Friday, January 30, 2009

wow, another non food entry via Lisa!

1. I used to be good at Bach inventions.
2. I love GI, but not the fingers in butts part
3. I now wear eyeliner. strange
4. i love purple
5. I used to paint my nails to match my outfit. wow.
6. I love socks, like really really love them.
7. I still sleep with puffy.
8. I am obsessed with holiday decorating. I wish i was martha
9. I think my learning curve on cooking is on the right track. grandma, breathe a sigh of relief
10. I like sitting in my green chair, I often fantasize about it throughout the day.
11. patients with bona fide psychiatric disorders tend to like me best
12. I get most of my music taste from nick. because hes pretty much the coolest ever.
13. I watch the stupidest tv on earth.
14. I know nothing about geography
15. on that note, I am also no Magellan.
16. I thought i would be an archeologist or a band teacher when i grew up. is it too late?
17. MN is seriously hard on the perfusion of my extremities, and sadly my knuckles bleed in the winter
18. I am really glad i got an i phone
19. Apples, Oh how I love apples
20. I wish i could walk in high heels
21. I used to go horseback riding every week. its the only sport i'm good at
22. Incidentally, I almost died dismounting a horse
23. I scrape my windows completely and let my engine warm up EVERY time i drive
24. I do not understand health insurance
25. I don't think I ever actually pulled out a tooth, I'd just let them dangle.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spanish Fantasy-Mangos and Music

Today was a LONG day. I'm on my GI rotation at HCMC. I love HCMC, and really really love GI. But no matter what, sometimes medical school Blows! Lisa posted this on her facebook, and it seemed perfect for a little fun before bed. It has nothing to do with food per say, but I am drinking mango juice while I'm posting. So that counts! This was hilarious, and eerie! Give it a try!

What does your music library say about you?

1. Put Your iTunes on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

What do your friends think of you?
"Helpless" by Neil Young

If someone says, “Is this okay?” You say?
"Someone New" Tower of Power

How would you describe yourself?
"Guns and Cigarettes" Atmosphere

What do you like in a guy/girl?
"Loose Ends" Imogen Heap

How do you feel today?
"Never Knew" The Rocket Summer

What is your life’s purpose?
"Interlude" My Chemical Romance

What is your motto?
"Such Great Heights" Iron and Wine

What do you think about very often?
"Desolation Row" Bob Dylan

What do you think of your best friend?
"Lopsided" At the Drive In

What do you think of the person you like?
"I Should Cut Your Liver Out" Doomtree

What is your life story?
"Don't Know When But a Day Is Gonna Come" Bright Eyes

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"By My Side" Copeland

What do you think of when you see the person you like/love?
"Jude Law and a Semester Abroad" Brand New

What will you dance to at your wedding?
"Tempus Fugit" Miles Davis

What will they play at your funeral?
"I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" Billie Holiday

What is your hobby/interest?
"I'm Not Sleeping" Counting Crows

What is your biggest fear?
"Inspired By the $" Starting Line

What is your biggest secret?
"Luckie St." Cartel

What do you think of your friends?
"In Fate's Hands" The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

What will you post this as?
"Spanish Fantasy, Pt 2." Chick Corea

Monday, January 26, 2009

Breakfast of champions?

So GF breakfasts When I started college, no fail, I had a bagel every morning for breakfast. Then, as I matured into my 20s :) I switched to wholesome granola and yogurt. Wow, how I miss that. I have not tried oats yet, and I must say that GF granola is just not that great. Besides, I find i'm not into sweets at 3:45 am, or whatever UNGODLY hour I have to wake up and eat breakfast. Oh how I wish I could be one of those people who strolls into the day with just coffee, and then makes a breakfast stop at around 8 am. Nope. I need to eat ASAP in the am. I wonder if that will cramp my socializing style as a resident. So much of thier day revolves around food, it's really unbelievable. Sorry to burst your bubble, but figuring out the cause of Ms J's thrombocytopenia is far less important than that gooey jelly roll. But I digress... What have I been eating for breakfast this rotation? One word... Cholesterol. Pretty much pure Cholesterol. Eggs, a Clementine and Shrimp. For whatever reason, I settled on this combo a few weeks ago and haven't been able to let go. It's just the right combo of salty and sweet for me, and it really tides you over. I hope my lipid panel will understand. I eat fiber too. that helps...

Click this pic by Kalyn's Kitchen to see a version of cocktail sauce I try. I usually am lazier and simply squirt ketchup, lemon juice and horseradish into a bowl. Sometimes, I even just use horseradish mustard or this sweet & sour sauce recipe when I have a batch handy.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
4 tablespoons ketchup
3/4 cup pineapple juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch