I am definately at work at the moment, so perhaps I should not be posting. But its been awhile and I have a lot to say. For starters, school began. I love school. Which is a good thing since I intend to be in it for 5 more years (1 more year MPH and then 4 years of medical school). The courses I am taking this year are fantastic so far; US Healthcare systems (perfect timing to take such a course considering the healthcare reform), clinical trials methodology (one of the professors is really sweet but she tends to go of on really long tangents), and an independent study in Environmental Health Ethics (A subject I really do not wish to pursue… but it’s a requirement).
I made Quinoa for the first time. It’s delicious and a very healthy substitute for rice. I ate it with a bit of pepper and some veggies. I happen to love veggies. And I love that I can spice them however I want every time I cook it. I had Quinoa before when my awesome friend Sam made a butternut squash Quinoa dish. It too was delicious. For those of you who do not know… my absolute favorite vegetable in the whole world is butternut squash. I love butternut squash ravioli and butternut squash soup am always looking for new ways to prepare butternut squash. So let me know if you have any suggestions.
Crochet update: I have now made a green potholder, green hand warmers (fingerless gloves), a bag, a hat, and am currently making a second copy of the aforementioned hat. but now that I am remaking it… I might like the first one better. Lol, oh well. TI haven’t decided what my next project will be. Either an afghan or a shoulder cardigan looking thingy (its pretty… promise… though the description does not do it justice). I have mastered the art of reading patterns. Or at least I found an excellent “how to” blog to help me out when I get stuck. The ultimate goal is still the cupcakes, but I need lots of different colored yarn scraps… and right now I only have green (a shade that probably wont make a good cupcake), blue, and purple. I bring my projects everywhere. I can do them while i visit with friends, ride buses, wait at bus stops, waiting for class to start (and even in class when the teacher repeatedly goes off on tangents but dont worry, my notes are still top notch).
My MCAT class starts sunday which I am absolutely thrilled for. This is like the most important key to the puzzle of getting into medical school (surpassed only by the admittance essay but good thing I have an excellent daddy to help me with that part). Anyways I have pretty good grades (excellent ones if you look only at the microbiology courses in undergrad), tons of different research experience, a year of paid work at a hospital, a 6 week shadowing experience, and a 3 month unpaid internship at a state health policy department. But the MCAT… sigh. it needs to be perfect. because I want to marry Aaron. and I want to LIVE with my husband… so I need to get into medical school where he goes for his PhD and he is only applying to really good schools.
Anyways… it is the jewish new year tonight. Silly holiday really. 5770? Clearly the world is older then 5,770 years. The year 5770 literally represents an orthodox calculation of the world’s existence based on what they call “biblical evidence.” Which is dumb… I do believe in evolution and dinosaurs and frankly I don’t really consider it a belief… more of a fact. But its a popular Jewish custom so I intend on participating. So year 5770… here we come 🙂
My new years resolution? To have challah 3 of 4 fridays all year round and to clean up all my stuff on a weekly basis