Friday, October 29, 2010

I don't know, where HAVE I been?

I haven't been keeping up with the blog, I'm sorry Mom and Grandma. Its just that I've had so much on my mind that I haven't been able to sort it out and decide what's appropriate to put up here. This is the internet afterall, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little worried somehow someone from one of the programs I'm applying to would see it and be like, OK, she's a total oversharer extrordinaire! Oh well, its actually probably too late for that.
This weekend I'm going to Seattle for an interview, and I'll get to see my friend Carolina again. She's graciously letting me stay with her, which is so wonderful.  I have some interviews coming up, including some back in Texas and I am happy to be able to go home for a bit.
Alright, I should probably write up all of my chart notes so that Joey doesn't think I've gotten lost on my way home... and stay tuned because I'll upload some photos of Joey's birthday week, we had a really good time.
I hope you all had a great week.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Joe Joe!

Today is my best husband's 30th BIRTHDAY!

Joey is the most wonderful man, and I am lucky to have him, so today I thought I'd post the 30 top things I love about Joey and post it all public-like on my blog.
So to break it down, I love Joey because:

1. He is extremely kind to everyone.
2.  He likes obscure and cool music so not only do I get to listen to it, but I also get to act like I know all about it if ever the subject ever comes up with hipsters or other indie-style folk.
3. He is always down for a trip to Nordstroms.
4. I have done the most humiliating things in front of him and not only does he still love me, he insists that whatever I did "isn't that bad," and tells me something he did that he thinks is worse.
5. And on that note, he's the kind of husband that runs out to get his wife a Wendy's cheeseburger to cure the ills caused by too many Red Bull vodka cocktails.
6. He always, always, eats the dinner I make, even if it is god awful and I don't eat it myself.
6. Hello - he is goood-lookin'.
7. In dental school he would always help me out by assisting or cleaning up my operatory if he didn't have a patient, even though he had lots of lab work to do.
8. He loves to have a good time, and as of late, likes to go dancing at Middlesex.
9. He cleans the kitchen so that it is sparkling pretty much every night.
10. On the somewhat infrequent occasion I clean anything in our house, when he comes home he exclaims: "it smells clean in here!"
11. Its really fun to hang out with Joey AND my friends, I don't have to worry about him getting along with anyone, because well, he's the most easy person to get along with.
12. He always gives people another chance.
13. We both feel the same way about the importance of good hair and its maintenance.
14. He does everything the right way, and is really detail oriented.
15. His love of outdoor wear and gear.
16. He plans amazing trips for us, like when we went to Belize.
17. He loves movies, and much like his taste in music, I glean from it what I can and brandish it around like I know what I'm talking about.
18. He sings the songs I make up about our cat.
19. He says over and over again that he's willing to move anywhere I get into pediatric residency... even to Minnesota, and he means it. (Hey Minnesota if you're reading this - I can't wait to visit, go Vikings!)
19. He is a hard worker and has done really well in his residency.
20. And in the same vein, his patients love him and trust him because its obvious that he really cares about their care, and not just trying to maximize his experience as a resident. Unless a patient really and truly needs a procedure, no matter how cool it is, he will not do it unless he thinks it will have a good long-term prognosis. This might sound like a given, but a lot of residents in training aren't like this.
21. I love the way he dances, and he's always down to make up a dance routine and break it down on the dance floor.
22. He makes a big deal out of any present that you give him.
23. He will always make me a skinny girl margarita.
24. He puts up with a lot of terrible television watching.
25. He doesn't play video games on a regular basis.
26. He has accomplished so much in his life and is one of the most humble people I know.
27. And he is totally brilliant. It amazes me, and it would be really intimidating but because he's so nice and humble it somehow isn't.
28. He doesn't give me a hard time when I get really into working out and then just fall off the bandwagon. He just quietly jumps off too.
29. That being said, he likes to be really healthy and eat good food.
30. He is the most generous and loving husband, and he always makes me feel like he appreciates me and he's proud of me. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in my life. 

I love you Joey, and I hope you have a great day. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Well really just one weddin'. Last night Joe and I headed out to Sharon to see our friends Helen and Chris get married. We don't have any pictures because we didn't bring our camera... because well, its a long and drawn out tale that I'll just go ahead and recount right now...
The wedding was black tie, so the nicest dress I have is the one from my (wedding's) rehearsal dinner that I last wore to another wedding over a year ago and haven't tried on since. Well, not until right before the wedding. Then we had 5 minutes to get out the door and alllls I had to do was "slip it on," which eventually translated into me alternating trying to breathe out all of my breath vs suck in as Joey wrangled the zipper up. It involved Joey desperately saying "there's no way," and me yelling back "THERE IS NO PLAN B!" because I didn't have another dress that was nice enough. Well, until we were in the garage running to our car and I remembered I had another dress that would have worked in a bigger size but oh crap they're working on our apartment which means I had to empty my closet on this wire portable closet thing and the whole thing is a mess and I can't see all of my clothes. ANYway, I was stuffed in this thing like a sausage, and I lasted until after the (very beautiful) ceremony and I had to unhook the hook thing and unzip just a little bit. Don't worry, I had a handy black tie cardigan that covered up this back part, so I thought I was in the clear. Then Helen and Chris came out into the reception and then we all grabbed hands and ran around in circles. I think this is a Jewish tradition. It was amazingly fun, but I think I was the only one praying to Jesus in that room, specifically regarding my wish for my dress to stay up and avoid and R rated show for Helen's elder relatives who were on either side of me. Luckily it stayed up. Whew.
So anyway, I forgot my camera. But trust me, it was really beautiful. Helen looked gorgeous and Chris looked so handsome and happy. Welcome to the club guys! You'll love it!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Maid service

Today I could eat a tub of Cool Whip topped with some Reddi Whip from the can for lunch. De-lish-ous!

How was everyone's weekend? I don't have many pictures from mine, which is fine, because I don't know if you'd be interested in my 6 hour class on dental office design followed up with a Sunday full of cleaning my apartment and doing laundry.  Yesterday I was cleaning my bathtub (with my favorite combo: scrubbing bubbles + mr. clean magic eraser,) I was wondering how people with actual houses and children and multiple pets can keep their house clean. I mean, how?! My apartment is only around 800 sq feet and I feel like I never get it all the way clean. I always leave out the bathroom or kitchen or don't get around to dusting.

So then I as I was contemplating this, I dreamed a magical dream of having someone, or better yet, a team of people come in and clean my house from top to bottom, do our laundry, bring me cute clothes to wear to work, cut and style my hair and give me a mani/pedi.  And you know what? I wouldn't even feel bad about it. I would feel GOOD about it, like I deserved it, even.

Alright, this has become a runaway train.  I don't know how people with so much responsibility do it... like my mom, whose house is 5x bigger than my apartment and her day is twice as long as mine.
But anyway, its just going to have to be a question for the ages... because if I find out then I'm going to have to probably try harder to get everything done and I like my level of effort these days.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Hello everybody! Have you ever worn too tight pants with no stretch to work and 15 minutes into your day you realize you've made a horrible outfit mistake but there's nothing you can do about it? Oh well, maybe it's just me. For some reason I decided to wear my punishment pants to work today... poor choice. I have limited range of motion of my legs. Why do I even have these pants?
Anyway, enough about that. On occasion people will ask me about how I know which blogs to read and why I like them, and well, I don't really know. My friend Brianna introduced me to Google Reader, which is awesome, and some girls I know have great blogs that I love reading. Then from some of my favorite blogs I started reading the blogs on their blog lists - and so now I have a little collection. So I thought today  I'd share some of them and why I like to read them, in case you too would like to broaden your blogging horizons:

Big Mama - Melanie is from Texas, and super funny and a great writer. Reading her blog always makes me laugh out loud.
Chaotic Momentum - which used to be/still is? Polished Productions. This woman is hi-larious.
Cute Overload - Pictures of adorable animals. I love it, and sometimes you need something light in your day.
Depressions and Confessions - beause Alexis is very hilarious and real. She's also incredibly brave about discussing some of the tough things she's been through, and her vlogs slay me.
Fly Through Our Window - Darby has great decorating and recipe ideas, and takes amazing pictures of her beautiful family.
Hormonal Imbalances - I don't know why I feel like I can relate to Diana, because on our blogs we don't have much in common, but I can. I love her blog.
Life Thru a Linds - I went to high school with Lindsay and its fun to keep up with her life through her blog. She has a beautiful little girl and they have all sorts of fun endeavors. And I hope if I move back to Texas she'll help me learn to sew.
Lil Bee - Reading Melissa's blog makes me feel cool. She's also funny and down-to-earth.
Lullaby Lubbock - I went to high school with Kristen and Allison, and their creativity inspires me. They're  amazing, and fun and nice. They have great party and craft ideas, and the most adorable children.
NieNie Dialogues - Stephanie is stylish and amazing, a survivor in more ways than one.
Raising Madison - And I also went to high school with Joanna! She's such a wonderful writer, and also super real and brave on her blog. She has the most precious and super photogenic daughter Madison. This blog is always a good read.
Wife in Progress - this is written by our dear friend Jamie... who is so funny and nice. She just married one of Joey's best friends, Jeff, and they moved to Pittsburgh. I love seeing what they're up to.

There are lots of others - and my friend Brianna has a great blog but for some reason I can't remember the URL this morning. I think my too tight pants are causing cognitive impairment. I'll post it when it comes back to me.
Have a great Friday everyone!

UPDATE! Click here to go to Brianna's blog. You won't be sorry!