I suppose for my first entry I will introduce myself. I am currently a Junior at the university of Minnesota-TC studying Biology and minoring in chemistry. I was recently denied from the College of pharmacy school at the U, which I will surely talk about in a later blog entry. I am also recently engaged to a beautiful lady that is very important in my life and whom has allowed me to become a much better person academically as well as personally. We have a wild border collie named Libby that is going to be turning the big 1 on January 17. She is great to have around in more ways than one. I am always amazed how she is able to tell what kind of mood either of us are in, and she acts accordingly. Right now she is staring out our fifth floor window down at the people, birds, cars, airplanes, and snow below. She's a good friend to us both. My fiance recently graduated from Carlson School of Mangagment and is now working as a gymnastics director and part-time nanny. She of course, loves working with kids and in her last year of college she realized that business school wasn't what she wanted to do. By that time is was too late to change her major and just finished up with little enthusiasm for school. The situation for myself is much different. I love going to school, I love learning new things, I love the world of science, and I love all of my classes. I was feeling a little heartbroken when I found out that I didn't get into the pharmacy program, but I was taking a chance and applying before I got my degree. I still have other schools around the country that I'm waiting to here from, but the U was my first choice for more than one reason. I will definitely keep my blog updated on my situation with the other schools. I recently fell in love with a college in Michigan called Ferris State. It seems like a perfect fit for me and my up-and-coming family. I go to school full-time as well as working at a pharmacology lab here at the University. I was lucky enough to snag this job about a year and a half ago where I started soley cleaning glassware. I recently just trained in a new person to take that over and I now conduct experiments and perform dissections for my job. I love it. I make my own schedule and I get to learn all kinds of new things about research procedures, drugs, neurons, etc. It becomes a little stressful at times, but there isn't much that isn't really stressful at this point in my life. Thats my life in a nut shell.