Chopin beats & droppin Brahms.

by Ron English
March 30, 2010, 8:30 pm
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March 29, 2010, 11:55 am
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Last night someone woke me up  because they had something to ask me something about healthcare reform.

this is serious.
March 24, 2010, 9:06 pm
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Ok for all of you that know what’s good in the neighborhood.. PCN season has arrived. And I want to give maaad propsicles to everyone who has/is putting in the hours, the effort, and the time to make their PCN’s awesome, memorable, and entertaining for their friends, families, and colleagues.


And I know that everyone is busting ass to make shit happen but let me tell you why this year’s PCN is incredibly personal– to all of us.

A good majority of the cast (including the leads) are seniors. Senior nursing students. And for nursing students in their last year at Mount, have to complete nine 12-hour shifts before May 3rd. (We were just given our assignments this week).

Not only that, we also have to juggle school, work, and other priorities as well as PCN practice in order to make this work. And for those of you who have been in a PCN (not just MOUNT), practices during hell week can last up to 2 a.m. in the morning.

So imagine having rehearsal lasting until 2 a.m. when you’ve been on your feet taking care of patients for 12 hours.

My first 12 hour shift is this SUNDAY.. when I have a hula performance on Saturday night and a class on Monday morning.

But I’m not the only one with a cray cray schedule.

Since most of the cast is composed of nursing students (or soon to be nursing students), we all have to be up an ‘attem at the hospital paying our dues..

This is what we do in order to make this show AMAZING for our family and friends, as well as ourselves.
And this year as being one of the leads, I honestly don’t know how I’m going to be able to do this.

But I know I will.

The game changed two years ago during my sophomore year of college when I saw the acting cast composed almost entirely of seniors bust 36 hour days to make it happen. Y’all are our inspiration forreal.

For most of you, I never heard so much as an audible sigh or a complaint during rehearsal.
Was truly honored to be director/scriptwriter that year ❤

and last year.. with the wonderful Stephers Anasco being lead and one of the SCRIPTWRITERs last year as well..

I’m in good company. 🙂

Well off to bed, I got orientation bright and early tomorrow morning.

Here’s to the last stretch of my college career, sleepless nights, more coffee,
and an endless supply of memories ❤



940 billion
March 22, 2010, 11:33 pm
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940 billion dollars is what is the estimated cost of President Obama’s Health Care Reform. All systems are a GO for the Health Care Reform Bill, but what does this mean? It’s the question that has been resonating throughout our heads, and since most of us don’t understand the political English double-talk of law, or would like to sit through the over 1,000 page document..

I think its safe to say that we’re ALL a little bit..


The entire day I’ve been trying to search for answers, and see how HealthCare Reform Bill will affect us. I for one have been a supporter of Healthcare Reform. Social Security and Medicaid are about to go bankrupt and (personally) I would rather have this country try something completely different and (possibly) fail, than fail knowing that we did nothing.

It’s no wonder the House passed it with a meager eight vote margin.. 220 to 212.
It’s safe to say that alot of us (even the politicians) are split on the deal. We all want healthcare reform,
but do we want to pay for it?

In a conversation that I had with my good friend Brent, we had mentioned countries who provide access to healthcare like Canada and Germany. Although their taxes are relatively higher, their people are relatively healthier, and their citizens get access to basic healthcare.

But that’s the problem. What is basic healthcare to the Canadians and the Germans is not necessarily what is basic to us. They don’t have the same occurring health disruptions and health problems than we do..
Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Diabetes


So the reason why universal healthcare is working for them, may not be in that everyone has access..
one also has to take into the account that they don’t eat like they do, they don’t live like we do, and they’re not as stressed out as we are.

The reason why the Obama Campaign believes so strongly in Healthcare Reform is because they believe that they can reform our perception of health. Michelle Obama’s constant campaign for eating healthier, buying organic, implementing exercise, etc.. will help bring us on the road to HEALTH. And inadvertently help out healthcare reform.

Alot of people are pissed off because they don’t think that this HCR Bill will save us from our problems.
Well they’re right.

It definitely will not save us from our problems.

If we continue the lifestyle we live, we’re going to get the same results,
the American people are just going to get fatter, sicker, and more BROKE than ever before.

Fat, sick, and broke.
The American dream.

We can’t expect this to take us out of a shit hole if we don’t take action ourselves.

With the government stated insurance, the government having the ability to access individual bank accounts, doctors getting capped wages, and cancer patients getting “rationed” care…

I really do not KNOW where this will take us.
I have no problem with everyone receiving healthcare
But as a (future) nurse, I do believe that people should be able to make decisions on their health
and their life decisions
as well as their END-OF-LIFE decisions

(but that’s a whole ‘nother chestnut)

I do think we should give this a chance and at the same time,
re-evaluate why the hell are we getting so fucking sick in the first place?

Prescriptions will be cheaper
Subsidizes will be available
Everyone (theoretically) will get insurance (or face a $697 fine)..

We’re all getting this whether we like it or not.
But as for me, I’m keeping optimistic.

This is America, goddammit.
The greatest fucking country in the world. #quotemeonthat

in plain english

March 21, 2010, 1:06 pm
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March 16, 2010, 11:12 pm
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*credit jamie tibon


A unicorn can be described as a person that you have/once had feelings for, but for some reason or another nothing ever worked out. And you secretly will always have feelings for them because nothing relationship-like happened between the both of you.

Everyone has a unicorn. It’s the crush that almost never truly goes away, the person you have a soft spot for– even if it has been YEARS since you actually were swooning over them.

Why are they called unicorns? Because they have the appearance of  something real..
maybe you two hung out all the time
maybe both of you had incredible chemistry
maybe they never could take you out of the “friend zone”
maybe everyone thought you two would be cute together and weren’t afraid to let you know it

whatever the case, IT NEVER WORKED OUT.
So you end up with lingering feelings and frayed ends of a chance that something may happen between you two

but in reality,  you probably won’t get the relationship you want.
no matter how real it seems to be.

to be continued

March 14, 2010, 1:24 am
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Being shy won’t get you very far in life. Harsh but true, I have known this through experience.

Personally, I am half introvert, half extrovert. The ever popular Meyers-Briggs test  results have shown me to be split almost right down the middle– 49% introvert, 51% extrovert.

Despite popular belief.. being an introvert/extrovert has almost nothing to do with being a people person, being social, or anti-social for that matter. It has everything to do with where you draw your energy from. Like many people, there are times where I think better and feel more productive when I am secluded, by myself and left alone to my thoughts and my creativity.

And then there are times where I vibe off of the energy from those around me.

It depends on the situation.

Regardless, introvert or extrovert.. mustering up the energy and courage to introduce yourself and/or starting a conversation can be the difference between..
an encounter, and a friendship,
a sighting, and a relationship,
an introduction, and a job.

Have you ever had a friend who brought their significant other, and they didn’t bother to introduce themselves, or make an effort to talk to anyone, or get to know anyone?

Didn’t you feel like their S.O. wasn’t gaining any brownie points because they were being so shy? It may be that there is their natural personality– shy. And in your head you may be thinking “All right, I’ll give them another shot. They’re probably really cool when you get to know them.”

But that’s the thing.
You gotta get to know them
It’s alot easier to be on good terms with people if you get it right the first time.
Doing something as simple as making eye contact, smiling, and reaching out your hand to introduce yourself can make the world of a difference.

There is much truth in the saying that “you only get one shot at making a first impression.”

Believe it or not, some people may get offended because you were being shy.

Because it raises questions in people’s heads  like,

“What’s their problem?”
“Why are they being so anti-social?”
“What’s the matter with them? Why won’t they talk?”

which really just is a misinterpretation (most times) of a person.


We want to feel like people enjoy our company,
am I right?

But think about it.. how hard is it to introduce yourself?

Making an effort speaks volumes.

Consider this..

Shy guys probably won’t get a date, a number, or even A NAME.

It doesn’t have to pick up line,

you just need to get to the starting line.

the very least thing you can do, in any social encounter
is to introduce yourself.

You’d be surprised at how many people you’ll meet,
and the wonderful people you will get to know.

Make it a point to be present.

The world won’t like you

unless you leave a good impression.


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