Monday, April 25, 2011


I just finished a neuro lecture. She began lecture with this quote:

"It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most."
- J.C. Penney

...and then ended with this:

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
- Socrates
[How uplifting...]

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

and for your viewing pleasure...

The basement...looks cozy doesn't it?

And a random shot of my friends, Amanda and Bre, during a short break in lecture. Bre is insanely healthy and eats brussell sprouts and veggies non-stop. She's even got me taking a multi-vitamin and fish oil everyday.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My home, away from home, away from home...

I still consider my home to be on Wedgewood Drive, but it gets a little fuzzy sometimes because I live in an apartment which I call home and feel like the basement computer lab of Fee Hall (picture soon to come!) has become more of my home simply because of the amount of time I am currently spending here. It's not a pretty place, but I sure do get a lot done. Especially when NOBODY else is around. Someone walked by and poked their head in a couple of days and we had this dialogue...

Fellow med student: I think there are probably 10 people in this whole building right now, and of all the places to study you picked here??

Me: Well, it's kinda grown on me I guess.

Fellow med student: (super confused look...long silence...)

Me: (feeling the need to explain myself further...) I kind of like here, ya know?

Fellow med student: Hmmm... do you like people??

But, it's currently 10:37 and I'm on a role. The buzz of the fuse box, fluorescent lighting, lack of social stimulation, hundreds and hundreds of brain scan images, and my trusty neuro course pack, I dare say, are serving me quite well, thank you very much.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Update Overdue

Holy moley. Where does the time go?! I don't even know where to start. But I'll start here...

...1. I got an iPhone yesterday (thanks to Bre for her moral support!). I GOT AN iPHONE! Honestly, I would've been happy with a phone that worked, so naturally, one that works and does incredible things is a HUGE bonus. I did a lot of iPhone vs Droid investigating (can you really go wrong?). So far I'm very happy with my choice. I hope it leads to more pictures on here!
Notice the purple case with the purple nail polish :)

2. Katie, Al, and I went on a road trip to DC to visit Anna (and Will) a couple weekends ago!! It was so much fun. So great to be reunited, to shop, and to talk about the wedding in August! And it was cherry blossom time which was also sorta fun.

Katie whipped out her uke while we waited for Anna to get home!

At the Surpreme Court Building

So many people...So many cherry blossoms!

3. I've been using my OMM table a lot! I even took it to DC! It fits perfectly in my trunk.

4. Ben came to visit on Saturday. We had a picnic on our back cement slab (I hesitate to say patio). We may have used towels and couch cushions for seating and eaten overcooked fish and couscous, but it was so much fun. Thank goodness for warmer weather!

5. I successfully completed my Concealed Pistol License course! And got to shoot a few more rounds at the Demmer Center. And, while I was in Pinckney the other weekend I got to see the AR-15 that Aunt Michelle and Uncle Dennis got me as a commissioning awesome! But, I have a lot to learn before I can have a successful, coherent conversation with Uncle Dennis about it.

Not the actual one, but just to give you an idea.

6. Speaking of Aunt Michelle and Uncle Dennis, they just welcomed a new baby boy, Declan, to our family! Hooray for a baby!! Hooray for them! I can't wait to visit! He was born on Nana and Papa's Wedding Anniversary. So, Hooray for April 12!

7. And last, but certainly least, I'm so so so excited to be finished with microbiology this semester (I'm trying really hard to put a positive spin on it). Ugh. Only a few more weeks with these terrible notes...It's making me think bad things about school.