i’m not sure if that is icelandic or some fancy made-up tongue (you never know with sigur ros), but i like the title’s translation: with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly. i can’t say what i think of the album yet, because i just bought it and am listening to it now. for some odd reason, i do most of my impulsive on-line shopping (for music, clothes, and more . . . ) between the hours of 5 and 7 am. maybe i wake up full of optimism about my finances, or about what a new outfit might mean for my future.
or maybe i’m just not awake enough before the caffeine fully hits to use any sort of reasonable judgment.
work continues to be interesting and not too taxing. the days go by quickly, and i am continuing to work on my focus and patience as clinic ebbs and flows. today i have my primary care clinic which will add some variety. and, speaking of foreign tongues, it looks like only 33% (2/6) patients this afternoon are likely to be english-speaking. not that i mind, but it definitely is harder as things take more time and i never feel like communication with an interpreter allows for the same kind of doctor-family relationship as a direct conversation. although i guess since it was my own poor decision to take french as a middle and high-schooler, i have no one to blame but myself.
run: 45 minute interval run, 0.5% incline: 10 minute warmup @ 8:57/mi, 5 x (3 minutes @ 7:30/mi, 2 minutes jog recovey), 10 minute cooldown at 8:57/mi. total = 5.2 miles. i love runs like this — the time always seems to go by so quickly. the intervals at that pace felt fairly easy.
reading: ok, now i have 2 days in a row of pure academic delinquency. today i am climbing back on the wagon of um, medical knowledge. i can’t allow myself to get dumber by the day!
cuisine: i made southwestern chili-mac salad with multiple modifications (whole wheat pasta, ground turkey breast rather than beef, less oil & cheese, and NO CILANTRO because i hate that stuff). it was pretty good and there are tons of leftovers despite my approximate halving of the recipe.