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Columbus, OH, 43205
USA

"I wish it were fin du globe," said Dorian with a sigh. "Life is a great disappointment."

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+/- April.

Angie P

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+ I applied for a new job at the retirement community that I work for. I went for an interview, and I was hired on the spot. The interview went great but I felt so awkward because I didn't want current managers seeing me. I put in my two week notice and start at the beginning of May. It turns out that the managers are super cool about me moving to another department so that's good.

+ To go along with what I said above, I am pretty impressed with how my interviewing skills are improving. This can only help me in the future when I am done with nursing school. 

+ A big project I worked on in Microbiology was identifying two unknown microbes in an unlabeled test tube. Well, the tube had only a number for tracking purposes. After a series of biochemical tests, I correctly identified them as being Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. It was very satisfying getting them correct--it took about 2 weeks to do all the tests so it was a daunting task. 

+ Warmer weather and evening walks.

+ I gave my sunroom a makeover and displayed my plants in their summer positions. We are also growing catnip and green onions and they are already sprouting an inch above the soil.

+ Trivia night hangs with our friends Cabby and Gillian. Team Slow Jamz is back. 

+ The cats are sunbathing in the sunroom daily and it's so precious

+ I finally visited it the Ohio Historical Society. (The header above is from a diorama in one of their exhibits.)

+ Just before the month's end I received a wonderful Rhode Island care-package from Brittanny. It doesn't matter a hotdog seasonings packet exploded everywhere inside. It was full of post-its, a letter, postcards, a little Squarespace notebook (!!!) and so much more. I look forward to trying (tasting) it all. Check out her photography and blog here: http://brittannytaylor.com

+ We went to the Columbus Pet Expo and came home with some goodies like bandanas and a cute bow tie for Dorian. How cute is he with it on?? It was really nice to see people filling out adoption papers on the spot and donating to various rescues. 

- On April 2nd, I caught some type of 24 hour virus and it literally came out of nowhere. I was fine one minute and felt like I was dying the next. I had to skip my night class and call off work the next day. It lasted a bit over 24 hours but man that was shitty--fever, nausea, the works.

- I gave up on Dune for the time being (only because of school and wanting to really concentrate on the book fully at a later time) and am reading more Haruki Murakami. I also read Looking For Alaska this month and did a review here. And, even earlier this month I reviewed Dirty Daddy by Bob Saget, here and Sleep Donation by Karen Russell, here. 3 books in one month...that's way more than I planned on reading.

- More about book reviews, I'm still trying to find my groove with them. I am not happy with them completely because I don't know how in depth I should go. I want them to be in the tone of me speaking casually but still informative and helpful to others who stumble onto this blog of mine. I don't know, we'll see. 

- This weekend will be spent studying like a madwoman for my final exams. 

April 2014 Instagrams:

I don't know about you but I am looking forward to thunderstorms and baby ducks in the month of May. What about you?