So apparently stress hives don't mean that you're going to do well on the exams you take that week. I got a 60 on patho/physio, but then with the scale he put in I got a 75, and then I got a 58 on biochem, then to top it all off I found out today that I got a 71 on pharmaceutics. So my grades are not looking as good as the usually do. I was really worried about it last week. I found out my biochem grade the day before my birthday and it made me so upset because I left both (well all 3) of those exams feeling confident about how I did. But there isn't anything I can do about it, so I'm going to go talk to my professors and see how I can improve on the next ones...
On a MUCH more positive note.... my 20th birthday was absolutely amazing. I couldn't ask for better friends up here at school. I went out to dinner with Sarah, Domenic (Sarah's boyfriend), Jerry, Allison, Allan-Michael, Jaymes, Dan, Amanda, Elisha, Chris (Elisha's boyfriend), Chris, Rob (Chris's boyfriend), Ashley, Angela, and Kayla to Vinny T's which had great food, and everyone said it was delicious, and then we headed back to the appartment for a party of our own where I got pretty drunk, lol. I was good though, I didn't pass out, throw up, wake up with a hangover, and I remember the entire night. But the night before my birthday Elisha, Sarah and I all painted our nails together and stuff, and they were too impatient to give me my presents so at 11 PM they decided to give them to me. Sarah got me one of my favorite bras with 3 pairs of matching underwear from Victoria's Secret (she works there), and Elisha gave me lotion, body butter, body spray and perfume all in the same Berry Kiss scent that's new from Vicky's (Sarah picked it up for her). But if that wasn't enough just from them, at dinner on my birthday I got a brown Coach purse from Allison, becuase she said I would never buy one for myself so she had to get me one, Jaymes gave me a set from Yankee Candle that had a Willow Tree angel in it with a reed diffuser, which is perfect becuase I love the Willow Tree angels, Kayla, Chris and Rob gave my a gift certificate to Boarder's, and then I got cards and stuff from everyone else. It was such an awesome night.
Then I headed home on Saturday to see the family for my birthday and Allie's confirmation on Sunday. So I get home and get my presents from the family, and Mom and Dad gave me a pair of cubic zerconia diamond earrings for my 2nd holes that I had wanted becuase the ones I got my ears pierced with were getting gross from wearing them for so long, and a sweater that I loved from American Eagle, and then Allie gave me a blue with silver thread fabric scarf from American Eagle that is so cute, I wore it to school today, lol. Then Cioci gave me the movie 21 on DVD, which is great becuase I love that movie, and then I got money from everyone else, which is great, because I can always use money, lol. Allie's confirmation was really nice, it was at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence which was so beautiful, and she loved the necklace and earrings set I gave her for confirmation. Her favorite gift of all was what Cioci gave her though. For my confirmation she had an opal ring made for me becuase she was my sponsor, so for Allie what she did was took my great-grandomther's (her mom's) wedding ring and had it shaped into a heart and put on a chain with a small diamond in it. It came out so nice, and Allie was so excited about it. My Mom has her Grammy's (my Babci's mom's) wedding ring that she wants the same thing done to it, so she told me that I would eventually get it since Allie already had our great-Babci's ring.
So if that wasn't enough excitement for one weekend, it doesn't stop there. Today marked my offical entry into the School of Pharmacy at MCPHS with our White Coat Ceremony. It was really nice, we all get to wear our pharmacy lab coats for the first time, walked across the stage to recieve our school emblem pins, and all recieted the "Oath of a Student Pharmacist" together. It was a nice time overall except for the fact that they symbollically coated 5 members of our class, instead of coating all of us, which made me aggrivated becuase I feel like the people they chose didn't accurately represent our class. One of them was the Dean of Pharmacy's daughter, and the other 4 really have made no impact in our class. I felt like if they wanted to pick the dean's daughter and 4 other people from our class, why not pick student leaders or something, to show what our class has done for the school already. Anyway, I could go on about that forever, but then that would be boring, lol. Mom, Dad and Allie came to see it and then we went to P.F. Chang's for dinner, so that made it nice too, and Mom bought me a rose, so that was cute too. I get to wear my coat for the first time on Thursday when I have pharmaceutics lab.
So I guess that's about it, not so excitng week the rest of the week, I just have a Health Care Delivery exam that doesn't seem bad at all, and then I get to look foward to my second physiology/pathophysiology exam next Wednesday. Oh my life.... :-D