It took me about 40 minutes to get around to this! New mid-year resolution: better time management! lol
I wanted to post another update with my life situation. For those with inquiring minds, and also because my “plans” keep changing.
Bee heard from the law school here in Vegas, he spoke to the admissions director or something. That gentleman informed him that he is essentially at the top of the waitlist, and he should call back if he hasn’t heard anything by June 7th. This is great news, and hopefully it means he is practically accepted. At least, that’s been our tentative assumption now.
So we’ve been looking at some houses. Basically our game plan is to try to buy a house that’s livable now for under $100,000. Since usually house prices are determined by zip code compared to quality of the house itself, that means we’re probably going to live closer to the inner city. Which is great, because we’re trying to find a house that was built in the 1960s or 1970s. This is what our ideal house should lack:
• terra-cotta tile roof with harsh angles that meet at the center of the house
• windows with fake shutters on the outside
• copious amounts of stucco, at least in pale oranges and pinks
• random stucco circular ports on the facade
• ghetto old kitchen
• garage door that looks like a barn door
• dead grass “landscaping”
What our house would ideally look something like:
Built in 1963
Which, ideally, we would convert (although that particular house would need minimal work) into something like this:
Built in 1950, energy-efficient remodel
Gorgeous dining room
Living room - love the windowed divider!
So that’s the grand plan. Find a cheap little house with some character, over time convert it to a more modern looking, energy-efficient home. Maybe move and build a new house on land out in the mountains, maybe never leave, who knows. Not really planning that far ahead right now. But doesn’t that just sound uh-mazing?
Other than all that school stuff. I graduated (yay!) and now I have zero work. I moved to Vegas and my work assumes that I want to work as a pharmacist. However, although I have my degree, I have to take 2 big tests (scheduled 3 and 4 weeks from now), pass those tests, wait 2 weeks to get my license, before I can even think about being a pharmacist. Then I have to apply everywhere, no discretion, because apparently I don’t have the experience or connections to be picky, interview like crazy, hope for the best, probably do a million background checks, fingerprints, and drug screens. And then, hopefully, at the end of it, I can get 40+ hours a week and get benefits.
But in the meantime I just want to pass my tests and make a little money before all that. So I’ve been trying to get a few hours here and there and it’s not really working out. Don’t know why.
Also, I went to a dermatologist to finally get some Accutane, and he does the same thing every dermatology/physician has been doing for me for the last 15 years. “Let’s just switch your medicines around a bit.” And they switch everything in each drug class from one to another: “You were on generic minocycline, now you’ll be on this obscure brand-only doxycycline. And I know you’ve been taking Benzaclin for almost 10 years and it doesn’t work anymore, but try this Duac, it’s pretty much exactly the same thing.” Except they don’t tell you that.
I just want to take some really strong pills for 6 months and tell my acne to shove it. I don’t want a regimen that involves a prescription face wash and 2 antibiotic gels, as well as antibiotic pills, every 12 hours every day until I’m either pregnant and can’t take anything, or my acne mysteriously vanishes when I’m 50, revealing scarred, red skin underneath.
So if anyone knows a dermatologist in Vegas who either listens to patients, reads the occupation on their chart (it’s really annoying for a pharmacist to be told how to take a medication, not gonna lie), or is a big fan of Accutane, let a sista know about it!
Alright, so my allegedly brief update was long, and I also need to go to the gym.
Oh, one more thing. I need to lose like 20 pounds (not really, but I am not looking so svelt these days). I went to the Kung Fu school for a Qigong class last week and met the Sifu (Sigung) there. He seemed really thrilled to see my shirt from ABQ, and he seemed like an insanely down-to-earth, chill guy. Not that any of that matters, but it made me feel really comfortable to be at the school. As soon as I can afford it and know my schedule, I’m buying a month’s worth of classes. They even let you buy your classes for a year as a time if you want, that would be so nice once I know I’m staying for sure!
Also, the day after that Qigong class I got rear-ended. I almost forgot to mention this! A pickup stopped in front of me really fast (far right lane on a busy road), I stopped in time, the chick behind me didn’t and ran into me. Which then shoved my car into the pickup. And it actually hurt a bit. I had a headache and my neck ached that day and yesterday my neck was really stiff, to the point where I felt like I couldn’t really “shoulder check” very well. My car is probably totaled, I can’t get a Lexus for at least 3 months, so I will probably drive a little Corolla or something crummy once I get my check for my car until I can get a Lexus. I’ve seen 2 of them already. It really is a nice car. But it’s a shame all this is happening and I can’t even get one yet. My car right now drives fine, but it has damage to the front and rear, and the damage is worth about 70-80% of the value of my undamaged car.
The girl’s insurance tried to settle my injury with a $500 settlement check yesterday. Per Bryan and my mom’s advice, I’m not taking it until I know what is going on with my “property damage” i.e. to the car. I think I’m going to make an appointment to see a Doc right now about my neck. It’s not really severe, just achy. I wake up some days rather uncomfortable, but not in typical pain. I guess we’ll see what happens.
Yeah so that was a bummer. Other than that, and living off of my credit card, life is pretty good!