Today was the first day of classes, and the first day of rain. If I were still going to school in the states, I would have said it was highly appropriate. Here, I don’t think so. Despite the dreary sound of “Protein Structure and Function,” the actual lecture part of it was interesting, and I’m excited to learn more. The rain did rather ruin my several hours of walking today, though. Believe it or not, this is the first time I remember rain in either the UK or Ireland. Collectively, I’ve been here more than 5 weeks over the years, and it’s never been worse than overcast. However, I mentioned this to someone yesterday, which must have jinxed it. Ah well. I’d be great as a Chaak.