In short, tons of new information entered my cerebral cortex, and I am having a bit of an information overload. Not that I mind, it's just this feeling that you have when you know you know the information you are supposed to know, but is still not confident that you can recall what they are. I guess I just need practice.
Anyway, I am happy, since I get to learn these new skills in manipulating machinery in order to test my hypotheses in my own studies. It is sexy, in a rather different sense of the word.
So there, tomorrow, I have another appointment with another one of the people in the lab, and I will be doing a test run of another experiment they have, because presumably, later on, I will be running these experiments myself on my own.
I also printed a bunch of papers that I have to read before I head to Europe. I still have about two weeks ahead. I am not worried, with my schedule, I would easily forget that this is summer and that I have plenty of things to do.
One important thing that I have to do though, is to go through the tutorial of the review board and prove to them that I know the ethics behind the experimentation environment in the academe. I have done this before, but I believe that they have revised the scheme, so I have to do it again. I will be doing it tomorrow, and people say that it takes four hours to do it. I guess I will have to learn about the botched scientific experiments of the 1950s again, and why those are not permitted nowadays. Unless I do that tutorial, then I cannot run experiments in the lab, so I better do it quickly.