I whisper your name (ayradyss) wrote,
I whisper your name
ayradyss

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Greensleeves was all my joy...

The concert was phenomenal. The band was great, both in harmony and in their humor. It was a feast for the ADD, totally random. And I needed a break so bad. Combine that with dinner at Sakura, and all was well in the world. Even sleeping on the air mattress couldn't hurt my mood.
Wednesday, O Best Beloved, was strange. I had orientation in the morning and then walked over to the VA for my rotation in the rest of the morning. Met J, who's a first-year resident in anaesthesia. I came in in the middle of her first case, and stayed until she started the second. Left around noon. she was going to let me intubate and start IV's, but I was preempted by the CICU and did nothing.
Released from duty, I began the long trek from the hospital to the parking lot on the other side of University. Said trek is, by my estimation, about a mile. It takes me 25 minutes to walk it. I got all the way to my car before I realised that I had totally forgotten where I'd left my keys. They were, much to my chagrin, in the pocket of my white coat, all the way back at the hospital. So I turned around and went back. What else could I do? I couldn't very well drive there.
I didn't get out of the parking lot until nearly two. Went home, slept for an hour, turned around and came back. I was a bad girl and paid almost no attention during the opthalmology lecture. Didn't get out until 5:30, so any plan of maybe going out to see Angel was shot. He did, however, get out to Best Buy to see about replacing Shain. And that was a whole series of hoops. See, Shain has a 16.1-inch screen. Shain's normal resolution is 1600×1200 pixels. I paid a lot of money when I bought Shain to get that screen resolution and size, and I don't intend to give it up. Thus, the only machine in stock that was an acceptable trade was a new top-of-the line Sony. One Salesperson tried to get Angel to take an HP in trade. No go. Sony, maybe Toshiba are the only brands high-enough quality to take the kind of abuse I dish out on a regular basis. And Sony's the only one that makes a 16'' normal screen. A 15'' screen that does 1024x768 is not a sufficient trade. The techs all agreed. At 10:30 at night when he's trying to close, a manager is a little harder to convince. Fortunately, when we went back yesterday afternoon, it went more smoothly. And in the end, we wound up getting even exchange on the new GRT. So I once again have a laptop whose specs are nothing to sneeze at. Tinúviel, as she is tentatively named (as no-one can tell me the Elvish for ''peace''), has a slightly lower screen resolution than Shain did, going only to 1400×1024 or some such, but she has a lot of extra stuff. I'll post the full spec sheet later, when I have Taika all hooked up and syncing.
I have not gotten to play with my precious yet. We got her and promptly went to the ROTK showing. Following that (yes, I'll do my fangirl raving later) I drove back to Indy and slept 4 hours, getting up to go to a 0630 workshop on casting. I felt miserably inadequate on my anatomy (I need to review the extremities and their vasculature in some depth) but was complimented on my splinting skills. I am the sprinting queen!
Took a brief pause on my way to the workshop to take a look at the OB/GYN exam results. Started at the bottom of the list (ordered high to low score) and worked my way up to fourth from the top before I found my number.
77%
High pass, O Best Beloved.

3% shy of an honours pass. And I was so worried.
You dont know how strange it feels to be elated over a 77%, but that's the way medical school goes. You get excited over doing well, no matter what the objective measure is. And a high pass in OB is a great achievement!
Now I'm sitting in the OR, doing penance for being excused at 0900 yesterday by getting to start IV's and possibly intubate a real patient. There are worse things to do for penance, O yes, Best Beloved. If only I weren't being kept from my Tinúviel...
Subscribe

  • On the Road...

    We'll be heading out on Saturday for a month-long mission trip to Papua New Guinea. Committed to trying to blog daily while there - will be sharing…

  • Drive-By posting: Miriam

    In case anyone is wondering what my daughter is up to these days, here she is! In other news, today was an ER day from hell, and I'm going to bed…

  • (no subject)

    Sauntered in at 0730 with the intention of meeting fellowship director, who gives a lie to the old-dogs-new-tricks mantra, for a little chat about…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 11 comments

  • On the Road...

    We'll be heading out on Saturday for a month-long mission trip to Papua New Guinea. Committed to trying to blog daily while there - will be sharing…

  • Drive-By posting: Miriam

    In case anyone is wondering what my daughter is up to these days, here she is! In other news, today was an ER day from hell, and I'm going to bed…

  • (no subject)

    Sauntered in at 0730 with the intention of meeting fellowship director, who gives a lie to the old-dogs-new-tricks mantra, for a little chat about…