Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Today, I finally moved most of my stuff from my old apartment into my new house! Which is great, because I was tired of that old apartment anyway... (seriously, there's no driveway for the house that it's in because it was probably built before there were cars) I will still be pretty close to where I go to school, and in my opinion, it will be a nicer place to live. I won't bore you with the details of moveing, but let me tell you that it took most of the day to get everything done.

Anyway, basically now I just have to clean the old place, which is probably my most favorite part of moveing. Besides the heavy lifting.

Monday, July 28, 2008

"Wait, I've got an idea"

I had a brilliant idea. Actually, it's more of a pun, or maybe a play on words. (I'm not 100% sure when something is a pun, and when it's just a play on words, but if you're really interested, I'm sure a whole horde of unemployed english teachers who could tell you, or you could just look here. Of course, if you're really studious, OR just a gangsta' at heart, you could look here.)

So anyway, back to the idea. Eveyone should be familiar with the song "Listen to Your Heart" by Roxette (the Swedish pop duo!), and later covered by DHT. I decided to give you the video for the DHT version, because I like it better...

Now that you've all watched the video, and after I tell you my idea, I dare you to tell me that I am not a your hero (or to walk through the fire!). So here's the idea:

First, I get a little music box, like they put in those Hallmark cards, with the "Listen to Your Heart" song on it (by the way, if there's one that plays "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", somebody please tell me!)
Second, I attach the little music box to my stethoscope.
Third, every time I use my stethoscope, before I actually listen to someone's heart, I will play the song on the little music box.
Fourth, ???
Fifth, PROFIT!

And there you have it. The greatest idea I've had in at least four days.

Let me begin by saying, "I'm sorry." This is kind of ridiculous. Also, if there's something that offends you in the video, you should know that I didn't actually watch it, and I suggest you write a letter to your Congressman... or me. Or an email. Or a comment. By the way, I am changing the comment system, so it might be easier to leave one.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

What is this "responsibility" you speak of?

Haha, the title of this post pretty much only applies for like the next two weeks... and not even really then... of course I'm not technically working or doing anything like that right now, but I AM moving, and I DO have to make sure that I'm ready for school to start on August 11th, and 9am, with Neurology. Not that I've studied the schedule or anything...

So, anyway, I'm pretty much just trying to get ready for vacation in Canada, while at the same time move out of my current apartment into my new house.

Anyway, that's about all that I've got to say right now, but I should probably make clear that I did not take the pictures in last week's post... I am not in violation of HIPAA as far as I know, I just got them off the internet...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Yep, that's really the only title that I could give this... Today I spent another day in obstetrics (I was there Monday too, but I was in ENT yesterday). I guess the whole point of that field is babies, so... you might expect to be doing something related to babies. And, surprise, surprise, there were, in fact, babies. All over the place.
What am I talking about?, you ask? Well, today I saw part of a regular delivery (the good old-fashioned vaginal kind), and I scrubbed in on like 3 Cesarean sections (I know you know what that is, I just REALLY like wikipedia...). Which was pretty crazy, if you ask me. So, I actually got to do some stuff, like hold retractors, and staple things (like skin) back together, which was cool. But also, it was really cool because after you're done, there's a baby there! Which I think we can all agree is pretty awesome.

In a side-note, it dawned on me today that a during a C-section (yep, more links...), a uterus looks a lot like Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars.

Admiral Ackbar

Admiral Ackbar?!?
Uterus during C-section

Anyway, that was pretty much the whole day... Tomorrow I'm in Pediatrics, which could be interesting... and again on Friday, and then Friday is the last day of this program!!! Where did the summer go? I can't believe that it's really almost over... Of course, I still have fishing in Canada to look forward to... And then we start classes on August 11th, bright and early.

Actually its at 9am. Which isn't really that early. But it's still lecture. :(

And no BABIES!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Last Week

I know that this summer has been the proverbial "calm before the storm", and I have been enjoying what I've been doing, but I am happy announce that this week will be my last in the hospital medical education program. I am sure that within a week of classes starting I will be begging to go back to it, but at this point I am ready for a change from just observing things.

Right now, I'm mostly looking forward to a couple weeks of hanging out, moving across town, and going to Canada before school starts up again...

I don't have too much to say (maybe that's why I haven't written anything on here for a few weeks), so without further ado, I will bid you "adieu"...