Sorry for the lack of posts… things have been pretty quiet around here the past couple of weeks.
A few pieces of news though. I interviewed with a biotech company at the beginning of July, but since July/August are big vacation months I was told not to expect to hear anything until oh… now-ish. Yesterday, I finally heard back and have a 2nd interview next week. While not exactly what I was hoping for (aka: just give me the job already!!) they like me enough to bring me back in so that’s good news! Maybe my next post will be even better news…
Shane also found out that he won’t be heading to Africa until end of September/beginning of October now. The permits should be approved in the next few days, and then they can start planning definitive dates. Yes, he’s already had his travel shots and is stocked up on malaria pills. No, he won’t be anywhere near the Ebola outbreak.
Other than that I’ve decided to try my hand at yoga during the day while Shane’s at work (see above). That, and relive the 90’s through 6 seasons of Dawson’s Creek. #TeamPacey! We did go to a potluck hosted by a girl in Shane’s department. Since the department is very diverse we were told to bring something unique to where we are from. I went with a sweet potato casserole, and we were seriously shocked when we found out people here don’t really eat sweet potatoes and didn’t know what a casserole was (“I thought it was literally a roll!”).
We also had our first visitor! Shane’s M.S. adviser from ECU, Jeff, came for an afternoon visit on Sunday. His daughter is spending the summer in Brussels so the family came to visit her. We spent the afternoon walking around city center and visiting the university.
Now, for your viewing pleasure, all the pictures at one time because I’m too lazy to embed them in the text today.
Oh! And P.S. – Exciting news! We figured out we can get free coffee at the grocery store. Coffee while you shop! Magical. So during my leisurely stroll through the store aisles, sipping my free coffee machine espresso, I came across these “American” pancakes. It was hilarious to me that these are the representation of American pancakes. I suppose after the pizza incident I should stop being surprised.