Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seven Quirks

Got this distraction from Shrtstormtrooper, you should go check out her blog. :)

Seven Quirks

1. I really, really dislike living in Texas (usually), so one of my favorite pastimes is find a children's hospital somewhere else in the country that my wife and I could work at after I get out of nursing school. Then I search real estate listings and find houses close by that we could live in. Then I'll check out the schools in the area to decide whether my girls will go to public school or private. Sometimes I'll even go so far as to calculate the mileage to get there, and decide where we'd stay the night on the way with our stuff packed in moving vans.

2. I made All-state Choir my 4 years of high-school. In fact I began my college education pursuing a music composition degree. I used to write all my girl friends songs, several of which have come back to haunt me. I also wrote a piece that the men's quartet at my high school performed.

3. I am a pretty good cook. I do most, (all) the cooking in our household. I rarely use recipes, other than for general ideas. So, my dishes tend to be very unpretentious, very approachable, and ultimately easy to eat. My newest creations lately have all been vegetarian since we've stopped eating meat. My goal is to create meals where nobody realizes that there isn't any meat present. I really enjoy when we have guests for dinner, that's usually the biggest test. If I've done well I don't hear, "Aren't we going to have any meat?"

4. I'm somewhat of a social chameleon. I can talk semi intelligently about a wide variety of topics, and I'm equally comfortable in a red-neck garage beer night or a black tie string quartet concert. I count among my friends homeless day laborers, engineers, professional musicians, police officers, and even a VP of financial operations of one of the largest companies in the US. I guess really it's a testament to all life experiences I've had.

5. I am adopted. I recently found my birth mother. We're still getting to know each other. I hope to possibly adopt a child in the future. My wife and I are still talking about it.

6. One of my goals in life is to become a published fiction writer. I have two ideas for novels, and two or three children's books floating around in my head. I only need to put them on paper.

7. I tend to do very, very well on standardized tests. I once was accused of cheating on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam because I scored a perfect score. They made me retake it in a room by myself with a very serious-faced Army recruiter, and I did it again. My ACT score earned me half scholarships to Yale and Stanford both. Too bad I still couldn't afford either one of them, haha!


  1. Hi!! I found your blog through StudentRN Tiffany.

    Thanks for blogrolling me! It's weird being here...my sister and her husband graduated chiropractic school almost 2 years ago, and started their own business. It has been an extremely slow start, and thankfully they don't have kids yet...I don't know how they could have done it!

    Ironically, my sister was an RN before Chiropractic school, and has since gone back to nursing to pay the bills while hubby gets the office going. She just got 12-hour day shifts, so she can help at the office on her days off. It's been crazy!!

    I just got OUT of nursing, but only because it paved the way for me to do what I really love. It's a great place to start, or to plant yourself. Good luck to you! I'll be visiting again!

  2. I knew I couldn't be the only one in this situation. The vast majority of my chiro classmates are struggling as well.

    The DFW market is so oversaturated because of the school here, it's impossible to work for someone else and make a living wage. Unfortunately, because of my custody situation with my 9 y/o, moving just isn't an option unless I want to relinquish my rights--and that just ain't going to happen.

    I wish your sister and bro-n-law the best in their efforts. The most frustrating thing of it all is that chiropractic is an unbelievably powerful tool. I think the medical profession knows this, and that's why they've made things so difficult for chiros... It makes me sad to have this awesome potential to help people heal themselves, but can't find a way to make a living with it.