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The year in review... - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
The year in review...
I came, I saw, I wrote a journal entry.
Angel got me a T-shirt that reads "I'm blogging this", which is muchly entertaining. José the financial aid wizard has made my student loans process properly. I spent New Year's where I always spend New Years: at a party in Indianapolis that serves sparkling fruit juice for the ball drop and bans alcohol from the premises. I ran B-movie, as usual; the highlight this year being that I now understand how Gadgets are generated, so I forced my players to construct a Plutonium Irradiation Extractor from pencils, silk stockings, green paint, wire, and rope. It was their idea to use the power lines instead of batteries to power it; I am not responsible for the ensuing hilarity. I slept little. I was exhausted when I finished.
It was good. Good to see people. Good to play under Z'wad, who taught me once upon a time what a truly excellent gaming experience is like. Good to get away.

Good, also, to make my way to my mailbox and find in it (after much finagling with long objects, to make up for having forgotten my mailbox key) a flimsy green sheet of paper, my evaluation from $other_residency, where I am now certain my first choice lies. "A good knowledge base and the skill to apply it. Compassionate and good with patients." Honors pass. They like me. My heart was lifted and my decision sealed.

Struggled with the Internet and dual-routers at my father's house, I think it's working now to the limits of our ability. Comcast is smoking crack and insists on a service call despite our personal knowledge that his cable modem needs replaced.

Still have not heard back from Dr. B, and have now decided that I am not staying here. We will rent a house or large apartment wherever I wind up, until we sell this house - however long that takes. I am also not going to give up our plans to go to France for a week or so, though we must purchase tickets soon. I suppose, at this point, I will get in touch with him in early February.

I have my things for Nicaragua. We bought a cheap camera so that when I fall in the river I am not shorting out the good one. I will get my mother's backpack with frame from her tonight, and pack in it. I have my checklist. I have my reservations for the Albuquerque meeting, and I have my e-tickets to get there. What a jet-setter I'm turning out to be! And my mother feared for my sociability as a child.

I am leaving, O Best Beloved, on Thursday morning, January 6th. I will return on January 25th. I will possiblydrop a note from an internet café in Managua before I leave for Ocotal or after I return, but I would not count on it. I will be more silent, even, than I was this last month of December. But I am taking a brand-new Moleskine pocketbook full of excitingly blank pages, and perhaps I will transcribe every word.
I am leaving, and I have been so accustomed to being at home. I am leaving and my Angel will not be beside me. I know, I remember, that I was so very busy I did not have time always to be lonely, but I remember also hanging rosebushes curtaining glass-topped walls; dramatic cathedrals; stars so close and so beautiful that I wished only to share them. I remember and I wish he were coming.
I am leaving, but we leave to return. And I shall.

now feeling:: nervous nervous

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loonyatcbh From: loonyatcbh Date: January 4th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Happy new year, happy travels, happy homecoming and moving and everything else.

*hugs* Sorry to not have been with you guys at New Year's, but it was all for the best. More on that later... :)
jillofthejungle From: jillofthejungle Date: January 4th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Have fun in Albuquerque. :) Despite how dreary it might appear, there's a few good spots there to visit if you have some extra time. The zoo is fantastic, if you'll forgive me for being biased. ^.^ And keep an eye on the freeway during rush hour - it's such a confusing pain in the neck by itself, let alone when everyone's rushing to and from work.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: January 4th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
You wouldn't happen to be near enough to there that you'd be interested in entertaining me for a bit one day, would you? :)
jillofthejungle From: jillofthejungle Date: January 5th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'm back in Las Cruces again. :) Another 200 miles south of Albuquerque, otherwise I would have already offered. ^.^ Dang it.
daxayl From: daxayl Date: January 4th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)


Sorry I missed you on New years...I have christmas cards for people...if I get around to seeing them. Good luck on your trip (not that you need it). *snugglez*
tyomniye From: tyomniye Date: January 4th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
be safe, have a good trip.. thanks for everything this weekend... I'll miss you.. *snugs*
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: January 4th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'll miss you too. I wish I could've done more.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 5th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC) (etched in stone)


Hi Nykki it's just Josh it was nice to see you and Matt again I'll pray you have a safe journey. I just didn't realize you be leaving so soon seemed to sneak up on me . Are we role playing friday? if so it wont feel right with out you. Glad to hear about your good review it must be nice to know where you'll be going now. Is it close or are you going to have to move far away. Sorry for alll the questions. All I really wanted to do was wish you a safe trip. and give you big Josh hugs
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