Thursday, July 08, 2010

what's in your bag?

things i carry: fellowship edition
the newest addition to the orla kiely family of bags in this household arrived on our doorstep yesterday! i'm going to be a bit sad to retire my previous bag (at least as primary work vessel), since i lugged it around the hospital for the past 2.5 years. you can see the old bag in the corner of this sad scene, which pretty much sums up residency:

august 2008
scrubs and old orla: relics of the past

okay, it wasn't always THAT bad. but i'm still glad it's over! here's old orla's roomier replacement:


at first i was worried it looked TOO big, but once i put all of my things in it, it looked just about right.



so what's IN there, anyway?
i love, love, LOVE seeing what others carry around (check out this famous flickr pool for what i mean). 2 years ago during a PICU rotation, i captured the contents of my white coat, so i thought i would do an update.

i am not wearing a white coat these days (although some in the field do). i am not a fan, perhaps because i associate it with things like the PICU (i have a little PTSD there, maybe). instead, it's all in the bag.


contents include:
planner (space 24)
notebook (for conferences, etc)
official book of follow-up correspondance (all calls recorded)
survival binder with schedule/important forms/articles/more
algorithms book (to be replaced with my mini-binder when it's complete)
lunch bag
emergency sustenance
mini case to hold pens
stethoscope
mini-wallet
prader beads & tape measure
reference of normal endocrine values
PALS card (what if someone codes in clinic?)
residency survival guide

i may be able to streamline eventually, but for now this is it! it looks like a ton here, but it actually fits comfortably in new orla.

if you have a blog and are so inclined, i'd love to see a 'what's in your bag?' post! feel free to link in the comments; if there are a few, i'll post a list later in the week.

excellent discussion
in yesterday's comments on the pickiness post! i think the general consensus is that perhaps pickiness does reach the disorder level when it interferes with functioning and/or health. and i am totally with those of you who vow not to cook two meals for the family when the time comes!

okay, off to do a little AM yoga (didn't get to it yesterday). the relaxation will be welcome today since i am leading my first resident/student teaching session this morning. ahhh!

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7.7.10

workout: 4 miles easy (9:03/mi) in chapel hill. even though the mercury climbed to 102 yesterday, it wasn't bad at all at 6:15 when i was running.

clean eating burger #2: the july/august issue of CE features no fewer than 4 burger recipes, a fact which delighted josh. i think the very first thing he requested when i told him i wanted to make the whole issue were these smoky pork burgers.


here's the recipe -- very VERY simple. i am pretty sure that the pork i bought was not so lean, but:

a) it was from a local smaller farm and had a high humane treatment rating (ie: not from smithfield, although i suppose that's 'local' too around here)
b) i kept the burgers to 1/4 lb size which is pretty reasonable

our favorite part of this dinner was the roasted tomatoes! so worth it even if turning the oven on during a 102-degree day felt a bit wrong.

HP corner: today marks the beginning of week #2 in my personal HP. this week's goal is a challenging one: i want to figure out how to cut the intimidating projects i have looming down to size so that i can actually make daily progress on them! more on this tomorrow . . .

7 comments:

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love seeing what's in your bag! I'll do a similar post when I start my dietetic internship in a few weeks . . . first I have to find a suitable bag though!

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

i'd love to do a similar post! great idea (because i'm in a semi-writers block slump haha)

sadly mine isn't too exciting. except for my flashcards. totally the life of the party :)

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

Lol that first picture is too cute. I think if I took everything out of my bag, I'd never get it back in again!! Those burgers look pretty delicious. Take Care : )

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

Love the first photo! I love seeing what's in your bag! I have to do a similar post soon as I am getting a new bag in the mail soon! Very excited.

Siobhan Brady said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i have exactly the same pear book - i think you got me hooked.. will email more later - 2 grants due this week!

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

In My Bag complete with roller and handle
speaker system for an I-phone
loops for magnification
prescription goggles
week's schedule with complete package of h&p's
stethescope
prescription pad
camera for interesting cases
surgical scissors
sutures
business cards
extra batteries
charger for my cell phone
OR caps
various odds and ends including lunch

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

Love. This.Post.

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