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August 30, 2009 (sun.)

Ok well im back at starbucks. It is 7:50 pm. Been a very trying day LOL… to say the least. Well today I had plans to have dinner with someone but those plans fell through. So now im just here. Finished my coffee and now decided to get on and write a bit. I hope I get to do something fun today. Something to get my mind busy. Im so bored at times, I mean I have a life. But that is a school/work life… i feel so fried at times. All my good friends live out of state. California, Nevada, Arizona… So that leaves me here. It could always be worse though… My familiy is great. but they have lives of their own and I hate being the third wheel. Next week is first friday, so maybe some good music and art will relax me a bit.

I had some crazy nightmares last night… Of which will remain a secret… ugh… anyways

I washed my car yesterday, it look ssuper nice. Since I thought I was going to go eat dinner today I wanted ti to look super nice ;) and it does… I had today all planned out so it sucks now that none of it is going as planned hahahaha LOL all I can do is laugh about it I guess…my friend Daisy just text me to cheep up! lol she should come down to do something… im hurt with her and becky whom have come to san antonio and have not told me they are in town only till they are leaving ahahhahaaha… oh well… thats not cool but oh well…

She just remined me that I got a dumb red light ticket… the ones where the camera snaps a picture of your license plate… BLEH 75 bucks!

driving... bored...

driving... bored...

hmmm what else… oh yeah the nurses had a meeting this past week one morning, and after the meeting a few nurses approached me saying that my name had come up abotu what a hard worker I was that a few nurses started talking great abotu me to the OR director… I was so flattered and appreciate it… I am glad it pays off to work hard… I had started thinking that no one was noticing…

sitting on a bridge downtown looking up at the clouds

sitting on a bridge downtown looking up at the clouds

ok well later that night I went out with my friend Krystal We went to starbucks at the Quarry and just chatted about life and stuff for the remainder of that evening. I am so glad we did. I enjoyed myself alot.

August 21, 2009 (fri.)

Ok well im here at work… Today has been pretty long. I still have two more Lap Tubals to go, but its all good… I just realized how privileged I am to be working for how I mainly work for. The reason I say this is because when I am in different rooms with different surgeons. nurses, tech, etc etc… They are always saying how they dislike the Surgeon I work for (whom shall be named “Dr. X” just for this article)…. and how particular he is, and how eccentric, etc etc… but then they always end with how a great surgeon he is regardless… and I get this special notoriety… Like I will be with a rugeon I have never worked for, and I will see a tech talking to them outside, and then the surgeon will come in and make some snarky remark like, “Oh so you are Dr. X’s guy huh?”… or one time when I was in a room the doctor was playfully complaining about how everyone was doing awful work, then the Nurse said something like, “Dont you know who you are working with there… thats Dr. X’s crew.” … and the surgeons will be like “you work for Dr. X?”…  For those that know me know I am not conceited or self selling but the surgeons always seem like honored or priviledged to be working with Dr. X’s guy… Some times the techs say it snarky like “oh Dr. X’s Goldne boy”… I ahve even heard the word “protege” which I dont even care if they are trying to be mean or sarcastic… to me its an honor to be learning and working with him… Golden boy, or whatever… I would rather be his Golden boy than a nobody… LOL

Ok thats my Rant about that…

Hmmm well I wanna get out of here because my friend Sammy came down to visit some what unexpected so he is roaming the city I guess… He called and I was still here at work and I was like Sorry dude im at work… so he said he would go eat and shop or something… i feel bad… but I was on-call…

ok well im gonna end this now and go see if I am going home already or not…

Peace!

(pictures un related to this post… One is at airport on my way yo vegas on Aug 9th. the other is a few weeks later at target around Sept 2 or 3)

Waiting for my connecting flight in DFW to Las Vegas.

Waiting for my connecting flight in DFW to Las Vegas.

At Target...

At Target...

August 18, 2009 (tues.)

Ok well I am back from Las Vegas. It was an interesting trip. Although half way through the week I got so tired of that city. Ugh I dont really understand why, I just wanted to be back home. I like traveling but for some reason I was totally tired of it. The Fountain at the bellagio was cool though. I would stand out there and wait for the next show (every 15 min.) I think I actually stood out there for more than an hour one night. I did some shopping at the Miracle Mile shopping center, and at Caesars. Hmmmm other than that I was pretty bored and busy all day at some labs…

excalibur casino carnival games

excalibur casino carnival games

I won 250 dollars at the craps table. I read about the game for 2 days, and studied it in the casino the following 2 days… LOL then I played it the last 2 days… Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

The Last night I finally met up with some friends, and we did the whole  dinner, movie, bowling… It was to hang out for a change. I had my In-n-Out Burger, and came back home.

Now back to work…I start school next week and well the hustle and bustle starts all over again. Besides that the only interesting thing is the things that have been going around in my circle of friends… just crazy how drastically things can change. Wow.

Ok well ill add the pictures tomorrow since its late.

bellagio water fountain show

bellagio water fountain show

a future bride walkign in the strip

a future bride walkign in the strip

cant have vegas without Elvis right?

cant have vegas without Elvis right?

August 8, 2009 (sat.)

Ok this time I have really gone overboard in not posting much… Sorry… Well as you can see I changed the layout of my website. I still have not finished… it should get even better than this. Well My GPA is getting higher and higher and im so excited! Im out of school for the next few weeks. And tomorrow I fly to Las Vegas for a Wound Closure a suturing 6 Day Lab. thats exciting… As far as life… Well its there… I have started to take a new qoute into consideration more…

“If every instinct you have is wronng, then the oppostin would have to be right.” -Jerry Seinfeld.

Simply put. I always complain about wrong decisions I make or just how I dont take action. so far its been working well…

hmmm What else… I have made some great friends lately. I went to Guadalajara and had fun a few weeks back.. I lost my calculator watch though! hahaha I guess destiny refuses to let me be a geek…

I have not taken many pictures lately… but I do have pictures to uplaod just not with me. I am at starbucks downtown right now and have no camera or SD card with me… I have my Blackberry storm but I am listening to music right now and dont want to take my Micro SD card out… Bleh…

Anyways I decided to take my mom to Las Vegas last minute, which killed my finances hahahaha last minute tickets SUCK… but I figured it would be fun to spend time with her… I mean as morbid as it may sound she wont always be around right? and I also spent quite a bit on some Shows… I wanted to take her out… if she had not been going I would have probably gone to the BLUE MAN GROUP show but I have a feeling she wouldnt like it. So I bought tickets to Cirque De Solei KA, Penn and Teller, and Tournament of Kings… hahaha CORNY but im sure it will be fun!!! I bought the best tickets available in each which in turn results in me not knowing how to pay for my next set of book sand tuition HAHAHAHAH oh well one problem at a time! its my mom afterall!

Hmmm what else is new? Friends of mine have been getting into some trouble and friction between them… dont really like to see the group break up but what can I do? I enjoyed how things were but changes happen…

Oh yeah I think I got a ticket by one of those dumb RED LIGHT CAMERAS! UGH!!!!!

wow I have a lot to write, I hope I have enought pictures to supplement my journal!

I been playing my piano alot more… it feels so good, relaxes me so much, too bad my dogs always run out of the house when I start playing… my biggest critics!

OMG! how could I have forgotten one of the biggest things that has happened!!!

My uncle has passed away! Aug. 24th he went on to rest in the arms of the Lord. I will miss calling him for advice, I will miss calling him to chat. Its sad, but his funeral was amazing! just how he would have wanted. I always wanted him to be the one to marry me. I always thought “When I get married I am going to let my wife choose everything she wants, location, colors, decorations… all I will asl for is for us to be married by my Uncle.” and now that will never happen. It saddens me… my family took it harder than anyone will ever know…

… (moment of Silence)

Which reminds me, I am now on a brand new laptop Again… the night of the funeral I had my laptop under my sisters car seat. I wa ssitting behind her, and I will forever hate BMW because of this… but she was showing my dad how her seats went up and down… and as she went down… CRACK!!!!… hahahah but now I have a new laptop… I threw in some Bose head phones just for the heck of it too… LOL…

ok Well I guess that all for now… Im laughing to myself and people think im crazy…. oh well… till next time…

on my way home after going to the Haunted Asylum

on my way home after going to the Haunted Asylum

Betsaida at the mercardo in Tlaquepaque on my trip to Guadalajara Mx.

Betsaida at the mercardo in Tlaquepaque on my trip to Guadalajara Mx.

Random picture I took looking out a door at a family friends house.

Random picture I took looking out a door at a family friends house.

random picture of nuts being sold in Mexico.

random picture of nuts being sold in Mexico.

June 13, 2009 (sat.)

Ok well lets see whats new? I am taking some more summer classes. Work has been busy but I am glad at my progress. Even though I don’t think I will be doing this for more than 3 more years. God willing by then I will have moved to bigger and better things. I got a new Camera. It is a Nikon D80. Been playing with it quite a bit lately. Took it to work and took some pictures. As well as down town with some friends.

Been pretty lonely lately, I am so busy with school and work I hardly have time for anyone else which leaves me hanging around by myself a lot.

I wish I ahd more time to take pictures. I haven’t taken to many daylight pictures in a while since I am a dungeon rat. With work and school…

Other than that my life remains the same… I wish I had some exciting news.. but I guess our lives really are not as crazy as we see like on T.V. Oh yeah yesterday that stopped sending Analog signal and are now only transmitting digital.. crazy.

I am also taking Vyvanse (adderol) and its been helping alot… we’ll see how that goes…

i got a Nikon D80

i got a Nikon D80

Some of the Ortho boys at work.

Some of the Ortho boys at work.

Fito pretending to be drunk even though we were just drinking ssome Pepsi at the Grand Hyatt

Fito pretending to be drunk even though we were just drinking ssome Pepsi at the Grand Hyatt

my mom washign dishes

my mom washing dishes

Yesterday at the rivier center mall... just bored snaping at anything.

Yesterday at the rivier center mall... just bored snaping at anything.

posing for my own new camera

posing for my own new camera

May 21, 2009 (thurs.)

Wow its been over a month since i last updated this. ok well I am done with spring semester. I took 17 hours… passed them all! I lost my phone and my watch at work about 3 weeks ago. Ugh I really didnt liek that phone except for the camera which was rated as the best camera phone available… UGH!! I got a blackberry storm, its very glitchy and the camera isnt as good as you will be able to tell in the next couple of photos… but i like it.

Also had to get a new watch… I got a calculator watch… lol i am not the epitome of geekiness. lol

I finally got on facebook after fito and corrie kept telling me to get on.

ok well its been about 20 weeks and i have lost about 45 lbs. I feel good. I am glad i started to eat healthy…

Oh yeah I came up as a bone marrow match for a 7 year old girl with Acute Lymphocytic leukemia, and so next wednesday I will be taking some blood test to make sure i am correct match and then from there i will be scheduled for the transplant. I am kind of scared but grateful for the opportunity to help someone out. We’ll see how it goes.

Besides school, church, and work, there is nothing really new I guess thats why I have not responded in here much… and I only have 2 crappy pictures taken by new phone…. BLEH!!!

my new calculator watch taken by my new phone with a crappy camera...

my new calculator watch taken by my new phone with a crappy camera...

45 lbs later... here i am.

45 lbs later... here i am.

April 12, 2009 (sun.)

How I wish I could keep up with this more. I get emails form people telling me to post more. LOL thats when I come back and post something… well I have been super busy with school, and studying, and homework… and Work UGH! anyways… I been thinking alot… People bug me… not the actual person but the way they take on life. For example the Janitor at my school, I dont understand how he could hold that job with out having motivation to do something with himself, seeing kids go there and better themselves, and then move on to their careers. You would figure he would have done something by now. Or the guy I just saw right now at walgreens. He was a fat guy and was restocking the supplement isle. the slim-fast, myoplex, alli, dexatrim, hydroxycut… how in the world can you keep on in life with out deciding to better your self? it just bugs me.

I have also been spending alot of time at school… I miss surises because im at work and i miss sunsets because im at school. its like I have become a dungeon rat. Its frying me out… the other day I looked out the window from class and saw this amazing sunset… wish i could have been on a porch swing or something.

my camera phone didnt even come close to capturing all the colors.

my camera phone didn't even come close to capturing all the colors.

and on the weekend I spend my time on-call. Which i dont mind since i have nothing else to do and most of the time is spent waiting for the doctors to come in, so we spend it relaxing late at night chatting away.

Here we are waiting for a Dr. who is notorious for being super late, we had fun though.

Here we are waiting for a Dr. who is notorious for being super late, we had fun though.

oh yeah I went to eat at this taco place owned by soem brothers from church, its really good, I recommend everyone to go… i mean i encourage everyone to go.

Tacos Hno. Lira, on Pleasanton Rd. if u need directions let me know.

Tacos Hno. Lira, on Pleasanton Rd. if u need directions let me know.

when I do finally get sometime to myself i like to spend it like a geek studying… Mcats… ugh I love that word, its like a gate way to my future, I also cant wait to be over with it… LOL

these have been my pillows for some time... lol

these have been my pillows for some time... lol

I saw this funny thing at work, I am not sure if its funny or if I am just so fried I found it funny… anyways that all for now…

Come one do we really need a sign telling us this water fountain is out of order?~?~?

Come one do we really need a sign telling us this water fountain is out of order?~?~?

random picture i took

random picture i took

March 15, 2009 (sun.)

Ok spring break is over. It was totally unproductive but its ok, I guess that the purpose of spring break. To be unproductive and Lazy. Well this week I saw a few movies, none of which were a disappointment. Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Street Kings, and Twilight… they were all surprisingly very good. Last saturday I had an exam, and I think I did pretty well, I lik emy Saturday clss because I get to drink from a fountain which I feel Emits the best tasting water in the world… Ugh its so good. Then I went with a friend and a car we had fixed a day before started spillin the radiator water…  (go figure, guess we were not the great mechanics we both thought), thankgully his dad fixed our mistake… Of course we went to celebrate by getting some SLUSHIES!!! lol Although I wish they had a greater variety like at 7-11. but we dont have any of those here in San Antonio. IT still was ok. I think we had the coke flavor.

And during the week, I saw this over loaded truck I thought it was crazy… I just had to take a picture… Then after much debate I bought myself a Rifle, I took it to the shooting range and had a blast -no pun intended.

And now here I find myself after a long week of work and laziness… my week back to school starts tomorrow… ugh… ok well I guess its ok. We’ll see how that goes… Peace.

Best Water in the world, I sho9uld bottle it and sell it.

Best Water in the world, I should bottle it and sell it.

We screwed up. It was an easy mistake too, I should have known better... LOL

We screwed up. It was an easy mistake too, I should have known better... LOL

Waiting for it to be slushed more... lol

Waiting for it to be slushed more... lol

can you tell i totally live around mexicans... I love it! LOL

can you tell i totally live around mexicans... I love it! LOL

ugh i hate the face i got caught with in the picture... oh well... this is an M4 rifle at the shooting range. SUPER awesome compared to my .22 plinkster lol

ugh i hate the face i got caught with in the picture... oh well... this is an M4 rifle at the shooting range. SUPER awesome compared to my .22 plinkster lol

February 23, 2009 (mon.)

Ok well i been pretty busy these past couple of weeks. I wake up early, go to work, go to school, then usually get home and crash out. But i feel good. I feel like im getting somewhere, like im getting smarter day by day. Of course im also still remaining faithful to my starbucks downtown by the riverwalk (the one next to HArd Rock).

I was waiting for a friend to come meet me there.

I was waiting for a friend to come meet me there.

Well this past saturday A good friend of mine got married. It was a nice wedding, although im a guy so I don’t really know what I am talkin about.

Mr and Mrs. Jesse Manuel Ruiz

Mr and Mrs. Jesse Manuel Ruiz

Church has been great, usually after church I go out with the youth to eat or go play rock band. Never thought playing a fake instrument coupld be that fun.

Alter call after preaching.

Alter call after preaching.

I have to admit that I am currently sitting in my Calculus class as I type this up. I understand it pretty well so i can goof off for today. I received my test back last week, im so happy because I did well.

my book bag on my desk like always. and my laptop, and a blank paper and pencil... hmmmm maybe i should be following along.

my book bag on my desk like always. and my laptop, and a blank paper and pencil... hmmmm maybe i should be following along.

When I become a doctor I want to be like this guy right here. His name is Dr. Cyr and he is a podiatrist surgeon.  The reason I use him as an example is because he is so friendly and is super nice. Even when I screw up during surgery he can be super patient. Plus everyone likes him. When I walk into a Operating room in the future I will remember his attitude, and try to mold myself to be like him.

Dr. Cyr showing off his baby girl to some co-workers

Dr. Cyr showing off his baby girl to some co-workers

A good friend of mine [democrat] painted her car during the Obama campaign and I thought it was cool [even though im conservative] so I took a picture of it. She did all this by hand. I thought it was pretty cool. Great work Sana.

Sanas Obama Mobile

Sana's Obama Mobile

I been eating so healthy for quite a few weeks now. Actually today I start my 8th week. I started at 225 lbs. and I am now currently at 198 lbs. My goal weight of course being around 165-175. I feel great.

This is me one week ago.

This is me one week ago.

February 5, 2009 (thurs.)

Ok my teacher is illiterate… she spelled “recognize”… “RECONISE” …!!! … Oh my goodness… then she asks us to write a thesis statement about a play script we have been reading, and mine was so good… We had to go and write it on the black board 5 of us at a time. and when i was walking back to my seat everyone was like “Antonio, yours is so good, etc, etc etc” and it was, I hate to toot my own horn but it was… I wrote. “Through corrupt ambition, All My Sons, depicts the reflection of economic determinismduring past and present war times.” … and she totally changed mine. I think don’t think she likes me, I think she has realized I have discovered her to be a phoney!… she changed it to ” Through the characters’ corrupt ambition, All MySons represents economic determinism during but specifically war time.” … WHAT THE HECK THAT DOESNT MAKE SENSE!!! UGH!!

Today at work we amputated a hand, and i got a chance to take a picture since I had to break scrub to take a call, I was able to reach for my phone and take a picture, before i scrubbed back in… this picture is not for those with a light stomach…

it looks like the hand is throuwing the finger but that is just how it naturally positioned itself after amputation.

it looks like the hand is throuwing the finger but that is just how it naturally positioned itself after amputation.

John G. Had to take my place after I had to leave to take a call... but this is what I do for my job... I like it.

John G. Had to take my place after I had to leave to take a call... but this is what I do for my job... I like it.... Thats him closing the wrist back up after amputation.