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Jan. 2nd, 2010 | 09:18 am

Well livejournal, you kinda suck, and I'm leaving to blogspot. Harsh, I know, but it's gotta happen.

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Nov. 16th, 2009 | 02:37 am

It's 2:30 in the morning and I don't think I'm going to sleep anytime soon. Just got home from the lab a bit ago after reading papers on the different proposed methods of cell death caused by chloroquine. I was actually super into it. Kind of pathetic.

Today I went to dim sum for the first time since I was a kid, when I was scolded by the grumpy Chinese lady with the cart who told me that whatever was in the mysterious round pot (I'm thinking chicken feet??), was NOT for me (Zoe the whitey).

Recent obsession with black licorice. Shall I say recent obsession that has recurred.

Coincidental occurrences must not be misconstrued to mean fate.

Wrong Turn 3 a pathetic excuse for a horror/gore movie. Curry mediocre (not enough raisins, not enough curry), egg nog excellent, as usual.

Marketing techniques seduced my into buying a pair of Seven Jeans, even though they were still way too expensive. Good new is, I now have an ass (albeit small)!! To rationalize it, expensive jeans are still FAR less expensive than ass implants. Now, how do I rationalize my new snow boots when the snow doesn't come?! HUH?! There better be some god damn snowwwww.

In more exciting news, I got a haircut today. God how I love short hair.

I've been eating so much lately. Perhaps I'm preggers. Where are the pickles? I WANT THE PICKLES NOW. But not the preserved eggs in the rice pudding at dim sum. Asian people eat eggs in funny ways.

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Nov. 2nd, 2009 | 09:29 am

Halloween was fun. I was a paramedic (staying with the healthcare field theme). Boring? Yes. Free costume (courtesy of yang)? Yes. Short skirt? Yes. And I save lives, so you can't really beat that.

Also, two big events. #1: I made soup in my crock pot, and I'm super stoked to eat it tonight. #2: I'm going to seattle to visit Beth and Matt this weekend. That's right, I'm actually doing something on a weekend other than working! Very uncharacteristically Zoe. I haven't been up to Seattle in years, so it will be nice to visit. I might be more excited for the soup, though, but we all know that is only because I have issues. With food....and stuff.

Saw the most amazing thing at safeway last night. Two very large women were in line buying their groceries. Said groceries consisted of: value packs of Ramen noodles, a gallon of ice cream, candy bars, chocolate syrup, white bread, and other foods that represent that part od the food pyramid from which you're only you eat "sparingly." One of them noticed a travel size of Bayer aspirin and ended up buying that as well, as her doctor had told her it would be "good for her heart." Oh, the IRONY.

Plans to move to Canada are coming along nicely.

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Oct. 29th, 2009 | 09:43 am

Am noticing lately that I no longer hum or sing. Am wondering why. Am missing piano.


I have decided that I'm going to move to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada. I know, why is Zoe moving to Canada when she hates the Canadians? I'm not sure, but somehow, I have a desire to move to this semi-arid climate with averages of -30 degrees in the winter and a population of 20,000 people. You can observe the northern lights--something I've always wanted to see. Ill work as a secretary for one of the diamond mines. Yes, there are diamond mines! OH, and Les Stroud, host of Survivorman, is from there, so maybe ill get to see him! I'll take a picture. I hope to pick up a genuine Canadian accent and marry and Inuit.

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Oct. 28th, 2009 | 01:39 am

The months fly by in my exciting life and I simply forget to update my blog. Because everyone's so interested...

Europe was fabulous. I must move there. Just the little hindrance of learning German. No big, right? I've totally mastered the guttural r, and that's gotta be the hardest thing.

My computer is slowly dying. It now must be plugged in to the wall to work (the battery won't charge) and I have to use a mouse. I'm not paying nearly $400 to fix these two minor problems...it's just annoying.

I've been working way, way too much. When I complained before, I really had no idea. It's like...over 60 hrs/week now, and it's ridiculous. But I do get to buy things...

Jaleh keeps renting this depressing documentaries about disadvantaged children on Netflix. When I say disadvantaged...I mean, well, homeless runaways, or bound for prostitution...I'm not talking growing up on the wrong sides of the tracks in Roseburg disadvantaged. I sit on my leather couch in my condo with crown molding and I feel a little more than guilty.

Any vestige of witticism that I once had is fading rapidly, and along with it my integrity. Why's that, you ask? I recently received my one year pin at Banana Republic. Nuff said.

Is it really nearly 2 am? Hum. Where did the time go?

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Sep. 26th, 2009 | 11:42 pm

I have been thinking a lot about things, but I'm not sure exactly what my thoughts are... As usual, everything in my mind is a jumbled, incoherent mess. I feel I should be recording my unimportant thoughts more often, however, as they will perhaps be amusing as I read over them when I'm eighty.

Writing med school secondary essays may perhaps be worse than the primaries. Ugh... I feel so unoriginal and bland--like a baked potato. To get into med school, I'm going to need chili, cheese, AND sour cream. Possibly chives, too. Oh, and a wee bit o' bacon. How do I fit all of that into a fucking essay?

I've been working WAY too much, and it's upsetting me. This week I'm scheduled for 58 hours, and that's way more than any human can handle while maintaining sanity. Luckily for me, I'm already insane, so I should have no problems.

Still trudging through Brothers Karamazov. It's very, very dense. I'll get really into it, read about ten pages, and then being exhausted, realizing I've just red ten pages of some intense philosophical diatribe. Very interesting, but hard to get through.

Ugh, I had such high hopes for this post. Perhaps a more witty one when I'm less tired.

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Sep. 18th, 2009 | 05:20 pm

Last night a guy, probably drunk, stoned, or both, asked me if I was Norwegian. I was offended, actually, and told him I was German. Psh....Norwegian.

Talking about europe, I'm going there in a bit over two weeks. So excited!!!! Except I have nothing to wear, and this is a problem. I was attempting to learn german, but then just got really pissed off at trying to pronounce the various inflections of the gutteral "r." So, I returned "Learn german in four easy steps" and bought some nice foundation from estee lauder. I feel its more important to be pretty than educated when traveling in a foreign country.

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Sep. 8th, 2009 | 11:18 pm

MCAT scores good. Zoe happy. I will get in somewhere, assuming I don't dress like a homeless person and act like Zoe in my interview...

Now I get to go shopping for an interview suit!!! Or...maybe I shouldn't get so ahead of myself...

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Sep. 8th, 2009 | 05:17 pm

I have this amazing ability to waste time. Mcat scores not up yet. I had someone check for me, because I'm a yellow bellied pansy. I don't think that's the correct colloquialism. Hum...

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Sep. 7th, 2009 | 11:20 pm

I spent labor day laboring away, as usual.

MCAT scores back tomorrow, and I'm not sure if I can check them. I'm really serious. Having spend $500 dollars on apps, it's a very scary prospect, indeed. I finally got a personal statement that I kind of liked, and I figured that it most likely wasn't getting any better than that.

Got a new phone, a snazzy Blackberry. No, it's not an iPhone, and yes, I will get carpal tunnel from typing in the infinitesimally small keys.

I've been commuting to work by bike every day for the past two weeks or so. It's such a great workout, and SO addicting!! I do get a little sweaty, but no one really likes me anyway, so my BO shouldn't make such a difference. Most of my nearly 4-mile ride to the lab is along the waterfront, and it's the best part of my day. No question. It's times like these when I could never imagine myself ever leaving Portland. It's so lovely.

Not much else is new in Zoe's life, but that is to be expected. I did get a fabulous new haircut, and have bangs that I actually like for the first time in my life. I can't even imagine having long hair these days. Absolutely insufferable. Ok, maybe an overstatement, but all the same.

I'm reading The Brothers Karamazov (slowly, for the second time, with a better translation) and I came upon something that I can completely relate with. Amazing how great literature has concepts still relevant to any era. Anyway, so at one point says that her love of humanity grows and grows with each passing day, yet the more it grows, the more she hates individual man himself. It sounds awful, it sounds HORRIBLE, but how true I find it.

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