Sunday, February 05, 2006

Voodoo

I got back from Banff this evening. Wow, what a great weekend. Friday night, we got to the 'wellness' conference at about 6 p.m., had dinner, then headed into town to go clubbing, a bit after 10. We ended up at Hoodoo Lounge. The DJing was a bit weak, but the girlz dragged me onto the dance floor, which I typically hate, and I started to get into it. Once Run DMC came up, I went trance and wouldn't stop dancing until I got dragged back off of the floor at 1:30, to catch a bus up the hill to the hotel. I would not stop, though, not even when we got outside. I have never been in the groove like that, ever before. What happened? Strange.

Next day, it was seminars about various Wellness topics. Meditation was my favourite. We did this kind of stuff back in high school, at athletic camps, and I have used the techniques once in a while to help with insomnia, but this weekend reminded me of what I like about it: it modifies focus, awareness, perception. Mebbe I should spend more time pursuing it. Anyways, since meditation was in the morning, I had already achieved oneness with the universe by noon! That gave me all afternoon to ponder the ten dimensions of string theory.

Well, Saturday night, the remaining quadrangle of nerdz decided not to go clubbing, and hung out at the hotel. This morning, we headed back into town for some shopping, then went to the Banff Springs Hotel for afternoon tea, checked out the actual hoodoos on the edge of town, and headed back to Calgary. Nice day! I love being outside in a hint of snowfall, which was the case for most of the time we were there, and Banff is a gorgeous place. The view from Banff Springs is certainly incredible, and we discovered that it is the ideal study location, with all of these big halls overlooking the valley and mountains, and virtually no through-traffic of people. Hopefully, I'll be heading up there again soon, to get some quality studying in.

8 comments:

am said...

Sounds beautiful. :o)

Bil The Man said...

Sounds like E to me. Did any of your drinks taste funny? Were you really thirsty? Either way, fantastic that you had a night like that. We should have done more of that in Beantown. The high here today is 28C. Miss you man.

Tall Medstudent said...

It is beautiful up there.

I drank little, and what I did, tasted normal. I wasn't thirsty in the least.

I suspect that I'm just in a good mood, for the last month or so.

Marysienka said...

It seems like we all start dancing during medschool ;-)

Glad you had fun in Banff, I'm still jealous. Anyway, have a nice week!

Tall Medstudent said...

While I was there, I saw a preview for GA on the hotel TV...

I should rent last season's DVDs...

AM said...

I just wanted to say hi...Hi. :)

Bil The Man said...

You know, you are making me wish I was in med school. My job is hard.

Tall Medstudent said...

Hi right back at you.

Well Bil, I won't be winning the Nobel prize anytime soon. As I know from watching 'Friends', if you really want to be cool, you have to win a Nobel.

Anyways, with meds, once you're in, 'you're in'. It's like a country club.