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Life Beyond Purdue

15 Oct, 2012 @ 08:18 PM 0 comments
It has been two and a half months since I left Purdue, but I thought I would continue with the blog. It felt so good to get home and see my family again! It also felt wonderful to be back in Maine, in the cool temperatures and the beautiful autumn still ahead. August was a peaceful interlude … Continue reading →

July 15 - 21: Week Seven

31 Jul, 2012 @ 07:33 PM 0 comments
On Sunday, as much as I really wanted to sleep after getting back so late the night before, I had to go into the lab to treat my cells. It was going to be a long day since I had to start at 10 and wouldn't be done until 1:30, with no real break. I had 36 plates of cells to treat -- that was fun. … Continue reading →

July 8 - Juy 14: Week Six

24 Jul, 2012 @ 12:49 PM 1 comments
On Sunday, Alejandra and I explored the mall. It's a fairly small mall, about the same size as the one at home. They have a kitchen store that is amazing, though! I told Aleja that she would have to pull me out after a certain amount to time (to be determined by her) because I could spend all … Continue reading →

July 1 - July 7: Week Five

23 Jul, 2012 @ 12:06 AM 0 comments
At church on Sunday, we had Communion. The way they do Communion at Bethel is different than I've ever experienced it. As many people as can fit at the altar at once go up and kneel, then the pastor and a deacon hand them the wafer and juice, and after the people have finished, they get up and … Continue reading →

June 25 - 30: Week Four

18 Jul, 2012 @ 06:29 PM 0 comments
This was a pretty calm week in terms of research. My cells continued to grow, and I continued to change the media and split them as necessary. I did have one scare with them, though. I saw something under the microscope that concerned me greatly -- this big, black, round thing with a bright white … Continue reading →

Family Reunion

04 Jul, 2012 @ 03:39 PM 1 comments
June 23rd was a truly exciting day. Terra picked me up and took me to a family reunion where I got to meet all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins that I had never even seen before! It was so much fun to finally meet all of these people. I think my favorite part of the day was surprising Uncle … Continue reading →

June 17 - June 22: Week Three

04 Jul, 2012 @ 12:24 PM 0 comments
I went back to Bethel AME for church on Sunday. Since it was Father's Day, there were a lot more people than last week. After church, I spent most of the day cooking for the following week. I made Shepherd's Pie with mashed sweet potatoes on top, a lasagna bake, and marinara sauce. It felt so … Continue reading →

June 10 - June 16: Week Two

25 Jun, 2012 @ 03:29 PM 0 comments
June 10th was my first full Sunday here. The day started out great, but it was very hot. I went to church with my roommate and a large group of other SROP students. We went to Bethel AME Church, which is an African Methodist Episcopal church. It was an interesting service. This particular week … Continue reading →

June 4 - June 9: The First Week

23 Jun, 2012 @ 12:38 PM 0 comments
The first week here at Purdue was both exciting and a bit of a shock. This campus is so big compared to what I’m used to. Monday was Orientation day, so they introduced us to some of the different programs they have here, taught us about lab safety, and even had a session on how to take the bus. … Continue reading →

Sunday, June 3rd -- Travel Day

21 Jun, 2012 @ 11:15 PM 0 comments
It’s hard to believe that nearly three weeks have passed since I boarded the plane in little Bangor, Maine to come to Purdue for the summer. Now that the internet is working in my apartment, I can finally share the experiences of the last few weeks with everyone. The day started early -- too … Continue reading →