Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Midterms and reviews

Midterms were tough. Thankfully this is the last semester with actual classes.

Clinical Chemistry : 84
Hematology : 81
Histotechnology : 77
Microbiology : 90

I really need to do better in histo.

But on the plus side, there's another review of Before the Storm. Bookingly Yours had some great comments about Alex, my heroine.

She bedded a lot of men, a typical day (or night) for her is getting laid by whoever Lord Garnath chooses. I like her character. She's strong even though she's been abused most of her life.

I'd say one reason she's strong is because she's been abused. Potatoes become softer in boiling water, but eggs get harder. Alex is very much an egg.

Finally, it's my birthday today! There won't be any celebrations until the weekend - too many tests and assignments due before then - but I'm planning a party for Saturday. Weeks ago I made (and froze) both Sri Lankan fish cutlets and shredded spicy chicken to use in quesadillas - I'm all over the map when it comes to food. But after that I haven't had time to do anything else except make place cards, so there's a lot of cleaning and tidying and cooking ahead. It's going to be worth it, though.


Maria Zannini said...

How do you plan to celebrate this weekend? You've definitely earned your birthday stripes this year.

Happy birthday!

Marian Perera said...

Hey Maria,

I'm having a few friends over for lunch. Sadly, I have little room, so four people are all I ca fit around my tiny table. But I always decorate that with matching cutlery, cloth napkins, place cards and so on.

The menu is eclectic. Chardonnay, cutlets, quesadillas, potato salad and a cake are confirmed. There may also be corn muffins and pineapple jam tarts. A vegetable platter should also be easy to put together, though I might have to clear off the top of a bookcase to put all the dishes on. Finally, I'll make tea.

It should be a lot of fun. :) At least after I get all the cleaning done.

Thanks for asking!

Randall said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Marian!

Sorry for being late--between work and Slacktivist I haven't gotten this far down my reading list for a few days.

Marian Perera said...

Thanks, Randall! It was a fantastic birthday - plenty of good food, my friends and I had a great time and one of my presents was a book I'd wanted for years.

Will post pics later.