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.


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!


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.