Holy cow it’s been a long time since we’ve posted. As in terms of a brief update, I am writing from Boston, MA in the midst of my “hell week” on the interview trail. Over the course of the last 4 days I’ve been to 3 programs, and will be interviewing in some way shape or form for the next 3 days as well. You certainly get to see a lot, but my answers to recurrent questions (why do you want to be a psychiatrist? you did research in WHAT??) are beginning to sound a wee bit rehearsed. I should comment a bit more fully on the whole process, but currently am planning to err on the side of discretion, lest I get dooced. At any rate, I’m enjoying the process of seeing new cities and learning how different places get the training done.
I am also learning about what it’s like to be a guest at somebody’s place for an extended period of time. Last week I found myself in Baltimore, MD for a few interviews. I had a great time while I was there and was lucky enough to land a place to crash for the entire week with a friend of a friend. Myself and Chris Tjoa stayed with one of his friends from high school who now works in Baltimore. In exchange for the rent free living, Tjoa fixed his furnace and installed a digital thermostat, we fixed all of his broken light fixtures and winter-sealed his downstairs windows. While it’s true that fish and company stink after 3 days, I think those guys wouldn’t have minded if we stayed long enough to winterproof the rest of their house. Hell, long enough and we probably would’ve found a way to finish their basement. I had a great time sleeping on a air-mattress on a 2nd story landing for a week (thank you, Ozark Trail!)and only had to contend with one small problem. The 2nd story landing had connections to the bedrooms of our host’s 2 roommates, one of whom had a girlfriend. Also, said bedrooms had thin, thin walls. Holy cow, you’d think that guy had been on a submarine for the last 3 months. Anyway, ’nuff said. I also got the opportunity to see what other folks had found on that darling of the internet, YouTube. So without further ado, I give you the irrefutable proof that you need go no further than the local news to get all your laughs. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Bubb Rubb, and Lil’ Sis. Woo WOOOOOO!
(p.s. I love the part where he nearly wrecks the car then blows the stop sign. yeah Oakland. YEAH.)