Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just Awesome....

Did I mention I don't have to go in tomorrow until 8:30? I think I am going to love clinic.

Here we go!

Well, so much to catch up on!

First of all, I regained my sense of taste just in time to enjoy my trip to San Fran! We had such a great time! As soon as we dropped off our bags we walked straight to the Ferry Building for the farmer's market. It was a gorgeous sunny day and we ate some delicious eats while looking out over the bay. While doing some research online I found out about this little Mexican food cart that is at the market on Saturdays and J was naturally super excited. He got a plate of chilaquilles, I got my salumi cone. My vice is mystery meat after all... It was super funny though because as we walked through the ferry building a girl came up and started to offer us a sample of some organic produce, but then saw my cone and asked "did you get meat in a cup?" I said yes, and she said "oh." and just stopped offering anything to us. Oops. We spent the rest of that day doing all the touristy stuff along the wharf, heading over to Ghirardelli square, then bussing it back to our hotel. We made a trip to Trader Joe's to get stocked up on some snacks and wine and then walked to dinner at Tommy's Joynt, which we saw on Diners, Driveins and Dives. The next day we spent mostly in Golden Gate park. I'm super jealous that such a huge, gorgeous, GREEN park is in the middle of a great city. I wish we had it here! I also got to meet up with a friend of mine from high school at San Francisco brewing company. I haven't seen her since I was a freshman in college. I was pretty pumped. We had a great time and then had some dinner at yet another diner we saw on triple D.

Monday in San Fran was the highlight of the trip. In case you couldn't tell, we are beer people. I set up a tour of Anchor brewing a long time ago and I'm so excited we went! It was a great tour, with great beer (in unlimited quantity...) and we even met some fellow Coloradoites who we talked with for quite a while. It was a really good time! We walked up to Coit tower and had a nice dinner overlooking the bay. For some reason I'm having problems uploading pics right now, so I'll skip through some of the details and save em for picture captions. The next two days we spent in Napa, and that was a lot of fun too. I was really sad to leave, as usual, but happy to get home at the same time. At one point on the way to a bus stop, I walked us right through the heart of the Tenderloin in SF. Not a great place for tourists to walk. I'm just glad it was daylight and we weren't too far off the beaten path. Makes the suburbs of D-town look a little brighter.

Right away when we got back my mom and sis came to town! Also super exciting! We had a great time, except for the giant snow storm we had!! I can't believe that they came to Denver from Fargo and we had such a snow storm. But I was able to bring my sis (who is recently turned 21) to Coors brewery, and that was awesome! We also had some great meals and went out for a "Ladies' night" on Saturday with some family friends. It was a great trip!

All of last week was spent in orientation sessions getting us all ready for third year. I think it was pretty helpful for the most part. Only time will tell. Yesterday and today we have had 2 days of 10 hours of lecture straight (no breaks, no not lunch either). I'm starting my OB/GYN clerkship and this is all material we should know before we all go to different sites. I am so looking forward to this rotation! I am really lucky because I am able to spend the rest of this week in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility clinic. I think this is something I might really consider for my career, and I am the only student in this session that is able to spend any time in this clinic. I feel really lucky. The best thing about this clerkship? No weekends! That's right! I will have every weekend free!!! That means I'll have two blocks in a row with weekends off! I might not forget what my husband looks like afterall!

I know I have lots of phone calls to catch up on and emails and everything else. Lots of people to meet up with in the near future! I promise I will get on it starting this weekend!

Apparently tomorrow is "score day" for boards. I sure hope that's true. I am really looking forward to getting that behind me. Then I can really move on to third year!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Yikes. So, I have a way overactive immune system. So much so that even when J got really sick at Christmas, even though I was immunosuppressed with high dose steroids, I never got as much as the sniffles. However, apparently the long term stress of preparing for and taking the boards is a much more effective immune suppressant than prednisone. I am SICK!!!! So sick. J had it last week and is just feeling better. I can't really get solid foods past my gigantically swollen throat. It is no fun. I figure, I have 3 days to get better before my awesome trip. I've been planning this trip for months and months, so I will do absolutely everything I can to make sure this thing gets better quickly. We're already planning to bring all those symptomatic meds just in case we're both not up to par. But I'm willing to try any home remedies that might have some validity. If you have any ideas, let me know! And I promise I'll be resting with loads of fluids. So outside of those, please send ideas!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Well, it is over. I can hardly believe it, and it took me a while to decompress, but it's done. Overall I think it went well. The first and last blocks were the worst and I can't help but perseverate on the ONE question that I am absolutely positive I missed. But, it's rapidly leaving my thoughts. I have this to think about right now instead...

What can I say, my J knows how to take care of me. Off to have beer and pizza, then more beer!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I'm tired. I'm grumpy. I think "maculopapular rash" is a term designated for "anything on the skin we couldn't come up with an eponym for." As of 2pm tomorrow, I give up. But tonight at 7:30 it's time for a Blue Moon and a movie.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Adding insult to injury

Tomorrow night is not only E-days, my favorite Mines festival, but The Flobots are performing. So sad. Alas, micro calls. But at least we should get a chance to see the Lewises! See you tomorrow Sonny and Becky!!