May 27, 2011

Friday's Fancies - Albuquerque Wedding

Hello lovelies!  I'm off this weekend to Albuquerque, NM to see one of my college roommates get married!  I'm so excited to see some of my best friends/roommates from college - we all moved off to different states after graduation (NM, OK, and KS... but of course, I stayed in Texas.)

The girl getting married has always been super fancy, so it was no surprise that she picked to have her wedding here:

And the reception here:


Anyway - after paying for a plane ticket and a night at the hotel/resort/casino, I have no money to spend on buying something new to wear. Sooo, I will just imagine I would be wearing this:

Be sure to link up with {av} at long distance loving for friday's fancies and share what you wish you could be wearing!

May 26, 2011

On my iTunes


You and Me - Parachute
*go DL the rest of their new CD - love love love.

Just Stay Here Tonight - Augustana

You Won't Ever Feel a Thing - The Script

Friday - Glee
*not ashamed

May 19, 2011

Possum Kingdom (possums not actually involved)

This is a bit delayed, but I thought I would still share.  Weekend before last, the boyfriend and I flew up to Dallas to spend the weekend with his family at their lakehouse.  We were SO excited for a mini-vacation and for a tiny break from school.  

(Mark is in medical school too, so neither of us have lives.  Although, he has it worse than me right now because he's studying for the first part of our licensing boards which is probably the hardest test known to man.  Literally, two years of medical school on one eight hour exam.  And yes, they will ask you what that one sentence was from paragraph 4 of page 453 from that one book that you read the 2nd week you started school.  Poor thing studies nearly 15 hours a day, but it helps that I had to do it last year...  so, when he's a little crazy, I forgive him.  I can't even imagine how he put up with me while I studied for it last year, bless his little heart.)  

Anyway, our weekend consisted of lots of delicious food, a day out on the lake tubing/skiing/getting burnt to a crisp, canoeing/kayaking, tennis, beer, and a round of golf.  By round of golf, I mean Mark and his roommate/my boy bff played golf while I sat on the golf cart and took pictures of them and tried to not do anything to get yelled at.  

Here's a few pictures from our trip.  There aren't any of me water skiing because I am far too uncoordinated to do that without killing myself.  I did, however, get on the tube but bf failed at taking photos.  

Yes, this is my golf outfit.
I was warned to not make noise while shooting.
Loveeee him - he told me this pose was stupid.

Our weekend seems very relaxing, right??


There was a killer on the loose.

Yes, that is the biggest spider I've seen in my life and it was merely inches from my face.  


Anyway, it's still alive out there somewhere because everyone was too scared to try to kill it.  If you're in the north Texas area, be careful.   You've been warned.

May 18, 2011

Oh, how Pinteresting!

Hello!  Today I'm linking up with Michelle to show all the fun things I'm loving on Pinterest.  [Follow Me]


Here's some of my favorite quotes/saying that I pinned this week - enjoy!

Have a lovely day! :)

May 13, 2011

Friday's Fancies

Since I'm getting slightly better at this whole blogging thing, I decided to join in with {av} at long distance loving for her Friday's Fancies link-up!

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I fell in love with the color of this dress first, then picked out everything else to go with it.  I don't actually have anywhere fancy enough to wear this to at the moment, but a girl can dream!  

*Sidenote:  What the heck is going on with blogger? I finally get addicted to this thing and they take it away from me for 20.5 hours?  (No, I didn't time it - they announced that on their blog post.)  I hope my posts come back soon!  And I also had new comments from people that don't even know me! I feel like a celebrity!*

What's on your fancy wish list?

May 12, 2011

What I'm Playing Thursday


Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum
*this song is on repeat.

Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band

Love Like Woe - The Ready Set

Link up with Sarah and share what you're listening to!

May 10, 2011

Lazy blogger/weekend

Hello!  I apologize for the lack of blogging, but I was too busy spending the weekend doing this:

I promise to write an update of my weekend SOON and continue on my 30 day challenge!  

How were your weekends?

May 5, 2011

Day 6 + Drink-o de Mayo

Day 6 - A picture of something that makes you happy

Beer + Margaritas = 

hey, girl, heyyyy

No, silly... turn your attention to the delicious creation sitting right in front of her. If Snooki is drinking it, then you know it's a good time.  There's actually two things in this picture that make me happy, so when I thought of something that combined them both, naturally, I was excited.

Beer Margaritas (Yes, together.)

Tequila (8 oz. (or 30 oz. -  it's whatevs))
Limeade Concentrate (12 oz.)
Beer (preferably, light and/or Mexican - (4) 12 oz. bottles)
Salt (for rimming... that's what she said.)
Shot Glass

1) In a large pitcher, combine tequila, thawed limeade concentrate and beer.  Add more of any ingredient if desired.  *Tip - I've also added Sprite in before, but it's just a personal preference.
2) Fill shot glass with tequila and drink.  Repeat as needed.
3) Use lime and salt to rim margarita glasses (or just drink right out of the pitcher) and enjoy!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

What are you doing to celebrate?

link up with cornflake dreams!

April 30, 2011

My contribution to the Royal Wedding hype

So you're sayin' there's a chance...

Day 5

Day 5:  A song to match your mood

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
"Today I don't feel like doing anything..."
*this could be due to the fact that my power is out.

April 29, 2011

Day 4 + blog makeover

Day 4:  Your parents

As an only child, I love my parents dearly.  They endured countless years of being my Barbie playmates, my grocery store customers (yes, I made them buy groceries from their own kitchen), my talk-show audience... pretty much my everything.  I'm lucky I get to see them fairly often since I only live about an hour away.  Even though they're a short drive away I can always be equally entertained by their ridiculous phone calls and text messages!

Granted, they've both come a long way with their technology know-how, but they are FAR from even being considered "beginners" at the internet and cell phones.  If my Dad had it his way, he'd still be using a typewriter and my Mom would use a corded phone.

My Mom enjoys sending undecipherable text messages to which I reply, "try again!," in hopes that she'll include some punctuation or even vowels in the message.  Wishful thinking.

Exciting life, Mom
Please notice the BLANK TEXT.

Don't be fooled - these weekday gardening texts are quickly followed by the Friday night phone conversations that go something like this...

Mom:  Hey! What are you doing!?
Me: Studying (yes, on a Friday night - medical school sucks sometimes a lot.) 
Mom:  Do you haaaaave to study?  We're going to the CASINO! Come with us!
Me: No thanks, I can't tonight.
Mom:  You're boring.

My dad is a little less of a "texter" and more of a phone call kinda guy.  He does like to send picture messages though.  So, first I get a phone call from my Mom asking if I know who the band Tool is and then immediately get a text from my Dad:

My Dad is awesome and hangs w/rockers.

Obviously, my Dad is unfazed by celebrities.  Baller.

My parents are hilarious and the best a girl could ask for -- I couldn't be any luckier.  

I only look tall because of heels.

*Mom & Dad - I know you won't read this because I banned you from getting facebook and/or twitter, but I love you! If you're reading this - you're in sooo much trouble!

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What do you guys think of my little blog makeover?  

April 26, 2011

Day 3

Day 3:  Your first love

This is definitely the PERFECT opportunity for me to tell you all about my fairy tale first love.  Could it be a) my childhood best friend turned high school sweetheart?  Or how about b) my 8th grade boyfriend who dumped me after two weeks because I wouldn't do his homework?  (What a douche.  I'm definitely still pissed not bitter about this.)  It could even be c) the boy who broke all of my crayons in kindergarten because he "liked me" and was the reason I had to "pull a strip"(only time I got in trouble, EVER) for "tattling" when I asked for new crayons because mine were broken.  Nope, screw that guy.

The correct answer is...

Let's be honest... this dreamboat had my heart waaaay before them all.

Zack Morris

What's not to love about this hunk of a pre-teen?  He makes a giant brick cell phone look good.  I'd be lying if I said I don't secretly enjoy days I have to be awake at 6am because it means I get to watch an episode of Saved by the Bell.

Honorable Mention:

Devon Sawa in Casper

Thomas Ian Nicholas in Rookie of the Year

Who was your childhood crush?

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Easter Weekend Update:

Went home this weekend with the boyfriend.

Hometown = Anahuac, TX -- the Alligator Capitol of Texas... I shit you not.
My hometown deserves a post all on its own which I will gladly work on.

Here are the results of our egg hunt, after which my Dad kindly asked if we were "done with the Easter bunny shit."  Don't be fooled by these photos - I am not trying to get a head start... we started on the other side of the yard.  There was also an incident (not captured on camera) where an Easter egg was ripped right out of my hand!  Rude.

Mark, the cheater.

The domination.  Amy - 39, Mark - 34

Thanks, Mom & Dad, for indulging my childhood wishes and still hiding Easter eggs for me.  I'll never be too old for this.

April 20, 2011

Day 2

Day 2 - Meaning behind your blog name.

I feel like this is rather obvious/self-explanatory once you watch the following educational video:

Couldn't have said it better myself.

If you paid close attention, you can see that the white coats in the video are actually quite long.  As for the title of my blog, the short part of it is referenced during the song - "other schools with shorts look like utter noobs."  That would be my school.  (However, mostly all of the medical schools in Texas give their medical students short white coats to distinguish us from doctors in the hospital who can actually save your life in a medical emergency.)  I'm perfectly happy looking like a noob.  In fact, wearing a long white coat seems rather terrifying at this point.  That fear should probably go away seeing as how I'm not that far from getting a long white coat of my own.  It'll go away, right?

So, welcome to my blog - all about my life in a short white coat.
*white coat graphic via

April 19, 2011

Day 1 - Inaugural Post

After much internal struggle and several months years of blog-stalking some of my favorite ladies from college, I've finally jumped on the blogging bandwagon.  

So, in order to spark my creativity, I decided to do a 30 Day Challenge just to make sure I had ideas about what to write about.  Let's be honest - I probably won't actually blog every day, but hey... it's good to have goals

Day 1: A photo and 5 interesting facts

1.  I'm 24 and I'm a professional student.  By "professional student", I mean I'm in my 20th year of school and I have no job and I make no money.  In fact, I pay to do slave labor work everyday.  I feel like there's something wrong with this picture. Why did I want to be a doctor again?

2.  I hate peanut butter.  It may be a little early to throw this out there.  If I lose you as a follower, I understand.  I know it's un-American, weird, blasphemous, etc. - but just the smell of it makes me want to vomit.  Peanut butter cookies?  No thanks.  PB&J sandwiches?  I'll pass. 

3.  I have an uncanny ability to memorize the lyrics to any song I hear and remember them for life*. Try me. *not an exaggeration If only this ability translated into a magical ability to remember all of the medical knowledge I try to put in my head.  Sorry CPR training, there's no room for you.  You're trying to sit in *NSYNC's spot in my brain.  Oh hey, bleeding man! You need me to suture that for you? Why don't I just sing you some Garth Brooks instead.

4.  I want a pet penguin. (I also wanted a lap giraffe until I realized it isn't real.) I ask the boyfriend for one on pretty much a daily basis.  If you need an explanation, refer to this: I want.

5. If you want to make me happy, go buy me a snow cone.  Easy as that. 

And here's what you have to look forward to:
Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3: Your first love
Day 4: Your parents
Day 5: A song to match your mood
Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7: Favorite movies
Day 8: A place you've traveled to
Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend
Day 10: Something you're afraid of
Day 11: Favorite TV shows
Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without
Day 13: Goals
Day 14: A picture of you last year - how have you changed?
Day 15: Bible verse
Day 16: Dream house
Day 17: Something you're looking forward to
Day 18: Favorite place to eat
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Favorite picture of yourself
Day 22: What's in your purse?
Day 23: Favorite movie
Day 24: Something you've learned
Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle - first 10 songs
Day 26: Your dream wedding
Day 27: Original photo of the city you live in
Day 28: Something that stresses you out
Day 29: 3 wishes
Day 30: A picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge
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