Random Crap 8/16/12
1) I’m moving into my new apartment on Saturday.
Please take a moment to enjoy this sight: I will have a dishwasher and a gas stove. I have been yearning for a dishwasher for the last two years and this is my first gas stove outside of my parents house. OH JOY! OH RAPTURE!
I have a back entrance as well as a front and a small seating area on the other side of the fridge.
That’s the living room. The entry to the kitchen is in the far corner not pictured (to the left of the photo) and there is a wall AC unit in the bottom corner of the room, opposite the entry door.
Why yes, I DO have wood floors! They’re not in the best condition, but I’m not complaining. I have 2 pets anyway.
My bedroom. The closet in there is really small but there are big hallway closets not pictured.
Not bad for the cheapest 1 bedroom I could find that would take pets. That was a doosey of a search.
2) Graduate school starts soon.
I am VERY excited for this! I met with my advisor yesterday and she was kind enough to bring in a bunch of her current students to meet me. Here’s a list of what I got from it:
- My advisor has an army of undergraduates and a lab manager and they act like a happy lab family. No. Really. I mean we all exchanged phone numbers and she invited us to her house for Labor Day.
- She likes to decorate cakes with homemade fondant.
- I am her first and only graduate student. (This could be good or bad lulz)
- The lab is brand new. As in, they finished building it this summer and just finished unpacking all the new supplies.
- Their work is a fascinating blend of biology, nutritional science, and exercise science.
- I will be doing a lot of work I am familiar with as well as learning a bunch of procedures I have only read about/discussed but not performed.
There is something very relieving about entering such a welcoming environment. Moreover, I made friends with the administrator in charge of the teaching assistants as we were filling out my I-9… which is now online? She is a lovely woman.
It makes the whole process and transition seem less daunting.
3) Can someone please explain to me how Spotify works?
Really. I want to understand it, but I don’t.
That’s all I got for now.