Sunday, June 17, 2007

Falling Asleep

So, as I reported before, I finished surgery on Friday. Before heading off to the exam, me and my size 9 hands closed our last incision for a while, and wrote up our last OR note.

Well, to wrap up our current placements, Atopy, Rococo and I went for sushi on 4 Street on Friday night. Afterwards, we hit some café on 17 Avenue for dessert, which was a nice change from the usual routine.

Anyways, next is anaesthesia. It involves a lot of sitting around and reading, with the occasional IV start or intubation. Quite a change of pace. I can't say I'm looking forward to it much, as I hate that feeling of unpreparedness I always seem to have these days.

Midsummer is this week, and that means that by next weekend, the days will be getting shorter again. Winter is coming.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sleep on the Horizon

I was on call three out of the last four weekends. That wears a person down. Tomorrow, I have my final surgery exam, and on Monday I start anaesthesia. So, I won't have any call for two weeks, possibly four. Now I can get some sleep.

Too bad; I've enjoyed being in the OR. Or, should I say, I like being at the table in the OR, since I'll still be physically in the theatre for two weeks, but I won't be doing anything except perhaps some IV starts and some arterial blood draws. On the plus side, I am looking forward to sleeping in until 5:30 every day, instead of getting up at 4:30 like I have been.

I thought about going to Boston for the weekend, but at $1500 for a flight via Chicago, it's a bit too much dough for 48 hours out of town.

Hoo, today was not an easy day. Lucky for me I can fall back on YMO's 'Computer Game -- Theme from The Circus' to get me out of a funk.

Sunday, June 03, 2007


I didn't have call this weekend. Whew! I really needed a full weekend off. It's funny how satisfying a simple day of relaxation has become for us clerks. Saturday, I did nothing of import. I met up with Rococo and Magic Pants at Earl's, and we spent the afternoon in the sun on the patio, with margaritas and happy conversation. Then, with coercion employed skillfully on my part, we went to see the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It was supposed to be pretty bad, but Johnny Depp is Johnny Depp. Well, I enjoyed it. I have to say, though, that it was a bit Tranantinoesque, what with all the killing and killing and killing. Also, I was a bit disappointed in Keira's choice.

Today was a quiet day at home with Wa-Wa, Victor Jara, and the other rarely-played artists in my iTunes catalog. Funny, it seems that Tarcy Su and Yuki Hsu have new albums out... I thought they had moved permanently into the realm of memories of my youth.

Anyways, back to the subject of movies, I finally saw Babel. An okay movie; the strongest moment for me was when Ryuichi Sakamoto was used for the final scene. A great song.

We're in the midst of a thunderstorm right now. The windows are wide open...

The Lowest of the Low said:

And some time when your resistance is low
Remember that I know...
Who's your favourite Pogue

There's a place in my soul where no one else can adore you
And like the poet-soldier says, "I would spill my blood for you."