Pomp and circumstance

My dental school graduation was on Thursday and I am still on cloud nine. It is completely surreal and it still has not hit me quite yet. The ceremony was filled with all the lovely pomp and circumstance that the occasion required and I am so grateful that my family came out to support and congratulate me. You all get honorary DDSs in my book.

On to some photos!

Oh what a day. 


The one with the license exam


Wait what? 

Oh yes, I completed my dental license clinical exam. This weekend was one of the most physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging examinations of my life. I took my Western Regional Examination Board for my dental license and now I'm dead. 

Well not dead, just really, REALLY tired. I am thrilled that another hurdle towards that elusive D.D.S. is behind me. While I still have to wait for the official results, I am confident that I did well enough to pass with flying colors, olé! 

But now I want to sleep for ten million hours. 

Emma has the idea of it. 


Board certified, yo

Oh hey, nice to see you. Guess what?

I passed my dental boards, wee! 

When we got home from our trip on Sunday night, I ran to our mailbox and opened the letter while we were in the elevator. I passed! Yay! 

That means this old broad is board certified. (Yeesh, say that ten times fast.)

Can I get a woot woot?

Now I only need my license and that pesky diploma before I am unleashed on the world. Mwahahaha. 

(I didn’t mean for that to sound so menacing. I hope I didn’t scare you.)


Now, don’t we feel better?


When they say, “hit the books” do they really mean “hit yourself in the head with books” until you blackout? Because that’s how I am feeling right. about. now.

Check out that shapeless blue gown sexiness. Meow.

I take part two of my dental boards next week and I am still hard at work fitting the entire field of dentistry in my noggin. I can quote the entire series of Friends, I can remember what outfit I wore to my Junior prom, I can remember that one thing Paul did that one time four years ago. But for the life of me, I cannot remember all the different types of dental cements and what are the exact signs and symptoms for every oral disease on the planet. Oy vey.

Here are all the things I would rather be doing than studying for boards:

1. Have a piece of broccoli stuck between my two front teeth all day.

2. Have an itch on my upper back that I cannot reach.

3. Poke myself in the head with my bobby pins.

4. Miss the last two minutes of The Bachelor.

5. Run out of coffee creamer at 6 am.

6. Clean up an Emma blowout.

7. Burn my palate on hot pizza cheese.

8. Listen to Rebecca Black’s Friday on repeat. 

9. Eat a brown avocado.

10. Drop my cell phone on my face while texting in bed.

But alas…

Back to it. 

Good thing I have my Hogwarts mug.