Tuesday, February 28, 2006
In new and big and very very exciting news, the brother proposed to his girlfriend of 3 years tonight and she said...YES! I am going to have a sister-in-law. I am very excited, because Jill is a good time and they are a great couple. Congrats Josh and Jill!
Every year I give up one or more things and it is usually easy for me to decide.
Last year, I gave up regular soda, bread, pasta, and potatoes.
This year I really don't know what to give up...and I need to decide soon so I can fill up on it today.
NOW TAKING SUGGESTIONS!
Earlier this month, I did see a pretty good movie. In Her Shoes. I had heard bad reviews about it, but I thought it was pretty good. I was expecting it to be a happy go lucky chick flick...it's more emotional scenes threw me off a bit. Overall, I thought it was good...but maybe that is because I had such low expectations for it. I don't think it is a waste of time to watch..you know, if you are one of those people that have 2 extra hours to spare in your life.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Then, she gets the big C.
Happy 2006, Sheryl.
Sheryl Crow has breast cancer.
Here is something that caught my eye today:
Thieves make off with $26,000 in beer: Semi trailer loaded with Miller goes missing in Wisconsin
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Anyhow, Eddie shared this with me and I found it so funny I wanted to share this little song with you.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Josh and Jill were in Chicago to take the Illinois Bar exam. After they were done for the day, we went out for dinner with great converstaion at Hawkeyes. Then, we headed to Wrigleyville to meet up with Nat and Jill's friend Kate met us there. Everyone had a good time.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
These are the fun Guiness shirts we all scored from the Guiness girls at Hawkeyes. Jenne and I slept in ours that night. We are such dorks. With a special thanks going out to Malcom who let Jenne borrow his black and tan so the Guiness girls thought we were drinking Guiness and could get the shirts.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Dean Dreher leaving UI
Melanie C. Dreher, the Kelting Dean of the University of Iowa College of Nursing, has announced her resignation from the college after nine years to accept the deanship at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago. Dreher's resignation will take effect May 31. Executive Vice President and Provost Michael J. Hogan will begin immediately to consult with faculty about the formation of a committee to search for a permanent replacement.Hogan expressed appreciation for Dreher's service to the UI and her leadership in the College of Nursing."Dean Dreher has served the College of Nursing with a distinction that has marked her career," Hogan said. "She has been a tireless advocate for the nursing profession, and her leadership in professional nursing education is apparent in the outstanding quality of our nursing faculty, students and graduates. The College of Nursing is one of the best nursing schools in the nation, and this is indeed a reflection of Dean Dreher's tenure. We wish her the best in her new endeavors."Dreher came to the UI in 1997 after serving as dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing, a post she had held since 1988. During her time at Iowa she has been instrumental in changing the education and credentialing of professional nurses, establishing the new Masters in Nursing and Health Care Practice degree at the UI which has become a national model for professional nursing education.Her dedication to nursing as the profession with the greatest potential to change contemporary health care and improve the health and well-being of people and communities is the motivating factor in her extensive work with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), where she serves as a board member-at-large. Dreher served as president (1995-1997) of Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society, and in 2001 was paid the tribute of having the "Melanie Dreher Dean's Award" named in her honor.The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of "Best Graduate Schools" rated the Nursing Service Administration program as the top program of its kind in the nation. The Nursing Specialties-Gerontological/Geriatric program is rated No. 2, and the Nursing Master's program is No. 8. The Nursing Specialty of Nurse Practitioner program is ranked No. 11, and the Nursing: Anesthesia program is No. 25 in the country, according to U.S. News.In addition to her role as dean, Dreher has had a distinguished research career, examining culture as an organizing value in nursing education and practice. As a nurse and an anthropologist, Dreher has conducted extensive research on the health and welfare of children, women and working men in the Caribbean, receiving a citation from the U.S. Ambassador for her contribution to the welfare of Jamaica.Dreher is a charter member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Public Representatives and of NIH's National Institute for Nursing Research. Currently she serves on the board of directors of Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Beverly Enterprises, Inc. and Trinity Health.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Were they for me or Jenne?
Who were they from?
What kind of flowers are they?
When the man reaches me, he says, "Your neighbor in 3B wasn't home, so I thought you could let me in and I could leave them in front of their door."
I hope that delivery guy is single. He deserves to be. You can't get a girl all excited like that then tell her the flowers are for someone else.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
I received beautiful purple orchids, candy, messages, a package for island survival so I can run off with a cabana boy and several gift baskets from parents at work. I even got a Valentine from one of the little boys at work tonight. It was absolutely adorable.
I received all the love I could handle today. Thanks everybody.
i love you.
Here are four items for each category:
Four Jobs I’ve Had in My Life:
- Sandwich Artist at Subway
- RA Extraordinarie at Burge/Daum
- Camp Staff Random at L Kee Ta
- Therapeutic wrestler on 4 Kellogg
Four Movies I could Watch Over and Over, and Have:
- Old Scool
- Practical Magic
- Major League
Four Places I’ve Lived:
- Marcus, Iowa
- Burlington, Iowa
- Iowa City, Iowa
- Chicago, Illinois
Four TV Shows I Love to Watch:
- 30 Minute Meals
- CSI:Crime Scene Investigation(Las Vegas)
- Law and Order: SVU
- Real World
Four Places I’ve Been on Vacation:
- Miami, Florida
- Toronto, Canada
- Ocho Rios, Jamiaca
- Denver, Colorado
Four Websites I Visit Daily:
- AOL mail
Four Favorite Foods:
- Regular Starburst
- Russian Dumplings
- Oatmeal Cream Pies
Four Places I Would Like to Visit:
- New Zealand
Four People I am Tagging with this Meme:
- Tommy A
Monday, February 13, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Roseanne Barr recalls that, one night about 16 years ago, when "we were all drunk, John Goodman took a picture of George [Clooney] naked with Groucho Marx glasses over his private area and we used to have that on the fridge on the 'Roseanne' show, with a magnet on top of it." She tells Attitude magazine that the shot was stolen. "I always check to see if it's on eBay," she says. "Somebody must have just thrown it away, because it's never shown up."
I will never look at the show the same way.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Monday, February 06, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Had brunch with a co-worker at the Twisted Spoke.
Ran 5000 errands and got stuff to have a Super Bowl Party for the kids at work. They really appreciated the special stuff we brought in.
Went to work.
Now I'm cashin' it in.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Thursday, February 02, 2006
And I just got back from Target. I bought a lot of their flavored waters. I love them. Tangerine Lime, Wild Cherry and White Grape. I love the white grape. It tastes like grape pop and makes me feel like a 5 year old when I drink it. It's delicious. I also bought a bag of Dove dark chocolate hearts. I love them and I only allow myself to buy them around Valentine's Day. And I deserve them...especially today.