Monday, June 16, 2014

Last-Minute Fun, Father's Day Love, and Lab Woes

It’s only Monday, but I’m already exhausted! The last few days have been a complete blur, but I’m going to try my best to remember everything.

Was definitely enjoying myself!

I last left off with how I was looking forward to having one last outing with my little sister before I move. Thursday night, we drove down to New Orleans and went to a movie theatre that serves you dinner and drinks DURING the movie. It was awesome! The seats had a leg rest and reclined back with the touch of a button. Also, whenever we wanted anything, all we had to do was push a button and a waiter showed up. It was definitely an experience, and I can’t believe I just discovered it. Fortunately, I looked it up and Atlanta has a few theatres like this. Hopefully, I’ll be able to check it out if/when I get free time in the future. 

Dinner and a movie with hand grenades for dessert!

After the movie, all three of us (my SO came too) decided we wanted to get some hand grenades from Bourbon Street. We ended up staying out there for a few hours, and enjoying all the craziness that comes with the territory. I got hit with a few Mardi Gras beads and had to dodge vomit-filled sidewalks, but I’m actually going to miss being able to go down there. We ended up at CafĂ© Du Monde again for some beignets, and then back to my SO’s house around 3 am. This was probably a really stupid idea considering I had to be at work Friday morning, but we got up and made the hour drive back, and I was only slightly late for work. Needless to say, I slept really well when I got off work on Friday!

New Orleans is so pretty at night! Had to take a pic for the memories :-)

I didn’t get to sleep in like I wanted on Saturday, because I had to be back on the road to pick up my daughter from my parents’ house. Since I knew I had to drive back on Sunday, we decided to take my dad out on Saturday for a Father’s Day dinner. I learned from this experience that my parents do not know how to act in public, LOL! There was lots of laughter, crazy talk, and I’m sure the waiters thought we were out of our mind, but it was a great time. We also gave my dad our gifts before I left and he was just sooo happy! He may not be my biological father, but he helped my mother raise me since I was eight years old, so I make sure to show him how much we appreciate him when I can.  

Someone had a happy Father's Day!

As for today, I just don’t want to think about it, LOL. I had a crazy morning in the lab that consisted of ticks and blood. My daughter came to work with me and was complaining about something being in her hair, but I didn't expect to find a tick when I looked! Fortunately, the lab next door works on ticks, and they showed me how to remove it properly. They’re also going to analyze it for me because ticks are some nasty vectors that carry all sorts of diseases. That way if my daughter does get sick, they’ll know exactly what caused it, but hopefully nothing bad will come of it. As for the blood, when the PI was talking to me about the ticks, I was in the middle of doing blood work with the post doc in my lab. He somehow managed to drop a tube a blood, and oddly it splashed all over me. I’m still not sure how it happened, but thank goodness I had on my lab coat today! But anyway, I think that’s it for the updates. Here’s to hoping the week only gets better!

You ain't about that "lab life"! LOL!

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