Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It is finished. Almost.

Graduation: Basic sciences=GOING HOME!
We're going home! The proof is in the photo! After completing 5 terms of bookwork and beaches, Ed completed the first half of medical school.

The hardest part is yet to come: Step 1, a comprehensive 8 hour exam covering all of the material thusfar learned. This should take place sometime in late fall, in Phoenix.

After that, the fun begins, Ed begins clinical rotations!
Please note: Ed wants everyone to know he is NOT yet a doctor! Despite the fancy photo!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Carnival: You should experience it exactly once.


My first experience was in Argentina, over 20 years ago. I was introduced to this tradition by the water bombs that flew out of a school bus and hit me squarely on the back of the head as I rode my bike through the streets of Tandil. I should have learned my lesson. But, as you can see, I did not.

Last year's Parade theme: Respect da troupe!

This years parade theme:"NO-BOD-EE MOOOOOOOOVE!

Undoubtedly my favorite moment of the parade....watching the trusty librarian getting her groove on.

This guy did a very special dance just for me.
I don't know what they are doing, but that concrete has to hurt!

My second experience was also my third, fourth and fifth at the same time. The parade, which was a total of 4 "floats" circled around the island for about 3 hours. Two days in a row. I went to see it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, I went to say goodbye to a friend at the airport, and got caught in it my fourth. After an hour or so, I thought It was all over. But the parade circled around and trapped me in a parking space at the airport, so I saw it again.

I just wanted to show you that there is a Hummer on this tiny island.

I should have been walking with this group. I, too, am a carnival survivor

More videos will appear later today....keep posted....