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4 months down, 8 to go...

I made it through my first semester of nursing school. My final grades aren't up yet, but I'm pretty confident I did okay. The final exam on Saturday wasn't quite as stressful as I thought it would be, but celebrating after was fantastic. The weather here is gorgeous and we spent the day at a bar with an outdoor patio on a lake. Couldn't have asked for a better day. I love my fellow nursies. :) I'm going to miss our clinical group from Hartford Hospital, but I'll still see them (during our now 12 hour days) on Mondays and will hopefully get to know some of the others in our class better. I'll start off the summer session with 4 weeks at the New London VNA, then 5 weeks at Manchester Memorial for maternity, and then working a soccer camp on campus for my peds rotation.

But anyway, enough of that. The important thing is that I HAVE TWO WEEKS OFF! And I just kicked it off in the most fantastic way last night when athena2483 went to go see KOOZA. We had front row Tapis Rouge tickets and I don't know how I'll ever go back. I've had 2nd row seats before, but these just didn't compare. I loved making eye contact with the performers, getting harassed by clowns, attacked by dogs, made fun of for spilling wine and being terrified for the roue de la mort performers, and flirted with by Tricksters. The show was phenomenal as it's always been and athena2483 adored it just as much as I do which made me happy. I swear, KOOZA is my anti-drug. I just can't stop smiling for 2.5 hours when I see it. There are few things on this planet that make me happier than Cirque du Soleil and I'm okay with that. :)

Well weather.com says it's now 65 out in Manhattan so I guess I can venture outdoors. Besides, I'm freaking starving. Having lunch at Cosi with athena2483 and dinner somewhere in Hell's Kitchen with uconngaz. Life is good. :) Any other suggestions on how I should spend my time in the city? I'm here until Wednesday morning. Later, skaterz.


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Apr. 27th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
Very jealous of your Cirque exploits!

Hurrah for being done with your first semester, and SUPER HURRAH for vacation! You've earned it, girl!
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Go to Central Park! It's a beautiful day, so everyone will be walking their dogs, so maybe you can pet dogs! And also, you know, enjoy the park. Bring a for-fun book with you and read in the sunshine!
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I did just that, but substitute Central Park for Bryant. Mayhaps tomorrow I will go to Central Park. :)
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Peter got us tickets in the Tapis Rouge for the last week in May as our anniversary present. We are taking Caroline and Ariel as well and are sitting a little ways back so Caroline can see everything.

I am so looking forward to it. Cirque is my happy pill too. *grin*
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
You'll absolutely love it. It's a fantastic show. :)
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Apr. 27th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Sure! What's your schedule look like tomorrow or early Wednesday?

I'm flying at TSNY 3:30-5:30 and probably grabbing dinner with a friend tomorrow but other than that I'm free!
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Apr. 27th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Could you do a 12:30 lunch? I can definitely come there.
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Apr. 27th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Is there anyone who doesn't? :)
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Kooza! :D
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm going... May 7th I think? I LITERALLY cannot wait, there's really nothing like being under the big top. And I have front row seats too! Your high praise for the front row makes me ridiculously happy all over again. :DDDDD

Two questions: how was Tapis Rouge, and how was the new Trickster? I've heard Tapis Rouge has been going wayyyyy downhill these days.
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Not going to lie, I was more impressed with the Tapis Rouge in Boston than in NYC, but there wasn't a huge difference. (In Boston they came around with refills for martinis but here you had to go to the bar to get served.) The expense is worth it in the seats though more than anything. You really can't get close seats like that without buying Tapis Rouge. Everyone who had never seen the show before that I spoke to loved Mike but I still prefer Justin. He was less flexible and acrobatically inclined, but sexier I guess? More flirtatious/did more with the acting. I probably would've loved him just as much as everyone else if my heart didn't belong to Justin's Trickster. Certainly he didn't detract from the show at all.
Apr. 28th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Sorry, no advice on NYC, never been there, but CONGRATS on finishing your first semester!! So you work at different places to learn different things. That's pretty well-rounded. I didn't know before ow nurses get trained.
May. 3rd, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Congrats on getting through the first semester. :)
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