Journal Entry #2
Friday, October 18, 2002
Wow, what a week! The schedule was crazy, and will only get worse with time. Monday we were in class on the main campus (called Gilmorehill) from 9am until 4pm, for a total of 6 hour's worth of lectures. These were the classes: 9-10am Bio. Sci., "Comparative and Integrative Metabolism". 10-12pm Anatomy, "Respiratory System". 1-2pm Bio. Sci., "Introduction to Infectious Diseases". 2-4pm Physiology, "Respiration".
Tuesday was an entire day at the veterinary school campus (a.k.a. Garscube). Lectures: 9-10am Physiology, "Respiration". 10:30-12:30pm Anatomy Lab, learned bones of skull and dissected dog head halves for respiratory system. 1:30-2:30pm Physiology, "Respiration". 2:30-4pm (5pm for some) Anatomy lab, continued dissection.
Wednesday I actually skipped class, for a good reason: we had NTL come out and install the telephone line, broadband Internet, and digital cable TV. I had to be there to let them in. The lecture that morning was scheduled for 2 hours, but apparently was only half an hour! People complained that they wasted their time heading over to the main campus for such a short lecture.
Thursday was a full day of anatomy at the vet school. The topic was respiratory system (will be this topic for at least a week more), and we had 2 lectures and 2 labs. We got to dissect sheep heads as well as our dog's heads. Anatomy we looked at: the nasal conchae, the paranasal sinuses, the pharynx, the larynx, the trachea and oesophagus, nasal folds, and more.
Today we had a full day of animal husbandry in the Animal Health Technology Centre's Conference Room (at the vet school). Topics: Energy Nutrition, Pig Management 1 & 2, and Pig Housing. We had 2 hour-long breaks between lectures...making it a slow day.
I have been eating well, mostly frozen food. I splurged and bought ice cream (Ben & Jerry's no less) and 2 bags of cookies yesterday! It was freezing today (ice on the ground and roofs), so maybe I need the extra insulation <grin>? I studied all the way up until Wednesday...and then last night only for a little bit. I'm behind now, and need to catch up this weekend. Tomorrow I hope to spend the evening with my friends Quynh and James, whom I have not seen in a while.
I'm concerned at the moment with airfare for my trip home during late December. It's outrageous, perhaps costing me 900 US dollars! Last year I paid more like 450 US dollars round trip for the same time period.
I guess that's all that's of interest to anyone now. I'll write again next Friday. Perhaps I can make this a weekly journal, compared to last year's "every month" or so journals LOL.
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