Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

shameless self-promotion

I have another blog. It is about music. I write in it pretty frequently. I am pretty sure no one reads it, and that's fine, but I think that people might be interested in some free music, perhaps even more interested than they would be reading about my life. The address of that blog is this: http://musicalmoxie.wordpress.com. Do with that information what you will.

More later. Happy summer.

Monday, May 18, 2009

snapshots

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Me and tori on the plane!

There's a plane on the ceiling.

Created with PicSay on my T-Mobile G1

Monday, May 11, 2009

Leaving on a jet plane...

Tomorrow I leave for England!  I'm going over there for two weeks with my grandparents and my cousin Tori.  I've been so stressed with school that I've barely had time to think about it until like, yesterday.

I'm still finishing up last minute packing and stuff.  There was some suitcase drama earlier today. Last year when I flew over there, Delta broke the wheel off my awesome suitcase.  I packed in that one but planned to transfer to my sister's suitcase when I got here to Huntsville.  It turns out, however, that hers is a lot smaller than mine. So I had to cut down a lot... my minimalist packing (Kacie, if you had seen what I packed last time you'd understand) has now become barely enough to survive packing.  Also, I don't want to bring a huge carry on, I just want to have one suitcase and carry my giant purse with me.  This is against many people's advice, so I guess when my luggage gets lost the joke will be on me. Oh well.

I should be able to blog regularly from my phone while I'm over there.  I figured out that I can take the sim card out of my phone and still use it connected to wi-fi to email and use Internet and such.  So I'll hopefully keep this updated with pictures and such; stay tuned!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Testing 1, 2, 3.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

LEAVING.

"And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play.  My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you, about learning to love a woman or a man, about learning to love a child, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God.  We get one story, you and I, and one story alone.  God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution.  It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it?

It might be time for you to go.  It might be time to change, to shine out.  

I want to repeat one word for you:
Leave.
Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit.  It is a beautiful word, isn't it?  So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be.  And you will not be alone.  You have never been alone.  Don't worry.  Everything will still be here when you get back.  It is you who will have changed."
donald miller // through painted deserts


every time I turn around
something else just floated away
there ain't a single thing that I've found
with wings that decided to stay


maybe it's the place on the wall
or maybe it's the space where the phone didn't call
or maybe it's this thing in my chest
we'll know what it was by the hole that it left

now it's leaving, leaving but I don't know where
leaving, leaving, leaving but I don't know where




josh ritter // "leaving"


In a couple days, I'll be leaving Mobile for the summer.  London, Huntsville, New Orleans, Huntsville again, and then back here for it to start all over again.  It will be good to get out for awhile; I need a little bit of a break.  I just wanted to share this song and excerpt from one of my favorite books because I felt that they both fit very nicely.  
It has been a really long time since I have written in here.  I apologize to any of you who may have been disappointed by this brief hiatus.  Medical school is not conducive to regular blogging.  A few life updates:

1. I will be (sort of) done with my first year tomorrow afternoon.  I'm actually not anticipating it as much as I thought I would be.  The hard part is already finished, and I'm going to be studying my least favorite subject for a big part of the summer (see #2).  Plus, I'm just so exhausted that I'm finding it hard to think more than a day ahead of time right now.

2. I failed histology.  This did not come as any great surprise; I knew from the first day that this was not going to be my class, and I was right.  I'm not as upset as I thought I'd be; I worked really hard and I think that I did everything I could have done.  I have to retake the course at Tulane this summer.  One other girl in my class will be taking it as well, and while I am very sorry that someone else was unfortunate enough to have this fate, it will be nice to have some company.  Five weeks in New Orleans can't be that bad, right?

3. On a somewhat more positive note, I have a new apartment for next year!  I filled out the application, and assuming my rental history checks out (let's hope the lovely landlords here at Robinwood have nice things to say about me... ha) then I will be moving into Cimarron Ridge on July 28th!  It's a really nice complex and I have heard nothing but wonderful things about it.  I am also very excited about having washer and dryer connections so I don't have to pay quarters or bum off of friends to wash my clothes.  (On a related note, if anyone has a washer and dryer they want to give/sell to me when I move, you would be my new favorite person.)  I'll have a little more space than I do now, and I am planning to paint my bedroom walls.  Hopefully this will be my home for the next three years!

I've got an ICM test in seven hours, so I need to hit the sack.