jcd1013: (WTP - pooh sticks)

In a Past Life...

You Were: A Redhead Warrior.

Where You Lived: Central Africa.

How You Died: Consumption.

I like this meme. It only asks one question. I can do those. :)

(The song was a random iTunes choice as well)

I went out to dinner with my friend Erika, who is having a much worse time (and for more legitimate issues) than I, which helped getting me out of my funk. We had Indian food, which I swear, makes everything better. I, of course, had the chicken tikka masala, which is the perfect comfort food, creamy and savory. Afterwards, we came back and watched Enchanted which was almost enough to get me out of my cynical mood. I am supremely jealous of Amy Adams' long, gorgeous, vibrant red hair. *frowns at hair that's becoming more strawberry blond every day* I loved all of her dresses, except for her ball gown, which was a lovely shade of purple, but the bodice was all kinds of ugh.

I then finished my day by watching Doctor Who that featured another gorgeous red head (I didn't like Donna's hair the past episode, the bangs and style made her face seem square; today's was perfect), and she was wearing a toga in that same shade of purple! I loved this episode. cut for mild spoilers )

Stake conference in the morning. I should get up early so I could sing in the choir. but *eyes clock* somehow I don't think that's going to happen.

Oh, and my semi annual review went mostly well. They still not threatening to kick me out of the program, which is a good thing (except they brought up my license application which still hasn't been processed and the non-flexible deadline of July 1st and it's making me nervous all over again. I'm spending all next week on the phone next week to get some idea of what's going on). My interns apparently had very nice things to say about me as the senior resident, which rather shocked me, because I thought I did horrible trying to find this niche between autonomy and making sure the patient care took place. Neuro boss's only complaint with me was running behind in clinic and he's still planning on sitting in on some of my visits to figure out what's wrong. But Med boss defended me, stating that my performance was similar to the resident clinic on the medicine service as a second year, which made me feel a little better.

I don't have any call for over a week; I'm really hopeful that maybe this weekend, Chris and I can meet up. I'm sure something will conspire to make it not happen.
jcd1013: (OTP)
From [livejournal.com profile] ivydoor

Comment and I'll pick 7 of your userpics for you to discuss (or something like that)

The Seven in Question )

You're welcome to comment and ask me to pick 7 for you. Unfortunately, I'm on call again tomorrow (blerg), so it might be 72 hours or so before you hear back from me. Just so you know. :)
jcd1013: (M*A*S*H - friendship)
Last week, when I looked at the nice neat row of blue boxes on my mini calendar, I thought to myself, "Self," (and then I giggled because I rarely speak to myself as a proper noun), "you know what would be a great goal? To fill that little calendar box with blue boxes. To write a little something every day." And I was cheered and excited by the plan, and made little ideas of what I would write.

And then of course, I'm on call. And at the hospital until 10 at night. And somehow living a life. And lo, 5 days passed, and there went that idea. It was fun while it lasted. :) At least I didn't post that lame idea here. I figured that if all of you read that I was going to say something every day for 30 days, you'd run away screaming and I'd be promptly DEFRIENDED. I just couldn't bear that.

Does everybody note the little happy, lilting tone to my voice? Notice that the gloom and doom has left the building? Yep, it's true. Things have definitely gotten better. I'm down to 3 patients (who I can't seem to discharge); one of my difficult patients I discharged a few days ago, the other has yelled at me every single morning (and every other person who walked into the room... I stopped taking it personally). I've been finalizing plans to send her home for about 5 days now, today I walked in and she actually apologized and smiled, so I think I won her over as well! My favorite patient was here for clinic today, which was nice (someone that I've actually been able to help a little). So all in all... things are better. :)

details about my little life )

And that's what I've been up. I feel like I just wrote a "What I did on my summer vacation" essay (I think it was probably that exciting to read as well).

Thanks to everybody for their replies to my past entries! I loved the books/movies and the hugs! *smooshes flist and friends* I really enjoyed all of the responses!!

So next random, audience participation question:

If you were to be convince to perform karaoke, which song would you perform? I honestly would have sung last Thursday, but I couldn't think of a song that stayed in the right voice range and was the right type of upbeat and catchy. Because, while I'm willing to risk a little bit of mock, I'd rather be greeted by cheers and whistles at the end than boos. I'd like to hear suggestions for my next performance. :)
jcd1013: (JCC - embrace)
It's been such a rare thing for me to be in a good mood the past 14 days (day off tomorrow! 1 week without call (already 5 days into it, boo)! Discharging patients! I'm positively euphoric!), that I hope you'll forgive the multiple posts. Soon I'll slink back into the dredge of daily life, but for now, I don't want to be thinking about how this is one of the worst months I've had as a medical student and a fledgling doctor.

In the meantime, one of my entries last week got me thinking. And in turn, I'm submitting it to you:

What are some of your favorite hugs from tv/movies/art/media/etc. They can be romantic/playful/friendly/comforting (do I need to go on?). I'm thinking about changing around my icons to a bunch of hugs for every mood and I'd like a good collection. Pictures would be helpful (nothing pornographic or graphic please!), but not necessary. Obscure is welcomed!

(And now to bed go I. Have a busy day. Kristin is coming over to help me make bookshelves and Kara might come over as well. The neuro gang is meeting up for Jazz in the Park downtown and Chris might drive out if he decides that an 1 1/2 hours each way isn't too bad (I think he'll back out). So I must get my beauty rest!

*blows kisses*
jcd1013: (Default)
Lemming time (lememing time?)

Ooo! Ooo! Fill me out! )


Jun. 15th, 2006 12:02 am
jcd1013: (C&H-Journal by fritzhertzheinz)
I'm biting...

Ask me my top five of anything. I'll answer in a later post.

Please do! I could use the procrastination excuse and I'd love to see what kind of lists you come up with.

I haven't written for a while, I mean a real update. I went to Arizona for the weekend and saw my cousin get married. Very cute girl, marrying a very cute guy, her high school sweetheart. It was nice and seeing family was great.

The house buying turned into a nightmare, but I don't want to get into it. We finally sorted that all out (I think!) and once I find out from my insurance broker tomorrow which lucky company will be providing me with home insurance, I believe that all of the little and big things will finally come together and I will be able to breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that on June 23rd, I will be closing on my little house.

I move in less than a week. That's scary. I've started really hitting the packing process (divided the books with my sister today. *sniff* She took Harry Potter and the Dark is Rising sequence... I shall miss them. :( ) and my apartment is a utter disaster. Hopefully, I'll be done with all of the packing on Friday, leaving the weekend for the massive cleaning. I just realized that I haven't reserved the UHaul yet. Crap. Must remember to do that tomorrow.

I've been so busy that I haven't had time to do all of the last minute visits that I had been intending to spend all of June doing... seeing Laura and her kids, going to a dollar show with Liz. We are going to have a Plethora party (in my honor, thank you) on Friday, and I guess that will be my goodbye. My stomach is clenching at the thought. I still have been in complete denial that moving actually means moving.

And to just to top it all off...in less than two weeks, I'll be expected to be a real doctor. What I really need to be doing is hitting the books, all day long and reviewing everything, so that I won't look like a complete moron. It's been months since my last ward month. Months. I don't know how I'm going to get the time.
jcd1013: (XF - Memento mori hug by ladydisdain)
Dear LJ

I am really, really getting tired of losing my pretty layout and settings. Sure it comes back eventually, but there's a reason that I pay to have my pretty Anne picture as a header and the soft blues and greens that go so well together, because I like them better.

Fix it. I don't care how. Or I will be making demands for repayment.

No love,


Dear CW network

You are morons. I hope you go bankrupted in two months. I will not be watching.

No love,


Dear Everwood

Can it be? You and I only have two more weeks together? *mourns* I shall miss you with your warm humor and delightful characters. However, may I offer one bit of advice? Perhaps if you didn't have a cancer scare, a subdural hematoma that required surgical intervention (although injured!Bright was adorable), and a heart attack in one episode, we might be having a longer relationship together? Much as I love you, that was a little over the top. And I DON'T want to be crying at the finale, so everybody had better be alive and off to happy-ever-after-land, you got it?

Much love,

From [livejournal.com profile] juno_magic:

Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most (actually these will just be the 10 pleasures that strike me right now).

(I decided to forego the 6 facts about me, because I've been plugging away on the "100 random facts about me" meme that went around months ago and I don't think I could come up with 106 different things about me!)

The simple pleasures (in good ol' Late Show countdown fashion) )

I'm doing much better today than yesterday. Yesterday was spent in tears (my contacts were well moisturized), and while there's still this ache around my heart that clenches tightly whenever I remember, things continue on much as they did before. Things will be okay. I have survived long-distance friendships; some (like Sam and I) actually grew stronger and thrived through the distance.

Thank you sooo much, all of you, for the congratulations. I've been too busy to properly acknowledge them (besides graduation, I've had a wedding to go to and 60+ surveys to do data entry for), but they warmed my heart and made me giddy. I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that I have just gained two initials (or a new salutary address). Four years seemed like plenty of time to learn everything that I needed to now--now, I wish that med school was really 8 years long!

Graduation was a lovely affair, a truly fitting end to the four years of schooling.

Graduation details - cut to be nice )

All in all, it was a wonderful day, just the graduation celebration that I was wanting and needing. I did feel bad for the other people who graduated from the School of Medicine--those with their MPH or PhDs in oncology--they were very much overlooked in the ceremony.
jcd1013: (OTP by boosette)
I like this meme. And since I've added recently to my friends-list *waves to new friends*, there might be a lot that you don't know about me.

How many times has someone on your friends list posted about something and you were really confused, but you didn't want to ask because you knew you should know? How many times have you felt 'guilty' asking a close LJ friend a question that should be 'obvious'?

Well, here's your chance.

If you've missed a few things, missed an entry and are confused, ask me anything. Even something extremely basic. I'm not allowed to get even slightly irritated at any of the questions -- we've all missed things before.

Or wordage number 2:

"This is the problem with LJ, we all think we are close, but we know nothing about each other. To rectify this, I want you to ask something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about."

Ask away! I'm an open book (and really just want to waste time!)
jcd1013: (Ewan nerdy by encrypticons)
I rarely do memes, but when you get one that is just so accurate... well, I couldn't resist.

<td align="center"> julia --

Pretentiously academian

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com</td>

(And yes, I'm posting a ton today. I've been away from fast internet for a month! Deal. ;) )

I'm not doing very well with the timing of the purchasing of music, if the on-line counter is anything to go by. I'm either under or over by at least 2000 songs. And since I've purchased more than $30 of music, I think this could turn pretty dangerous. There's a reason that I don't gamble!
jcd1013: (JCC - Inspiration)
I'm waiting for some random person who's fixing his car next door to finish. He asked to plug in his extension cord and would only be a few minutes. Fine, but that was an hour ago, and um, I can't shower or anything until he's done.

So, instead, you all get to entertain me! Snagged from everybody:
Tell me a fandom you know I know of and I'll tell you:

01. The first character I first fell in love with:
02. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
03. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
04. The character I love that everyone else hates:
05. The character I used to love but don't any longer:
06. The character I would shag anytime:
07. The character I'd want to be like:
08. The character I'd slap:
09. A pairing that I love:
10. A pairing that I despise:

Believe me, there are TONS of fandoms that I could answer. And I won't even back away blushing from the shagging question like I normally do. Ask away! Ask numerous times!

Book Meme

Nov. 28th, 2005 11:54 am
jcd1013: (GG-Jess reads by Ali (watcher_junior))
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] angel_grace

Bold those you've read. Italicize those you haven't finished/have only read excerpts. Underline those you own. And then add a few of your own :)

The books )

The sad thing is, this probably isn't even a noticeable fraction of the number of books that I have read. I'm probably the only person whose mother actually limited the number of times we could go to the library with the accusation that I read too much. With med school, that's hardly the case anymore.

Looking over the list, I definitely see spots of weakness in my reading (and a whole slew of books that I will never read, on purpose). I'm dying to read "Wicked" and "I Capture the Castle". I need to finish the "The Eyre Affair" books, since I heard that the second's even better than the first. Haven't read any Terry Prackett or Neil Gaiman, which I know is a crime. I'm strong on the children's books, mostly likely because it's been my goal to read all of the Newberry Medal and Honors books (all the way from the 1920s)--and I'm probably not even half way done.
jcd1013: (AoGG-Lost in books by joyfulsong)
Literature Abuse: America's Hidden Problem Self-Test For Literature Abusers

For Your Own Good, Take It Immediately! )

Music meme

Aug. 20th, 2005 02:23 am
jcd1013: (C&H-Journal by fritzhertzheinz)
I am doing a real post, but for the moment:

Name six songs that you are currently digging ... it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words or even if they're any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions and then list the six artists and the songs in your LiveJournal.

(I can never obey instructions--what fun is just listing the songs? Explanations and downloads )
jcd1013: (Joseph Campbell Bliss by Fileg)
I thought this summer would be as most summers. Bereft of new episodes of my favorite shows, my only other option of shows to watch would be old reruns of M*A*S*H. And then, I switched to the USA channel for some good L&O: SVU, and within minutes was hooked on "The 4400". I had seen it advertised last year, and thought that it was some show about Jehovah's Witnesses and the religious Armageddon (*blush* What? 4400 is pretty to 144,000!) and it just didn't seem like my kind of show.

Boy was I wrong! My sister filled me in on the premise and what happened last season, and I've become completely absorbed. The acting is incredible--really well done from everybody, the storyline's great, and it feels like old time X-Files--without the monsters-of-the-week. I'm so excited!

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] eponine119!

Fandom meme )

Saw the preview for the new Pride and Prejudice movie... To me, the Bible of P&P will always be the A&E version--I can watch all 5 hours of it, and have numerous times, and not even notice the time passing. Could you even imagine a Mr. Darcy who is not Colin Firth? Sacrilege! But trying to be fair, Keira Knightly at least looks the age of Elizabeth, which unfortunately, Jennifer Ehle did not. And hopefully, this time, Jane will actually be the prettiest girl in the town, rather than the horse-looking girl with the funky neck and side curls. I mean, I snickered every time Elizabeth said "and you are quite five times as pretty as the rest of us" wondering what their standards of beauty were back then. It does look like that it will be an enjoyable 2 hours though, and yes, I do admit to being excited for it.

And the preview for RENT?? Jesse Martin singing??Add to that Ewan McGregor is playing Sky Masterson! Sky! *swoon* Anybody wanna do a London trip? :)
jcd1013: (Default)
Work is boring me to death right now. After the excitement and bustle of the ICU, working in the outpatient clinics, seeing a patient an hour, and finding out way too much information about people's bowel movements is driving me nuts. On the plus side, I'm only working about 3 hours a day. On the minus side, I'm only working about 3 hours a day, and am not in the slightest motivated to put the other hours of the day to good use, ie, studying for the exam that I hafta do really well on. And I'm really piling on the miles on my poor widdle car.

Big clinical exam (ie, practical, hands on with practice patients) on Monday. 8 "patients", 4 hours. 15 minute visits, 10 minutes to write it up. My kind of fun. Yeah. Not looking forward to that one.

But the time off has left me time to do meme's like this one...

Tagged by Becka! )

I know I'm probably missing a dozen of the songs that I've been "digging", but eh, I'm going to bed.
jcd1013: (Default)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] bjorks_defender, 'cause she made it up just for me! :)

10 random, amazing questions )

The Guys

Apr. 22nd, 2005 12:31 am
jcd1013: (Ewan McGregor by ragingquietly)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] donnazita. It's all her fault!

If you could say something to ten guys in your past, what would you say?

The guys in Julia's life )
jcd1013: (Joseph Campbell Bliss by Fileg)
Yes, if I was a lemming, I'd jump off the cliff too--we'd have such a great time on the fall down!

Comment and I'll tell you something I adore about you.
Afterwards, copy and paste this into your own journal.

Anybody, even if you feel like we don't know much about each other yet... There are reasons that you're on my flist.

ETA: Ran out of time tonight. Will continue tomorrow, so if I haven't gotten to you, be patient!
jcd1013: (Default)
Well, since I keep getting asked to do this!

Book Meme! )
I'll do the music one tomorrow!
jcd1013: (Default)
I'm the first one on my flist to do this!

User Picture collage )

Real entry coming up soon, I promise. ;)
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