So the whole Charlie Sheen debacle marks the only time I’ve ever become concerned about somebody after hearing their drug test was negative.
I guess his recent “I am on a drug – it’s called Charlie Sheen” statement is uncomfortably correct. (I wonder if our psych professor will be borrowing quotes from his interview to explain mania next year? I can see the slides now: “I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry at my fingertips. Most of the time – and this includes naps – I’m an F-18, bro, and I will destroy you in the air and deploy my ordnance to the ground” = slightly more energetic than one might deem normal.)
In other news, since I’m terrible at keeping in touch with people and school starts again tomorrow, I figured tonight would be a good night to catch up with the family.
Mom: So, you’re done with spring break! What do you do next?
Me: Now we get to learn all of cardiology in 3 weeks.
Mom: …oh my lord. But you’ll all do more with it before you graduate, right? How long is your cardiology rotation next year?
Me: We don’t have a cardiology rotation.
Mom: Oh good lord, that’s terrifyi-.. I mean, that’s fine. I’m not worried. Are you done with micro yet?
Me: Yep. Oh, and hey – I’ve been meaning to ask you – when I was growing up, why didn’t you ever bring me into the doctor for my strep throat?
Mom: I don’t believe in doctors.
Me: …. What. But.. listen, I don’t know if you remember this, but you’re an RN.
I guess that explains why she was actually supportive of my teenage self’s plan to become a herbologist. (I still get e-mails from the through-the-mail diploma mill I wanted to enroll in. Good times.)*
Luckily, I did not become a herbologist. I didn’t become an actor, a writer, or a farmer either – so I’m really not that great with the career predictions, which makes it a little more understandable that my mother still seems to be a shade unclear on the fact that I’m planning on becoming a doctor now.
* I wish someone had made me take a real science class in high school. I think I got by with building a rock collection and writing a dramatic story about a rainforest.