Thursday, February 04, 2010

i'll get you, my pretties . . .

parade of shoes
for once, it wasn't the pretty dresses and interesting tops that caught my eye in the newest anthro catalog. instead, i was distracted . . . by the shoes.

big platform clodhoppers? YES, YES, a thousand times YES!! i've been wearing (and loving) shoes like this for the past decade-plus, whether they were in style or not. being 5'1" on a tall day, i don't do flats, unless they are running shoes. if i'm dressed up, you can usually hear me coming from down the hall.

finally, it looks like the days of pages upon pages of crepe-soled ballet slippers are over and the CLOMPERS i adore are back!

just look:

tall grass platforms are pricey, but i love the color

hearthside wedges are a practical pair that look like they are going fast

the cherry juice heels quite literally make me hungry.

bette wedges i think would pair well with denim.

these eggshell wedges look slightly nautical to me

and finally, these bee flower wedges are just fun.

obviously i can't have them all (i guess). but i think that after my last shift is over this week, one of these pairs is going to come home to me as a reward for making it through! and thinking about which one will help get me through the next 2 call nights.

push it
i think i'm going to survive -- there are just two more! today is also a clinic day, which means a longer shift. tomorrow night will be the much awaited second local blogger event -- can't wait to reunite with some of my favorite triangle bloggers!

off to work . . . dreams of platforms dancing around in my head.

Q&A of the day
"i've always wondered . . . What was Josh doing before he went to medical school?"

unlike boring me who went straight through, josh took a long and winding road to his current path to become a surgeon. it took me years to get it straight, but here goes:

graduated from duke with civil engineering/art history degree

taught high school physics for 1-2 years at a boarding school in perkiomen, PA

worked for raytheon for 2-3 years in DC doing computer programming

attended graduate school in computer science and received masters from U of Illinois, during which time he decided that he wanted to go to medical school

took post-bac classes at night and applied while in grad school, matriculating at duke med in 2002!

pretty amazing, huh?



workout: 30 day shred level 1 + 20 minute hip-opening yoga flow from yogadownload.

reading: none -- i spent hours working on annoying paperwork for my NC medical license app instead. luckily, residency trains you VERY well to jump through hoops + fill out forms.


  1. LOVE the hearthside and eggshell! I may have to get them for myself :)

  2. I had NO idea Josh double majored in art history!

  3. Wow, Josh has done quite a lot in his life so far. My vote is for the green shoes at the top.

  4. Anonymous4:42 PM

    josh certainly has been busy! i've actually debated about teaching h.s. physics and working for raytheon as gap years before med school. how coincidental

    and i think i would break both ankles if i wore any of those shoes haha

  5. How do you walk in those wedges?! I would fall flat on my face Although they are cute :) So interesting to learn about Josh - he's coming tomorrow, right?

  6. So how many years of post BS schooling has he had? That's amazing!

  7. Can't WAIT to see you!!!!! It's been far too long.

    I used to wear heals all the time in high school. Now it's old stinky running shoes everywhere or flip flops.

  8. Anonymous10:07 PM

    Yes, that makes me happy too! I just cant do stilettos, and I am 5'2 on a good day. I typically wear Clarks - so not cute but practical for the hospital.

  9. atilla10:36 PM

    not to brag on Josh but how about put up a satellite for the Chinese gov't and just for fun climbed MT Fuji

  10. I'm not a shoe girl at all, but I like the orange/pink ones the best? Maybe? You should probably go with someone else's opinion!

    Josh is so cool!! haha. What high school did he teach at? It has to be super close to me! And he went to the University of Illinois as well? My home state! I appreciate Josh much more now. :) Plus I think it's awesome that he did lots of other stuff before going to med school...not that you have to do that to be amazing since you're living proof, but just saying. :)

    We get our own blogger meet up in two weeks, right? Still on?

  11. Ooh, I LOVE big chunky shoes too! :) Esp platforms! I hope we can go shopping next time I'm in town. Or at least hit up Local Yogurt! We may be back end of the month!

  12. I'm so glad that when I changed my career it did not involve going back to school for...forever. Go Josh!

  13. Civil history....Comp Sci....Medicine-->that too a surgeon!! love your hubby's insatiable drive to learn and then some more!! :D wondering--what made him pursue medicine tho?!!