thursday break time!

May 6, 2010

a positive choice
i REALLY don’t want to write a clichéd, annoying post about how much it sucked to get through a (HARD) 29 hour shift while under attack by some ugly powerhouse of an upper respiratory virus.

so, while waiting for my ibuprofen + pseudoephedrine cocktail to kick in, i will just pose a few more exciting questions. let’s share! feel free to take a break from work (or google reader catchup) and post your answers in the comments and give me something to look forward to for when i wake up from a long (hopefully therapeutic) maxi-nap.

what was your best subject in school, by stage of education?
high school: probably math, although i wasn’t one of those super-accelerated types. actually, thinking more outside the box it was probably chorus!

college: physiology! and neuroscience.

med school: pharmacology. oh i love me some drugs, and i can memorize meds like nobody’s business.

what was your worst subject?
high school: history. i used to sleep in it consistently. why was it always focused on wars & politics? i would have been much more interested in schools of thought, or what normal people did with their days! too bad blogs didn’t exist back then . . .

college: organic chemistry — hands down. i have a (self-diagnosed) spatial learning disability.

med school: anatomy. that ol’ spatial thing strikes again! good thing my future career will never require me to cut any holes in anyone, ever.

what is one book you think everyone — everyone — should read?

i really did love it!. but my favorite books in terms of artistry are probably lolita (nabokov) and the wind-up bird chronicle (murakami).

if you were limited to ONE musical group/artist to listen to for the rest of your life, who would it be?

gaga probably the beatles. but the loss would be heart-wrenching.



  • Reply Cyn Marie March 10, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Sounds like fun!

    (1) what was your best subject in school, by stage of education?
    (a) high school – civics/history
    (b) college – sociology (but, what can you do with a sociology degree? That was always my question.)
    (c) law school – property & family law

    (2) worst subject
    (a) high school – geometry (i still abhor it!)
    (b) college – psychology
    (c) law school – i think i have blocked it out // maybe civil procedure? I liked the subject, but the prof&#39s way of teaching and my way of learning did not connect

    (3) what is one book you think everyone — everyone — should read? Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (in fact, I should read it again!)

    (4) if you were limited to ONE musical group/artist to listen to for the rest of your life, who would it be? i don&#39t think I could do that! I go through phases of I love THIS group and then I don&#39t want to hear them for the next 6 months. So listening to only ONE person/group? Geez, I think I&#39d rather almost NOT listen to music because at least then I&#39d have fond memories of what once was… 😀

  • Reply hjlongmo March 10, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I so need this! A welcome break from college finals week!

    Best subjects:
    HS – English and history
    College – English and history (weird how that works…majoring in both).

    HS – Math
    College – economics bleghh.

    Book – "Everything Is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer or "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt

    Music: I can even narrow it down to song, "Steal My Sunshine" by Len!

  • Reply Carly March 10, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    These types of questions are the best.

    Best Subjects:
    High School: Calculus
    College: Exercise Physiology/ Sports Analysis of Movement

    Worst Subjects:
    High School: History
    College: Institution of Education

    Book: "Omnivores Dilemma"

    Band/Music: Brand New

  • Reply Liv March 10, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    best subjects:
    hs: studio art
    college: studio art
    med school: anatomy

    hs: history
    college: music theory
    med school: biochemistry

    book: Night by Elie Wiesel

    music: John Prine

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    best subjects:
    hs: french/chemistry
    college: spanish

    hs: physics (and i&#39m graduating with a degree in it now!)
    college: physiology (but i think it was the professor because i understood the material but not his test questions….oh excuses hah)

    book: jurassic park

    music: rascal flatts

  • Reply nicole March 10, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    oh and i forgot:

    books: probably pride & prejudice. or atlas shrugged.
    music: iron & wine or the decemberists.

  • Reply Chelsea March 10, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Cute idea.

    High school: English and math. I loooved biology though.
    College: Stats I guess. I did well in my journalism classes (made straight As when often only one or two As were given out in the whole class), but I thought they were really hard. Undergrad stats >>> easier than undergrad journalism.
    Grad: Biostat 🙂

    HS: Physics and chemistry
    College: Chemistry and calc 2 (ick)
    Grad: Stat inference and analysis.

    Best book-
    Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

    Cat Stevens greatest hits.

  • Reply Denise March 10, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Best subject:
    HS = Anything math or science
    College = Biology + math
    B-school = Statistics

    Worst subject:
    HS = English
    College = English
    B-school = Organizational theory or anything fluffy

    Best book = Les Mis or The Fountainhead

    Music group = sorry to say it but Michael Jackson – still love his music

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