I see that we share the same formatting style for posting music videos. I will share a secret with you: I really, really dislike very much left-aligned youtube videos on forum threads (not on the activity page though!!).
So thank you, I appreciate that a lot.
I also appreciate that you put in the title and mention the artist above the videos, like I do. Of course it is easy enough to find out an artist by oneself. There is no "need" to put the artist's name above a music video.
However, I do consider this little extra effort as a gesture of respect and acknowledgement towards the artist. That's why I do it.
The opposite does not hold true of course. I DON'T see not doing it as a sign of disrespect.
The artist, I believe, is the most important person for any piece. It's only because of him/her that we are able to listen to the song. An acknowledgement is, I guess, the least we can do to respect them. They deserve it, and a lot more... a lot more.
And hey, I like centering important things. That way they look good! ;) (You'll know it if you see the monsters I occasionally conjure upon people's walls here. I learnt the mysterious art of monster conjuring some few months back. ;) )
Tomorrow, we will be having our first cadaver dissection class. It feels strange to be having to cut and peer into a dead body, examining all the blood vessels, nerves, ligaments and muscles, but nonetheless, it's going to be an exciting moment for us. The smell of formalin in the dissection room is repulsive but tolerable, but I wonder what it will be like dissecting the actual body. Time will tell...
I generally keep a chocolate in my mouth during these practical classes for this reason.
;) Tackles the stench and provides continuous energy supply to the brain (to prevent fainting).
I feel the worst during the practical classes in haematology. You have to prick your own finger with a needle and let the blood flow freely, so you can collect it on the slide. That really strains my nerves. It's not that I'm "afraid" of needles or blood, but the sight of blood occasionally makes me feel badly nauseatic... it happens... involuntarily. My vision darkens and sounds around seem to get fainter, accompanied by a terrible numbing pain in my head. This is some kind of vasovagal attack, and it's very bad. Even earlier, I used to faint on seeing blood, but practice and self-control has made my nerves stronger than before. Still, I need to improve. That's why I practice pricking my fingers at home before the days we have those classes. Hopefully, it will get better with time and experience.
It went well enough... We dissected into the clavipectoral fascia today. The smell of the cadaver is really awkward. It doesn't really stink, but rather it's got a unique, hard-to-describe odour. It's desiccated skin looked like some kind of tough plastic film. But it's not as disturbing as one might imagine. Once you've adapted with the smell, it feels comfortable enough in there.
I still remember my older brother taking me to his anatomy lab when he was a med student years ago. To me the odor reminded me of our old smokehouse back home, not really too bad just different. I think his group was about half way through at the time. After a while he said students were pretty well adapted to it, so I imagine it will come to ya after a while. On the vasovagal response I hear ya. Until I got used to it I found laying down at the time prevented those feelings on blood draws, not much good for having to practice on another but might help whenever you yourself have a procedure. Good luck on adapting, sounds like your getting there already though. :)
Yeah, it's the second day today, and I'm already feeling normal in there. The smell doesn't seem to hurt any more. :) In fact, I didn't quite get the smell, to be honest! :D
Yes, I used to lie down or recline myself on the chair when I had my blood drawn earlier. But now I have to do it by and upon myself, and moreover we've to stand while in the haematology lab. I believe it'll get better with some time. Experience is the best teacher! :)
We are now in the middle of the monsoons in eastern India, and it's been raining a lot since the last couple of weeks. It's for the sole reason that I currently don't have to regularly go out anywhere, that I'm able to enjoy it well. It's lush green everywhere, and when the occasional clear skies are visible, they are draped in the brightest and most vivid blue. What a sight to see!
The plants in our garden are filled with renewed vitality, rejuvenated by the rains after the hot, scorching summer.