Is apparently my weak point. Who knew that Delaware was not just a river, but a state as well?? Obviously not me.
States I can find on a map:
Georgia- Because it's where I was born.
Tennessee- Because I moved there after GA.
South Carolina- Because it's where I live now.
North Carolina- Because it's right above South Carolina.
Texas- It's huge.
Idaho- Solely because it's where I hope to be going to college soon.
Utah- That's where the hq is.
California- Also huge.
Alaska- It's the only one beside Canada.
Hawaii- It's the only island state.
Florida- Because of it's unique shape and location.
Maine- It's the one at the very top of the East Coast.
Oklahoma- Because of the musical.
Washington- It's in the corner!
I can't name all of them, and I won't even try. But the reason I'm going through this sudden realization of ignorance is because I've been looking at medical schools. I have a book that I've been looking through trying to at least eliminate some of the possibilities.
But I have to consider all sorts of things. Tuition, room and board, all sorts of different percentages, and LOCATION. Now, how am I supposed to figure out if I want to go to medical school in, say, Oregon if I don't even know where it is?? I should be able to visualize these things! I should be able to say "oh, I have family in Southern California, that's close to *looks on a map* Nevada." without the whole "looking at a map" part. It would be awefully nice.
So I've decided to buy a map and get creative. Maybe a color coded index based on the location and maybe even arranged alphabetically?
But I know that as soon as I get that map, I'll be looking at it and trying to memorize where the states are. I used to know all 13 original colonies back when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. But now I can't even name five.
But come on- I was such a nerd back then. . can't you tell?
Look at that sweater.
She's almost laughing at me for not knowing. I can see it.
But that definetly looks like doctor material to me. Definetly.