Deranged Doctor

Eventually, this will be my spot on the medical blogroll. For now, though - it's for fun. A weblog that can go public. Posts will probably be sporadic, mostly inspired by what I read on other weblogs. When this becomes a proper medical blog, all the frivolous things will likely be deleted.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

More work, less studying! It's supposedly summer! (I suppose we'll know for sure when the clouds part and the sheeting rain ends for long enough to get a glimpse of the "sun." I hear it's warm and yellow?)
More VROOOOOOM on June 21... Honda Demo Days is coming to town, and we've booked a series of bikes.
You get to just take them and rip for an hour. I can't believe it. So we've got the ST1300A (big vroom), the CBR1000RR (oh man, can't wait!) and the CBR600F4i (why not?).

If it's raining, someone'll have me to answer to.

For the record, if you've never worked in a PICU, it gets pretty depressing when you're coming up with a whole bunch of really great medical solutions (they've all worked before, really!) and they're just not having any effect. It's like, come on... something give us a chance, already.

Hey, Medic? The whole bike is sweet. They should never have stopped making them. Although the 'Busa just keeps getting better...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Stole this days and days ago, and never got around to using it. Until today!
(I know that Fish on a Bycicle occasionally drops by to read this, so I'd better be sure to credit him - he was the source - so for the record - Fish found this first.)

List ten things you want to say to people you know but you never will, for whatever reason. Don't say who they are. Use each person only once:

1. I'm glad of our friendship. I admire your determination. I value the fact that you share it with me, and that way it benefits both of us more.
2. Don't you realize that you're destroying your life? This isn't like grade school, you can't just expect your mistakes to go away after a while. And hiding them from people who can support you isn't getting you any farther - have you thought that they might actually help?
3. I love you. I just wish I could fix some things the way others seem to have gotten better.
4. Money isn't everything, you know. There are more important things. Family. Friends. Health. Enjoyment of life.
5. I miss you. Although I know everything you think, everything you do, still I don't understand you, and I miss you. Or at least, the person that I knew, when that was you.
6. You're bright, you're talented, all you need is to be serious about it. You can go places - and I hope you find that out a few years earlier than I did, because you could be great.
7. I'd really like to know what was behind the conversations we had this fall. I'd like to have more of them, more often.
8. Your dream is closer than you think. You figured it out; you worked hard, and now you have a good chance. Of course, the advantages you can't help having do give you better odds, but that's great news for you!
9. You're stuck. Time to grow and expand. Time to have more than one friend. Time to have more than one social environment.
10. Thanks for all the help you've given me this year. I'm glad that I had the chance to become better friends with you and all the others. I'm sorry that we won't have classes together next year, but we should still do things together, all of the group.

Monday, March 06, 2006

For the record, the trend did continue. Twice more I have received money for nothing. Excellent.

And what did I do with it?

Let's just say... isn't it a pretty gadget?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Thank you, university.

Today when I arrived home, there was mail on the table.
The usual - driver's licenses, bills, credit card advertisements (did you know that I'm eligible for the Platinum Premium Plus Plan?).
There was also a cheque (if you live in America, they're called checks) from the university for a significant amount of money. It's enough to put me on the road to buying the digital camera I've wanted for so long.

I have no idea why they are giving me money.

The other day, fifty dollars appeared in my bank account. I didn't earn it and I don't know why it's there.

I hope this trend continues.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Freaking Arctic Vortex.

I've mentioned several times the warm weather we've been having all winter. It's been amazing. Last Saturday, the temperature hit twelve degrees above zero (that's Celsius for all you Americans; it's 54 of your degrees).

Well, it's over. Tonight, it will officially be 43 degrees below zero (that translates to minus 45 in Fahrenheit).

Minus forty-three.
Would anybody like to join me for a ski vacation here in lovely Alberta?

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hey, is it Blogger's fault or mine that I can't seem to see my own weblog?
Anyway, after work today I headed over to our LBS (local bike shop, but it's actually a triathlon specialty shop) and got a part-time summer job there. That is good news - especially since the schedule coincides almost exactly with last summer's dragon boat schedule, which means that if I worked there again, I could in fact hold down both jobs. At the same time, I got some electrical work for a friend of mine there, who hopes to do it in return for a wetsuit. (You see... you don't actually have to get paid to make a job at a tri shop worthwhile!)

Yay, birthday!
Or actually, not-very-exciting-at-all birthday!

On Sunday we filled our boots. I didn't have to go to work (much to the disappointment of all the people who take private lessons from me, which was half of the fun!) and instead, we did all sorts of things. Went swimming. Played badminton. Saw the Chronicles of Narnia. Ate at Red Lobster.
And on Monday, which was my birthday, there was just a small amount of sleeping late, not attending school (we won't discuss that any further), and another dinner with a different set of people... at Red Lobster.

And I got new toys.