Wednesday, December 31, 2008
RUN! I ran 3 miles, she joined me for the last mile.
BIKE! We biked 3 miles around Waikiki park and zoo.
SWIM! We swam to the lifeguard tower and back.
Then we collapsed with triumph!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Abs and I went for a run yesterday, then we jumped in the Pacific to cool down, swam about 300 yards. I've been really enjoying Waikiki so far, the water is so warm and calm I love swimming in it. I'm surprised by how many Japanese tourists and high-end fashion stores there are. I think my favorite part is the daily rainbows. I really understand why triathlons are so hip here, because every time you go for a run, you end up so hot and sweaty the only thing you want to do is cool off with a swim!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Hip hip hooray for the power being restored this morning while we were on our hike of Manoa Falls. The waterfall at the end made the hike through the rain worth it. Coming back to power being restored was even more awesome!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I think it's a worthy goal, I want to write my thoughts more regularly, keep people posted on my antics and adventures, so I'm diving in. I actually think it's harder to blog when I do it less then several times a week, I have a high activation energy for writing a blog entry after iIve fallen off the horse for more than a week.
Recently I've been reflecting on what other significant resolutions I would like to make for 2009, any suggestions before 1/1/2009 will be taken into consideration.
*For those of you on my direct email list, I can take you off if this gets really annoying...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
1. I can make fudge! Tasty, moist, yummy fudge that gives you a delightful tummy ache when you eat too much!!!
2. Sugar cookies are a great idea in theory, but the dedication and resilience required to see them through is just too much effort in my opinion for the lack of taste they offer. Perhaps the worst thing about sugar cookies is they require icing, which I do not have the patience to deal with after cutting out and cooking dozens and dozens of sugar cookies.
Pictures to come soon (hopefully)...
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
After my trip back east, I managed to spend a day in southern California while my mom and sister were visiting. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa's early Christmas presents, we spent the morning shopping at Main Place.
Here we are in the parking lot...we jumped the gun a bit, the mall didn't open until 10am but we got there by 9:45...The two brightly colored pashminas are courtesy of my trip to NYC, I picked them up from a street vendor in New York City for $5 each!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
1. Unscripted question –I admit, I get stuck on the old “How are you”. So from now on, I’m going to make a pointed effort to ask people (if I don’t know) where they grew up. CPRS has really helped me to bring my questioning down the ladder of inference at least!
2. Don’t complain –ah this is one of my favorites. I HATE it when people complain; I do think there is a difference between productive and unproductive complaining. Complaining and doing something about it =acceptable.
Just complaining = not acceptable.
3. Count something –Atul is my long-lost twin. What don’t I count? I have recorded every single one of my runs since January 1 of this year, where I run, what time of the day I run, the total distance, and the total time. At work, I count the total number of patients I’ve supported via Consultation Planning and Recording (without looking at my notes, I know its around 60). For BCT.org, I record weekly tallies of how many trials are being coded and how many I still have to work on. As track captain I spent more hours then I am willing to admit counting and recounting in what ways we could place at Heps or beat Yale. I’ve even started recording the time of day I wake up and go to bed to see if my sleep cycles mess up my energy or mood. Ok, maybe I overdo the counting sometimes….
4. Write something –duh why do you think this blog exists?
5. Be an early adopter –I pride myself on this one, here is a list of things I’ve been an early adopter for among my own ‘society’ (i.e., people I know: my family, friends or peer group):
• BLOGGING - writing blogs, reading blogs, commenting on blogs, getting others to write blogs, health care blogs, patient-advocate blogs, political blogs, PCT hike blogs, athletic blogs (In case you didn’t know, I think blogs are the best thing since sliced bread)
• Shutterfly.com photo sharesite
• Geni.com –cool family social networking website
• Using interpreters during CPRS for those who do not speak/understand English
• Nikeplus band (thus my ability to record all the details about my runs)
• Iphone –life changing, democratizing awesomeness
• OBAMAMANIA –April 7th 2007 is when I donated $5 and urged my family to do the same to support Barack Obama’s campaign.
• Photobooks –so cheap, so small, so easy
• Self-publishing (lulu.com) –shout out to Lilly Zhang and her newly published children's book that you can buy on amazon.com
• Working at the UCSF Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer Care –everything at my job is on the forefront of medical care for women with breast cancer thanks to Laura Esserman and the incredible team she has built. Can you tell I love my job?
• Composting –props to my roommates Jaline and Andrea for this one
• Bartering –babysitting for garage space = sweet deal
• In the future: Health informatics –I will be a strong advocate of web-based medical systems as a clinician
In the spirit of change and becoming a positive deviant –do you have an experience in which you were an early adopter? Please use the comments section of this post to tell me about it!
1. Ask an unscripted question
2. Don’t complain
3. Count something
4. Write something
5. Change (Be an early adopter)