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02 February 2009 @ 11:26 pm
slightly superficially high  
Wow, so. Emerg is nothing like E.R. Is anyone in the peanut gallery surprised?

The weirdest things get me about rotations. Not the sick babies or the man who chopped off his thumb with a rotary saw or the wideboy who thought he was an angel sent by god to cure people. (Of scrofula, one imagines.) This time, it was the heat. It was minus four today; one of the coldest winters in history; unprecedented snowfall in the next island over; and I WAS DYING OF THE HEAT. I haven't been so hot since neonatology, where they turn up the temperatures to beach control for the chilluns. I nearly fainted twice, there. Today I was wandering around Minors and wondering if anyone would notice if I whipped off my sweater and went around in a camisole. And maybe barefoot. After two rotations sans white coat, I forgot how stifling the fuckers are. And heavy, don't get me started. I'm still not sure why I carry around a BNF and Oxford Handbook when I never, ever use them. My aim in hospital is to do as little as possible, which certainly does not mean referencing every second word that falls from a consultant's mouth as if it were an illegible scrap of Dead Sea Gospel.

The SHO we attached ourselves to was young and cute and definitely had a crush on my partner. Free sign-ins for anything we like, WA-HEY. It's so useful hanging around with a blonde.

I've decided to take a holiday after my exams. My friend suggested I take a sun holiday, which. Third-degree burns? Enticing. Mom wanted me to go to Australia. Again, not really that tempting. I used to live there. It sort of sucks the charm out of it. I'd really like to go to America - New York, LA or Vegas - because these are places I imagine myself living. New York is probably the best option for a lone cowboy (yeah, I have no friends to come with me, they are all lame with boyfriends and want to take walking trips, ugh ugh ugh; maybe I shouldn't have turned down those guys before Christmas). Plus, the galleries! The food! When I say IHOP sounds like my idea of heaven, you'll get a perfect picture of my culinary ambitions. On the other hand, I am a weiner and aeroports and public transport in general scare the shit out of me. It's a nice dream, though.

I can't wait to read harriet_vane's HP CROSS-OVER OMG or ignipes space opera AU - both of these have actual names, I'm sure - but I'm all smily and my eyes are sort of crossing. That's what happens when you don't sit down for ten hours and proceed to study ophthalmology AS IF IT WEREN'T THE GROSSEST THING EVER. It's not the right mood to appreciate good fiction. On the other hand, I conquered EndNote!
 
 
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I like you.cyclogenesis on February 3rd, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
If you come to Vegas you can hang out with me. \o/
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Little Mermaid pink dress of winscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Only if you can guarantee at least one showgirl-sighting per day! :P
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on February 3rd, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Hey hey how about San Francisco?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Kitties: self cleaning catsscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
WITH THE ICE-CREAM HOUSES? But what is there to see besides those? (I'm not being fatuous, I honestly don't know. Alcatraz?)
(no subject) - hatoyona on February 4th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on February 4th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - hatoyona on February 4th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kristinbicrim on February 3rd, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
If you come to NYC, let me know--I'm 20 minutes away.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: butterfly bookscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
In ... NEW JERSEY? :D
uminohikariuminohikari on February 3rd, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
XD Laze around at home?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: daisiesscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Mmm, so tempting!
kestrelsparhawkkestrelsparhawk on February 3rd, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Carrying around
"I'm still not sure why I carry around a BNF and Oxford Handbook when I never, ever use them."
Well, there you have it. Most Big Name Fans are pretty heavy. *ducks*

Seriously, the only places I've ever found heat-tolerable in a hospital are in surgery. One would think the other departments would get the memo about cool places being healthier. Good luck!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: ra green facescoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Carrying around
Their egos are, for sure!

Actually, I'm always frozen in surgery. Mainly because I'm in scrubs and not moving, in case a nurse shoots me.
Riakessie on February 3rd, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
yeah, I have no friends to come with me, they are all lame with boyfriends and want to take walking trips

No one will come with me, either, which is why I decided to bugger them and go on my own. I'm hoping people from the flist will meet up, but otherwise I'm going to buy books and just wander, which suits me fine. :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Discworld: Death of Ratsscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I'VE HEARD THE BARNES AND NOBLE IN TIMES SQUARE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST BOOKSHOPS IN THE WORLD, Y/N?
(no subject) - daybreaq on February 5th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on February 5th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
confusedkaytconfusedkayt on February 3rd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Oof. Emotional brutality and physical discomfort for the win! Good on you for pushing through, and harnessing the power of the blondes.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: blue bustierscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Having a blonde around is always useful ... plus, she's a lovely girl! Win win!
o hulloah!: anm; ~*glomp*~bogged on February 3rd, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
When would you be on this supposed trip? If it happens to be anytime around March 20th, I will be in NYC. Otherwise I highly doubt you want to come to Ohio, although I could show you BOB EVANS! It is like IHOP but mooooore.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PoT: Marui: kissscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, this would be in June, possibly July? ie the worst time to travel anywhere, lol.

Surely Bob Evans is a person, not a place? Unless it was originally a cannibal cookout...
(no subject) - bogged on February 4th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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daybreaqdaybreaq on February 3rd, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Manhattan is one of my favorite places in the world. You can easily walk there if the weather's nice though the subways come in handy and honestly should not be feared at all. NY is fun with others but also extremely fun alone. In fact, I tend to feel I'm missing out on something when I don't get a chance to set out on my own enough during a visit. There is every type of restaurant in NY; but I don't recall ever spotting an IHop in Manhattan.

If you can't make it that far this time though ... may I suggest London?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: ra sariscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
I loved the subways in Barcelona, where they aren't even in English, but. Well. I've heard about alligators and muggers, you know??

I've also heard of Applebee's, which is a cool name if nothing else? Hahaha, the squalor of my palate.

Yeah, except the shopping there would be nothing out of the way - we have all the chains here - except more expensive. Meh.
(no subject) - daybreaq on February 5th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on February 5th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
girl; obsessed: bandom - hat!mikeycomplications_g on February 3rd, 2009 08:25 am (UTC)
A holiday sounds great! And ugh, NY! I want to go too!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Gossip Girl: Chuck & Ericscoradh on February 4th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
I think it's where good people go when they die. Uh-huh.