Friday, January 02, 2015

new year, new you?

I'll keep this Happy New Year post simple and drop here a little line from an old high school pal's online memo pad, filled with musings written incontrovertibly better than anything I could ever come up with. Here's a thought re: the 2014-->2015 transition:

So happy new year out there. We rang ours in with a good friends, a lot of glitter, new rings on hands, and perhaps a little bit of fear in my eyes, a little bit of thrill in his.

Cheers, y'all-- to 2015!
-mca

Friday, November 21, 2014

nostalgia


Missing home, and Oxford, and running, and other stuff lately. Though appreciative, also, of this time in life to map out aspirations and plans and hopes and dreams and world peace. Here's a quote for your Friday:




Deep thoughts from Mad Men. I know.
So here's to that time machine we call nostalgia. Cheers.

-M

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

failures & mosquitoes

Saw an interesting quotation on a tumblr that I visit occasionally, and thought it was fitting for several reasons:
  1. The tumblr is called "Medical School," so everything on it is automatically relevant. Obvi.
  2. I'm currently completing a crash course in clinical skills before hitting the wards in a week, and we've talked a lot about human error in the medical setting and how to avoid it.
  3. Z & I are attempting to revitalize a garden space in our backyard, but have to battle the biggest swarm of mosquitoes every time we open the back door. (Suggestions anyone???! Comment below!)
Anyway, here's a thought to leave you with on this lovely Friday, as penned by an
aptly named James Reason:



So here's to the weekend, and hoping our garden doesn't become an active failure!
-M

Monday, August 04, 2014

snap back to reality


Married! Yay!
(Check out a sneak peak of our photos by the incredible Black & Hue on facebook, and some hilarious shots from our "photobooth" on AndrewsPhotoGallery)

If you can't access either of those, our faves are probably the following:









Then we headed to Charleston/Sullivan's Island for an amazing honeymoon, full of food, laughter, and relaxation. We took about 3 photos total, so...apologies that you can't re-live it with us.

And now back to school for me (!). 1 year down, 3 to go. We're in an intensive clinical skills course for the next 3 weeks, then it's to the wards! I saw this quotation today, from Gawande's Complications, and thought it was an appropriate thought to leave you with:



Cheers to new years!
M