New computer.

December 11, 2009

Honestly, the biggest perk from James’ work has been:

1.) His MacBook pro.  They just gave it to him when he started, and it was less than a year old.

2.) MY LAPTOP!  As of today, his lab is allowing an extended loan on a Dell laptop that no one is using.  It is less than two years old, and originally cost over $1200!

I’ve never really wanted a laptop, except for the wintertime, when I can work under the covers. So I’m so excited!

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December 10, 2009

Last night while running, I was suddenly panicking.  What had I done!?

Feeling exhausted after just two miles, I realized that I had just signed up for the 1/2 marathon in Moab.

Oh no…. So now I find myself planning my runs better because I’m so terrified that I’ll end up on the loser bus.

(To be fair, I don’t really know if I’m going to racing yet, I find out in a couple of days)

December 6, 2009

I watched this 60 Minutes special a little while ago and found it fascinating.  This clip is only a few minutes long.

“Last year, Medicare paid $50 billion just for doctor and hospital bills during the last two months of patients’ lives – that’s more than the budget of the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Education.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5737138n&tag=related;photovideo