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!


Carl Zoch said...

stoked for you guys!!!! :)

Laura Reese said...

Thanks, me too!
Now it's yet another reason for you and Cara to come up to Portland as often as you can!

Cara said...

Woo hoo! I think we saw you more often in Portland than Tulsa anyway so this works out splendid. So happy you got to go where you wanted! Are Keith and Betsy buying your house?! Haha. They should.

Laura Reese said...

We've talked to them about renting it, so they might do that! We're giving it a chance to sell first, but I don't think I'm a very good realtor.