Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Jeff's back

Interestingly enough, Jeff was gone for just the weekend and is back on the island until Saturday due to rough seas (just ask my parents about that!). My parents headed out late last night and should be arriving in North Carolina very soon. Their visit was pretty terrific except some very sad news Wednesday night. Today is a catch-up day for me; since they've been here and we've been in the process of getting ready for Jeff to be away for a long time, I've been very slack on my homework and have to finish up three lab reports today! So needless to say, the blog on my parents' visit is going to be a little delayed, maybe Jeff and I will work on it together one evening or maybe I will do it this weekend... I have some pretty fantastic pictures from various places and have started uploading them to the Big Island and Visitors and Vacations subalbums on our Photobucket site. Again, just click on the blue links and you're there, and I'll do a better update after I'm done with all this schoolwork!

If you're interested in having any photos blown up and printed, just let me know and I'll send you a bigger file.


Monday, January 29, 2007

Out to Sea...

I'm out to sea for an extended time. I won't be able to mention where I'm going, but I'll tell you as often as I can where I've been. If you'd like to reach me, my ship e-mail is: dayj@paul-hamilton.navy.mil. Or you can write to:

LTJG Jeffrey Day
FPO AP 96667-1278.

It's been a busy several weeks leading up to this: We terminated the lease on the Mini, Jess's parents have been in town (she'll post an update on that as well as pictures soon), and all the regular tasks that need to be taken care of, as well as just cramming enough time in together.


Sunday, January 07, 2007


We had a lot of fun with a rainy, mucky hike on the Aiea Loop trail Saturday. We got into a mud fight. Jeff won!


Friday, January 05, 2007

Back to school...

Well, I have been working out my class schedule today. I've also been working on some requirement technicalities with George Washington University. I am tentatively looking at the physician assistant program there because there's a decent possibility Washington, D.C. will be Jeff's and my next stop. I am crossing my fingers; the requirements at GWU are a little easier than some of the other schools I have looked at, so I will probably be done at the end of this semester - after I take the GRE, of course. But the one thing that might get me is psychology, believe it or not, because I haven't taken any psychology courses since 1999! So right now, I am waiting for a response from GWU as to whether some of the crazy honors classes I took at USC will satisfy the requirement or whether I need to get myself into abnormal psychology this semester (which, admittedly, would probably be a fun class anyway, and I wouldn't have to worry about a lab). I gave up on getting into anatomy and physiology; UH has given me way too much grief, and I didn't feel like fighting with anyone else - not to mention that it's one of those year-long courses, so I probably would have had to start in the middle. I'd like to have it before I start a PA program, especially if my contemporaries have it, so maybe I will look into it somewhere other than UH.

I am very, very much looking forward to going to a school other than UH, but for now, I am doing the best I can with the hand I've been dealt.

So anyway, this semester so far, I am registered to take the second halves of both biology and chemistry with labs, and I might be adding abnormal psych into the mix. I also am going to take the GRE, which means I probably should be preparing for the GRE. I found out I can apply to GWU's 2008 PA program as early as May - and that is early!!! The program runs from August 2008 full-time straight through August 2010. Other schools are slightly different - some start in June instead of August and graduate in May or December or other random times. It is going to be tough, but I am looking forward to classes a little less boring than introductory biology and chemistry!!!