Day 59: Rain, rain, go away.

SUNDAY

Slept in today for the first time since I-don’t-know-when. Just slept until I woke up. It was delightful.

I then proceeded to do nothing all day.

I read some. I watched some TV. I ate some food. I cooked some dinner.

I watched as hail came pouring out of the sky. The hail was up to golf ball sized! All the while it was pouring rain as well. Quite the impressive display.

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When I went out afterwards, it looked like a disaster area. Like a hurricane or tornado or something had come through.

Caught the bus into town. Just managed to miss the torrential downpour on my walk. It poured while I was on the bus- very lucky. I then walked over to the Stiftskirche for an organ concert. I managed to pick the only concert in the summer series that was free! ohh yeahhh. An evening of Bach music was delightful. Also, hearing thunder from inside a stone cathedral is rather impressive. Add an organ and it is truly magnificent!

Caught the bus home and went to bed. Not sure why, but I have been so darn tired lately.

MONDAY

Woke up early and went into work because I had to leave early to get my hair cut. It was chilly and rainy all day. It never stopped down pouring. All I wanted to do was curl up in bed with a book and some tea. Maybe take some occasional naps.

Began my own PCR project today with Hartwig! I do a retinal preparation, then purify the RNA in the tissue using insitu hybridization. Then I run a reverse transcription PCR to produce cDNA. Using this complementary DNA, I can run PCR to end up with the portion of the DNA I am interested in. Pretty cool, though it involves lots of pipetting. Just excited to have been given something I can work independently on!

I got my hair cut today! It was awesome-got a haircut AND a head massage for 15 EUR. Here it is after me quickly blow drying it, and then spending a day in the pouring rain.

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Watched the most recent episode of The Newsroom. Genius as usual, and especially funny. 🙂

Had a headache, so I went to bed early. Here’s to hoping the rain stops tomorrow!

Tschus!

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