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Can you tell what runs my life? School, school, and school. Oh, and school interrupted by hurricanes. The Citadel and CofC were the only two colleges open (USC might have been, I'm not sure) open when Charlie hit Florida. Nutso colleges. Today we had a tornado warning in Charleston and Colleton County, and we still had school. *sigh* But at least no storm make up days yet (knocks on wood). Florida's about to get hit again by Ivan. I feel sorry for them, but I'm also so VERY glad that South Carolina hasn't taken any serious hits yet (knocks on more wood).
Anyway, I believe school was the reason I wanted to post something.... Anyway, Beth would LOVE parasitology. Today we looked at all these neat things that cause other neat diseases (I feel like an epidemiologist). We looked at little organisms that cause Chagas Disease, African Sleeping Sickness, and lots of other pretty awful diseases. It's cool. I like it a lot (and I have become microscope super literate). Very good thing. Very happy and accomplished feeling.
In embryology, we tried to fertilize sea urchin eggs (it didn't really work right though since our, uh, sea urchins were, oh, only about half dead). But it was neat too. I like learning all that neato stuff you never wanted to know, but are fascinated by.... Go figure.
Physics - I'm actually feeling quite intelligent at the moment (since I'm one of the few people not lost). It's basically lots and lots of problems. He likes us to know the concepts and apply them to the problem. The test are like one big brain dump and you're s'posed to be step by step in a methodical-every-thought-in-your-head-written-down-on-paper-kind-of-way. *Time consuming, but hey, whatcha gonna do?*
And last but not least, comparative anatomy. The up side, it's interesting, I love it, and I get to play with old bones all day in lab. The bad side, who cares when the evolutionary forms arose???? Yes, I understand knowing that the pectoral and pelvic girdles appeared for the first time in labrinthodonts and therefore knowing what and when the labrinthodonts are, but there are SO MANY NOT SO IMPORTANT GROUPS TO KNOW. And it is such a know everything and anything kind of class. So it's good AND bad. Aren't they always....
Mmmmm... Should go get my embryology quotes. BRB.
"Hey, I just got fertilized. Oh gosh, maybe I should go do something about that."
~IRT (in reference to) egg activation after fertilization
"I know when I grade, I need chocolate."
~Dr. Southgate (Hmmm...does this mean the endorphines released into her system will make our grades better as a side benefit??????)
"Give me your Ca2+!"
~I never realized Ca was so darned important!!!!
You know, none of these make sense unless you take embryology (except for the chocolate one...) Oh well. You should take it 'cuz it's really interesting. I bet I could keep up with Sarah now with all the biological details on stuffs. Scary, but true.
Anyway, this is sooooo way too long. Bubye now.