Tuesday, March 22, 2011

exciting times!

so after a few days to PAR-TAY LIKE CRAZY and digest all of it all, i am so happy to say I'M GOING TO BE A DOCTOR! I'M GOING TO BE A SURGEON! so exciting!

so i'm not going to divulge my official match location, because i want to have SOME secrets, hee hee. but i will say this...in the next month or 2 i'll be moving over 1,000 miles away from home to a place where it SNOWS! and i'll sound like a huge redneck! north of the mason dixon line! where i'll be around big cities with tons of ethnic food options! people who love farmer's markets!

ok, i'll cave a little bit. i'm a deep south girl who is moving to the grand NORTHEAST! trading hurricanes for nor'easters. humidity for ice. mosquitoes for whatever bugs they have up there. (hopefully not mosquitoes!) i'll certainly miss crawfish, but i can ship them up there, right? and they have mussels and crabs and all sorts of delicious things. maybe i'll learn how to snow ski. and i can make my own cheese grits. i'll still call coke "coke" versus "pop" or "soda" or whatever it is. i'm excited to live in a "not so freakishly RED state" and a city that has SIDEWALKS. i'll be able to say that i voted for obama and the first reaction isn't that i've grown three heads or something. yay! and what is it like when your car handle freezes shut? oh dear...

can you tell i'm excited? it was funny, when i went up on stage to announce my spot, it was like i had forgotten how to read! i saw all these letters and knew they made words, but i couldn't tell. i had made my list out to where i would be happy anywhere, as long as it wasn't 2 particular programs...ha! and luckily, it wasn't those 2 programs! my parents were in shock! H was in shock! his parents were in shock! haha...i don't think it would have mattered anywhere i had matched...we would have all still been in a happy good shock!

so now i'm looking for apartments. i think renting for 3-4 months is the best route to go, especially since i don't want to buy a house in an area that i realize isn't the best for H and i. i want to know a bit more about the place before we make a huge investment. fun times!

1 comment:

Red Stethoscope said...

Hmm...crabs and oysters? Could you be heading to MY neck of the woods, nearish to DC? OK, I will stop...

As a South Florida girl who is now a DC transplant, by way of Baltimore, I will tell you that you will be fine. Up in these here parts, there are no bugs until summer. As in, you can walk through the woods and there are NO BUGS (or POISONOUS SNAKES...I thought people were crazy when they would walk through grass at night in college). You will love it.

In winter, it's gonna be cold. It took me 3-4 winters before I stopped feeling bone-chilling cold, no matter how many layers I put on. Thankfully for you, you'll be a surgical resident and you won't be allowed outdoors (JUST KIDDING).

Anyway, if you really are moving to the Maryland/DC/Virginia area, email me and I can definitely point in the right direction for affordable, non-sketchy places to live, good eats, etc.

Yay yay yay! Congrats!