Is to get good and lost.
The past few days have been busy. My cousin flew in from Denmark to visit on Wendesday, pretty late. I had class, of course, in which nothing exciting occurred. I found out that I am not able to actually achieve a Spanish 'minor' while here because of one course, which is "must" be taken at my school. So long to that plan, I will have to stick to being extremely science oriented I suppose (majors: Biology, Neuroscience; minor: Chemistry). I have no problem with it but was hoping for a Spanish minor as well. The bright side of this is that I don't need take 5 classes and can relax with four, which is perfect for adventures around Sevilla.
Last night we went out to Buddha to dance [which was super fun and Thursday nights there's no cover charge] as well as started the night with some Agua de Sevilla. I'm not exactly sure what's in it but it seems like a Spanish version of the Long Island Iced Tea[however, much more orange creamsicle themed, complete with whipped topping]. We also got to see some Flamenco there, which was nice because it was so authentic, more geared to locals that tourists [i.e. no host who is multi-lingual, in fact no one to announce the dances at all or explain them]. On our way in, a nice old man warned us how hot it was inside the building, which he was right. He was excited to talk to us, although confused both my cousin and I for German. That's a new one for me. He told us where he was from Huelva and I asked him about Doña Ana [pronounced here as one word: Doñana], which is a nature reserve I would really like to visit. He was super excited that I knew of it and then started speaking much, much quicker. Needless to say, it was a fun encounter with a semi-local (local as in Andalusian, although not specifically from Sevilla).
After that, we wandered our way over to Buddha, which was disappointingly mainly Americans except for a few Spaniards who were rather funny. I made a friend who wants to meet for intercambio (so we can both practice our languages we want to learn), so hopefully that will pan out! Funny moment: one of the people we met last night, out of the blue just picked me up really high in the air [extremely random but hilariously unexpected].
I had a meeting this morning with my Biochemistry professor, he told me about the basics of their goals are in his lab. It's actually more closely related to neuroscience than I had originally thought, which is very exciting. He says the first two weeks, he will spend helping me get oriented around the lab and learning how to do all the methodical stuff that I haven't learned yet. Then, he's going to give me my own project. To which, I had a secretsupernerd moment and did a little dance on the inside. It seems like he will be very helpful to work with and that I will learn a lot working in his lab. We decided on Thursdays after siesta for lab work, however I think he wants me to come back again to see the different portions in the building. I'm just not sure when that will be, I suppose I will find out Tuesday :D.
More fun planned today, as per usual!
Life: live it, feel it, and do as much as you can with it.