Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Finger food

It's been a fairly full day between my surgery elective this morning, booking it directly to class (followed by tutorial), running to my apartment for a chest/shoulders/abs/sprints workout, heading back to school for dance class/practice, and studying for a couple hours at the library.

Surprisingly I don't feel all that tired and will probably do a bit more homework before going to bed. But with my luck, I'll start on a case, lean my head on the arm of the couch and be out for a few hours. It's definitely happened before :P.

There were a couple things that particularly made my day a good one. First off, I've decided to do my cardiovascular surgery elective for the entire year!! It's an idea I've been toying with for the past 3 weeks because:
(a) I absolutely love the heart (see this post);
(b) our cardiovascular unit is next term and I feel that this elective will be particularly beneficial;
(c) my preceptor is a wonderful teacher and I feel encouraged in the area of self-directed learning; and
(d) I can't believe that 2 months have already gone by so fast...I feel like I've only skimmed the surface of the iceberg of material.

Oh ECG, someday I will understand you!
Thankfully my preceptor is willing to take me on and actually encouraged it! Phew! I was actually very nervous of being rejected. It was almost worst than a first date!

The other thing that was a highlight was double treat day at tutorial. I brought my cheesecake squares and thankfully my group liked them! I don't know how to explain it but I get so much happiness when others enjoy my baked goods. It's like the feeling of taking a friend to one of those "best kept secrets" restaurants or like finding burried treasure and sharing it with others. Yes, I just made that analogy...baked goods = burried treasure. Another classmate brought in some spooky halloween fingers.
They were absolutely delicious but I had to take the "fingernail" off before eating it. Fingernails actually give me the creeps. It makes me think of the Saw movies (not that I've ever seen any of them) or of fingernails going down a chalkboard. ahhhhhh! And I thought I had a strong stomach :P.


  1. I actually thought those were real fingers for a second and I was totally grossed out and more than a little confused. In other news, me and all the other teachers at work are dressing as the Paper Bag Princess on Monday. This is one of the reasons I love working with kids. I get to show up for work in a paper bag and fuzzy pink tiara and nobody will think I'm weird.

  2. Haha...that is amazing!! Can you take pictures and send them to me? I want to see this epic costume :)