Monday, May 5, 2014

Observations and Happenings

Happy Cinco de Mayo, all. Unfortunately because I am now a grown-up and no longer in elementary school, I will not be attending any ridiculous/sombrero-filled/culturally-inept fiestas. Instead I am at work being bored/blogging/obsessively checking to see if grades have been posted yet.

Some random Things of Note in my life:

- College City got warm FAST this year. What happened to the polar vortex? I need more shorts.

- Speaking of, for some reason I've been obsessed with shopping lately, which is totally unlike me. New clothes don't get me super excited, especially now that I am now size X instead of X-2. But this past week it's like I'm a woman on a mission, and the mission entails new tank tops, a dress, the aforementioned shorts, sandals, and nice-ish flats with moderate arch support that can dress up jeans. Note that I haven't actually bought any of the above because I'm indecisive and weird, but they all feel like really urgent needs

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- I had a few doozies at clinic last week. One girl walked in still bloody after getting beaten up by her boyfriend. One guy was addicted to crack, dope, and painkillers. (AND he was an alcoholic.) One girl had been trafficked from Mexico. One guy had just been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Did I mention they don't even PAY me for this job?

- For several months I've been in an anti-nail polish phase, which ended last night. Now my nails are this bright pinkish orange color that seems a tad tween-ish, but I'm feeling it. Toes are the same color too, but you're not getting a picture of my feet. Sorry.

- Oatmeal has been a go-to snack for me for a while, but I'm thinking I may need to rethink that in the summer. Ice cream? Smoothies? Lately I've been so apathetic about food I can't really get excited about any of it. Maybe I could actually start drinking things with calories? Juice? Soda? UGH I DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT THIS.

Books of the week:
- Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are by Katherine Sharpe - Well-written and provocative. Overall I found it interesting, but I do have a bit of a problem with a non-mental health professional making sweeping generalizations about the state of diagnoses and care. She's a great writer and certainly did her homework, but something about this book rubbed me the wrong way.
- Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne - Beautifully written and unexpectedly riveting, considering I had very little interest in the subject matter prior to reading. I just happened to read the back of this book at a Barnes & Noble one day and decided to give it a try. SO glad I did.


- Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin - I'm only about 100  pages into this one, but it's a total page-turner. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

1 comment:

  1. I like the sandals a lot! Your nails are a nice summer color, too! Smoothies sound tasty, and can be so varied and fun! I agree that drinking calories is scary, but think of all the things we miss out on if we rule out calorie-drinks!

    Wow, sounds like a lot of very serious stuff at the clinic. I hope you're able to find ways to keep taking care of yourself so it doesn't get overwhelming! Take care!