Archive for October, 2007

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I just wanted to say officially how awesome it is that 1.00 CAD = 1.06 USD right now. How crazy is that?! When I first moved here 5 years ago, the Canadian dollar was more in the 0.60-0.70 range. I’d been thinking about whether or not this rise has been quite sudden and recent, so […]


Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I don’t think I’ve ever felt this drained before in my life. I’ve done the sleep-deprivation. I’ve done cramming. I’ve done 12 hour time-zone changes. I’ve done post-migraine fatigue. But I’ve never had this kind of fatigue before ever.
I just feel like eating and sleeping. My body isn’t really that tired, but my brain is […]

Time to hibernate

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

With the sudden drop in temperatures recently, I have been eating more and feeling like hibernating.I have, however, been in a much better mood when I’m actually awake. Which is good.
I also need to figure out where to start studying. Yes, yes, I’ve been studying. It just keeps feeling like I need to start somewhere […]

So tired

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

I’m so tired, I have gotten essentially no work done since coming home from London.

I <3 shrimp?!

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Check out this weird shrimp that showed up in our supper tonight. The nerd in me went ahead and dissected out the shrimp to look at what was causing these little symmetric heart-shaped black marks. It seems the exoskeleton is thinner on those areas, and there is a thin layer of black tissue right under […]


Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Well that was anticlimactic. Yesterday was my nephew’s 3rd birthday, and since I was out-of-town, we went out today instead. Drove out to Toys’R’Us to pick out a present. He’d asked for two things: a horn and a Diego watch. I was unable to find either at the store. Ended up buying him a harmonica, […]

Saturation point

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

I just spent a very strange couple of days. After work on Thursday, skipped study group and a friend and I drove down to a nearby town about 3 hours away for a review course on neuromuscular diseases. We stayed at the conference center lodging, and they fed us nonstop for two days. Sat through […]

J’ai fatiguĂ©

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Phew. We have two big talks a year as part of the program, and I somehow ended up with both of them on the same day. This morning, I gave grand rounds on the Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies. And then tonight I gave a talk to the trainees on Metabolics for Dummies. Both hour-long […]


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

It’s strange. I realized today what it was that people disliked so much about hospitals. We spend our days working there, and I love it there. Nothing wrong at all with it. But a friend went through major surgery this week, and a bunch of us went to visit him today. And it struck me […]

Best friends

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

I bumped into an old friend on the street today. It got me thinking that if I wasn’t so absorbed in my studies back in university, he would have been one of my best friends. As it was, we spent a lot of time together. For one, we had identical schedules for the entire undergraduate […]

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