Saturday, May 30, 2009


The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, but -- unusually for this year -- in a fun way. EM conference in New Orleans, wrapped up a delightful rotation at the VA Hospital (I love working with the vets), then a much-anticipated week off, most of which I spent in Puerto Vallarta with N and her family. Currently whiling away the weekend in Palo Alto at a wedding, then I start my OB rotation on Monday; time to deliver some babies!

I can hardly believe that I'm only a month away from being finished with intern year; R2 year (i.e., second year of residency) starts on July 1. It's reported to be more difficult in some ways than the year I just finished, but at least it will be mostly spent in the emergency department, where I want to be.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I'll try to get some pictures from New Orleans up soon, but in the meantime allow me to point out that Tom has posted some phenomenal Afghan photographs -- do yourself a favor and check them out.

Home towns in the crosshairs

Back when I lived in Seattle I saw Thirteen Days in a crowded theatre. As the generals realize the capabilities of the Soviets' missiles in Cuba, one of them declares "They can hit every city in the continental U.S. except Seattle" -- at which point the audience broke out in cheers.

Now I live in San Francisco and just saw the new Star Trek movie. Sadly, my current home town didn't escape massively destructive cinematic targeting this time -- it's a weird feeling to see the Bay Area come under attack from orbit.

Of course, now I'm dreading having to work double shifts in the emergency room after the Romulans attack.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Showing off

I'm in New Orleans at a conference, posting this from my brand-new iPhone -- just because I can.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Comida deliciosa

Got the day off, there's a gentle rain falling, and I just had a lovely breakfast in the Mission of fried plantains. Today is shaping up to be a good one.