God was having a Beetle sort of day
Trip Start Jan 18, 2012
180Trip End Jun 27, 2012
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A 9am lecture on Acquistion I froze in, as it is officially freezing cold in Bristol, akin to temperatures at home with a bit more wind and moisture in the air. I already read the post reading for the class, so that was easy. He went a bit over time and so me and Viv had to book it to get into Conservation on time. That lecture wasn't so bad, has a lot of overlap with Ecology it feels like, but our talk on biodiversity was a nice lecture. In between lectures I've been checking email because it's currently down at Woodies (It's down as I'm typing this and both Amy and Charlotte are going across the street to get the university internet). I spent an hour in the Biological Sciences Library, reading a bit for Marine, but mainly doing a bit more reading about Sea Otters for this paper
Went to Parasite. I'm so glad this class is before lunch because she shows pictures and videos that quite honestly are a bit vomit inducing. I will spare you the details but today we were doing the life cycles of nematodes in humans. Amy joined our small group to listen in on lecture and after we both came home. I was going to go to the Christian Basics Martin is running in the Crypt, but by the time we got home it was 1:30 so I made some more cheese pasta (I'm so glad this pasta is lasting forever) and sat in the common room. Julia and I were going to walk the city today so I texted her but she hasn't replied. I sort of hope her phone is dead because a feel a bit silly for being left hanging. I also texted Jonathan to see if he would be at Friday lunch. It will be a really good end to the week I think.
The beetle reference, btw the way, is due to the fact there are more beetles than any other sort of species. It's from a famous quote you can look up.
Back upstairs, the internet is still not functioning (forcing me to at least reread notes and get legitimate work done) but more frustrating is that while I did turn off the heater for the majority of the day to conserve power, it has suddenly stopped working
I sat around the Lounge and made good progress on both my conservation paper and the stats, which I can't do any more on until I have internet either way. I then went into the kitchen and chatted with the boys and Amy as she frosted her cake. It was a Christmas cake I really didn't much care for, though I don't like Christmas cake to begin with anyways. Drank some tea. Eventually I heated up by dinner - a nice mix of pasta and soup and cheese. I then helped Amy make some vegetable soup she blended which turned out to be really really good (also hot, as she added quite a bit of chili powder).
After that, a small dance party was held in Sarah's room to an array of music while we tried to fix the internet situation and probably, unfortunately, made it so Skype no longer worked at all. We reset what we could but nothing is working so we'll have to use the internet connection most easily found int he pastorate at the moment across the street. Ho hum.
I came back to my room and realized, as today is the first day of February, I should write letters
Tomorrow my only lecture was rescheduled, so I will finish writing my letters and try to send them when I go out, and use whatever internet I find to finish my Marine report and continue the sea otter musings. I also want a shower right after breakfast in the morning because it's clearly too late to do it now. You'll see this post whenever I get my internet back, or when I go over to the pastorate for 11. I'm hoping to make it to Fiona's recital tomorrow to see her play.
I know it's chilly on both sides of the world, so I wish you oodles of hot-chocolate-warm love,