Thursday, June 24, 2010

itchy and scratchy

I don't know why, but I kind of feel like blogging again. Maybe it's because I have big kid things to do like find an apartment and figure out how I'm going to get all my stuff and my two cats to Baltimore (oh yeah, I'm going to nursing school in Baltimore) and take that last college course I need to take before school starts in TWO MONTHS and this makes me feel like I'm being productive while avoiding actually being productive. Or because I'm going to be leaving all my friends and the place I've lived for the last 11 years and that is scary and maybe my friends will read it again and that way I won't disappear into a black hole of 7 a.m. clinical rotations and pharmacology flashcards. I don't actually have anything in particular to say, though, so here are some links to things that other people wrote.

It's been a long long time since I felt compelled to read someone's personal blog from start to finish, errr...from most recent post to start. But I fucking love this girl Allie Brosch (a 25-year-old unemployed elite-level distance runner and super-funny ADHD sufferer living with her boyfriend in rural Montana) and a few months ago I did just that, in about two days. There's so much good stuff on there, but I'll go ahead and highlight her most recent post, which pretty much sums up my entire life, and the improved pain rating scale she designed and sells on Zazzle and that I bought to motivate me to start my own healthcare practice someday, largely so I can put it on the wall in the waiting room.

Also, I still love Mimi Smartypants. Because of stuff like this:
I saw this on the blog of someone in the process of adopting internationally: Mom’s Without Boarders.

You know, I don’t really want to live in a fascist grammarian dictatorship where people have to grasp how the English language is used and punctuated before they are allowed to become parents. Except I kind of do. Maybe. Sometimes.
Me too. Maybe. Sometimes.

I go through phases with Gawker that range from mostly love to total meh. I've been feeling it again lately. Still, I am ashamed to admit it is pretty much my primary news source. I should really start watching The Daily Show more regularly. Anyway, they even have a health section now! Science!