Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fragile little black thing

Today is not a good day. Sisi, ma she rabbit, is being sick. Yesterday afternoon, back home, I let her come out of her cage and I noticed red drops on the floor and some red something in the spot where she does her intimate things. I succeeded to grab her and look at her and what I saw decided me to call a vet. Unfortunately, the vet I have been to for the past years is near my former home so I looked for the nearest vet here as I am on foot and called to have advice. This morning, I noticed again some little red drops when I let her out so I went to the vet I had call the day before because this is not normal.

The vet looked at her, touched her lower parts and according to what I have said and her health background, she told me it could be an ovarian problem or a urinal infection so she gave her a shot of antibiotics but she could not figure the exact problem out so she wanted to discuss it with her colleage that is at the office in the afternoon and see if she would prefer to see her or send me to the specialized clinic for little pets.

She called me at lunch to tell me that her colleague would rather prefer me to consult at the clinic in Paris. I called there and they cannot give me an appointment before Tuesday afternoon (in the morning I will be working and cannot skip work on my second day). That is insane, I cannot make my rabbit wait a week as we do not even know what is the exact problem. So now, I will call the vet in about an hour when the other vet is there to tell her where the situations is at right now (the vet office is clsoed till 4pm). Female pets are really not easy to handle, they are much favorable to little health problems and I do hope this one will be identified and fixed as soon as possible because even if Sisi does not show any pain, this could be serious after all.

Edit: so I went back to the vet office yesterday afternoon, the other vet checked Sisi up and did an ultrasound and it seemed she could have an ovarian cyst and need a surgery, poor little thing. I have some antibiotics to give her with a pipette and now we will have to wait until Tuesday to know more about her condition.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chien motard

Let me introduce you Austin, the biker dog!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Female ride

Some girls from the motorcycle forum I am a member of and I decided to do a female ride. Not that we do not like to ride with the guys but we wanted to do something different, see what it could be like, as you sometimes want to go out in a mixed group or on girls/boys night out. When we began to talk about it on the forum, it instantly provoked sharp reactions from some guys but we finally managed to explain the reason for why we wanted to organize a female ride.

So yesterday, we left from Versailles, we were 6 girls and 5 motorcycles. We had a very nice weather, so hot! Yes, moto riders always complain, 'it's too cold... it's too hot...' lol At least, when you are driving that is ok, you have got some air but when you stop at traffic lights, stops, etc. it is like a sauna, wearing the leather moto jacket, with the sun and the motor heat...

We did not expect to have so much success, we got many different (good) reactions, there was a guy that passed us with his moto and turned back his head one time, two times, three times "oh my gosh, just girls!!" and we got a reaction from the thumb! So funny!!

We all liked this little ride and we are ready to do it again. I also had the chance to take outdoor photos from my mount, finally.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The beginning of the end of the tunnel


After these past sh**ty months, I have been waiting for something to change! About work, about love, about money (that goes with work) among other issues.
Three months ago, I decided to buy me a moto finally and I am loving it, even if the Parisian weather has been quite ugly lately...

I took the tests for the dream job last week and I had planned to call my "guidance counselor" at the military recruitment office in Paris to see if he had already some news about the results but I got a call from him yesterday! I have a good profile, I had good grades on the English, Morse code and logical tests, I have a good evaluation concerning my 3-day stay at the Fort of Vincennes and from the recruitment Officer with who I had the two interviews. The only average grade is on the sport tests, the Luc Léger test (cardio) is not easy, then the obstacle race was not hard but it was difficult to link all the different steps. However, I am pround to have held 22s on the suspension test (the minimum asked is 10s). My motivation and maturity took over the average sport results so my application has been accepted to be an Officer in Communication and Public Relations. I could not believe it! I am so happy about thise great news! biggrin

The only thing now is that I have to wait for a post to be available. There is one in the Foreign Legion but my guidance counselor is not willing to send a woman there and if you know a little bit about this special body of the French Army, you will understand why wink. The second one is in Toulouse and really interested me but unfortunately the medical visit stated that I do not fit to be a paratrooper. There is a third post that is going to be available but there is no details about it so far.

On Tuesday, I had a call from a woman from the fitness club I go to. I sent an application to the Human Resources last month to be a hostess in one of the fitness clubs of the chain, it was accepted but I had had no news since then. I went to train this morning and I chat with the woman and I am going to be working there all July to replace people on vacation. This is nice because, although my registration ends this week, I will able to train for free from the next time I go until the end of July so far! This is not very far from home. The only disadvantage is that I will mostly be doing openings so work from 7am till 2:30pm with half an hour break at 11:30am, so get up around 5-5:30am. But, hey, it will help me get used to get up early when I will be working in the French Army! rolleyes And I will have all my weekends free and afternoons after work.
On August, I am leaving for 10 days on vacation and then, whether I will be getting ready to leave for the 3-month military training I have got a post in a regiment or, I hope so, have other contracts from the fitness club chain.

My mom told me that now that I have had such good news, it can only keep on this way.
May the journey in this dark and long tunnel be over soon?... I hope so and count on it!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

48 hours in a Fort

Lately, my mind has been so busy thinking about many things that I did not even take the time to write.

First of all, I have not seen the sport guy I was talking about last time... he has vanished...
Last Saturday, I found a excuse to talk tot he receptionist guy of the fitness club, my subscription is going to end mi-June so I thought I could ask him about my new subscription but... when I asked for my member card back, he was chitchatting and laughing with some girl, his girlfriend maybe? Maybe not? Anyway, it turned me off right away. Whatever!

The time of the tests for the dream job have finally come. I left the civilian world on Tuesday at 1pm until Thursday at noon. It is so weird how you can lost track of time, being held in a Fort for 48 hours, with strict rules, strict wake up (6am) and sleep (10pm) times as well as eating times (breakfast at 7am, lunch at noon and dinner at 6pm), with no Internet, cell phones turned off, etc.

The weirdest thing is that I got along well with this mini stay and did not feel good to cope with all this people in the metro, being alone at home on Thursday evening and be able to be back on my sleep habits (go to bed late and wake up around 8am).

Now, my future is in the hands of some people who will decide if whether or not I can be part of their world , if I have the ideal profile and if I deserve it. The following days are going to be very long...