Murphy's law, with a Spanish twist.
It has certainly been an eventful week for me. I have made lots of new friends in the past week, from all sorts of different places [some from Sevilla, other parts of Spain, Italia, etc.]. This part has been really exciting!! [Especially being told by one of my Spanish friends that I speak really well, which made me very happy!] However, just like every cloud has a silver lining, there exists a counter-balance to all good things. Unfortunately, this counter-balance involved my wallet getting stolen in a discoteca. Somehow someone managed to get into my zippered clutch resting on my hip and take it without me noticing. Guess that's the perfect place to do it, with so many people around in such dense crowds.
Outside of that little [okay, slightly bigger than 'little'] blip, it was an amazing night where I got to practice my Spanish the entire time!! All that was really stolen was my school ids [I have quite a few, courtesy of this trip], my driver's license [which just means I have to get the big-girl one when I get back, since my other one was pre-21], and 2 of my debit cards [which has only really been a problem because of the ATM machine that took my card before]. I cancelled the debit cards immediately upon arriving home and, also, reported the incident to the Sevilla police outside of the discoteca. They took down my name/address because they said that it was likely, upon realizing the contents, that whoever stole it would just drop it somewhere. With my name and address, they could send it to me. Frustrating that the person stole it and didn't really take anything of use to them, but made my life significantly more difficult for a few days.
But it can be said: Las desgracias nunca vienen solas.
This week, in the lab that I am working in, I got a change to run my own PCR from start to finish and also create the agar gel/run the electrophoresis. This was super exciting for me. Although, I must say micro-pipetting makes me super nervous when someone is watching. It really makes me happy that, although my professor is walking me through the steps, he is really trying to teach me and help me develop my skill-set.
Also, my program has a trip to Morocco planned this weekend (I much prefer the country's name when pronounced in Spanish: Marruecos). I have got a good amount packed but really should get back to packing!! We leave in about an hour! Adios [or as they say in Sevilla: Adio'!]!!