||[Feb. 23rd, 2009|10:45 pm]
Hello love doves.|
I should not be posting because I have to memorize the freaking human heart by Wednesday. I want to shoot myself in the foot when I think about Anatomy. It's so interesting, but it's impossible to get a decent grade in the class! AHH! K, done. Number one, Katie- I don't think I'll be coming to Chitown... I have to work on Satuday. Womp womp. But, I think I am going over Spring Break if anyone who's not going anywhere wants to join. :) Number two, I went on my first REAL date since Jon. I know, pathetic that it took me a year and a half, but at last, it has happened. haha It was quite interesting. Perfect gentleman. PT grad student.. older. Like 27? :/ Does yoga and eats organic food. Into holistic medicine. Extremellllly intelligent. Looks like a vampire. It was a good time.. we went and listened to live music and then to Bodega's for a drink. Right up my alley. He made reference to us hanging out again, so we'll see. I don't think I could date date him, but it's kinda fun to pick apart his brain.. he's experienced a lotttt of stuff. Aside from that, there's another guy from my anat class that I've been hanging with... we'll see. They are both blondies, which I am not attracted to... but I'm trying not to let it bother me. Anywho, aside from that tiny morsel of excitement, life is going well. Love my roomies (well two of them). The fam is great as usual....Evy decided on DePaul, my parents went to three movies this past weekend so they could be prepared for the Academy Awards, and miles is still being his sandwich-eating-self despite being sick. What loonies. On a separate note, I think I'm joining the Peace Corp or something like it if anyone wants to join. I've accepted the fact that grad school is not happening any time soon, between the money situation and how frickin competitive it is. The only thing that's holding me back is missing Gina's wedding. Or any of your weddings if you get married in the next two and half years. What else... OH! I gave up choco for lent. I started two weeks ago for the hell of it and am still going strong. Didn't think it was possible, did you? haha Lastly, I think after graduation/this summer if people want to, I am going to do a roadtrip to visit some of the natural wonders of the US- like the grand canyon, the yosemite, pike's peak, yellowstone, etc. maybeee even niagra falls. K, well I should probably get back to looking at my sheep heart. :D I'll leave you with a great random fact.
Did you ever wonder how giraffes manage to get blood up to their brains - 10 feet up? Did you know that a giraffe's heart is almost 2 feet from base to apex (5 inches in humans) and can weigh up to 24 pounds (< 1 pound in humans)? A giraffe's blood pressure is more than twice that of a human!
But what happens when a giraffe bends its neck to drink? To prevent excessive blood flow to the brain when the head is down, giraffes have a specialization in their vascular system called the rete mirabile (Latin for "wonderful net"). The rete mirabile is an extensive network or web of vessels that help to regulate blood flow to the brain in these marvelous animals.