Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Television

I'm back!

Let me re-introduce myself. My name is DC Med Student and I am a TV addict.

The smartest decision I ever made was getting rid of my television two years ago. While I was home on vacation, I swear I spent the majority of my time in front of the new 42" plasma television with Direct TV. Who needs to go out into nature when you can sit comfortably on the couch and watch Planet Earth in HD surround sound on the Discovery Channel? And boy do I love it when networks decide to do series marathons! I was able to watch a season of The Biggest Loser, the latest season of Kathy Griffin: My life on the D-List, as well as the latest season of Little People, Big World. I also came close to earning my master's degree in Egyptology from watching the History Channel. And then there were all of the home improvement shows on HGTV. . . (How I wish I had the money to redecorate my apartment.) Oh, but my favorite show. . . Judge Judy! I know, it's sick.

I would have failed out of medical school last year had I had a television with cable. Seriously, I cannot tear myself away from that thing. And now that there are a bunch of shows that highlight obesity, another one of my interests, I know for sure that I would have convinced myself that it was of educational value to watch shows like Big Medicine, Honey We're Killing the Kids, and Plastic Surgery: Before and After.

It is really important to know yourself well before entering medical school. You need to know what works for you and what doesn't. The sooner you can identify your weaknesses, the sooner you can make the necessary changes that will make you stronger, more effective, and, ultimately, more successful.

I'm not going to lie. It's hard. I mean, right now all I'm thinking is, "I can't believe I'm going to miss the season premiere of Flipping Out (on Bravo) today." It's true. This, when I should be preparing for my second year of medical school. I need to buy books; I need to pay rent; I need my loan disbursement money. Thankfully, now that I am back in my DC apartment sans 42" plasma television with Direct TV, it won't take long before I've switched gears and focus again on all things medical school.

3 comments:

blogsurfer said...

TV addict! You were just like me. And if you have watched "Flipping Out", you might want to check out "Tori" the psychic. She's unbelievable. She's so good and for sure I would wait for her next predictions.

DC Med Student said...

Don't tempt me.

BigMedicine said...

BIG MEDICINE Season 2 on TLC
Premieres January 9th 10pm EST/10pm PST/9pm CST

TLC’s hit show is back for its second season! Big Medicine returns with bigger and better stories than ever as individuals undertake drastic measures to take a bite out of their obesity. From a previously 1000lb man looking to take his first step in 7 years, to a devastated mother looking to complete her weight loss transformation after losing her daughter to suicide, the stories captivate, and inspire. We’ll see how obesity affects people’s sex lives, relationships and changes marriages forever. Tears will be shed, smiles will be shared, and hope will be instilled as Big Medicine proves there is light at the end of everyone’s tunnel!