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Because I try to be organized, I have been making a multitude of lists. I have committed today's to writing — I can only keep mental track of so much.

Annoying things I do in the exam room while waiting for the doctor:

  • obscure all drug manufacturers' names from the helpful posters that deck the walls
  • turn the stirrup covers so that the comfy, fuzzy side faces out
  • poke the top of the jelly-filled condom that sheathes the ultrasound probe so that cool and mysterious shadows appear on the screen
  • sing a cheerful medley of Steely Dan songs loud enough to wake the dead