Friday, January 21, 2011


what have i done so far today?
  • 7:18 - woke up.
  • 7:30 - made coffee...mmm!
  • 7:45 - fried an egg, made some toast, topped with strawberry fig preserves and VOILA! breakfast!
  • 7:50 to now - reading my interwebs. news, blogs, other miscellaneous items.
that's pretty much been my schedule for the past few mornings, usually breakfasting with granola or cereal. sometime before lunch i usually take it over to the couch and watch some combination of bravo tv, mtv, food network, or entertainment today. i have decided that i prefer housewives of beverly hills, though the atlanta ladies provide some lovely drama too. watching animal planet was too depressing...maybe that had something to do with an animal hoarding marathon, but ick. no more for me! and i love that new mtv show where they have the teenagers lose like 100 pounds in 100 days or something like that. and during all this tv time, i'm KNITTING! last night i finished knitting a ghetto sock...ha. it's not too shabby looking. i'm currently working on the second sock. then after that, i actually do not have a project in mind...suggestions?

so then i proceed on to lunch, which i either eat in or eat out...mostly eat in. today i will...i have some leftover bbq pork calling my name! i also FINALLY procured a watermelon radish and they are so fun and delicious. i hope where i end up for residency has a lovely farmer's market nearby...i would love to participate in a CSA or something similar.

the afternoons can be solitary, an extension of what i do in the morning. most of the time, though, i go and exercise, or go shopping with friends (as i did yesterday), hang out at the bookstore, etc. this week i've only been pathetic once, meaning i only left my apartment ONCE in a day and that was to go exercise...ha. i also do chores like cleaning up my kitchen, etc etc. i have plenty of books i should be reading, but i guess i've been lazy...ha.

evenings are whatever happens...dinner, running errands with H, etc.

i'm trying my best to appreciate my boredom, since supposedly THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME EVER AGAIN, but sheesh, it's tiresome! so today i think i will shake things up...i'll go gym in the morning, rather than the afternoon. i'll come back in time to make something for lunch and eat it. yay for plans! then maybe i can meet up with people in the afternoon for some play time.

thanks for sticking with me, o faithful readers, all <5 of you...ha. (honestly, i have no idea how many people read this silly thing.) next month will be i'll be prepping and going to PERU! then house med in march, boo. so i'll have more medically relevant stories soonish. if anyone has any specific questions they want to ask or topics i should write about, just holla in the comments. i was thinking about doing an informative post on the match and whatnot, but i can do whatever.

chao people!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

first post of new year! ta-da!

hello all...not much to update i suppose, because in the land of frylime i am still acting like a college kid sleeping in till 7:30-8:00 (gasp!) and watching a ton of tv. i've also been doing a lot of other things, like getting back into a regular workout routine, knitting, cooking, etc. i'm currently trying to work through a baby knitting book for beginners (NOT BECAUSE I HAVE BABY FEVER), and the baby crap is nice because it's small, doesn't take forever, and i can learn new technique without having to make a ginormously huge adult sweater or what have you. and if it looks hideous, well, i don't feel so bad. and if it looks nice, i can give it away to one of the zillion fertile and pregnant peoples i know. plus it keeps my hands busy. my next project after i finish the sweater is to make H a proper hat for cold outdoor activities, and then maybe i can learn how to make socks? who knows...

i also have my medical spanish book that i need to start reading from. i also have greenfield's surgery text that i have a goal of reading through before residency starts. i also want to bake tons of bread for the VIPs i've had to interact with lately.

my goals today include checking out the new asian supermarket in town...i'm so excited. after my last interview that was close to [insert large city here], i hung out in a supermarket designated solely for KOREAN PEOPLE. omg!!! it was AWESOME! i got korean pastries that were filled with red bean yumminess, roasted corn tea, and some kimbap to go. this one, i think, is more for chinese/taiwanese people, but whatever. i am still excited to go check it out. and they have a restaurant that is supposedly quite authentic. i hope they have some squid!

so yesterday the NRMP opened up the rank list website...and no, i haven't put in my rank list yet. i still have one more interview. i was supposed to interview last week, but during the winter storm advisories my flights were canceled. luckily i got everything rescheduled without having to shell out extra money. TIP: be very nice and friendly to program coordinators and airline ticket people! haha...i am excited about the last interview, namely, it's the LAST INTERVIEW. omg. i'm so nervous about matching...i can't wait. one of my friends had an early match in ophthalmology...he found out this past week where he is going and i got so jealous. he knows he has a job, he knows he will be an ophthalmologist, and he just has to graduate. the look of relief after a job well done, well, I WANT THAT. and the scramble just has me so freaked out. i do not want to have to go through all that. for the most part, i would be happy at most of the locations on my list, and i could "make it work" for the others, because at the end of the day, i want a job vs. no job.

also, i got 2 pairs of awesome glasses the other day. the best customer service ever. i went a little crazy and got a juicy couture pair, HA. they are bronze/purple-y with pink on the interior, sort of cat-eye frame. and then i got a black pair that just has the "floating" lens affect...and the sides have this cool black and white thing going on. 2 very different looks, and i was excited to have made a good decision. just glad i didn't have to narrow it down to one pair! and my last pair of glasses were so ghetto, the lenses were crappily made and i had weird glares and whatnot. and now that i have nice glasses i am going to try and wear them more...i feel like i will want to transition out of wearing contacts so much and do glasses more, especially once i start residency. i've gotten to the point in my life where contacts have that "TAKE ME OUT NOW" feeling at a certain time of day, plus i think wearing glasses in the hospital is much more hygienic. and i've been scrubbed into surgeries when my contacts have acted up, and there's nothing much you can do once that happens.

ok, i think i've rambled enough. just know that my life is pleasantly boring right now. i love M4 year. only got 1 interview left. gotta think about that rank list. but honestly, everything's great.