Monday, January 05, 2009

First day

Today was the first day of my elective in Vancouver. I hate first days. I got there 30 minutes early, sweat through my shirt, made some stupid remarks in my introductory meeting and then ended up a loose end for part of the day because I didn't know where to find people. All the doors and locked and I don't have a key and I forgot my ID badge at my parents' house in Toronto so I'm the unidentified girl. I met lots of people today though and they were all very nice, so hopefully it will continue to be just me being silly for no reason. Tomorrow should be better, at least I have the lay of the land and I don't start until 9. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself in the morning though.

Today is the first day I've been here without having sushi. I love sushi. Walking home today I started thinking about sushi and then got hunger pains and almost had emergency sushi at the place around the corner. I stopped myself though. Maybe tomorrow. Made a big pot of chili tonight for lunches but am very tempted to have sushi instead!


Elissa said...

Sounds like a memorable first day. Never say no to emergency sushi! Can't believe you're almost a doc -- neat!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Hope day 2 is less stress-y. Sushi cures all anyway, when in doubt you can always just go grab some more :) It's my day 1 today, and it's sucking to high heavens so I can empathize!

Aaron said...

Welcome to Vancouver! This is a strange place for us Ontario refugees. Never underestimate the importance of dropping hints of your love for various extreme activities (mountain biking, snowboarding, adventure racing, etc.) It puts the locals at ease. In any kind of awkward encounter with a BC-local you can put them at ease by saying 'I'm thinking about heading up to Whistler this weekend.'
Enjoy your stay!
Dr. J.

Milk and Two Sugars said...

Hope days 2, 3, 4 and 5 went more smoothly for you!