Sep 21, 2010

Blow me away...

For the uninitiated, that there below is Brooklyn. More specifically, it's near the part of Brooklyn *I live in*.

And that, over on yonder screen, is a frigging tornado.

I try not to ask for much, guys... I mean, some school-love every now and then, a pat on the back from an attending, unchecked wealth and power... what I'm saying is I'm an ask-not sort of gal.

But I don't think it's asking too much to ask *tornadoes* to stay out of my hood.

I lived in California; I accepted that earthquakes are part of the package.
I lived in North Carolina; I accepted that hurricanes are part of the package.
I lived in Grenada; I accepted that hurricanes are part of the package though we inexplicably got an earthquake too. Maybe it's me.
I live in Brooklyn, I accept crime, the warm smell of dog piss on the streets in the summer, and the potential to freeze to death in the winter if you can't find a cab. My point is, TORNADOES ARE NOT PART OF THE EQUATION.

And in truth, tornadoes are rarely the part of any of my equations because they scare the crap out of me.

So basically, while I was passing hours on call down at Coney, just as I was let out (of course), I hear what I had believed to be a truck backing into a loading dock. Turns out that was just the thunder. When I get home to my street, the front of one building is off, there's tree wreckage everywhere, the fence has been blown up the street, and my walls had dirt streaked on them because the wind kicked up the dust from the screens. Whoa.

In other news, I'm doing my medicine sub internship right now, which is a rough commute, topped by trying to get a job at night, topped by scheduling residency interviews (it's that time, kids!), which leaves me no time to do laundry.

On the residency front, I kicked out 57 applications for that field that I love and am just waiting for my letters of recommendation to be scanned in so that my application can finally be complete. Huzzah! I've heard back from three programs so far, two offering interviews, and one stating they will schedule and interview for me when my LORs come back in, so I'm calling that one a half interview.


Spice Island Queen said...

Sounds like your residency apps are off to a great start! Congrats on the 2 and 1/2 so far.... Sorry about the Tornado. It must be you. I lived in NY for 8 years and the worst I saw were ice storms and brown-outs, not any fun either, but less likely to blow you away. Hang in there!

S said...

Wow, I can't believe you're already getting residency interviews! I've been reading your blog religiously since before I started at SGU [THANK YOU, btw- I don't think I would've made it through without your wisdom] and it's crazy to think that you're coming up on the tail end of this experience. Good luck with everything!

Robert K. Blechman said...

You should see what it did to Forest Hills! The "micro burst" killed so many trees that we're thinking of renaming it just "Hills"!