One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
Hi everyone! Sorry there hasn’t been much on here lately due to an overabundance of school work, followed by extreme apathy and laziness. Heading back to Seattle tomorrow… pretty excited to go to my “other home”, however I will miss the friends and family here. I will also miss the sun. Yes I will. It has been obnoxiously nice and I have been trying to soak up as much of it as I can.
Also got to meet my new nephew for the first time. Overall, a pretty splendid Christmas break :)
My home is a huge pile of junk. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m enjoying the people I live with and the neighborhood is great. A bus line straight to school is only 3 blocks away and it takes me 15 minutes to get to school. Lots of perks to living here. The actual house, however, is falling apart. In the past month and a half we have had water leak into the basement twice, once from backed up and broken plumbing, and once from a broken and overflowing dishwasher. The dishwasher took about a week and a half to fix, and during that time was pulled out of the counter and left jutting out into our already small kitchen. All in all it has been very entertaining, including calls at 2 in the morning to our landlord, who lives directly behind us yet takes his very sweet time getting anything fixed. Today was no exception, although in all honesty I cannot blame it on the house this time. One of my roommates baked a flan in the oven and some of it (quite a bit actually) spilled onto the bottom of the oven. When I turned the oven on to bake something else today, smoke started flowing out. We had to do self clean on the oven because it was so caked on. Didn’t realize that still heated the bottom of the oven… so in the end we pushed the dining room table into the kitchen with a fan perched on top and all the windows and doors open to prevent the smoke from setting off the fire alarms and making our house smell like burnt marshmellows for weeks. All in all, pretty darn funny.
On a lighter note, we carved pumpkins! Turned out very nice indeed :)
Had my first grad school exam today. And it was just as painful as I thought it might be. Strange how hours of studying doesn’t change the sense of “oh shit, I have no idea how well I did” when you walk out the door. I am trying not to linger on it, as I wont actually know until next week how I did. And I have another fairly sizable test on Thursday for neurophysiology (which is just as fun as it sounds). Tomorrow will be an all day studying affair, and then a little breather on Friday. Woo hoo! On another note, the weather here has been absolutely amazing… sunny afternoons! I jogged to the lake the other day and was able to see people windsurfing. Very cool.
Attended my first ever Seattle Sounders game! So much fun! It was pouring rain, which I feel is kind of a part of the initiation process. The fans are crazy and sing and chant… we also happened to be sitting right near the hooligan section with all the flags, crazy face paint, and instruments. Made it even more lively. People here are very into their soccer, and I love it! They even shot off a few fireworks. Overall, very good experience, cant wait to do it again!