I got my Propel and came back inside to my study cave, but all I could think about was the cool temperature and warm sunshine. So, I went for a walk. In the middle of the day. When I have an NBME final on Monday.
I've been told that normal people actually leave their homes and see the light of day during waking hours. I remember this phenomenon vaguely.
The Lawyer lives a few blocks from Meridian Hill Park, which is one of the best kept secrets in DC, if you ask me. It’s a large, open, European style garden with fountains (that are not turned on yet Washingtonians, but the ponds are filled), grassy areas for dogs, and shady benches.
You can also see a few recognizable landmarks, so if you have out of town family that's all, "We want to see DC!," you can show them this:
Hi, Washington Monument! I see you!
It was a good walk, and my BFF, Dr. Goljan, was nice enough to accompany on my midday excursion--in audio form.
Now that I'm back inside, the high pollen count has left its mark, and my nose is running.
I hate you, DC spring.
So yes, I am that nerdy kid who can't go outside because of my allergies. But! Dr. Goljan tells me that Vitamin D can only be synthesized when sunlight is streaming at an acute angle, which only occurs during the middle of the day. So, take that allergies!
I'm making me some cholecalciferol and I like it!
(Wow, this Boards studying has gotten out of hand, hasn't it?)