Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winterdrops

Yup, so I'm on vacation, and I feel like going outside. So I did, and while there I took some pictures! About 600 or so, actually, and I ended up keeping those below. I took that many because it turns out that it's really hard to capture the precise moment when a drop of water falling from an icicle impacts the surface of water in a puddle... Anyway, I got my grades back today (good news, don't worry), and I'm about to head to the hospital to shadow Dr. Hoye in the Emergency Room. I've been sick lately, but I'm feeling much better today. I don't have to start working again until Monday - HOORAY! Get in touch if you want more info!


DSC_2035

DSC_2037

DSC_2532

DSC_2840

DSC_2896cropped

DSC_2958cropped

DSC_2966cropped

DSC_2968cropped

DSC_2977cropped

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Tree!

So, we got this Christmas tree last weekend, and it's pretty great. Here are some timed exposures (2s) of the tree with the only light source being the Christmas lights on the tree. Enjoy!




DSC_0939.JPG

DSC_0940.JPG

DSC_0941.JPG

DSC_0942.JPG

DSC_0945.JPG

DSC_0946.JPG

DSC_0947.JPG

DSC_0949.JPG

DSC_0950.JPG

DSC_0951.JPG

DSC_0953.JPG

DSC_0956.JPG

Streamlined - Pixelpipe

Well, I discovered how to streamline my pictures, straight from iPhoto! It's pretty sweet - website's called Pixelpipe, if you're interested. You upload there, then it automatically posts straight to your blog. The internet is amazing...


DSC_0747

DSC_0750

DSC_0762

DSC_0765

DSC_0767

DSC_0768

DSC_0770

DSC_0786

DSC_0788

DSC_0798

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hooray for unintentionally early Christmas presents!

I got a Christmas present early! Nicole accidentally left it out on the laundry table in the basement from when she was wrapping gifts! So, when I went down there to wrap gifts, I found it. I tried to be respectful, and just covered it up, but then I told her where it was so she wouldn't think she'd lost it, and I just got to have it early! It's an awesome album by artist Rise Against. Well, I think it's awesome, though it's on the harder side, so she doesn't necessarily agree :). I have a wonderful wife though, so she got it for me anyway!

I'm now on vacation from work! That's right - it's the 17th of December right now, and I don't have to be back at work until the 27th. Since one of those days is a freebie (due to our government's recognition of my savior's birth - or at least that's how I'll think of it), I'm only actually taking four days off!

Here's the lowdown for the next several days: tonight is a movie night, Naiya's got a new bed (which she loves), I'm going to eat a great snack, I had TWO prime rib dinners at work today because my shift overlapped the meals from both first and second shifts, I'm going to sleep in tomorrow, then sew some killer corn bags with Nicole's sewing machine, perhaps go for a run, finish reading The Gathering Storm (for the second (third?) time) in preparation for the next book in the Wheel of Time series, probably watch some Lie to Me on Netflix, sleep, destress, take pictures of Naiya, go snowboarding, think about studying for the MCAT (though I probably won't ACTUALLY study), hang out with my friend Josh (possibly while snowboarding!), make scrambled/fried eggs, bacon and pancakes, listen to music while looking out the window, and generally enjoy life.

I'll see most of you that read this as Nicole and I make our rounds during Christmas weekend, and I'm greatly looking forward to that as well. Thanks to those of you that care enough to read! Every time I get a comment, it's a great encouragement to see that people are curiously looking in through this online portal into my life. I apologize for not updating very often, and for the fact that most of the time, those updates are not the most informative... I'm still getting better at figuring out what's fun / interesting to read on posts like these... I also need to get a more streamlined way to put photos on here.

OK, that's it for now! Well, almost. Please keep us in your prayers, as we've been having a lot of discussions about our long-term future. Pray for wisdom, that we don't try to plan too much or too little, and that we'll both trust God and be satisfied (and willing to go) where he leads us. Thanks!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Energetic for Curt


Also, there is a new background photo up today... So you should check that out too...

The Tags

accomplishment (2) AMCAS (1) anniversary (5) application (17) awesome (23) backpacking (8) bike (8) Biochemistry (13) Birthday (1) books (2) Break (46) bummer (2) camping (5) Christmas (4) crazy (30) Curiosity (10) doctor (7) Emergency Medicine (7) exams (37) Fail (4) fun (56) funny (22) Gear (8) God (2) Grand Rapids (2) grey hair (1) Honeymoon (2) Interview (8) iPad (2) Jintus Study (11) MCAT (14) med school (55) Mental Case (1) Motivation (4) Moving (4) MSU CHM (70) music (1) Naiya (22) Nerves (2) News (3) Nicole (40) Notes Plus (1) personal statement (5) Philosophy (1) photos (34) premed (4) random (25) Resources (9) Review (13) Running (6) Scary (2) Schedule (5) Science (1) Shadowing (6) sick (8) Specialty (4) stress (13) Studying (44) surgery (4) Tech (2) Tired (3) Travel (14) Travis (5) volunteering (3) Wife (26)
HyperSmash