Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Asylum

I went to my first haunted house tonight. It was great fun. I was smiling and laughing so hard that the back of my head and my temples were ridiculously sore. It took a good few minutes until that went down, and I can still feel the tension in those muscles now. This thing didn't look all that impressive from the outside. Just a few tents set up in the parking lot of this arcade, but it was a lot bigger on the inside. There were five of us all together in this thing. Most of the scares were due to people stepping out in front of you, or chasing you with chainsaws. I don't believe I heard the word "Boo" once though. The overall atmosphere was rather creepy though, and certainly helps put you in a jumpy mood. This is something I may have to do every year.

We played a few games at the arcade afterwards. I played some game where you're a cop, running through places shooting things, but this was one of those ones where you actually have to duck and dodge, and the thing can tell how you moved. It was pretty impressive. Made my quads freakishly sore though. I must be some kind of wuss. We all played a little Dance Dance Revolution too. It's a lot more fun going to an arcade when your not with a bunch of people who are afraid of making fools of themselves, like I have in the past. Everyone here tried and liked DDR, and a couple of us were not too bad at it.

In school today we had another test. Good fun. This one was on all the muscles and joints, and the bones of the lower limbs. Notice I referred to quads up above. That's just how much I'm learning here. The test went alright. I like showing up early on test days. There's a good crowd there studying a few things last minute. Seeing how I rarely study, I think it was a good thing. I think I did okay on the test too. I'm hoping for an A of course, but tests in these classes are not too easy. I haven't been able to break 91% in this class.

Anyway, that's about it for now. I've got a cadaver lab this weekend, so I'll have to let you all know how that goes. Also, I'm looking forward to heading out to Utah over Thanksgiving. I'm planning on playing some DDR with an old friend out there. Should be a hoot.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


School's going pretty well. I like the tests that I've in my anatomy classes lately. They are a bit more hands on than most tests. They're lab based, or half written half lab. We get to walk around and look at bones or hearts or cats, identify parts with pins in them, and explain what they do. It's not that I mind the usual multiple choice, but these are a nice change.

I've got a potential job lead with the whole EMT thing. It seems I know a guy from church who works at Boulder County Fire. From what I understand, an EMT over there has more in common with a chauffeur than he has in common with a paramedic, but experience is experience, and I need some experience on paper to start paramedic classes. They work three twelve hour shifts a week. It may make my schedule a bit tight, but shouldn't be too much of a difficulty, especially if I can study between calls at work.

Well, I'd hate to speculate any further about this job. Something about counting chickens before they hatch.