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Monday, November 17, 2014

I would talk about my weekend, but it pretty much just included a ton of studying (but somehow, still not enough), too much coffee (if there is such a thing), and not enough sleep. See also: Med school, 2 weekends before a block exam. Fun, except not fun at all.

What is fun though, is that I woke up to find out that I was nominated for a blogger award by Lulu! What a lovely way to wake up on a rainy, cold, Monday morning, right? According to her blog, the rules are as follows:

- Thank the person who nominated you for the award
- Add the One Lovely Blog and Versatile Blogger logos to your post
- Share 7 facts about yourself
- Nominate 15 bloggers to admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog

So, since I have nothing else to talk about this morning, I figured I would do this. 

1, I've been blogging since I was 16! I originally had an OpenDiary, but then Open Diary ate my blog, so I started a Live Journal. I wrote there for a few years, but finally started Simply A on October 21, 2012. Oh hey, my blog just turned 2 last month. Who knew? Happy birthday, blog.

2. I am in med school and most of the time, it's totally awesome. Most of the time, it also totally sucks. Just go with it. I am 99% sure that I want to do my residency in pediatrics and then complete a fellowship in a sub-specialty, but I don't know which one yet. Some of my current thoughts are pediatric oncology, pediatric rheumatology, and pediatric emergency medicine.

3. I don't believe that astrology is anything but entertainment, except for when Mercury is retrograde. That's my excuse for when shit goes sideways, anyway. Fortunately, Mercury won't be turning retrograde until January 21st, so until then, we have to find a different excuse for the weirdness.

4. I've always had allergies, but I wasn't allergic to any foods until I was in college. Now, in additional to being allergic to trees, grass, ragweed, dust, pollen, and cats, I am allergic to tree nuts (which, thank God doesn't include peanuts, which are legumes), shellfish, avocados, and have oral allergies to a bunch of fresh fruits and vegetables. Life without guacamole is sad.

5. I only learned how to apply eyeliner last year, and I prefer liquid pen eyeliner than pencil because apparently, I am a spaz and need adult supervision at all times.

6. I didn't drink coffee until grad school, and that was only froofy espresso drinks. I still love my froofy espresso drinks, but most days, it's regular coffee with cream and sugar. I also don't really need coffee to function in the mornings, I just really like it. The ritual of making coffee, getting my travel mug, and sipping a hot beverage just makes me happy. Also, med school requires caffeine, no two ways about it. 

7. I have small feet... I wear a size 5 or 5.5 shoe. Sometimes, I can wear children's shoes. I am not really obsessed with having 423 pairs of shoes or something, but when I find shoes that I like that are in my size, it's really hard not to buy them. But I'm also really picky about shoes, so I don't buy shoes very frequently. PS - If you have any recommendations for good, online, shoe shopping, leave 'em in the comments!

And I am nominating 3 people, because I do not have time to nominate 15 people. Sorry!

1. Just the Elevator Pitch
2. I'm Your Katie QuĂ©

So that's that! Now I'm off to study for the next 900 hours of my life, and by 900, I mean 184, because that's approximately how many hours are left until our exam.

Happy Monday... it's almost over!

- A


  1. I have a lot of friends that deal with multiple allergies! That's how I learned that peanuts aren't a tree nut. :)
    I didn't drink coffee until I got to college. And now, it's pretty much an integral part of my life. I drink coffee and tea because of the warm drink appeal, but that's also given me a slight caffeine dependency I can't shake.
    So glad to see you filled this out, and that it brightened up your Monday a little. :)

  2. Thank you so much for the nomination. You are too sweet.

    I didn't start with the coffee until after college, when I was 23 or 24 I think?

    Good luck on the studying!


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