Thursday, March 5, 2009

The One Where It's Almost My Birthday!

Ahhh, what a feeling to be relaxed!  Thursdays are good days for me.  I have class from 8 am - 12pm and then I'm done.  And classes were canceled Tuesday morning because of the weather, so today was the first day this week that I've been to those classes.  I did have an exam in Psychology today, but....I'm not that worried about it.  I also had to go back to the micro lab to do some observations on our milk plates from yesterday.  That didn't take too long, so I was home by about 12:30.  I had lunch, played with Marley, and...took a 2 hour nap!  It was fabulous!  I felt extremely refreshed when I woke up and was in a "baking" mood.  Soooo I went to the grocery store and picked up some apples to make an apple crisp!  My plan to bake got put on hold when my lovely, lovely roommate Jessica came home and asked if I wanted to go on a walk.  Being the first nice day we have had in a while, of course I said yes!  We hooked our puppies up to their leashes and headed around the neighborhood.  Let me tell you, Marley LOVES to go on walks.  I have never seen a dog enjoy a walk more than Marley does.  I think it's because he doesn't get to go outside very often since we don't have a fence, and it's a new experience for him.  Either way, it's precious.  
For dinner tonight, I decided on chocolate chip pancakes and bacon.  Jess and Jake decided to join me.  After dinner I mixed up the apple crisp and it is currently cooling on the counter:)  I can't wait!  I bought some Mayfield vanilla ice cream to go along with it...MmMmm.... I know you are jealous!  Needless to say, this afternoon and evening have been very relaxing and it has been wonderful.  I'll leave you with that:)

P.S.- How about Michael Jackson making a comeback?....and a pink dolphin? Crazyyyy. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The One Where it's Just Wednesday.

After getting to sleep in Monday and Tuesday and having to get up early again today, it has felt like the longest day!  Needless to say, I fixed a big cup of coffee to take to school with me this morning:)  The day started off with anatomy and learning about the immune system.  The immune system is quite an exciting/confusing body system to study haha!  It's full of killer cells and antibodies and B cells and all sorts of things.  Next was microbiology and let me tell you- I am going to be very, very careful about what I eat from now on!  We are learning all about food poisoning and food infections.  (Yes, there is a difference!  Food poisoning arises from the toxins of bacteria, but the bacteria do not have to be present!  For you to have a food infection, you must have the bacteria present.  Salmonella is a type of food infection, as is E. coli.) 
If microbiology lecture wasn't enough today, I had micro lab this evening!  We are finishing up our unknown bacteria.  We were each assigned a gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and we had to, through a multitude of tests, figure out what bacteria we were assigned.  It's actually been a neat experience because it's all finally coming together and we actually know what we are doing and talking about!  Tonight I have just been studying for my psych test tomorrow, but American Idol is on so the information has basically been going in one ear and out the other....woops! :)  This post is short, but I have to get back to studying...or trying to!  Hope you all are doing wonderful tonight!  Warm weather is approaching... I can't wait!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The One With Marley's First Snow!

Just an aside... Marley LOVED playing in the snow on Monday!  He didn't want to come back in!  But he's so little so he only got to play outside for a few minutes at a time...I didn't want him to get frostbite on his little feet!  Here a few pictures and a video for your pleasure:)PhotobucketIt was too bright for his little eyes:)

PhotobucketSnow on his little beard:)

PhotobucketMarley and Mama!


The One Where I'm a Senior...and It Snowed.

Well...I didn't get to my post the next day!  But I'm writing now:)  Friday after class I went home for an ortho appointment and went shopping with my mom.  It was nice to get to spend some time with her and sleep in my own bed!  I headed back down to Greenville on Saturday for dinner with David and then we headed back to Clemson for a fun-filled night with Jake, Jess, and her brother and his girlfriend!  We played a game called Quelf.  This is what it looks like: Photobucket 

It was the first time I had played the game and I really enjoyed it!  You definitely have to have a lot of people to play for it to be fun!  On Sunday, Jessica, Jake, David and I left early for Atlanta.  We were going to see the Body Exhibit at Atlantic Station.  My cousin Scott goes to school at Georgia Tech and he wanted to join us, so when we pulled into Atlanta, we swung by and picked him up!  Now a little explanation is due for those of you who know what the weather was like from Atlanta to Clemson on Sunday!  We had pre-bought our exhibit tickets and didn't want the money to go to waste.  When we bought the tickets, the weather wasn't supposed to be bad and it was supposed to be the last week for the exhibit.  Later in the week, we heard a few comments here and there about snow over the weekend...but it wasn't supposed to hit until late in the evening!  We decided to go to Atlanta anyway, assuming we would make it back before the storm hit.  Boy were we wrong.  It rained the whole entire way to Atlanta and just as we were pulling into the city lines, it started snowing.  And I mean SNOWING.  It was like a blizzard with HUGE snowflakes about an inch in diameter and it was thundering and lightning!  Apparently that is called a "thundersnow".  How interesting!  We picked up Scott and grabbed a quick bite to eat at California Pizza Kitchen.  Here is a picture of me and David at lunch!Photobucket  After lunch we headed next door to see the Body Exhibit.  Wow was that a cool experience!  We weren't allowed to take pictures, otherwise I would have a whole album for you!  They had all of these human bodies that they have preserved in a special way in order to show off different parts of the body.  They focused a lot on the muscle groups and how they worked together with the rest of the body.  One really interesting portion of the exhibit was the fetus exhibit.  They had fetuses that were 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 weeks old.  At 5 weeks, the fetus was about a centimeter long, but you could visibly see where the arms and legs were forming....SO COOL!

When we finished walking through the exhibit, we figured we should head on back to Clemson because by that point, it had been snowing buckets for about 3 hours and showed no sign of stopping!  And it's a good thing we left when we did!  It took us 7 HOURS to get home!  Basically the snowstorm came in much quicker than anyone could predict and we followed it home!  It snowed the whole way home and of course we got into a lot of traffic because the roads were terrible.  This picture hardly does the weather any justice at all!  It only got worse after this.Photobucket  We arrived back in Clemson around 9:00 pm and were SO happy to be able to get out of the car!  

Luckily for us, school was canceled on Monday and morning classes on Tuesday.  What a nice break:)  Now it's back to work...and catching up on some reading for a test on Thursday!  I hope this post finds you all well and have a wonderful week!