Thursday, May 06, 2010

thursday break time!

a positive choice
i REALLY don't want to write a clichéd, annoying post about how much it sucked to get through a (HARD) 29 hour shift while under attack by some ugly powerhouse of an upper respiratory virus.

so, while waiting for my ibuprofen + pseudoephedrine cocktail to kick in, i will just pose a few more exciting questions. let's share! feel free to take a break from work (or google reader catchup) and post your answers in the comments and give me something to look forward to for when i wake up from a long (hopefully therapeutic) maxi-nap.

what was your best subject in school, by stage of education?
high school: probably math, although i wasn't one of those super-accelerated types. actually, thinking more outside the box it was probably chorus!

college: physiology! and neuroscience.


med school: pharmacology. oh i love me some drugs, and i can memorize meds like nobody's business.

what was your worst subject?
high school: history. i used to sleep in it consistently. why was it always focused on wars & politics? i would have been much more interested in schools of thought, or what normal people did with their days! too bad blogs didn't exist back then . . .


college: organic chemistry -- hands down. i have a (self-diagnosed) spatial learning disability.

med school: anatomy. that ol' spatial thing strikes again! good thing my future career will never require me to cut any holes in anyone, ever.

what is one book you think everyone -- everyone -- should read?

i really did love it!. but my favorite books in terms of artistry are probably lolita (nabokov) and the wind-up bird chronicle (murakami).


if you were limited to ONE musical group/artist to listen to for the rest of your life, who would it be?

gaga probably the beatles. but the loss would be heart-wrenching.


BEDTIME!

14 comments:

Cyn Marie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like fun!

(1) what was your best subject in school, by stage of education?
(a) high school - civics/history
(b) college - sociology (but, what can you do with a sociology degree? That was always my question.)
(c) law school - property & family law

(2) worst subject
(a) high school - geometry (i still abhor it!)
(b) college - psychology
(c) law school - i think i have blocked it out // maybe civil procedure? I liked the subject, but the prof's way of teaching and my way of learning did not connect

(3) what is one book you think everyone -- everyone -- should read? Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (in fact, I should read it again!)

(4) if you were limited to ONE musical group/artist to listen to for the rest of your life, who would it be? i don't think I could do that! I go through phases of I love THIS group and then I don't want to hear them for the next 6 months. So listening to only ONE person/group? Geez, I think I'd rather almost NOT listen to music because at least then I'd have fond memories of what once was... :-D

HangryPants said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fun fun!

Best:
HS - English
College - My favorite were my Women's Studies Classes
Law - Criminal Law

Worst:
HS - Physics
College - Least favorite - THe lameo liberal arts math class I had to take.
Law - Tax

Book: I've never read a book that I thought really changed my life. I did like the Glass Castle though.

Music: Dave Matthews.

hjlongmo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so need this! A welcome break from college finals week!

Best subjects:
HS - English and history
College - English and history (weird how that works...majoring in both).

Worst:
HS - Math
College - economics bleghh.

Book - "Everything Is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer or "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt

Music: I can even narrow it down to song, "Steal My Sunshine" by Len!

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Katie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, I will answer fun questions to take a break from reading about antibiotic penetration in lung tissue...

1) Best Subjects
high school: chemistry or calculus
college: bio-enginerding
grad school: physiology. I LOVED that class and wish I had taken it earlier, it seriously had be considering med school (still am, really)

2) Worst Subjects
high school: English
college: physical or organic chemistry
grad school: thermodynamics, the devil

3) Three Cups of Tea. It's so relevant to so many current political and social issues, and just a really great story.

(4) Dave Matthews Band, easily.

Carly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These types of questions are the best.

Best Subjects:
High School: Calculus
College: Exercise Physiology/ Sports Analysis of Movement

Worst Subjects:
High School: History
College: Institution of Education

Book: "Omnivores Dilemma"

Band/Music: Brand New

Liv said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

best subjects:
hs: studio art
college: studio art
med school: anatomy

worst:
hs: history
college: music theory
med school: biochemistry

book: Night by Elie Wiesel

music: John Prine

marathonmaiden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

best subjects:
hs: french/chemistry
college: spanish


worst:
hs: physics (and i'm graduating with a degree in it now!)
college: physiology (but i think it was the professor because i understood the material but not his test questions....oh excuses hah)

book: jurassic park

music: rascal flatts

runsarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So fun!
Best:
high school - math
undergrad - bio
med school - hematology

Worst:
high school - french
undergrad - o-chem
med school - anatomy - also awful at the whole spaital thing!

Book: recently loved shanghai girls
Music: Beatles or the Shins

hope you get some sleep and get rest of the urti infection!

nicole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love school haaha.
Best:
--high school: toss up between bio, italian, and calc
--college: neuroscience. um but it was my major, so i took like 15 neuro classes. soooo more specifically, "the neurophysiology and electrophysiology of the synapse" was my favorite
--med school: ANATOMY!! ah love. the day they handed me a hacksaw was my favorite day.

Worst:
--high school: chem. yuck.
--College: general chem strikes again!
--med school: and again!! do we see a pattern? biochem was a disaster. yikes..

nicole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh and i forgot:

books: probably pride & prejudice. or atlas shrugged.
music: iron & wine or the decemberists.

Chelsea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute idea.

Best-
High school: English and math. I loooved biology though.
College: Stats I guess. I did well in my journalism classes (made straight As when often only one or two As were given out in the whole class), but I thought they were really hard. Undergrad stats >>> easier than undergrad journalism.
Grad: Biostat :)

Worst-
HS: Physics and chemistry
College: Chemistry and calc 2 (ick)
Grad: Stat inference and analysis.

Best book-
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Music-
Cat Stevens greatest hits.

BroccoliHut said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Agh! So sorry to hear about your not-so-stellar shift. But I will gladly answer your fun questions:)
High School: Best-English...or choir. Worst-chemistry.
College: Best-English (I like to write, obvi!)Worst-calculus, NO DOUBT.

I haven't made it to graduate level just yet. Almost!

Denise said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Best subject:
HS = Anything math or science
College = Biology + math
B-school = Statistics

Worst subject:
HS = English
College = English
B-school = Organizational theory or anything fluffy

Best book = Les Mis or The Fountainhead

Music group = sorry to say it but Michael Jackson - still love his music

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