That’s What She Said – Readers!

August 25, 2004

Evidently there are people that come to my site.  About 5 a day, to be exact.

Photo 46So I decided that I would start updating it again, just because I don’t want to disappoint anyone out there.  Eventually, I’ll have my own webspace.  I want to use it to post pictures I’ve taken, instead of just writing stuff, but writing stuff is good for now.


School started last week.  I really like my classes and everything.  I can’t believe I still have 2 years left.  But, once it’s done, I’m done with school for a very long time.  That’s not to say that I wont go back and get my bachelors after I have children or anything, but kids come first.

YES, I am baby crazy.  Uber baby crazy. 

In other news, my right toenail is about to fall off!  I have a doctors appointment on Monday, and I’ll get him to look at it while I’m there for “other things” just to make sure that it still looks healthy.

As healthy as a toenail falling off can look.

In related news, I bought a new pair of pointe shoes.  For those of you new to theworldofMandy, I do ballet.  These pointe shoes fit much better, but I’m not sure I sewed the ribbons correctly.  Not a big deal, really.  All it means is I might have to spend ANOTHER two hours re-sewing them.  But I’ll live.

“That’s What She Said” posts are ancient history – blogs from my very first online journal.

  • Lani

    My first blog was a rant on my ex-boyfriend…I have since deleted that “dark” time of my life, and the first post you can find on my xanga is a quote from a song I was listening to at the time…they then follow me through my study abroad in Italy, Graduation from Undergrad, Application to law school, working for the DA awaiting acceptance, and my tirade on law school and how it sucks. :0)

    • Mandy

      I think I went back at one point and read most of your blogs. I have very much enjoyed following your journey, seeing you find a most excellent boyfriend, the cat that your parents wouldn’t let you keep, your beautiful NOLA, and how amazingly you excel at Law School, even though you’re not sure you want to be there. I hope I’ve been supportive along the way… I try to be! I don’t remember how we connected, but I’m glad we did. :)

  • Lani

    Oh, and PS…I keep linking in here through Xanga…so keep reminding us that you are posting here until we get in the groove of checking this on our own. Kissies!

  • Yasmine

    Did you do an associates degree program for Ultrasound/Diagnostic Medical Sonography? I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do in the medical field. The DMS programs here in California require that your already have a 2 year allied health degree before you can even apply. That would mean I would have to do at least 4 years of schooling before I can even become a Sonographer! I’m not sure I want to invest that kind of time. Ugh….I’ve hit a brick wall and I don’t know what to do. Started nursing last year and hated it. I need something more specialized. Oh well, i’ll figure it out someday.

    Do you eventually want to go back into OB if you get the opportunity in the future? Was OB less stressful then what your doing now?

    • Mandy

      Hey Yasmine!

      I do have an associates degree. I’m actually encouraged to hear that your program requires previous knowledge in the medical field… DMS is very challenging! It has an average of a 50% drop out rate, so having a 2 year health degree should drastically drop that rate. I know it seems like such a long time to go to school, but if you get a degree in something useful, it’s possible that you could work in a hospital while you put yourself through school to do something you LIKE. Ultrasound is an excellent field, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested. Perhaps you could look at some schools outside of CA that don’t require a degree? There are SO many options in healthcare… you’ll find something you love :)

      And… Yes. YES YES YES, I would go back to OB in the future. Not only was it less stressful, it was more enjoyable – I had a passion for it. All of my former patients that have become friends have told me that they are saddened by the fact that I’m no longer working in obstetrics. I hope my road leads me back in that direction. Someday!