Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thoughts & Prayers with Virginia Tech

I got the news when the President of my school sent out a campus wide email asking us to send out our thoughts and prayers to Virginia Tech. I immediately pulled up MSN and read the breaking news article. My immediate thought was what would drive someone to do this? My next thought was dear god these lives have been ripped apart because of someones anger. My eyes began to tear up.

Yesterday morning the Today Show had on two brothers of two victims. One had lost his sister and the other had a sister who was injured. You could see the sorrow and shock on both of their faces as they spoke about their love for their sibling and how they couldn't wrap their heads around what had happened less then 24 hours before. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that someone could kill 32 people and leave about that many injured.

This morning I learned about the heroes that came from that day. The professor who used his body as a barricade to save his students and lost his life in the process. The young men who used classroom tables to blockade the doors to prevent the monster from entering their classroom. The injured student who had already been shot and seen his classmates shot blocked the door so the killer couldn't come back and finish off those who were still alive.

In this massive tragedy remembering those that became heroes will allow that horrendous day to have more meaning then idolizing the one man who created it.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


I do this every two weeks or so...right around pay day. I look at my budget and think "my god..why do I not have any money and it's PAY DAY!" I blame my student loans. Those damn things that I've been paying on since before I graduated. Yep I started making payments on them before I graduated so I could get a head start. It didn't seem to help. Its preventing me from continuing on for my education. Mainly because I don't want anymore debt. I know I need to get over this and just plunge more deeply into school debt. It's just so hard!

Moving on to other things. Work is getting better. I'm not pulling my ridiculous hours as much. Trying to realize that if it doesn't get done that day then it can wait till tomorrow.

Congrats to Jessica for getting a new job!! Very proud of her!

Another congrats to Bethany for getting into Pharmacy school. This is not an easy task folks and she did it!

I'm excited for this weekend. Mandy and I are finally celebrating our birthdays together! It should be super fun. I'm excited to get everyone together. Yea for my roommate for winning a fabulous party at Fox and Hound with free appetizer and stuff.

Hopefully this next week will fly by. Not just because my birthday but also because I scheduled every other Fridays off because I have extra vacation days and it will be nice having shorter weeks for awhile.

Happy Easter Everyone!!