January 19 update: WOOT! Just graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy! Really I haven't responded to anyone's messages--studying for boards! Don't mean to be rude.
February update: Got a perfect score on my licensure exam!!!
April update: I live in Oregon now. YESSSSSS!
Annnnnd go. I like the outdoors, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, snowboarding, hitting the gym, reading in the Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, nerf guns, ultimate frisbee, and playing drums and guitar. Update for December 2012: got a beautiful new mandolin for my birthday. Really enjoying learning to play it right now.
I once tried out for American Gladiators. I was in a photo shoot for an Indian beer company and got clown-faced to make me look Indian (did...not...work). I once ate three burritos at Qdoba in one sitting and then experienced a near-permanent food coma.
I was an anthropology major in undergrad. I was in my first year of law school when I hurt my shoulder. I went for physical therapy--first time--and four months later, I left law school to work on becoming a physical therapist. I love what I do. High five to anyone who's ever started over for all the right reasons. I'll graduate with my doctorate in PT in January, and I think I'd like to spend some time out west (e.g. Oregon). I've never been there, but I've met too many people (many of them kayakers) who have told me I need to go explore there. I'm dying to kayak Devils Canyon of the Middle Fork of the Feather in California. I've heard it's amazing. Anyway, when I'm not exploring, I'll be working and hopefully pursuing an orthopedic clinical specialist certification through a residency program.
I'm involved in research with a few professors looking at volitional activation failure in the painful infraspinatus muscle (one of your rotator cuff muscles). It's more fascinating than you realize. And we electrocute people's shoulders, which is kinda entertaining too. ;)
I didn't start playing guitar until I was in college. I didn't start playing drums until even later. Everyone should give playing music a shot--you don't have to be amazing. When I play with friends, the hours just fly by because it's so much fun. I just got back from playing with a total stranger--turned out to be a professor of biological psychology--who was ripping it sitting by the quad at Arcadia. Saw him playing, said hi, and now I've got someone new to play with.