An inexpensive thank you gift sent to my Developmental Biology aka Embryology professor for taking the time to write a letter of recommendation. Thank you card was included, though not pictured. I had no idea whether a gift is appropriate or not...I didn't want it to be construed as a "payment" but chocolates seem harmless enough, and if he doesn't want it, I'm sure his grad students would appreciate free candy. The candy was only $10, and the box of chalk was like $0.75 (all USD). I bought the chalk because he always used colored chalk to differentiate tissue types on his diagrams in lecture.
A patient gave me chocolates :)
She and her husband are such nice people.
|Picture courtesy of "Angel S." on Yelp|
Friends and I went to Kokkari Estiatorio, a greek restaurant. I had the braised lamb shank with orzo and myzithra cheese. It was huge. Expensive, but huge. I wanted to grab the shank by the bone and bite into it, but that would have been a super un-classy thing to do in a classy establishment. It's also my first time seeing bottles of wine sell in the 4-digit price range. If I had a grand of cash to blow on anything, I would spend it on something that wouldn't be out of my system in less than a day. Miraculously, my bill was under $50 including my portion of the appetizer and tax+gratuity. The food was really good though. I'm sure their wine is also really good, but I didn't have any, which explains how I was able to spend less than $50.
Facepalm. Some people never grow out of their teenage years.
Next year I won't try so hard....or at all.
My spoils from white elephant: A HUGE tub of cheese puffs (which I took to work), butter toffee & caramel popcorn, a kiddie air-hockey set, a pair of chopsticks (from my friend's white elephant at work, of course), and coasters.
As for studying....I'll get to it eventually...hopefully....today........maybe..................eek.