More than a 4.0
My summer internship has really made me reevaluate my perception of education. Are all A’s really worth it? Is a 4.0 worth the effort? I’ve been given the amazing opportunity to shadow various clinicians over the summer, both doctors and pharmacists alike. I’ve learned about their paths to success, engaged in their daily duties and even shared some good laughs. After all, behind...
Amy: Aww, I know what will cheer you up. You want some chocolate?
Me: ... No, sorry... I'm actually allergic to chocolate.
Amy: WHAT?! REALLY?! What kind of reaction do you get?
Me: I guess it's not a true allergy. I get really sleepy and pass out.
Amy: WOW! You'd be so easy to rape!
Note to Self
Working out while having the hiccups. … Yeeeah, not a good decision. At all.
How to Work Like a Boss
This pharmacist I shadowed today revealed his life philosophy to me! He said the secret to keeping doctors and patients satisfied or impressed is lowering their expectations as much as possible. Then… overachieve at the task at hand! For example, if making an IV bag takes 3 hours, tell them it will take 5. Then BAM! They will either praise you for getting it done in 3 or at the very least,...
When people Facebook their problems...
…instead of facing their problems. Yeah, it’s a bit hypocritical for me to post this, but people need to face reality. It’s therapeutic, yes, but social media sites don’t solve your issues; they just let the whole world know you have some.
I somehow accidentally set up my Chase account so that it sends me text messages whenever it senses fraudulent activity on my debit card. Then, I can confirm or deny any purchases. Cooooool! Now I can worry less about the very, very small minority of people that somehow want my identity.
Dieting and Workout Decisions
Working out and dieting just aren’t what they used to be anymore. Now I realize everyone has unique experiences that shape their beliefs of how their bodies should look. For some, it’s past relationships and others, maybe social media or ambitions for better health. However, the key motivators for most people nowadays is their discontent with the person staring back at them in the...
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do...
It's All in the (Re)Mix
So I’ve been in studio for the day… and by studio, I really mean my parents’ room with their glitch-prone PC since Mac OSX can’t run Sony Sound Forge. After a 4-year long hiatus to the turntables… and by turntables, I really mean pirated music-editing programs, I’ve returned with a urge for mixing. It’s been so long and speaking of which, the entire process takes soo long - shifting...
Men 'more attracted to women who act dumb'
That’s the title of this “study” I’m reading right now conducted at UT Austin and this probably pissed me off more than it should have. The study enumerates 88 factors that make women appear more “exploitable” (i.e. lip biting, immaturity, other random bullshit). Photos illustrating this type of behavior were shown to men. Then, they were then asked to rate the...
Lately, I’ve been thinking about my friendships. My most memorable college experiences have hinged around meeting new people and the promise of newfound adventure, but like the ebb and flow of a beach tide, many of them simply come and go. But why? And how? Sometimes the friendships I value turn out to be circumstantial. Maybe we took the same classes, or perhaps we were dating mutual...
And in the blink of an eye, my first year of pharmacy school is over. A part of me wishes I had documented and cataloged all the events and changes that brought me to this point, but… c’est la vie. I’ve faced challenges and overcome them, forged new friendships and saw the grind of school cultivate me into a better, more mature person - sounds like one of those crappy low budget...