Saturday, February 14, 2009


I am now a second semester junior. As it stands now my majors are officially Sociology and Pre-nursing. I am taking Microbiology this semester...and so far, it rocks! I am loving the class. The Professor is fantastic...encouraging, very hands-on in lab, website with lots of extra credit things to do, etc. Got a 90% on the first would have been 100% but I misread one question and realized it right after I turned it in. *sigh* I am also TA'ing for the Professor I had for Physiology last semester. Assisting in lab 3 hours a week and will be running weekly study groups with the other 2 TA's starting next Tuesday. After this semester I will have 18 units of Biology; 20 units is required for an official minor. So I will be talking to an advisor, and possibly adding a Bio minor.

Sociology is kicking my butt. I am taking Research Methods and Classical Theory. My Methods Professor had a baby on the 5th...only a few hours after class! So our lectures were canceled all this past week and next Tuesday as well. However, due dates have not been changed for any asignments! So, I have now done 2 asignments with no accompanying lecture, and have another due Tuesday! Just lovely.


Pete Dowan said...

Hi "Fallen Angels;
Pete Dowan here !
I realize that there is very little chance that this e-mail will result in anything, but that's better than the zero chance if I didn't try. I was googling for Nurse related blogs and I came across your site and thought I'd contact you. This is not really a comment on your subject, so please forgive me, but perhaps you can get a "bit of a lift" from this, I hope.
I am a medically disabled songwriter from St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and have written many songs about many different subjects and in several different styles, but one in particular was a result of my numerous times spent in various hospitals in my area.
One of the last times I came home I decided to try and write one for those who had cared for my well being during those trying times and I focused on the ones that were fresh in my memory. The song I wrote about (and for) them is called "LADIES IN WHITE". They wore white uniforms and were all female (YES, I know that there ARE male nurses AND know that not many wear white any more... but besides how amazingly efficient and caring they were, that was what I remembered of them .. besides, since white is actually made up of all the colours of the spectrum, it therefore represents every colour). It is not rock or pop, rap or hip hop or even a ballad... it is just a happy, simple to sing-along-with, uptempo song.
I mention that I am medically disabled because various factors of my condition stop me from being able to use professional studios to record my songs, so I have to do them here, at home, in my basement, on donated equipment from musicians I used to work with. For the same reason, I also am unable to perform my music live.
I was wondering if you'd like to hear the song, since your blog is about and for nurses. I can send you an MP3, a short term link or it can be heard on my "MySpace" page ... which is ... the second song on the list. I'd love to hear your opinion on it.
I DO understand if you'd rather not.
Have a great day, and keep smiling.

Musically Yours,
Pete Dowan {:-) [pronounced like plowin' ]

Pete Dowan said...

Pete here !
Made a mistake, I forgot I moved the song ... it's now the first song on the list.
Pete Dowan {:-)