Friday, May 16, 2008

And Now For Something a Little Different...

I tend to write only about myself (and the poor, innocent victims also known as my immediate family) here at Stimeyland for a couple of reasons:

1. I am incredibly egocentric.
2. I don't really feel that it is my place to write about about other people and their lives.

I also tend to only post photos of myself and my innocent victims as well. And I don't use names longer than initials for those other than said innocent victims.

Today we here at Stimeyland are breaking all the rules because of a huge accomplishment of two important people in my life:

Ann & Stephanie graduated from medical school!
(You may know them as "my sister A and her partner S.") See? They really exist:

Aside from the excuse to go visit some family in New Mexico and a reason to get away from the apparently torrential rains that plagued the DC area while I was gone, this was the real reason we went on our smooth-sailing vacation.

Both Ann and Stephanie have worked really hard, done some soul searching, made some huge life decisions, and created huge changes in their lives over the past few years. If anyone deserves the joy of their current lives, it is them.

Armed with two adorable little boys, a supportive and accomodating med school, and an incredibly supportive family (you wouldn't believe it if I told you), these two women have done some incredible things.

I could go on, but I'd probably bore everyone but Ann, Stephanie, and their respective moms. Mainly I just want to say:

Congratulations, Dr. Ann and Dr. Stephanie! You guys are going to be some kick-ass doctors! I'm so glad that I get to be part of your lives.


In a more traditionally Stimeyland-esque manner, I would like to make the following comments:

1. After all the new doctors were hooded, I badly wanted to feign an illness and yell, "Is there a doctor in the house?" but I was not brave enough.

2. Alex gets super-kudos for taking care of our three kids during the two-hour (!) graduation ceremony so I could sit back and watch without worrying about anything.

3. Bill Richardson, it was cool to hear you speak at the graduation, but I wish you hadn't been there. I would much rather be voting for you for president.

4. During the ten hours of travel time on the trip home from New Mexico, Quinn did not stop talking for one. single. second.


  1. Very cool! (The graduation part, not the Quinn talking for 10 hours part.)

  2. Hahaha, I love the 'Dr in the House!' joke, gold.

    Totally something I'd struggle to restrain myself from doing.

  3. wow, how awesome for them !!!

    quinn needs to meet sass...she too loves to talk and talk and talk

  4. Congratulations to Ann and Stephanie!


  5. A HUGE accomplishment - congratulations to the doctor duo!

    ..and gotta love that Quinn. :)

  6. Hooray! You must have been doubly proud. And I am proud that you all survived the trip. Memories, huh?

  7. congrats to the docs...
    and to the possibility of you getting free doc consults on the phone for the rest of your life- kidding!

    ps- in my former life as a radio/politics gal I got to meet and talk to Richardson a number of times-
    he is super cool and informed !!!!!!!


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