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April 23, 2006

Past, present and future

Sat here doing my revision. There is no obvious sound of traffic, I hear this noise that sounds really familiar and a birdy cheeping away and it reminds me of being in Carraroe, seeing the boats go out to the Aran Islands. Cos thats what the noise was. It sounded like the boat engine… but then it came back to me that I have 2 exams tomorrow and I don't have time for fanciful nostalgia.

Have also worked out what I am good at. I can take really complex systems and bring them down to their fundamentals, so the complex idea is something really simple and basic, with very little detail at all… however, I can't do the reverse.

Anyway back to stinky pants revision. This crap will at least be over by Tuesday afternoon. Thank Feck.

April 21, 2006

Rickets, pasta and DVT

I think I need to leave the house today and get some vitamin D before I get rickets, having not really been outside for a sufficient amount of time over the past two weeks.

Also need to buy some fresh fruit. Dad made me a giant batch of pasta sauce to bring back so I didn't have to spend lots of time cooking while the exams are on, it's really nice but it is all I've eaten for the past 4 days, so while I'm out getting some sun I can get some fruit and stuff too.

Also I'm looking pale and drained. I never look pale. I always have rosy cheeks, and look young enough to be ID'd damn it, even when I'm ill I have rosy cheeks and no one beleives that I'm ill. Getting some exercise should sort that.

The exercise should also decrese the risk of DVT. Afterall sitting in one place for most of the day isn't great for your circulation.

Can't wait till these exams are over… and I've done the science communication work… and the labs are out of the way… and the project is all typed up and handed in… only 7 weeks to go.


April 16, 2006

Worms, Sudan and craaaaaaaaaap

40% of parasitic infections are due to wormywormywoowoos… according to my notes, and the only thing I can remember… apart from if all else fails on the exam and I need a case-study, Sudan will be it… and I'll make up the rest.

But at the minute, the way I am feeling about exams… is Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

First exam wednesday morning. Once again… Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

March 29, 2006

Lecture notes

My lecture notes are full of gems like:

"shove it up your arse"

"autolytic cell wall go BOOM"

"Mmmm edible antis"

"lots of shite"

ahhh I'll make a science writer yet!

March 16, 2006

dilly DALYs

Little Brother and Big sister should be in here in the next few hours, then I can enjoy take-away and justify not doing revision…

which by the way I'm glancing over DALYs. but I keep thinking of is the phrase "dilly dally"... and then I think of that bit in Scrubs

JD thinking…
"Today's gonna be a great day. Still, no time to dilly-dally. God, that's a fun phrase. I have to meet Dr. Cox in five..."

An attractive woman with big chest goes by

"Good God! Check out those dilly-dallies!..."

…and it keeps making me laugh!

February 26, 2006

Presentaion reeks of crap

Hmmm, so on a scale of 1 to shit, my presentation is probably up there as a honking great pile of turd.

Currently what is most worrying is the complete lack of understanding I have on the subject, so that when it comes to the questions I'm just going to zone out and stare blankly at the person asking the question, whilst my brain plays elevator music in my head… for 5 minutes until I can sit down and stop being ridiculed.

At least I'm first, so no comparrisons makes it look a bit less shite… but… argh! I'm first!

I'll just arm myself with the pointing stick and see what happens…

February 07, 2006

Oh what fun!

Oh great… my presentation title is just bursting with opportunites to be interesting and fun… or isn't…

Clocks and vertebrate development: the clock and wavefront model for somite formation

This is from my worst module in terms of interest and understanding.

I'm not going to get to use any "relevant" funny photos, because I don't believe the word funny, in a haha sense, has ever been associated with the term biological clocks.

I don't even know what the title is referring to… I suppose I'll just have research the shite.

January 17, 2006

Still with The Fear, also with the Anger and the Sadness

I have been on campus for waaaaaaaay to long and it's making me sad, trying to do my fecking power point presentation. I seem to have a lot of words about nothing in particular, very few relevant pictures (I'm considering putting in a picture of a monkey… thats how desparate I am) and quite frankly its making me angry.

I'm not wanting Friday to be here, but as people keep saying I'll be glad when its over.

Yes I will… but I don't want it to come.

January 15, 2006

I am with The Fear

Yes, I am with the fear, and it's very very big and surprisingly shiney!

January 12, 2006


When little brother left today I did some more work on my presentation. EEK! I'm dreading having to talk to a group of people.

Some people are naturally good at talking. I'm not. I'm definitely more of a listener. I'm not good at expressing my point… which is going to be a bugger for the interrogation questions at the end.

…and I go red. I'm rosy anyway, but in these circumstances I go red. Bright fucking tomato red. And I know I'm going red, so I get redder! And then some bugger tells me that I'm really red. I fucking know I'm red!!!! I can feel my face burning!!!!

…and I'm trying to find pictures for this awful event, and there are only so many pictures of stem cells that you can show before it gets a bit tedious.

But oh well, its all good "charachter building" stuff…yes…

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