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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Today Is Mine, All Mine!

I woke up about a half hour ago. Today is the last day of classes before a our long ‘vacation’; another word for Friday and Monday off, prolonged weekend if you will. Med II is almost over. Most will tell you that it’s all downhill from there. 4 exams left in the countdown, that’s four more weeks of hell and it’s over. We made it. I can feel it, I can smell the clinical years coming! I’m too tired to get up. Yes, way too tired to get up, take my daily morning shower, get in my car, let the engine warm up for 4-6 minutes, drive 20 Km, 15-20 minutes, park in that extravagantly overpriced underground parking lot, get the [first of my two daily] poisonous double espresso[s] from Fadi’s (coming soon), waste 30-45 minutes either with M. when she’s here on time, or in the computer lab, and go to class from 8:00 to 12:00 am, have lunch, and go to class again from 1:00 to about 4:00 pm depending on what day of the week it is. What more can I expect from just another day in college? What else? what, other than the relentless tide of expected events and incidents, usual occurrences and pleasantries, hypocritical moments, complaints, and whining? Not much.

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You know what? I’m not going. Screw this. As you can probably see I spent the better half of yesterday snapping pictures in class with utter disregard to our lovely professors and their feelings. There’s no point in going today. I need a break. A long one, we all do. When the end is so close, you just feel like letting go. I want to let go. Today, I’m getting in my car, and taking a different road, because I can, because I want to. I don’t care what happens, or how the day unfolds, it’s all on the table. I’m buying DVDs, seeing an old friend, driving senselessly, I don’t care, today is mine and I’ll do anything with it that I see fit.

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Pictures taken: April 15, 2009, 9:03 PM.

Can you tell what I’m writing? That’s it. I’m going for it. It’s done. Going outside to check what’s the weather like…




No. I don’t like the weather… Pretty bad-looking clouds threaten… But it doesn’t matter. It’s all in the mood. M., oh colleague, sorry I ditched you. This reminds me of that day we don’t speak of! :)

7 comments:

M. said...

"when she’s here on time". Thats only coz you think 7am is being on time for that 8am class :)
And from the AUB Medical School Computer Lab at 3.53 pm on that day you ditched M. says: I miss you too!

John said...

Great article! Doesn't This looks like an awesome place to begin your academic program! The True Blue Campus at St. Georges University.

poshlemon said...

Good for you :) How did it turn out?

Le colleague said...

M. I'm right. 7:00 am is on time. I'm just saying...:P

Posh. turned out very relaxing although not much was done but i guess that's what makes it work :) Too bad the weather was crap.

poshlemon said...

Not just crap, extremely crap!

You know, most times my idea of relaxing is just lying down on a sofa in your pjs with a bowl of popcorn and just watching your favorite tv shows. lol. Maybe that's cause I'm always on the go because of my fieldwork.

Anyways, enjoy today - your "long" vacation has begun :)

Delirious said...

aaaaaaah.... 'vegetating' I call it.
best way to unwind from all the stress!

Le colleague said...

Love it! :D

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