flakiness

  • Dec. 7th, 2009 at 2:10 PM
femmealunettes: (nerd dance : TBBT)
Thank you for all the snowflake cookies, guys. My profile looks... well, kind of looks like outside right now. It's snowing for like the second time this year. I don't know if any of it will stick.... it's supposed to snow all week though. This year has been a record for no snowfall for Syracuse, and I am okay with that because I would rather not have to deal with snow for as long as possible. Which... looks like my time is up. xD

I REALLY HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE TALK ON THEIR PHONE IN THE LIBRARY. It is obvious that you do not give a fuck about the other people in here because you're carrying on a loud conversation with the guy next to you, but the phone just tips it over the edge. UGH.

Today instead of having an actual lab, we had really excellent coffee and chocolate and tropical fruit salad in Botany and got a talk about how important fair trade is and how Africa's going to have no forests left in 40 years. Then instead of the lecture, he went over whatever people wanted to know about the test on Wednesday... and after everyone else left, he gave me the whole lecture on angiosperms because I missed it last week. I don't think I've ever had a teacher do that before. I'm really going to miss Dr. Aikman, he's one of the best teachers I've ever had.

Right now I am rocking the sweater vest again, this time with a corduroy jacket. I do not think I could look more like a nerd unless I traded my specs in for thick black-framed models. xD I revel in my geekitude.

I have finally hit the blue ribbons on Farmville for animals and trees. This means I can sell off all the lame ones like bananas and pigs and keep the cool ones like pomegranates and kittens. :D I am proud of my stupid virtual farm, okay.

One more time going to exercise, then the rest of them I can fake by logging in for the exam both days. The lady who works the gym desk told me that so I'm taking it as a legit option. \o/
femmealunettes: (gamer gods : Sheldon+Raj : TBBT)
Words from [livejournal.com profile] cruicsin_lan, who may or may not have Tourettes:
Ass! Fuck! Bears! Bees! Shit!

Ass is something I have plenty of. My booty is the type sometimes referred to as "-licious".

Fuck is something I am oddly disinterested in lately. I think my medication is affecting my sex drive, which is weird because I never really had that problem with anything I've been on before. And you know, I'm pretty sure my sex drive is directly connected to my ability to write, because what's art without frustration to build on? No wonder I've been unproductive.

Bears are evil, according to Stephen Colbert, and why would he lie to me? I've only ever seen bears in zoos, I've never seen a wild one. I saw a deer last night hopping through my back neighbor's yard. I don't think I would have responded as favorably had it been a bear.

Bees freak me out. I'm not allergic to them, and I've only very rarely been stung, and I don't pitch a fit when I see one, but I don't like them. When I was a wee thing I used to run around barefoot in the summer and I stepped on a bee once. Getting a stinger out of the sole of your foot is hard, I don't recommend it as a life experience.

Shit is probably the swear word I use the least. It seems so much more vulgar than the sex-related curses, you know? Maybe that's just because I write a lot of smut, so I'm biased in favor of those. This isn't to say that I don't use it, it's just not one of my favorites.


I got my tree ID test back-- 112. He gave like 20 points of extra credit and I got all of them. xD I can't believe we only have three weeks of class left. That means two labs, because the last lab day is all about the rainforest in the refridgerator and he's bringing us fair trade chocolate and coffee. xD Partayyyy.

Seriously, though, it's coming down to the wire and I didn't realize how fast that was happening.

I ran into the radio station guy while I was waiting to be picked up and he said I should totally come in after Thanksgiving break. It's not too late for me to get in on it after all, which is good because if I start feeling better (WHEN I start feeling better) that's going to be something I'm all over. I was so excited at first about doing radio again and then I just... stopped being excited about things. I want to feel stoked again!

This new pill has me a little worried though. It's really new and there's no info about it on CrazyMeds, which is my usual go-to for the real lowdown on side effects and things. Does anyone have any experience with Aplenzin? I mean, it really is just Wellbutrin attached to bromide salts instead of hydrochloride, but I don't know what effects that will have on my body. It's supposed to be really effective, but what new medication doesn't hype itself up? I need real people experiences to go on.

Julia is taking me with her to see New Moon at midnight tomorrow. I'm wondering if maybe robotripping is the answer to bad acting. I might enjoy the sparkly more. xD

my legs are like noodles

  • Nov. 9th, 2009 at 2:14 PM
femmealunettes: (waiting on the world to change: Raj:TBBT)
The psych test was not in the academic support center, which either means it's tomorrow or I have to talk to Dr. Sanzotta directly about taking it. That means I have time for a quick nap before Forensics, though!

Something scary happened today when I went to work out. All of the treadmills were taken. I had to hop on an elliptical for almost ten minutes and let me tell you internets, my legs are not happy with that turn of events. Luckily someone vacated a treadmill around my ten minute mark and I finished up my 45 minutes almost exactly to the minute.

I am almost done with Superfreakonomics, which I started last night after I finished Dead Until Dawn, which I really enjoyed. The next book on my list: the most recent Dexter novel. After that, I think I'm going to dip back to the fantasy side of things and finally get to the Dragon's Milk books that [livejournal.com profile] moorishflower gave me for my birthday. It's good to have a plan. xD

Wednesday is my practical exam on plants for Botany. I am pretty confident that I can identify anything he throws at us by the common name, and pretty sure that I am going to completely bomb out on knowing the scientific nomenclature for everything except poison ivy (because he drilled Toxicodendron radicans into our heads from day one). We'll see how it goes.

Sometimes I wish I had a personal photographer. I look totally cute today (well, except for my hair) and I really can't capture the sweetness of my outfit with arm's-length self-photography. xD And it's way too weird to ask my little sister to take pictures of me. Oh well. Trust me on this, guys, I am rocking the Raj look, and when I say rocking I mean like whoa.

happy little trees!

  • Oct. 21st, 2009 at 2:10 PM
femmealunettes: (autumnal: nothing to do with leaves.)
Today I planted a black oak tree with my botany class. It was awesome! :D I got to hold the tree up while people packed dirt around it, and I got to water it. We put chicken wire around it to keep the deer and bunnies out. We had to clear out a bunch of buckthorn and multifloral rose before we could plant it. Dr. Aikman actually said he was a Browncoat and made a reference to Blade before we went out to do the planting. xD And Zach was carrying the Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but he hasn't started it yet. I told him he would like it. :D

I'm wearing my Schrodinger's Cat shirt today. I really hoped someone in botany would comment on it, but no go. Oh well, it makes me smile, and smiling makes people suspicious. :D

If anyone wants to write during November but can't do NaNoWriMo, why not try [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu? You commit to writing for ten minutes every day of the month. Signups are here. I did this last year and it was a lot of fun, I highly recommend it.

I have a Forensics test in an hour and a half... I guess I should go study for it. Once I run out of things to do online. >.>

save me from a villainous imagination

  • Oct. 19th, 2009 at 6:27 PM
femmealunettes: (creatures of the night. riiight. : TBBT)
Okay! I did not fail my Botany test! In fact, I may have done well on it. Thank god for multiple-choice exams and my finely-tuned wrong-answer-senses.

The lab wasn't even that bad. I was miserable when I woke up but once I got out there walking, it was a lovely day and my professor and classmates are really lovely people to talk to. I identified like six different species of tree without prompting and asked intelligent questions and everything! It was reassuring to reassert my student-fu. I was really worried after missing class a few times, but I am fine. And on Wednesday we're going to plant a tree! That's going to be awesome! I've never planted a tree before.

The reason I was so miserable when I woke up was my inability to sleep until nearly 4:30 in the morning. I had a story rumbling around in my head and finally I just gave in and got up and started typing, and oh my god, I missed doing that so much. So I have most of a story done and I know where to crosspost it and everything! Most of you will be completely uninterested in it, and I don't even mind, because it flowed and it's such a relief to have the words come so easily again. And, you know, I'm all about the tiny undernourished fandoms and rare pairings.

And tonight is Heroes and I'm excited about that! And I think I'm going to watch Big Bang Theory instead of Lie to Me, because Wil Wheaton's on it tonight and that's going to be ~hilarious~.

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] ozfroggirl for helping me out with my fanmix issues. Anybody else want to help me out? Two more people owe me answers! And you can download it even if you don't want to help, it's good music... I always get sad when I upload things and they only get a couple of downloads. (yes, attention whorish a little bit.)

Ooh, something smells good....

anti-fail

  • Oct. 5th, 2009 at 1:02 PM
femmealunettes: (bedheaded : Wonderfalls)
Skipping Botany lab was actually a brilliant idea. As I found out when Dr. Aikman came in to tell me class was canceled, they went out to Sterling and got absolutely slammed with a downpour. He sent everyone home to get changed instead of having class at noon. Instead of going, I went and took my Personality test, which I am going to hope I got a B on because it definitely wasn't A material.

I got my Botany test back. The class on a whole did not do so well on it, so he graded on a curve. I got a 96, which curved up to a 102. I am That Kid Who Fucks Up The Curve For Everyone. I ran into Paul as I was leaving campus and he told me everyone thought that I was going to bomb it, not get the highest score in the class. Dani: 2, people's expectations: 0.

Now... I am going back to sleep because it's icky out and I'm tired. Forensics at 4pm, I can manage, but... just a little nap first.

hello, nurse

  • Sep. 14th, 2009 at 11:50 AM
femmealunettes: (Leonard McCoy - space pimp!)
Keeping in mind I'm still working on that icon-drabble meme (yeah, that was like, OVER A WEEK AGO), I present you with another writing one:

Never Will I Ever meme: Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return, I will attempt to write a snippet of one of them.

I think I can handle writing snippets. xD I think.



So today was our first Botany lab going out to collect plant specimens. I lasted, oh, about an hour, and then I suddenly got struck with the worst kind of head rush-- tunnel vision, ringing ears, nausea, all that jazz-- completely out of the blue. I felt fine, and then I didn't. I crouched to try and catch my balance/get a grip on reality, and Dr. Aikman asked if I was okay, and one of the girls was like "you don't look okay, your lips are blue and you're really pale."

Three weeks into class and I end up in the nurse's office. It's like high school except I could decide to leave, and when half an hour of laying down didn't really ease the headrush-y feeling, I did just that. So. I should be in class in 20 minutes; instead I'm home, hoping I'll feel okay by 4 because I absolutely can't miss Forensics lab, and it should be quick anyhow.

What surprised me is that Dr. Aikman called my house to make sure I was okay after the nature walk was done. That was totally sweet, I don't think I've ever had a college professor that concerned, and he told me he'd have a copy of the notes for me and to make sure I felt better before I came in and it would be okay if I missed Wednesday. Which I don't plan to do, but still, that's so NICE of him.

I'm going to have to go back out on the nature trail myself at some point this week and get specimens of the plants I was around to learn. We have 40 must-know species, and I think I was around for about 15 of them... that's a lot of catching up to do. :/

The nurse was super nice, too, which hasn't always been the case as far as school health personnel I've known. The faculty at CCCC are some of the sweetest people I've met in a college setting. ♥

can't brain, I have the dumb

  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:47 PM
femmealunettes: (*thinks hard*)
The problem with botany is that it's a subdivision of biology, and I kind of hate biology. Clearly I did not consider this when picking classes.

*stabs cell theory, the cell cycle, and for good measure, cell phones, cell towers, cell blocks, and cellulite*

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