aw, nuts...

it is officially underway.

spring quarter, that is.

where homework and classwork takes precedence over my life, makes me hate my job (which i don't), and makes me check my email compulsively.

i might be looking for a new internship this summer.

due to a governmental overthrow (in the host country), changes in budgetary appropriations (ditto), and other fun stuff, the balkans trip might not happen this summer. {sad sad sad} the trip will likely still happen, but the ministry of defense, as well as the new defense minister aren't willing to foot the bill this year, so it will be monumentally more expensive and drastically scaled down in scope. the class that's required to go to the balkans is still on, i'll still be disaster certified for the red cross, we're still doing a 3 day simulation in the CO high country in may (i'm going to need to increase the ol' cardio as we'll be about 10,000 ft. elevation), and new for this year, we're going to be certified for combat medical training. so in addition to delivering travis in the woods, i'll also know how to tie off an artery, do a field tracheotomy, and do really crude but lifesaving field surgery.

i think the former EMT and i were the only people who didn't turn slightly green when presented this information.

but worry not, i shall not practice on you if you don't need medical intervention. primum non nocere




i will be really disappointed if i can't afford to go to the balkans.... the program scares the bejesus out of me, but i think i have to do it for myself...

6 comments:

particleman Saturday, March 26, 2005 3:38:00 pm  

you can ride a unicycle? cool. i wanna learn.

sorry, this had nothing to do with this post. i just noticed your new quote at the top.

heatherfeather Saturday, March 26, 2005 3:41:00 pm  

i will swap unicycle riding lessons for one of the two following skills:

bike riding
driving stick

particleman Saturday, March 26, 2005 7:26:00 pm  

you got a deal on the bike riding.

and you got a deal on driving stick, except for getting into 1st gear, at which point the car dies on me.

heatherfeather Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:24:00 pm  

aw, nuts again...

bike riding, check.

stick? that's my problem with stick too...

haiku_girl Saturday, March 26, 2005 9:12:00 pm  

I was going to post a comment about your trip, but instead, I'll make you an offer to teach you how to drive a stick shift next time you're in Seattle!

heatherfeather Saturday, March 26, 2005 9:22:00 pm  

yay! heatherfeathers of the world unite!

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