Lazy Weekend Trip to the Zoo

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Update 12/14/2023: This post was imported from a very old Blogger post and sadly all of the photos are missing.

I wanted to dedicate this whole entire weekend to complete and utter laziness. I have been studying my ass off in preparation for my advancement exam. After I took it on thursday morning I made a vow to myself that this weekend was going to be all about me. I did not care what time I woke up, what book I read, what responsibilities I had to take care of, or anything at all! I think that everyone needs one of those kinds of weekend every once in a while. A little mini vacation after a lot of hard work. I believe that it is healthy.

I spent the majority of this weekend watching Grey’s anatomy. Being brought to tears by a silly show with completely too much drama seems a little bit silly to me, but oh well. I can’t complain. At least I found a show that I am passionate about, one that continues to keep my interest season after season no matter how far fetched the various scenarios may be. The only sad part about the whole situation is that every time that I sit down and watch Grey’s anatomy it makes me want to become a surgeon that much more. I regret sitting around watching a show when I should be cracking open an anatomy book and studying so hard that I know the names of ever last grove and indentation of the humerus.

For the fourth time this year I am trying to once again quit smoking. I am not going to use any medication or aids this time. I am going to try to do it based solely on will power, strength, and determination. I am strong individual, I have been through a lot in my life and I refuse to be a slave to cigarettes for the rest of my life or any time period after right now for that matter. I smoked my last one just now, and vow right here and now never to smoke another one again. It is going to be tough, I am sure. But I am determined to make it this time. I will not go back, I cant go back, I REFUSE TO GO BACK!

On a lighter note, I went to the zoo today in honor of my ME day! It was a great time, I took lots of pictures and would love to share them with all of you right here! Enjoy.

The last time that I went to the zoo it was the middle of winter and raining. There was no one there! Today was an absolutely different story. There were hundreds of people milling about and scaring away all of the animals. I had to fight past a barrage of grumpy kids, exhausted moms, and confused tourists just to get a glimpse at some of the creatures. I prefer the first trip to this one. Even with the rain, it was so much more peaceful. I doubt that I will go to the zoo anymore on a weekend in the summer.

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