Thursday, May 29, 2008


You can call me a loser, or a teeny bopper, or a fanatic, but I'd prefer fan.

I missed Grey's Anatomy last week. I did try to watch it even though I was out of the country, but they didn't have the station. I would have attempted to watch it in Spanish with or without subtitles if I could have. Although, that would have been tricky and moderately frustrating due to my limited Spanish.

I watched the first hour yesterday at lunch and the second last night. Only after looking up tonight's scheduled programing on did I find out that it was the season finale! Then I kicked myself for not realizing why it was so amazing and there were sooo many things tied up!

Man. It was amazing. Le sigh. I will not say anything else for fear of spoiling it for some other poor soul who missed it due to being out the country or some other misfortunate event.

Dear Lady-at-the-pool-using-one- crutch-and-wearing-2.5-inch-heels,

Ma'ma, I'm not sure how you injured yourself, but I can only guess by looking at your two and a half inch wedge shoes. The air cast on your foot is indicative of an ankle sprain? Do you realllly think it's a great idea to wear 2-3 inch wedges while using one crutch on my slippery pool deck?


Your Lifeguard

Ps. You're not using the crutch appropriately either...which is why I'm sitting on the edge of the lifeguard standing waiting for you to fall....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cozumel, Mexico

Sam and I got to Cozumel, a smallish island off of Mexico (not too far from Cancun) Sunday early afternoon. So far we have: snorkeled a lot, lounged by the pool, gotten sun burned, eaten amazing food (NOT at the resort), putzed around San Migel (the city), rented a rusty, old Jeep. I will try to post more later on this week or this weekend when I get home. . at this point I´m too tired and the Spanish keyboard is cramping my typing style! Look for pictures and stories later this week!!! ¡Buenos noches!

Friday, May 16, 2008

"And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives

Where we're gonna be when we turn 25"

Oh. Wait. I'm already 25. Perhaps this is slightly more accurate:

"Four years of high school, four years of college, four years of med school. By the time we graduate we're in our late twenties and we've never done anything except go to school and think about science.
-Dr. Callie O'Malley
Okay, so It's only 3 years of grad school, but I love that quote. And fine, so I'm obviously not a medical doctor. The quote rings pretty true otherwise. Plus, that's the only show I actually watch on tv. . . McDreamy. . . le sigh. I'm still waiting for him to get back together with Meredith! Anyway, I digress.

So, tomorrow is the big day, people. I get the ol' doctorate. It's been a long time in coming. The whole thing has been beyond anti-climatic so far. Regardless, I'm ecstatic to finally be finishing up this part of my life. It's quiet refreshing. I'm looking forward to all the pomp and circumstance and what not. I think it's well deserved and really not quiet as lame as everyone makes out. This is a big deal people! I'll be one step closer to making my own money and living on my own.

Plus, I will no longer be anyone's student. Regardless of what TK/the self proclaimed crazy cat lady says, I'm a student no longer, missy! :)

The above picture is basically what I will look like tomorrow: you know, besides being that pasty, white. Plus, we're actually teal and not blue, but I couldn't seem to find a picture of the teal gowns.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

"Say what, say what, say what - what?"

Charleston just called to follow up about whether or not I was still interested...let's see...when did I have my phone interview....

That's right over a month ago.

She shouldn't have sounded too shocked when I told her I already had a job. I mean, seriously, lady, I graduate in TWO days and you think I wouldn't have a job already??? Sheessh!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Oh, Please Fate stay with me, and guide me along my way"

After my onsite interview in Greenville I got a call from Charlotte saying that the position I was interested in had already been filled. I saw this as a sign, to help me decide that yes, I did want to be in Greenville.

Last night, my voice mail became so full that it would no longer take new messages and I finally broke down and deleted new messages (Mom, Mom, and Mom) and old ones that no longer mattered (Recruiter, recruiter, recruiter). One of the new messages was from the recruiter from Charlotte. She said that the position was now open again and was I interested? I think the fact that the position was "filled" long enough for me to make my decision to go w/ Greenville, just shows Someone had a helping hand in this. Personally, I would have taken ages to decide on my own which place was the one for me...and then I would have come to the same conclusion, but with a lot more hassle.


In other news: I'm having a blast shopping online at Target! I've made a wish list for my birthday/graduation- so, buy me pretty things already!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The scoop

Ps. I accepted the job. Now I have to start studying and figure out when I can start making money!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The best week ever

No, I don't mean that tv show. I'm talking about my life here.

Let's start with Wed:
1) The Old Navy summer apparel I tried on didn't fit. No, I don't mean the clothes were too small either. How often do you try on summer clothes and find that they are too big. Major score here!
2) "I met God today": I got to meet my baby nephew in the NICU for the first time. Amazing. What a miracle that is wrapped up in a little 3 lb 3 oz feisty lil boy!

I was spoiled rotten, and rightly so it was my birthday and the second to last day at the clinic and the second to last day as a STUDENT ever!
1) My first patient left the clinic after saying goodbye, only to return 30 minutes later with cinnamon buns for everyone! What a sugar high!
2) From other patients I got candles and homemade pillows.
3) My Yankee CI, who is also a wino, got me an amazing picnic hamper. It's not a basket my friends, it's a hamper. It's huge and red and I love it! Inside were a bottle of sparkling wine and four flutes/glasses. Needless to say, I'm having a picnic tonight.
4) The owners of the clinic ordered Chinese food.
5) My Yankee CI brought a homemade icecream cake. I can not begin to describe the deliciousness of this mesh of icecream standwhiches, chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts, and whip cream.
6) Panera salad for dinner from Mom.

1) Last day as a student, EVER.
2) Victory dance with my last patient, a 14 yr old girl.
3) The Best Man came to town for Birthday Celebration 2008.
4) Target.

The agenda for today, besides trying not to get sick and not smelling like I've worked for 6 hours at the Y:
1) Play in the sun.
2) Picnic.
3) Sine's

Let the summer begin!