Wednesday, January 11, 2012

You know you're in the right program when the first day of classes feels like Christmas morning.


3 comments:

Martyn Wendell said...

"You got the updated DSM IV! I was SOOO hoping to get that for Christmas but no luck! And all the after-Christmas sale copies were all gone when I finally made it to a Barnes & Noble! Awww phooey. Hate it when I don't beat the crowds. Maybe next year! I hope you enjoy it, I heard there are some great new entrieeeeesss!!"

- thing a jealous weirdo might say

Leslie said...

I want all of those books. Well, I already have three of them, but the others... :)

Also, I'm a big fan of your organized-by-book-binding-color bookshelves. Way to go!

Emily said...

Kind of funny because in medical school we talk about DSM-IV too, but we don't get all the other fun books as well :(

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