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Blogging Out in a Timely Fascian

It’s a sad day in Blogville. Due to the fact that my daily activities and thoughts are having less and less to do with Costa Rica, my life is becoming less and less interesting to any current and future IFSA-Butler blog readers, so I’m gonna have to hang up my keyboard in this little niche of cyberspace that I’ve enjoyed for the last however long. Though it’s probably for the best because my 5-day weekend card has expired and it’s back to doing things like studying (more like “doing what I forgot how to do in Costa Rica”), working (more like “donating plasma”) and cooking (more like “heating up”). The only thing is that after having so many trips and fun things planned for so long, now I feel like there´s nothing. to. do. No more rafting, no more snorkeling, no more new passport stamps… how did I ever live like this before?! Forget culture shock; I’m in activity shock right now. Part of that has to do with a large number of my friends being gone for the summer (and our fitness center being closed on the weekends!), but that’s also been a  good thing because I’ve been able to spend more time with our new classmates and reconnect with other students on campus. 

Before my Gross Anatomy class that started this week I had barely even dissected a frog, but I now find myself elbow deep in human fascia on a regular basis. Of course, as I like to say, I find it all very “fascianating.” But while digging around in a bunch of dead bodies is educationally edifying, there is no doubt that I’d rather be spending my summer down in Texas. I’ve come to realize that my summers as I used to know them are basically over because I’ll have one PT commitment after the other until I finally get my job which, unfortunately, does not end in May and pick back up again in late August like I’ve been classically conditioned to do. The amount of material in this course is astounding, and the smell of the formaldehyde and embalming fluid mixture is enough to put one over the edge. Some people have also been told that I should expect to never be able to look at roast beef the same way again, but I think they underestimate my unconditional love for meat. 

Marielos and I have got to email each other a little bit and she says they miss me too and will always remember me, especially at meal times. Well, at least that’s something, right? Oh, how I miss those magical Marielos meals… I don’t think I could ever get tired of the frozen pizzas I have reverted back to up here, but I think I may have bigger problems than palate dissatisfaction if I keep that up for too long. So I’m going to end this blog before that day comes! That’s right, the time has finally come for me to “blog out.” I hope you have enjoyed reading about my experiences as much as I have enjoyed writing about them. I don’t anticipate returning to the blog world any time soon, but it was fun while it lasted. Have a great rest of the summer, everybody! 

Emily picking me up at the airport!


My new home in Evansville


4 Responses to “Blogging Out in a Timely Fascian”

  1. Mom Says:

    I think that I would like to encourage all of my children to blog regularly, especially if you’re not in Pflugerville, so I can live your life with you vicariously. That’s the biggest thing I miss about you guys being off at college is just being a part of your everyday life…I know it’s supposed to be that way, but it takes some getting used to… Thanks so much for taking the time to blog during your semester abroad. It was a blast following you around Costa Rica (figuratively and literally, actually)!!! I love you so much. Mom

  2. Marcy Says:

    This blog, as entertaining and clever and witty and informative as they have ALL been, made me sad. Not pity-sad … just sad that my trip to Costa Rica is over! And yet, I should be happy — it didn’t cost me a penny! But it was such a joy to visit CR “with” you as a tour guide and a nephew loving his life there and learning and experiencing new things EACH day. It has been a pure joy being on this ride with you … enjoy the next chapter of your life! We’ll always be here in Pville for you to visit — love you a lot! Aunt Marcy

  3. Aunt Rachel Says:

    I’m really going to miss keeping up with your life via your blogs! I have REALLY enjoyed them all. Are you SURE you don’t want to keep blogging — just to keep us all informed? Sorry about your future summer outlook! :( But think of all the fun things in your future that will replace summers as you know them! I can’t wait to see you in August. I miss you tons! Love, Aunt Rachel

  4. yvonne Says:

    Hey, I was wondering if you have any tips for gross anatomy with Rodd…….

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