Unfortunately for me this week, I could not attend the lecture due to conflicting eye doctor appointments. Yes that's right, eye doctor appointments. For those who do not know, I was seriously injured last Saturday night in a fight in our very own, drunken town that is Isla Vista. As some students enjoyed the night by walking around, meeting new people at house parties, others decided to intake as much uppers as they could and start fights with innocent members of society. Not to say I've never gotten in a fight before or even started one, Saturday was not the night I was hoping it would turn out to be. Rather than inviting a girl home or just staying up with friends reminiscing the night, I spent my night forcing my roommate to drunk drive me to the emergency room only to get a cat scan and stitches in my face. All and all I can say the experience brought about a powerful lesson; some people in this world you can trust with your life, and others you can't turn your head for a split second. At the same time I have people in my life I have to second guess constantly, I now know I got the friends that pertain to the latter.
As much as I love Kip's lectures and the videos presented in class, my mom from Los Angeles took off work to come pick me up from Santa Barbara to take me to the eye specialist. I am extremely grateful to have a mother so caring to take off work and risk getting in trouble with her boss just to see how her beat up son is. It ends up I won't be losing any eye sight and the blood in my iris is only popped blood vessels. To conclude, this has been one of the worst weekends I've had in awhile and hope my misfortune goes away for just a little.