So we met up with Dr. Hines and went to this pub for lunch- I had a Greek salad which consisted of different types of lettuce, olives, red bell peppers (<3!!), feta cheese, and red onion with a delicious dressing. Definitely one of the best salads I've ever had. There were a crapload of tv's including the Yankee/Toronto game (11-2 Yanks w00t), the World Cup Spain/Paraguay?, and some golf blarg lol. But Dr. Hines was fantastic. She works with manatees and dugongs, and is originally from Canada. So then we went to registration.
So registration was funnish- we got a school bag, a program for the meeting (which is 200 pages long haha), a bunch of pamphlets, a t-shirt, a pin, and some kool info. Then the three of us found a quiet corner and read through the program to see which talks we wanted to go to. Then we toured the building and walked around to see which rooms we'd be traveling to. After that we had an hour and a half to kill, so we found a couch and chair and napped until the reception. We were informed that there would be food (dinner) at the reception, but we soon discovered that there would be finger foods after the reception at 830 (started at 7). That was a lie lol. The reception lasted until almost 9, and there was no food. Actually no, it went past 9, but we left after the kool native America performed with his hoola hoops and musical talent (which included Cree rap and a beautifl song about how you never really say goodbye). We also met up with one of Cig's friends named Leslie- she's a crazy opinionated woman and I like her, she's funny and sarcastic.
After the reception, we were all starving, because they said they'd feed us 2 1/2 hours before hand, but never did lol. Leslie chose this steakhouse called Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. It was probably the most expensive restaurant I've ever been in. As soon as I walked in I was like damn. It was huge, and dimly lit and had chandeliers (spelled wrong), and fancy shmancy booths. If not to further prove my point, the steaks ranged in price from $40-96. I chose one that was 44 I think. Christine and Cig chose the same one lol. All of us like our steaks rare-med/rare, but Christine likes hers medium well, and Leslie cracked on her bad about it. Along with her allergy to garlic and omg the topic of that law in Arizona was brought up by the two profs, and how the US should sever Texas and Arizona from the US and just give it back to Mexico, and Christine was like "well I agree with the new law that Arizona passed"...... when clearly the two profs were adamantly against it. I don't agree with it either. But Leslie sat there and lectured Christine about how her opinion was wrong, and how the new law is pretty much tyranny. She was like for lack of a better phrase, what Arizona passed is pretty much Nazi Germany. And it's true. You shouldn't be able to just stereotype someone because of their skin and stop them and demand for their United States papers and if they can't provide them immediately then you go to jail. Like, who carries their license on them when they go jogging? Or walk their dog? Leslie definitely proved some good points about it.
Anyway, we just got back to the hotel a bit ago, I showered and here I am. Now I have to go and figure out which meetings we're gonna go to tomorrow. Peace out <3