Monday, April 28, 2008

Finals Keep The Man Down

Just a quick reminder of why I am busy and have no life outside of school. However, there is a tiny glimmer of light at the end of this first year tunnel... but a lot still needs to be accomplished. The D-1 you have all come to know and love will soon graduate to the next stage of hoop jumping and gopher running...D-2 year. But more on that later.

Final 2 weeks = 12 tests total

This week:
Restorative written final (done today)
Restorative Performance Exam (tuesday) - class II prep on 30, class II amalgam on 31.
Neuroanatomy Practical (Wednesday)
Radiology Final (Friday)

Next week:
Physiology final (monday)
Occlusion final (tuesday)
Occlusion performance exam wax-up (tuesday)
Neuroanatomy written final (tuesday...this day clearly sucks)
Biochemistry final (wednesday)
Pathology final (thursday)
Perio written final (thursday)
Histology final (Friday)

I am feeling drained, yet surprisingly motivated to actually study and not blow all my grades at the very end. Let's see what happens.

Back to work I go.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

21 Days Left Revisited

I said it was going to happen, and now seems a better time than any (I’m on spring break…finally). Last year I made a post towards the end of my undergraduate career listing 21 things that I would not miss after leaving undergrad forever. Now I feel the urge to re-create that sentiment except in the opposite..things I DO miss.. I’m sure these aren’t unique to me…well some of them may be. In no particular order….

21. Dominoes cinna-stick
20. Being able to leave my apartment over the summer and come back with it magically cleaned
19. Green grass and lots of trees
18. Teachers that know my name
17. Not feeling guilty about watching tv at night rather than study biochem
16. Porch sitting with scotch and cigars
15. Stoner friends (nicest, most un-judgmental people on the planet)
14. Having to go to school for 2 hours on some days or having ENTIRE days off in the middle of the week
13. No 8 AM class every day
12. Classes that grade on more than a handful of multiple choice questions
11. Comparatively no responsibility
10. Dominating all the freshmen when I was forced to take BIO I my senior year because I skipped it
09. Being able to go out with friends without planning it weeks in advance
08. Coming home and drinking a beer instead of cracking open a text book
07. Hot Shots Golf with the Cuz
06. Having time to commit to an exercise regiment
05. Having time to get groceries
04. Extra-credit
03. Feeling like the big fish in the bowl
02. Seeing different people every day
01. Having time to clean

Ahh to be one year younger. I do recall complaining a lot about being bored and ready to get out, and I’m glad it is over still…but damn – you really take things for granted until they are no longer available.

This will most likely be my last post until after the semester. Not enough to really add and the schedule is going to get brutal quite fast. I will recap finals and the D-1 year as a whole in mid-may. I will continue to answer as many emails as possible but again…they are not high on my list of shit to get done.

And so on and so on and so on.