Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Iquitos, Perú Tuesday, February 26th 9pm
Picture: This is just a cool picture, but I definitely look like a drug lord. For the record, I´m not a drug lord.
Countdown until the adventure begins: 4 days!
So the past couple of days I have been back studying Pediatrics. Back to the grind, not fully, but studying like 5 hours a day. And to speak honestly, it has been very refreshing! I´ve loved it! I love medicine and cannot wait to get back working hard in the hospital.
I just count this blessing as one that carries much weight. I love what I do, and that is so fortunate! I may be cursing these words later, but I´m looking forward to residency. How fortunate to have a chance to work hard and learn a trade that you love. Bring on that challenge, it´s not a challenge but an opportunity.
It´s been a while since I´ve done actual hard work. Not that studying pediatrics for 5 hours a day for three days is hard work, or anything close to it, but it has reminded me that I enjoy hard work. That´s the weirdest thing, but I do enjoy working hard. It´s part of me.
1. So that date the other nite? We went out to eat at a respectable burger joint, as opposed to street burgers which might taste better. Well my friend Rhett came as well to eat, and as he bought my previous meal, I bought his that nite. So there were three of us sitting down for burgers, fries, and drinks. I picked up the whole bill. It was all of six dollars and a quarter. God bless the dollar!
2. So it´s hard to find bourbon or a good whiskey down here. When you do it´s normally Grants or something just terrible. Well I was shell-shocked the otherday when I walked into a cornerstore called Marthita´s. It´s a little grocery store that if you saw it in the States you would think, DO NOT GO THERE. Here it´s normal. Sure enough, Martha sells the nasty normal bourbon as well as Johnny Walker Blue Label!!! For those that don´t know, it´s like $150 a bottle wholesale! It blew my mind. The bottle retailed for $200. It is probably the most aged whiskey in South America as no one here will ever be able to afford that, much less go to Marthita´s in search of good whiskey.