So. Just finished the first exam block of the new semester. Gonna start pharmacology tomorrow, but I don’t feel like working on anything at 1300 am. So random thoughts for you as I struggle to prep for pharm this late.
1.) Did you know that when you sleep, your cerebrospinal fluid actually flows a lot as you sleep through these tiny microscopic channels that help clean out waste. Compare that to the very little movement when you are awake.
So now you have another excuse to go take a nap. You’re welcome. “MA! I’m NAPPING. Trying to clean my brain from seeing the neighbor naked.”
2.) Man, I am so grateful for the people I’ve met in my life. Just listening to a song reminded me of my piano teacher I had a child. I remember playing a piece and not actually following a note in a measure, because I thought it sounded right. I thought he was going to be mad, but he surprised me with something along the lines of, “AH. But why did you play that note? It sounded right didn’t it? Wasn’t what you expected. That’s called playing by ear.”
You betcha I bring up that memory every time I hear a melody that doesn’t go the way I expect. I keep hearing what a melody could have been, but then it doesn’t happen. It’s a lot of fun. He’s probably long gone now, but I’m glad I still remember a part of him.
And because I might as well, this was the song I was listening to:
The usually quiet and reserved musical genius opens up about his approach and philosophy.
They gave me a 3 day weekend and what do I do with it? Study. But on the bright side, I discovered Piano Jazz on NPR. Why did I not find out about this earlier in my life? Now Marian McPartland has passed on, and it’s just reruns. But if you like jazz and like hearing a little about the artists from the artists themselves, you should give it a listen.
AND since this radio program has gone on for so long, you can hear some of the greats talk about their work even after their death. So it is literally a piece of recorded history. Yes, there is YouTube, but this interview is between one musician to another. So it’s like a jam session/interview/mutual admiration. It is freaking awesome.
It is also soothing for the soul as biochem decides to torture it.
Good news everyone. I passed my histology, anatomy, AND physiology exams for this last exam block. THANK GOODNESS. Much improvement from 1st exam block. My clinical skills exams suffered, but penciling some more time here and there and less time for some other things should fix that. So now I gotta up my game even more.
So for you guys still in school (and not in school), keep at it. You’re all smart and capable individuals.The most you can do is learn from your mistakes. If you can do even that, then I think you can get pretty far. Don’t sweat it if you mess up, think big picture, and then it won’t seem so bad.
So I guess that’s all I wanted to say really. That, and I wanted an excuse to share this track as I wait patiently for the next Romantically Apocalyptic journal update. Use it as study music, that’s what I’m doing. lol
Hi guys, so I’m in 2nd/3rd week of school now. Anatomy is a killer. So is histology. Oh man. But that is beside the point, I have been getting good vibes all weekend despite feeling like I know nothing and probably knowing not enough. And this is part of the reason why.
A NEW SHIINA RINGO SINGLE CAME OUT IN MAY AND I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT IT???? Well, I am enjoying it now. And that’s all that matters.
That, and it just rained. I go to school in a freaking desert, and I am from Portland. So there. Running in circles in the rain is justified for me. Shut up. I know you’re laughing.
I finally get to listen to the entire album, and the one track that I manage to have on repeat for the longest time is the track without any words in it. Strange, since I love Steve’s voice.
Also, hi everyone. How are y’all doin’? I’m sick with pneumonia, but getting better. I know. Pneumonia during the summer? I don’t even. Probably picked it up from a patient while volunteering at the rheum clinic. Terrible timing I know. It’s like I’m playing a cosmic game of “FUCK YOU”, with me being the winner. Wooooo.
Guess what my grandparents got me on their not-so-fun & dreadfully terrible trip to China? Yoga Lin albums like I asked them to! The album on the left came with a DVD, but they understood what I meant this time around! Aaaaah so happy. And yes. Music is always newsworthy. Especially if it is me acquiring it.
I need to repay my grandparents somehow. Because that trip was NOT easy. And these two together was about 113 yuan, which is about $18.50 or something. Muuuuch cheaper than importing them (hell, I can’t even get a physical CD off Amazon). Holy shit. But still. I need to thank them somehow.