August 25th, 2009
June 13th, 2009
best way to start the day
about a week ago a friend of mine gave me a guest pass to the spa of sorts. i had an appointment yesterday morning and it was probably the best thing i've done for myself in a while. the place is called contempo spa and all of their services are self serve which is perfect if strangers touching you isn't a good way for you to relax. i started off in their personal steam room which is actually this pod shaped machine that you climb into. once you're laying inside the pod it begins to pump steam and minerals into itself while the bed itself gives you a nice vibrating massage. my head wasn't in the pod and I was able to change things like the massage settings, music, and the air conditioning on my face. after half an hour of steaming i went to the aquassage room. this meant climbing onto another bed and laying back while streams of water jetted underneath the bed at whatever pressure setting I picked. i walked in with some serious knots in my back and walked out feeling like jello. it kicked ass. after my massage I opted to try a mystic tan. i like the idea of being tan but tanning beds and sunworship aren't on my agenda so spending 90 seconds in another pod to look like i spent a week out on the beach was perfect. when i finished they talked to me a bit about the membership prices and gave me a dozen guest passes of my own. i'm in love and intend to use a couple of those passes myself. it was such an awesome experience that i'm seriously considering taking them up on a month membership.
June 11th, 2009
I bought a set of smartballs from fun factory (funfactoryusa.com) a while back. I haven't worn them in a VERY long time. It's been so long in fact that I forgot how good they feel. I want to be able to give them to all my friends. I love wearing them to work and smiling all day because of my little secret. GET SOME BALLS!
June 10th, 2009
June 2nd, 2009
it happened a couple weeks ago
I went back to black. Well, blue-black but I still love it.
May 23rd, 2009
March 22nd, 2008
March 15th, 2008
why wouldn't i want to live here:
January 8th, 2008
My lack of job now is not for a lack of trying. Not for lack of experience either. For fuck's sake I've been a CNA since high school. You would think that hospitals would be chomping at the bit trying to get an employee like me. I love my work. I really love health care. I know I've taken a couple of breaks from the biz but it was necessary for me to figure out what I really wanted to be doing.
I've been hired for a couple of agency jobs that panned out to nothing. I've also had a couple of offers from each a hospital and a nursing home. I would have taken them too if it hadn't been for them offering to pay me barely above minimum wage. For the work I do I found it to be insulting.(you can't expect to maintain quality employees if you aren't willing to pay them a livable wage)
So today I'm attempting to submit my resume to one of the many hospitals in this city for what feels like the millionth time. Well lucky me that there website was having issues. I actually got to talk to someone in their HR. This is a miracle with in and of itself. Usually it's either something pre-recorded or some HR employee telling you like a broken record that they are "unable to discuss resume status due to the high volume of applicants."
The woman that I talked to was incredibly friendly and gave me her direct contact info to send my resume for her personal review. In addition her specific job within HR is to fill the positions for CNA's.
So I sent this woman the most heartfelt professional email I could muster. I was sure to include all the good stuff, "I'm going to school for nursing," "I'm uber passionate about quality patient care," "I'm the best candidate because..." Now it's in her hands. I'm not hold my breath but it sure would be nice to have someone take me seriously.