Ruminations. (aka: Masticate This.)


I See a Pattern/Repeating, Repeating/E’er Repeating Onwards
November 18, 2007, 6:35 pm
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How can something repeat onwards? Isn’t repetition cyclic? Oh, well, I never claimed to make sense.

I realize I missed another day. Oh well. It was a long day, and I was tired. I had an appointment to get my hair cut in the morning – it looks great now! And then, I worked an eight-and-a-half hour shift, so by the time I got home and ate, I was pretty much at my quitting point.

The latest episode of Dexter has me acquiring Chopin in great numbers. Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat Major being my initial acquisition, obviously, due to its prominence in the episode. I’m kind of falling in love with him. There’s something about his music that speaks to the emo-kid in me.

And really, what self-respecting university student doesn’t have some good Chopin on her MP3 player?

Organic Chemistry, in the meantime, is ruining my academic career.

That is all!



Midnight Madness Motivates Midnight Maulings
November 10, 2007, 9:05 pm
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Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? I am requesting that the person who invented midnight madness sales please step forward.

So I can beat you.

Alright, so I like tax-free stuff. I bought two pairs of corduroy pants today (in red! and purple!) for only $19.95 each, with no tax to make me cringe! Just today! I’m wearing the red ones now, just because it has been forever and a day since I’ve owned a pair of cords. I love cords!

But to get back on topic. I worked nine and a half excruciating hours today. It was busy as something that’s really, really busy. And people asked a lot of stupid questions regarding the percentage off. And the hours… crept… by… so… slowly… and… people… irritate me… except for that one guy who started talking to me about wine tasting and whatnot. That was random, and kind of cool.

So! Tonight I watch “What the Bleep do We Know!?“, a film that my brother borrowed from the library and sounds really interesting. Science, interpreted in a rather unconventional (to most) way that, from what I’m told, sounds right up my alley.

Tomorrow I start studying for my organic chemistry exam. Monday I do the same thing, at least until around 2:30ish, because I have to work at 4:00. Until 9:30. And then I have to get up at 5:30am and go to school and we have a new prof for the last lecture block of my microbiology class.

I’m kind of excited about the opportunity to work in a lab this summer. The prof who replied to me already is Dr. Arunika Gunawardena, and her lab studies programmed cell death in lace plants. This could be a really cool opportunity. I’ll let you know what happens. 🙂



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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