Just finished TFIOS. Good, but I couldn’t associate with the characters the same way I could in Looking For Alaska. Probably the whole Distinct Lack of Cancer thing.
Got assigned my dissertation project today; schizophrenic rats, just like I wanted. I’m psyched! Although a little worried that schizophrenic rats might not be quite as awesome as I’m hoping, given that the best thing about ‘normal’ rats is how friendly and sociable they are, which doesn’t exactly go with the territory in schizophrenia…
Either way, the study looks cool and the supervisor is a dude and overall it’s a pretty publishable research topic, so s’all good.
My grandad’s in hospital, after he woke up in the middle of the night with a completely incapacitating stomach pain. My nan freaked out that he had a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, because apparently Medical Student Syndrome extends to close family members. Turns out he’s just got appendicitis; he had emergency keyhole surgery this afternoon, and he’s fine. It’s the first time he’s ever been an in-patient, which is pretty good going seeing as he’s just shy of 80.
Other shit is also happening, but I’m tired of typing so instead I’m going to raid the freezer for my giant-ass tub of Haagen Dazs. Ohyeahh.