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Thursday, January 06, 2005 

Arrived Safe and Sound

Wow, you guys are great with the Paris info, keep it coming!!

Made it safe and sound to London. My flight over was interesting, but I
didn't sleep AT ALL. One woman in our row had Alzheimer's (or so was
the theory of the nurse who sat next to me) so she managed to keep us
up in a variety of ways. I did try to sleep but at one point the nurse next to me
was sleeping facing me and I was facing her and she sneezed and
actually sneezed ON MY FACE, that was so gross I couldn't sleep after
that. But towards the end of the flight I was talking to her and
turns out she's a nurse at Johns Hopkins (we bonded over that for a while) and she and a team of doctors
and nurses were flying to Indonesia to work on the tsunami victims for
four weeks. Wow. She only found out 48 hours before then that she
was leaving and hadn't slept in over 24 hours, and had like another 15
hour flight to go. She was really cool and I am wishing her the best.

So yesterday, after getting back to my hall around 11 and suffering from renewed homesickness, I got Chinese food (sorely missed the high quality of Chinese food when I was in the states) and slept from 1pm to 4pm, 5pm to 6pm, 9pm to 3am, and 5am to 10am. It was awful. Not to mention I kept having vampire dreams again. I keep a dream journal actually, and looking back I realized all my dreams the last few months have been vampire/zombie nightmares. Sucks.

I finally turned in my literature review, only about a month late. It's a document all the PhD students have to write when they first arrive. It's basically just a review of everything that's going on in the field. Trust me, it's harder than it sounds and I have been sweating over it. I'm not looking forward to my advisor's comments, but at least the damn thing's done with. I was procrastinating like mad on that one.

Tonight I'm having dinner with family I didn't even know I had here. Who knew?

Happy New Year all!

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