I’ve pulled out my christmas clothes!
So I figure by this point in time everyone has seen the puppy brother At&t commercial with the little kids sitting at the table which is basically the funniest thing ever! If you haven’t go check it out. My sister B has been wanting a puppy for basically forever and wrote on her Christmas list that she wanted a puppy brother. Now she also wrote she wanted Niall and Harry wrapped in a bow so lets just say she has big hopes. Oh yeah and shes 18 and a freshman in college btw.
My mom just so happened to be browsing her facebook when she saw that a local shelter was having a adoption event this Sunday and the litter was golden retriever/ chocolate lab mixes! The one is all chocolate with gold toes how preshhh! P.S. I love exclamation marks. Anyway there was one that looks basically all golden and it has such a sad face like its saying oh please please adopt me and give me some love. I call both the ladies and leave them messages saying I want to adopt this dog is she still available? OMG I stuttered so hard on the one in my attempt to say adoption it was so awkward. The one called me back told me she is and so we filled out the form and did all that nonsense and I’ve been emailing with the lady so hopefully we will get the cute little pup on Sunday.
OMG ITS GOING TO BE SO HARD KEEPING THIS A SECRET AHHH!! But she’s going to be so surprised when she returns from school for Christmas and sees her puppy!
Also Sunday is literally the busiest day on the planet. We’ve got pancake breakfast for swimming in the morning, then we have concussion testing for my sister, then we have to pick up our puppy, and then we have my cousin’s daughter’s first birthday party, and after all that I’ve got work in the morning like whatttttt!
I had such a crazy, busy last week with work, working out, an interview, and helping my mom get ready for thanksgiving this week. So here’s a run down!
Another day of work. I had to be there at 8 for a meeting but it was kind of interesting because it was about what pathology does with the placenta and during an autopsy. Then I hit the gym. And fell asleep on the couch before 10pm. Yuckkk I’m so old.
The most interesting thing was the so many of the guys who filled out my survey today said they were stay-at-home dads! That made me laugh because its legit Ryan’s dream job.
Who Wore It Better?! So I sent my sister a snapchat while wearing her sweater to work ooops. But its cool since she did technically leave it for me to wear because I gave her some clothes to wear while at school. She told me it looked huge of me which is hilarious because she’s super little! Today, I had this meeting at work where they talk about all the cases for the week and OMG the chief reminds me so much of Fr. Clark. And as intimidating as he is I would probably also be obsessed with the chief if he is anything like Fr. Clark.
Wednesday: Med School Interview Part II
Penn State Hershey. Aka middle of nowhere but beautiful.
I think it’s funny that its technically a suburb because its just nothing like the suburb that I live in… It was a super long day. We had to be there by 10 but my interviews didn’t even start until 2pm. The students were great, the info sesh was kinda boring because they used this awful infomercial-esque video. And we walked like a billion miles because we toured everywhere and the interviews were all over the place it took about 15 minutes to walk to the one!!
So the interviews:
- The first interview was with this super young Dr. who is an OB and she was awesome. She told me about how she thought she had wanted to be a rural doctor until she realized what a rural area actually was. No worries I know I’d never survive in an actual rural area. And I really liked our chat. But she was tearing up when I was talking about my job at Chop so that was awkarddddd!
- The second interview was weird but he was an adorable old man. He asked me about my thoughts about the priest scandal and what schools I applied to for undergrad. And was legit shocked when he found out that babies were actually born at Chop and random nonsense. Like he didn’t ask me one expected question so that was strange.
Side note: I can’t stand people when they are all fake and ughh and I hate when girls wear pant suits. PUT ON A SKIRT!
And then I went to bed at 9:30 – no joke. It was the most exhausting day. I hardly made it though our 2 mile walk with Bailey.
My morning started off with a late train. So I am always at the train in time for the express one that is before mine unfortunately that train doesn’t go to my stop so I take the train that comes like 7 minutes later. On Thursday, the first train gets cancelled because of mechanic problems and then mine gets delayed ughh! AND IT WAS FREEZING!! I was not happy at all. Then the train is jam packed there wasn’t even any standing room left. Luckily I got a seat!
Friday at work was great. For most of the morning I just hung around chatting with Haley and Anj in their office. Then I had a meeting with the lady I work for and she gave me a list of projects that she wants me to start working on so that should be good I’ll have something to do otherwise its soooo boring. In the afternoon, we took a nice stroll around UPenn campus and then I took the train home. At night, I hit the gym and caught up on all the tv shows I missed all week. The Ground Floor is my new fav!
The last weekend of lessons for three weeks! YAY thank god. I love my kiddies but I’m sick of getting into the freezing cold pool. Then we went food shopping and I killed it with the coupons. Saved over 40$ with them. I just love watching the price come down at the end when they scan them all. It’s truly the best!! At night I headed to SJU to hangout with Marisa. I decided to wear my black dress, black booties, and my chetah jacket! We went to Tap House and it was great. If you’ve never had Pear Cider Ale you probably should. However, the walk back to the train was freezing OMGGG. It was nice to catchup and go out in Philly again like we used to. And I wasn’t the least bit surprised when she told me she been annoyed with her boyfriend all the time lately and thinking about breakup with him and I fully support it. They have totally different thoughts about life in terms of goals and such so they will never be happy in the end.
Now that I’m getting used to my new schedule as a working girl I’m going to try to keep up with posts a little better! Let’s just hope I manage to stay up past 10pm this week.
I took the train back home, went to church, hit up Sam’s club, and then helped my sister with her philosophy paper. And I finished my fitness book yayyyyy!!!!
And that brings us to today.
Another boring, freezing cold Monday yuckkk. I woke up around 530 when I didn’t have to be up until after six. So that was a bummer. But I refused to get out of bed because it was freezing so I just stayed there until when my alarm was supposed to go off. And to make it all a billion times better I woke up with a stuffy nose and sore throat ughh. Work was the usual. My cousin however spent the whole day sending me snaps of wawa, and cheesesteaks, and margs. like how unfair!!! Last night I made chicken and alfredo pasta and it was delicious so I had that for lunch yummm. However, I brought my travel mug to have some tea thinking that I wouldn’t spill it that way but guess what I spilled it on my anyway.. shocker! But the sunset was super pretty on my train ride home.
Now that I’ve started working cooking dinner after the gym is all about how fast I can cook something delicious. I get back from the gym around 7 each night after working all day and a nice hour train ride home so I’m usually pretty tired. My little sister hardly has any thoughts about what to make for dinner beyond “make something good” so it’s typically up to me. We had some chicken, salsa, and taco cheese so I threw together some salsa chicken. It takes only as long as the chicken takes to cook!
- Taco cheese
- Rice (to serve it over)
- Cut the chicken breast into cubes or strips
- Brown the chicken with a little olive oil and top it with pepper and garlic
- Pour your preferred salsa and amount into the pan (I tend to use a lot)
- When the chicken is fully cooked throw some too cheese on top
- Serve once cheese has melted
It looks like I might be a future doctor after all!
I had my first interview this past Tuesday at Temple Medical School. The school is beautiful and brand new. The current med students were all really nice and seemed to love it. And the interviews seemed to go well. My first interview was with a professor and then later in the afternoon I had one with a current med student.
So the teacher interview… It seemed to go really well but the weirdest thing was the fact that the guy hardly had any change in his facial expression the whole time and you could only tell his thoughts about things from his change in voice. It was so odd! He was a really cool dude and I wouldn’t mind having him as my professor. When I walked in he asked me my opinion about this paper he was reading about comprehension when you read from a paper vs the computer and asked me my opinion about that. I said I’m partial to printed papers and actual textbooks because I like to highlight and make notes. He felt the same way. So it was off to a good start. He then asked me some more questions, told me about his son, and wished me luck for my future as a doctor.
After the interview we had down time for like an hour where I chatted with some of the other people there for interviews. I kept meeting so many people from around Bucks County; small world it is! Some of the other people interviewing were awful and I hope I don’t end up at school with them. We got a tour, info session, and lunch.
Then I had my student interview with the coolest dude ever. He was literally the guy version of Olivia which oddly enough is pretty similar to Steve I realized after the fact. We spent most of our time chatting about Jesuits, my new job, and cults. He was Jewish so he had no idea what a Jesuit was and all so we talked about that and all. He told me about where he lives and how he runs the medical garden there. And I still have to check out about the 12 tribes of Israel for Jesus that he runs into at concerts and we think might be a cult since they tend to collect lost souls and all.
Hopefully I will receive an acceptance some time soon!
So I had the craziest Monday at work.
I dress up all cute ready for my nice relaxing day at my desk filling out the database I had been working on and the first thing I’m told when I show up is:
“Here’s some scrubs you’re going to surgery…”
Bam! what a way to start my morning watching a C-section. Now this was super exciting to me and totally unexpected. Looks like work got a lot more exciting with my boss showing up! Who would have thought!! Typically work gets a lot better when your boss peaces out.
Anyway I had the chance to witness a palliative birth. Simply put that means a child is being born which is incompatible to life. I had watched a C-section before so I knew how that was going to go down. But it was super interesting this time since there was essentially two whole teams within the operating room: one for the mom and one for the baby to assure that it did not have any pain during its limited life. It was really awesome to see everything that support team did after the child was born to assure the family had the opportunity for as many experiences as possible, so pictures were taken, family was introduced to the baby, and there was great respect for the child and family within this time period. I had never witnessed anything like this before, so it was a great experience. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to have this experience and hopefully I will have equally exciting Mondays in the future!
So since Andrea had a more exciting weekend then myself lets chat about her life instead. Sounds like a good plan to me.
Andrea is my youngest sister who is still living the fun high school days. She’s a sophomore and just started dating this cute boy Joel on Friday! He was nervous about asking her out because he tried to ask a girl out before and she said no. This would be the creeper shot I took on Halloween and he happened to look directly at me doing so as I snapped the picture oops! But I had to get a picture for my other sisters who hadn’t seen him yet. But it’s cool, I have no shame; I take snapchats all the time at the gym.
FunFact: Andrea and I have the same birthday! And I was very disappointed when she was born because I was supposed to have a big party that day.
She had the Father daughter dance! I luckily got out of work early and was able to catch an earlier train home to see her before she left. We went dress shopping earlier this week and picked up this dress from Francesca’s and she borrowed my necklace which is from NY&Co. and her shoes we picked up some time last year at Ross. Oh and obviously that’s my dad!
She went to dance the night away and I hit the gym.
I didn’t mind it though because there are quite a large number of guys in the gym on Friday night! Hello hotties!!
We both taught swim lessons on Saturday morning. Then I hit the gym with my two other sisters who were home from college for the weekend. We made my mom do the bench press, and some squats. She hates it but we tell her thats how you stay a hottie! While we were doing that, this guy probably late 20s on the bench next to us goes “I wish I could get my moms to workout with me!” After the gym we went to church. Andrea then went to see a movie with a bunch of friends! Her friends are all super sweet and slightly nerdy but they are really great. We went to Sam’s club to get some stuff for the week while Andrea was busy with her social life. Then we watched this weeks episode of Sean Saves The World. If you haven’t been watching that show you better start because it’s too funny. On this weeks episode he jokes about needing all hands on deck to squeeze into his skinny jeans and half the time I feel the same when attempting to shimmy into mine. When they finished their movie Andrea called and said ohh can my friends come over?! So we had a quick cleaning/ dance party sesh to Come and Get Your Love. And because I’m old I went to bed at 11.
We did our usual walk around the park. It’s truly crazy how different it looks each week. This week they had cut down all the corn stalks so it really opened up the view. Afterwords, we went to Bass Outlet to use the 40$ coupon I had, so my mom got herself a new pair of metallic flats for work and only paid 5$ since they were having this awesome sale for veteran’s day. My sisters got some new boots and jackets. (I’ll post some pictures when they wear their new stuff.) To save some time during the week, I decided to picking out my outfits for the week.
(Well a full time working girl) it was freezing! burrrrrr I’m a summer girl give me booty shorts and a wife beater every day and ill be quite happy. Today’s outfit:
I really need to set up my mirror from college in my bedroom because its so much better for mirror pictures. I’ll work on that this weekend. And lets pretend my bed was made all nicely.
Today at work was kind of boring. And I got lost in the hospital on the way in AWKS – was on the wrong part of the 9th floor. They didn’t really have much work for me to do. They were shocked at how quickly I finished the training program and got a hang of the how survey business that I’m in charge of. Honestly I’m not sure why it took the other girl so long to get trained its really easy… However, I’m super happy that I’m so quick at it because it ended up allowing me to be done early today! I was happy about that, caught the same train my sister was taking home, and was there in time to help my little sister get ready for the father daughter dance tonight. On the train home I had one of those awkward staring contests with this girl Casey sitting the opposite way who is my old best friends cousin who absolutely hate my sister and me.
And now I’m off to have a relaxing weekend and catch up on some Vampire Diaries and Reign (my new favorite show)!
One of the first things I discovered as I prepared for my first day of work is that business casual is the worst thing ever. Why? Because there is no set definition of what this means you should wear as a female. People even argue over if jeans can be worn or not!? Men have it pretty simply because they only have some many clothing options as it is but for us girls its so complicated. Another issue I had when attempting to prepare my outfits for the two days this week is that I am clueless about the temperature of the building, is it typically cold/hot?? Ughh so stressful and the day hadn’t even begun yet! It turns out they dress more on the casual side of business casual so that will be nice as it gets chillier.
The day was pretty good minus the whole bunch of “before you start actual work you have to pass all these competency tests about HIPPA and human research.” yuckkkk!! I got my fancy ID badge and I have my own little office! (downside- it has no windows) Another thing I realized is as much as I thought I sat around while I was hanging out the past few months I apparently didn’t! Sitting that much is exhausting! On my way home I ran into an old best friend on the train. It was fun to see her again and catch up! I’ll probably run into her occasionally since we are working at hospitals near by each other. But the fact that a monthly train pass costs $165 is such a bummer! Why does it have to be so expensive to get to work.
Funniest part about my day: Before work I was sitting in the waiting area by the elevators in the hospital and this black guy probably mid 30s goes “Excuse me miss what is your nationality? I’m sorry I bet you get asked that all the time.” Actually no one has ever asked me about my nationality its just like yeah she’s white…
Thanks for making my day random stranger!