Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wooo...oooot!!!

So, my lovelies... I aced the presentation!!! Thanks for all the help with the brainstorming... it was like you were there with us because I was going..." hmmmm... Jack says cooking... maybe a strawberry cheesecake demo" and then saying "but LD and Cadence have a point about shopping and handbags" and then Darling really really wanted to go with the Yoda = Gotaimbara one (thanks KRP!)

Finally, I went with "reflections of greek mythology in modern medicine", which stemmed off from Janaka's suggestion... :) So there I was talking about the greek pantheon and the use of the staff of Aesclepius vs. the caduceus of Hermes . I spoke of Hygeia, daughter of Aesclepius and how their different ways of defining the healer reflect the paradigm distinction between Public Health and Clinical Medicine today.

I spoke about Psyche and Eros, and the other applications of greek terms in psychiatry narcissisum, echolalia, mania, the Oedepus and Electra complexes and about Phobus (fear), son of Ares, from whose name stems the term "phobia". I then went into the Iliad and the Odessey, put up pics of Brad Pitt as Achilles (drool) and some really smouldering ones of Medusa, who gives her name to the medical condition caput medusae.

I could have talked for an hour, but managed to restrain myself and wound up using just a little over my allocated 10 minutes! And the audience loved it! So, all in all... I am a very happy bunny... I'm pretty sure I got good grades in this.... :)
Thanks again... I love you all.... mwah!

15 comments:

PseudoRandom said...

Wow Angel...I wish I had been able to see that presentation...sounds awesome!

Glad it went well :-)

Darling said...

Well done!

uh... you've conveniently ignored the fact that the greek thing was my idea...

Angel said...

PR : next time I make a presentation imma puttin' it on youtube for all my fanz! :)

Darling : yup... my readers are starting to love you more than they love me... I'm jealous of your talent!

Chavie said...

Congratulations Angel! I'm glad it went well!!! :D

Scrumps said...

Wooooooot indeed! Sounds like it was an amazing presentation!

Serendib_Isle said...

LOL @ darlings comment.

Angel, well done! Glad it went well.

(Note to D: When things go right, it’s their idea. When they go wrong, it’s our idea; that’s how it usually works.) :)

Azrael said...

Well done. Mythology is a great subject.

T said...

wow. sounds fascinating!

Lady divine said...

we love you toooo!!:)

Very happy to know it went well..:)

thekillromeoproject said...

Glad to hear it all went well..!

Kulendra Janaka said...

If it was darling's idea, why did you say it was stemmed off from my suggestion :P

Angel said...

Chavie, Scrumps, Azreal, KRP : I know!! :) yay!

Serendib : thanks so much for that pearl of wisdom... very timely!

T : thanks! I can't access your blog!!!!

LD : mwah!

Janaka : well... you're suggestion started the train of thought... but it was totally totally Darling's idea (D, are you happy now?) Thanks for the Unseen Academicals!

Jack Point said...

Would have loved to have listened to that talk. Perhaps you could do a re-run at the next blogger meetup?

Congratulations on the grade.

Cadence said...

Excellent! :)

sue said...

Oooh happy for you! congrats!!! But I knew you'd ace it :) Any chance of us getting to see it?