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First French Toast!

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Upsides to being sick while on vacation? (I’m mostly recovered from the stomach flu, but my boyfriend has a cold now). Instead of spending our time socializing, we’ve been able to catch up completely on The Walking Dead, I’ve finally watched Toy Story, and I’ve also finally made French toast! This is the “recipe” I used, and it is perhaps the best recipe I’ve ever read. Highly recommend reading!

The downside? I didn’t have enough of an appetite to finish or truly enjoy my French toast, delicious though it seemed to be. :(

Written by Aba

December 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Merry Christmas!

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I hope you all have been having a lovely holiday season of whatever flavor you choose, no matter your religion or lack thereof. =) I’ve been enjoying my first Christmas back in the US since 1990, with home cooked food, shopping, beautiful decorations, and lounging around at home surrounded by the warmth and love of my family (and an undercurrent of excited anticipation; I’ve got two nieces/nephews who were due today but show no signs of arrival yet!).

It’s been a delightful break from rotations and interviewing! (80 days till match day btw!)


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Written by Aba

December 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Posted in Life in General

Holiday Decorations

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I was very happy the other day to come home and see that one of my neighbors has hung a wreath on their door. The only other person on my floor with a welcome mat moved out, so I’m glad there’s someone new with a little bit of a decorative spirit.

One of my favorite parts about this holiday season really is the decorations. There’s something really elegantly beautiful about white lights everywhere, in trees and on store fronts and homes. I’ve been lazy, but I’ve always meant to have a corner of my living space decorated with white lights year round. They’re too pretty to trot out just once a year. White lights and tea lights both.

Written by Aba

December 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Posted in Life in General

Children’s Hospitals

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The category of things you find on the bottom of your shoe in a Children’s Hospital apparently includes random plastic gems.

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Things you find in the stairwell? Strangely obnoxious encouragements to keep doing what you’re already doing.

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(I’m not entirely sure why the campy nature of these doesn’t quite sit right with me. I’m not usually the sort to be easily annoyed by things.)

I really like Children’s Hospitals though. All the ones I’ve been in are well decorated, and I wish adult hospitals were generally even just a fraction as nice.

Written by Aba

December 12, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Countdown! 100 days left!

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Match day is getting closer and closer! I finally installed a countdown app on my phone, and as of today, Match Day is 100 days away!

By the end of next week, I’ll be 70% through interviewing for Psychiatry Residency, and I have to admit I’ll be relieved to be done with this process. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every interview day so far, but the traveling gets exhausting.

Written by Aba

December 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

Posted in Medical School

Shopping Inspiration

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After three months out of town (studying for & taking Step 2 CK + away rotations + traveling for interviews), my fridge is stocked with none of the food items I would need to make this delicious meal of over-easy eggs, fresh tomatoes and avocado (except for the hot sauce; that I’ve still got). As much as I’ve enjoyed spending my first day back in my apartment taking it easy, unpacking, and catching up on Parks & Recreation, I really need to venture out and go grocery shopping tomorrow!

I’m really looking forward to my next rotation though. It’s my last taste of psychiatry until residency, and it’s going to be child and adolescent psychiatry! I really like the idea of working with teens and young adults, and everyone I’ve talked to has recommending doing the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship if that’s the case.

Written by Aba

December 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

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