Monday, June 7, 2010

Roasting Joe!

As defined by Wikipedia:
A roast, in North American English, is an event in which an individual is subjected to a public presentation of comedic insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes, the implication being that the roastee is able to take the jokes in good humor and not as serious criticism or insult, and therefore, show their good nature. It is seen as a great honor to be roasted, as the individual is surrounded by friends, fans, and well-wishers, who can receive some of the same treatment as well during the course of the evening. The party and presentation itself are both referred to as a roast. The host of the event is called the roastmaster. Anyone who is honored in such a way is said to have been "roasted".

(so, i just spent an hour trying to explain what "roasting" meant for the sake of my blog--before i had the sense to google it and even then i was hesitant because i figured all i would get was food/rump stuff. i'm a moron)

Location:  Cherokee Country Club
After Party (no pictures): Sapphire


This was our third roast to attend and to me these roasts are sooo bitersweet and keep getting bitersweeter?!  You are officially done with residency...how super exciting is that, but at the same time scary.  It is also a time of good-byes to good friends, co-workers and teachers who have seen you grow from a mere medical student to a true doctor...a doctor who is about to have their own patients.  Oh yeah, and bring home a BIGGER paycheck.  But the truth of the matter is that I know it will be our turn before we can blink.  Man, BITTERSWEET, I tell you.  I can't even think about it anymore. 

Congrats Janie and Joe, We will miss you.  Come back and see us.

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