Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good and Bad

I'm glad the New York Times is teaching its reporters how to write good:
A protracted recount in Virginia is a scenario that many voting experts feared, with control of Congress hinging on a razor-thin margin in one Senate race, bringing a replay of the bitter litigation of the 2000 presidential election, which resulted in a drawn-out recount and bitter litigation.

In other news, how do you know when your veterinarian girlfriend has become jaded?

Me: How was your day?
Her: Good and bad. We killed several of my patients today, but on the plus side that means rounds won't take as long tomorrow morning.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

my oh my, it is amazing how a conversation can be summed up and sound so awful. In my defense, I love my patients and gladly loose sleep for them all of the time. However yesterday I had to get to the hospital at 5:30am and today I got there at 7am which really makes a difference especially when our night typically ends at 8pm regardless of what time we get there!

But I am very sad and feel guilty for enjoying "sleeping in" since it was because several of my patients had to be put to sleep but when on the neurology rotation I think it was the kindest thing to do.

Sorry, I just had to clarify because although this sleepless vet student appreciates "sleeping in" I also love my patients very much!

Mary

Kelsey said...

Oh whatever, puppy murderer!

Heh. I kid, of course. You're funny when you're sleep deprived, Mary. And don't worry--you're the best vet I know, jaded or otherwise, and it is totally clear you love your patients.