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Forgot to update this today…

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Had maggi for dinner, definitely not healthy. I’m starting to slack at this whole healthy eating regimen.

CVS interview tomorrow. I hope it goes well, since that’s probably the only job that I’ll have post graduation. Done packing, done printing out copies of resumes/cvs/references. I even went ย a step further and thought of potential interview questions and answers and had a pre-interview session with myself. Don’t try it on your own unless you don’t suffer from having chronic high esteem and are extremely biased towards yourself like I am ๐Ÿ˜› Oh hell, forget that, I went all the way to Marshalls on Boylston just to get shoes that’d go with my outfit (Swetha made me or I probably wouldn’t have). I hope it was worth it. Apparently we’re getting hit by a Noreaster tomorrow and it’ll be snowing so I dunno what I’m gonna do or how I’m gonna get there. Should be interesting.

Gotta work at the Med Store tomorrow too. My day is just going to get more and more interesting as it progresses, awesome.

They’re sharing personal stories of awesome on the 1000awesomethings.com website, I’ve been thinking about submitting one of my own with a picture…haven’t been able to come up with any good ideas, perhaps I’ll be able to think of something while I’m down in the Cape this weekend =)

Oh and I got google voice so I’d stop getting charged extra for all this insane text messages I receive from people despite of telling them that I don’t have a texting plan. Sigh.

Saw 3 Idiots for the second time this month…in 33 more mins, it’ll be next month-April. So awesome.

Very sleepy. G’night.

Demetri Martin is a genius

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

See? Told you he is good. Haha. Or maybe I’m just biased because he’s a little cute too. Whatever it maybe, intellectual humor is definitely more credit worthy than the cheap and trashy one liners.

Finally done with the dreaded CDM 7 midterm. Pretty certain I failed but at least it’s in the past now. So freakin’ excited to sleep in my purple room this weekend, I may sound like a kid who’s been deprived of sleeping with his or her favorite 8×10 blanket but hey, it’s the little things in life.

Should’ve done laundry today but I didn’t. tsk tsk. I know I know, I’m a super slacker. Gonna make a few phone calls for Ohio tomorrow, should be fun. Must also prep for the CVS interview on Friday. Everyone that I’ve talked to has told me about how they’re super nervous and they’re all gonna go in wearing suits. First of all, I don’t even know what it’s like to own one and secondly, is that really necessary? I know I have low standards when it comes to attire but like…ahh, I dunno. As they say, “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.”

My laundry basket is currently overflowing, I guess I am not showering before class tomorrow. BOO for laziness.

Just finished watching 500 days of Summer. This movie gives me a new insight on life and relationships everytime I watch it. Simply lovely.

I had a dream…

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I woke up paranoid this morning because I had a dream that I had alzheimer’s disease. I was driving and suddenly ended up losing cognition and lost control of the car, I’m not sure if I crashed but I was already awake within a few mins. Sad. All this studying about psych disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease is getting to me. I need to relax. Take a chill pill.

On the phone with Bhavin…man this kid can talk. Listening is an art, sometimes it feels great to just listen and not say anything back…builds patience and consciousness ๐Ÿ™‚

So freaking nervous about tomorrow. AH. But I also just want to get it over with.

Got the CVS interview this Friday and I have nothing to wear. Awesome. Am I concerned? Nope. I could care less.

Countdown to leaving Boston: 28 days

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

My Stroke of Insight, one of my favorite books by author Jill Bolte Taylor. Read it if you haven’t already and take the time to watch this as well: TED: Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

I love the way she thinks and the book is Taylor’s personal journey as a scientist, sharing her unique perspective on the brain, post an unnerving stroke.

Please please please take the time to read it and be amazed by the surreal and meditativeย thoughts that Taylor provides via her first hand encounter.

Talked to Oei earlier…she makes me feel so much better and confident about my rather complicated and pseudo twisted life. Can’t wait to stay in my purple room this weekend.

Ok back to studying Major Depressive Disorder…I’m so done after this one.

And if there’s one thing that I’ll miss about Boston…it’s the awesome view out of my bedroom window:

Katherine is awesome

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

“Tell your dad that you are going to convert to Christianity and Christmas is one of the major holiday’s that you can’t miss and that’s why you can’t goto India this December to get married.” Best thing I’ve heard all day long, granted that it’s only 12:30pm, but still ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been keeping up with my personal gratitude diary (mentally) but I want to make it official so I am going to post it here…I am grateful to have you in my life Katherine. Seriously. I don’t even want to imagine the past 3 years of my life without you and you’ve made this dreadful journey through pharmacy school rather enjoyable. I don’t open up to too many people but in terms of “pharmacy friends” Katherine and Heidi are probably the only ones that I cared enough to get to know and put up with ๐Ÿ˜› So thank you for coming into my life.

On the other hand, I don’t even want to think about how my dad would react to that statement but it was definitely a great way to start CDM this morning, followed by the quiz that I failed pretty miserably. Blah. I am also extremely nervous about the midterm on Wednesday. I can’t even get myself to study, NEED TO STOP THINKING ABOUT INDIA AND MARRIAGE.

Also need to make a third attempt at calling grandma…So get this, I called earlier and I called grandma’s brother’s house because my cousin had told me that grandma’s staying with him for a few days, but as luck would have it, she left his place last night. So I had to go though and talk to eight people at his house before I could hangup and call grandma at her own house. Then I finally called her and as luck would have it again, she had gone to the temple, so I had to talk to my uncle…he is such a downer man. He doesn’t have a job and he’s pretty old so he complained about how life sucks. Well, too bad, welcome to reality and you’re still breathing so make the most of it before it’s too late. So yeah, that brings me to the present and I am gonna try calling g-ma again. Wish me luck, sigh -.-

Countdown to leaving Boston: 28 days!

…made me laugh

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I am going through the pics on my phone and came across this…Taken a few days ago in CDM during the ever SO painful insomnia lecture, sadly I was falling asleep…oh the irony ;0). So in order to make it look like I’m “sort of” paying attention, I started drawing and here’s the great masterpiece ๐Ÿ˜€

(That’s me in the picture, having a bad hair day…and apparently Katherine thinks I need a comb)

Re: Insomnia: Pharmacological intervention: Benzos: Temazepam 15mg HS or Non benzos: Lunesta 1mg HS.ย Pearls of wisdom/Non-pharmacological intervention: Use your bed only to sleep and have sex.

Panera rocks!

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Because it gave me a free bagel this morning. Love you, Panera! Yep, it’s always the little things in life ๐Ÿ™‚ The cashier asked me if I wanted creme cheese on it, I said yes, she said she’d have to charge me for it, I said no. Instead, took the free toasted “cinnamon raisin swirl bagel” and left ๐Ÿ˜€

Dunkin’ Donuts gave me a free chocolate glazed donut for filling out their customer satisfaction survey. I think everyone should do it. It merely takes 2 minutes to complete online and you get a free donut of your choice with the next purchase. Call me stingy but I love taking advantage of these opportunities, esp all the ones that are free ๐Ÿ™‚

Been trying to get in touch with grandma for the past 3 days and my call hasn’t been going through. I hope she’s okay. Hate starting my day/week off with bad dreams and the last one I had was pretty dejecting and unnerving, hence I’ve been worrying a lot. Gotta keep telling myself to think positive.

I forgot to blog about this a few days ago but I’ve been following Dr. Mark Hyman’s site for the past couple days and I love the way he thinks and incorporates naturopathic ideas to his practice of medicine. He’s a MD but thinks like a ND. There are plenty of interesting tips on health and well being that everyone would potentially benefit from, so check out: Dr. Hyman’s Site

Just stumbled upon an exciting and educational iphone/itouch app called “Altmeds”. As the title suggests, an enormous amount of alternative and holistic med ideas incorporated into one awesome app = AMAZING. It’s currently serving as my biggest distractor and I officially give up on studying…well, on the bright side, at least I’m learning “something”. ๐Ÿ™‚

Countdown to leaving Boston: 29 days

Happy Sunday everyone!

Bliss-Coastguard Beach, Eastham, MA, 3/17/2011

FML

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm

My dad just told me that we might be going to India this December. Why? “To build some social connections”. I kid you not, that was his exact response. I asked him what he meant by that and he said, “we need to start planning for what I’ll do after graduating”. YUP, it’s every girl’s dream to get married the day she graduates, so we’re gonna start planning for it over a year in advance. Someone shoot me already. Sometimes I don’t even know what I am doing or why I’m doing it. I remember having this discussion with Swetha a few years ago, about how an Indian girl doesn’t even have the freedom to breathe because from the day she’s born til the day she dies, she spends her life living for other people. Like, a third of her life is spent living for the parents, a third is spent living for the husband, and another third is spent living and fulfilling the demands of the offspring(s). WHAT THE FUCK? Why must I and why must every other indian born woman have to live for the sake of other individuals? Sadly, this is how it’s always been but I cannot stand it. Ugh.

Okay, I clearly need to calm my hormones down, gonna shower and head over to Panera to eat and take a breather from all this nonsense. Wish I wasn’t working tonight, but it could always be worse, I could be living on the streets and not making any money and/or starving to death. I should be grateful.

Consistency and Change

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

So I’m realizing how tough it is to implement consistency in one’s life despite of one’s serious efforts of adhering to it mentally and physically. How many of us have chosen to work hard for half a semester and then “wing it” for the other half? Do you ever feel self confident one moment and terribly dejected the next? Do you exercise one week and then take a hiatus the next? Well, if you’ve experience any or all of these at some point in your life then Congratulations and Welcome to the World of inconsistency.

I believe that consistency and change go hand in hand. If you are unwilling to make the decision to change and accept the consequences of it then you are also unwilling to stay consistent and adhere to the “side effects” or negative as well as the positive aspects brought forth by the change. I know it sounds sort of counterintuitive but its really not.

Let’s take a look at an example: I started the Blissology project a few weeks ago, in hopes that I would be adhering to it on a daily basis and I wanted to feel a positive and energetic person-mentally as well as physically. I am not sure if I was ready to accept that holistic change, I must’ve not been because I definitely couldn’t comply to the daily yoga practice for any more than 3 days and that’s totally a bummer. There is also another way of looking at this, even if I were ready for change, I probably hit the phase that we call “relapse” in the healthcare field. There have been a lot of models built on the change theory and one such model is the Model of Behavioral Change which I learned about in Communication. This model deals with five phases of pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance. Several pictorial diagrams of this model have also incorportated the relapse phase into them to demonstrate how models of change aren’t perfect and there is always room for inconsistency and second chances which helps you get back on the consistency track.

Well, so that was quite an insightful blog entry. I feel really proud right now. Haha. I guess Dr. Rickles’ Communications class wasn’t a complete waste of my time :). On another note, I should really be studying. I have zero confidence/motivation for this exam and that cannot be a good thing. Everyone keeps telling me how the end is almost near and that I just need to power through this last month, yup exactly a MONTH because I will be moving out on April 26th. Time definitely flew and I will not miss Boston but I will surely miss some of the good times that were had.

Pray that I do well on this exam…speaking of which, I am going to get back to memorizing ADHD drugs, thank god there aren’t many ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and almost forgot to mention, saw Russell Peters Thursday night. I think it was worth the 10 bucks, however, his jokes are getting pretty repetitive and boring. The crowd went wild at every little thing and I couldn’t help but cringe at some of his sexual jokes and references. Either I just need to loosen up a bit or I am just too mature for my own good :). I also went to an indian event hosted by the International Student organization at NU. It was a great time, lots of great song & dance performances, skits, which concluded with delicious food catered by my favorite indian restaurant here in Boston. Although only for a mere three hours, I felt like I was in India ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a pic from the event, kinda blurry but that’s the iphone version for ya!

YAY INDIA!

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Looking forward to the mother of all games- India vs. Pak playing in the semi-finals on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Can’t freaking wait and I’ll be done with the dreaded CDM midterm too. GOD I just want to be done with school already. Although, the way things are going, I am starting to get nervous about whether or not I’ll have a job. Northeastern pretty much pushes every student to consider residencies and fellowships but I can barely get myself to finish school, let alone thinking about doing residencies and fellowships. I don’t know. Not to mention the world is probably ending in 2012. Why can’t it wait another 10 years, I haven’t even started living yet.

Anyway, goal is to finish studying all of Transplant today and do Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD tomorrow. I know I’m being unrealistic here but I gotta get started on this crap or I’m screwed.

Russell Peters tonight! I’m so freaking excited. I missed out on seeing him last year because I was too cheap to shell out $65/$45 for tix. But this time it’s right at home (NU) and tix were only $10 and all the money goes to Japanese Red Cross. So of course, I’m all about doing things for a good cause ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully I can click a few good pics and post them up here tonight or tomorrow. If not, “somebody’s gonna get a hurt real bad tonight.” ;o)