Lots has been happening here in France and somethings not as fun as others, but it seems that the not so fun things are resolving and I think that it will be back to relative normality soon. Let’s just say there was a massive misunderstanding, people got upset and then there was a lot of tension.
On to the funnier things: GAY PRIDE PARADE. Having a quiet beer with a friend at the pub and suddenly there was music and people marching, not quite sure what was happening until I saw the rainbow flags, drag queens and bare chested men dancing. There were about 50 people, ok maybe 100 but obviously nothing like Mardi Gras in Sydney. I had a wee dance and a big laugh, it was like the baby of parades just really cute and tiny and you could see that the people had tried but it was just not there YET.
Working has been very rewarding and frustrating: Getting one thing to work and having another fail.. So today I am back trying to figure out WHY it just does not want to do what I do and hopefully get it to work. I did nearly burn the lab down trying to improve my staining, luckily I was pretty calm while my little experiment exploded in front of me! OK I might have let out a wee scream, before diving in to save my slides. It is pretty stressful working, knowing that in September it will all end and I need data before then! My boss is great though and trying very hard to find funding for me to stay a little longer. I realise more and more that I do not want to be here for a long time.. I miss Sydney like crazy, every single day I wake up I thinking about going home. And obviously when shit hits the fan I miss it even more. But having to chose between being without a job and staying here a few more months, I am choosing to stay here if possible. Need to look into the fact if I can get dole money or something, that would give me the opportunity to at least do some work in the lab and finish my experiments and not move back home immediately if I do not find work before September.
Dad is doing a little better, but he still not well which sucks! The good thing is he is not smoking any more so my mum is ecstatic, the bad thing is that he is not smoking anymore which makes me the BAD guy now! Although when i am home I do not smoke too much and only outside..I know I need to stop.