Being back in classes felt weird last week! Everyone seemed a little off-kilter. At my very first lecture since break, the professor was missing and was replaced with a graduate student, which made it feel even more off balance! In class we moved from Freud and Neo-Freudians onto the biology of personality. After class I went to the gym for the first time in a week and a half and it felt great to be back! I listened to more Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Unfortunately when I went home I left the fifth book there, so I might fall behind in the physical series...oh well!
I discovered a super-amazing wrap combination in the cafeteria. It's a spinach tortilla with hummus, turkey slices, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, tomato, and sweet onion sauce.
In the evening I watched the movie Into the Wild for one of my classes. I have a lot of very strong feelings about it. The movie was pretty well done but a bit unrealistic in parts (like when he's prancing among the wild horses). It was very thought-provoking though since it was based on a true story that unfortunately had a not-so-good ending. I also had to write a paper entirely about sounds I heard and how they made me feel and what I thought they symbolized about the world. It's very eye opening to just sit and listen.
In my psychology discussion we had a substitute as well. The TA was very odd. While waiting for people to answer his questions he would sort of wiggle his shoulders around. I don't even think he realized he was doing it. He told us all about Capnas Syndrome and a recent brain study where they mapped the damaged neural connections of Phineas Gage. In anatomy lab we learned about the urinary system and then had to analyze urine samples. We had to test them for diabetes and glomerular nephritis. It was smelly. :(
We still managed to be hungry after lab and went to the Union for lunch. We went to City Subs and I got a Milan sandwich with vegetables and hummus. I've been on a hummus kick lately! I ate one container in two days...oops!
Sometime during the morning it started raining like crazy. That made it interesting because I didn't have an umbrella! Thankfully it wasn't super cold so the water was almost refreshing. I went back to the gym in the afternoon and then read "The Old People" from Go Down Moses. In anatomy lecture I was distracted looking up graduate school information and found out my dream occupational therapy school has an out-of-state cost of attendance of about $83,000. That's not going to happen! Holy wow! During my lecture my tamagotchi also aged into an adult and turned out pretty cute!
Then rain persisted for the rest of the week. I tried dressing up without regard for the weather and wore lace sandals out into the storm! I changed into my winter boots after the first class! I also found out our campus convenience store has taco dip. Ooooh the temptations! So far I've only bought one container but now that I know it's there it calls to me...
Since I've been on a note taking spree lately, I decided to start making them more colorful!
A break for the sweet tooth! Starburst flavored jellybeans and peanut butter hot chocolate. :)
The weather was not nice at all come evening. The rain turned into snow!! Ick. It's the middle of March, weather! My friends wanted to hang out but due to the weather no one wanted to leave the dorm. Thankfully our school offers a small movie theater in the dorm so we went down and watched the movie Concussion. It was amazing. It's a drama based on real life and I felt so amazed when I walked out of the theater. Great story.
My occupational therapy class last week was very entertaining. We had a guest lecture on different types of assistive technology and then were told to draw houses for 20 minutes. No one had any idea why we were drawing until we took a mini field trip to the lab and found stations of different assistive technologies for drawing! We had to use each one to draw another house and then record the various levels of motor, sensory, and cognitive levels we thought they required!
They included drawing with your head, using stencils, using various kinds of digital devices, a leap motion detector, and a virtual mouse controlled by a sensor in a pair of glasses!
This is a house I drew with my eyes. It was going okayish until my group members started laughing because my lines were wavy. Then I started laughing and our house was destroyed.
Last weekend Ryan came up to visit me and we went all sorts of places! I'll be updating on that weekend next, since we're almost to the next one! Hope your weeks are going well!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!