February 24th, 2003

Nescafe rabbit

Current Music: "Shrek" soundtrack - Hallelujah

This has to be one of the most beautiful songs ever to make radio. It makes me cry every time I see the sequence in Shrek...and the Biblical symbolism is just heartwrenching. Mmm, a moment of peace in the midst of this nasty studyness.

Quote from my textbook (note: Peyronie disease is a rather nasty fibrous tumour of the penis): "Although, not surprisingly, males are affected more frequently than females in Peyronie disease..."
Tonight, I have been through approximately 240 pages of my book, looking at and trying to remember something like 150 pictures of various conditions. Will I remember them tomorrow?

So. Kris came over to bring the offer papers to us today. And she says "While I'm here, I want to see this couch you guys keep talking about." So we brought her up to the apartment. And she says "Wow. That -is- a big couch."
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Friday, Smith dropped off the list of 68 Kodachromes over skin diseases that we'd never seen before. Fucking pathologists. What, like they think we don't have enough to do?
Exam pool for tomorrow's lab test (usually ~ 200 questions, 2-2.5 hours):
  • ~150 pictures from the book

  • 5 gross specimens of bone tumours

  • 13 microscope slides

  • 68 Kodachrome slides on skin disorders

  • 44 Kodachrome slides on red blood cell disorders

  • 19 Kodachrome slides on white blood cell disorders

We're supposed to know the 27 Kodachromes on bones, joints, and soft tissue tumours, but nobody (including Lowene, who keeps all the slides) knows where the damn things are. So if she pops up a question from one of those, we're all just fucked. Isn't that a comforting thought?
I'm going to bed. I'll be up early enough in the morning...need to review and then be at school by 7:30 AM to go over slides again. At least Medicine was cancelled. One hour of path and then nothing from 9:30 to 1 when the exam is. I need that time.
  • Current Music
    Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright
Nescafe rabbit

T-minus 90 minutes...

Lindy and Kara are in the classroom asking each other questions in soft voices. I don't even remember half of the things they're talking about. I'm going to fail.
I doubt the coffee (3 or 4 cups, now) is helping my nerves any - nor is the icky lasagna that's the only frozen dinner I have left in here. Rachel's right - Weight Watchers meals are gross. Lean Cuisine is much yummier.

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I'd just like to state that I hate skin. Skin, my friends, is evil in the highest degree. I'm going to go stare at more facts about skin. Please, God, just let me pass...
  • Current Mood
    morose morose
Nescafe rabbit

Bart, I love you.

Exam today was...well, it could've been worse. I knew more than I didn't know, and a surprising amount of information was dredged out of my mind by the questions. Banged my head against the wall a couple of times, things I just hadn't quite memorised or should've listened to my instinct on (why oh why didn't I go over Histiocytosis X carefully?) but there were 192 questions, so missing a few isn't going to kill me. Crossed myself before the exam, even though I'm not Catholic. For some reason, that particular gesture appeals to me. Apparently, God listened. Now to wait and see scores in a few weeks (hey, 16 exams, graded by hand, 192 short-answer questions each...)

Went to tell Angel I was on the way home. Vessa pages me. "Where'd mistwalker.org go?" Sure enough, I've got connectivity home - I can get to my desktop and ping the WAN, but the server's all gone. Head home. No lights, no fans. Not good. So I get on the phone and call A+ computers, ask for Bart. I have a dead computer, I say, think it's the power supply - and it's our server, so I need it fixed quick-like.
Bring it in. he tells me. I'll test the supply and if that's not it, we'll see what we can do. So I did. It was the power supply (go me!). How much do I owe you? Nothing, he says. You haven't had it a year - it's under warranty.
No receipts, nothing. But Bart remembers every computer we've bought from him. And probably every computer we've bought for everyone else from him. What a man.

E-mail from Kris: No word yet, they called and said it might not be until tomorrow, so hang in there. I'm hanging. So hopeful. So hyper. O please o please o please....

Angel hooked Shalom into the surround sound. This may or may not have been a good idea; I've currently got Prozzäk cranked up nice and loud, and am sorting MP3's to suit my every desire.
And tonight Angel's taking me to dinner for Valentine's day finally.
  • Current Music
    Prozzäk - Europa