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I had a little taste of summer break up north last week, but now we are back in class for a 6-week mini term until the end of June. Second years (that's what I am now!) are taking theory and methods lab in the morning two days a week and lectures in the afternoon. Our lecture classes are Evidence-Based Medicine, Basic Pathology and Systemic Pharmacology.
I haven't been in Memphis or at school for the past week and a half, and I haven't blogged in a while, so I'll try to recap. Watched the Grizzlies play hard against the Oklahoma City Thunder. I need to go to more games next year especially when they play the Pistons or Chicago Bulls. I went to one game this year. Tickets were only $5, so it's a steal. Also attended the Beale Street Music Festival in the beginning of May even though it was raining, storming, flooding and the weekend of/before final exams (one exam on Saturday plus 6 the next week). Line-up was great across the board, but my favorite was Mumford & Sons on Saturday night. I think I danced so much that I strained my ankle because I had to limp home, but was cured by the next day. Final Exams were strenuous. Had a lot of coffee, not a lot of sleep and a lot of power outages. Never knew that I would experience so many tornadoes when moving to Memphis. No real damage that I saw, just downed tree branches and a flooding river. Note to all new Memphis transplants, bring evidence that your house is not under water when visiting family during the flood. They see the news and think that you don't even know that your apartment is flooding because they saw photos of underwater houses in West Memphis, Arkansas.
In food news, the roommate and I tried Happy Tummy Subs on Poplar that specializes in both subs and Chinese food. We were excited, but it didn't make my tummy happy just really stuffed. On a good note, they do have a cheap all-you-can-eat lunch, on the negative side, you're unable to study after wards because you feel like you're going to pass out. Seriously, I had to recline in a chair for a good hour before being able to open my textbooks. Other food news, Flying Fish still has the best fish tacos in town. We celebrated Easter with fried catfish tacos, I was too full to get the banana pudding but that is really good too. All this food talk is making me hungry for lunch, so I'm off to eat and start the mini term.