Today was the first day that we had “real” lecture. Was it harder than what I expected it to be? A million times over. Is first year going to be the worst year of my life? Yes it will be. Second year better not be crazier than this.
We started out this morning with embryology. Before class it looked great! 21 slides…. 2 hour class… it was going to be a blast. Then Dr. White started lecturing and I think I had a panic attack. Don’t get me wrong… Dr. White is probably one of the best lecturers that I’ve ever had. He takes the time to explain things, he repeats key concepts 2 or 3 times, and he even throws in a little joke here and there. The problem was how darn fast the lecture was moving.
Here were my notes for just three slides:
And that wasn’t even my intense course! Biochemistry was loads worse. So let’s not even talk about it.
On a more positive note I had poached eggs and avocado toast for lunch! (I went home since I had an hour break.)
This evening I also went to the grad student reception hosted by the University’s President. I’m extremely glad I went because it ended up being quite swanky! They catered sushi and it was quite delicious =)
They also had different services booths set up, so the hoarding side of my personality was quite happy. I now am the proud owner of more toothpaste and another toothbrush, 2 Penn lanyards, a GAPSA Tshirt, a rape whistle (the campus is in West Philly), pens and….. AN AMERICAN FLAG. The flag is definitely the weirdest thing that I have ever gotten for free at an event, so naturally I had to have one.
Did I mention that it’s over
30 90 degrees over here?
I must now go lie down in front of my fan and think about snow.