Category Archives: late nights

When Will I Learn?

I have a list of things in my head of things that I need to do and things that I want to do. Unfortunately, these things do not always match up. When will I learn that when I am given an assignment I shouldn’t wait until the last minute to look information up.  I say this not because I am in a panic to get things done, but because I have a list of things I need to look up and of course the website that I need to use is not working correctly. I guess the information that I have on my iPad, which is dead, will have to suffice. Guess this task can wait a little longer, I guess.

According to Wikipedia: Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the “last minute”.

 

the wards

Monday morning is the beginning of something I have been waiting on for a very long time: The time that I no longer have to sit in a classroom and the beginning of 3rd year clinical rotations.

I have my stethoscope, panoptic ophthalmoscope, “Maxwell’s”, “Practical Guide to The Care of the Medical Patient” pocket book, black pens, pin light, different medical apps loaded on my iphone, and “Sanford’s Guide to Antibiotics”.  Should I pack a lunch, do I put snacks in my pockets, do I need a toy since I am going to be on peds? Many, many questions. Guess it will be trial by fire.

Class of 2014 let’s show them what we got!

 

Bright

Never know how many lives on life touches. Never know when your last conversation with someone will be. Makes you stop and think about the simple things, the complicated things, and the things that just don’t really make any sense.

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Cherish those you love.
Thoughts, love, and prayers for the family, my family.
God is great! And when you get to the golden gates of heaven those who have passed before you will be waiting to welcome you home.

New Years

Happy 2012.
Had a great new years party with the awesome family and friends.
Mike and I spent the day grocery shopping, cleaning, and then in the kitchen all afternoon. I love cooking with Mike, he is so helpful and such a great cook.
On the menu for the night was roasted pork loin, beanie weenies in a blanket, spicy hummus, homemade pita chips, vegetable tray full of carrots, celery (which was apparently just the right texture and excellent), grape tomatoes, twice baked potatoes, beer bread (which I love), rotel dip, rice crispies, and cheesecake. So I don’t think anybody went hungry!
I didn’t realize how much alcohol was at my house last night until I started cleaning up. Bacardi Razz, Bacardi Gold, Amaretto, Segrahm’s Seven, Scotch, Vodka, Disaronno, and many different assortments of beer, Asti, Yellow tail champaign, and some wine, so everyone had a good time.
Apples to Apples and Kings

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Is the game we spent a couple of hours playing. Jacob Bernard Rules of Kings:
1. Cards 1-8 if they are red you take that many drinks and if the card is black you give that many drinks.
2. 9: make a rhyme and everyone else has to make a rhyme with your word.
3. 10: categories
4. Jacks: all the men drink
5. Queens: all the ladies drink
6. Kings: get to make a rule (say wishy washy after everything you say or my favorite you cannot say drink, drank, or drunk). These rules got to be kind of ridiculous but fun throughout the night!

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Thank goodness for alarms being set on phones so we didn’t miss the new year! Champaign, kisses, and a little bit of yelling brought in the new year with the Loud Family.
Had random people partying at the neighbors house wonder into our yard. The Rules of meeting a stranger on new years in the front yard were established last night by Colt:
1. Don’t ever give your real name
2. Teach someone how to do a proper handshake (no limp wrist and be firm but don’t crush the other person’s hand)
3. Drag as much information out of them as possible: about their life, careers, where they live, and relationship status
4. Make sure they don’t ash in your yard
5. Tell them you don’t believe in drinking alcohol, while holding a beer

And then to finish the night off you have to have some fabulous YouTube videos displayed on the tv. Check out the series Guy on a Buffalo and Nature Walk! Hilarious, but don’t blame me if you have this song stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
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nature walk

Loud family dinners

Owen named us perfectly “The Loud Family”. Dinner was great! Thank you Rick and Carolyn, I am super glad you have taken the four of us girls in as part of your family. I don’t know what I’d do without these ladies. We have only been out of school for a couple of weeks and I can’t believe how much time we actually spent together during the semester. Lots of fun, lots of good times ahead of the Loud Family for the summer of 2011!

time

It is time to celebrate, it is time to relax, it is time to sit and visit with friends. It is the time of year that I am assuming all first year medical students look forward to: summer. Yesterday was our last two finals of the first year of medical school. Then getting to sit in the outfield of our wonderful little baseball field, watch two hilarious baseball games, in which the OMS-1 team dominated. Good food, good drinks, and good friends finished the night. “Mike I am not setting and alarm, well actually making sure they are all turned off, so I can just wake up when I wake-up.”  Goodbye first year of medical school, it was not as big of an emotional outlet as I thought it was going to be, it was more of well I don’t have anything to study for, what do I do now!?!?

It was 10:30 a.m. when I woke up this morning, it was nice, really nice.