Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Waiting Game, Plexi and All

So, I am waiting to take my first histology exam in vet school right now. My head is crammed with facts, two groups are ahead of me, and I have to wait an hour to take my test. Developmental is at the end of the week and then cardiac physiology is next week's exam. On the bright side, I am going to the international crane foundation health check on Saturday and life is actually not that bad.
The weather in town has been decent, and fall is definitely on the way. The trees all around are turning colors, and the temperature has been dipping down. After six weeks or so, it really seems like I am a bonified vet student now. I am over that initial phase of nervousness and agitation and am now prepared for what lies ahead, at least until next fall.
Other than that, my family and pets appear to be well, and Wes Anderson has put forth another offering on the screen. After thoroughly enjoying The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, I cannot wait for the Darjeeling Limited, which with any luck will come to a nice theater near us soon. Anywho.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Last Couple of Weeks and First Life

Ok, so I do things other than vet school too (although lab is in 10 minutes). Last weekend we went to see Cyrano de Bergerac at the Rep in Milwaukee. It was quite good. We also went to the thai pagoda at Olbrich Botanical Gardens (google it, now). We have managed to get out to have drinks on the terrace, momos at Himal Chuli and some variety of indonesian dish in a buttery sweet soy curry sauce at Bandung on the east side. Our dog continues the long road to being behaved and will soon be enrolled in classes (he can get tutored again!). I have pics of him to post, now that infections are gone and he sits for pics.
Other than that, I must get to painting the bookcases finally, and raking the yard, its fall here and really nice! What else to tell you. The swine lab was great. I learned that not only "are pigs bags of pork, they also have teeth!". Who knew.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Whirring By

Hi folks. I know it has been a long long time since I have last written in this blog, but life has been busy. I know this sounds funny coming from a vet student. Lets see. Right now we're about to have a lab on the THEORY of swine handling. Its a 3 hour lab. Apparently pigs are daunting. We have an optional hands on or 'wet' lab in December in which we can actually handle swine. I can't wait. Soo... The other things that are going on...
1) Test in Histology including epithelium, muscle, nerves, blood vessels, integument, and some other things...
2) Test in Developmental from the ball of cells to the unshelled peanut stage with funky markings.
3) We get to do EKGs on dogs tomorrow.
4) I am working on some articles
5) World Dairy Expo- this event is awesome....
Other than that, nothing much else is new. How could it be. I am far too busy for words which is why I haven't written anything.