I promised myself that I wouldn't read the entire thing in one sitting, like I usually do. I decided to only read the introduction for now. So I'm three pages into it, and I've already laughed out loud multiple times, forced my roommate to listen to passages, and ruminated on possible blog posts. I'm having trouble deciding which tidbit I want to share with you; they're all so good!
I'll share this one, for starters: (Appropriate, since it is the start of the book)
"As I write this, I have a beard that makes me resemble Moses. Or Abe Lincoln. Or Ted Kaczynski. I've been called all three.This book is going to be excellent. Be expecting multiple blog posts, friend. They will be witty. They will be wild. Oh yes. Get excited.
It's not a well manicured, socially acceptable beard. It's an untamed mass that creeps up toward my eyeballs and drapes below my neckline...I've suffered for my beard. It's been caught in jacket zippers and been tugged on by my surprisingly strong two-year-old son. I've spent a lot of time answering questions at airport security.
I've been asked if I'm named Smith and sell cough drops with my brother. ZZ Top is mentioned at least three times a week. Passerby have shouted "Yo, Gandalf!" Someone called me Steven Seagal, which I found curious since he doesn't have a beard.
I've battled itch and heat. I've spent a week's salary on balms, powders, ointments, and contitioners. My beard has become a temporary home to cappuchino foam and lentil soup. And it's upset people. Thus far, two little girls have burst into tears and one boy has hidden behind his mother.
But I mean no harm."
On a very exciting side note, I took the HESI practice NCLEX exam this morning...and scored awesome! I know there is a ton of stuff I need to review, but this was a super duper morale booster. I haven't studied at all yet and still passed with room to spare, so I'm a little less terrified for the NCLEX. Woohoo nursing license, here I come!
And graduation is so close I can taste it. I'm going to be a nurse. Life is good.