Ferguson, MO + What's Happening
Hi everyone. By now you might’ve heard about Ferguson, MO and the death of Mike Brown, but let’s review:
Mike Brown was an 18 year old walking home from his grandma’s around 2PM when he was stopped by police. To be clear, there isn’t a consensus on what…
8:00 am • 15 August 2014 • 6,811 notes
I have been so blessed with supportive family, friends, and teachers. The feeling of my years of sleepless nights and hard work finally paying off…is indescribable. How grateful I am to be here!
White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2018
1:11 pm • 14 August 2014 • 8 notes
This is what my husband and I purchased at the grocery store the other day.
We don’t have kids.
We are adults. We pay bills.
And drink water from a whale.
Money whale spent
8:00 am • 11 August 2014 • 176,874 notes
first day of medical school is happening tomorrow. more detailed feels later, but let me just say that—
this is the one thing I’ve been working towards for more than half my life. It feels like my life is finally starting.
9:51 pm • 10 August 2014 • 2 notes
i’m thankful my childhood was filled with imagination and bruises from playing outside, instead of apps and how many damn likes you get on a picture
why do young people now talk like senior citizens please relax kids still play with toys stop bein such a damn baby
SERIOUSLY the baby tweens angsting about how shitty the world has become need to lay off. Maybe in your world every child has an iPhone and an Instagram, but nobody I know lives in that world.
8:00 am • 4 August 2014 • 153,059 notes
Just a heads up: CVS is probably robbing you blind.
That is, if you shop there with any frequency.
Each item you buy in CVS will be $3-4 cheaper in Walmart, and $1-2 cheaper if you buy it in Walgreens or Rite-Aid. If you get prescriptions filled, CVS will take insurance and then a $25 copay on, for example, a monthly thyroid control prescription. Walmart will take a $5 copay for the same exact medication.
And if you get shots or vaccinations?
CVS has a policy of saying that they are “in-network”, but will not take insurance for many things, such as TB testing/ PPD screens. They will instead charge $28 to place the PPD, and then ANOTHER $28 to read it for you.
Walgreens charges $28 for the PPD and will read your PPD for free if you have it placed at a Walgreens clinic. A public hospital will do both for around $15 total, typically. (can range from $10-30 depending on the hospital, so do check first).
Same goes for physicals. CVS charges significantly more to do a standard physical and might not take insurance (it’s been hit or miss for my family, and we’ve since started to avoid them completely). You’re way better off calling and asking your local hospital to see if you can get something cheaper.
CVS lures people in by offering lots of discounts and sales, but if you really compare (my mother and I spent two weeks comparing receipts and driving back and forth between CVS and Walmart), their after-sale prices are either equal to, or still more expensive than non-sale prices for identical items in Walmart.
So yeah. There you have it. I wrote this mostly because I’m feeling bitter—I was coerced into paying $56 total for my latest PPD screen since I didn’t have time to run to Walgreens and didn’t realize CVS’s policy on insurance. While to some people that might not be a dealbreaker, to me, that $56 was cheated out of me. Grrr.
Have a nice day, and please save yourself some money and stop going to CVS! (or Walgreens/Rite Aid/pharmacies in general, really, just go to Walmart or Target).
7:40 pm • 3 August 2014 • 2 notes
You think I’m not a g o d d e s s ?
(Source: arryns, via kafkawave)
4:01 pm • 3 August 2014 • 74,881 notes
For some reason I miss Europe so badly right now. Something about being somewhere that I was completely unconnected to, completely adrift in—made me feel like I could absorb everything about it into the emptiness of not-knowing, feel every edge and memorize every color.
Once in a while, life feels suddenly muted and muffled in comparison. And that’s when I want to go back so badly that I could cry. For 7 months, my home was in-transit in little bits across Europe, and at this moment I am so desperately homesick.
11:26 pm • 1 August 2014
The Hulk ain’t never lied.
I can’t even express how much respect I have for Mark Ruffalo. The dude’s on the US terrorism watchlist for fuck’s sake.
Omg, it’s true.
(Source: pipeschapman, via zohbugg)
4:01 pm • 1 August 2014 • 345,183 notes
that’s almost too cruel
I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.
Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.
8:00 am • 1 August 2014 • 292,254 notes
I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..
This deserves at least a thousand notes !!
This is beautiful
4:01 pm • 31 July 2014 • 275,232 notes