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November 27, 2006

. . . i could resist filling out one of these things after seeing them on the site of doctorsquared!. seriously, what perfect timing. i just came back from a rather underwhelming residency interview at XYZ Very Famous Children’s Hospital (but i’m biased, because i want to stay local, and will likely be impressed by nothing else) and desperately need to be writing an entry just like this one.

it’s in LAYERS, apparently. mysterious!

LAYER ONE: some basic info.
Name: sarah!
Birth date: may 20, 1980 (5 x 4 = 20, 20 x 4 = 80. 80 x 4 = i am a nerd.)
Birthplace: philadelphia, pa
Current Location: normally durham nc, but right now? havertown, pa in the house where i grew up. uh oh, now my generic XYZ hospital becomes less so . . .
Eye Color: brown, but kind of matching my hair (see below)
Hair Color: um, rust? dark copper? dark-not-orangey-red? whatever.
Height: 5’1″. ie, lacking.
Righty or Lefty: left
Zodiac Sign:: kinda redundant to ask this AND birthday, right? taurus, but just barely.

LAYER TWO: some additional background
Your heritage: american/eastern european/jewish
The shoes you wore today: my brown interview heels (#3)
Your weaknesses: many, but the biggest = lack of spatial skillz
Your fears: lightning, dogs (unknown or mean), failure
Your perfect pizza: lilly’s — i love the buddha!
Goal(s): to be happy, to bring happiness to those i love, and to feel like i’m doing something positive and productive and meaningful in the world.

LAYER THREE: we get a little personal.
Your most overused phrase on AIM: i don’t AIM, really.
Your first waking thought: i SO do not feel like doing this interview
Your best physical feature: it’s a tie between my nose (i really feel blessed to have been born with a nice one against all odds) and my feet, which are totally cute even after 3 marathons.
Your most missed memory: when josh and i first started dating. it was exciting, and fabulous, and sooooo distracting! i have no idea how we managed to learn anything during the first year of med school, but we still made it.

LAYER FOUR: where i disregard the choices and pick my own fill-in-the-blank, because i’m such a rule-breaker.
Pepsi or Coke: diet sunkist, please
McDonald’s or Burger King: um, neither?
Single or group dates:i like a mixture of both! basically, i’m a big fan of all dates.
Adidas or Nike: brooks
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: diet peach snapple
Chocolate or vanilla: vanilla unless it’s plain dark chocolate, or chocolate mousse. mmmm, i want some now.
Cappuccino or coffee: coffee. black.

LAYER FIVE: a quasi-medical questionnaire
Smoke: yuck
Cuss: fuck
Sing: always
Take a shower everyday: 1-2
Do you think you’ve been in love?: yes
Want to go to college: n/a
Liked high school: mostly
Want to get married: check!
Believe in yourself: maybe
Get motion sickness: unfortunately
Think you’re attractive: sure
Think you’re a health freak: nah
Get along with your parent(s): generally
Like thunderstorms: astraphobia
Play an instrument: played . . .

LAYER SIX: ie, the mini-purity test, tame version (anyone remember that?)
In the past month, have you…
Drank alcohol: lots of good wine
Smoked: no!
Done a drug: only ibuprofen
Made Out: like a bandit
Gone on a date: i think so
Gone to the mall?: no
Eaten an entire box of Oreos?: not even one
Eaten sushi: sadly no
Been on stage: no, unless you count my interview
Been dumped: no!
Gone skating: no
Made homemade cookies: yes! chocolate-chip-walnut-oatmeal.
Gone skinny dipping: no
Dyed your hair: never
Stolen Anything: no

LAYER SEVEN: very bad things that i take little part in
Played a game that required removal of clothing: not that i recall . . .
Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: yes
Been caught “doing something”: doing something like what?
Been called a tease: not to my face
Gotten beaten up: no!
Shoplifted: double no!
Changed who you were to fit in: what is this, an afterschool special?

LAYER EIGHT: hopes & dreams
Age you hope to be married: forever!
Numbers and Names of Children: 3! i have already named them and determined the order in which they will be born, and if you’re reading this, you probably already know.
Describe your Dream Wedding: i already had it!
How do you want to die: very old and cognitively intact
Where you want to go to college: um, too late for that
What do you want to be when you grow up: happy. and a pediatric endocrinologist.
What country would you most like to visit: iceland and australia!

LAYER NINE: aren’t we through to the chewy center yet?
Number of drugs taken illegally: 1, one time. i am pretty boring.
Number of people I can trust with my life: a bunch, i’m pretty trusting.
Number of CDs that I own: hundreds, but not as many as my sister
Number of piercings: 2 (but formerly 6)
Number of tattoos: i can’t think of anything worthy of being that permanent
Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: the real newspaper and not the community rag? probably none.
Number of scars on my body: one on my forehead (for running a trike straight into the wall at age 2) and another one above my left eyebrow (brave cheerleading injury).
Number of things in my past that I regret: i regret a lot of little things, but none of the big ones, and things have turned out for the best. hindsight is 20/20.

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