Experiences of a med student with an incurable travel bug.

Archive for December, 2010

Sleep Study Fail

t-18 hours until I’m done with finals…at least I haven’t done this yet!

One hour of sleep is better than two hours of studying, right? Too bad she doesn’t study at our library, which comes equipped with comfy chairs, couches, pillows, blankets, and even teddy bears for your nap time!

Yes. Teddy Bears can be found in our med school’s library. I kid you not.

I can’t decide if that’s more amazing/awesome or weird/creepy…

ok, back to my epic kidney disease chart. No naps for me.

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Bacterial Soap

Usually the goal of washing your hands is to get the germs off, but now you can buy soap that’s full of the little nasties!

Ok, well, it’s actually just made to look like cultures of some of today’s most popular infectious bugs, including Candida albicans, E. coli, and Salmonella. The perfect gift for your neighborhood med student who just wrote an exam on dozens of these buggers.**

Who wouldn’t want to wash their hands with a glow-in-the-dark rendition of Legionella, one of the bajillion causes of pneumonia?

Brought to you by Etsy.

**Or not. I actually think most of us would not be all that amused by your cleverness in reminding us of all the thousands of reasons we should all be dead. (Really. This stuff is EVERYWHERE, I can’t believe anyone even survives the trip through the birth canal, let alone every day in the environment.)

Bathroom Study Fail

Finals are now upon us, which inevitably leads to some strange behavior as everyone settles into their own panic mode.

…to each their own, I guess. I had to surrender my facebook password to a friend on the other side of the state so that I could quit stalking and start studying, so I’m in no position to judge.

Assert Your Rights

And now, for those of you who may not be thrilled about posing for the Miss TSA Calendar during your holiday travels, here’s a way to really make a statement:

Introducing 4th Amendment Wear, a way for you to “assert your rights without saying a word” and “let them know they’re spying on the privates of a private citizen.” Available in t-shirts, socks, and underwear to ensure you get your point across. There are even styles for the kiddos!

Many of the styles are already sold out, so you’d better pre-order soon if you’re hoping to make a statement during your upcoming travels.