Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010


"If you're going through hell...keep going!" ~Winston Churchill

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." ~FDR

 It's the 4th year medical students' last day today! TWO MORE YEARS! TWO MORE YEARS! TWO MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now...drugs. O.o


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Ok - I am PARTICULARLY horrible at "that's what she said" jokes, and as a tribute to how much I have improved, I give you THIS:

amanda:  Mike made the grid for me. I just looked up the data
         me:  wow
                  way to include ur main man 
amanda:  his skills far surpass my own 
         me:  that's what she said
                   THATS WHAT SHE SAID!


Sunday, March 21, 2010


 m + v = <3

Juuuuust like I predicted the heart is WHOOPING my little booty around like it ain' no joke. :)

I find it fascinating though that my little butterfly of a heart keeps flitting through wondrous moments of my life, especially perhaps the best vacation I've had in a lifetime with my parents. For Spring Break we went to Hilton Head Island, SC. I could not have asked for a perfect moment to forget about medical school - the tumult of learning in school is really overwhelming, and I had honestly forgotten that the rest of the world existed while I tried to study it locked up in my cave! It was stormy towards the end, but worth every red sunrise! All I can remember is some of the best Indian food, mom giving dad and I "sand therapy," glorious shell collecting, studying the heart while staring at giant waves, and waking up to dolphins every morning!!!!! :)

Waking up to dolphins - 100's of them for HOURS all day!!!!!


View from bedroom:

Mom also put mehendi on my hands (henna) - in celebration of Navratri. I can't wait for my classmates to wonder what disease I have newly acquired:

So now I'm back at it again - plowing through the stenotic valves of my laziness and hoping caffeine will increase study volume and work output, when in fact all I need is a diuretic (the exam) where I can pour out all pent up knowledge about the marvelous muscle.

Except, I pause for a dose of humor:

Monday, March 01, 2010



white: As with the Pine Tree, 
the seed must now be planted 
and nourished to develop strong roots. 
 orange: The sun is beginning to rise. 
As with the morning's dawn, 
only the beauty of the sunrise is seen 
rather than the immense power.

Officially a color belt now! *whew* I got hit in the head 3 times with my new belt, and I now blame a potential concussion to my lack of studying in the past week. Also, one of my grad student friends sent me a very accurate depiction of what proper grad school is like: