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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I began posting on this board really in early 2002. At the time, I was in my first year of medical school and absolutely starved for alternative-types. This board was an oasis from my life in Michigan. (Michigan, for those of you who aren't familiar, is my home state. It has all the charm of the British Midlands, all the culture of the Outback, and crappy weather, to boot.)



So I got out right after med school and came to New York...



...But I went to college in San Francisco, my friends are there (most of whom, interestingly, are straight...and I miss them), I love the city... And when I last went to interview, I got this overwhelming feeling...



...Home.



So then I got this rather cryptic E-mail from UCSF. Written by: UCSF

Dear Dr. G----



Thank you for your kind letter of 16 June 2007. Our faculty and fellows enjoyed meeting with you. I would like to have an opportunity to speak with you early next week because I shall be leaving on Wednesday for a meeting. Monday is a complicated day for me because of the start of the academic year. Perhaps we could arrange a time to have a conversation on Tuesday. Can you email my assistant, Ms. Patel a time that would work for you on Tuesday. I am cc her on this message so that she will understand your request.



Have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to speaking with you.



My best,







My program director thinks that this means he'll offer me the position starting in January, 2009, which means that I would have six months free in late 2008. What could I *POSSIBLY* do to fill my time between New York, San Francisco, and say...a few months of traveling the world??? biggrin



I'm not making any official announcements yet, because I need to get the offer first...



Oh, and I have an interview at Stanford.



I'm going to miss New York terribly. The energy, the variety, the new and interesting experience at every fingertip, the attitude (and accent!), the creaky infrastructure...



...But it's time for me to go...



...home. bye



Who's in San Francisco?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:Doc! It would be so awesome to have you out here! That's so exciting. There aren't actually a lot of San Francisco spinners that are on HoP. Noel-ski occasionally, and Orbit (who is technically in the South Bay) very very rarely these days. I think I'm the San Franciscan that's on HoP the most, and I'm not even around as much as I used to be. There's a lot of spinny goodness out here though, plus a big burner community, as I'm sure you're probably aware. We'll give you a warm welcome for sure.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I figure there's fun to be had...

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:That sounds as if you made it already halfway... hug

What was that quote? "Live in New York once, but leave before it makes you hard... Live in San Francisco once, but leave before it makes you soft." Never mind softness wink

I keep my congratz until you tell us you have the contract signed. But I certainly keep my fingers and toes x-ed till then smile


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:I'm crossing my fingers for you, not just because I want you to drop into the UK again on your way around biggrin but also because after all your hard work, you deserve to live somewhere you'd truly call home smile
Good luck Doc hug


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:me with my fingers crossed too

But it will be too late you can't come visit during summerfest. Before you go across the pond you should visit a few of us over here too frown

I hope you get it. you deserve it.


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: FireTom


That sounds as if you made it already halfway... hug

What was that quote? "Live in New York once, but leave before it makes you hard...

Yeah. It makes you quite hard...  Written by: FireTom

Live in San Francisco once, but leave before it makes you soft." Never mind softness wink


Gimme a soft life over a hard one any day.

I keep my congratz until you tell us you have the contract signed. But I certainly keep my fingers and toes x-ed till then smile



-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:just remember...east coast is better smile

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:What, weather too nice there?

Happy birthday, man. Hope you didn't lose too much...


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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