Monthly Archives: December 2013
Ask anyone that hangs around me, like friends, roommates, family, professors, or peers, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: I’m a HUGE nerd. I find the obscure topics of science fascinating and usually, I’m going to be more interested in how the body would respond to a nerve gas than the latest fashion trend or sports score. I love learning about new topics, especially when my professors are really enthusiastic about their subjects, like my biochemistry professor (see Wanted: Passion for more details). Instead of trying to hide my nerdiness from the world, I wholeheartedly embrace it, arms wide open, because I’M NERDY AND I KNOW IT.
Did you know that it was President Abraham Lincoln that started the precedent of Thanksgiving as a holiday? It’s true! On October 3, 1863, Lincoln issued a proclamation setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanks—even though the country was in the midst of a civil war, Lincoln realized that the country had much to be grateful for. (If you’re interested in the rest of the history of this proclamation, check out this link).
I don’t know about you guys, but I sure have had a lot to be thankful for this past year, so I wanted to take some time to reflect and share on these things. Read the rest of this entry