Saturday, May 31, 2008

How the time flies

I spent the majority of my time today in rehearsal. I'm playing in an alumni concert tomorrow for the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. It's at Koka Booth Amphitheater at 3pm. The repertoire is fairly decent and despite many of us not having played in a while, we sound pretty good. I think that has a lot to do with the many other people who majored in music and have been playing furiously since high school. It should be a good show and the weather will be nice, so you should all come (if you can).

While we were eating the lunch provided for us, they had a slide show of TYP over the years and the many things it has done. It made me think of all the things I did in high school and how it seems an entire lifetime away from now. I know that it was only four years ago that I graduated, but it seems longer. It got me thinking about all the things that have happened to me since high school as well. Here's a run down of the major life events that occurred since high school:

  • Graduated
  • Went to college
  • Got engaged
  • Dropped out of school
  • Got married
  • Went back to school
  • Transferred to NCSU
  • Started working in a lab on campus
  • Bought a house
I can't hardly believe it. Looking over the list, I noticed a lot of it is school. It seems that I am forever doomed to be student. Did I tell you I've decided that I want to teach on the university level and do research? I know that deep down, I've always loved school. I didn't always like the hard work associated with with, but I've always enjoyed learning. I'm such a nerd... and proud of it!

So this summer, I'm performing a research project with another undergrad student. We going to be looking at the possible anti-inflammatory effects of purple sweet potatoes.

Cool, huh? It has a lot to do with the anthocyanins that are present in this violet variant. They act as antioxidants, protecting you from free radicals. Any way, it looks like I'll be having a lot of fun playing with my food this summer.


  1. What do you do with purple potatoes? Are they a special halloween treat! :) No, in all seriousness, where are they gone and how do you cook them? I think it's neat that you're doing research. I can now call on you for the most recent news in the world of antioxidants. Good luck.

  2. Round two! Looking at the first line of your 'Exam' blog. When did you start liking school? (A little bird said she never remembers you liking school and some sort of reference to your 9th grade year:))


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