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Hello! Welcome to my journal! My name is Melissa, but please feel free to call me Mela. I am currently in college studying to be a Nurse. Not exactly sure what kind if Nurse I want to be yet, but I am thinking pediatrics or surgical. I have red hair, which I am trying to grow out, but its very thick and its hard to do. My favorite animal is an alligator, but second favorite is kitties! I love cats, they are so awesome. I also love anything to do with the German language! Its very pretty, despite what people say. Anyways, feel free to read my journals, or add me as a friend!
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Sep. 12th, 2009 @ 01:01 pm well well well, long time no write!
Current Mood: creativecreative
Summer just flew by! I got a job at a movie theater, which has its ups and downs. I get free movie passes and posters! I don't love it, but a jobs a job! I have also started my fall classes, which I know I will be studying a lot this year. I am taking biology anatomy and physiology. I have to learn a whole new language basically, and I am already taking german! My summer was good, looking back to it. I did have depression, but that was because I missed my grandmother. I felt bad for it, since my best friend thought it was his fault I was sad. Quite the opposite, he was the one that helped me pull through. He is always there for me, and I appreciate him very much. I don't know where I would be without him, he is simply the best! My other best friend is getting married in October....that's a long story I don't particularly want to go into. She's impulsive, while I am responsible. She's too young, and she met this guy online, he's controlling, and she does whatever he says. I swear she's a female ROBOT. Even though I object, I do support her, believe me I have warned her enough. It's time to just let her go with the flow, learn her own lessons without my warnings. I have met the guy, he's descent and seems nice on the surface. However, seriously, you do not know a person (I don't care what you say) until you LIVE with them. That's a whole new can of worms! Anyways this summer I went to Cedar Point! (America's roller coast) It was a blast! We went for two days, soak city included. There is no coaster out there that I wouldn't go on, the faster and higher the better! I also went to the Renaissance Festival, that was really fun. I am not done going there since it is still running. In a few weekends I am going to get measured for a skirt made of my clan's plaid! (johnstone) It will be expensive, but it is so worth it. Hmmm...I guess I will post some pictures of my wonderful summer...those that I can find! (I always forget the darn camera) I will write more a different day!

p.s. --- pictures will come when I upload them to my new computer! Yep, I got a new laptop and a new car this summer....woot! 2009 ROCKS!
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May. 7th, 2009 @ 12:26 am random feelings
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Does anybody else get random feelings that have no connection to your day, and or past events? Well every now and then I feel sad for no reason, I think its because its summer and I am not taking summer classes. I just have to be moving forward at all times, so summer feels like a stand still to me. I think it would help if I could find a darn job to keep me busy. So far I have been coloring in my anatomy book, its a coloring book that helps you out with the human anatomy. I am getting prepared for my Biology class this fall, so I do not fall behind. A lot of students at the University of Michigan told me it is a tough class. So preparation is key! I have had my friend over, read some books, watched movies, stayed up till 6 am. Yep this is summer, and it is a bit fun. I have to draw this think for my friends mom, not looking forward to it. In all seriousness I am a really great drawer, but I hate it. It is not that much fun to me, I would rather make things instead of draw. No really I dread drawing, I love the end result, but the whole process annoys me. I think I am going to go watch Twilight again, my mother actually watched it and liked it. Now, if you knew my mother this would shock the heck out of you. She is not much for movies without religion in them, but she liked Twilight. It was fun to talk to her about a movie we both enjoyed! I mailed her a mothers day present, it was a package with a bunch of stuff that I hope she will love. (I am sure she will really really love it) Well my hand hurts (left one) so I am going to finish up drawing, watch Twilight, color, and hit the hay! Night everyone!

I took this English Grammar test and this is my result!

English Genius

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 100% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

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May. 1st, 2009 @ 03:43 pm all is done!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Finally summer is here, well besides the warm weather. Its pretty cloudy, rainy, dreary, cold out the last few days. I am determined to make it warm by wearing my summer dresses, haha. (Although I freeze) I finished all my school stuff, exams and art projects etc. I am happy to report I received a 4.0 in art! That made me really excited, because I worked extra hard towards the end to finish everything up! That means, I am happy to report, that my overall GPA for the winter semester is a 3.8! I will be on the Deans list, which is wonderful to me, I am rather proud of myself, lol. Yesterday I picked up my friend so we could hang out, (its boring without a job or school) and we ended up going to McDs at midnight for shake cravings. I had some technical difficulties with my van and accidently drove past the first window. I had to back up and pay the mcd guy the money owed and my friend of course was laughing at me the whole time. Then I went to drive to the second window where the shakes waited patiently for us to pick them up, and didnt realize I was still in reverse. I hit the gas petal and a look of utter surprise appeared on my face as my van went backwards. Lets just say thank God the person behind me was not riding my tail end. So I have come to the conclusion I cannot drive my van. When we got back to my place we decided to watch a movie called "The Children." It was the oddest movie I have ever seen, and that is saying a lot. It was good, but kind of gross. (it was a horror flick) So naturally I had the strangest dreams, which is quite normal for me. It involved aliens, and me becoming one. (laughs) Lay off the horror movies anyone? Anyways I saw the movie Australia awhile back, and happened to come across this commercial involving one of the characters. I loved it, and decided to share it with you!

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Apr. 27th, 2009 @ 05:08 am zombie....
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
I should feel like a zombie right now...I spent the entire weekend doing my drawing projects that are due er today. Dont worry I did get them all finished, and I am quite happy with them. Its just, my class is at 8 am, and it is now 5 am. I just finished every fine detail in all my work, now should I sleep? I have a tendency of over sleeping and not waking up on time for important things, especially if I go to bed too late. I know I told my best friend to wake me up in the morning, he happens to be one of my roommates, but I have a feeling I will just go back to sleep. So I have decided to stay up until class starts, oh yes I know I will be very tired. Partically aggitated, as I get that way with lack of sleep, I feel deeply sorry for my classmates, as they will have to indure me without sleep. I dont think we are having a full day of class today, it is one of the last days. I sincerely hope my teacher doesnt have us stay the whole 3 hours that is art 131. I might end up passing out on the ground, or snapping at some innocent by stander! Whenever I DO get home, I will most likely sleep most of the day, or at least until everyone else comes home. (they are noisy and one cannot sleep whilst the teachers lurk about the household) Anyways SUMMER is upon us! Especially for me, my offical last day of class is Wednesday! Now it is time to do some job hunting, I really hope I get a job this summer. I do not want to spend the whole summer penniless, I wont be able to do all the cool things that I want too. Group home would be nice, although I wouldnt be able to enjoy much of the summer! (they tend to work you many many hours) Why do birds get up at 5am? Are they on crack! Sleep is such a wonderful thing, I love sleep, I love to dream. I dont care what time I get to bed, I must have at least 9 hours of sleep, thats just the way I am. Hmmm movie suggestions for everyone! The Golden Compass of course, and Secret of Moonacre! I just saw the second one tonight, it skipped a part of the movie sadly, but all in all it was a great movie. I also have to admit I saw 17 again, just to pass time while I drew. It actually was an ok movie, it had me laughing at some parts. Anyways I shall leave you all, for my rambling is sure to get worse as my sleep depervation goes on.....
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Apr. 23rd, 2009 @ 12:27 am study! study! study!
Current Mood: determineddetermined
blah, I have been really slacking on my studies. I have been going on a steady rate but ugh I just want it to be over and done with! Art is the most annoying class I have ever taken in college. (it was fun in high school) I think tonight I am going to study my medical terminology until 3 or 4 in the morning. Then tomorrow I am going to brush over psychology, get that exam over with. (its online) The rest of tomorrow as in THURSDAY I know technically it is thursday....aka tomorrow but whatever. The rest of the day I will be studying medical terms and theory for my nursing class. Today was a blurry day, I havent been feeling that great lately. This weekend is going to suck, I cant do anything but draw, draw, draw. Thats what I get for waiting until the last minute! All my art projects are due Monday, and I want them to look great so I get a 4.0. Lets see I have my hall drawing to finish, my fortune cookie, my room into another room, cup drawing, face drawing of me, gray scales, finish up jar drawing, and thats it, I know it looks like a lot but I can do it, I am a fast drawer. I have to make them look really really good! I took my German exam today, I hope I did good. I THINK I did good, but you know how that goes. It really was not all that hard, just more pulling up information we went over ages ago. *sigh* Cant wait until this is all over, summer is bitter sweet. (I am not taking any summer classes) I also cannot wait for the fall, because all in all I love to learn. I most likely will be making the Deans list this semester, SO excited for that. I might even get a 4.0, depending on my psychology and nursing exams haha. *crosses fingers* well, I should go and get to studying more terms! Got to love med terms, they are just so much fun! I took another random quiz at helloquizzy.com, these were my results!

The Devoted Lover

Based on the results of this test, it is highly likely that:

You prefer your romance and love to be traditional rather than daring or out-of-the-ordinary, you would rather be pursued than do the pursuing and, when it comes to physical love, your satisfaction comes more from providing a wonderful time to your partner than simply seeking your own.

This places you in the Lover Style of: The Devoted Lover.

The Devoted Lover is a wonderful Lover Style, and is perhaps the best Lover Style when it comes to developing a long-term, caring and rewarding relationship. The Devoted Lover is a treasure to find, though it is sometimes difficult to time establishing a relationship with one just right; usually, this is the last romantic relationship you'll need to find, so sow any wild oats first.

In terms of physical love, the Devoted Lover can be shy at first but gradually warms and eventually can be a thrilling partner who knows every need of his/her partner. Given a strong and loving relationship, and the right lover, the Devoted Lover can be a delight in bed.

Best Compatibility can probably be found with: The Suave Lover (most of all) or the Classic Lover, or the Carnal Lover.

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Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 10:36 pm update on weekend fun!
Well I am back from my retreat! I actually got back Sunday, but I have been really tired. I think its because I had to wake up early Friday thru Sunday. I am the complete opposite of a morning person, I hate getting up before 10 am. Anyways it was a very informative and interesting retreat. I made some great friends, and we sneaked out on Friday. (sneaked is the REAL past tense of sneak, look it up snuck is not a word) The reason we did this, for the simple reason that the building said they would lock the doors at 9 pm. We sneaked out way past 9 and it was fun. Basically we just got a bunch of munchies, and on Saturday a group of my friends went and got wine. I didnt drink any however, I do not like wine. The retreat was tiring, we had to get up at 8 am and we wouldnt get done with planning and talking until 10 pm. (LONG DAYS) I was the only person without a roommate. Sad I know, but it was quiet in my room and I didnt get a roommate that snored! It was just me, and the beds were comfortable enough. This week is exam week, so I am not sure if I will be blogging much. After Friday I have to get my art projects caught up, so that will be my fun filled weekend. I will try to get some of them finished through the week, but its hard. I have been slacking in my art, not really trying because my other classes are more important. This class has really shown me I do not want to have a career in Art. Not that that ever crossed my mind, (maybe as a kid) I want to be a Nurse, but I know now I hate drawing when someone TELLS me too. I love to draw for fun, not for work. I think Mr. Blue my betta is mad at me. When I came home and looked in his bowl, he looked pissed. He puffed out his gills and swam furiously back and forth. I have been cutting back in his food intake, but that is for his own good, he is getting fat. (I spoil him too much) He is so cute and I really hope he lives for 6 plus years, some bettas can you know. (especially if put in bigger tanks) That is really all I have been up too, I was tired all day today, but thats fine I think. I could hardly keep my eyes open in Art, not surprising I have to get up at 6 am for that class. (and its 3 freaking hours long) Anyways I am going to relax in my bed and study up some medical terminology, perhaps even watch a movie. (Twilight or The Golden Compass) Night everyone.
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Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 01:34 am Weekend retreat!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
I recently became a participant of the Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations. Basically we (the participants) go out in the community and try to make a difference. It is a 3 month program that provides hands on experiences, promoting positive inter-ethnic and inter-group relations contributing to systemic social change. (taken from the application for the program to help better explain what it is meant to do) All in all we want all people to be treated equally whether it be their age, race, hair color, height, ablism, region, etc. Anyways this weekend I am going on a retreat for this program. They provide housing, food, entertainment, etc, while we set out to work in helping the community. Its not for very long, but I will be gone Friday to Sunday and I am a little nervous. I dont like to be away from home, long story, I just dont feel comfortable. (I think it has something to do with childhood experiences) I think once I am there I will be fine, I tend to get anxious before something big happens. Normal, especially for women! (haha) I can be a worry wart at times, but that is just the way I am! Wish me luck on my lovely weekend away from home! Perhaps I will be able to get in some studying while I am there for my Medical Terminology exam! That would be wonderful!

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Apr. 15th, 2009 @ 06:21 pm Writer's Block: Life Changes
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
What change have you made in your life that you're most proud of?
I am most proud of my decision to go to school full time in order to pursue my dream of becoming a Nurse. I have always loved helping people, and I didnt exactly know I wanted to be a nurse until I worked at a group home. That really opened my eyes to the nursing world, and how wonderful a learning experience it can be. I had to quit that job, because they were working me way too much, and I could not go to school. I love college, and I love learning new things, I plan on going for a long time, even after I become a nurse. (then I would most likely only go to school part time) 

Anyways today was okay, despite the fact I had to wake up early. No matter how early I go to bed, 6 am still seems way too early. I am usually fine for the first hour and a half of my Art class, but after that it just drags. 3 hours is way to long to draw, I should have thought about that before enrolling in the class. The semester is almost ending, and that means time to search for a summer job! A girl in my Art class told me her aunt works for a group home that would be willing to hire me for summer help. Thats pretty good, because I know I would make a lot of money there. (they call you in a lot) After art I went home and fell right asleep, took a 2 hour nap. I had really odd dreams! One where I was walking around my house and asking my friends why I felt so groggy, they would always reply "melissa you are sleeping! sleeping!" Very odd if you ask me. Another where my best friend and I were involved in a huge car accident pile up. Scary dream, I will watch out now when I am driving! I studied a lot during art class, got a good headway into my medical terminology chapters that I need to learn. Studied some more when I woke up, but its time to take a break from studying. Its wearing me out a bit, and I just kept staring at the same term over and over. (near the end) Thats pretty much all I did today, and I wont do much else. More than likely I am going to be drawing in the wee hours of the morning...(since I downed an energy drink and a pepsi) No worries, after all I am a night person, and my German class does not start until around noon. Thats all I have to say for my day today, it was very uneventful. Took the family dog out for a walk while I roller bladed, that was a blast. (haha) Take care everyone! Here is a test I took on HelloQuizzy.com, it was quite accurate.

you chose CX - your Enneagram type is TWO (aka "The Charmer").


"I must help others"


Helpers are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.
  • Share fun times with me.
  • Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.
  • Let me know that I am important and special to you.
  • Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

    In Intimate Relationships

  • Reassure me that I am interesting to you.
  • Reassure me often that you love me.
  • Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.

What I Like About Being aTWO

  • being able to relate easily to people and to make friends
  • knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better
  • being generous, caring, and warm
  • being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings
  • being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

What's Hard About Being a TWO

  • not being able to say no
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling drained from overdoing for others
  • not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish
  • criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should
  • being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them
  • working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

TWOs as Children Often

  • are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism
  • try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding
  • are outwardly compliant
  • are popular or try to be popular with other children
  • act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention
  • are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted TWOs), or quiet and shy (the more introverted TWOs)

TWOs as Parents

  • are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)
  • are often playful with their children
  • wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"
  • can become fiercely protective

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Apr. 14th, 2009 @ 06:20 pm Uck ugh
Current Mood: stressedstressed
The next two weeks shall be a blast I think, and may I say I am being highly sarcastic. Winter semester is ending, so of course that means final exams. Its funny though because I am only really worried about one class, the rest I know I will do fine. Art, I just need to finish my projects to my teachers liking. German, we get to use our notes AND our dictionary, how cool is that. Psychology, is easy in general for me, I mean I have not read the book at all and I have an A in the class. Nursing however is a different story, my teacher is a wonderful person that does not know how to teach. I am not complaining about teachers, believe me, I love them. (there are two of them living with me after all) I just wish my nursing teacher would explain a little more on certain things. Like what exactly will be on the exam, not just chapters. So I will be cramming for that, trying to memorize everything in my medical terminology book, and I am sure I will do fine. I have an A in all my classes, but you know I want to maintain a rather HIGH gpa to get into the Nursing program. I dont know, the past two days I have been feeling really sensitive. Like for example I swear to you if I were to drop and break a glass cup I would cry. Really, I am not joking. I am normally sensitive but not THAT sensitive, I think it has to do in part with my special friend that comes once a month, and the fact that exams are coming. You know stress, stress, stress! So I mainly feel sorry for those around me, witnessing first hand how sensitive I really can be. I think I am going to go take a drive and calm down, I feel really stressed right now. I think its mainly because I looked in my book and saw how much I need to learn in ten days. Tests give me headaches, and I have one right now. So I leave you with some interesting facts I found in the book I am currently reading.

The only bone that has not been broken by a person in a skiing accident yet is one in the inner ear
Forty thousand people get hurt by toilets every year
If you need a substitute for blood plasma, you can use the goop inside coconuts (do not try this) 
One of the hardest bones to break in the human body is the scapula because it moves around so much. (shoulder blade) 
Clavicle means "little key" because it connects all the other bones in the chest

Go read Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult. Its a really good book and the little girl in the book knows all these little facts, its cute. Anyways I am out, going to go take a ride and relax. You know, try to de-stress myself I guess. bye.

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Apr. 13th, 2009 @ 04:20 pm busy days of college
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Yea, I happen to be very sleepy today. No excuse really except that I am not a morning person and I had to wake up at 6 am. ugh, I dislike mondays! Why did I pick such an early class? Guess I was not thinking, I am pretty much used to it now, since the semester is almost over. I decided I was not going to take summer classes, mainly because I dont have enough loan money yippie! Anyways today I had Art 101 for 3 hours, yes I did type the number 3! After drawing for 3 hours I had German, my favorite class this semester. I am majoring in Nursing and minoring in German, I know odd combination! I happen to be obsessed with all languages, especially German. After German I went home, drank a bunch of caffeine to have it not affect my sleepiness. I feel like a zombie....thankfully I was smart and in the fall semester I wont be taking such an early class! Anyways I decided to talk about The Golden Compass in this journal post. I absolutely love the movie and the book. Seriously I have seen the movie thousands of times (no exaggeration) and I could quote you the whole movie beginning to end. hmmm.....not sure why I like it so much, the book was better than the movie as always, but the movie is still wonderful. I am still upset with it doing so badly in America, but so well overseas. I blame religious folk trying to make everyone believe what they do, dont get me wrong I happen to be Christian. I just do not believe in shoving my beliefs down other peoples throats. This movie (Golden Compass) has NOTHING to do with turning children away from God. I do not understand where people get that from, they even edited the book to not even mention God. My advice to all religious folk that have some problem with The Golden Compass, read it first. It is not as bad as you think, I personally loved it. I plan on going to the store later today and trying to finish all my art projects for this "art jury" to look at. (to see if any of our art work is good enough for a student show) I hope none of mine get picked, I like to draw for my personal enjoyment, not to put my art in a show. My betta Mr. Blue is staring at me from his fish bowl, I think he is demanding food. He has his own personality its so funny, hes such a sweet fish! And yes I do talk to him, dont we all talk to our pets? The picture is credit to a google find, I dont know who made it! It is a Golden Compass picture with Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pan!

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