Thursday, February 28, 2013

Musings from this week

Macklemore-And We Danced

(1) I'm just sane
(2) oh our glorious brain! Thanks for funding this Pres. Obama!
(3) It's not impossible to be superhuman
(4) I LOVE 50 Cent
(5)When in doubt WWJFD (what would James Franco do--a little obsessed with his hyperproducitivity)
(6) Letter-writing is important!
(7) Lessons of etiquette from Swimming: it's in extremely poor taste to ask a woman her age (unless you are obviously much much older than she asking a 20yo)
(8) Super Cute tyke trying to get the moon.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

See if you can answer these fun questions!

Jay-Z/Linkin Park-Numb/Encore

Gruff...I'm quite sleepy today but as I was watching an episode of Planet Earth a few days back I was thinking to myself a few things...see if you can answer these questions for yourself! (My answers are below)

(1) If you could be any animal what would you be?
(2) What animal would you not like to be? (reason through this in a practical manner.)
(3) What kind of natural phenomenon/geological feature are you? (earthquake, volcano, earth, wind fire etc...)
(4) What's your favorite dinosaur? (I had a pen-pal when I was 8 and proceeded unfriend her because she gave me a poor response to this question.)
(5) Would you rather be a fish or a bird?

(1) Elephant or Lion. Elephants are just so docile and giant. Lions seem to have a nice community going on for themselves.
(2) Polar bear--after watching planet earth, our planet doesn't seem to have a prosperous future for those polar bears due to global warming and melting of polar ice caps.
(3)  Iceberg--nice and shiny from a distance, but crash into it and you are asking for trouble ;)
(4) Stegosaurus or brontosaurus
(5) FISH--I'm afraid of birds and I love aquatic animals.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

This Week's Lessons Learned

My penchant for hard core rap: Lil Wayne- No worries

(1) If you are not making someone else's life better then you are wasting your time.
-Will Smith
(2) Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity (the fresh prince again)
(3) Do it or die trying.
(4) Some people go to the superbowl I AM the superbowl. (Jim Carrey, but very applicable to me)
(6) How do we define ourselves? (i.e. what is your identity?)
(7) My god...we are conditioned to be poor eaters...if I can do one thing with this blog, I'm hoping to at least continue the conversation of eating better, avoiding obesity/diabetes/hypertension etc...
(8) My mood log is genius!
(9) "Ace mcat now and you can just buy some new friends later."
(10) I'm pretty positive that if I was on the stranded carnival cruise ship I would've just called Barack Obama  to come rescue me. How/why these people were on a filthy cruise ship for 4-5 days is simply beyond my comprehension...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Medical Musings

Read my share of very interesting articles this week:

(1) A must-know for most people on the east coast who are more prone to vit D deficiencies:

(2) OK, I must say, thank you Pres. Obama:
 I am extremely fascinated by the brain (esp. with neurodegenerative disorders, neuroplasticity, addiction, etc...) and there is so much that is  simply unknown that more research would be extremely beneficial.

(3) Being conscious of medical errors:
I have extremely strong convictions on this front.

(4) Some insight on addiction treatments:

*Lastly, but not posted are the articles form the times on depuy's faulty hips in the context of medical ethics. Google and read them if ya'll have a chance.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

This week's lessons learned

Mumford & Sons-I Will Wait

(1) even if I may not know the answer, I can trust myself to find it somehow.
(2) Even the Best still practice
(3) This struggle is invaluable
(4) C is for Cookie and it's absolutely NO GOOD for me.
(5) Melatonin (@1mg) can serve as a sleep aid.
(6) Worrier or Warrior? I am a fan of shock therapy until you are conditioned.
Apparently it doesn't matter...worriers can train!
(7) Relax! You'll be more productive!
(8) HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FOLKS! Enjoy the science of love (and addiction) <3<3<3

Friday, February 8, 2013

This week's lessons learned

One Republic-If I lose myself

(1) Seriously, pay attention to severe weather warnings...seriously.
(2) never eat yellow snow (ok i knew that but it's fun to remember childhood lessons)
(3) It's not all in your head.
(4) The Comeback
(5) Making it through life requires the creativity to constantly reinvent yourself. (at least making it through my life.)
(6) Never get ahead by pushing someone down.
(7) Those who stay WILL BE CHAMPIONS (ok this one's from Bo Schembechler--but still highly relevant.)
(8) Champions always forgive their enemies because nothing annoys them more. Oscar Wilde
(9) Each day starts the night before.
(10) Mastery over self starts in small ways.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


My favorite holiday is here and it appears that spring is on the horizon! Here is poem for your enjoyment:

In the early morning of this winter dawn
Within the woods beside a fawn
Our little friend beneath the burrow
was preparing for his secret shadow

He climbed throughout the frigid night
and hoped and hoped he would not fright.
Upon the hour of seven and thirty
appeared no shadow hence spring comes early!