Finally our uni break has come! I ended it by spending most of the last day of uni helping out the Dessert Club with their Easter Egg Giveaway. We were giving away free Easter eggs to Dessert Club members. They were only those small ones though.
We were supposed to pick up our APSA (Auckland Pharmacy Students' Association) packs from Grafton that day, but because I was already at the city campus I couldn't be bothered walking all the way to Grafton and back. I really should've since I spent $25 on joining for the year! I asked a few friends what they got in their pack, and I was told that the guys got two condoms, some body wash and a cheaper and nastier membership card than last year, while the girls got pretty much the same but only one condom. I was talking to my friend who I was sitting next to in my chemistry lecture about how I didn't bother picking up my pack, and she told me I should've since I had paid all that money. She thought those condoms might come in handy one day. I told her though that unless I was going to hold a party and was short on decorations, chances are that those condoms wouldn't be of any use to me!
After catching the bus into the city with Phoebe, I met up with the rest of the Dessert Club committee members who were helping out and we set up stall out in the Quad. Initially it was quite slow...actually, the whole day was pretty slow! It must've been due to it being Friday and the last day of uni!
Laura, our Events Manager and I, went around the Information Commons with our basket of eggs and our bunny ears looking for club members. Depressingly, we were only able to find about five members, a few ex-members, and one girl who saw me and asked
I told her I was his brother and discovered she was an ex-Rutherford College student! Yay!!
I finished the day off with a chemistry lab. How much better could it get? I seemed to do everything wrong in that lab, like transferring my crystals to the wrong-sized flask, then transferring them again to the right-sized flask before realising it really didn't matter and transferring them twice only resulted in me losing more crystals :S I also knocked over one of my containers containing one of my products, and had to try brush it back into my container off the table! I was just glad to get out of that lab as soon as possible! Although I seem to have misplaced my lab manual...
So that ends another week of uni, which included lab mice injections again (I still couldn't master the art of holding onto a mouse tight enough!), boring workshops, a free meal and wagging lectures...
Actually I have a good reason for wagging three lectures in one day - I went to Middlemore Hospital for a check-up,and I've been told I can now eat soft food! Woohooo! I'm on my way to eating normally! On Thursday night Scholastica, this girl I met during pharmacy interviews last year (she made it in too) asked me for help with her assignment. After, we went down the road to a nearby Chinese place to have dinner and just talked for a little while. That was cool (both the talking and the being able to eat thing!)
Sadly for my friend Lina (or maybe it's a good thing?) she just went in for her surgery last Monday and has been in a little bit of pain. Her surgery only involved the top jaw being operated on (I think) but I'm sure it'd be just as painful! Luckily she's got two weeks to recover before uni starts up again.
I guess the same could be said for all of us - we've all got two weeks to recover from the last five before we have to endure the next seven weeks of semester one!