In high school I learned about poetry. The stage. Sharing and performance and reading. And poets. Oh, oh, the poets.
In college I learned about uhmm...cooking. And the importance of protected sex.
And now. Graduate school. Graduate school is this amazing combination of paralyzing insecurity and exciting ideas and one minute you're flying and the next falling but the best part, the best part...the best part is the friends.
Between the falling and the flying there's someone that's right there next to you falling and flying with you.
I passed my preliminary exam today, so I'm officially a PhD candidate. (oh that reminds me gotta go change my email signature...brb....ok back.) And the best part, the best part...well.
Aspen sent me a pie, a pie! From Pie in the Sky! From WOODS HOLE. Aspen sent me a PIE. from PIE IN THE SKY.
When I opened the air mail box from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, I immediately then ran back to lab to grab my phone to inform Aspen that she had in fact, sent me a PIE, and throughout the lab I sang/squealed, PIE. ASPEN SENT ME A PIE.
And Firas. Firas got me DIPPIN DOTS, because you know they are the MICROFLUIDICS OF ICE CREAM. And samosas. Because 90% of the time I talk about indian food.
Pie. From PIE IN THE SKY. Dippin Dots. And samosas.
Oh yeah, and friends. Those too.