Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I was thinking about numbers today and thought I would try to figure out some things about my year

22- Emergency Medicine Residency programs where I applied
11- Programs where I will interview
6 - Programs West of the Mississippi
5 - Programs East of the Mississippi
1- Place I will match

5- Planes I will be on in the next 48 hours

5- Times I have been at Phoenix Sky Harbor International this year

But what got me thinking about all these numbers was my intense desire for coffee. In my 5 trips to PHX, I have never had a hard time acquiring a cup of the highly addictive Starbucks coffee. Why is that?

There are eight, EIGHT Starbucks at PHX. I blame this airport for single handedly feeding my addiction for the black stuff. Bastards.

On the positive side, they have free wireless and the most convenient rental car center in the country. So they aren't all that bad.

Some other numbers that I have been pondering...

23- Number of planes I will have boarded between November 11th and January 11th
7- Rental cars this year
3- Christmas presents I have purchased
7- Shopping days left

And now for something relevant to the blog...

0- Times I have been in a pool since November 15th
2- Places I have bikes set up on trainers at the moment
0- Times I have been on either of them since Saturday
100- Times I am trying to run in the next 100 days (slow base miles)
0- injury pains of any sort I have had in the past 1.5 months
3- Pounds I have gained in the past 2 months

Ok, enough of this foolishness. I have a plane to catch.


Jason Kotenko said...

Hey you're doing the 100/100 too! Awesome!

Good luck! Hope there is less snow and ice where you are.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

That last set of numbers is rough, but certainly understandable with what you are trying to do.

If you think there are a lot of Starbucks in the airport, you should try living here. They are literally everywhere. I think Phoenix is singlehandedly keeping Starbucks in business.

Brian said...

hope you have a frequent flyer pass

triguyjt said...

ditto brians comment...

0 time I have flown today

4 planes I flew on Sunday and Monday

6 Hours I spent on layovers

1 Starbucks Christmas blend I bought at such airports

2 Starbucks I have had today..

2am Time I will likely fall asleep thanks to the excess caffeine

D said...

3lbs? I could gain that in one day. I think you're doing fine there :)

Trux said...

Good luck on the interview trail! I'll be in your shoes in a year so I'm curious to see which one you settle on. Happy Holidays!

Tony Verow, MD said...

Good stuff Jodi.....I have many fond reminiscences of my residency journey search....fall/winter 1994..drove all over the West (from VA) skied everywhere I could and ended up in Seattle at UW.

Drop me a line if you are interested in working in Durango, CO down the road...Tony Verow, MD
Chief of Staff
Animas Surgical Hospital

Shawn and Tracy said...

Wow you are really keeping track ;-) Hope you get some time to catch your breath over the holidays.

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow! I hope all that traveling went OK!!

And don't worry about those 3 pounds!

Merry Christmas!!