So, first off, let's get the boring skin part out of the way. My skin is still really gross at the moment, I have seb derm patches around my nose, my mouth and my chin. I have two massive pimples on my left temple, a small papule between my eyes. A couple of papules on my forehead. Urgh, this is the worst it's been in quite a while. I believe it's because I'm stressed doing exams and eating loads of junkfood to keep me motivated to study. Yay, high GI diet + stress = breakout!!. But I have been keeping up my regimen and BPing nightly, and I'm sure it would be worse now without it. I sat in the sun today and have been keeping up with the selsun. Hopefully, as I finish each exam, a pimple will magically disappear (please pimple fairy?) and I will only be left with one by the end of it.
The good news, for people that love bad news, is that I blitzkrieged ()my first exam today. JA DAS IST MEIN SCHNITZEL!! (I maintain that anything spoken in German sounds instantly more hardcore, hence Rammstein.) Yes Resery, I even did the annoying debriefing with all of my classmates. But rest assured, we're psychology students and if we weren't to debrief it would probably be a sign of the apocalypse (so how does that make you feel?). So, I should have one less pimple tomorrow, as well as three days till my next exam.
In other interesting news, I spent the evening with monks (well, technically they're brothers). They had a Eucharist service in this tiny chapel, which was really a converted shed, beside their main house. I went with a client; I always love getting paid to eat and talk, it's such a difficult vocation. So I had some interesting conversations regarding East Timor, heard from a judge on the importance of Australia helping Greece and discussed the Three Million Dollar Man (old TV show) with this funny albeit sweet old couple. I also scoffed down beef stew and some delicious ginger snap things with cream and some chocolate stuff on them (anyone know what they're called?). It was a really interesting and fun night.
Another anecdote you say: sadly, the nun, who is my boss, is leaving soon. She is one of the greatest people I have ever known. She's funny, and interesting and tells all these stories of when she was abroad, and she serves (without pay) so selflessly, humbly, and she neatly runs the house and values every single person she comes across. She is possibly in her 70s, and I think I will attempt to clone her. I don't know if I can handle being an employee of the replacement house coordinator. She is infinitely worse in comparison. She's sloppy and lazy, and can't run a house...anyway, I will miss my favourite nun. Hopefully, I'll see her when she visits.
People: sleep now, study tomorrow, and stalk in-between. Amen.