Tuesday, August 17, 2004

email i received a couple days ago :

Dear undergraduate student nurses,
On August 11, 2004 at 1:03 am, one of the OAA staff received a very disturbing telephone message that included expletives and derogatory language related to the health requirements. The content of the message is being viewed as telephone harassment and as such, the call was reported to the University of Michigan’s Department of Public Safety. The originating telephone call and message have been recorded by the Police Officer from the Department of Public Safety and is being further investigated. Under the Professional ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses (ANA Code, 2001, p. 9), telephone harassment is a recognized violation. Please see the statement below. “Violation of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses is unacceptable. Nursing students are expected to maintain compassionate and caring relationships with colleagues and others with a commitment to the fair treatment of individuals, to integrity-preserving compromise, and to resolving conflict…This standard of conduct precludes any and all prejudicial actions, any form of harassment or threatening behavior, or disregard for the effect of one’s actions on others” (ANA Code, 2001, p.9).” A violation of the ANA Code of Ethics is a possible reason for suspension from the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the University of Michigan-at-large.

our health requirements need to be in by aug 2 yearly. if just one piece of info is missing or left out they automatically disenroll student in ALL nursing classes and block student from registering for classes again. so student has to wait it out until the next year to continue in any nursing classes. no love . i swear all the counselors and staff are in the menapausal peroid of their lives. motto : be on top of your shit . school of nursing left a poor person out to rot for awhile :(

ps keanu has a new movie coming out "constantine" !! its a horror flick and he's a supernatural detective! can't wait ! ! everyone come out to support his brillant acting and beautifulness feb 5 2005!

Friday, August 13, 2004

yayee dan sent me some pictures he took! these are from the secret garden of sigfried and roy with all the lazy animals. grr he didnt send me the dolphins yet! sorry i got real lazy with resizing.

this is the fountain of eternity. they had a buddha statue in a little hut here. so you're supposed to touch the fountain for good health.

and here is the wishing tree. do you see the buddha behind me?

someone mocking me. see it see it?

the punk tigers taking afternoon naps.

and finally. a beautiful view of the vegas strip from our window!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

wowww vegas was such fun! my feet felt like they were going to fall off at any minute but walking the 4 mile strip everyday was worth every step. the hotels views and casinos are amazing. there's so much to do and cover that we didnt even get to finish !! weather the whole week was up in the 100s. but there were plenty of air conditioned places for escape. who knew deserts could be paradise? i took like 300+ pics when i was there so there is no way all of them are going up .. here are a few of the best! im going to be adding more along the way too!

here is our lovely treasure island hotel.

our room had the best view of the strip and our pool! this is at daytime. i'll upload the night one when i get it from dan. each late night we would pull up our overstuffed chairs with a bag of candy and munch in front of the window with vegas at our feet . this town lights up.

here is a blue man from the blueman group. the show was like a huge rave. nothing like what i had expected. i loooved it. the blue guys were really funny. and during one part of the show they wasted like 10,000 rolls of toilet paper. all in good fun :D in the pic dan is touching the dude's blowhole in his chest. he was puking crap (twinkies?) from that during the show !

the second pic is of the afternoon magic show. there's mac king! dan liked his show a lot. i liked his invisible act. it was pretty cute. i would like a yellow raincoat. we missed the sunday show of penn & teller this time. but not next!

the shark reef at mandalay bay. you can see sharks swimming behind us! this hotel is ridiculous. its like another resort in itself. they import sand for this humongo pool. a windy lazy river was built too so that you can go tubbing. i think this is my favorite pic of the whole trip. dan looks so cute when he's surprised. i love that. o and the police baton im holding was used to keep people in check.

we bumped into tiger woods and dan gave him some of his pro golf tips. dont mind the fake people background.

at madame tussauds wax museum . me with a chubby but a few more years later obese elvis.

jlo's cheeks actually blush and turn red when you touch her butt! how cheeky.

look at this geek

this is what lemonade stands were like back in roman times. mmm such good lemonade!

caesars palace

in front of caesar's pool. there was a *special one off to the side for topless tanning.


across from paris hotel is the bellagio. the water shows are really amazing. one of the songs they play is "how wonderful life is" by elton john. that was the best. elton john was in vegas too! he calls himself "the bitch". hahah. his store is funny. everything is about being a bitch and having "bitch" on all the clothes. we missed robin williams by two days! im so sad about that. next time im going to vegas for the stars! hopefully jay chow comes back!

the luxor


this bum fell asleep in front of his slot. his drink is still on the machine.

here is our pool! it was sweet with all the palm trees. thats all you looked at when you tan. it felt like hawaii.

(1)here is a strike in front of the aladdin hotel . it was boiling hot. they must have really been pissed. the aladdin's spice market buffet is #1 in all vegas. pretty expensive but well worth the food. hot king crab was delicious. and all the tarts and cheesecakes and ice creams i stuffed into my tummy. mmm. dan wanted to walk through the 0.5 mile buffet and take pics of all the food. that might have been a tad obsessive.
(2)MY aviators .
(3)me and the big fish aquarium in caesars

it rained in the desert! the roads and sidewalks became so slick with oil that i couldnt even walk around in my flip flops. dan had to drag me around on his arm for a whole block. thanks sweatie! behind him is the monte carlo.

i know this is blurry but its this japanese restaurante in the mirage where you can eat and have jellyfish swimming in front of you! we ate at this other japanese resturante in the mirage. the whole inside was like outside of japan at night. they painted mount fuji on one huge wall and the ceiling was lighted up with stars. they had huge bonzai trees set up too. so you felt like you were outside. there was also a fake river and bridge by our table.

we also went to the secrete garden of sigfried and roy. there were white tigers and elephants and dolphins! we watched a videotaped birth of one of the babes. all the animals were taking their afternoon naps so that was annoying. im going to get the pics from dan later! it was one of the best vacations i've ever had and i cant wait for the next one! hopefully we plan one where everyone makes it this time!

"after a vacation you need another vacation" - mom