I didn't mention that Dr. Ansari works with the department of Pathology (I like to call it experimental pathology, though that's the name of a program, not the department). He's also in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, where I've been sort of adopted. I spoke with my advisor there today and she said there'd be a 'mystery' party at the department sometime soon, and she'd also be hosting a grad-school-wide party at her house soon. I do hate parties with a bunch of people I don't really know, but.. I'll probably go just to be sociable.
I made chili tonight, and I found it hard not to cry while watching interviews with firefighters on TV. I didn't cry, mind you - I'm a big strong man. But I found it really hard.