Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hair Plugs

An actual conversation at my garage sale today:

Me: "Good morning, how are you?"
Old Man: "As good as a 73 year old man can be."
He sees Ada's crate which is serving as a table to display my items.
"That's a big crate. What do you have? An Akita?"

I was impressed at his guess, as Ada was unhappily cooped up in the back yard.
"Why yes, we do!"

"I like them. My hair is Akita hair."

I thought, "Whaaaaaaaaaaat?", but said, "Oh, really?"

"Yep. I sent a sample of my hair away and the closest match was Akita hair, so they made me plugs out of it. Do you want to feel it?"

I took his word for it, because apparently I can just go pet Ada and it would be the same.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I just bought us tickets to Vienna. I'm excited, but that was just one of the scariest decisions I've ever made. I feel a little irresponsible and a little intimidated. Also, I realized we'll miss the series finale of Lost. What?!

Whew, I'll get all the jitters out of my system. They're already starting to fade with that confession.

The plan is to start in Vienna and wander through Hallstatt, Venice, Rome, Florence, Naples, Corinth, Delphi, and fly home from Athens. We'll be making those reservations in the next couple weeks, in addition to having a garage sale, packing, and Tulsa family stuff before we go.

The "Relo-cube" will be delivered to our house on April 14th and we'll probably hit the road to Portland on the 15th or 16th. Our goal is to take only one cube thing; the rest of our stuff is to be sold or given away. Do you need anything?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Long Time No Blog

I won't bother with any catch up info because by far the most interesting things are right now!

Thursday was Josh's Match Party. He planned a swanky shin-dig at the newly restored, art deco May Hotel downtown. That place is gorgeous. All the students in his class got there and tried to make small talk and pretend like they were eating and weren't the most nervous they'd ever been.

See, they'd all ranked the places they wanted to be assigned for residency. Then the programs had all ranked the students they'd like to hire. A supercomputer somewhere ran some algorithms and tried to get all the students and all the programs in the whole country their highest choices. Once it finishes - that's that. You go to the place it spits out for you. Everyone in the country finds out at the same time.

Josh planned a pretty excellent reveal. At noon everyone opened a box with a fleece in it. Their name, MD and their assigned program were embroidered on said fleece. It was a hit! Josh should rethink medicine and go into party planning.

Josh's fleece told us that we are going to Providence Milwaukie, which is not in Wisconsin, but rather in Oregon. Woohoo! Yes, we are moving in with my parents.

So now, I have two weeks left to work at the Red Cross and Josh has two papers to write until he's officially done with medical school. We are planning to move in mid/late April. We escaped up to White Rock Mountain immediately after the party to plan all the "last things" to do in Tulsa (which makes me sad), our move (I think we're utilizing those handy moving pods), and a trip to Europe before graduation. I'm starting to pack today!