So things are finally starting to turn around for me in lab – I’ve been having mucho trouble with one experiment especially, and it was giving me fits trying to get it to work. I finally backed WAY up and tried something really simple, and it gave me the answers I needed to actually do the experiment! yessss. So again, I go back to my admonition that graduate school is much less about innate intelligence, and WAY more about persistence. And I also was finally successful in getting another tough experiment to work, this one more about just doing it enough times that success was inevitable.
Other good things in my life currently:
Messiah rehearsals started this past Sunday afternoon, and our second rehearsal is tonight – it looks (and sounds) like it’s going to be an awesome year – we’ve got a big group, and even the sopranos are doing really well More on this coming later as I process the enormity of performing such an incredible piece of music, especially given the message of the music.
Beach trip this weekend! My Bible study group is going to Ocean Isle this weekend, to the same house we rented last year – if it’s anything like last year, it should be a really good time of hanging out with friends and getting to know some of the ‘newer’ people, plus it’s supposed to be in the 70s all weekend
New Gilmore Girls AND House MD epsisodes tonight!!!!! Honestly, they’re the two shows I’m most excited about each week in general, even if I’ll only be able to tape them and have to watch them sometime later…
Oh, and I voted today – with, I think, the entire population of Winston over the age of 65, which made my voting time much longer than necessary, but still worth it – apparently, I need to move to a younger, hipper area of town so I can vote with people my age (and speed) – hehe.