Raspberry Pecan Blondies

Oof.  We are nearly 2 months into intern year, and I can’t believe it.

Passage of time, y’all.  It’s a real thing.  Most days of this job are pretty fantastic.  I’m surrounded by incredibly intelligent people who all know more than me about medicine.  I’ve met some amazing patients who I want to keep visiting every day even when I’m not on their service anymore.  Half of my patients so far have been babies who don’t know who I am and don’t care because I’m not the person who feeds them, but that’s fine.   (more…)


Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Can we talk for a second about the fact that it’s the end of October? 

I know it’s the end of October because of these things:

1. We turned our AC off a few days ago…and maybs won’t have to turn it on again?  Actually this is more typical of December in Texas, but we’ll take it. (more…)

German Chocolate Bundt Cake

Wanna know something rad?

Monday night, I wanted to see my best friend Hannah. So… we just called (who are we kidding? texted) each other and made plans to see each other. She came over, brought The Weatherman, and we all hate-watched The Bachelorette over one-too-many cocktails. (JK. Never too many cocktails).

I tell you what. This whole Living in the Same City as Your Best Friend thing is the best.


Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cookies

Friends, I’ve recently come to a realization.

By this I mean: I’ve finally acknowledged something that has basically always been true about me. I’ve just been a bit too much of a snob to admit to it.

Maybe it’s my recent shameless embrace of pop music (Call Me Maybe plays at least three times a day. Anything by One Direction gets the volume cranked up and is, most likely, repeated. Justin Bieber is the king of my ipod/computer/car stereo.) that has pushed me to this point. Maybe I’m just growing up and letting myself like the things I like without judging myself for them. Maybe my standards have really fallen as a result of law school-fried brains. Who knows.

All I know is: I am unabashedly a Young Adult Fiction reader. Trashy Teen Lit? Gimme some of that!


Caramel Turtle Cake

I can count the number of times I’ve left my house since last Wednesday on my hands.

I came home from celebrating the end of my 2L year (with Blue Moon pitchers and cheese fries. As it should be), got in bed, and pretty much never left.

I have watched everything on the internetz. Literally everything. I started watching shows I’ve never heard of because I can. Because I signed up for Hulu+ (Hulu Plus? HuluPlus?) in the last week of finals like a totally dedicated student. I’ve watched movies that didn’t even make it to DVD. Because those are on Hulu+. I’m not proud. I’m also not unproud. I’m ambivalent to my low standards for entertainment.

So I don’t feel totally worthless, I sometimes get up and go to yoga. I promptly get back in bed once I return, though.

…this is the upside of grad school. This week of pure, unadulterated lazy.


Sour Cream Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream and Pecan Brittle

So, I’m writing this post.

I think we can all agree that writing this post is not studying for Wills and Estates.

Which means that I am doing pretty much the opposite of what I should be doing right now.

What has me in such a rebellious, study-schedule-defying mood?

It’s my roommate, my second of two friends, my hip attachment’s 24th birthday today. So she gets a blog post. And it’s gonna be all Roomz all the way.