and therapeutics notes:

Of course this represents only a very small portion of the notes I went through in pharmacy school. Just the other day I threw out a stack about 2/3 this size because I knew I wouldn't need to review them for my tests. The moment I find out that I have passed my exams and have my license, these notes are going straight to the recycle bin. That just leaves me with one more task: selling all the text books I haven't already disposed of.

I took the MPJE on Thursday night and the NAPLEX on Friday morning and I should know by Wednesday whether I have my license. Keep your ears open for either a pitiful cry of agony or a triumphant squeal of joy.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just 3 Things

-Cracklin' OatBran: amazing cereal, horrible name.

-One of our credit cards has been compromised. Sorry, Mexicana Ed's, you won't be making any more fraudulent charges on my dime! There are actually a couple of companies that have been attempting (successfully and otherwise) to make charges on this card. I'm pretty sure the card number was stolen when we used it at Planet Hollywood in Cancun. I knew our waiter was a jerk, but I didn't know he was that BIG of a jerk.

-My 10-year high school reunion is this Saturday. I'm still not sure whether I care enough to go.