No, I did not just pound my fist on my keyboard to come up with a title for this post.

Thats the name of latest victim of the universal supreme being - an glacial island volcano that recently spewed the earths contents high into the air.

Something isn't right with the current state of the earth. I have being thinking it for some time now, but i am finally starting to feel it.

OK. So. The earth may or may not spontaneously combust in 2012, but there will for sure be a drastic awakening of the world. Kinda exciting if you ask me.



What's shakin?

China is shakin. Another earthquake?

Is it just me, or is this getting a bit ridiculous?

OK, so quakes happen allllll the time, but there have been a few very severe ones in just the 4+ months of this calendar year. Is the earth about to self destruct on us? I don't know if it's just me, but this whole "2012 end of the world" thing doesn't seem to far fetched.

For that reason, I may take 2 years off, and wait for fall of 2012 to go to med-school. Seriously, I am not joking. Why would I want to enslave myself to the educational system for any more time than I already have if the earth is just going to fail me. Thank goodness I graduate in a month.


I believe it.

This article talks about how cases of allergies (specifically environmental) have been increasing. It may not be a coincidence that peoples' obsessive compulsive cleanliness behaviors have been increasing as well.

My allergies used to be pretty bad. Growing up, I was prescribed a number of allergy meds. Since I went away for college, and mommy was no longer around to nag me about washing my hands, the severity of my allergies has steadily diminished. The only time I wash my fruits and vegetables is when they aren't organic and I have to get rid of pesticides, which can introduce toxins into my body which are more harmful than bacteria.

So, stop being so clean ya'll.



Since sophomore year of school, things have become a whole heck of a lot easier. After completing a "tough week" of school (1 quiz and 1 test), I have been enjoying a very relaxing weekend. It started with a nice Dale's on the trails.
How could a weekend go badly with a start like this.

Last week's Clean-Up Crew inspired me to start some cleaning of my own property, so I took advantage of a few (out of the ~200 or so) gardening tools that are being stored at my house. I think 350 or so people helping out would have made it a bit easier, but I got the front yard cleaned up pretty nice in a mere 3 hours. Being only partially destroyed after 3 hours of intense manual labor under the warming AZ sun called for another MTB ride.

Aside from riding and weeding, some (good?) news sent my way this weekend as well. Out of 40-ish applicants, I was selected to be the intern for a hand surgeon next year. Ya, I know... this is pretty much the best job that I could ask for as a new graduate taking a year off to gain experience before medical school. Except for a couple things:
A - it requires a full year of work (August '10 to mid summer '11)
B - it is in PHOENIX!

Needless to say, the surgeon whom I would be working with was a bit shocked when I did not excitedly accept the job.

I may be over analyzing this whole situation, but I think that my decision as to whether or not to take this position will have a huge impact on my future. Tie myself down in AZ for (ANOTHER) year of my life, or let myself run free somewhere else on the planet. If I tie myself down, I will probably end up in med school in a year. If I run free, who knows.

This is definitely going to take some more pondering on my part. Unfortunately, a commitment to the internship is needed soon. Maybe I'll flip a coin.

Time to go hunt for some eggs. Happy Easter/Passover/Spring to all.