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Day 281: Interview Day

6 Oct

Today I had my first Dental School interview! I interviewed at University of the Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Whenever we go to the City, the trip is usually about an hour and half. This morning it took me two and half hours! It was raining and the morning traffic was horendous once I hit the Bay Area.

Today was the first time since the change in Administration that I wore a suit. I was comfortable and relaxed and ready to interview. There were only six of us today and we were the first interview day! I can’t believe I got an interview on the first day! They interview the best candidates early in the process.

I was the oldest of the interviewees. Two of us had gone to Stanford, two from USC, one from SF State, and the other from UoP, Stockton. The morning started with an Admissions Overview, where we learned more about the school and a little about what to expect for the day. Next was my faculty interview. It went very well. It was more of a conversation about the school, my experience, and some advice for the future.

I am sold on the school. Not to mention by my final year they’ll be moving to a new state of the art builing in Downtown! Now I have to wait until December 1st to know if I’ve been admitted.


Day 244: Interview!

30 Aug

Temoc received a call for his first dental school interview today! We are beyond excited – especially since it’s one of our top two choices! He’ll be busy doing homework and practicing interview questions for the next month… Fun. :)

I guess it’s a good thing that this little guy will be out of commission for the next month or two… Too bad I’m going to be stuck with hyper Luna (just kidding)…

(We’re having a bit of an ant invasion, so we moved the dog bowls to the middle of the carpet. I really can’t stand those things.)

Day 225: Bath time?

11 Aug

Luna and Remi both trade licks with each other. Most of the time it’s Remi that licks Luna, mainly because she stands over his head and commands him to lick her belly. This time it was Luna going to town licking the insides of Remi’s ears and his face.

Luna must have been licking him for over five minutes. She laid down to lick him, then got up and continued licking him, and then laid back down and licked him some more. When Remi finally got up his head and ears were all wet.

Tomorrow my supplemental application to Unversity of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry is due. I still have a little more work to do on it, but I will get it in in time.

Day 177: Smarty Pants

24 Jun

Temoc did very well on the DAT! We are both so excited!! I couldn’t be more proud of him. He has just a few more things to wrap-up, and then he will have to wait for interviews. In the meantime, he can enjoy the summer (without school or studying)! Luna is happy that he’ll be able to play with her more now ;)

Here are his scores for anyone who cares:

Perceptual Ability: 21

Quantitative Reasoning: 18

Reading Comprehension: 23

Biology: 22

General Chemistry: 30

Organic Chemistry:21

Total Science: 23

Academic Average: 23


Day 176: Shiny

23 Jun

The dogs were really hot onĀ  our walk today. As soon as we got back, they both decided to lay in the kitchen to cool off.

Tomorrow morning, Temoc will be taking the most important test that he’s ever taken. Please wish him luck!

Day 170: Yawn

17 Jun

This week has been incredibly boring for me. I get to see Temoc in the evening (yay!), but then I get to prepare dinner and wash dishes. Then I have to quietly move about the house, catering to his needs. I’m trying to be a good wife, so I don’t break his concentration, but it makes me want to talk to him even more when I know I have to leave him alone. I really should get used to this now because I have another week to go… and then *hopefully* several more years.

Notice the drink in the bottom right hand corner? He requested a peanut butter shake because I didn’t make enough food for dinner. Oops. ;)

All kidding aside, he doesn’t expect anything from me and I really do like helping him in anyway that I can (which is limited to washing dishes and making edible, but apparently not filling meals).

The peanut butter shake is amazingly good. The original recipe can be found here. I unintentionally changed the recipe by cutting the milk in half, and I’ve never added the sugar. I intentionally reduce the calories/fat by using light ice cream, unsweetened almond milk and reduced fat peanut butter (I use only 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, but of course it’s even better with 2-4). Yum!

Day 164: Tired…

11 Jun

Walks almost always wear out Remi (as shown below), but they’re more like appetizers for Luna. She was ready to play as soon as we got home from a walk today. However, she didn’t get to play because she got into big trouble this morning. We were playing fetch with her new toy, and then she decided to pee – in the loft, on the carpet, with me watching in absolute disbelief. I probably uttered some odd sound because Temoc took a break from studying to tell her to stop, but she kept going. I don’t have a clue what came over her, but as always, she didn’t feel any remorse afterward.

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