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03 January 2006 @ 08:00 pm
A stuffed butterfly? This is so far from a real mouse that it makes me want to scream.  

I have lived almost twenty years without knowing that the wobbling thing in the back of your mouth isn't your tonsil, that it's your uvula, and that your tonsils are the psycho-looking fat roundy things to either side.

Where can I put my face? A FRAUD OF A MED STUDENT IS ALL I AM.

As for Physiology lab, ye gods, that was insupportable. I only survived by writing This Q&A session is oppression by the bourgeoisie! on Claire's handbook, and loudly whispering "Communists! They're all Communists!" at intervals.

We have to be the stupidest class in the history of medical education. All of us sat there like stuffed monkeys for five minutes while the tutor tried to winkle out of us why females have lower haematocrits (red blood cell counts) than males. The boys had a go -- "Extra muscle mass", bless their poor deluded souls -- but frankly, one hopes none of them become gynies. The class is ninety percent female, but did any of them say, "Um, because of periods?"

NO.

NOT A ONE.

And neither did I, because I was being oppressed by the bourgeoisie.

 
 
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Current Music: My flatmates' obnoxious laughter. YES I CAN HEAR YOU.
 
 
 
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.lanitha on January 3rd, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha!!! Thanks for the giggle, love!
And don't worry, you'll never forget this little fact for as long you shall live!
That's what education is for; learning something you didn't know already. Heh.
;-)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Draco well shitscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
It's the beautiful analogies that make me remember things, like: the pharygneal muscles are like stacked paper cups. Or the cerebellum looks like embossed ivy.

Mentioning this at mealtimes is not to be advised, however.
Remus Buttplug Face: sherant H/Dlazy_daze on January 3rd, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
Bwah! T00bface. *giggles & loves*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Sirius killed by draperyscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
Ptooie. *flaps wrist and lovesonback* If it weren't for the prettybois, life would so not be worth living. And fandom, too, of course.
Rosefourth_rose on January 3rd, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
*giggles*

because I was being oppressed by the bourgeoisie

That needs to be an icon, methinks ;-)

(Besides, tonsils or no, you were doing better than 99% of my history students who can't spell the b word even if I write it on the blackboard before the test begins...)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: orly? ya rlyscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
I checked it on Word spellcheck before posting, I have to say. But I did get it right first time. *struts* I don't think Claire could read my handwriting, though, so she missed out on a fine joke. *sadness* Such is the hugeness of the lab I doubt anyone even heard my Communist slander.
SilentAurorsilentauror on January 3rd, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, sorry to hear about the bourgeoisie!

And I don't think that anyone knows what or where their tonsils are until they get tonsillitis. You know, where you wake up and go, dear God, what is going on in my throat and have a look in there to see two golf-ball-sized nasties in there and quickly close your mouth before gasping in horror, only to realise that you can't gasp with horror, no voice. Just saying. :) It was a bad time.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Syringesscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
Little buggers. *kicks them*

I used to get a lot of earaches, which are due to infection in the same area, it seems. You have my sympathies!

Plus, a lot of little birds told me it was your birthday! So: HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY to you!
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leialiai on January 3rd, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
I used to want to go to medical school so much. I think it's too late now, I'm already doing A Levels. It'd be another year at school. How do you find it? (Sorry if I'm being nosy btw). :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: orly owlscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
It's never to late for that sort of thing. The oldest person in my class is forty, and several of them have children. Me, I took a year out before I decided to bit the bullet and do it.

How do I find it? Hmmm ... intense. Overwhelming, at first. However, I can't give a really accurate portrayal of my success or lack thereof, as we still haven't got any exam results back. As far as I can see, it's much like school, only a lot more people have read Terry Pratchett; a lot more people can use big words; and a lot more people have their heads jammed so far up their spincters they can see out of their mouths.

In terms of coursework, yeah, it's a shitload. But it's not unmanageable, if you realise that you're never, ever, in a million bazillion years going to be able to learn it all and still eat and sleep (not to mention carry on some kind of life), and just content yourself with doing the bare mimimum.

Lot of injokes, too. And you get used to the dead bodies real fast. Like after a day, for me, or a couple of weeks, for the most squeamish.

You have no idea of how much you can get used to ...

And I'm doing it and I hate blood, so it can't be that bad. Hope that helps! ♥
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Dancing crabscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
Absobloodylutely. *admires*
Elsie: spread teh loffelsie on January 3rd, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
I do not remember how I found you, but I can tell you I'm reaping the rewards in FUNNEH.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Made of awesomescoradh on January 3rd, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
Always good to hear. ♥

(Through kabeyk.

I have a creepily good memory.)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Douglas Adamsscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
YOU MEAN THEY'RE NOT?!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Theodore/Luna (Standing)scoradh on January 3rd, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Red is so my colour.

One's at one end and the other's at the other? Yeah ... why, because he's going to sell his on the black market for rare and precious gems is what first sprung to mind?
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coppala on January 3rd, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
have lived almost twenty years without knowing that the wobbling thing in the back of your mouth isn't your tonsil, that it's your uvula

I still get "uvulas" and "vulvas" confused, which has led to some truly bizarre conversations with my doctor, let me tell you.
moocow: [HP] the proper response is nonemisconstrue on January 3rd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
heh. If it makes you feel any better last year for biology class in the whole embryonic development section they were talking about the chromosomes responsible for vulvas in some insect or another, because apparently these were among the first to be definitely documented as having a purpose (the chromosomes, not the insects) and I didn't know what they were. So, I had my sister google image search them. Man, that was fairly awkward. Methinks the w00blet didn't know but ... can't ever be sure.

P.S. Try painting a mouth, very big, it'll help you figure out where everything is. ;)
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Beer and Skittles: Comedy Tragedyliadlaith on January 3rd, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
The hatememe was deleted, and with it went our conversation. Woe.

If you're interested, my responses were:

1. I allow the use of the word "candy" in relation to things like humbugs and lemon drops and other hard sugary things on which you suck because to bite down would be to lose a tooth.

2. American spelling is the fault of Noah Webster, but to be fair he didn't just pull it out of his arse, before Johnson a lot of the no-u-and-look-at-all-our-zeds spellings had been legitimate.

3. I will be a frozen lump of Cassie come 2007.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: blah blah blahscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
I noes! All because of some piffling death threat. Heh. I must check out the new one and see if its grown -- omghatememe.

1. I allow the use of the word candy in 'candy canes'. It could also apply to that rock candy you bring back from Blarney and places to relatives whom you dislike. I dislike it in general use, because it raises my hopes that this 'candy' will be something new and wonderful that I've never tasted nor seen before, and possibly pink -- when in fact, the person is referring to Snickers.

Ew.

2. Oh, the dictionary man! All that puts me in mind of is Johnson in Blackadder III. Good times, man. Good times.

3. We'll send you to the Ice Hotel as an exhibit.
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Cait: simon/kayleecoralia13 on January 3rd, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
Poor dear. Sounds like a pretty unfun day - especially if you had to find out about the tonsils by dissecting them.
I've never really understood the uvula, myself, although it does have the benefit of making me think of Kermit the Frog. If that's a benefit.

Does having your period really give you a lower red blood cell count? All month long? Is it because the red blood cells guys have just floating around go into making a mock-placenta, or what? And can you believe I just used the phrase "mock-placenta"?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Aslanscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
No, every day here is a bucket full of joy in the slops-basket of life! Oh, indeed.

No one did explain what its function was. I find that suspicious, frankly.

No, it's like ... haematocrit is the percentage of rbcs in plasma, as opposed to proteins and vitamins and whatnot. Females lose some every month (not all month, just that week or so!), so their overall count is lower, by just a percentage mark or two. If you have really low counts you have anaemia. Bad.

Well, I just want to know what you think 'real-plasma' is, now ...
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Dr Leezard: Fry/Laurie: lolz!lizardspots on January 3rd, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
I have lived almost twenty years without knowing that the wobbling thing in the back of your mouth isn't your tonsil, that it's your uvula, and that your tonsils are the psycho-looking fat roundy things to either side.

OMG I totally thought the exact same thing until I was taught otherwise earlier last term. :(((( We fail at knowing things that people ought to know but are never told!

Also, uvula sounds like it's part of the female genitalia. :(
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Barely contained gleescoradh on January 3rd, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
Is't me, or is your icon from Blackadder? Excuse me while I squee!

The worst of it is, my friend was all, "Look, this is what it is" and totally owning the Netter's computer programme. And I just sat there, whimpering a little and murmuring, "Alas, poor wobbly thing. It was never meant to be."

IT DOES. SO DOES LABIAL NERVE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
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Celicaawaysail on January 3rd, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
I was being oppressed by the bourgeoisie.

*giggles*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Draco's realismscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
I am, too.

Bastids.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 4th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
I am amused too, but I'm fourty two comments behind!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 4th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
LOSER.