“The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful.”

I’m sitting here on my brother’s patio in Merritt Island, FL. It’s 76 degrees and lovely. I guess you could call this an impromptu getaway from the dregs of medical school. You see, Daniel is in Virginia Beach right now visting his family, and I was just going to chill out in Nashville this weekend with the ‘rents. However, my mom was in Florida last weekend and just never left. So she flew me down!!
Last night we went down to the beach (Cocoa Beach) for a bonfire. It was very fun, and meeting all George’s friends was a riot. We partied hard until 3am. Then, this morning my brother tried to kill me on a 3.5 mi run (I’m not used to the heat). After some afternoon studying, we will head over to Orlando for another party, thus is the life of my brother.
I’m flying home tomorrow. This has been a brief, yet much needed break for me. And now I’ll be ready to put the pedal down and study for my boards! Thanks George and Mom for the great weekend!!

January 21, 2006. Liz, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

I am Jack’s Raging Bile Duct.

I am dumb-founded. I took the car back to the shop today and sure enough the radiator is busted. It isn’t just a little leaky, it is spraying anti-freeze and water up into the air and onto the floor. The guy at garage immediately reassures me that he will get an estimate ($300). At this point I am mad, I have been driving this car everyday for 6 months to and from work and only once have I put water in the radiator, exactly half a gallon. When they fixed the car they also flushed the radiator and had that gash been there before them doing the radiator flush the technician would have seen anti-freeze spraying and they would have informed me I would have to get that fixed as well. As it were, they did not inform me my radiator was busted. This leaves two alternate possibilities, either the radiator burst as a result of the radiator flushing OR it randomly failed. Now, is it possible that the radiator could have failed on its own, of course. But is this likely? Not really. My theory is, the tech who flushed my radiator caused the damage, whether he knew it or not I can only speculate. But, one thing is certain he did not inform anyone. Thanks.

December 20, 2005. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Welcome to Memphis.

I was in the shower when I heard my dogs barking unusually loud; so loud that I got out of the shower, put a towel around my waist and walked into the computer room. Just then the door to the outside moved like someone was trying to open it. I peaked through the blinds only to find myself face to face with a greasy man. This was pretty surprising, so I jumped back and ran into the bedroom. I glanced out the bedroom window to see the man throwing my wife’s 1200 dollar Bianci road bike over the fence after which he jumped over into the alley. I threw on clothes as fast as I could, grabbed my dog, leashed him and went out the back door. I chased him for two city blocks before I lost sight. He had already popped both tires and was riding on rims. A woman walking her dogs told me she saw him go up the street and make a right, too far I thought. So, I went back home, angry and without the bike. I called the police, they came and filed a report. So that was that, my first time being robbed. What kind of person walks into someone’s yard at 4pm and tries to enter their house? Obviously some crazy Memphian. Had the door in the office not been permanently locked I would have found myself looking at this man face to face inside my house with a towel around my waist!

November 12, 2005. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Earth to Kansas, no…ok nevermind.

Kansas has revised their position on teaching evolution in public schools. Apparently all it takes to prove God is responsible for the universe is a 6-4 vote from the Kansas school board.

November 11, 2005. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.