Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Have I Mentioned...

a) My own personal theory about what happens at the end of the Harry Potter saga?


b) How much I love Keith Olbermann?

No? Really? Hmm.

Well, it's a good thing I can do both at once, because I need to be efficient these days... and also, it just so happens he has the exact same theory.

Spoilers, sort of, but only if Olbermann and I are right. Which we both think we are.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

My Cadaver is More Fun Than I Am


Sorry about the radio silence. I'm planning to dedicate some time soon for a post about my new room-temperature friend; I think you'll like him. He's got a good heart, and we try not to let it dry out. He's not quite all there anymore, if you get my drift, but it's okay because we're keeping track of all the bits we take out.

I also wanted to put in some words on the subject of medical blogs, and all the controversy in that little world lately. By the time I get around to it, maybe there will be a whole new quasi-scandal to get excited about.

For those keeping score, I have now done my first written test and my first lab practical in Clinical Anatomy. Both, I believe, went well enough. There's a way of looking at my program that boils down to a Pass/Fail paradigm. I kind of like looking at it in that way.

It's getting late, and I have some stuff to go over before tomorrow, so check back on the weekend. Approximately.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

A little present from your uncle Feb

People, listen up. You need to go see this movie. Seriously. (Minneapolis people: it's at the Uptown this very week.)

We were going to see Knocked Up (and we will, sooner or later). But it's my birthday, and dinner happened to be finished at an inconvenient point between showtimes for the big Hollywood comedy... so I used my Birthday Power™ to go see Once.

I shit you not: I haven't seen a better movie in years. Everything I hate about big dumb musicals stays a world away from this story, and yet somehow everything that's awesome about them finds its way in. It's very strange, and -- here's an adjective I haven't used about a movie in a while -- surprising. Go. Then come back and tell me how right I was.

Friday, June 01, 2007

...it was the opposite of Ninja-like, actually.

Today we cut our cadaver's heart out of his thoracic cavity. It was bitchin'.

My hands. Human heart. Whoa.

There's a lot to talk about, kids, and maybe this weekend I'll have some time. It'll require some thought to properly frame the thoughts and emotions that I've been experiencing in the first few days of anatomy lab.

One thing's for sure, though: today's events definitely tugged on someboody's heartstrings, har har har.