Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday sucks.

Just a little venting (in random order):
  • I have a test Wednesday that I am 100% unmotivated to study for,
  • I still don't know what I'm doing with the rest of my life (post-OHSU rejection),
  • it's COLD! in here (although the new arrangement is very homey),
  • I just found my shrink is "out of network" which means instead of $40/week it's $200/week (yeah, like I have that kind of money)
  • the sink is full of dishes even though Keith washed them yesterday,
  • I have to work a 10-hour shift tomorrow,
  • I don't have enough USB ports to run the optical mouse and the external hard drive...

Ok, I feel like taking a nap.

But I will study instead. Because that's what an adult would do.

And I'm trying to be an adult about all this crap.
But it's hard.

Mia didn't want in the pic.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

all paths are possible

I am listening to Rancid's Rejected. LOUD.

I'm taking my rejection letter from OHSU as a sign that I need to go a more non-medical route. I am good with big picture stuff, I am super right-brained. I could apply next year and wait to see if I get in. But I choose to find a different path.

The application deadline for fall semester @ PSU is April 1.

Meanwhile I am still working on my Theory of Everything.

inspiration via Funksteena

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sauvie Island Sunday

We took a Zipcar (Flexcar's new pal) to Sauvie Island. (Sans dogs. We have to put them in a crate and we gave ours to the neighbors...) No problems with the Zipcar other than I have to re-learn to drive every time I get behind the wheel. It is not like riding a bicycle. I think I am still gun shy from the Prius Accident. The sky was clear and the sun was out. It was great to get out of the city. We found several possible bike rides and planned to get the bikes new tires and tuned up. We found a caboose right off the road on the way and decided to explore it. Now Keith wants to live in one. It was pretty cool. Then we drove around the island and came home. Pictures below.

Acceptance/rejection letters from OHSU are going out in the mail this week so in a few days I will be dealing with crushing disappointment or crushing pressure.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Do. Not.

Mid term tomorrow
I go study now.
Listen to my study music.

To relax, let's think about February 2006, shall we?

Ahhhhh...that's better.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


chameleon-off: changing colors to signal others, not hide from predators

more information for my Theory of Everything: dark fluid

metal rubber: from Science Daily again, my new favorite blog

thinking about moving next summer; the dogs need a yard

beautiful algae

Uma Thurman's dad Bob is a famous Buddhist scholar;
in this 12:00 video he teaches how we can
use the internet to become enlightened
(the best of TED)

currently reading:
The Road

if you have Charles Bonnet Syndrome
you might see floating faces!