Monday, September 01, 2008

Mississippi Art and Artist...

I don't think local artists get the recognition that they deserve. Please take a moment and look at Mississippi's own Katie Drummond's gallery. Everyone has their own idea of beauty, but I have a love for the exuberant color found throughout her collection.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Day in the Life of Dog

Dog waits anxiously for me to come home all day (you can feel the excitement)...

Then, Dog discovers that I have an interesting evening planned. I am teaching her about flow cytometry and monoclonal antibodies. Dog pretends to be interested...

Before long, Dog can't hide the fact that I am boring her to sleep and begins to yawn...

Eventually Dog gets comfy...

And does what anyone would do when faced with learning about flow cytometry and monoclonal antibodies...

Saturday, August 09, 2008

M2 - Week 1

I thought it was going to start off better than this. I seem to have my hands full and have over committed myself, but I can handle it for the most part. Got the note service up and running for the M2s. Going to start the note service for the M1s on Monday. We have a help website for medical students that I am in the process of updating for the M1 year. I am also updating the ASB website (this is the only website not password protected that I am working on -- so here is the link: The page was nearly two years out of date, but it is coming around. I hope to have it fully updated by the end of August. You tend to judge a place by the quality of its website. It says something about us that we are so far behind. Hopefully, that all changes now. I also have to make trips to Natchez & Greenville, MS, and Monroe, LA, next week for business.

As for classes, compared to last year, there are a lot more "butt lectures." Where you actually have to sit on your butt and listen. Anyone that knows me knows that I can't do that. I can talk to someone one-on-one (usually), but I can't sit still and listen to someone ramble who doesn't care if I am daydreaming or playing on the internet. I usually take the audio recording from the note service and play it at double speed. Stopping when I need to take breaks. More butt lectures means more studying for me. Especially since the information this year happens to contain brand new material. Thankfully, the material is more relevant to medicine than the material that I learned last year. The first year information is repeated in some lectures, so it all helps to bring stuff back for the board (USMLE) that I have to take by the end of June.

I have ventured out and found someone special. He gives me something to day dream about between all the work that I have to accomplish.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Post Secret

Learn With Every Goodbye

Learn With Every Goodbye
After a while, you learn the subtle difference
and between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With the grace of a woman,
not the grief of a child,
And learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight
And after a while, you learn That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn
and learn...
With every goodbye, you learn.