Saturday, December 26, 2009

Review: Amazon Kindle

This thing is effing amazing. I don't know which I like better about it: the comfort of reading from it, or the huge discounts you get.

I bought the Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes for $2.37. That was a 67% discount! And I know it's probably a lot more comfortable reading on this thing than the super cheap generic paperback it would have come on. I also just bought SuperFreakonomics for $10, another 60% discount!

I finished my first shorter Sherlock story, A Study in Scarlet. Next I'm reading SuperFreakonomics. After that it's either going to be another Holmes, or the first Twilight. I'm not particularly proud to be reading that, but I want to see what all the hoopla is all about before I bash it (any further.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Break 2009!

I survived what is supposedly the hardest semester of PA school. Horrah! Not only did I survive, but I came out with a 3.85GPA! I'm doing so much better in grad school than college. I honestly think it's because all the tests are multiple choice. w00t!

Leading up to the break I made a long list of things I wanted to do over the break:

Get some dates on
Read on my Kindle (that I'll get on Christmas) in public places
Finish Level 2 of Spanish Rosetta Stone
Catch up on V and Flashforward
See Avatar, Up In the Air, Nine and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

I made quick work with the first one. I had a date planned within 3 days of joining. (And it was actually with my first choice!) And I know I said I wanted "some dates," but does it count that I have a second date planned with the same person after NYE? w00tw00t

I don't have a Kindle yet, but I have started reading Sherlock Holmes, which was the last book I attempted to read before PA school started.

Rosetta Stone is going to take time, but I've done it two nights in a row so far. I'm not going to be able to start it again until I'm back from visiting with my family.

I've watched the first 6 episodes of Flashforward, but that's really good considering the season has only had 10 episodes.

I saw Avatar today. My eyes took a little adjusting to the 3D, but it was entertaining overall. The story was pretty simple - Pocahontas meets Fern Gully, plus a splash of Jurassic Park.

You'll all be happy to know I'm back to my old ways of going to bed late, and waking up later.

It's good to be on break. I refuse to allow the fact that I'll be in my mid-20's once the next semester starts ruin it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Almost There

I promise a recap on the year is coming.

Lab Medicine, Clinical Application, Pathophysiology are the in the past.

Pharmacology, Medicine and Anatomy await me next week.

You have no idea how much I look forward to this winter break.