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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hello Friends!

Once again I’m so sorry for the lack of posts recently. On the bright side I’m officially done with another semester of school! Which means I only have one and a half years left of school. And then I’ll be done forever. This both excites me and makes me extremely nervous! Part of me can’t wait to be done and just grab that diploma and run. And the other part is afraid to enter the “real world” where I have to get a job and actually work and pay bills! Yikes!

I’m looking forward to some good R&R time during this break as well as visiting everyone’s blogs! I know I haven’t been on top of it this past semester, but I’m going to try to be better and get on top of it. I’ve read so many books in the past few months and I have so many more books that really need to be review so hopefully I’ll have that done soon enough.

In the meantime, I hope everyone is doing well! Any plans for the holidays? Let me hear them!

And It Starts Again…

Dental school has officially kicked off again. It feels like just yesterday when summer officially started for me, but it seems to have come and gone in a blink of an eye. I’m back to start my third year of dental school and quite honestly I’m a little freaked out. We’re referred to as “upperclassmen” now and we’re expected to know things and be competent. People always say third year brings a different kind of stress and I can see what they mean. Instead of having five exams a week now we’re worried about meeting requirements and finding the right patients and not screwing up on them.

So when summer initially started I had grand plans for my blog. I was going to update my reviews list which has been much neglected in the past few months and I was playing around with a new layout and header, but then something called the Olympics started and I was glued to my couch. My TBR pile grew bigger and bigger as I just stared at the TV screen and rooted for my fellow Americans to bring home the gold. So that’s the reason why I haven’t been around recently. In a way I’m glad the Olympics are over. It’s nice to have my life back in control and be able to do things other than stare at my TV. I don’t even think I can stand looking at my TV now much less watch anything after the two weeks of watching the Olympics non stop.

Now that they are over, my goal is to knock out a few reviews and have them up soon before dental school once again takes over my life. Hope ya’ll have been well and I will be visiting your blogs soon enough!

One More Semester Down

my first and extremely expensive gold crown

Sorry about the lack of updates recently, but I’ve just been too busy preparing for my finals and closing out the semester that I really didn’t have any time to read or update this blog. I’ve finally completed another semester of dental school and if all the rumors are correct, this was suppose to be the hardest semester. So I’m hoping the coursework load will be going downhill from here, but who knows if it is or not. I’m just excited that I get two weeks off from school and I get to spend it with my friends and family. Most of my family already live in town so we’re just heading up north a bit to visit with them on Christmas day. Other than that, I’ll be catching up on some reading as well as some much needed sleep!

What about ya’ll? Do you have any plans for the holidays?

Santaland Diaries

Last weekend, in between studying for finals, I was able to sneak out for a few hours and attend the Santaland Diaries play that is currently airing at our local theatre. I have to say, watching Santaland Diaries definitely put me in the festive and holiday mood. Living down here in the south, its easy to forget that its already December. Our temperatures finally just dipped below 60 degrees this week and you can bet everyone has been complaining about the “freezing” temperatures. I know those of ya’ll up north are probably scoffing at us and calling us wussies, but 30 degrees weather is abnormal for us down here.

When my friend suggested that we go see Santaland Diaries, I just accepted the offer because I thought it was something to do besides studying. Plus I’m always looking for an excuse to distract myself and not study. It wasn’t until I got to the theatre that I realized Santaland Diaries was an essay written by David Sedaris about his experience working as an elf at a Santaland in Macy’s. Surprisingly enough, despite my love for memoirs, I haven’t read anything by him yet. I’ve heard his name thrown around a lot and people are always telling me how funny and amusing his books are, but I just haven’t found the time to read his books. That’s defintiely going to change now though.

If Santaland Diaries is just a small dose of Sedaris’s humor and antics, then I’m really excited to pick up one of his books. I was smiling if not right out laughing throughout the play. It usually takes a lot for me to really laugh out loud, but the play was hilarious and I’m sure a lot of the credit is due to Sedaris as well as the actor. I’m not sure if Santaland Diaries is playing in any other places, but if you do get the opportunity to see it, I would highly recommend it. Its funny and entertaining and if nothing else, it’ll put you into the holiday spirits.

Are you planning on seeing any holiday plays this season? I know The Christmas Carol is a must for a lot of people.

Where did October go?

my dentures in progress

I didn’t mean to take that long of a hiatus, but it was definitely nice to just back off from the internet and just relax. Also, I’ve been in a bit of a book funk and I haven’t really been reading much the past few weeks. I just haven’t found any good books that have caught my eye and I don’t know what I’m in the mood to read either. That’s probably one of the worse feelings in the world, when you’re surrounding by a ton of books and yet you feel like you have nothing good to read.

In the meantime though, I’m surviving my second year of dental school. I always heard that second year is the hardest year, but so far I’m actually enjoying it. I guess it’s because we spend more time in the lab and I get to work with my hands which is the main reason why I wanted to be a dentist in the first place. Check out the awesome pair of dentures I waxed up. I can officially make dentures now so let me know if you’re ever in need of a pair.  😛 At the same time I can’t wait for Thanksgiving. I just want to hibernate all winter and catch up on all the sleep I’ve been missing out on. It was a good thing we got that extra hour of sleep last weekend.

I’m heading out of town this weekend, but hopefully I’ll be able to visit everyone’s blog in the coming weeks to see all the great books I’ve been missing out on. I’m definitely in need of a good book recommendation.