25 things about me:
i’ll try to be a little chronological.
1. when i was a toddler, my hair was akin to little orphan annie. it is still red(dish) but now i japanese straighten the living daylights out of it.
2. and then i got glasses when i was 2 (and still have horrible vision), so then i was like orphan annie mixed with a baby owl
3. dying to lose the hideous coke bottles, i begged for contacts for years and finally got them when i was in 8th grade.
4. my sister got hers shortly thereafter. it wasn’t fair!
5. i went to a day camp at The Episcopal Academy for 4 years as camper and then worked there for another 5. despite the name, it was actually half jewish kids. as counselor, i always took the group with the 5 year olds. i loved it!
6. i played piano starting at age 5 and violin at 9. i was good but i never liked to practice. a lot of people thought i would go into music some day, but i kind of knew i didn’t have the discipline for it.
7. i was not a particularly well-behaved elementary school student and i used to get in trouble a lot for talking, being messy, and doing other bad things like scribbling on the desk.
8. i started cheerleading in 7th grade and did it all through high school. i mastered the back handspring, but could never do a tuck. it was frustrating!
9. in 12th grade, our squad got to compete at nationals in disney world. that was pretty much the most exciting thing ever.
10. my parents were not big supporters of the cheerleading lifestyle, but at least they let me do it anyway, which included a lot of shelling out cash and driving me around.
11. i didn’t get my license until 18 because i was a lazy slacker, or perhaps too busy with violin/cheerleading/singing/etc.
12. my first job other than camp counselor was at the local West Coast Video. i got to see whose parents rented porn! it was actually REALLY mortifying for me at the time.
13. i went to college at williams in western massachusetts and it was REALLY freaking cold there, but i met a lot of wonderful brilliant people.
14. i sang in an a capella group called the ephlats (like “E-Flat”, plus our school mascot was the “Eph” for the founder Ephraim Williams). i loved it.
15. at one point, i wanted to be a psychiatrist. i think i got the idea from mike seaver’s dad on growing pains.
16. i also considered doing psychiatry again after returning to medicine after doing 2 years of research. but then i realized i like non-crazy people better, mostly.
17. one of the best (and hardest) decisions i ever made was to quit the PhD part of the MD/PhD i had started and just leave with a masters degree.
18. the easiest decision i ever made was to marry josh, the love of my life. we met on the second look weekend in april before medical school started, but i don’t remember it!
19. our first date was on labor day of 2002. i asked HIM out!
20. we went to a bad japanese steakhouse because i didn’t know the area at all, and the ethiopian place i thought would be fun was closed.
21. i remember what i wore on that date: a long lucky jeans skirt with cuts up the side, and a black t-shirt.
22. my dad said a really funny speech at our rehearsal dinner where he mentioned that josh waited to propose until i had proven myself by cloning my first gene and running my first marathon.
23. our honeymoon in hawaii rocked and we want to go back there. we are considering the maui marathon in september 2010!
24. of course, if i’m pregnant by then we can just make it a babymoon. we want 3 kids — i have already named the 2 girls (what? of course i can control these things!) cara and lily. the boy’s name is up to josh.
25. i’m really glad i started this blog back in 2004 but i wish i had called it something happier.
workout: none — i needed a rest day!
doin’ time: mmm, good ol’ spaghetti & meatballs! they were good, too. i used whole wheat spaghetti. served with a salad of radicchio and endive dressed in a simple honey vinaigrette. recipes are on the sidebar as usual!
reading: 30 minute of cramming for the PALS (pediatric advance life support) renewal class i had to take yesterday.
flossing: yeah baby