Friday, October 30, 2009

Chem Exam, take 3

I won't lie to ya. Chemistry is kicking my rear.

Don't get me wrong....I love the concepts of Chemistry. I could listen to the lectures and watch labs run all day.

Well, not ALL day, but you get the idea.

AND, you'll notice I said WATCH labs run.

I just don't want to have to do it myself.

And if I never have to answer a stoichiometry problem again, it will be too soon.

Except for the fact that I will be answering at least 20 of them (well, not JUST stoichiometry) today.

I've only gotten C's on my last two exams and that really bugs me.

My wise and glorious mother reminded me of this fact, though:

"What do they call Dr.'s who got C's in Chemistry?"


Dear "studly",

Dear "studly" football player,

Yes, they had cars when I went to school the first time.

Seriously. Wear your helmet next time you play.

With warmest wishes,

The thirtysomething pre-med

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I do apologize for being absent for so long.

I was conducting my own hands-on extra credit project.

Also known as a cholecystectomy.

In normal people speak: I had my gall bladder taken out.

It hit hard. It hit fast. And knocked me out for almost 2 weeks.

I have pictures but as for the extra credit? No one really went for it...and the nurses wouldn't let me keep my gallbladder. Big meanies.

So, please excuse my absences.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Genetic Mutations

E asked me if I could somehow figure out a way to mutate his genes so he can have super powers.

This is as close as I could get. I'm only in my first semester, you know....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Musings

"You know it's going to be a good one because we have to pull out our blast shield"
-Chem Prof shortly before igniting a Ski can with thermite...


Friday, October 9, 2009

Dear fellow pre-med student,

Dear fellow pre-med student,

I notice that you apparently get a kick out of making fun of my know, even with a brain that graduated a few years ago, I'm still pretty perceptive. So, today, when you told me to ask the Prof. to start passing the tests out on our side of the room because I needed more time because I was way older? I sort of got the dig...wait, what was I talking about? I forgot. Oh no! Dimentia is setting in!

Better go buy my wrinkle cream and get out my hearing aides,

The 30 something pre-med

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

White Coat

I totally realized after I wrote that title that you probably think that the white coats were after me and that's why I haven't blogged in a few days....or not.

But last night, I felt like a real scientist.

Or maybe, like a real doctor.

I got to wear a white coat in lab and I totally flashed forward 3 years (or more) to when I get to wear a white coat all the time and people will call me, uh, Doctor.

I got a little creeped out.

And while we are on the subject, why is it that most docs don't wear those white coats anymore? None of the physicians I know wear them. I see them in nice attire or scrubs.

So, maybe I was a bit of a dork to get all excited. Plus, the coat said neurology on it. And I SO don't want to be a neurologist.

OH, but what if it said psych ward on it? Now that could be a sign....

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dear Gen Bio class,

Dear Gen Bio class,

I don't know if you realized this or not but, our professor actually knows way more than you about the subject of biology. I know, hard to believe, right? But, if you would just be quiet long enough to hear her speak, you might actually learn something. Just sayin'.

With warmest regards,

The 30something premed

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I am officially 5 weeks into school now. I wish I could tell you that it has been five LONG weeks, but...not so much. These weeks have flown by. Only 10 weeks left in the semester and only, I don't know, 7 years until I graduate med school?

If my countdown is correct, which, you know, it won't be, but still....

My oldest will graduate from high school the same year I graduate from Med school.

My 2nd will be getting his driver's license.

My 3rd will be a brand new teenager.

My 4th will be in his last year of elementary school.

And I...I will be ____ years old!!!! (I'm thirtysomething, remember???)

What have I done? Lord, what have I done???