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Tag Archives: Romance

And I Won’t Come Down

I am exhausted – physically and emotionally. That is what absolute, unfiltered joy does to a person. Yesterday, in a room of my peers, sitting next to people I’d known … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

The Music Plays On

Did I match? Read the title of the email. Congratulations!  You have matched! Read the body. I feel like dancing! (But instead, I will admit two more patients and coordinate … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

Sing It Solo

Mr. Whine has been the esteemed night float senior for the cardiology service this week.  (Read: Most often turfed to medicine resident in the hospital. ” Troponin?  You need to fix … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sing It Sappily

I look out over the airplane wing, swirl the ice in my Sprite Zero, and drop my head on Mr. Whine’s shoulder. “It’s so haaaaard,” I say, half speaking, half … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

You Know, It Makes Me Wanna….

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! Ms. Mullberry Whine has just finished her LAST RESIDENCY INTERVIEW. Seriously. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. Singing (in the elevator) and shouting (into the hotel-room pillow) and celebrating (with chocolate, almonds, and … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 17 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Baubles, Bows, and Curves

Fashion and appearances in general have been on my mind the last few months –  peripherally, of course – as I slog through residency interviews. To be fair, I’m going into … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sticking My Neck Out

“Mullberry, what is this!?” “Hmm?  What’s what?” “Honey, you can’t do this!” Mr. Whine thunders in from the bedroom and thrusts his iPod into my lap.  I set aside my … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sing It Study-time

I do so enjoy the incomparable sound of Mr. Ray Charles. I also enjoyed the state of Georgia in the time my family was stationed there, during my early childhood. … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Favorite Things Flaunty

I, like all of my pleasantly demented patients, like pearls.  I have three pairs of earrings which I wear to work each day on a rotating basis – little white pearls, … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 9 Comments

Favorite Things Film

Whenever I do something clumsy (which is actually quite often)  – I may be heard to exclaim – “OH, DAY-VID!” – simply because of this movie. The AFI has listed this … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

Radioactive Read

“What are you reading?” Dr. Ductal asks as we walk Mrs. Jones to the front desk. The 80-something’s face turns as red as her irradiated breast as she tottles towards … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Favorite Things Festive

I recently took one more step in that walk toward 30 years of age (not that I’m counting), and like all good moves, this one was rewarded – with a … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Are We Sober Yet?

Me:  I did a couple of therapeutic para’s* today.  They were a cinch. Mr Whine:  Oh yeah?  Were they frequent fliers? Me:  Yep.  Didn’t even flinch.  The one comes in … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 14 Comments

Favorite Things Flatware

The Whine flatware philosophy is one of mix and match.  Mr. Whine and I long ago bought a setting for two in a bright, borderline gawdy Turkish pattern, and have … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · Leave a comment


“We’ve been trying for 3 years now.  It’s so frustrating.  Sometimes I think maybe it’s just that we’re too stressed about it, you know?” I rest my hand on the … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 8 Comments

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