i finally sat down with all the things that were weighing on my academic conscience (board prep, fellowship-related responsibilities, and research) and made some headway on a plan. pulling everything out and thinking about what i needed to be doing without pager interruptions helped me to find the flow i was missing before, and i worked for nearly 2 solid hours on my research project.
i also decided that some of this was in order:
a little more structure. i've been doing it with my workouts for years now -- why not apply some of that same 'daily assignment' mentality to my board prep and other academic tasks?
we'll see how this works as i dive into another busy week! the attending who covered over the weekend left an ominous email that there was 'too much to sign out over email' so i'm bracing myself!
after getting some solid work in during the morning, i felt good about spending the afternoon with a friend at the movie theater. after an easy return at anthro and a slightly irritating lunch at california pizza kitchen (in which i asked for 2 customizations on my salad, and then was brought neither and was asked by the waitress to just 'let me know if i didn't like it' . . . uh, thanks), i was rewarded with inception, which was confusing but very enjoyable nonetheless.
i may have completed 23 grades-worth of school, but i'm completely inept at untangling complex (and sometimes even not-so-complex) movie plots. i get characters confused easily (especially males!) and lost in fast-moving action sequences, and then the inevitable disconnect occurs . . . often followed by a mid-feature nap.
inception certainly had its confusing moments, but it came together nicely and never got boring, thanks to excellent acting and interesting (not just ACTION! for the sake of ACTION!) effects. definitely a nice way to spend a sunday afternoon . . . i only wish josh hadn't been working so that he could have come too!
and just because you asked:
if you ignore the fact that i otherwise look kind of silly in this picture, you can tell that the hair is quite straight and smooth.
hey, does this remind you of anything? stephen is an emergency medicine resident at UNC, a runner, interested in happiness, and a fan of
workout: nada -- had to keep the hair dry! and a rest day was in order, anyway.