I ditched out on the first two sessions this morning to go exploring ... Woke up, didn't feel like rushing to get to the first session, lagged around for a while, and decided to go out and find myself some breakfast. Found a little cafe and had a pecan waffle ... mmm ... pecans ... and I was going to go to the second session, but then I just started walking. Down to Bourbon Street, over to Canal, up to Decatur ... taking pictures of things like the silly tourist that I am.
Ran in to a friend of mine today at the conference, and we're supposed to go to the bars on Bourbon street tomorrow night. This could be dangerous.
Thanks to today's seminars, I now know how to place a urinary catheter in a ferret.
Dr. Harris snuck me into a veterinarian's luncheon today, and in exchange for sitting through a lecture about the biochemistry of pain (which maybe quite facsinating someday, but way over my head for now) I got a yummy free lunch and a little stuffed chocolate labrador. I felt so odd, though ... in this room, completely full of veterinarians, and me, in there by deceptive means, and so out of place ... I looked around, and as far as I could tell, I was the only one with a visible piercing.
i miss home ... people ... animals ... but i'm having fun, and learning much, and I'll be home soon enough ...