The desert that is my brain

Maybe I’m just not in a blogging frame of mind lately. I’ve been working on my other writing – the positive thinking essay, a running essay, the second part of my memoir – and have started trying to take more pictures again. Also reading a lot. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures is pretty engrossing.

I thought it was a novel, but it’s actually more like a series of vignettes with the same cast of doctors. Most of the vignettes focus on a particular patient, and once the patient leaves the doctor, the story for that person is over, like on E/R, which always leaves me feeling a bit dissatisfied. Like, did the mother live? did the baby? is the baby healthy? I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s a great book, like The Kite Runner and Atonement are great books, but I like it very much.

I’ve been obsessed with running, actually scheduling it into my weekends. This afternoon or more likely tomorrow I hope to run 10 miles. (6 on Sunday, 4 on Tuesday, 4 yesterday.)

I reactivated my online ad once again. Eep.

This time around: lots of dating. Lots and lots of dating with a variety of people before you-know-what. I’m gonna party like it’s 1959.


  1. Bloodletting won a big Canadian prize last year. I kind of want to read it… but I have some issues with the premise…. Maybe it’s “real doctor life” to see a patient come in but the particulars of the patient’s life, no matter how fascinating they are in the examination room, are outside of professionalism for the physician to know.

    Good job on the running. =) I think I’m suffering from repetitive stress. =( 10 miles is super… I never run that far alone!

    Great news about the professor. I hope the drinks date is fun for you. :-)

  2. I love that, “party like it’s 1959” mentality.
    Go with it young lady, steal lots of hearts :)