‘twas a good weekend.
After finishing a rotation, and taking a butt hard test (family medicine covers just about everything, talk about hard to study for…) All these pent up weekends of chill days just came to a head. One surprise engagement, 3 birthdays celebrated, good fundraisers, good drinks, and great friends.
Look! I even got an awesome EE hat out of it! (those are supposed to be bunny ears). My friend’s band (Environmental Encroachment!) was having a fundraiser for their east tour to NY and Boston and had these bunny hats going, someone took the good ones with leopard-print ears. These bunnies know how to rock out. Their music and community was just what the doctor ordered. Met up with one friend there, and just went with it the whole night, meeting everyone else and making new friends on the spot. Everyone who’s just open and chill, with the fact that absolutely no medical talk/school was had whatsoever. I’m actually not sure how much of the burner (ie burning man) community (and the like) mixes with the stereotypical medical student community, if at all. Anyways, the whole time was pretty badass. Cookout in the middle of the street, playing with fire, setting people on fire, marching band improv, and conversations about nothing with people named Tank, Squeak, Boobless (a guy), and other interesting names that totally rival my utterly mundane one.
Rocking out the sousaphones!
Carlos getting ready for the bunny sacrifice burning!
David and his fire rings…
Cale being awesome at poi (and later trombone and piccolo)
Jodie and her fire fingers!
In any case, as great as it is to hang and catch up with my med buddies (I love you guys) to complain and commiserate ith, it’s equally as important to have a group or two that you can not talk about anything work-related with. Or maybe it’s just me loving to meet new people.
Exhausting weekend. It was a great mix of new, old, and comfortable.
Oh, and Bears won. Heck yeah.