Archive for March, 2008

Sleepless nights

Monday, March 31st, 2008

I’m stressed. I need more sleep. I have to be entirely honest about this. Sleep has never been an issue for me before, I could sleep through anything at anytime! But it’s starting to get to the point that either I don’t have time to sleep enough, or if I do have time, I spend […]

Cram

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

I just got home from an intense 48 hour exam review course, complete with crash-course type lectures and practice oral stations. And I say “48 hour” because it started the evening of Thursday and basically involved every waking moment until just this afternoon. Which is intense considering we slept under 6 hours every night. It […]

Irrational irritability

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

It’s coming on now. Two months until the big exam and I’m starting to get irritable about everything. Anyone who tries to tell me anything that will not be on my exam, be it my parents telling me about some news item or a friend explaining something about themself or even work-related things that won’t […]

Final stretch

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Well, I just got done what would have been my last night on call until my exam. Except that I offered to do another one next month, so it’s not. In any case, it’s a milestone because now this means this would have been my scheduled “final stretch” of studying. In two months, I’m supposed […]

Grasping at sand

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Right. So I have been organizing my studying by topics, and I just sat down to begin to formally study neurogenetics and neurometabolics. Much to my surprise, I have a whole host of notes, probably prepared sometime last year, for which I have entirely no recollection of having done. The formatting and style tells me […]

Credit cards

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

I heard on the news recently that if people just call their credit card companies and ask, there is a good chance that they will just lower your interest rate. Apparently some people even got their interest rate cut in half! I had no idea that the rate was negotiable! Even though I always make […]

ReGenesis

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

I just found this amazing TV show, can’t believe I never knew about it. It’s called ReGenesis, and it’s based in Toronto, about an organization that does high-tech biotech work to figure out global outbreak and biowarfare crises in the lab. It combines biochemistry and medicine, and has enough reality and facts in it to […]

Spa studying

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Being on vacation, I found myself the most awesomest study environment today. Essentially, there is an upscale spa downtown, which I’ve figured out a 30 minute massage costs just enough to nearly be completely covered by my health insurance. For the session, they give you free access to their fitness facilities and snacks all day. […]

Need to get crackin’

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I just got my work schedule for March, and I guess it really hit me that I need to get cracking for my exam. I’ve been letting things slide these past few weeks, despite trying my hardest not to. It’s just so hard to maintain such intense concentration for such a protracted period of time. […]