June 20, 2011


In the past three weeks, I have taken 2 tests and 4 quizzes, done 14 labs, and read 8 chapters of anatomy and physiology and 6 chapters of organic chemistry. Whose idea was it for me to take two classes with labs during the first half of the summer? And then another one and the GRE in the second half? While it's a bit intense at the moment, I'm going to feel much better about all this August 4, when I'll have knocked out my last three classes with labs and taken the GRE.

So, needless to say, I haven't been able to cook much. I've accepted that I don't have a spare moment to think about anything other than organic compounds and the skeletal system and such, which means that there's no time for cooking or blogging. I really miss both, and will start them up again in August. Please check back in with me then. In the meantime, wish me luck!

June 2, 2011

Madness, Thy Name Is Roast Chicken


It's hot. I have started my first summer class, which, in addition to three hours of lab and two hours of lecture a day, involves a significant amount of walking, a mysteriously heavy backpack, and lots and lots of sweat. Lots. And lots. Of sweat. Also, the need for better deodorant.

Today I don't have to sweat profusely while lugging an organic chemistry book to and fro. So, of course, I'm going to roast a chicken. What better way to enjoy a day out of the sun than to heat up the kitchen? And what else do I have to do today anyway? Somehow on my second-to-last day of work before taking a 6-week break to knock out two of my grad school prerequisites I find my afternoon work-free. I mean, I could study for my chemistry final on Monday or my first organic chemistry test next Thursday, but I just cannot waste that darn chicken. It's not cooking itself, though it will be rotting itself if I don't intervene soon.

We won't even be eating it for dinner tonight because we're going to see... wait for it, you're going to be jealous... Brian Greene speak at the World Science Festival. I know. Don't be a hater just because it's sold out and you don't have tickets. Graybeard might have to work, so maybe you can come with me to hear about The Dark Side of the Universe: