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Everything is going well. A few really cool things have happened since my last reflection. A peer and I were named primary authors on our lab’s first manuscript which is huge for my resume and such but I’m also pretty stoked that we get to publish our findings in a journal. I have found a few masters programs that I am interested in and will continue to look further into them but I plan to take a year off after my undergraduate to work and maybe do some of the things I’ve always wanted to do like ride mopeds on Marthas Vineyard or go to Vietnam and see my Dad’s side of the family. I’m also planning to enter my first powerlifting competition this upcoming summer as I have finally hit weights I think could place in the top 3 but with this requires that I diet and lose about 10-12 pounds aka no more Steak and Cheese everyday BUT this gives me a chance to try out a few recipes I’ve been collecting in the bookmarks so that’s firm. Other then that things are cool, I went to the Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar show the other day, and it was the coolest four hours I’ve experienced in a while. Lost my voice half way in, and my voice was just cracking over Good Life and Through the Wire, I felt 16 again. Thanksgiving is coming up, and I get to go home and chill. That’s my favorite. k bye.
Today I was invited to a seminar and dinner by Dr. Richard Murphy a neuroscientist and the CEO of Salk institute, a world known interdisciplinary science research collaborative.
The Seminar was very informative in that it stressed the relationships of biologist, chemists, physicists and the other sciences, but the one thing that stuck out to me was the fact that he had worked with and was once the boss of Francis Crick, the co-founder of DNA. Like let’s be real here that’s crazy. FRANCIS CRICK IS ONE OF THE GOATS OF SCIENCE. But it gets better. During the dinner portion we are sitting in this square and he chooses to sit next to me, which is the most awkward thing in the world for me, cause here I am, some undergraduate who has yet to do any spectacular work in the field sitting next to this guy who’s pretty legit. But he turned out to be a very nice, Sox fan, who was very relatable. He had graduated from Holy Cross in ‘66 and went on to eventually fall in love with Science. He stressed the whole Cliche “Love what you do” and while I haven’t found that yet he assured me that I will find it and gave me a few tips on how to go about doing this. I also had a delicious salmon with what seemed to be a crispy hazelnut top and glazed asparagus so that was firm. I also had to hold in a fart all night, but don’t worry that was released minutes after the dinner.
I just felt I had to write about this experience.
live high, live mighty.