Another Test, Another Casualty
We lost one of our favorite classmates today as a result of her failing her third test. This was especially upsetting since she asked me to help her study for this week's criminal law exam. I met with her and some others at the library over the weekend in an attempt to clarify the differences between burglary, robbery, theft, fraud, extortion, bribery and other offenses. I could tell she was struggling to take it all in but I had hoped she would pull through. Unfortunately, she missed one question too many so today was her last day. It was a tearful goodbye in the parking lot after class as we all wished her luck.
We had a morning of easy running through the cotton fields followed by some sprints on the canal bank. This was a welcomed reprieve from the normal mountain trails since so many of us are nursing sore ankles, knees, and hips. I'm sure we'll be back on the mountain tomorrow for the usual battery of joints and ligaments.
The rest of the day was dedicated to learning about death investigations. We were shown some graphic photos of stabbings, shootings, and hangings and learned about other causes and manners of death. The rest of the week will be spent learning about traffic law (which, you might guess, could turn out to be quite low on the excitement scale.)
I'm happy to report that my finger has almost returned to its normal color. I still can't bend it all the way down and it's a bit swollen but it should be fine in a few days. For those of you that would like a visual, see the picture below; can you tell which one I'm talking about? (for an even better look, click on the picture to enlarge).