Monday, September 27, 2010

Wherein I ramble because I'm tired

This is what I had for dinner tonight. I didn't realize until I put all the food on the plate, but everything is orange. I'm pretty sure the only thing I learned in nutrition was that a monochrome diet is not well-balanced. What's that saying? Do as your med student says, not as she does.

In other news, I am apparently no longer allowed to sleep. I've had have some sort of insomnia for the last two weeks, which is perfect timing considering all the tests. I don't even try to go to sleep until about 1 am because otherwise it's just like torturing myself, lying there pleading with my brain to TURN OFF. Three nights ago, I decided at about midnight that I'd rearrange the furniture, make it more Zen or something. Two nights ago, I watched about 4 episodes of Glee. I figured maybe the cast of Glee could lull me into sleep with their rendition of Don't Stop Believin', but no such luck.

Last night, I was getting desperate, so after about 30 minutes of tossing and turning I got out the big guns.

I figured maybe I could read some of it and maybe bore myself into sleep. After all, I did pay $100 for this sucker; in addition to teaching me something about medicine it better double as a sleep aid. 

 There's 2754 pages in Harrison's, so there should be something soporific enough, right? Beetle vesication apparently wasn't boring enough. Maybe I should have tried the section on African Sleeping Sickness.

Tonight I'm going to have to break out my Robbins. Maybe reading about the histologic appearance of squamous cell carcinoma will put me to sleep. If it does, Pathology will be my new best friend. And if it doesn't, well, then maybe all that reading will help me do better on the test...that is, if I don't fall asleep on the scantron.


  1. You make me happy. I need to call you, maybe late at night. I'll talk to you about law stuff so you can fall asleep.

  2. At least it's a diet soda......