21 8 / 2014
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
This is amazing.
21 8 / 2014
I have been tagged in some of those question posts. And right now my brain needs a break from studying for the neuro shelf.
1. What’s your favorite piece of clothing?
Right now the one that makes me feel coolest is this navy maxi dress from Gap (sale last summer, yeahhhhh). It makes me look like some sort of Grecian temple column, or at least that’s how I feel in it, super tall and skinny and elegant.
2. What kind of sleeper are you? By which I mean, do you spread out? Are you a nester? Do you have 16 blankets? That kind of thing.
I sleep on my side curled around a body pillow or on my back. Some part of me is touching the Cabbage all the time. I like being the little spoon but we take turns because he does too.
3. Are you a picky eater?
Significantly better than I once was, but, yes, I would say that I still have some texture issues I’m working out.
4. Where do you want to live when you grow up?
I’m excited about the prospect of exploring the country/world thanks to the military, but I would eventually like to come back to my hometown. The Cabbage’s and my families are here and we want our kids to know their grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. My hometown is pretty rad so I’m not bummed.
5. Do you collect anything?
I would say shoes or books but then I remembered that it’s impossible to have too many of either!
I guess photobooth pictures. I love them and we have them on the fridge and in my study room. When I’m sad or discouraged or feeling unmotivated looking at all these photobooth pictures of me with people I love reminds me that they believe in me and I can do it.
6. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been?
The Cabbage’s heart. Because he is a really cool person and I’m a big goofy nerd so sometimes I wonder why he likes me so much. But I’m taking up permanent residence.
7. Are you really independent?
Yup! I was actually talking about this with my old roommate earlier. I like to have my own activities and friends but I want my person to come home to and sleep with at night.
8. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? (<—this question was brought to you by the P!nk Truth About Love tour poster hanging over my TV. :P)
Oh gosh. I don’t know. I haven’t been to very many, unfortunately.
9. What’s your least favorite chore?
Dusting because I am allergic to it. But I solved it because my vacuum cleaner has a dusting attachment so all the evil dust gets sucked up instead of bothering about in my nostrils.
10. What’s the nerdiest thing you do?
Have internet friends that I have never met in real life, some of whom I text or am fb friends with, and I feel amazingly guilty about not being able to invite them to my wedding.
11. Do you have hang out on Reddit?
Not anymore. :(
1. What’s your oldest memory?
I’m three years old and in my parents bathroom after church, sitting on the toilet with the lid down like it’s a chair. I’m kicking my feet and I have on those stupid child socks with the frilly lace cuff. My mom is talking to me and changing out of her church clothes and she is enormously pregnant with my little sister and I’m thinking about how big my mom is and wondering how much of that is little sister.
2. What’s your happiest memory?
A tie between getting into med school and when the Cabbage told me he loved me (I told him first weeks before).
3. What is your biggest pet peeve?
OH MY GOSH I HAVE SO MANY WHERE DO I BEGIN. Probably the worst is hypocrisy.
4. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?
I think 2. One time an officer made the tragic mistake of pulling me over literally in front of my house right after I’d gotten back a failed physics test. I was already crying. So he approached my car and I rolled down the window and I was crying too hard to even talk and I showed him my license that shows that I live RIGHT THERE and I FAILED A TEST and I’M NEVER GETTING INTO MED SCHOOL and I’LL NEVER BE A DOCTOR instead I’LL BE A WAITRESS LIVING IN A BOX UNDER THE BRIDGE. I showed him the test and then cried some more with my head on the steering wheel. He told me that it was gonna be ok and to take care of myself that evening.
5. Coffee or tea?
COFFEE IS LIFE. But tea is sometimes nice too, I used to have friends over for tea all the time in undergrad. We were fancy.
6. If you could cast anyone to play you in a movie about your life, who would it be?
Ohhhh that’s a tricky one. Probably Jennifer Lawrence. I feel like we would be buddies if we ever met in real life.
7. What’s your favorite subject?
Dismantling the patriarchy.
8. Why do you love your favorite color?
Because purple looks good all the time with everything you can never have too much purple.
9. Have you ever felt larger than life?
Yeah. A few times. One time I was in Florida with Babe Squad and we had come home from partying, and two of us went to sleep but me and another girl walked down to the beach. The moon was huge and the stars felt like they were close enough to touch and we stood there barely touching the ocean holding hands and not saying anything.
10. What’s your favorite season and why?
Probably fall because it’s not humid anymore but the outdoors haven’t been turned into a grey dead wasteland of sadness.
11. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
I wanted to make a really dirty play on words because of ‘came’ but I’m not going to.
1. If you could only eat one kind of cookie for the rest of your life what would it be?
CHOCOLATE CHIP FUCK THE HATERS.
2. You are stuck on a deserted island, complete with sharks and a boat destroying laser barrier, and you can only bring one thing. What is it?
A satellite phone so I can get help.
3. You are a super villain, what is your go-to weapon?
Can I get Dr. Evil’s sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads?
4. You work at a major pharmaceutical company and invent a new weight loss drug, what overly complicated name do you give it?
Utioptrlfi. I got it by banging on my keyboard with my eyes closed, a method I suspect actual drug companies also employ.
5. As an undergrad working in a lab, you are bitten by a genetically mutated mouse, what superpower do you get?
A magic wand, similar to Sailor Moon’s, that turns people’s boring, safe, lame outfits into the well-made, flawlessly tailor, flattering, confidence boosting super rad clothes they’ve always wanted to wear but were always too afraid to try.
6. What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day off?
Cuddle the Cabbage on our porch couch while drinking coffee or a beer, depending on the time of day/night, and talk.
7. You’ve been accepted to Hogwarts, what animal do you bring?
Lola and Lady. Duh. And they can get their hair all over the common rooms and beg the house elves for food and be hateful all the time.
8. Favorite kind of penguin, and why?
My niece. Her nickname is Penguin.
9. Your two favorite X-men have a child, what mutant power does said child have?
Jeez. Uhm. Can I ship Magneto and Mystique? So it has all the powers.
10. We all know Whinny the Pooh characters remind us of psych disorders. A new friend moves to the hundred acre woods, describe him/her so we can all figure out the diagnosis.
I’m too tired for this one dood, but good one.
11. All water fountains now dispense an alcoholic beverage, what is it?
21 8 / 2014
la-vie-goes-on said: Hi! I'm a high school senior and am thinking about med school as to where I'm headed in the future. One of the majors I'm considering is psychology. The person who recommended that I talk to you mentioned that you majored in photography before you got into med school. Could you tell me how difficult it was to fit courses needed for med school into your schedule alongside courses to fulfill photography major requirements? Thanks!
I didn’t start doing pre-med stuff until the summer after my soohomore year.
I had to take full summer course loads (12 credit hours) for two consecutive summers, and during the spring and fall semesters take 18-21 hours (because some classes were 1 or 4 credit hours).
I did take an extra year to graduate. And that’s ok, it’s pretty common.
If I can do it, you can!
21 8 / 2014
Talking to a friend who had general neuro service a few weeks before I did. This is her story:
A patient had to get insurance because of the ACA. So they went to the doctor for their first physical in at least 20 years and were diagnosed with pretty bad myasthenia gravis. Soon thereafter they had a bad flareup and had to go to the hospital and were put on a ventilator for a few days, you know, so they wouldn’t die because their diaphragm couldn’t do its job. After the ventilator was removed the patient was super pissed about this whole thing and ranting about how it’s all Obama’s fault they have myasthenia gravis and had all these tubes in their throat and needles in them and take pills and stuff.
It’s all Obama’s fault.
All of it.
21 8 / 2014
Anonymous said: Can we hear Wonderwall?
Apparently the answer to that is “Never” with some Beyonce-level side eye.
20 8 / 2014
You eat breakfast cereal for lunch.
Wait, is this an issue? Because when my husband isn’t home, I have definitely eaten cereal for breakfast and dinner. I didn’t eat cereal for lunch because I either forgot about lunch or I had ice cream.
Also of possible interest: my cereal is a somewhat healthed-up, gluten-free version of cocoa puffs.
sneakycactus please be my friend. We can eat cereal together and cackle at all the people we have tricked into thinking we are grownups.