Posted by: michellefierro | October 28, 2007

Friday Top 10

  1. caring is creepy – the shins
  2. why should I cry for you – sting
  3. stolen car – patti griffin
  4. fly me to the moon -frank sinatra
  5. parkin’ in the moonlight – the fabulous dorsey brothers orchestra
  6. sister morphine – the stones
  7. you are the light – the innocence mission
  8. as – stevie wonder
  9. devuelveme el corazon – julio jaramillo
  10. suite no. 1 d minor – the french suites/glenn gould
Posted by: michellefierro | October 28, 2007

The week that was

I played hooky from my classes this week and I feel quite guilty. The primary reason was because the new job that I have taken on is very intense and time consuming. I have taken over the cooking, ordering and menu planning for the catering company that I work for. Essentially I am splitting the job with another person, because I am in school and the other person is also employed somewhere else. So far it’s been great. We get on well together and we both share a passion for making great food, which is important.

I had a dream about my French class last night, perhaps out of guilt that on Friday there was a quiz that I missed.

I made a promise to my new cooking partner that I would miss no more classes. A promise I intend to keep.

I hope this year (40th) will be better than the last. I feel more at peace, and not so lonely as when I first got here. I’ve made some friends at school and at work, which helps.

More later….

Posted by: michellefierro | October 20, 2007


By the time we got to woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our nation
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devils bargain
And weve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

~ Joni Mitchell

Lately, I can’t stop listening to this song…

Posted by: michellefierro | October 20, 2007


In the autumn night when there’s no wind blowin’
I could hear the stars falling in the dark.
When you find what’s worth keeping
With a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Golden Feather, from Music for the Native Americans

Thanks Anne!

Posted by: michellefierro | October 13, 2007

Friday Top 10

  1. scythian empires – andrew bird
  2. majesty – madrugada
  3. 2 late – the cure
  4. close call – rilo kiley
  5. look up – stars
  6. off he goes – pearl jam
  7. real love – regina spector
  8. fake empire – the national
  9. september gurls – big star
  10. all you do is talk – black rebel motorcycle club
Posted by: michellefierro | October 12, 2007

History Shots

So very cool. I want all of them. History Shots

Posted by: michellefierro | October 12, 2007

Missoula in Autumn

I’m such a bad blogger. Add to it that I have no camera, so blogging isn’t holding too much excitement for me these days.

The trees are quite glorious right now and it is so pretty outside that this takes the sting of my garden freezing away. If only a little.

Brilliant oranges, yellows and reds.

This picture wasn’t taken in Missoula, but it may well have been.


Posted by: michellefierro | September 21, 2007

Friday Top 10

  1. beautiful feeling – pj harvey
  2. who’s excited – artie shaw
  3. can’t buy me love – the beatles
  4. who? – benny goodman
  5. six months in a leaky boat – split enz
  6. summer’s cauldron – xtc
  7. smalltown boy – bronski beat
  8. ride my see-saw – the moody blues
  9. jackie dressed in cobras – new pornographers
  10. dos gardenias – buena vista social club
Posted by: michellefierro | September 21, 2007

Conjugation de verbes

So, for the past couple of days I have been studying my French and conjugating myself silly. I love my French class and my French teacher. She is from the island of Guadeloupe and utterly adorable and very sweet.

From Wikipedia:

Guadeloupe is an archipelago located in the eastern Caribbean Sea at 16°15′N, 61°35′W, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometres (629 sq. mi).[1] It is an overseas department of France. As with the other overseas departments, Guadeloupe is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic.

While I study I like to listen to French radio. Lately, it’s been a news station from Paris. France Info.

French Internet Radio

Posted by: michellefierro | September 21, 2007


I forgot to mention the wacky part of my ER experience. Yes, that’s right. It wasn’t all pain, suffering and blockage. The nutty thing that happened is that everyone that I came into contact with, like the nurses and attendings, were either left handed or Virgos or both! And in the case of Sam, the fabulous nurse, he had my birthday. I know it’s hard to believe. You may be asking yourself, “How much morphine did she really have?” But, really, it’s true.

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