I have to say that as someone who eats a very healthy diet, I ate terribly on the MICU. I would wake up at 5AM, get to work by 6ish and drink coffee. Sometimes I didn't even feel like breakfast. Then I would eat lunch around 2, and dinner whenever I got home....6 or 8. I was so tired this past month that I just wasn't eating....and my haggard facebook photo definitely shows that. Haha. However, I learned a lot and feel like a much stronger physician.
In honor of being finished with this month, Courtney, Donna (Courtney's mom), Andy and I went to eat at this awesome hippie restaurant called Home Grown Cafe in Newark, DE. It was awesome and I would definitely go back in a heartbeat. Funny this is, I bought my first ever Groupon to use at the restaurant and when I got there realized that it was only valid Mon-Thursday. Boo.
Mahi citron: pan seared mahi served with citrus coucous,
roasted asparagus and tarragon yogurt
This dish was phenomenal. This mix of flavors was really on par. You had the warm, crispy fish along with the citrus in the couscous and the cool tarragon yogurt with freshly chopped cilantro. So good! And also, almost everything at the restaurant can be made vegetarian or vegan. For example, the vegan version of this dish had couscous, asparagus, and tofu wrapped taro root. Seriously go check out their menu. They have tofu, tempeh and seitan dishes galore.
Another plus to dinner was the pitcher of Sam Adams Oktoberfest!!! Courtney and I both about screamed when we saw that on tap. The only thing that would have made us even happier would have been Dogfish Head Punk'n Ale on tap...(fortunate for us, it's a Delaware brewery). Fall is the best time of the year because pumpkin takes over my soul.....I'm talking pumpkin oats, beer, bread, etc.
Here's me saving lives....just kidding. This is probably a night that wasn't terribly busy
and I was enjoying the peace and quiet in my cubby.
One thing that's been great about this year has been my awesome intern class. Last month, they program had all sorts of things planned for us to do together for team-building stuff. We had a baseball game against the upper years and attendings. Unfortunately we lost, but it turns out the interns always lose because they abruptly stop the game when they're ahead.
The Tracheal Deviants!!