Monday, April 14, 2008

Wonderful New Blog

Well, it's not really all that new. I just discovered it whilst reading a travel book on Romania at Barnes and Nobles after biology was canceled last thursday.

killingbatteries.com is the place. It's great, it really is. I love reading about this guy's travels and adventures. It's not a medical blog, but it's sure as heck got my attention. Go on over there and check it out if you have hours to spare. Maybe you'll learn something. I know that I, for one, had never thought about being a traveller before, but now it sounds kind of exciting. I think I'll travel on my breaks from medical school. That'd be alot of fun. Imagine being a doctor and travelling around helping people like some sort of travelling doctor-adventurer. Haven't they made a movie about that? I'm sure they must've. But I think it'd be alot of fun. I especailly have wanted to go to Romania as of late. It's a gorgeous country. Tons of fun stuff there. And this guy has been there, and done that. How fun!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Fun in the Rain.

There was a dance tonight. Big Brother and I went late and left early as usual. The funnest part of the evening was sticking our hands out the window in the rain. Now, you might think that that's lame. "What's so fun about sticking your hand out the window when it's raining?" you ask. Well, it's not just any window. It's a car window. And at about 40 mph, even a light rain starts to feel like pricking needles against your skin. Try it sometime. Maybe you'll see what I'm talking about. Next time it's raining, go for a drive. Make sure you have a t-shirt on, so that no sleeves are ruined in the process, and stick your hand out the window once you hit the freeway. See how long you can keep it out there. Sure it's painful at first, but eventually, the chilling cold from the combination of wetness and wind start to numb your arm. You still feel the pricking sensation from the rain, but at least you don't feel the pain from sticking your arm straight out for a half hour. That's the fun part for us. Seeing how long we can go without brining our arms inside the car. We went 40 minutes last night, no joke. We would've gone longer if we had been further away. But even that small amount of time was worth tons of laughs. And lots of stinging sensations on the arm. Going 70 something down the highway while in slightly heavy rain?? Wow, it hurts. But it's sooo worth the feeling you get when you get home and dry and numb your arm. Kind of makes you appreciate your windsheild a bit more as well.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Embarrasing Doctor Things

Sometimes it's hard to be a student of medicine. I mean, talking about organs and blood and bones and nerves is fine. It really is. In fact, sometimes, it's just plain fun! But there are certain things that I knew would come along sooner or later that just come right up and bite you. Things like the reproductive systems. Things like the birthing process and stuff that I feel I really don't want to know about. This topic came to mind when on my daily rounds. You all know I start over at politedissent.com. It's fun over there. All sorts of medicinal reviews of comic books, and shows. It's pretty interesting to see. Well the other day, I start my rounds and I come across This Post from the good Dr. Scott over at PoliteDissent.com. A comic book doctor having trouble telling a young lady that she is "with child". He found it amusing, and I guess I did as well, but I quickly came to the defense of the poor old comic doc. Sometimes those things are hard to talk about! You can read my comment on the whole thing from there. Basically, I said that sometimes, people don't want to deal with embarrasing things such as that. I mean, someone being pregnant, is, I'll admit, one of the easier things to talk about compared to what it could've been. The doctor could've been telling her that that rash on her you-know-where was an std. It was even embarrassing for me to write that! I know I'm going to have to deal with all of this someday, but for now, I'd really like to just not have to. I have a test today on the reproductive systems, and I really don't want to even study. I've done fine on the rest of the tests, so I'll be fine if I just do my best. But I'm not looking forward to diagrams. 'Cuz that stuff is yucky!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Grand Rounds and Google

Gruntdoc's been having a pretty good week for posts. His April Fool's edition of Grand Rounds was amazing! I jumped from blog to blog, to blog to blog to blog to blog enjoying Grand Rounds even more than ever, and I'm still not done reading all of the amazing submissions. Maybe someday I'll have something to submit to GR. That'd be nice. Anyway, I now have a whole load of mediblogs to add to my link's list. Doctor Anonyomus' Video Hosting was by far my favorite. His commentary on the whole thing was amusing and insightful at the same time. This week has been , by far, the best Grand Rounds ever. Thanks to Nick Genes, the Grand Rounds coordinator for putting together yet another wonderful Grand Rounds. You picked all the right people to help.

Next up on my list, Google's version of E-mail. I've wanted to mention this for the longest time, but I haven't really thought about it when posting. Gruntdoc's post on Google's april fool's joke reminded me.

I have a gmail account. When signing up, they say "no more spam!" or "less spam than everyone else". That's a load of hoo-ha. With my current e-mail provider, I get anywhere from one to three spam messages a day. Whenever I log in to gmail, my "spam box" is loaded by the hundreds with spam mail messages. I really am thinking of getting rid of this gmail account. Mainly because it's redundant. All I really do with it is use it to send or receive things that I think are taking too long on my normal e-mail provider. But even that is just a show. It doesn't really go faster. It usually works when sending, but receiving depends on when it's sent. So there's not much difference there. I really only do it to keep the wait from being boring. I do not recommend gmail.

On a seperate note, I have been playing games on MSN Messenger. My friend recently pointed out to me that MsnMess. had this feature. It's a wonderfully enjoyable experience. Especially when I'm the winner. Which I am when we play Seven Hand Draw Poker and Competetive Sudoku. But he's better by far at 8-ball pool. It's been very very fun and I hope to eventually try out all of the games. We've been having a blast.

I wish I could post audio clips on here. Ones that I had gotten from my other friend. He is practicing his Captain Falcon voice. It's pretty funny. Especially when he asks for a peanut butter sandwitch. I'll see if I can't grab a few snatches of audio gold from him.
update: got some!


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Finally - Why does This Guy have to be so darn good looking? It's kind of annoying.