Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kaplan Diagnostic

Kicked my butt.  Seriously felt like I knew nothing.

T - 3.5 months... and not sure I can do well at this point.

Crap.  :(

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Molecular Genetics

DNA Polymerase - got it!
DNA Ligase - got it too!!
Primer - yep
Okazaki fragments - yep
5' to 3' reverse - yep!


Yes, that too!

Somewhere, I had to find some confidence, a little wind in my sails.  Confidence came in a molecular genetics on-line class (live!!) with Kaplan and thanks to the best biochem teacher ever - Dr. S at the U of MN - I answered every question right...

Even the tricky one where 5' goes to 3' and the fragments on trailing strands.

Oh yea!  :)  (No doubt physics will kick my ass but for one day, I felt like I could handle this again!!)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Not Gone. Not Dead. Really!

Picture says it all.  I am registered for January 15, 2015 MCAT and for on-site Kaplan review.

At 50, I will do everything I can to get admitted to an allopathic medical school (MD) and never look back.

Stay tuned for the rest of this very, very long ride :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trekking in Nepal

I find it interesting when people leave your life, they leave footprints on the internet which Google Analytics is very good at capturing.

FYI - I loved Nepal too.  I loved the food, people, trekking, and scenery.

What I didn't miss were my golf clubs.  Do I ever get them back?  Or are they a treasured memento of what you lost?

You know who you are :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Former Slaughter Bound Chevalier Needs Help

Please consider donating to help this poor horse.

After weeks of the lameness not easing up, I had the vet come to xray him.

Chevy has been bone on bone for a long time.  It is akin to our knee joints rubbing on each other, except, we don't bear the kind of weight that a horse does and it is not proportionate to a human either.

Link To Chevy's Fund

Please watch his video.  I will be updating it soon as well with his xrays and other ideas that people are doing for fundraising.

Thank you!