So apparently today was National Doctors’ Day, which is just about the Hallmarkiest of holidays. Here’s how this doctor spent it:
Woke up before my alarm (for once!), had ample time to get ready, and yet … still forgot to pack my lunch.
Chatted with a coworker for almost an hour, catching up on all the gossip while I was gone on vacation.
Cleaned the dataset I’m using for my research project. The last time I used this dataset, I worked in SPSS which is GUI/point-and-click but took me months (MONTHS!) to clean. This time I’m using Stata this time, which I freaking love — I consolidated and cleaned the data in a day and a half! I love you, Stata.
Found a pack of Skittles in my desk drawer. Lunch!
Went to our fellowship didactics — this week was DBS troubleshooting and an overview of the new Abbott/St Jude device, which was super helpful. It was just approved a few months ago; I haven’t had the chance to program it yet, so it was nice to get to play around with the programmer.
Half an hour at the gym to make up for the Skittles for lunch.
Finished reading What Happened. I found it slightly uneven — partly personal memoir (lots of playing with her granddaughter) and partly actual analysis of the wtf-ery created by James Comey et al., but the two parts never really came together in a cohesive way. I also felt there was a lot of I AM HISTORIC! FIRST WOMAN NOMINEE! Which is … true, but also totally erases a long history of women running for president. #stillwithher, though.
Cracked into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, because.
Happy Doctors’ Day!