So it seems that the semester is in full swing and it’s kind of slipping out from under my feet. I’m not sure when this happened, but somehow we’ve gotten to the fourth week already! And, for me and many others, this means the first round of midterms. Yikes! I have Physics this coming Thursday, Neuroscience the following Monday, and then Organic Chemistry the Thursday after that. Needless to say, it’s going to be a busy couple of weeks trying to make sure I’m prepared!
This past weekend, I had the privilege to completely relax and unwind with my mother. She flew in on Friday and we spent most of our time watching movies and doing other lazy things. We did go down to the harbor on Saturday night for an AMAZING dinner at McCormick and Schmicks. I must say, if you’re ever able to go all out for a seafood dinner, this is the place to do it.
Other than that, I’ve just been recovering from some nasty little cold bug and trying to fit everything into the day. Tomorrow I’m hoping to make it down to the medical campus to turn in the necessary forms and get my volunteer badge, then FINALLY start working with the doctor I’ve been in touch with since November.
Today had an absolutely beautiful morning, hitting about 70 degrees with sun and big puffy clouds. Unfortunately, as I was on my way to my afternoon class (having changed into a t-shirt and flip flops after the morning), it happened to have gotten much cooler and it started raining. Oh well…it was a nice break from the winter while it lasted!
This post is all over the place, but one last thing! This Wednesday, the 2006 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is speaking on campus! Dr. Roger Kornberg is the son of Dr. Arthur Kornberg, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1959. The elder Dr. Kornberg passed away in 2007, but I assume that means he was able to see his son win the award. I just can’t imagine how proud he must have been! Dr. Kornberg also had another son, who is a professor of Biochemistry in California. Quite the family, huh? [[the picture is Dr. Arthur Kornberg and Dr. Roger Kornberg]]
I hope to give a mid-week update with something exciting…who knows what,
but hopefully more exciting than my ramblings of this blog. Until next time, I’ll leave you with a quote. I opened to a random page in one of my favorite books and read the first line I saw. It’s an OLD copy of some of Emerson’s works. I bought it at a used book sale in Gilman.
“This floor holds us up by a fight with agencies that go to pull us down. The whole world is a series of balanced antagonisms.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. (…huh?)