Monday, November 24, 2008


This guy would get honors in surgery. Not only because he was a "hammerhead" (see chapter 1 of Surgical Recall) and made it his meeting with a gaping wound, he tended to the wound in his groin with a binder clip. Just wait till he sees that picture of him bleeding through his boxers.

And I thought I had bad luck.

Oh and need some motivation to jog?

First there was the Wii Fit, now there's this.

NPR's "Wait Wait, don't tell me" has opened up a new world of hilarity for me.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lopsided victories

In honor of today when the Bucks dominated the Michigan Jokerines, there were a couple other lopsided victories this week worth mentioning.

Lopsided victory no. 1: Naked homeowner gives intruder a spray

Three questions about this one:
  1. Did you know what I was thinking when I read this headline? (I bet you were too)
  2. Why pelt a house with rocks that you're about to rob?
  3. Did he pose for the local media for that picture?
Lopsided victory no. 2: Panda attacks man who wanted a cuddle at a Chinese zoo.

Perhaps the man didn't bring his "A game" that day. One cannot take that away from the tremendous performance by the panda.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

An introduction

So this is my second attempt at online journaling.  I used to do LiveJournal but quit that a few years ago, when I was an undergraduate engineering student.  And here I am now, a 3rd year medical student, who is looking for a constructive way to kill some time.

I'll spend a few sentences on why there is a long hiatus in online journaling.  Firstly, I got lazy.  I don't need to further elaborate.  The rest of the reasons are far more interesting.  My writing was too personal and uncensored.  No... it was NOT explicit.  I used it for personal ranting.  When I got mad about something, it got posted no matter how irrational and occasionally nonfactual it was.  Some might call this purpose for journaling therapeutic, but I neglected something important.  My material was readily available on the internet for anyone to read, including the people occasionally mentioned (never by name, of course) in my journal.  That got me in trouble and prompted me to stop writing on the internet.
But now I'm back.  Will I still write about things that tick me off?  Sure.  I'm angry frequently.  I understand now, however, that blogging and journaling are not synonymous.   Journals are for viewing by the author only.  Blogs, on the other hand, convey personal information, but are more like submissions for the editorial section of a newspaper.  This is also a good place to chronicle some of the absolutely amazing things I am seeing this year as a medical student.  I'll try my best to make it interesting and funny.