Coming to you once again from Microbiology:
Me: What did you get?
Friend: Herpes! How awesome is that?! What about you?
Me: The flu. Damn it.
The context: we’re doing small group presentations on different viruses. My group, sadly, got the flu, which is kind of boring, while the group next to us, obviously, got herpes, which is going to make for a way more interesting presentation.
I know I’ve been AWOL for the last month or so – actually, I just checked, and it’s been exactly a month! Funny – it has been tough adjusting to the new class load. I’ll be back later this weekend with a longer update about some of the fun new things I’m learning, as well as some pictures of bacteria that I grew in lab (woohoo! It’s pretty cool. Gross. But cool.).