Good Karma

The other day I was on my way to the gym – I got out of my car and noticed something that looked like a tablet on the ground. Of course, my curiosity got the best of me so I picked up this gigantic block, flipped it around, and lo and behold, someone’s smartphone.

I have to admit that two thoughts ran through my head at that point:

Oh, the poor sap that lost this phone. They must be feeling like shit right now. They probably have everything on this phone like most people do these days.

Just take it. Pocket it right now. Bring it home, reset it and sell it off on Kijiji or Craigslist. Make some money. The fool was dumb enough to lose their phone in the first place, and you could really use the extra cash.

I just remembered how awful it felt when I lost/broke my iPhones in the past, so deep down inside, I knew the right thing to do was to return it. Luckily, they had an email posted on their home screen, so I sent the person an email and told them I found their phone and I could meet them after the gym to return it.

When I finished my workout (aka Zumba ), I checked my email and saw the the guy I emailed responded and was willing to meet. I returned his phone, and honestly I didn’t expected anything in return, but he was so grateful, he gave me a Tim Horton‘s gift card. Woo hoo! That just goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.

Goodbye April

I’ve managed not to blog for an entire month. What else is new?

It’s just so hard. And I’m not inspired enough to post anything thoughtful. Unless I start posting a synopsis of what’s been going on in my life – which I think most readers would find boring.

So once again, I’m letting my blog rot away…

Still in the process of creating a new layout… But all these WP updates make me worry that my coding will be outdated by the time I’m actually ready to upload…

Another 4 day weekend coming up. I’ll try to be website-productive.

Just Saying Hi

I’m writing just to write. I don’t think I actually have anything interesting to say. Or, perhaps, I don’t necessarily feel like sharing anything right now.

I’m done with my electives for the next two months, and I don’t have to go back until February, so that feels great. I can wake up in the morning and do what I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time but never actually had the time. This actually isn’t much. Other than doing some cleaning and rearranging at home, my to-do list has been pretty sparse. In reality, I should probably sit down and jot down all the things I want to do (code a new design being one of them) because I’m sure I can think of plenty of activities to take up my time. Speaking of time, I don’t actually have that much I realize. I’m currently studying for my UK exam that’s coming up in just over two weeks. I’m trying to get back to a healthy gym schedule again. And yeah…

Procrastination and the internet is my worst enemy. But my motivation and energy has returned! I did manage to wake up early today and accomplished everything I wanted to do. Now let’s see if the same thing can happen tomorrow.

Update

I actually feel like writing more! I did spiff up the layout just a tad, but I really don’t like the overall scheme, so I will code something new and exciting eventually! And I say eventually, because I might start working on it tonight and have it finished by tomorrow, or I might put it off until I have time in a week, or a month, or a few months. If I had to make bets, I’d go with the latter.

I do have three important things on my to do list, however, and I just can’t seem to want to get them done.

  1. Study for the Situational Judgement Test that I have coming up in December. I bought a book with 250 scenarios, and I’ve made it to like 190 or maybe even 200 at this point, but I’ve been slacking off. I wanted to be going through it a second time right now. Oh well, slow and steady – I guess.
  2. Write up a research proposal. I think I was supposed to do this in September. Yup. Pretty sure it was then. I was on my pediatrics elective and made a discovery that really enticed by attending and he told me I should research it a bit more and perhaps write up my own research proposal so that we can conduct trials in the hospital. — Do you have any idea how hard this is to do ?!? I seriously have no motivation to get this thing STARTED, but I really want it done already…
  3. Go through a powerpoint presentation that is like 200 slides long, which only covers thyroid and parathyroid cancers. 200 slides! My current attending on my surgery elective ran out of time to lecture me, so he gave me a flashdrive with his notes instead. I feel like this will be my top priority this weekend, and this may be the one thing I actually get done.

In other news, here’s me promising a new layout is coming: So I’m going to start working on putting a new layout together! And here’s me promising more blogs: I’m going to blog everyday from now on! Yeah – although I’d love to have something new and interesting to throw up on here, my life is actually quite boring. And hell, even if I wanted to write crap just for shits, I’m either too tired, busy googling (read: procrastinating) other random things, or coming up with so many interesting things to write about in my head to the point where actually writing them tires me out.

2013 Begins

New Years Bubb;ly

Hopefully everyone has had an awesome New Years! Mine was nice and quite, just how I wanted it. Good friends, good bubbly, good times. I did pick up a bad Homeland addiction though. I have managed to stop myself at episode 7 in season 1; and hopefully I won’t waste an entire day one day catching up… I don’t have time for more TV shows.

Crowded Apple Store

One of my “To Do’s” while I have been home for the holidays was to bring my friend’s laptop into Apple for a battery replacement. She spilled tea all over it and it stopped working back in October. Because she wasn’t going home for Xmas, she asked if I could bring the MacBook into Apple and get them to fix it. “Sure,” I thought, “It shouldn’t be a problem.” Little did I know. OK – so maybe it was my fault for going to Apple on Boxing Day (I did have an excuse – I came home late, late, late on the 23rd of December and the first available appointment was on the 26th). I did find parking surprisingly easily, but my laptop issue wasn’t fixed right away. It needed a battery replacement – and they had no batteries in stock. No problem, they said they would call and book me an appointment when one came in – hence my second appointment on New Years Day. I think the mall was more crowded than it was for Boxing Day. This time, parking was a lot harder to find. But my laptop problem has been fixed 🙂

Marilyn Monroe Condos

And so begins my attempt to blog more… It’s actually harder than I thought. I mean, I feel like coming up with something to write about isn’t too hard. After all, it is my blog, so if I feel like writing about bumfuck nothing, no one can stop me. But the hard part (for me) is to find the appropriate time to sit down and write. It’s not like my life is super exciting and busy, such that I don’t have a few minutes to spare to type something up… it’s just… I don’t know how to put it into words. I guess it doesn’t fit my schedule; my daily routine. So I’ll have to make it a habit to schedule in some blogging time. Maybe I’ll think of it as a job; and every night, I have a half hour shift that I have to show up for.