23 November 2008

puerto rico

i presented a poster at the annual meeting for the national primary care research group.  this year, it would be held in rio grande, puerto rico.  clarissa was psyched.  the resort was nice, but they overcharged for the food.  at times, i felt like i was in prison...enough said. afterwards, we headed west to enjoy the surf, sun, and warm waters of its beaches.

we reconnected with my host parents (bibi and rosita) who would not take "NO" for an answer.  yes, we stayed at their aguada home, which served as a great base camp to launch our daily trips in PR.  i ate some rice, beans, tostones, mofongo; we ate sandwiches at el meson and ice cream at puerto rico's only chinese ice cream shop, REX CREAM.  we came back rested and tan, ready for the winter of colorado! 

08 November 2008

nationals 2008

clarissa and i recently went to sarasota, florida.  despite terrible (cold and windy) conditions, double black placed second in regionals thus it won a bid to the 2008 club series championship.  among the 12 teams, we were seeded #10.  one of our goals was to make it to nationals, so we entered the tournament with nothing to lose.  despite a win over a former national champion, we mustered a 3-4 overall record.  there is always next year!