Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Parks and Rec

"Hoes before bros. Ovaries before brovaries. Uteruses before duderuses."

"Nursing is easy. You just go to work, people come to you and you heal them"

"Those Ludacris' are coming in great."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thoughts on college

True confessions: I wish I was starting college agian. Probably not freshman year, but more like sophmore or junior year. I'm pining for the new fatty syllabi, the crowds of people, and the excuses to ditch doing responsible things and hang out with my friends. This blog is an ode to things I've missed.

1) I miss the new first week of the school year when you end up with about 90 new facebook friends. 94% of which you will never talk to again. Who doesn't love the new requests from the random kid you met through your roommate at a party thrown by your old dorm mates?

2) I miss my highlighted planner. The syllabi and club events provided endless excuses to not pay attention to any of my classes and write in all my tests and papers and then highlight accordingly.

3) I miss pizookie nights with my roommates. Enough said.

4) I miss learning! It's really hard to find motivation to do research and such when it's not part of your degree. And without the motivation of clinical prep I the giant stacks of new textbooks that I could use do weight lifting exercises do not get used.

5) I miss the lack of real responsibility. Honestly, dealing with my own health insurance is not my favorite thing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our trip to the big city

My husband loves Austin. He lived there til he was 11 and has very fond memories of the city. His parents were planning on going for a few days so I worked my schedule out and we tagged along so I could experience it. These are pictures from the first half of our trip. The second half, I forgot my camera.

This place was Seth's favorite pizza restaurant as a kid
The Men got sausage deep dish, and the women got artichoke and tomatoes. Delish!
Fun fact, once someone drove through the front of the restaurant and they still have the tire marks on the ground.

We went to Mt Bonnell for views of the city and saw this gorgeous sunset!
Our first morning there Seth and I stopped at Bennu Coffee and I got myself a delicious iced vanilla latte. Seth enjoyed the smell.
We then drove around downtown and did some window shopping on South Congress. Which we dubbed SoCo. We stopped at Hopdoddy, a super trendy burger place.
I got a salad.
But this is Seth's burger, with chili and fritos.

The rest of our trip included a fun dinner with some of my in-laws oldest friends, more coffee, the original whole foods, delicious barbeque, and seeing The Help. It was a fun trip out of town and I guess now I kind of like Austin.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Still more books

I've read some more books lately. And I'm a little behind on blogging them. So here are a few I've read.

I was incredibly impressed with Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. The author is a doctor who was born to Indian parents and grew up in Ethiopia, much like the narrator and main character. He presents the fascinating story of twins born to a nun. These boys are raised by doctors at this hospital in the politically tumultuous city of Addis Ababa. This book told by one of the twins, follows his life until he is an adult. I liked it particularly because there are several medical events in the book told with great detail. This book took a little while to get into, but once I was hooked.

I read this book because Bossypants wasn't in yet. It was a quick read and not necessarily one I recommend. that's the bottom line.

Anyways, next I'll be blogging about Austin! yay!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Keeping it weird

Currently we are here
Picture blog of our trip to come next week

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Life Lately

We have finally, sort of, settled in to life here after the wedding. Our house is organized, although not fully decorated (yet). Here are a few images to show you what my life has consisted of recently.

Lauren sent us these fantastic mustache chip clips.
I promptly turned them in to a faux-stache.

Seth and I were able to go home the last weekend in July to see this little buddy before he headed back to Bangladesh.
We've hung out with some friends.
And we got to use our "friend 1" and "friend 2" popcorn buckets.
Feel free to come for a visit and you too, could be friend 1 and 2.
Saturday morning breakfasts have been standard here. We decided that it would be a tradition of sorts to make something every weekend. This has mostly consisted of Seth making me things, since I work/sleep-in pretty much every time.
These were some delicious breakfast burritos.
We've also done cinnamon rolls and breakfast mash-ups (with my family), omelets, & scrambled eggs and toast.
I have basil and am working on keeping it alive. It has lived inside so far because I think the 100* heat would be too much for it, so making sure it gets enough sunlight has been a labor of love. I froze some today!
We've made some more delicious food and decorated the house more too, but these will be separate posts