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  1. Fakesmile

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    Let's hear it! :)
     
  2. Lukkie

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    thinking of visiting Can.
     
  3. funkydrmonkey

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    Relaxing,
    Catching up on reading (I have read two books so far!)
    Video Games
    Watching TV
    Going to 1 interview
    Nothing
    Studying for next quarter's classes:p
     
  4. Artimacia

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    Let's see, relaxing, dog sitting for my neighbor, um...video games with bf...thats probably it
     
  5. DrYoda

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    Probably my most unexciting break in awhile

    -Friends and family from out of town coming in town=lots of hanging out
    -Attending the one obligatory hellish family holiday get together
    -Already rented the Dark Knight in anticipation of Tuesday's freedom
    -Fifth of Crown Royal already purchase and awaiting me in the kitchen
    -Filing taxes before the new semester starts:barf:
    -If I can find a good book I'll read one (or a few)
    -relaxing

    Hope everyone enjoys the break!:)
     
  6. mmmcdowe

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    Resuming daily excercise
    2 weeks at home with fam.
    3 weeks of research
    Club organizing stuff
    1 interview
    Christmas shopping
     
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    Looking for housing for next year :(
     
  8. Narmerguy

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    I don't know but I need to find something fast because I am bored out of my mind!
     
  9. Bacchus

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    I'm working. Imagine that.
     
  10. amph119

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    Building homes for the homeless, raising 3 big brother kids, and taking 3 winter session classes.

    You have just been gunned.
     
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    playing basketball, 1 interview, reading, going to some Blazer games, eating sushi, hanging out, buying things, skiing, watching movies, playing with my dog, ahh gotta love the holidays.
     
  12. mmmcdowe

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    :laugh:
     
  13. erskine

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    flying back home after all your classes and finals are done is the best feeling in the world.

    i'm going to the beach every single damn day and get my tan back. Read a lot of sci fi/fantasy books rather than the "classics" and basically forget everything genetics-related. Catch up with friends and probably go to a lot of bbqs.

    4 more days though...
     
  14. Surferboy

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    Hopefully getting atleast 15 days of snowboarding in this break. Gotta have something to take my mind off this process.
     
  15. AlanAlanine

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    writing my PS!

    haha like that will happen. chill like no other... gain weight
     
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    I'll be on campus a lot doing both MCAT prep and working in the lab on biomedical research. Have to get this research finished up so I can submit a paper eventually. Other than that, I'm gonna try to get in really good shape and hang out with all my buddies coming home!
     
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    Sleep 18 hours a day, basketball the other 6.
     
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    Visit the girlfriend
    Do some reading
    Catch up on movies, TV shows, video games
    Hang with the family and enjoy Christmas
    Host a New Years party
    Maybe a road trip through Tennessee/Kentucky/Louisiana with some friends.
     
  19. chemnerd89

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    I'll be shadowing a general surgeon two days a week and a little volunteering perhaps.
     
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    I going to bask in the 60-70 degree weather of an Arkansas "winter." :)
     
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    ^ Perfect, just perfect.
     
  22. Sangria

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    finally reading for fun, sleeping, hanging out with friends, snowboarding.
    Hopefully I can stay occupied enough to not think about med school admissions constantly
    I do want to find something productive to do though
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    eating everything i shouldnt, start studying for mcats, volunteer, shadow a couple of surgeons...eat some more...go sledding!
     
  25. EpiPEN

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    Click, Click, Boom


    You forget you are also working on your NIH funded stem-cell research project. :)
     
  26. DerrickRose

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    :-D if you're in the connecticut area, feel free to join me at the courts!
     
  27. Vihsadas

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    I will sleep. I will sleep long and hard; so long and hard the pillow won't know what hit it.
     
  28. efitzpat

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    Working mostly... :mad: Being away for interviews really put me behind. Thank goodness I'm not a good applicant because I wouldn't have known what to do with a lot of interviews.

    But for one week I will eat, drink, receive presents, beat my brothers at Tiger Woods golf on Wii, try to lose weight gained during finals, find motivation to actually show up for my last semester of college, go to the movies, sleep, sleep, sleep, get pro status on Wii bowling... all in one week
     
  29. Chemist0157

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    Is anyone having success finding a job for only Christmas break? I can't think of anything...
     
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    :laugh: No, that won't work. You can join me in California? Or we could both meet up in the middle...in Kansas. ;)
     
  31. KnuxNole

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    Going up to NY! It's gonna be freezing, but then again I love the cold weather, so it should be a great trip.
     
  32. DerrickRose

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    I totally would. Except I think Kansas is a bit far to go for a pickup game :laugh:, and god knows I spent enough on travel this semester doing you know what.


    Btw, some of u guys are right. This site IS an addiction for finals week. I couldn't resist making an account on here for some reason now that finals are here, even though I've just lurked through most of the application process.
     
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    Taking a week and half off and heading home AWAY from this campus. Drinking, watching a lot of TV, maybe go out with high school friends here and there but I'm so worn down from this semester I'll probably just have people over a couple of nights. When your at the tail-end of the pre-med journey, and you got enough partying in before you turned 21, going out and spending tons of money at city bars loses its luster (im sure itll return during breaks in med school).

    Then I gotta come back here the Saturday or Sunday after Christmas. Imma be working 40 hours/week and studying for the mcat. :thumbdown:
     
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    Yeah I was thinking of doing more shadowing but... well... F it. I'm too damn tired. Junior year is rough. Is next semester going to be any better? MCAT in May... apply in June... new research starts in Feb... it'll be worse :oops: Might as well relax for the week I actually do have off.
     
  35. erskine

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    trying to get down to 2.5% bf, eh?
     
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    Sitting at the firehouse, eating crappy pizza at the firehouse, running calls, writing my PS, and reading for fun :) I'm very excited.

    ...but I do have to get through finals first. Lame.

    For everyone else who's procrastinating right now, good luck on finals and papers and lab reports and all that jazz! :luck:
     
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    Headed to Breckenridge for some quality time in the backcountry. Can't wait to be back in CO for a while.
     
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    Sigh...:( You too:)
     
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    I'm going to try to get in as much pleasure reading as possible, do a little shadowing in some of the more exciting specialties (determined as a matter of personal preference, of course), hang out with some high school friends, maybe get in a bit of photography, and I might try to learn Java programming.
     
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    lol thats me as i'm 2 hours away from my last final.

    but i'm going to disney world over break, and hopefully writing my rochester secondary essay stuff on the plane.
     
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    haha ya dude you totally need to get rid of those love handles..
     
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    Spend lots of time with family, and my best friend from high school will be home for a few days (she lives in SCarolina now). Sleep... and get as much out of my last pre med-school break as possible!
     
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    I'm working at a ski resort... that doesn't really help you Arkansas guy.
     
  44. linguini

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    Breaks? I remember those...*sigh* :lame:

    STAY IN COLLEGE AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH.
     
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    Driving from Lake Charles to Pittsburgh tonight and tomorrow. Taking a number of articles with me (work for book proposals) and the laptop as I have to tweak lectures for next semester. Value your breaks while you have them - they stop being meaningful once you stop being an undergraduate.
     
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    I'll spend my first week of winter break studying for the MCAT until my brain hurts. Then, the second week, I'll study for the MCAT some more

    Ahhh. . . the life of a pre-med
     

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