Friday, October 1, 2010

Goodbye Summer

Hello everyone, I have been really busy lately with exams and projects. Although there's even more work to be done, I'm beginning to settle into a (slightly frantic) routine. School is enjoyable.. but it's a lot of work! I don't remember when it last took me more than a month to finish reading a book for leisure.

At any rate, I wasn't in such a rush today after classes and have a picture in front of the pharmacy building, where the majority of my classes are held. As you can see, I'm dressed in my lab coat and professional attire because I've just come out of Pharmacy Practice Lab. That's where we get to practice and apply the concepts we've learned in lectures. I'm looking forward to practicing sterile compounding techniques next week. That will include dressing in disposable shoes, face mask, cap and gown and preparing IV bags like what would be used in hospitals. Except I'll probably just be using sugar and water. In fact, some of the pills that I've counted in lab have smelled suspiciously like peppermint candy on opening the bottles. Don't worry, I'm not going to test my theory any time soon.

It's been getting cold. Gone are the hot muggy 90 degree days with extra humidity, and here are the days that range from 55-70. Seasons change much more quickly here and I'm missing California weather, even if it was a record-breaking 114F over last weekend at home. I'll be sure to take some pictures of the foliage when they start to turn colors. As you can see, the grass at my feet has already started to get covered by leaves.

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