Saturday, October 04, 2008

Happy 250th Bday Pittsburgh!

Weekend of 10/3/2008 and maybe a combination of a few weekends before it... (losing track)

It was a pretty rough week of Anatomy- we've started concentrating on the extremities which have a ridiculous amount of muscles ( you need to know exactly which muscles contribute to what movement, much more complicated than I ever thought) and dissection goes pretty slow since the muscles, nerves, and arteries are a bit more foreign to us and difficult to find.

But we decided to celebrate our hardwork by enjoying a much deserved weekend:
We revived our Harris Grill Happy hour tradition and had our delicious favorite Frozen Cosmos- only $3!

Our favorite hang out place in Shadyside, we love sitting on Harris' patio!
Frozen Cosmo to the left and some classic perogies!

Since it was the first friday of the month we also enjoyed our tour of the local galleries along Ellsworth St., a tradition since we love visiting our friend's boyfriend's gallery where he works and displays his art. These First Fridays are really fun, with people just mingling in galleries and enjoying wine and yummy appetizers. I particularly loved the glass gallery- they had a whole showing of artistic/wild/creative glass teapots. Anything you imagine a teapot could possibly be.. they had it!

We then made our way over to a classmate's apartment for a preparty (best thing about Shadyside is that a lot of medschool students live here!) and then we all went as a big group down to the Southside where we danced the night away at our favorite club...Diesel :). Diesel is really non sketchy and plays great music!

We hunkered down for some studying at a groovy cafe we love on Craig St. It's called Keva Han and we can wittle away 8-12 hours there with hardcore studying!
Keva's that groovy... we're studying muscles

Some time in the midst of studying, we decided to take a study break to the IHOP 10 miles away... (we get odd cravings sometimes due to extreme use of brain power, hehe), and so a group of us drove and I nearly died of happiness eating my blueberry/sweet cream cheese crepe with hash browns and scrambled eggs. I still dream of this sometimes.

We rushed back to Pittsburgh just in time to witness it's 250th Birthday fireworks! Fireworks were launched from 17 locations on Pitt's 3 rivers. They were hard to see since we didnt' stake out a spot on the bridge, but nevertheless the atmosphere was very merry as we sat atop the hill in Schenley park with hundreds of other watchers.

Wished we had this view, but it's spectacular non the less-! WATCH a video HERE

READ about the special event HERE

Who says med students can't have fun? Fun and productive weekend all around!

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