Sunday brunch was not so great today. Mainly because I didn't get to choose the venue. =P
No, really though. I'm not sure whether it was the scrambled eggs or mimosas, but my tummy hasn't been happy all day. I really shouldn't be drinking cocktails with artificial fruit juice, anyway. Nothing good ever comes out of those kinds of mixed drinks. My stomach has turned into a fruit snob, in addition to a beer snob.
But it was good to see these friends again. I got together with two sassy ladies from my undergraduate days. It's nice to talk to people who are not necessarily on the medical track in life, but are equally driven to do whatever they want to do. One of them is going to make that big move from California to New York City in one month. I think she wanted a change in life, and will also prepare to apply to schools for her Master's in Business Administration. The other friend is going to work her way towards law school, eventually.
One of the things we talked about was where to go for grad school. For medical schools, I think my chosen schools are evenly distributed across *most* of the country. The caveat is that I have not applied to very many schools in the Midwest. Many of those schools favor people who are local or residents of nearby states (which is fine), so it seemed like a waste to apply to those schools. Anyway, I have been pretty tight-lipped about which specific schools I picked...aside from the obvious California schools. Usually I just tell people that most of my preferred schools are in California and on the east coast." I dunno why, I guess I'm just very private about these things.
Anytime I mention "east coast," someone always assumes I'm aiming to be in New York City and inevitably says: "Oh, you'll fit in just fine in New York City."
"What? You too? Why?" (I finally asked why)
"Well, people in NYC are very blunt. They are very 'to the point.' And, they don't care what other people think about them because they have an 'I'm from New York, so whatever,' attitude." (I don't know how accurate that is...But this is what I'm told from people who have been/lived there)
"Soooo basically.......I'm an asshole."
So there you have it, I'm a jerk. :D
Just kidding, I'm not, really. I did notice that my blunt-ness became more pronounced in college. I think it may have come from working with anesthesiologists (researchers and practicing doctors) all day. Something about their personalities just brought that out in me. I've also become a lot more sarcastic. Unfortunately, these types of personality traits are not always well-received in the working-world, so I only let those aspects out when I'm around people I know well.
Anyway, it was fun to see these people again. I got stuck on one of my secondary essays and have not been particularly good at motivating myself to write this week for various reasons. Will try to reboot myself once these crummy mimosas are out of my system.