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My weekend

I was off this weekend from the hospital and it was great! It was also my birthday (Friday the 13th) and I didn’t want to have to work anyways. I got off work at 7:30am the morning of my birthday and all I had on my mind was sleep.

I got home and hit the sack and I heard my phone ringing. It was the first of my friends arriving into town. She said,”hey I’m just calling you to say I’m on my way”. I said,”Ok”. As soon as I hung up, I was asleep again. I don’t know how long it took her to get here but, it seemed like 2 minutes. She was knocking on the door because I forgot I locked it, and I said,”Wow,didn’t you just call me?”

My day started as soon as she got here. I was excited…because she doesn’t live here anymore and as much as I would love for her to move back,something…rather someone,is holding her back. Anyways…we went and met another friend at he mall,she has the cutest boy I have ever seen. She will be the second one of my friends with a child,the other one has a son on the way.

While I am taking time out to be a doctor and the hospital has literally becomes my 2nd home my friends are having babies. Well everyone is having kids. There is an alarming amount of pregnant women around lately. Must be that time of year.

My birthday ended with my friends and I renting a hotel room because we got locked out of my place,and spending the night there! It was fun even though I was a bitch and I complained because me not getting any sleep,starting kicking my ass. By then, I had officially been awake for 22 hours straight!

I appreciate my friends…a lot. They are some of the best I have ever had. Britanie, we are like day and night…we are complete opposites. I think we get along great because of it,that friendship is 5 years strong. She’s the party person. Stays up all night, very open,likes to talk to people and make friends. She talks to anyone,like a naive child that is too trusting. She takes care of everyone and leaves herself out. We argue about that a lot she’s always sick and puts everyone first and herself last.Good quality but she complains that no one appreciates what she does. I do!

Jamie James(it’s what I call her)…she went and got a family. LOL. I can’t hate her for it. She was ready to settle down,married a guy and became a step mom. More power to her! She’s coming back in town next month so we can all get together and have a girls’ night or two. All-in-all,I had a fantastic weekend and it’s sad that it had to end so quickly. I hope everyone had a great weekend or however you spent yours, I hope it was enjoyable.

The angry pre-med student, signing out!

Blogging

I know. I know. I’ve haven’t been THE best blogger lately. I’ve been really busy. Just got back in the country Monday night from a trip to The Bahamas. The hospital has been keeping me REALLY busy and have learned that x-rays, are NOT my friend! I don’t have a keen eye for it yet. Luckily that won’t be my forte! I still need to train myself to spot abnormalities.

Some guy told me and 3 other interns that he wanted an adult to work on him. I swear I’ve seen that on an episode of ER or Grey’s Anatomy… something. Who knows really. People have their preferences and,if he thinks we look like 13 year olds then, what am I to do, I just walked away.

I’ve been trying to forgive some people and be a lot nicer but I always turn out to be the bad guy. What’s up with that? I was told I should let it go and forgive. Easier said than done when you feel you’ve been wronged and whatever you do goes unnoticed.

Anyways… new year. New choices. I will try to blog A LOT more and keep it interesting!

A few pet peeves (Repost)

So, when I moved to AL,I learned a lot of things were going to be different and I would have to adapt and/or assimilate my ways quickly.  I started working at a restaurant called Baumhowers as a way to find something to do to keep me busy. I lived on campus for awhile and after doing all the college related things,I got bored easily. I learned a few things really quickly. Two main things that have become part of my pet peeves. One. People in AL take their sports,mainly football,college football seriously and two,Coke is the same thing as Pepsi. This irks me very VERY much. There are some more things that I learned but,we will start with these. 

Scenario–Me:”Hi. Welcome to Wings. What can I get for you to drink”? Guest/s: “I will have a Coke and I will have Sprite”. Me:”We have Pepsi products,is that OK”? Guest/s:”Sure,Coke and a Sprite”. Me: “Pepsi and Serra Mist”? Guest/s: “Whatever”? Now I look like I was being rude and I wasn’t. I might be annoyed that they don’t grasp the concept of Coke and Pepsi being two different products made by two different companies that actually compete against each other. Is this so wrong?
Very few people in AL do not know which football team they pull for. The rivalry there is equivalent to the borough game between the NY Mets and the Yankees. Most places you go, you are asked, Alabama or Auburn? You don’t even have to go there or have gone there to know which team you pull for. At the risk of being ‘foot-in-mouth’ party of one,most of the BAMA fans I dealt with were abrasive and a little rude. They take pride in their choice of being fans of this team and will taunt the more docile Auburn fan. We had a lot of Auburn fans that came into the restaurant that,love the game just as much as the BAMA fan but show it quietly. I myself,have grown to like Auburn,maybe mostly to taunt the BAMA fans but moreso I consider them to have a really great team and really hot players. WAR EAGLE!
The South. To a Southerner,well,some of them at least consider everything above them to be North,technically it is. Most people consider,(NY,NJ,Maine,CT,RI etc.)to be North or geographically Northeast. I lived in Wisconsin for 9 months,as a move by my mother who thought it was a great idea to have her youngest daughter experience some “pre-college” classes. Anyways..the Wisconsinites all called it the “Midwest”,which may or may not encompass Idaho,Nebraska,Iowa,Minnesota etc. But some think it’s North and everyone has a “Northern accent”,the accents are so different in any part of this country. I’ve also learned that,if you are not from the south and don’t have a southern accent,you are told you sound like you are from the north,regardless of where you were born(I get this ALL the time). Someone could be from Canada and they say,”Oh. You are a Northerner,from Wisconsin maybe”? Technically,it is North but I bet the Canadians get offended and would rather someone say,”You must be from Canada” you know,being that it’s a totally different country and all. But
I thank the south and my good friends Britanie and Catherine for introducing me to Biscuits and Gravy(my absolute love),dressing…made with cornbread(which I’ve always hadstuffing,made with bread crumbs),grits…Joe Pesci’s character in “My Cousin Vinny” sums it up best. Kripsy Kreme over Dunkin Donuts. I’m sorry KK has the best glazed donuts ever! Krystals over White Castle. In the South it’s sweet tea and not Iced Tea. I made that grave mistake and was snarled at. 
I can’t forget the North and Midwest though. Great bagels,pizza,hot dogs(the street vendors food. There’s something about the dirty water and dust in the food that make it SOOO good),coffee,high rises,bootlegs off the streets of NY especially,cheeses(shout out to the cheese-heads and cheese curds from WI),snow storms and the good ole’ minding your own business as you walk down the street!
With this just being the tip of the iceberg of pet peeves for me. I am signing off. Until next time! I If you want good reading. Check out this interesting blog about pop vs soda