Sunday, April 20, 2008

Job Results

So I didn't get that job I interviewed for. They told me today that they found someone else to fill the position. Today I checked Craig's List for more jobs and I'm fairly sure they reposted the job opening because it specifically had two very different locations and job responsibilities for criteria. So basically even when I'm compared against no one I'm not wanted as a worker. Fucking swell.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sleep, a Necessary Evil

Yesterday I slept until 1PM. I then feel back asleep at around 5PM, until 8PM. No wonder I couldn't sleep the rest of the night. At 7AM I gave up trying to sleep and went to campus to study and go to my 9:30AM class.

Now I'm trying to stay awake until at least 8PM. My game is so weak it's unbelievable. I had some coffee before I was tired and it destroyed my stomach. I hate my school's coffee. This means I can't handle drinking anymore coffee. I also have a class at 6:30-7:45PM and I need to study a lot tonight. I think sleeping in the afternoon is going to be inevitable, which will just further screw up my sleeping schedule. I don't know how I get myself into these situations.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I <3 White People

A new website that I'm in love with. Basically because it's the story of my life.

Stuff White People Like

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Have you heard of this new movie coming out, Made of Honor?

Basic premise: guy and girl have been best friends forever. Guy never ties the knot with a girl because he's assumed to be a casanova. As soon the girl gets engaged, guy friend falls wildly in love with his best friend. He then tries to break up his best friend's wedding, and win the girl.

Where have we heard this story before?

Oh right...

My Best Friend's Wedding. One of the only chick flicks I've ever grown to love. I don't care how McDreamy you may be Patrck Dempsy. Julia trumps you forever.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Finally got a taste of surgery - aortic valve replacement. I've come to a great conclusion.

Dealing with unconscious patients is infinitely better than dealing with talking ones.

Causing a Ruckus?

I may, or may not have caused a ruckus in the comments section of The Stranger's blog, Slog. It had to do with whether it's right to have higher taxation of the upper class since it hurts them less. It's a very liberal audience, and I'm a stubborn moderate. Yes, I said moderate and that's what I'm going to keep on calling myself regardless of the fact that I don't believe in socialism. There are plenty of "liberal" ideals I support.

If you actually came to this site via Slog then feel free to comment and continue the discussion. I enjoy it.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Interview: Recap

Every issue that I was hoping wouldn't come up did.

- Directly asked what I was looking to be paid
- Admitting that even though I have all those "clinical experiences" I really have no surgical experience
- Needing to admit that I would only be working there for a little over a year, until PA school started

We'll see. When it comes down to it I'm still (really) cheap labor and I'm still totally brighter than what's required for this job. I should hear by the middle of next week.

Terrible Person?

I just finished watching The English Patient, sparked by seeing that Seinfeld episode one too many times. I've always suspected that I was a heartless person. Well, I kind of know that I'm a heartless person. This somewhat troubles me. But after seeing Brokeback Mountain I thought there was a glimmer of hope that I might have a heart. Evidently, this movie is suppose to really tear you apart inside, so I thought I'd test myself.

End result? Nope, didn't really get that worked up. If you haven't seen it, and plan on seeing it, STOP READING FROM THIS POINT ON!!!!

I don't know. There was something about their relationship that kind of bothered me and it had nothing to do with the fact that she was married. My main problem was with the Count. He seemed kind of crazy, irrational and obsessed. I almost felt like he didn't love her as a person, but as an item. She was like a prize that no one else could have, and he needed her like a drug. I don't know, I guess some people would call this love. I don't know what would need to be different to make it more acceptable to me. I thought the love story between the nurse and Sayid (from LOST) was sadder.

Don't get me wrong though, I did enjoy the movie. I wasn't pleading for his death like Elaine, and I would gladly watch it again. In fact I would gladly watch it again to see if there was something I missed in the development of their relationship, but I'm fairly sure that I got an accurate picture of it.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Interview

Last night I sent my resume out to a job advertising for a medical assistant/surgical tech position. Generally I wouldn't consider myself qualified to be a surgical tech., since I don't even know what they do, but I fulfilled the requirements listed. It's the perfect job for me. They said it particularly well suited for people looking to expand their medical and surgical knowledge and skills. Considering that I want to be a surgical physician assistant I figured this was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up. It also said that applicants should be good at reassuring patients before, during and after procedures. I'm good with patients, they like me, I can handle that. PLUS the practice is in my town.

I wasn't too hopeful about hearing back though, as I'm not professionally trained in anything related to surgery, or being a medical assistant at that. Also I generally get the feeling from this web site that jobs posted need to be filled sooner, rather than later. So I made it clear that I wasn't going to be available to work until after graduation, May 17.

Less then 12 hours later I received an e-mail asking if I was available to interview this upcoming Monday. OF COURSE I AM.

I'm assuming they actually looked at my resume and determined that I was indeed technically qualified and capable of performing the job. So I'm going to go into the interview with a positive attitude assuming that it's just them making sure that I'm not a nut case. Hopefully I can fool them.

The practice also looks very, very elite which is why I'm giving as little descriptive information as possible. But basically I have to look really well put together, and bring it.