Sunday, August 24, 2008

Making the saddle more comfy

In an effort to be more positive about school this year, I am compiling a list of things I'm stoked about now that the new semester has started:

1. I can do things as a student that I could never do if I was working full time. Case in point: last Thursday I got done with class and went to the local farmer's market where I caught the Miller farms people as they were closing and trying to get rid of all the produce they could. I got some serious deals. Then I went to Cost Plus to stock up on some sweet Indian food.

2. I have social interaction with real walking, talking people every day. I know I've complained about some classmates in the past, but trust me, compared to doing nothing but screaming at a puppy all the time, I am relishing the opportunity for conversation.

3. I am remembering all the stuff I love about the brain and it keeps my head in the game. I spend the three years before I started med school and after I finished undergrad studying the nervous system and I fell in love with it. It's really coming in handy and it's letting me enjoy....

4. The espresso martini! This is not a great picture, but the recipe is as follows: 1 oz each of espresso, creme de cacao, vodka, kalua. Packs a mean punch but is super fun to drink, and delicious.

5. I get to spend time with my favorite guys; J, R, and the Mugs. Here's a picture of Mugsy to take us out; enjoy your nights!


Tim & Dara said...

Mugsy looks like he's getting big!!

medicine girl said...

Coffee-flavored vodka on the rocks is delicious, so I'll bet this espresso martini is fabulous! A toy poodle could drink me under the table but I do like my vodka drinks (er, singular there). It sounds like this'll be my next one if I can get it together to buy the ingredients. :-)

Oh, and please let me know if you have any favorite books about the nervous system that you would recommend!