Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Given that I'll probably be celebrating with friends including joz and MusicChyck and hopefully Ernie at around this time, I probably won't be able to blog till tomorrow, so I just wanted to wish the 3 or 4 people who read my blog a happy 2008. :)

I don't have any real resolutions or plans for 2008 except for one thing: to be happy. Whatever that means, whatever that entails, I don't know, but I'm grateful for everything that's happened, good and bad...and that I'm looking for 2008 to be as...interesting as 2007. I don't plan on taking anything for granted, but just to enjoy and learn from things as they come.

Enjoy and be safe.

Friday, December 28, 2007

The latest "huh?"

So in sorting out my mail from when I was in Seattle for Xmas, I ran into two notification letters from two other pharmacy schools I'm applying to (in my shock over making UCSF Pharm for interviews, I had completely ignored the other letters). UOP in Stockton finally considered my application complete and is now finally going over it. I also got a letter from Creighton's online program (yup, a PharmD program completely online) based in Nebraska and I got placed on their alternate list, to be considered for admission...in May. May, when all the other schools have already decided. Except for Hawai'i, maybe.

Maybe Creighton didn't like the fact that one of the scholarships I won was from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Guess I'm too fabulous for Nebraska--which isn't a bad thing.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Great belated Xmas presents!

It's been a pretty good Christmas so far, the best I've had in a while.

I got to spend Christmas itself with the husband up in Seattle, and I actually experienced my first white Christmas ever with him, as I actually saw snow falling for the first time--yeah, yeah, I'm a California boy, I know.

It's good to see that he loves Seattle, even if he's having some difficulty adjusting (though if anyone from Seattle knows of any good job leads and can pass them on to me, that'd be great).

Aside from that, I got two great belated Xmas presents. The first was getting an A+ in my microbiology class from New College which wasn't too much of a surprise, but I would've been royally irritated if I only got an A, especially since I would've had to score a B on my final to get an A+, and a C to get an A-.

The second was getting a letter indicating that I made the interview round for UCSF School of Pharmacy. I'm extremely excited about making the interview round (especially since they only interview less than 10% of everyone who applies), but I looked at the time and date of my interview, and it's on the 5th anniversary of my mom's passing away, almost down to the exact hour. I am paradoxically not superstitious and also fairly superstitious when it comes to weird coincidences, so we'll see how this works out.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Hi from Seattle!

So I'm up here spending Christmas with the husband, and I'm trying to remember how to relax and have fun (given that it's been too damn long since I've actually done something fun...grrr).

I've deliberately made no definite plans while I'm up here, except to hang out with Howard, and a friend from Facebook. So far it's been fun, marveling at the clouds and an amazing full moon while on the flight from San Jose to Seattle, discovering firsthand the horror of Seattle traffic (stuck in the midst of the major shopping district in a cab and going 3 blocks in 15 minutes!), and just enjoying my time with Howard.

I've gotten a chance to check out Capitol Hill for dinner last night, and hopefully we'll get to go to the Space Needle, check out some cool museums, and ride the...South Lake Union Trolley (SLUT), er...South Lake Union Shuttle.

I already got my "Ride the SLUT" t-shirt, so it's been a good holiday already. :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Random thought while backing up my tablet...

"How the hell did I get so much porn?!"

That's all. I'm going to bed.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Random stuff

o I'm TIRED. Had another 20 hours of class (microbiology) in the past 48 hours. Annoyed that I got a B+ in my midterm when I should've gotten an 100 if I wasn't so damn careless. Kinda annoyed that the lab teacher seems to make it clear that I'm her pet, even though I'm not trying to be--maybe it's because I'm the only one who asks questions that are really relevant, admits to screwing up, and actually follows her instructions.

o Started posting for 8asians.com, which is pretty cool. Everyone there seems pretty smart and on the ball, though I've only been on for a few days, and I've been thinking about other things.

o Got an A- in my psych class. Not bad for not studying at all.

o One more pharm school supplemental to go, though I guess technically I have to get their okay before I submit, even if it is for my last choice.

o Looking forward to seeing the husband in Seattle for Christmas, even if it is only for a few days, but at least I'll see him again in mid-January.

o Preparing for interviews, and hopefully a week-long trip to Hawaii if I get the invite to interview.

o Tried Vosges bacon chocolate bar at Bittersweet. Fucking good, especially with Bittersweet's Spicy Hot Chocolate.

o Gave a bar of that to my two foodie friends, and now we're going to try this recipe for Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies. Considering this is for one of my workplaces' Christmas thing with my coworker, this should be quite interesting, along with James' rum cake recipe, which can be made truly lethal, thanks to the husband's rum glaze, which is basically rum diluted with a lot of sugar.

o I am tired. Did I mention that?