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Britney Spears – 3 – Music Video

Watch Britney Spears’ video, “3”!

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Don’t Be Late, Glitterati

I know it’s a little early to be thinking about New Year’s, but if you start making your plans now, you’ll have a much better night than all your friends who scrambled for plans at their buddy’s-neighbor’s-cousin’s-coworker’s house.  Trust me, that’s never a good time. While you’re planning, why not plan your outfit?  My psychic senses are tingling, and they are forecasting not silver this…

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Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly New Blogname!

Welcome to the new domain! “Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly” pretty much encompasses everything about what I am drawn to.  Sparked by a recent conversation in which I was asked: How did I became so darn girly when I have such a tomboy of a mom? (Love ya, mom!) The truth is, I have no idea. At best, I guess I could thank Disney and their princesses…

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A Very Merry Half-Birthday

Greetings, all! Today is my half-birthday. When’s yours? Hope you all had a fun October 31st! The pic above is of the pumpkin I carved (and H designed) sort-of last minute last night, so I called it the “quick & dirty pumpkin.”  It also happens to be white (my personal favorite), which in my opinion is much scarier than your average orange variety. He was…

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Bring it on

It’s nearly a week since my last post and I hardly noticed; time has flown by so quickly.  I completed all of my makeup exams (yay!) and have basically finished covering all of the lectures from last week that I missed, with the exception of a couple of Physical Diagnosis lectures and a lecture on child abuse…those will just have to wait.  From now until…

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No Man Is An Island

I have completed nearly all (save 1) of my makeup exams, including Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine (FCM), Problem-Based Learning (PBL), Pathology, Pharmacology, and Behavioral Sciences. On Monday I will take my Genetics final exam (gulp!). I do want you to check out and give feedback on the new blog design. I liked the previous one (all flowers and girlishness) but I felt all the design detracted away from the whole point of this site: my blog posts. One thing I do have to mention, is how grateful I am for the tremendous support that has enveloped me after the tragic loss of my brother earlier this month. Friends, colleagues, mentors, relatives: all have offered support, condolences, sage advice, a listening ear, open arms, study tips, and encouragement during these past, very difficult weeks.

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One day at a time

Today at 1pm I am taking my FCM & PBL exams with rest of the class. To say I am nervous about my classmates’ reactions to me would be an understatement.  In fact, I am more nervous about what will go on BEFORE the test, than the actual test itself.  But I can’t hide forever.  It’s just so hard, being strong for the family and…

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“Why” by Rascal Flatts

I think this pretty much says it all. For you, Erik. Love you. (video)

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My eulogy for Erik

On Monday I stood before the mass of people who came to pay their respects to Erik, at his funeral. This is what I had to say.

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Erik Medhus 9/21/89-10/6/09

Yesterday, I wrote my little brother’s obituary. ERIK RUNE MEDHUS, age 20, passed away October 6, 2009 in Houston, Texas. Erik was born in Houston on September 21, 1989. He graduated from Westchester High School in May of 2007, and was attending Houston Community College on track to becoming a certified welder. Among Erik’s many passions were his family, friends, music, motor sports, and anything…

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See You On The Other Side

And so begins crunch time– 2nd year’s 1st round of exams. I’ll be taking exams from now until the end of next week. So if you don’t see or hear from me, it doesn’t mean I’m dead. At least, not yet. Here’s my schedule. Friday, 10/9: Genetics Final Exam Monday, 10/12: Pathology Exam Tuesday, 10/13: Behavioral Science Exam Thursday, 10/15: Pharmacology Exam Friday, 10/16: PBL/FCM…

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“Cowboy Casanova” Music Video Premier

You saw it first here! I think it’s cute, don’t you?

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