Thursday, January 29, 2009

Slowly Going Crazy...

Ah! My medical school interview was a little over two weeks ago, and I still haven't heard anything! So that probably means I am either on the waitlist again, or I'm receiving a letter of reapplication. So that means not only am I going crazy right now waiting on the letter, but I probably will be going crazy for the next 8 months if I'm put on the waitlist again. Oh the torture!

On top of that, I'm taking the MCAT tomorrow. It's like 6 straight hours of having your teeth drilled on- yes, it's that bad. I'm starting to wonder why in the world I put myself through all this...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Here are the instructions: Go to the place where you store all of your pictures on your computer and open up the 4th folder. Open the 4th picture. Post the picture and give an explanation. Tag 4 people!
The fourth folder in my pictures is "College Days", if that tells you anything. I think this is New Year's Eve at a friend's house in Ada, and we were playing some game. But there's a Christmas tree in the pic, so maybe it was before a Chi O formal. I don't remember :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Day in History

I am so proud to have witnessed a day in history yesterday as our country inaugurated its first black president. Whether or not you like him, support him, or voted for him, you have to realize the significance of this day. May 17th, 1954 gave us Brown vs Board of Education- a monumental Supreme Court ruling that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." December 1st, 1955 is the day documented for when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus. A mere 55 years ago, black people were considered unequal and inferior, and yesterday a black man became president of the greatest country in the world.

As I watched President Obama take his oath and deliver his first speech as the leader of the free world, I felt my eyes start to water a little. My emotions weren't because of his words, but from the pride I felt at that moment- pride in my country for moving forward and seeing Barack Obama not as a black man, but as a potential leader for our country. And I was reminded that if the Democratic nominee had not been a black man, it would have been a women- another first for our country.

So as we move forward, making history as we go, I have more pride for my country than I ever have before. And I pray for the success of our new government, lead by President Barack Obama, because our success depends on it.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Third Time's A Charm?

Well, I had my interview last week for medical school. I wasn't very nervous, mostly anxious, and I felt like it went pretty well. But I thought I did fine the last two years also, so who knows. I should have one of three letter delivered- hopefully- by next Friday. I will either receive a letter of reapplication (their nice way of saying thanks but no thanks), a letter putting me on the waitlist (again), or a letter of acceptance- which is the only one delivered by UPS. So pray that that big brown truck shoes up at my house sometime in the next two weeks :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In Case You Were Wondering

These are the shoes that have caused all the drama :)

Big Time Stress...

Lately, a pair of brown suede Puma's have been the center of all of my focus. Odd, I know, but here's the story. I got the brown suede Puma's from my sister for Christmas, and I was so stoked because I had been wanting them for a month. The thing is, they were a size too small. So the Saturday after Christmas, I took them back to trade them for the bigger size. Well, they are a discontinued style and FinishLine didn't have them in store anymore. So they told me to return them and they would give me a gift card that I could take home and use to order the shoes from the FinishLine website. As luck would have it, I got home and I could not order the shoes online. When I went back into the store, they had sold mine. So I was ticked. To make a long story short, I got the store manager involved, threw a fit, and my shoes were supposed to be in last week. As of Saturday, I still hadn't received a call to alert me that my shoes were in. So I called FinishLine and they told me they were there. Yay! So yesterday I went during my lunch hour to go pick up my shoes. Surprise, surprise, they weren't there. After once again calling on the store manager, he discovered that the store in Arkansas that was supposed to be sending them to Tulsa for me, never shipped them. My shoes were still sitting in the back room, waiting to be united with their new owner. He relayed my anger onto the store manager there, and they were supposed to be in the mail that day to arrive in Tulsa no later then tomorrow. Ha, we'll see.

So, needless to say, I was not very happy as I hustled back across town to be at work before my hour was up. Then I felt my phone vibrate. It was a voice message (I don't know how I missed the call) from OSU asking me to call them back. When I did, they told me there was a cancellation in their interview schedule for tomorrow, could I come? OF COURSE I CAN! This is my life, my future, and I will do whatever it takes to be there! Luckily, my boss is super understanding and let me off with only 2 days notice. Then I went last night and bought a new black suit with a royal blue shirt to go with it. Then I bought some smokin' hot blue high heels to top it all off! So tonight I have to prepare myself for the interview and hopefully tomorrow will be a success!

It is all very exciting, but stressful too. So please send your prayers my way, and I'll give you a discount someday at my practice :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Catching Up On Christmas...

Whew, life has finally slowed down from the busy holiday season. In addition to starting a new job- which I love!- the Hayden's schedule was packed full of family festivities. The weekend before Christmas, we had dinner with my mom's family. That group consists of my grandparents, their 4 kids and spouses, 11 grandkids, and 3 great grandkids- so needless to say, we had a full house. Then Monday night, we went with my mom, dad, and sister to Muskogee. It is a long-standing family tradition to eat at El Chico's and drive through Honor Heights Park to see all the Christmas lights. A few years ago we added the Castle's inflatible tour too. We always have a lot of fun doing that. (Except Drew, who could do without the singing of Christmas carols the whole frive there and back!) I had to work a half day on Wednesday, and when I got off work we made the 3 hour drive to see Drew's dad's family in Wichita, Kansas. We ate dinner with most of his family Christmas eve and opened presents with his dad and brother Christmas morning. Then we ate lunch at another aunt's house and headed home about 5pm or so. I had to work again on Friday and we spent Friday evening opening presents with my mom and dad. We spent the evening over there eating dinner, opening presents, and watching Fred Clause (which I loved!) Saturday was spent having Christmas with my dad's equally large family (my grandparents, their 4 kids and spouses, 20 grandkids, 6 great grandkids) eating, playing dirty santa, and playing games. All of the cousins are right around the same age, so we always have a really good time (especially when the wine starts flowing!) Then on Sunday, Drew and I drove to Oklahoma City for his mom's family festivities. We played Dirty Santa at his aunt's house and spent the afternoon catching up with his family. Then we had his cousin's wedding reception at 7pm at a Brazilian restaurant downtown. We didn't get home till almost midnight, just to start another week. We had a lot of fun and got a lot of good presents, but I'm glad the business has subsided.