Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Lots Going On (and Yet Not Much Blogging)

Hey, folks. Here's another quick point by point update of the major details of my life as of late ('cuz I know you lie awake at night wondering about my life. And I appreciate that a lot):

•Dad had another CAT scan this last Friday and the results are once again "No Change." Everyone was happy and relieved, especially seeing as Dad was recently having some pain and congestion in his chest which made us all fear for the worse. But he's OK and his chemo regimen will remain the same for now.

• This last Friday, Katie, Paula and I were "house-sitting" for a family who were out of town for a few days. They had four dogs to take care of, and within 10 minutes of our arrival, one of them bit me. Now, to be honest, it wasn't much of a bite- the only place that actually broke the skin and bled was a tiny spot where the dog's tooth scraped my finger. But the fact that the bite didn't break the skin was totally up to the dog (and whatever goes through a dog's mind), because I could've ended up in the emergency room if it had really chomped down. My whole thumb was in its mouth and I felt teeth on both sides of my hand. It was fast and it really freaked me out. Ultimately the dog was just spazzed out by strangers and became really sweet within a few hours.

• I spent 6 hours today coding data. What does that mean? It means I spent six hours typing something along these lines:

0 1 0 0 A A C B A 2 4 2 1 5...

Sounds terrible, but really wasn't that bad. But 6 hours was all I could take.

• Helped run 4 different experimental sessions this week, which translates into about 8-9 hours of lab time in two days. Very interesting learning experience.

• My Peace Corps interview is tomorrow at 11am.

• I am stressed about the future. So many unknowns, with Dad, and Africa, and Grad school...

• As does Sean, I love the fact that the news is reporting about the discovery of the existence of ancient Hobbit-like creatures. This world would be a better place if we had Hobbits. Preferably live ones, but I'll take what we can get.

6 comments:

discipleassisi said...

how's yer hand?

Chirping Octopus said...

I had a close encounter with a Hobbit once, a real nasty one, too. They're not all nice, you know. This one lived in West Chester, PA. I'll try to write about it in my blog sometime.

Gashwin said...

And how'd the interview go??

keyser soze said...

What gashwin said. How did the interview go?


And don't worry too much about the dog bite. They don't really have a taste for vegetarians.

(jim) Bo Ba Log said...

Dag . . . you're not really a dog person. Hope this doesn't screw up Thanksgiving . . .

Anonymous said...

Pleased do tell about the interview.

This is a big step on your journey.

Sincerely,

Dogwood