Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Just got back from a departmental retreat in Cercedilla. We spend a night there, so it was nice to see everybody out of Madrid. The retreat was taking place in a conference centre of Politecnica and the residence was actually pretty good, except for the showers that were not working well: the cold water was oscillating so much that we got either burnt or frozen. Yesterday in the afternoon we made a 3-hour walk in the hills to find wild-type Arabidopsis plants. In the night, we played bingo and of course, we also socialized a lot. I was practicing my Spanish and in fact, it was better than the class. Unfortunately, on the way to the mountains, one of my dental crowns got loose and now I have to find a dentist... totally stressful.