Good Morning!

Guess who….

Got up at 5:15am, didn’t snooze, made and drank black coffee (because there was no milk in the fridge since there hasn’t been a chance to get to the store),

Watched the KOTEL for a few min, read through some precious verses, watched Chris Tomlin’s music video, listened Steve Furtick’s sermon (the remaining half that wasn’t finished last night, that is),

Showered, applied Maybelline (is that how you spell it?) liquid eye liner, put on some fancy white shoes bought this weekend from home,

Made breakfast bagels with jelly and peanut butter, went to the office to successfully get a day off (Nov 22, before Thanksgiving), chatted with a friend at the library, fixed my internet connection issues,

AND is not sitting at the library ready to go to clinic EARLY, while eating breakfast.

haha ME!

All before 8am.

Good Morning!


A moment in DC …

White Coat Ceremony weekend…thanking God for a major milestone, awesome family, and a fun relaxing weekend that went by wayyyy too fast. 

Starting Saturday morning with plenty of coffee and Rangoli Indian food:  

And continuing through the afternoon with Chopathi’s Masala tea and samosa at Dulles Mall.   

And then on the way to Union station: catching a glimpse of our country’s finest:

Washington Monument   
And The White House. 

The Capitol     

Lincoln Memorial


Ending with a lady blowing a shofar outside her window. 

”Twas a blessed weekend indeed!

Back to school. Back to boards. Back to one last final academic push till the real break- July 12: after boards. 

Today marks 100 days till APMLE Part 1 

Got this email after my 4:45am marathon study session that started today:



Well, the good news is, I already bought the cards. 

100 days doesn’t seem like much when you’re studying for an exam. 

Check out my new study spread:  

Yup. Good ‘ole turn a wooden chair that might make you have see a chiropractor into a desk thing. 

And if you’ll cleverly notice the yummy chocolate chip muffin sitting at the top of the study space- courtesy of my fabulous roommate. 

100 days! 100 days till the test. 

100 days till the test is over. 

So….100 days till FREEDOM. 

Springing forward, Spring Cleaning, and Springing into Action

That’s alot of Spring.

A couple notes, as you can see. We, here at Cowgirl Chris have changed the theme up a bit to something a bit more STUDIOUS?! … the theme looks to be quite studious as we are busily prepping for APMLE STEP 1 (Boards Part 1). So changing the theme (we thought) would serve as a great way to spring into studying. 

This morning I wasn’t studying for boards, because of an OR Protocol Midterm. So I did you my usual pre-exam ritual and grabbed a bagel and coffee from ‘the cart’ outside. And brought it back to the library and licked all the heart-blocking, atherosclerosis-inducing cream cheese right off. Notice how ‘the cart’ bagels are nicely pre-wrapped with glorious generic plastic wrap. The flavor of Philadelphia cream cheese (philadelphia chromosome 9;22 –> this is a Boards Questions!!) that the cart serves us is..Plain, Plain, and the last flavor…Plain. 

And you can see in the tainted picture the coffee in the back – cream, no sugar, please! A healthy, satisfying, quick, yummy routine to eat your way to a 92% on the exam. All for $2.50. Hard to beat ‘the cart’ guy in any Philly town. 

Test question: Identify the ‘type’ of surgical instrument seen on the laptop screen? … Answer: Allis Grasping Forceps

Now that the exam is over, how can you burn off the carbohydrates and fatty streaks in your arteries induced by ‘the cart’ cinnamon bagel and cream cheese? Gym? ..nah!!!

Try the Nike Training Club app!! It’s fabulous! And it burns…so much i needed to borrow my roommate’s Biofreeze to un-kink my neck.  Oops!

Will be posting on my Boards Studying progress: July 11, 2017 is the big day!

In the mean time…it’s time for my workout!!

A night at the airport…

All-nighters spent studying are… worthwhile. 

All-nighters spent studying with Chick-fil-A are…delicious. 

But!…All-nighters spent studying at the airport with Chick-fil-A on the way Home-Sweet-Home for a relaxing and studious break….Priceless!

Goodness do I love me some Chick-fil-A.

And goodness I do love going HOME. 

Happy Happy Spring Break Y’all! May your Spring Break be as mint fresh as a pair of closet-fresh sweet Coach kicks!