Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Drinking a Beer

Today was one of those days that I felt like, "Man, I want to go home and drink a beer!" If I actually said that aloud my friends would look at me like I was crazy because I don't drink beer. But, I can totally understand why old men go home, lounge out on the sofa and pop open a bottle. Back in my naive days, I would immediately think, "He's an alcoholic." But really the guy just wants to relax and enjoy a cold one and chill out after a long day of work.

Mike left some Woodchuck (hard cider which tastes like apple juice, but it's alcoholic) in my fridge, so maybe I'll drink one of those when I go home.
Seriously, no I can't drink. 1)I got the Asian gene that makes me turn red after 3 Tablespoons of alcohol. Really I don't have enough alcohol dehydrogenase to break down the alcohol in my body fast enough. 2)I'm in charge of a Meijer shopping trip for residents today so I could be fired if I run the event intoxicated. 3)I have a practice presentation tomorrow that's kind of important

So I'm going to be a good little girl and just go home and work on my research and presentation. Maybe I'll eat some of those CHOCOLATE CHIP BACON COOKIES I made last night. Yes, you heard me, I jumped on the bacon bandwagon and will post about this in a few days!

In other news, I have decided to set my Preliminary Exam date for Thursday, July 24 so that I can fly home in August without research worries. Man, there are a lot of hoops you have to jump through to obtain your doctorate. At the moment I feel like I just realized that you have to learn how to run before you can jump through those hoops.

Oh and my shout out to C. Congratulations! You Rock!


K & S said...

mmm chocolate chip bacon cookies. kind of like the chocolate covered bacon I did (but will post about in a couple of days).

good luck with your exams.

chou said...

I loved the cookies. Sooo good! I didn't know that it was a gene that made it so some people couldn't break down alcohol--you taught me something today. :) Good luck at IFT, BTW.