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It's 32°C (90°F) outside at 5:30 pm. Rumor has it that the temperature will break 40° this weekend, so I plan to spend as little time as possible outdoors.

With more than a month to go before the start of the fall semester I have decided that I already hate my Chinese class. After dropping one of my anthropology classes in the hope of taking it in the spring with a different instructor (preferably the guy who shouted my final grade out his car window) I was left with three extra credits available in my schedule. Almost all the classes here at the university are taught either three days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri) for 50 minutes each session or two days a week (Tue, Thu) for 85 minutes - but Chinese 101 takes up four days a week and gets in the way of every other class offered at that time. This means no parasitology, herpetology, oceanography, or astrobiology for pasha next semester. Hélas, quelle tragedie ... the Greeks never had it this bad. ;)

I did find another class though, which will certainly come in handy considering my future goals. This is good, but at the same time I only have two semesters left to take something off the wall and unrelated to my main area of study. Although if I find out that the vet hospital offers classes on large mammal behaviour that might be worth looking into as well.