I’ve got the nude shoes and flippies out in the winter, which can only mean one thing…I’m heading to WARMTH. #dirtytoemarks #ftlauderdale
I’m supposed to be studying because I made the terrible decision to take another state’s bar exam, but it’s Friday which means TLC plays wedding stuff all night soooooo…….
The Sassy MD
Mr. Ob Gyn: All of these pregnant people come into triage complaining that their stomachs hurt. I wonder why…
Mr. Ob Gyn: I want to say, did you look in the mirror? Your belly measures 38 cm around. Why do you think it hurts?
Me: YOU ARE AN OBSTETRICIAN! YOU CAN’T SAY THAT!
Mr. Ob Gyn: What? Everybody’s thinking it. You have a baby in your body. That’s why it hurts.
Me: They could have a real medical problem.
Mr. Ob Gyn: Yeah, they have a medical problem. Pregnancy. That’s how I bill it.
The holiday party for work is open bar and they want to make sure no one drinks and drives so WE GET LIMOS TO PICK US UP FROM HOME AND TAKE US BACK AFTER THE EVENT.
I like my coffee how I like myself: Dark, bitter, and too hot for you.
— (via faede)
That Somm movie was made by one of my sorority sisters and her husband! So cool!!
Seriously?! That’s awesome. Small world made smaller by the internet. Wait…or is it the opposite? Who cares. I feel cool and artsy by association now that I can say “I know* someone, who knows someone who produced a documentary about sommeliers.” How amazingly pretentious does that sound? I’m telling people starting now.
*internet friends count
Sometimes when I’m on a diet (like now), I look at iPhone photos of happier times while I eat rice cakes.
I’ve got a documentary rec for you.
There is just one catch: you have to like wine…a lot.
(still in? cool)
The doc is called Somm (short for Sommelier). It’s about young sommeliers attempting to study for and pass the Master Sommelier exam (considered to be one of the most difficult exams in existence with a pass rate of about 3%). Only 214 people in the world have received this distinction.
If you’ve ever sat for a wine tasting before, it’s a rather fun and enjoyable experience. You’re poured a few different kinds of wine and encourage to sniff, swirl, and taste as well as share your thoughts on the notes you pick up. No pressure, all pleasure.
This documentary has made me view wine tasting in a completely different way. I was bowled over by the amount of knowledge these Masters are expected to recall (for example, Italian wine has over 3,000 varietals of grapes…and that is just one of many geographic regions they memorize). And don’t even get me started on the service portion of the Master exam…as a former waitress, I felt my skin crawling with nerves + paranoia watching the sommeliers navigate unruly customers.
BUT…there are a few parts that are kinda dull. As the doc counts down to exam day, they transition with overly cheesy wine-glass graphics. And when the sommeliers prepare, there are a lot of study scenes that involve flash cards, maps, books, spit cups, and Skype sessions…boring, yes, but in many ways these scenes showcase the demand required, and the absence of any kind of social life.
Drink a glass of wine.
And then tell me what you think.
***Although she does not make an appearance in the doc, you should most definitely read up on Chicago’s own Alpana Singh…the youngest female to ever pass the Master Sommelier exam. Her story is incredible.
Thanks for recommending this, I really enjoyed it. I liked it because wine is something I’ve found myself wanting to learn (a lot) about, but mostly because I identified with the somms so much (read: studying for the bar). I think that their exam is significantly more difficult than the bar exam, but I understood exactly what they meant/how they felt when they were neck deep in studying. That kind of experience brings you so close to the people you go through it with and simultaneously isolates you from the people you love the most, and it’s hard.
Anyway, I’d also recommend this to anyone with an interest in wine (or food, even). It definitely opened my eyes to the field and if nothing else, it’s about vino, haaaaayyy.
Imagine if marriage didn’t exist, and you’re a guy asking a woman to get married. Imagine what that conversation would be like (x)
Dead at “tax purposes.” Aziz speaks the truth.
Somehow this dog of mine managed to rip out one of the whiskers on her lip, and maybe some of the surrounding skin? She then decided to swipe this wound against her (beige) dog bed approximately 5,000 times, and it looks like she lost a fight with a cheetah in the bed.
Now I have a dog bed FULL of gross, bloody swipe stains, and I’m boarding her (and her bed) with the dog walker next week while I’m out of town. I usually cure blood stains by throwing away the stained item because gross. But I don’t want to buy another $100 dog bed, soooo any suggestions on how to remove a million tiny blood swipes so the dog walker doesn’t think I’m an animal abuser? Any stain pre-treaters you’d recommend?
Reblog if running changed your life.
Yeah, it fucked up my right knee. Oh wait, was this supposed to be positive?