23 September 2008

Pesto Presto!

School's keeping me super busy with TBLs, tests, meetings to run/attend, an all school picnic to plan/execute, and a million little busywork projects to figure out. I'm counting down the days until this Module is done... Argh! I cannot even begin to gripe about that one since it's a mute point, the whining doesn't fix anything, and it only comes off as pettiness. Just know there is a flood of things I would like to elaborate on but dare not. Less than 10 whole days and no more of that business.
Made up some pesto tonight from basil that I scavenged from Skronky's basil-overrun garden. It's really so simple to make that I'm not sure why I haven't been making it for years (other than the fact that I have never in all my life been presented with such a plethora of basil). Tasty too.
It's Rush week for my fraternity at school thus the 'wearing of the tshirts daily' is in full swing. And free food - that's the best part. I just don't have the time this year to get to meet and know the new P1s like I did last year. Perhaps I've hit my capacity for learning new names? Let's hope otherwise. Oh and the theme this year is " The Amazing Race" from the tv show that I've never even seen half an episode of making it hard to dream up helpful ideas to contribute. Thank goodness I'm busy...
Back to studying for tomorrow's TBL on infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome - thrilling, huh?

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13 September 2008

Learning in the Garden

Beautiful weather out right now- Calm, cool but not cold, a slight mist in the air. Love it! The grass has just a touch of moisture on it and Mum's roses smell divine. The hummingbirds zoom around fighting for turf. A little bloom is starting to open on one of the "Oklahoma" roses. The white zinnias stand out boldly against their own dark green foliage.
Just finished the learning objectives for my TBL ("team based learning activity") for Monday so now I'm off to visit Skronky! Hurrah for being "the good student" for once!!

"It seems as if the day was not wholly profane, in which we have given heed to some natural object."- Emerson

09 September 2008

Optimistic snot

I ab dot well. By dose is tuffy add by troat tickles. (That is pretty much how I sound)
Yay for school! The stress of starting the third week of this semester crashed around me with some sort of nasty virus or allergy or something terribly heinous in the way of a biological devil to torment my sanity. I had to call in sick for the first time ever at work (Only the 2nd time I've EVER called in sick to any job, thank you very much). Thank goodness we were somehow already scheduled to be well staffed.
It gets pretty hard to stay optimistic about school sometimes. "They" do their best to rob the experience of any fun or wonder it might have once had. Don't let that glimmer of passion or hope for your profession shine through or it will surely be dashed as quickly as only they know how.
Optimism, right?
Mum's roses are blooming beautifully outside. Our yard looks like a cute little garden park with little hidden surprises all over (oh, I meant delightful splashes of colorful roses, what did you mean? Dog poo, no, I hadn't considered that one...) The hummingbirds have been out fighting over the feeder when that blasted human thing isn't outside "reading", whatever that is. They pretty well ignore the dog-things which are loud but can't jump very high.
Looks like the little white truck might be fixed after all! Thanks to my daddy and uncle Davie we're up and running! Woohoo!! To think they work for mere pizza... 'Tis a mystery, for sure.
Back to studying Diabetes... Please don't ask me if you have any of the risk factors because I won't want to be honest, i.e. you probably do if you eat more than 1 Big Mac a week. (Internal shudder)
Love to all and to all a lovely rest of the week!

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03 September 2008

Rabies Policy

So, while sitting in lecture hall during bathroom break in class I opened up my email to see if there was anything interesting, critical, or at least worth reading. I was rendered incoherent with laughter when I found this little gem forwarded from Mum (originally written by one of her co-workers so neither of us can take credit for the funny that follows):

[Medical Center on my campus] RABIES POLICY

Don’t get bit by rabid dogs. Rabid dogs are not allowed in the facilities and therefore bites by rabid dogs are not permitted. For this reason rabid patients (or patients exposed to a rabid dog bite) will not be seen or treated in the emergency departments to avoid the risk of them biting another patient/staff member.

In my defense I was caught completely off guard so, yeah, it isn't hilarious but didn't it make you smile??
Have a beautiful day!


02 September 2008


School has been going full swing for about a week now meaning I'm already ready for Christmas break again. My lovely cousin is begining her first year of college out in Hawaii and my little brother is continuing his flight education at my alma mater - Best wishes to both!
Skronky just started a new job! Woohoo! Happy thoughts for him as well!!

Not much to say - every minute that I'm not studying I feel guilty for not studying... And I still need to purchase textbooks that I've been procrastinating about. Blah.
Happy Labor Day & I hope your week is lovely!

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