real life

(or something close to it...)

Monday, February 27, 2006


drove back from BWI last home right before 1am. up for work at 6am... v.v. tired.

i promise a longer post is coming soon...

one good thing (and it's about time).... Kenny Williams (ChiSox GM) FINALLY slammed Frank Thomas for the selfish jerk he is. Ahh... baseball season...right around the corner.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Updates... and a little thing called iTunes..

Well, the flowers that I bought yesterday for $10.40 were all dead when I walked into my office today. That's never happened to me before with Gerbera (thanks Erica..for the correct spelling) daisies. I went to a flower shop that I have never used before (a block from work)... I think they were pretty much dead when I bought them. Oh well... they were pretty for one day.

My DSL line... is mysteriously working once again... go figure. Maybe when I swore at the IT person... that pushed it through a little faster.... OK... probably not. Sorry all... my cover is broken. I swear sometimes...

So... last night when I discovered that my DSL was up and running... I thought I would look around in iTunes... I happened to have a iTunes gift card that was purchased months ago (frankly I was going to give it away because I didn't think I would ever use it) and decided to experiment a little. Beware, iTunes is addictive. ADDICTIVE. I don't think I'll ever buy a real album again (ok... not true...)... Before I knew it... it was after Midnight and I was still browsing music and purchasing songs for 99 cents. So... on my first run through... here is what I bought:

You're Beautiful.... James Blunt
I could sing of your love forever... Delirious?
History Make... Delirious?
Every Little Thing...Delirious?
I'm Not Ashamed...Delirious?
Another Time, Another Place...Sandi Patty
I can only Imagine... MercyMe
Into the West...Annie Lenox (TLOTR soundtrack)
Bless the Broken Road... Rascal Flatts
I'm Already There... Lonestar
Open My Eyes... Jeff Anderson
Where the Streets Have No Name... U2 (live from Rotterdam version)

Ahh.... my own mix album....totally online.

Addictive I tell you....


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I bought myself flowers...because dammit... I'm worth it.
(plus... I love Gerbera Daisies).

Enjoy your day.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Snow! (it's about time...)

Much to my amazement... it snowed this weekend. Although it seems to make EVERYONE around me a little more crabby...I was happy. Thankfully I don't use my car during the week... so, it silently sleeps under 2 feet of snow.

Other randomness...

1. Grey's Anatomy... LOVE THIS SHOW. I cried when George coached Dr. Bailey through her delivery. I'm definitely glad I stayed up to watch an hour of fine television (it only took a Diet Coke and 8 thin mint Girl Scout cookies)

2. Elizabethtown... watched this as the "snow storm of the century" was happening outside. Not good at all except for the last 20 minutes.

3. Saw that the author of "Jaws" died over the weekend... read that for his 40th wedding anniversary... he and his wife went swimming with sharks. that's just plain weird.

that's it.

ta-ta for now.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Randomness Wednesday...

1. I think Starbucks Coffee tastes MUCH better when it's free. I now have only 96 cents on my Starbucks Card my mom gave me for Christmas. I probably will not be recharging it.

2. My DSL on my new computer worked for all of one evening. Called Earthlink customer support last night.... Was on the phone for almost an hour. Although they were all extremely helpful, no one could figure out my problem. The wait for a high-speed internet connection continues.

3. Love Monkey on CBS... I'm not so excited about it anymore... I still love Tom Cavanaugh.. but this show is not all that exciting.

4. On the other hand, Scrubs last night was priceless in a "that's so funny" type of way.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"Happy/Sad" Moment...

One of my favorite people in the world is leaving Philadelphia. S. Desai, MD was offered a job in Fairfax, VA and he is taking it. Intellectually, I know he would be CRAZY to not take the offer even though my heart says otherwise.

I met Dr. Desai almost 5 years ago when I was admitted as a patient at the University of Pennsylvania. He's pretty much one of the most amazing human beings I have ever gotten a chance to know. And I really think I'm a better person by knowing him.

There was a point a few years ago when I was upset about a certain thing going on in my life. We happened to be at a dinner thrown by Penn and this topic came around. Of course, I started crying. S. just stopped that and spoke some real truth into my life. Even though this was almost three years ago... I'll never forget it.

Last year I had to be admitted into the hospital because of a certain 3 yr old boy & his germs. They ended up making me quite sick. It was a Saturday morning and all the new interns had arrived by my bedside for rounds. Of course I was crying because I was worried. And then out of the blue, I hear S's voice coming from down the hall (it was a Saturday... normally attendings aren't at the hospital...unless it's their weekend to cover)... he came into my room... and I asked him if all the newbies could leave... he shooed them out of the room... he held my hand and just sat with me until I was done crying. He's wonderful in that way.

He's always treated me as a friend who he knows instead of just a patient he sees and never really "hears".

I ran into him and his wife at the movie theater last summer (they live a couple towns over from me)... It was nice.. in a neighborly sort of way.

When I would come in for appointments... we ended up talking about cars, bands, etc. I would tease him about his BMW... because you know... all docs drive BMWs...

He's someone who doesn't get angry very often. Another person who cares about him deeply said "in all the years I have worked here... I've only seen him get angry once." I wish the same could be said for me (it can't... I have a broken picture frame to prove it).

The best thing about him. He loves his wife. Totally and utterly without a doubt. He is passionate about her. And this is what I love about him.. no matter how much money he will make, how successful he will get, etc...he will always be this guy who happens to love his wife.

I will say goodbye, probably with a card & a gift, and let him go. Maybe I'll get to see him again, maybe not...

If not... I'll be sad for a little while... but I'm so lucky to have known him. So, so, so very lucky.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Anybody want a much loved Honda???

So.... I got a new car. Brand spankin' new. 2006 new.

The winner this time around was Mazda. I'm the proud owner of a new Copper Red Mica Mazda3 four-door with all the bells and whistles.

To date... it's the most expensive thing I have ever purchased. Feels kinda funky.... as in "I can actually afford something that costs THAT much??" OK guys... it's not a BMW 3 sooo the cost was reasonable.

In other news.... I finally have started organizing my pictures from England and working on my new scrapbook. It's a really relaxing thing for me. I'm sooo not that creative... but the pictures look so much better when there is a story behind them... and I've found that a little creativity goes a long, long ways... I can't wait to see how the finished product comes out.

Superbowl Sunday... I'll be spending it in Hershey. This will be fun...since Hershey is in central PA... there will probably be tons of Pittsburgh fans watching the game with us... will make it all that more exciting (and on a personal note.... Sue, I'm proud of you that you knew which teams were playing in the game on Sunday... even if you only like football because of the "sound")...

State of the Union Address: Loved it. So what if Bush is only at 39% approval rating. Damn it... He is the President of the United States. That trumps everything else. He was very confident last night... and it showed.

Bye for now. Ta-ta.