I like our anatomy lab group a lot. Although we give each other crap all the time (me for being the Asian/”black Canadian,” Tim for being a Mormon, Seth for being a butcher, Ashley and Derrick for being in-staters, it’s all in good fun and we tend to have a lot of good times in lab while still being one of the fastest/most productive groups. At our first lab, we made it a pact to “leave no one behind” and we intend not to break it, so since Ashley’s a second-year repeat and I had a completely amazing anatomy professor in undergrad, we quiz each other all the time throughout lab while cracking “that’s what she said” jokes because we’re super immature.
Seth used to be a taxidermist, so he’s actually really awesome with dissecting everything out. Our very beautiful suboccipital triangle and most of our brachial plexus is credited to him. However, he also possesses some butchering tendencies, as evidenced by his severing of the greater saphenous vein that I spent hella days cleaning and clearing, and the tendon of our semitendinosus, which is now just a muscle with no tendon. :[ (This is why we generally keep him away from the more delicate structures, aka the hands and feet.)
In any case, he promised me a buffalo if I go into lab with him next week to quiz/teach him, which I think is a pretty sweet deal since I’ve never tried it before, and honestly, the quizzing will help me review. I like to give him shit especially because of his response a couple weeks ago when Derrick asked if he wanted to go help out one of the other very-lost lab groups (“I’m married. I have no reason to be nice to girls anymore.”). At least he’s honest.
Here’s an excerpt from today:
S: Hey Farrah! (arms outstretched)
F: No! No anatomy hug! I just re-found this scrub top!
S: Come over here!
F: Get away from me. :[
S: Anatomy hug!!!
For the record, anatomy hugs are when you’ve been slimed by your cadaver (we named ours Thelma) and are covered in body parts and fat juices and you hug someone else to spread the love. :'( I guess I’ll be operating my washing machine (har har, at long last) this weekend. Hater.
In all honesty though, I’d so love to teach this as a GTA. (I love this subject. ;_; ) I’m contemplating working in the lab over the summer to help
embalm work with the cadavers, but I’m pretty sure my parents will not be too pleased to find out about this, since they’d like me to come home. (It is essentially my last summer vacation ever, and I want to spend it with dead bodies? Clearly, I have problems.) While I definitely would like to see my family/friends again this summer, I can’t deny that this would be an awesome opportunity. ;_; Maybe I can do a half-half sort of deal? I think it’d be fun. :]
Earning monies, possibly getting a better shot at becoming an anatomy GTA, exploring WV while also squeezing in time to hang out with family/friends back home sounds like a good deal, yes yes?