|Hawaii. circa 2011.|
call me a bandwagon jumper, but here are my five things.
i specifically tried to pick things that were different from this list i made forever ago.
here we go...
1. i am the girliest of all the military emergency medicine residents. you all may think i'm a badass, but they think i'm a high-maintenance princess. i may have earned this reputation. but i'm okay with it. it cracks me up that i'm literally friends with guys who know like, 142 different ways to kill a man. like, really good friends. emergency medicine. it's the great equalizer, apparently.
where girly girls and manly men can find common ground when they both kick ass at intubating sick patients.
2. my biggest guilty pleasures are Real Housewives of Orange County, Rachel Zoe, and Taylor Swift. if you pulled up next to me at a stoplight, you would no doubt see me belting out and getting DOWN to some 22. my last call of my entire medical career is sunday night, and i can think of no better way to celebrate that than to watch the season premier of RHOC. Heather is my fave, but Vicki is like the car crash i can't bring myself to look away from. can.not.wait. and Rachel Zoe? i can't even talk about it. i find her fascinating and amazing.
you go girl.
not above it.
3. food. i love it. i am not a picky eater. i love me some veggies, all kinds. but hell will freeze over before i turn down a juicy filet mignon.
i am my father's daughter in that respect. my dad serves flank steak as an appetizer...for steak. not even kidding. he takes medicine for his cholesterol to support his habit, and i'm okay with that.
food is one of my very favorite things. i will spend money on it and not think twice. i wash and recycle my ziploc bags...can't handle buying bottled water (you can get it from the tap for free!)...and have driven the same car for almost 10 years. but i will drop some bills on an amazing meal. so worth it.
4. i have really high standards when it comes to friendships. i have worked really hard to learn how to be a good friend, and i have put in a lot of work to keep my friendships going. i have a hard time when friends aren't willing to put in the same effort, and i hold them to the same high standard to which i hold myself. it's cost me some friendships. i won't lie. but i think the friendships i've hung onto are the very best i could ever hope for.
5. it drives me nuts when people/things/systems are not efficient. i have gotten into fights with friends over this. i see someone doing something in a way that just wastes so much time, and i point it out to them. i'm just trying to be helpful, but with my tone that is generally drenched in sarcasm, it doesn't come across that way. most people do not appreciate my helpful suggestions. but then again, i don't appreciate their wasting of precious, precious time.
when someone uses a calculator to recalculate something that a computer has already calculated.
when someone drives a route that is clearly slower than this other, faster route.
when someone repeats themselves constantly on ICU rounds.
it's probably, simultaneously, my most useful and annoying character trait.
annoying, for all of the aforementioned reasons.
useful, because i get ish done. for real.
Nick says i get more done in one day than most people get done in a week.
i could go on with this efficiency thing.
but it's counter-productive in getting you folks to find me charming.