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Archive for September, 2005
Did you know that you have more bacterial cells in/on your body than actual human cells?
Pretty crazy huh?
The new living room is well underway. Still missing the TV, but I like it so far.
I’ll post more later, in detail about the layout and the artwork.
So, my good buddy Vanessa is visiting DC/Baltimore from Southern California (yay), and last night we took her to a Johns Hopkins med student party. You know, you’d think that med students didn’t do anything but study. At least, that’s what I expected last year.
These people party hard. In Tiffany’s words, they “study like doctors, party like rock stars.”
Anyway, we had a blast. Alice was there too, so there are a bunch of pictures with Tiffany and two of her Bridesmaids. Coincidentally, a third Bridesmaid, Sarah, is in town this weekend too.
A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of what is believed to be the heaviest (and densest) chemical element yet known to science.
The new element has been named Governmentium.
Poor Tiffany is taking her tests all day today. Hopefully, she’ll check this, and if you’re lucky you’ll be around when she sees it because it makes her laugh really loud every single time.
Laughing at other’s misfortune?
The living room furniture has taken the longest because we had to start basically from scratch. Tiffany’s old place was far too small, and I had some rather old, rather ugly furniture that I wasn’t heartbroken about when Tiffany said no way.
We wanted to buy a new couch/love seat set, and although Tiffany did some shopping in the waning weeks of August, I talked her into waiting for Labor Day weekend when I knew that furniture would go on sale and we’d get more for our budget.
We wound up getting the couch-loveseat seat that we wanted, although we still haven’t picked up the loveseat (which was not in stock when we bought it). The couch is microfiber, tan/beige and very comfortable. I’m pretty excited about it because it has two reclining sections, one on each end.
We still haven’t received the TV, and since I’m not sure what the dimensions of the base of the TV are, I want to wait to buy the TV stand. However, we have a pretty good idea where we’re going to put it.
One of the bad aspects of our apartment (and believe me, bad here could be a lot worse, so I’m not complaining), is that we only have a single cable jack and for some crazy reason they decided to put it in the kitchen. I had run the cable along the wall (using those little white hook nails), up over the large glass windows and doors and back around to the opposite end of the apartment. This was before we knew what couches we were going to get, and it would have yielded a layout like this:
When Tiffany saw this picture, she said “God! I look like a big, blurry blob of evil!” I disagree, but she does look stressed and like she doesn’t want to be distracted by, say, someone taking a picture of her. That, my friends is the look of death which you hope never to see, but which comes around on the eves fo Med School exams. It is a rare phenominon, drawn out of her asian upbringing and which combines anger, frustration and a tear or two. It’s the raw source of the drive that I admire so much in her. It has been caught on camera only once before, yielding one of my favorite pictures of Tiffany that I’ve ever taken. I may share it later.
For now, wish Tiffany luck on her first exams (three P’s in one day): Pathology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology.
Stress in Yellow
It’s Friday, and it’s been a long week at work. Tonight, Tiffany picked me up at the train station and brought me home. She was all dressed up pretty. As soon as I got in, she took my tie, jacket and shoes and ordered me to sit on the couch. She booted my computer (so I could play on the internet, which is what I like to do to unwind at the end of the day). I can smell food, but she won’t let me go into the kitchen to see what she’s doing. It smells really good. She’s got candles on the table.
She has a test on Monday, and she needs to study. But she took the time to make my homecomimg nice. I can’t express how lucky I am in so many ways.
I love you baby!