Ruminations. (aka: Masticate This.)


I R Fayl At NaBloPoMo
November 26, 2007, 6:53 pm
Filed under: being a grownup, lifestyle, school

What can I say, folks, it caught up with me.

I have two finals this week, both for the same course (one’s the lab exam, the other’s the lecture exam). I have two in the two weeks following.

My birthday was Friday. I’m 20. Never again will I be a teenager. That’s not such a bad thing.

I’m not even going to try to finish this NaBloPoMo thing for November.

November’s a bad month for this sort of thing, what with finals so close and all. I think I’ll refrain from these November challenges ’til I’m done school.

So, I’ll be in my thirties… great…

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Hey, Shorty…
November 22, 2007, 8:33 pm
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It’s my birthday tomorrow.

I will be 20 years old.

I will never again be a teenager. Ever.

Frightening stuff, that.



I Don’t Know Why I Even Bother, Really
November 20, 2007, 10:01 am
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I managed to get my Chemistry midterm mark back, and I certainly failed, but it’s not worth as much as I thought it was. Conclusion: if I study my butt off for the final, I may still be able to get a half-decent mark for the course – if I ace the final. I’m averaging about 59 right now, if I take both midterms and the first quiz into account, and work in an educated guess about what my lab grade is. When I get my quiz mark from Monday back, it will hopefully up my grade a little…

I think I’ve decided to double major with Anthropology, though. All my electives were going to go that route anyway, so I may as well. It will give me a chance to exercise a part of my brain that is seriously crying out for attention these days. I’m not a purely scientific person – far from it. Part of me is almost tempted to switch to Anthropology and Comparative Religion, and then maybe do something along the lines of archeology. Which would be awesome. But we’ll see what happens. I figure if I double-major the two, I will find out if I really like Anthropology enough to quit Micro. I think it might just go that route. But we will see.

In other news… I turn 20 on Friday. Frightening.



Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself (And a Bunch of Other Stuff, Too)
August 23, 2007, 12:12 am
Filed under: being a grownup, lifestyle, school, work

I’ve reached a point where I’m willing to say I’m scared. (I’m not yet willing to admit it to anyone but A, but we won’t go into my self-representation issues right now.)

I am honest and truly out of my mind scared shitless.

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Seek, And You Shall Find…
August 22, 2007, 12:12 am
Filed under: being a grownup, work

Or, you know. Don’t seek at all, and let it just fall into your lap.

As you probably aren’t aware, I work in the food service industry. More specifically, I am a Sandwich Artist. No, seriously. Sandwich making is an art form, what are you talking about? Yeah, every university student’s dream, I’m sure. Maybe I could write a research paper on that cold cut that turned green…

But I digress…

The thing is, I put my notice in for August the 31st as my last day, because hey – I have school starting soon! Four classes, three with labs, and each lab has it’s own homework on top of class homework and I don’t really have time to work, and mostly it’s all just excuses to quit Subway because I hate food service with a passion that burns with the fire of a thousand setting suns.

Not that I’m melodramatic or anything. Not at all…

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The End of the Honeymoon Period
August 2, 2007, 9:10 am
Filed under: being a grownup, relationships

Every relationship has one of these, or so I’m told. The first little while where everything just seems so perfect and there’s just nothing at all wrong with your partner and there’s just nobody else on this whole planet who could possibly complete you the way this person does.

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That Distant Thing: the Future
July 11, 2007, 1:58 pm
Filed under: being a grownup

Is it normal to second guess every decision you make that has any bearing on your future career, life, and whatever else may or may not be affected? I would suppose so, uncertainty being a certain hallmark of humanity – or maybe that’s just me.

Now, for me, anyways, the Future is pretty far off. I’ve got at least 7 years of post-secondary education left, and it won’t really be until after then that I have to face the results of my decisions. But that’s the thing – I have to make those decisions now!

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