11 October 2007

the internet...

...is a death trap for medical students.

i signed up to participate in mwms's breast cancer walk this weekend (see sidebar) & sent an email to some friends to ask if they'd help support us, as we were only 13% from our goal last night. one of my friends sent a message back to me, asking me to join her "facebook community." i'd heard about facebook, but never really looked at it.

that is, until today.

all i can say is: holy time-sucking vortex!

i've decided i like the internet a little too much. maybe more than too much. it fascinates me. i'm always finding new things here--new people, new places, new news, new stuff.... and it all keeps getting in the way of what i'm supposed to be doing, which is *studying medicine,* not studying the links to long-lost friend of a long-lost friend and oohing over pictures of their babies/cats/dogs/houses/etc. just when i thought i'd beaten the urge-to-check-email-every-5-seconds beast and had turned off all the chat features on my computer, what happens? i find something else to distract me!

so, it's official and i need to say it: hello, my name is student doctor blaze, and i'm an internetaholic. need i say more?

1 comment:

The Stem Cell Geek said...

Yes, indeed, Internet is addictive.

a little disclaimer...

i'm a medical student. just a student. so please, don't take anything i say too seriously. remember that i was an english literature major as an undergrad, so there is much fiction to be found in these pages. do you think i'm telling a story about you or your illness? more likely, you're tapping into my sense of "everyman"--that is, your story resonates with what i write here because it's not so uncommon after all. need help? please, please go see your physician. <--i'm not her. yet. ;-)