Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'm Back!

Hello internet world!

(Be prepared for a photo-heavy post!)

Sorry for so few posts in the month of January and no posts in February until today! I'm not sure if you all know, but I am in the process of applying to medical school and have just passed over the last big hump - the interviews... dun dun duuuunnn...! I had a couple interviews last year during the fall and winter, but the bulk of them occurred during the last week and a half when I took a trip to the New York/Boston area. I would love to go to school in New York City, although I have no problem going to the brand spankin' new campus here in Denver. I actually didn't take a great many photos during the trip, but here are some:


The famous lobby of Grand Central Station. Ahhh... the hustle and bustle of NYC...


This is me, my dad's Aunty Amy, my dad, and my dad's cousin Kenneth (from left to right) at a really yummy Burmese restaurant in Greenwich Village.


Mmmm... dessert at a cake shop in Little Italy. Black Forest cake and almond-flavored hot chocolate. Both were delicious! I actually don't like cherries in candy or cake, and had completely forgotten that Black Forest cake contained cherries, but there wasn't very many in that slice. Mixing the whipped cream into the hot chocolate made it overflow - it didn't come that messy :)

A huge food market under the 59th Street Bridge. The place is absolutely beautiful and a lot of their food is labeled by country of origin, which makes it interesting to look around. I've read that it's a little over-priced, which doesn't really surprise me, since it looks so high-end. Obviously, the (really huge) chocolate section was my favorite part. There were shelves and shelves of chocolate from all over the world.


One of the places I interviewed was at Columbia P&S. I was born in Babies Hospital at the Columbia campus, but my family and I moved to Colorado when I was only 3 years old.


A couple medical students at Columbia ate lunch with all the interviewees on the 10th floor of Bard Hall, Columbia's dorm. The view from the 10th floor terrace of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge was beautiful :)

Of course, I had to check out a yarn shop in the city and Knitty City was the closest to our hotel:



It was small, but it had a lot of really cool yarns I hadn't ever seen in person, including Malabrigo, Dream in Color, Claudia Hand Painted, Koigu, and Lorna's Laces. I picked up one skein of Sheep Shop Yarn Company Sheep Number One in color GO4P



and one skein of Madeline Tosh Worsted in Ginger.



After my interview in Boston, my dad and I visited Walden Pond near Concord, MA. It was quietly pretty and very peaceful. Struggling across the ice-covered trail path, we made it all the way around the pond, managing to fall once each.



But, even though my trip to the East Coast was fun, it was nice to be back home, in my own bed and not having to live out of a suitcase :)

As for a knitting update (with no pictures... sorry!), I am almost done with my Jayne hat. I've decided to frog the earflaps because I made them too huge! They keep knocking into my shoulders, so I'm going to decrease the number of stitches I pick up. Then I just have to make the pom pom and weave in the ends :) During my trip I brought along some simple knitting - Lionbrand Homespun to make a second Scrunchable Scarf. I kind of like how the yarn looks in this stitch pattern and the stitch is simple enough to work with Homespun, since it's splitty and hard to frog.