time audit: day 1

September 29, 2011

time audit stats: day 1
it’s said in quantum physics that observation affects reality: meaning that the very act of examining something tends to impact some change on what it is that you’re looking at. and that’s pretty much ALL i remember from my pre-med physics class, but it’s a good point nevertheless!

case in point: yesterday.

i would be lying if i said the messiness of this handwriting didn’t bother me slightly
i managed to work out, spent a neat and reasonable 8.5 hours at work, and spend less than 1 hour total on the computer doing non-productive [but fun] things. i even managed to clean up the kitchen! whether it’s the magic of observation or the fact that things aren’t as dire as i had thought — i’ll take it, either way. and so the audit continues [i plan to last 1 week!].

random tidbits i need to share
◼ i spotted this huffington post article on gina‘s blog entitled ‘what you should never say to a pregnant woman’ and i’m already bracing myself for a long next 6 months.

most obnoxious awkward comment made to me thus far: [after finding out from a fellow lab member] “oh, yay, you’re pregnant! i was sort of thinking today that your thighs looked bigger!”

um. THANKS. [and for the record, i don’t really think they are. at least not yet.]

◼ speaking of expanding body parts, gap is having a sale online — 30% off until 10/2! which means that gapmaternity is having a sale, too. and from what i’ve heard, this is a great source for jeans/pants that are as flattering as clothing can get when . . . well, you know.

◼ i don’t know what this has to do with anything [in my defense, i did say ‘random’] but i need to make these as soon as possible. thanks, shelby!

walking distance restaurant review # ??
i was going to cook last night, but our friend noah wanted to hang out and we decided to head out instead. we actually wanted to get vietnamese but were crushed to find out that kim son is CLOSED. so sad! so, afghani it was at bread and kebob.

distance: 0.3 miles

cost: $8/person for the unlimited buffet, which included a number of vegetable dishes [spinach, curry, green beans, salad] and two chicken curries + flatbread and rice pudding.

service: very nice + super-friendly!

food: i was SO ready for dinner when we arrived, and i assembled the following plate:

spinach, lentil curry, two types of chicken curry, an eggplant dish [favorite!], spinach basmati rice and flatbread
i demolished it. it all tasted delicious BUT was on the oily/rich side, and a pretty significant food coma hit me very shortly after finishing this plate. i did manage to try some rice pudding which was a little too sweet for me. josh had 2 FULL plates and it also hit him pretty hard so i would say proceed with caution as dishes are richer than they first appear!

however, it was inexpensive and tasty, so i would go back with perhaps a little more self-restraint 🙂



workout: 30 minutes elliptical intervals

cooking: nope, see above. but tonight it’s homemade enchiladas or bust!


  • Reply Lee Becknell March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Ooh, Gap sale. Thanks for the alert!

    I’ve been having a ton of pregnancy dreams lately. And I wake up and am confused to whether I am pregnant or not. For the record, I’m not!

  • Reply Susannah March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    definitely recommend Gap maternity pants…they were the best/most comfy kind I had! the pic of your dinner is making my mouth water!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Marci March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    The stupid comments are the worst! I am only 16 weeks and already hearing them. "Wow you’re really looking big today." "Oh, I thought I remembered you from (a workout class a while ago) but thought you used to be smaller." Really, do people not think before they speak?

  • Reply Anne March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Oh it is kind of a intense list ! I don’t know how you do that, each hour etc. You never feel the urge to let go ? // I think you would look very good in the skinny maternity gap pants !

  • Reply Kari_PBTachy March 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    you would kill me if I ever had to hand-write anything for you. As clinical rotations go on and I do more and more patient encounters I swear the handwriting’s devolving into something a chimp would do with a crayon. Suffice to say – I think your handwriting is great, even when it’s messy on your usual scale from semi-perfect to totally perfect 🙂

  • Reply Guest March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I think it’s so wonderful that you are finally pregnant after so much time TTC. That being said, I can’t help but notice how much you seem to comment on weight gain, your body, etc, having to do with this pregnancy. I hope you can enjoy the whole 9 months and relax a little bit about your body while still being healthy. And if anyone says something nasty to you, ignore them! It’s usually about them, not you, anyways.

  • Reply Angeliki March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I really like this idea of time audit. I haven’t done one in ages. I’m so glad to read news from your pregnancy. I’m so happy for you xx

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