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Introducing Me(17 posts)

Introducing MeJamieB
May 18, 2002 11:01 AM
Hi. I am new to this site, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 24-year-old female living in the not-so-wonderful state of Kansas (it's not too bad, just kinda boring sometimes). I currently finished my second year of veterinary school (and am definitely glad to be done for the summer). I've been riding for several years. My riding the last year or so hasn't been the greatest. Vet school just takes SO much time. But, I'm to the point where I really don't care anymore. I used to be a perfectionist when it came to grades, but C=DVM so I'm blowing off school more and getting back on the bike. I would like to race next year, so we'll see how it goes.

I'm really excited because I just ordered a new bike (which should be here the first week of June....hopefully). I ordered a Steelman Stage Race 525 with a Shimano Ultegra 9 speed double group. I ordered it in the pearl blue color. I cannot wait. I check my email like three times a day, waiting for the email to say that it has shipped. Brent Steelman is a great guy. He was VERY helpful and didn't laugh at my stupid questions (I'm not the best when it comes to tech stuff). He had a special where you buy a SR525 and get a Ouzo Pro carbon fork for free. I got Mavic Open Pro wheels with Axial Pro tires. Only 14 more days (give or take a few). YEAH!!!!

Anyway, I've found this site very helpful and look forward to hearing everyone's stories and suggestions. :) Have fun riding this summer......
re: Introducing Megtx
May 18, 2002 11:38 AM
good choice on the Steelman. I know several people who have them and they all love 'em. And that blue looks great, too. Enjoy!
Just don't rob any banks with your new rig! nm.SamDC
May 18, 2002 12:07 PM
Welcome aboard n.m.koala
May 18, 2002 2:57 PM
re: Introducing MeCarbon fiber fanatik
May 18, 2002 12:19 PM
Welcome back to the cool side of life.! When you get your new pride-n-joy, take a pic for us! I would write more, but it's bout time to turn-n-burn. good luck and dont give up riding again or you'll be grounded young lady!
Welcome!jtolleson
May 18, 2002 6:24 PM
We'd love to see your ride! That's funny that you say "C=DVM" 'cause when I was in law school we used to say "C=JD" ... some things don't change!

If you ever leave the state of Kansas for a roadie-ride weekend, come west to Colorado and say howdy.

And don't forget to post a pic of the new ride.
re: Introducing MeSkip
May 18, 2002 6:33 PM
Hi and Welcome,

The worst should now be behind you (Macracanthorynchus hirundinaceous, on old olympus top........, acid butts, epoploic foramen, etc., etc.), and Junior Sx, medicine, and clinics ahead - yeaaaa. Enjoy vet school - it seems bad now, but you will look back on it with fond memories - do your best, take time off to smell the flowers (ride, et al), and enjoy. Just don't leave any regrets, that you didn't study harder; could of, would of, should of. The first & last place in vet school are both called Dr., but there are pros & cons to being either one. Do you plan on SA, LA, Mixed, internship, research, etc.?

Sounds like a very sweet bike. Please include pics when you get it.

All the best.

Skip
re: Introducing MeJamieB
May 18, 2002 7:26 PM
Skip,

I'm planning on SA. I began with the aspiration of doing an internship, but I really don't want to end up in a teaching hospital, spending more time with students than animals (if that makes sense). So, I've weighed the pros and cons. I don't feel like I'll be ready for real practice right after graduation, but I really don't want to be a slave for a small pittance after graduation either. So, I hope to find a job in a practice that is very understanding and guiding and just doesn't throw me into the deep end. I have three pugs, who are the light of my world, and would really like to build a clientele of brachycephalics (squished-nose dogs). Are you a vet? If so, what do you do (LA, SA)?
re: Introducing MeSkip
May 19, 2002 11:46 AM
Yes I am, SA. I did an internship in NYC - best thing I ever did. You see a lot of cases in a short period of time. I was so far ahead of my classmates & peers after that 14 months, in both real world knowledge & skills. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It's fast paced and tiring, but the rewards are worth it. You don't have to stay in academia, if that's not your cup of tea, but you do have that option, most of my fellow interns, and myself, did not. Afterwards, I was an employee at 3+ practices before opening my own, and I didn't see 1/4 of the cases in all of them combined that I did during my internship. The only thing that could come close, is working at a very large & busy, multi man (woman) practice. The pay would be a little better, but you are the last person on the team, instead of one of several in the same soup - a soup that "ages" together, with a nice harmonious flavor.

Best of luck to you.

Skip
nothing's more fun than...dustin73
May 18, 2002 9:15 PM
...whatever you're doing to blow off school work. me for example, i blew off finals to go ride...probably spent more time on the bike than i did in the books over finals week. not smart, but i got my Cs and Bs. and no longer am i hovering around that oh-so-dangerous 2.0 anymore. then again, being a music education major, i won't be dealing with lives and such. but hey, it's all good.

sweet bike, man...maybe someday (after all my loans are paid off) i'll be able to get a custom ride.
Jamie's New Steelyman CalypsoAllisonHayes
May 19, 2002 5:17 AM
Jamie,

Welcome!! Let me know how you like your new ride. I may want to do the same thing as well but thinking about a Waterford. (Not sure I want to spend that much though.) What kind of animals does a SA DVM work on? That is, what is the general limit in size?

There are a lot of really great people who post here. These guys (& gals) are so passionate, knowledgable, funny, witty, caring, outrageous, and poetic. I am sure you will get to know them.

I am an acct rep selling enterprise class computers -- essentially you could say that I am peddler (pun intended).

Long Winded,

Allison

P.S., I have posted this before but it seems appropriate. (Last time, I promise you guys.)

b Jamie's New Steelyman Calypso

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and she wan´ go ride
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say
day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and she wan´ go ride

Dream all night thinkin' 'bout me classes
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Toss all night till thee morning come
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

Come, Mr. Brownie man, bring 'da new Steelyman
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Come, Mr. Brownie man, carry me 'new bika
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

Late six days, seven days, eight days, FROWN!
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Six days, seven days, eight days, FROWN!
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, (FADE)
he say day, he say day
(NORMAL VOLUME)
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

A beautiful fit a´nice bicyla
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Hide thee deadly gold mastacarda
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

Its six days, seven days, eight days, FROWN!
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Six days, seven days, eight days, FROWN!
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, (FADE)
he say day, he say day
(NORMAL VOLUME)
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

Come, Mr. Brownie man, bring 'da new Steelyman
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Come, Mr. Brownie man, carry me 'new bika
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say
day, he say day-ay-ay-o
(Daylight come and she wan´ go ride)
Jamie's New Steelyman CalypsoJamieB
May 19, 2002 8:17 AM
SA stands for small animal (sorry about using abbreviations). I love the song.....I cannot wait anymore until it gets here (and I still have a couple of weeks to go). I've heard good things about Waterfords, but I really am partial to Steelman (so I'm not good to ask about that). About spending that much money, I totally understand. I probably shouldn't have bought it, with all the student loans and stuff. But, hey, those are deferred until after graduation, and what else am I going to use my credit card for? :) Besides, by the time I will actually be able to afford my bike, I'll probably be to old to ride it, so I decided, "what the heck," and got it anyway. (With a little encouragement from my mom. It's hard to take that last step to actually spending that much money. But I definitely have no regrets.) :-)
Hey! Wait a minute......Len J
May 19, 2002 2:29 PM
Waddja mean, too old to ride it. I resemble that remark.

Your only going to be too old to ride, when you let yourself believe that you are too old to ride.

Congrats & welcome

Len
Jamie's New Steelyman Calypsokoala
May 19, 2002 5:12 PM
Life is short. Have absolutely no regrets!
Female invasion. Is it me or are there more women these days?Sintesi at home
May 19, 2002 6:04 PM
Noticing more and more women instead of the usual male geekdom on the board. Guess it was inevitable. Howdy.
Ebb and flowmickey-mac
May 19, 2002 8:39 PM
About 18 months ago, we had a big discussion about women posters when Kristin and Delia joined the board and Rollo revealed her gender. Maybe it's just me, but the board seems to be a lot more civil when we have a large contingent of women posting on a regular basis.
re: Introducing Mevitusdude
May 20, 2002 6:54 AM
But think of those poor future animal patients who may suffer for your lack of attention and dedication now....

Nah. Just kidding. Go ride. I rejoice with you in your new ride. Ah, Steelman.