Days 37 & 38

8 DAYS LEFT!! :) :( ? I don’t know exactly how I feel about that.

Yesterday, I slept in till 11 because I was extremely tired from the trip. I had lunch with Rachel at RPCC and then we had a lazy day. Yesterday evening, I went with Faisal to a religious celebration marking the end of Ramadan. I don’t know much about the Muslim religion, so it was interesting to take part in this event. There were a lot of non-Muslims attending, which made me feel less awkward. They had Indian food, and I tried Nan bread and samosa. The Nan bread was good, but I ate it plain. They had things to dip it in, but I am not an adventurous eater, so I just ate it plain. The samosa was a pyramid-shaped fried stuffed bread thing. Inside, it had spices, potato, and peas. It was very interesting, but I didn’t really like it. It was an interesting experience, though, and I’m glad that I went. :)

On a completely unrelated topic, my mom posted some more pictures on Facebook yesterday from Saturday, so here they are!

Rachel, Candy, Faisal, and Me :)
Rachel, Candy, Faisal, and Me :)

ME AT NIAGARA 1

ME AT NIAGARA 2

My eyes are so bright in this one!
My eyes are so bright in this one!

ME AT NIAGARA 4

Today I did not want to get out of bed. I stayed up pretty late talking to an old friend last night, so I was pretty tired. I thought about skipping class, but decided against it, because… you know, grades. I should have skipped. In my writing class, we didn’t do anything because most of the class forgot to bring their homework, which we were going to use during class for an assignment (I did my homework!). The teacher let us leave after 20 minutes, so I had some time to kill before my second class. I went to Libe Café and read the news (I’m such a nerd). I should have bought a coffee, but I decided not to for some reason. In my second class, we had an activity where we looked at pictures of fruit fly larva and arranged them chronologically, looked at which genes are expressed at which larval stage, and then matched a mutated larva with its mutated gene. It was kind of boring, but I’m glad I went. I learned things that will correlate with the lecture portion of the course. That class ended early also, so I came back to Balch and waited for lunch rather impatiently because I didn’t have breakfast. After lunch, I came back to my room and tried to work on my research paper for my second biology class. I have decided to write about Cocaine Esterase, which can possibly be used to treat cocaine addiction by overriding the effects of cocaine in the body. It is an interesting topic, but the act of writing the paper is quite boring. I decided to take a nap, because I was so tired, and when I woke up Rachel wanted to go to dinner. I just got back from dinner, and now I’m waiting for Rachel in one of South Balch’s lounges.

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