Tuesday, June 17, 2008

One more sick day

Well, I'm still all plugged up but I think I'm turning the corner. I feel like every year in June I get the dreaded summer flu. I know I should feel like it's better than during school, but I definitely would rather be more miserable during school than the least bit miserable during vacay. I am feeling a bit better today though. Not well enough to go get elbow deep in cadaver juice, but hopefully well enough to take the big guy for a walk later, definitely not a run though.

I've come to the realization, after doing nothing but sitting on my rear for the last two days, that I need to learn to shut the thinking machine off. When all you have to think about is whatever terrible daytime tv is in front of you, no good can come from it. I sit here and overthink everything about my life. And inevitably I worry that every choice is the wrong one. One choice I decided is a total waste though, and quite rightly, is the choice to hang out in a derm clinic over the summer. What was I thinking? Derm may have a spectacular lifestyle, and it might be the ultimate challenge to match into, but I have absolutely zero interest in it. So this morning I promptly dropped the class. No thank you.

I am seriously jonesing for a vacation these days. Next week I take of to fabulous Fargo to visit the fam for a couple of days. I fell victim once again to undisclosed flight times for a reduced price and ended up getting into town really late on Wednesday and getting out of town really early on Saturday, so what should have been a 4 day trip is pretty much a 2 day trip because of it. We'll have to make the best of it. J is supposed to be sent out to Sunnyvale CA for a time this summer, and I hope it falls on one of the very few weeks that I could travel with him. Free lodging + southwest fares = affordable vacation to cali for me. It's certainly not a guarantee but my fingers are crossed.

Well, I have the latest JAMA to keep me company today. Probably better company than the trash that's on tv.


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Being sick in the summer sucks! Feel better soon, and enjoy your trip!

L.G. said...

Hey I was wondering if you are going to see the Schrenks on Saturday? If so, maybe we could hit up the big brewery before heading up to Longmont. Let me know! (My trip is next week so I'll be around!)

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

That sounds like a great plan.

medicine girl said...

Hey, if you get to go to Sunnyvale I recommend taking a day or two (or more!) to go to Yosemite National Park. You can take a train + bus if driving doesn't work! If you plan to stay more than a day, you could stay in the Curry Village tent cabins to avoid carrying gear, I mean, if you decided to go. Can you tell it's my favorite place on Earth?

Part of your post reminded me of this old Men at Work tune I first heard on Scrubs: http://tinyurl.com/5j3764