Being in dental school was all dentistry all of the time. When you weren’t in class learning about it or in clinic practicing, you were at home studying for the next exam. And we had tests daily. All you dental geeks out there know what I’m talking about. Then, when you’re not doing it or studying about it, you’re at Happy Hour talking about it. Don’t get me wrong– I liked dentistry, but I just needed a break from it. It was an exciting time, and we had fun; it was too much for me.
Then I met my buddies, Molly and Jason. Molly and Jason were my neighbors for 1 year while in school. They bought a house and moved 30 minutes outside of Dallas. We remained great friends, with weekend sleepovers at their house while the dental school rock band played our own private gigs. These 2 people were a blessing for me. They offered me an escape from my totally one-dimensional life. I could actually feel like a normal person for a few hours.
We still remain great friends to this day. One of my favorite things about them is that they know how to make me laugh. They love the fact that I’m Jewish. I can’t remember if I’ve ever asked them if they’ve had any Jewish friends before because they are totally excited by it. It’s like being a blonde in Asia (I imagine.) They just think it’s funny. So every year they try to outdo themselves. One year they sent me this great hat…And, yes, Molly and Jason… here is the proof that I did wear it in public.
This year they gave me something even better– a really good laugh. Jason surprised me with this video. He found pictures of himself, Molly, Nick, and me that were on Facebook. Oh, and our good friend Puffy or P-diddy or daddy, or whatever you call him now.
So maybe I’m biased because he chose a picture of Nick making his funny Zoolander face. Or because I just like seeing Jason with a Jewfro and Molly bustin’ out some rockin’ moves. Or maybe because it’s fun to pretend this Jewish girl can rap.
Feliz Januka. Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays.