So far, in 5-6 weeks of school I have:
- Worked with cooties and accidently touched them
So I go over to grab a few petri-dishes of Streptomyces, Staphlococcus and Bacillus (yep, the nasty ones) and pick up two from one stack only my fingers are touching something very WET! AAACK! I accidently lifted the lid and touched either staph or bacillus with my bare fingers - EEEEEWWWWW!
Although I've probably touched worse in my own bathroom, let's just say I washed my hands with anti-microbial soap while timing it to the Happy Birthday about ten times that day. ;0)
- Began volunteering at Eagle-Mount helping people with disabilities ride horses.
I learned about the actual work - care of the horses, how to support a rider, how to pull a rider off in an emergency, schedules. My job will be to walk beside the horse and rider and hold onto the rider's belt. It's more challenging than it looks. I am 5ft1in. so my stride is barely enough to keep up with the horses stride and my arms are a few inches below where I can hold the rider comfortably so I'll be stretch-holding, double-time walking for an hour on the trail.
Next comes the impact part - learning about the rider. So far I have only had one session with Tom, a 23 year old with cerebal palsy and prone to grand-mal seizures. He is unable to speak but man he loves to ride! He made me laugh when he kept pushing my face away from his leg - he wants to do it on his own. He's a little tippy though and needs me to at least hold the cuff of his jeans.
- Watched and wrote a reflection and hour-long documentary on physician-assisted suicide (to the end and I mean the guys end - ugh!)
Attended Native American Heritage day - the must fantastic celebration EVA!
Is it any wonder college students act the way they do? They are on a stress-laden emotional rollercoaster!
What's the most fun experience you've had in school?