Thursday Born

The everyday life of a psychiatry resident (who was born on a Thursday).

Here’s some pictures!

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I’ve always wanted to do a 365 project, like a “take a picture every day” project. Not sure I can quite commit to that, but I’m still trying to do a better job of documenting life and I’ve been taking pictures at least weekly. These pictures were meant to just be minor parts of more interesting posts, but I’ve been too tired+busy to write the posts I’ve really wanted to write, so you get a bunch of pictures. It’s like getting the human interest portion of the news without the actual news portion.

This is my mother’s “tro tro” station back in Ghana, in the dining/sun room. I love these models. They look a lot like the real things. What is a tro tro? For an explanation, go here. If you read around the page, you’ll also be treated to one of my favorite phrases-turned-nouns, “I’m aware,” once used to describe low-rise pants.

I used to be a Brownie. No, not a girl scout. The British version. When you turn 10 you’re supposed to go on to Girl Guides, but there was no Girl Guide’s program in Ghana, so when I turned 10 I was asked to leave Brownies and that was that…  Anyway, I guess my mother was cleaning out some of the drawers in my room because I found this on top of one of my bed side dressers when I went home in December.

Most adorable (possibly only) custom Christmas card I have ever received, from my best friend. It’s her french bulldog, Sencha. Not the prettiest dog in the world, but she makes for a Christmas card that really cheered me up for a bit. :) In the background, you can see the 2011 edition of First Aid, which I’ve been trying to make a first pass through. 10 pgs a day every weekday. Started last week and it went well, though I’m not sure how much I retained from the biochem pages I read, and I still need to finish Friday’s set.

What did not cheer me up, was breaking my Kindle. I have no idea how. I got it back from my boyfriend and it was working fine. Put it in my backpack, flew home, a few days later decided that I’d been productive and really wanted to read a little before I went to bed, turned it on, and this is what greeted me. Only that little bit on the right displaying text works. I’m getting a refund for it through Square Trade though, so that’s good. The only cost to me will be purchasing a new warranty on the one I’ll buy to replace it.

And this is what I did today. Consolidated two small bookshelves into one, moved the other bookshelf out of my room, and moved a new cage into my bedroom for my parrot. That’s him on my desk, chewing on one of his own feathers that I just clipped off his wing (he has enough feathers so that he can glide a bit, but he can’t sustain flight for long). I am amazed at how much excess paper and other junk I’ve accumulated. I thought I’d been doing a better job at keeping the clutter out but it seems that I need to be slightly more vigilant. I’m used to moving out once a year and I really don’t want stuff to keep accumulating, which would make my next big move (post med school for residency) a huge pain.

Oh, and on the left of my desk, you can see the notecards I bought! So far so good, except I forgot to make one for today… But I think I’ve stuck to today’s plan pretty well so far anyway. Left to do are finishing watching a lecture, then reading some First Aid, and then off to a chili & ice-cream fundraiser party!

Written by Aba

January 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

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  1. I love these little glimpses into people’s lives. That sucks about your Kindle though :( but your parrot is adorable!


    January 23, 2011 at 7:18 am

    • Haha, yeah, he’s lucky he’s cute. :) He’s got a bit of Jekyll & Hyde thing going.


      January 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

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    January 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

    • Thank you! I will hopefully actually get around to doing this! No promises that I will… but I do seriously appreciate it!


      January 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

  3. omg, sorry about your Kindle! at least you’re getting a refund, whew!
    btw henry does do the 365 days photo thing here: http://365×
    i actually quite like it (he’s the second one, but if you hold the mouse over it shows the names)… my friend joe A is the first one. henry put me in two of them… albeit very blurry and in the background hah. it’s nice to keep track of my long distance friends :)

    i’d do it but that would require taking and uploading a picture every single day… how do people do that?! i guess having an awesome gadget-y phone or tablet would help…

    what did you think of the carrot cake?! i think it’s my fave.



    January 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

    • Oh wow, that’s really cool! The problem for me is more the taking of the pictures than the uploading of them. I don’t cook a huge variety of foods and I don’t leave my apartment often, so there just isn’t enough daily inspiration in my life right now.

      The carrot cake was good! Not my favorite carrot cake ever, but really good. The subdued sweetness places it closer to a muffin in my head than a cake, which is not a bad thing because I love muffins. :) The icing was great.


      January 25, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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