Monday, October 12, 2009
Baby, Baby, Baby
So I'm feeling 100000% better today! I still have a pretty gross cough, but it's not the tight dry painful cough that I had yesterday and Saturday. I also have my energy back, and may even go for a run tomorrow? We'll see, I won't push it. I slept about 31 of the 36 hours between Saturday night and Monday morning. I also drank a whole carton of this miracle --->
Today was great in other ways as well (for a Monday)... Classes were alright. I don't know how well I'm going to do in philosophy. I think having a fundamentally scientific education puts me at a disadvantage because it's hard to think in the way they want me to. Of course I wonder about the big unknowns: God, perception, knowledge, ethics...but then a lot of people go on in my class to call science man's pigheaded way of wanting to have comforting answers to everything... especially with my speciality in genetics. Whatever, I'll make up answers that they want to hear to get by, but it's not going to be as easy as I thought.
Then I had Manipulative Genetics and Immunology. In between classes I was walking through campus and saw Hillary Clinton (!) being escorted by secret service and media! She was giving a talk on America's support of the peace process in Northern Ireland on campus I guess (and rocking a black and yellow pantsuit of course). It was so weird to see an American politician with celebrity status in a foreign country. No pictures :( sorry. Patrick and I then made plans to book Amsterdam tickets later this evening..
And yep! Book those tickets we did! I'm officially going to Amsterdam October 30-November 2 (missing philosophy class..oh boo...). We're staying at the Bulldog Hotel, which I've heard great things about. That's Halloween weekend, which I'm sure isn't even celebrated there, but we'll all celebrate on our own terms ;) .
After that Anna, Anna, and I made dinner. Gnocchi, Zucchini, and Tomato Soup. mmmmmmm :)
Okay! now i need to finish my damn presentation for the China trip I went on over the summer. American girl doing a project on China in Northern Ireland. oof. But it really makes me miss it. Great times. I wonder what that little girl is doing right now.