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    Saturday, June 25th, 2011
    12:57 am
    Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    1:17 am
    Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
    11:10 pm
    YAYAYAYAYAY
    FUCKING YAY!
    Thursday, October 30th, 2008
    6:52 pm
    Oh fucking great...
    These next 4 years are going to blow.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/31/health/chen10-30.html?_r=1&ref=health&oref=slogin

    Highlights include:
    "Despite my teachers’ efforts, I was about as miserable in medical school as I had ever been. I felt alone. Neither I nor my classmates could admit to failure, and the last thing I wanted to do was to let anyone but my closest friends know just how unhappy I was."

    "It took nearly 20 years for the three of us to learn that we had each been miserable as medical students. It has taken even longer for researchers to discover the extent to which such feelings exist among American medical students."

    "In 2006, Dr. Liselotte N. Dyrbye and her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic found that nearly half of the 545 medical students they surveyed suffered from burnout, which they defined as professional distress in three domains: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low sense of personal accomplishment."

    "Dr. Dyrbyre and her colleagues widened the scope of their research, analyzing survey responses from 2,248 medical students at seven medical schools across the country. Again, nearly half of the students surveyed met the criteria for burnout. But the investigators discovered an even more ominous finding: 11 percent of all the students surveyed also reported having suicidal thoughts in the past year."

    "As medical students experienced more burnout, there was a corresponding drop in the level of empathy toward patients."

    So basically I have 4 years of being miserable and depressed and what I get out of it is resentment for those I wanted to help in the first place.
    Awesome career choice Sam.

    Saturday, October 11th, 2008
    11:37 pm
    Monday, August 4th, 2008
    6:35 pm
    Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
    10:39 pm
    Update
    June 30th: Left California.
    June 30th - July 3rd: Drove across country to Michigan.
    July 3rd - July 9th: Hug out with father
    July 9th: Flew to Ukraine
    July 9th - July 30th: Hung out in Ukraine with Gene's family (with an awesome trip to the Black Sea)
    July 30th: Returned to States
    July 31st: Left Michigan
    July 31st - August 1: Drove to New York
    August 1st: Moved into student housing.
    August 4th: FIRST DAY OF MEDICAL SCHOOL!!

    Current Mood: excited
    Sunday, June 8th, 2008
    8:20 pm
    7:58 pm
    Looking at my friends list I realized that no one on it lives in the bay area, but I figured in the spirit of cross posting I'll give party details here just in case.

    Last Party in the East Bay (while we still have furniture)

    Date: Friday June 13, 2008

    Time: 8pm - whenever people pass out

    Location:
    Our crappy hole-in-the-wall apartment (no really there are holes in the walls)
                      
    How to get in:
    Call Sami or Gene

    Description (from Gene):

    We've had some good times in the East Bay but alas it is time to move on. I am gradating on the 15th and we're driving across the country two weeks later never to return again (take that, parking tickets!) All of you helped make our stay in this area a bit more tolerable and we would love to have you over for one last debaucherous event.
    There will be music, food, booze and ... a clown? Identity of clown is to be determined by excessive drinking.

    My girlfriend just informed me that apparently we cannot in our right mind load our car up with alcohol instead of our personal belongings; all of it has to be consumed at the party or taken by home guests. Furniture will also be available for the taking. If you want an item, let us know. Additionally, if you want a collection of unmatched cookware, dishes and glassware--it's yours!
    Monday, May 19th, 2008
    4:05 pm
    Sunday, March 30th, 2008
    9:32 pm
    Finder died today.

    When we called the hospital at 3pm he was doing better.  He was off oxygen and eating.  They did another x-ray and said there was no more fluid in his lungs.  They said we could take him home and gave us some medication for him.  We were going to bring him back tomorrow morning for a ultrasound.

    He was doing fine for 2 hours then when I went to give him some treats I found him struggling to breath again.  We ran back to the hospital where they told us his heart had stopped.  They did CPR and had a tube down his throat to help him breath.  As we were trying to decide what to do he passed on his own.

    My heart is broken.
    Saturday, March 29th, 2008
    6:35 pm
    Lets hope bad things don't come in threes...
    Yesterday at 5am I woke up to a stomach ache and proceeded to vomit for the rest of the day.  It was incredibly unpleasant, especially the hour and a half that I went into work to finish up a power point so I could mail it to a client (who has trial coming up this week).

    Today I woke up to my cat Finder drooling and having trouble breathing.  Thankfully we live a block from a animal hospital so I ran him over there.  Unfortunately the vet thinks he has congestive heart failure, which means he would have at most 6 months to live.  There is fluid in his lungs and they have him on oxygen and heavily sedated.  Also, they required a $400 emergency deposit.  Thankfully my dad was kind enough to front the money, and even fronted the extra money so they can keep Finder overnight to observe him.  If he doesn't get better though, it probably means we'll have to euthanize him.  Finder isn't even 2 years old.  I was doing pretty well with the news, but when we went to go see him I just lost it.  I'm not the type to knit sweaters for my pets, or have painting of them or anything like that, but I do love him.  This is a very bad day indeed.

    I just hope nothing else bad happens tomorrow.
    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
    5:33 pm
    Anyone else bummed about Heath Ledger's death?   I didn't know the guy or anything, but dude, that sucks.
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
    2:20 pm
    :)
    Today is a very good day.
    Thursday, October 4th, 2007
    2:00 pm
    My Birthday Party
    Saturday October 6th.  My apartment.  You should come.
    Friday, August 24th, 2007
    7:38 pm
    GENE BOUGHT BE A NEW LAPTOP COMPUTER!!!

    YAY!!! I did not see this coming.  It is so nice and pretty and it has a wide screen so I can watch movies!  YAY AGAIN!!!

    Friday, October 6th, 2006
    11:44 pm
    party
    Saturday night is my birthday party.  My place.  You should come.  Call my cell if you need directions/ want to be let up.
    Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
    8:01 pm
    My boyfriend is back

    And my world is complete once more.

    Sunday, September 24th, 2006
    11:57 pm
    Sunday, September 17th, 2006
    7:46 pm
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