Sunday, January 14, 2007

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    "You are no fun."
    -my sister

    I've been accused of being "no fun" in the past, primarily because I wouldn't drive my sister to go get water ice. But today, I can assure you, I am much more "no fun" that that. Ready for another list?

    Things That Are No Fun
    1. Taking down the Christmas Tree. Fun to put up, not to take down.
    2. Getting a bad headcold. The ER is a filthy cesspool of germs.
    3. Not getting gauge on my Rowena swatch. That much further from actually casting on . . .
    4. Studying for my boards. Did I mention that I'm taking them on Thursday and Friday? Or that I just started studying?
    The Silver Lining:Have I ever told you about how I can read and knit? I'm flying through my second Railway Stitch Sock as I try to remember random medical trivia (any of you docs out there actually ever see a case of sporothricosis?). Those of you who are more recent readers of this blog may be unaware that I actually knit my way through medical school (more details at the bottom of this post). I used to knit more than 50 hours a week between class and studying - almost like a full-time job! And you wonder where my 100 pairs of socks came from . . . And while we're pondering the wonderful symbiosis between studying and knitting, Laura over at Affiknitty is knitting her way through her bar exam studying. Go wish her luck.


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Taking down the Christmas tree really is the worst. It doesn't matter how sick I think I am of all things Christmas -- I still feel really sad when I do it and usually wind up leaving it up one more week with just the lights on it. You know, to ease myself back into a post-Christmas-tree life.

    Glad to hear your studying is giving you some extra knitting time!

    1/14/2007 7:29 PM  
    Blogger Punkin said...

    cool new medical term. I will have to tuck that away in my mental medical dictionary and wow other transcriptionists with it at some opportune moment.

    1/14/2007 8:09 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That's the benefit of having dwarfs (i.e.: children). They put it up, they take it down.

    Have fun with the boards. That entire minutia that you have to remember for two days once every six years! Gah!!

    1/14/2007 8:48 PM  
    Blogger Dorothy said...

    I'm jealous - I wish I could knit and read. Heck, I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time. I tried riding and stationary bike and knitting at the same time, but I got "seasick". So much for multi-tasking. Good luck on your boards. How long do they keep you in limbo before giving you the results?

    1/14/2007 8:56 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Around my house I"m commonly referred to as "no fun Jenn" whenever someone doesn't get their way. Ah well.
    The sock looks great - much luck with the boards!

    1/14/2007 10:21 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I can knit and read, too. It's great for those boring knitting projects but not so much for lace. Good luck with your exam.

    1/15/2007 4:42 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good luck with the boards.

    1/15/2007 5:08 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Two things -- 1) I can't believe there is a wikipedia entry for water ice, and 2) I can't believe they actually commit the blasphemy to include italian ice as a variation on water ice. NOT the same thing. and no where near as good!

    I have always wished I could knit while reading. I think that would make my life complete. Good luck with the studying! I'm sure you'll rock it. the socks look great (is that knitpicks essential?)

    1/15/2007 6:25 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You know I've never tried knitting while I read? Will definitely be giving that a try. I've never seen a case of sporthricosis, but I have seen a pheochromocytoma believe it or not. Good luck on your boards!

    1/15/2007 6:48 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi T, Get some rest drink plenty of fluids and perhaps go for some chicken soup. Good Luck with the boards! We're sending good wishes your way! Love, Mom

    1/15/2007 8:39 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are too fun!

    Good luck on the boards -- and KNIT ON!

    1/15/2007 9:45 AM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Good luck on your boards! I know you will kick some butt!

    Hope you feel back to normal ASAP!

    1/15/2007 9:53 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I would like to expand on the no fun arena: swatching is never fun. I need to do some swatching and am dreading it. In the fun dept: your new hair! :) Good luck with your boards!

    1/15/2007 10:07 AM  
    Blogger amanda said...

    I wish I could read and knit. Maybe I can. Maybe I should just try... Hopefully you won't throw any yo's or ktbl's into your diagnose of some odd illness!

    1/15/2007 10:40 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Reading and knitting is a talent I have never mastered - hence the reliance on audiobooks. I'm sure you will pass the boards with flying colors!

    1/15/2007 11:47 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good luck on your boards!

    I can't read and knit either which just seems wrong since I've had my nose buried in a book until I took up knitting.

    Why did I click on that Rose Picker's disease? Wasn't watching those nemotodes crawling under that man's skin on a show on Animal Planet last night enough?

    1/15/2007 1:56 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am so envious of people who can read and knit at the same time. I suppose I could do it if I didn't care how my knitting would turn out! Good luck on your boards!

    1/15/2007 7:06 PM  
    Blogger Laura said...

    Oh my gosh! I was just talking yesterday with my doctor about board exams, and you physicians having to take them every 10 years. I am so glad that I won't have to do the bar exam again as long as I don't move. Unless of course, I don't pass it the first time. Ahem.

    Thanks so much for the mention and encouraging moral support! I need it!

    Good luck on your exams, Theresa!

    1/16/2007 3:47 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good luck on your exams! I e-mailed about a possible visit, but maybe since you're sick we should wait. I hope you feel better soon!

    1/16/2007 8:08 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Headed to grad school and thanks for the reminder of all my undergrad knitting. yeah, yeah. I'm famous for being "No Fun at All". what does she know?
    Would you mind a brief tag?

    1/19/2007 4:29 PM  

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