Monday, January 31, 2011

Dear Kate,

I say that no matter how easy it was, you're still a computer guru in her mind, so play it up.  I mean, I don't see why you shouldn't capitalize on this.  Start listing your mad computer skillz on your resume.  Bill the school your extra hours as "IT professional."  Hold a lecture series for the teachers entitled, "Advanced Computer Skillz: Catching up with the First Graders" - covering topics such as cut and paste (using both right-click and control-C methods), desktop art, and how to delete the internet browsing history.

Live it up,
Bora.
Dear Bora,

The principal asked me to "get rid of the filth" on a certain lab computer. It seems a middle school student spent a little too much time in Paint and then decided to share his rather obscene creation by setting it as the desktop background. Should I tell her that I was able to get rid of it in about 30 seconds or should I let her continue to believe that I am some sort of computer guru? Thanks for being my moral compass in these uncertain technologically advanced times.

Love,
Kate

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dear Kate,

It's not that I don't love you, it's that I was too busy looking up inner ear twitch.  You know how that goes.  One Wikipedia site leads to another.

And to answer your question: Yes and no.  Your inner ear cannot twitch, but your middle ear can.  

Also, by way of the Wikipedia chain of knowledge:  The set of Jewish dietary laws is called Kashrut.  Just in case you needed to know...

Love,
Bora.
Dear Bora,

I've decided if you don't post soon, it's because you don't love me anymore. You have 48 hours before I disown you.

Love,
Katie

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dear Bora,

As you know, I have muscle spasms when I'm stressed- eye twitches, hiccups, etc. Is it possible to have such a twitch in my inner ear?

Love,
Kate

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dear Kate,

Have you found the socks yet?  heh heh

Love,
Bora.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dear Kate,

Is it possible that you could essentially kill your own arm in your sleep by cutting off the blood supply?  Yes.

And you know you can believe me because I've never lied to you just to freak you out before.  Well, except for that one time when I said I could see angels and you thought I was going to die...

Love,
Bora.
Dear Bora,

I woke up at about 3 AM and my entire left arm, from shoulder to fingertips, was numb. So numb I couldn't feel it at all- I couldn't even move it! It took about 5 minutes of moving it around (using my other hand) before I could move my fingers on their own. Is it possible that one morning I'll wake up and it'll be beyond saving? Could I have to have my arm amputated just because I slept on it funny? I must know.

Love,
Kate

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dear Kate,

I remember that too!  Both going door-to-door and going to the Girl Scout store.  Just goes to show you how selfish I must be though because I only remember the pewter bear - not what you got.  Or that you were even there.

I might still have that pewter bear in my jewelry box...

Love (even when I don't remember you),
Bora.
Dear Bora,

I just had a student ask me to buy Girl Scout cookies. Do you remember walking through the snow, going door-to-door in our neighborhood in Illinois selling cookies? The other memory I always recall this time of year is you and I going "shopping" at the Girl Scout store. We were able to pick out certian prizes based on how many cookies we sold. I vividly remember picking out a stuffed bear (black with a brown nose?) and watching you pick out a pewter bear. Why do I remember that little pewter bear (I can picture it in detail) but I can't remember to take my allergy shot every week?

Love,
Katie

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dear Bora,

I'm an adult now so I can buy my own gum AND string cheese.

Love,
Kate

PS- I know how much you love it (and always have) when I point out how I'm so much more mature than you. You know because I'm two and a half years and one day older than you.
Dear Kate,

Were you jealous?  Were ya'?  Cause I got gum and you didn't??

HA!  It was just string cheese!!  Remember??

Love,
Bora.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Kate,

Look what I got! [smack, smack]


{opens mouth wide}

Mom gave it to me!

Love,
Bora.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Dear Bora,

Is 9:55 AM too early to eat candy? Keep in mind a) it's chocolate and b) I've been up since 6:45.

Love,
Kate
Dear Kate,

It just seemed like one of those unspoken requests.  Like the time I knew you wanted me to tell that boy that you liked him.

Love,
Bora.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dear Bora,

Maybe if you had been injured in some sort of snow related accident over Christmas break, you wouldn't have to do this rotation at all. If you had let me know, I'm sure we could have arranged it.

Love,
Kate

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dear Kate,

I would rant about how your slacking on the blog has run all of our readers off but then I'd have to admit my own fault - given that I haven't posted either.

Christmas vacation, while enjoyable, was less exciting once you left.  And of course, once home I started right back into the swing of PA school with my 4th (of 8) rotation.

I wasn't that excited about this one because it's Surgery, but when I got to work on Monday, I found out that the surgeon tore his quadriceps skiing in Oregon.  So for the first 2 weeks of my surgery rotation I'll be working with his non-surgical orthopedist partner.

Figure that one out,
Bora.
Dear Bora,

Sorry I've been such a blogging slacker. Christmas break was so crazy (what with the 3 times I pushed cars or 10 times I carried boxes and bags more than a quarter of a mile uphill in the snow) it took me a few days to recover. I feel like I could easily spend a whole day doing nothing but laying on the couch in my PJs eating popcorn and Skittles. And maybe a year ago I would have done just that, but I don't think I can call myself a responsible parent if I do something I would never allow our 12 year old foster son to do. Though maybe on Saturday when he's away for the weekend...

Love,
Kate