Twilight, Travel, and Treats

Reflections of a Twihard on all things twilight, travel, and treats.

I finally got the chance to see La La Land and absolutely loved it. Not just because I have loved Ryan Gosling since The Notebook but because the music was fantastic. All the songs were stuck in my head for days and hence I had to find some piano sheets to get it out of my system.

I love the medley below arranged by Elizabeth Hall. Has everything but not too fancy and was buried amidst a bunch of other YouTube posts for La La Land.

Tribute to La La Land Medley by Elizabeth Hall on YouTube

Sheets for free - you must be signed into Google Drive



Recently I did a search for "Disney CME" and couldn't find a comprehensive listing anywhere. So I decided to create one for 2017 based on Google and some research.

Sorted by Disney location and listings are Family Medicine friendly. Hopefully I'll find time to sort this by date and topic in the future.
I have not attended a CME by any of the companies below so no reviews to provide. Let me know if I've missed any.

I have added a runDisney tag for meetings that could coincide with a race.

Disneyland, Grand Californian

Feb 9-12 Grand Californian, Pediatrics

Feb 17-19 Grand Californian, Rheumatology

March 2-4 Grand Californian, Updates Family Medicine

March 30-Apr 2 Grand Californian, Men and Women's Health

April 13-15 Grand Californian, Pediatrics

April 27-30 Grand Californian, Internal Medicine: Derm/Endo/Neuro/Psych

*runDisney* May 10-13 Anaheim Convention Centre, Pri-Med West

June 8-11 Grand Californian, Neurology & Psychiatry

July 20-23 Grand Californian, Internal Medicine: Cardio/Endo/Gyne/Psych

July 24-26 Grand Californian, Pharmacology

Aug 3-6 Grand Californian, Cardiology and Pulmonology

Oct 26-29 Grand Californian, Internal Med: ENT/ID/Neuro/Ophth

Oct 26-28 Anaheim, UCAOA Urgent Care

Nov 16-19 Grand Californian, Pediatric: Derm/Endo/Neuro/Rheum


Feb 9-12 Contemporary, Infectious Disease

Feb 16-19 Yacht & Beach Club, Peds ER

Feb 19-21 Grand Floridian, Geriatrics

*runDisney* Feb 20-22 Grand Floridian, Substance Use

*runDisney* Feb 22-26 Yacht & Beach Club, Peds Cardiology

*runDisney* Feb 24-26 Grand Floridian, Rheum and MSK

March 4-11 Contemporary or Coronado, CameleoCME with Harry Potter

March 12-16 Boardwalk, Internal Med: Derm/Gastro/Medicolegal/Nephr

March 17-19 Boardwalk Inn, Orthopedics

March 16-20 Hyatt Regency Orlando, AAEM Emerg Medicine

March 24-26 Yacht & Beach Club, Pediatrics

March 24-26 Loews Royal Pacific (Harry Potter), Sports Medicine

March 31-April 2 Grand Floridian, Women's Health

April 6-9 Boardwalk Inn, Internal Med: Cardio/Derm/Pulm/ID

April 7-8 Loews Portofino (Harry Potter), Dermatology

April 11-14 Coronado Springs, Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts

April 14-16 Yacht & Beach Club, Neurology and Psychiatry

*runDisney* April 21-23 Swan and Dolphin, FAFP Spring Forum

May 26-28 Boardwalk Inn, Infectious Disease

June 19-22 Grand Floridian, A-Cross Medicine Review

June 23-25 Contemporary, Geriatrics

July 2-4 Grand Floridian, Cardiology and Geriatrics

July 13-16 Grand Floridian, Headaches

July 14-16 Grand Floridian, Men and Women's Health

July 24-27 Loews Portofino (Harry Potter), A-Cross Medicine Reviews

Aug 3-5 Dolphin, Pain Care in Primary Care

Aug 4-6 Boardwalk Inn, Internal Med: Bariatrics/Gastro/Nephro

Sept 8-10 Grand Floridian, Orthopedics

Oct 15-19 Grand Floridian, Internal Med: Geri/Neuro/Psych/Rheum

Oct 18-21 Coronado Springs, Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts

Oct 27-29 Boardwalk Inn, Endocrinology

*runDisney* Nov 5-8 Grand Floridian, Duke Radiology

Nov 17-19 Grand Floridian, Dermatology

Dec 7-10 Boardwalk Inn, Internal Med: Derm/Gastro/Gyne/Men's uro

Dec 27-29 Grand Floridian, CBT

Dec 29-31 Yacht & Beach Club, Cardiology and Pulmonology

Hawaii, Aulani

March 10-12, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

June 25-29 Internal Med: Cardio/Ortho/Geri/Pulm

Dec 17-21 Internal Med: Allergy/Cardio/Derm/Gastro

Don't you love it when life gives you little surprises?

I just met Stephenie Meyer today. Our national bookstore chain Chapters/Indigo hosted an event for The Host and it wasn't publicized until 2 days ago!!!

Thanks to my sister who convinced me that this was worth moving half a days worth of patients on a last minute basis. They were all very freaked out when I called them mysteriously from my cell phone on Saturday afternoon at their homes but relieved it was just to change appointment times.

The event was supposed to run from 5:30-9pm and I was surprised at 2pm that there were only 40 people in line. I guess it was a Monday and school wasn't out yet.

What to do in line at a book signing? Get to know the lovely girls around you (since you need a buddy to save your space while you hit the loo) and watch Twilight on the good old iPad.

The Chapters VP came by and took some footage of us for a fan video for Stephenie and also there was a guest book circulated to pass time. There were some door prizes and contests as well for Chapters gift cards.

For those of you who haven't been to a book signing before (like myself prior to this event), the staff walked us through every step of getting your books ready so you really can't screw up. They even write a sticky note with your name on it so you don't have to worry about blanking out in front of the author. I chose to leave my dust jackets at home for fear of wrinkling them and also to bring my hardcover Twilight from our trip to Volterra because it's actually the only hardcover copy of Twilight I have.

Stephenie came on right at 5:30pm. The first girl in line had been there since 9:45 the day before (not clear if it was am or pm but still!!). Luckily the first 50 people in line (including me!) got to take a posed shot with her and not just a candid.

When I told her I was a doctor and actually cancelled half my patients today on a last minute basis just to meet her she was shocked and laughed. Her response when I told her how worried I was that they might spot me on TV tonight was "just tell them that you were on an errand here and that there was some medical emergency in this store." She was very sweet.

Today felt extra special because ever since I had read New Moon I had wanted to write Stephenie Meyer a thank you letter. If any of you have read the one of my early posts "The Shameful Truth" you know New Moon meant a lot to me. The revelation that Bella has about her being worthy of Edward's love changed my life and perspectives about myself and my relationship. I never got the chance to write that letter to Stephenie because I thought it would get lost in the millions that she had.

Well today I got the chance to actually hand her a thank you card in person and express my gratitude face to face.

Driving home I kept thinking that I couldn't believe that this happened so quickly but then I remembered something Oprah had said. I had seen Oprah on stage last month in Vancouver (a Christmas present from my husband).

Oprah was right when she said, "There is no such thing as luck. There's only preparation meeting the moment of opportunity. When that opportunity comes you must be ready to meet it with an open hand and not a closed fist."

So happy...