Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dejected: Out of the House

When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney

Thats a bunch of **** love sucks

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Beginning

It has started! My first day of Pharmacy school has finally ended... Well it was orientation but long none the less. It was cool to see all of my future classmates and to see what is going to be expected of me over the next four years. The day was completely planned out so I thought I could give a rundown of the day and what I thought of each part of the schedule.

9-915: Welcome; this was the most awkward part of the day as we all found a place to sit and checked out the class. The class sponsor was very nice and seemed like she knew each of us very well.
915-930: Devotional; Same old SDA propaganda, although the pastor did a good job of catching my attention by talking about the NFL opening weekend. The Pastor talked about new beginnings and seeing things through to the end. I think his point was that we as humans aren't capable of seeing challenges to the end without God's help.
930-1000: Message from the Dean; Mostly he talked about his life and how he ended up the Dean of Pharmacy. He was interesting and it was good to know where he was coming from.
1000-1030; Welcome from upperclassmen; Basically, they introduced themselves and told us too hold on for the wild ride ahead
1030-1045 Break; After a summer with no school I was not used to sitting at a desk for hours at a time, this break was needed
1045-1130; History of LLU; The LLU historian gave a lecture, it was boring and long
1130-1200; Introduction of Faculty and Staff; They all came up and introduced themselves and gave a brief history. There was a lot more then I expected, and I think its going to be several years before I can sort them all out in my head
1200-130; Lunch; We had some sort of mexican dish with beans and chips. Of course I spilled my drink all over the ground and my desk. There was also a Q and A session with all the faculty and staff
130-145; Finacial Aid; Nothing new they just rehashed FinAid stuff that every undergrad should have learned years ago
145-215 Uncovering the mysteries of IPPE; Basically they explained to us What IPPE was and how it works. They are like mini rounds that should help us get ready for our fourth year.
215-300 Professional Organizations 101; They explain all the different organizations that we can join and told us that we need to join at least three.
300-345 Blackboard Tutorial; Since I've been using this system in undergrad for the last four years it was nothing new
345-400 Break
400-430 Elective Info; they just gave us a rundown of electives available for PY1
430-500 Some final thoughts from the instructors and gave us the game plan for the rest of the week

Even though there was no offical classes there was still tons of info to digest. Tomorrow we are going on a retreat sounds interesting but we shall see.