Micah and I just made a grammy award winning music video of “Don’t Dream It’s Over” for Miranda July’s art project, “Learning to Love You More.” I encourage you to read more about it. Also, she directed, starred and produced one of my fave movies (poop back and forth) “Me and You and Everyone We Know.”
As if I didn’t have enough reasons to love J-Hawke, another Caribbean medical student with a blog, whom I’ve adored for quite sometime now. I received in the mail, two packages sent from J-Hawke to my apartment in Brooklyn. The first was a wonderful, stuffed, quacking goose for Scope and myself. And the second was a most awesome brand spanking new pair of oversized sunglasses (one of my admitted addictions). The funny thing is that Molly seemed to take more interest in the goose (I’m not surprised, she LOVES killing stuffed animals), while Scope seems to be completely mortified of the quacking sound. However, I love both the goose, and the most excellent sunglasses. J-Hawke, you get my most awesome friend that I’ve never met in real life award. Seriously, you rock!
I just looked out my window to find that it’s snowing quite heavily outside right now. Being in Dominica for two years without any snow or cold weather makes seeing this snow absolutely wonderful!
Scope and Molly are Dominican dogs, and have hence never actually seen snow. It’s flurried a bit this winter in NYC, but this is the first heavy snow that I’ve seen. Once it collects a little more, I plan on taking them out for a walk and to see their first snow! Speaking of Dominican doggies, I found out the other day that they are not built for cold weather. They were both shivering quite a bit, so I took the plunge (I never thought I would be the type of person to do this) and bought Scope and Molly matching red and blue furry jackets! They haven’t yet come in the mail, but here’s a sneak preview of what they look like:
I can’t believe it’s snowing right now, because yesterday it was over 60 degrees! Actually, it was so nice that I went for a 7 mile run. Surgery kind of ruined my workout schedule, and since I walk 5+ miles a day, I’ve had a good excuse not to go running. But yesterday, I remembered yet again how good running is for my body, mind and soul.
A few minutes ago, my editor from the Differential emailed me and told me that she deleted a rude and nasty comment from my last post on the blog. She was kind enough to remove it, but I told her that it really didn’t bother me much. As someone who tends to ruffle a lot of feathers, I’m quite used to taking the good with the bad. I tried to find a good quote that relays this sentiment, but I couldn’t, so I made up my own…
“You can’t cause waves in the water without getting a little wet.”
Luckily, I don’t mind getting completely soaked!
Friday night, some of us Surgery Group D folks got together for a party at Ghazel’s pad, and then went to Dr. C’s birthday party afterwards. Â We all had a BLAST, and Micah took a bunch of awesome videos during the party, including several dance-offs. Â I’ll be uploading the video footage very soon, but for now you can enjoy some of the pics. Â Also, I finally posted some other pics of another Group D even at Life Cafe a few weeks ago. Â Enjoy!