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[sticky post] December 1st, 2011 (04:59 am)
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For personal reasons, I've gone almost exclusively friends only since 2009. If you're interested in becoming friends and I don't know who you are, you can comment here or leave me a PM. If you friend me without notice, I will most likely friend you back if I know you from some community or we have lots of friends in common.
(Seriously though, the post is right here, why not leave a comment? ;) )

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Also overdue:

November 29th, 2011 (10:54 pm)
happy

current location: Home
current mood: happy

I'm so late in posting I don't think you're ever going to see it, but:

Elisabeth, whoever you are, thank you.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

4th semester exams results

July 19th, 2008 (12:02 pm)
rushed

current location: Home
current mood: impatient

Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: 8
Pharmaceutical Botany: 8.43 test + 9.54 exam + [I don't know how much! Probably 7 or 8] lab diary = 9
Physiology II: 5
Physical Chemistry: 0 !!! [Not surprising, I had written NOTHING. But it's my first 0!]
Analytical Chemistry II: 5.1 exam + 8.5 lab diary = 6 [shame they don't count equally]
Pharmaceutical Microbiology: 5

Conclusions:
1. I probably could do better on Radiochemistry, but 8 is good enough.
2. If I wasn't lazy with Botany's lab diary, I could have gotten myself a 10.
3. 3rd time was the charm for Physiology II. YAY for finally passing! And to think most questions were multiple choice and I, um, kinda went with gut instinct. (Hey, I read what was on the exams the previous times I took the test, and on this one were the things I had read the previous times and hadn't been on! Gah.)
4. I should have just tried to nonsense my way through the Physical Chemistry exam. It worked for other people :x
5. You know that last chapter of the Analytical Chemistry II book, the one the professor only devotes two hours to and you don't have a lab on? When you say you'll read it before going to bed, DON'T FORGET to do it. Because 1.5 out of 10 will be from questions on that exact chapter. *headdesk*
5b. Still, better than having to retake the exam in September, when the professor announced it will be open-book with difficult exercises only because he's fed up with everyone copying.
6. The Microbiology professors (not surprisingly, coming from Medical school) have no clue what they SHOULD be asking pharmacists taking their exams. Such as, you know, antibiotics and stuff.

Total: 4 (albeit difficult) exams for September. Doable, methinks.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Book meme

July 4th, 2008 (02:00 am)
okay
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current location: Home
current mood: okay

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

The List.Collapse )

7! Wee, I passed xD

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Saturday's observations

June 21st, 2008 (10:26 pm)
optimistic

current location: Home
current mood: much better now

Saturday evening with period pain is not necessarily bad. You can spend it curled in bed, eating ice cream and watching Lois & Clark on DVD. ^^

I even cried watching Season's Greedings, when Danielle got the teddy bear from Lois. I remembered the scene all too well but I cried. No idea why.

Dean Cain should've written more episodes.

Also, doing crosswords while suffering from a headache won't help. But taking a nap will ^^

Have a fun Saturday yourselves, guys :)

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

:(

May 26th, 2008 (05:14 pm)
frustrated

current location: Home
current mood: frustrated
current song: Carlos Santana feat. Sean Paul & Joss Stone - Cry Baby Cry

I can't study. :(

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Meme: Songs I'm into right now

May 4th, 2008 (01:35 am)
sleepy

current mood: sleepy
current song: Widowmaker - Clinch Mountain Backstep

Tagged by schnuffichen. Previously done here and here.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

The list (with links to as many of these songs as I could find).Collapse )

So much Greek music. WTF. At least it's hip hop; if it were anything like tsifteteli, I'd be sure the universe was ganging up on me.
(So much hip hop, at that. Huh.)

I know I've been tagged for a couple other memes, but I haven't really been in the mood for them. Not that I've been in the mood for this one either, actually - I think I've mentioned before that I can only be very attached to a couple of songs at a time, so finding 7 is a bit of a chore that eventually makes me choose a few from a couple of steps below in the ladder of favourites, but I can't fit ALL of them in 4-5 slots so that's unfair.

*takes breath* Wow, sorry for the long, long sentence. I'm sleepy and thinking in ramble mode.

Hope you try out and enjoy the music.

See ya,
Anna.

P.S.: Oh, I forgot to tag again. How convenient. :x

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Profile update

May 2nd, 2008 (03:26 pm)
pensive

current location: Home
current mood: pensive

New profile/bio.

See ya,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Worrying

April 14th, 2008 (01:31 am)
thirsty

current location: Home
current mood: thirsty
current song: Πυξ Λαξ - Ακόμα Προσπαθώ

...I've been typing for ten minutes now but I can't really find what I want to say. My thoughts are so clear and at the same time, so jumbled up.

Maybe I just want to talk to someone, period. Someone who does not have any issues at the moment, so they can listen to mine. It has been my preferred way of dealing with my issues for the longest time now.

The tricky part is, I know what my problem is: I worry too much, about things I shouldn't be worrying. I know the advice I'm going to get: Stop worrying. And it's useless, in the sense that I cannot put it into use: Worrying doesn't have an on/off switch. You either worry or you don't.

It all stems from my confidence issues. I'm currently worrying about things I've always been unsure about. And this is a worry completely different than the "OMG how am I ever going to finish this essay?!?!?" kind of worry - because deep inside, I trust my abilities to finish schoolwork in time, so worrying and complaining about it is more of a motivational and stress-relieving factor. (Indeed, whining serves a purpose, I firmly believe that!)

My current worries, though, are the kind that hits me right at my Achilles' heel. Which is why I can't turn it to productive and motivational worry; I can't take advantage of it, because it eats at me, and I spend too much energy healing the wounds it causes to make something good of it.

(I feel silly using all these metaphors; it looks as if I'm trying to showcase what I'm saying as really deep stuff.)

My point? ...Well, I'm not sure I have one. Just wanted to share these thoughts, I guess. And now I need to wrap this up real quick and go to bed, so no fancy epilogue.

Hugs,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

3rd semester exams yay

April 5th, 2008 (12:07 am)
drained

current location: Home
current mood: dizzy

The results have been out for a while, so I thought that it's high time I made a comprehensive update post about them.

Biochemistry: 6
Phytotherapy/Homeopathy: 8
Business Management/Marketing: 7
Computer Programming: 10
Physics: 7
Analytical Chemistry I test: 5

Conclusions:

1. The Management teacher is an ass, and I earned exactly nothing by taking this subject as an elective.
2. The Analytical Chemistry I professor who graded our papers is the most lenient grader in the history of forever.
3. I am the personification of bad luck.
4. If I can manage these grades despite points #1, #3 and the fact that I studied much less than I could have, I must have the potential to do REALLY well with my studies. Too bad I'm a lazy bum. :P

Of course, I left the two most difficult exams of the semester for September, or whenever :P But hey, at least it served me quite well. And I don't have too many exams pending yet.

Been away from LJ lately because I have the Analytical Chemistry II lab diary to write, which is much, much worse than the AC I one. It has to be ready by Wednesday and I'm way behind. And this lamp is making my eyes hurt after having it turned on right in front of me for hours, but I need very good lighting in order to be able to write.

I'm off to, I don't really know what. I feel like a vegetable at the moment.

See ya,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

-_-

March 16th, 2008 (09:35 pm)
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current location: Home
current mood: frustrated

Writing my Analytical Chemistry II lab diary makes me want to cry.

That is all.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Who needs a title anyway?

March 13th, 2008 (10:29 pm)
refreshed

current location: Home
current mood: refreshed

I'm caught up with LJ again!

I fall behind before I even realize it, and I've been trying to catch up for a week now.

Haven't spring-cleaned my drawer yet. :P

I got a 7 in Physics! (3.7/5 from the theory and 3/5 from the exercises part.) Definitely yay-worthy. Still expecting my Management and Computer Programming grades - and I took those exams over a month ago. That's ridiculous.

Tomorrow I have only three hours of class, which is yay-worthy too. Gotta love Fridays.

Hate it when I can't find people online or by text message. Don't like resorting to phone calls. I don't feel comfortable on the phone, with the exception of about three people.

4th semester has started well. Ironically enough, the most difficult subjects seem to be the electives (!). I have four labs per week but they're easy and not too long. The only downside is that two of them require keeping lab diaries, but the professors only check them once per month so I have room to procrastinate them and then curse myself for falling behind.

And then there's Physical Chemistry, which is taught by the personification of fail. I would explain exactly why I describe him as such, except that even thinking about him annoys me. I've never felt so comfortable badmouthing anyone - never known anyone who deserved it so much.

Off to watch Lost (yes, I got into that too now that it's on Greek TV).

Hugs,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Ever wondered what you can find in a girl's drawer?

March 8th, 2008 (03:38 pm)
nauseated

current location: Home
current mood: kinda squicked, but amused

This is not a drawer, ladies and gentlemen.

This is a DUMPSTER.

I was searching for [some woman stuff] in it, and found instead:

- Unopened and opened packages of tissues

- An unopened package of wet hankies

- Pieces of paper more-or-less-used

- Painkillers

- Antacids

- Packages of gum. One in the far back hasn't been opened at all, and its position in the drawer makes me wonder just HOW LONG it's been there.

- My wallet, as well as another one I don't use much

- Old ID cards (for the university admission exams, last year's card for the uni restaurant...)

- Little notebooks

- Plastic bags

- Advertising leaflets

- A map of my region's means of mass transport

- My old Dinosaur Battle cards

- Empty batteries

- A keyring

- A key-wallet, or whatever you call it

- My mp3 player (with its earphones), which I haven't used in ages

- My spare keys for my lab drawer

and more.

As for the thing I was looking for, I eventually found it in the second drawer.

I think it's time for some spring cleaning.

See ya,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Random whining

March 5th, 2008 (12:58 am)
bored

current location: Home
current mood: bored

I am so bored it's not even funny. I'd go to bed but I'm not sleepy enough.

I think it's the kind of boredom that derives from loneliness. I'd like to talk to someone but can't really initiate an online conversation because all I'll be thinking about is how I should be going to bed, instead of chatting... Just can't win here!

Shall listen to some music, maybe that will help.

See ya,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

W00t!

February 23rd, 2008 (12:05 am)
happy

current location: Home
current mood: happy

Am very very happy today! :D Physics went well. I wrote everything, so... the heck! It can't be all correct, but I should at least pass!

Also, the Biochemistry results are out. I got 5.25 on the theory exam and 7 on the lab exam, which makes for a total of 6. Yay passing grade! I'm very satisfied with it.

So all in all, good news today! :D

Next up: Analytical Chemistry I test (for 25% of the total An. Chem. I grade) on Friday. I'd better pass this one.

Had a nap earlier (I know, 10 p.m. isn't naptime for normal people, but there you go) so now I'm feeling wide awake and HAPPYYYYYY :D :D Haven't felt so well in a long time. Which is nice, because I'd passed a period of stress, then a period of desperation, then a period of deep, pessimistic contemplation, so... yeah.
(Periods lasting one to a few days max, btw. Don't get scared.)

See ya,
Anna :)

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Meme: "You make my day" awards!

February 19th, 2008 (08:00 pm)
stressed
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current location: Home
current mood: stressed about Physics, gaah

Pick 10 people and give them the "you make my day" award. If you're picked, you are charged with picking 10 of your own.

athanamia, for being the best friend I've ever had and always being here for me.

timetraveled, for being one of the most awesome, fun and open-hearted people I've ever met (if only virtually for the time being), and the author of so many great fics.

greek_dude, for giving a Greek note on my F-list.

cyad, for the years of exchanging emails, letters, gifts and LJ-comments, and for being such a stable, standard point of reference in my life despite her being so far away.

disorientedly, for her contagious enthusiasm and comments full of ♥.

the_indigo_blue, whom I first got to know through her long and wonderful reviews, and then through her fun posts and comments that never fail to brighten my day.

laramoon & schnuffichen, because they always post something, even if it's just a meme, and even though I don't always comment, I love knowing they're there and including me in the circle of their friends.

batgirl1, because a fic by her can make any day.

gloryforever, because it makes my day to know I've made yours.

I hope you're all doing great. I haven't talked to some of you in ages but don't think I've forgotten you! And to those that aren't in the list... you all make my days just by being who you are and being my friends. I can only fit ten people in this post, but all of you are in my heart. :)

Love you, f-list. :)

~Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Meme: 8 Things About Me

February 13th, 2008 (09:01 pm)
bored

current location: Home
current mood: tired of being bored

Tagged once again, this time by greek_dude. And in honour of him, I'm going to post my reply to this meme in both English and Greek.

* Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.


The Greek version.Collapse )

The English version.Collapse )

Tags? Bah! I'm tagging the newest members of my f-list: melina_agape, vandadetroit, placebetween, inmuddywaters (whatever, I say you count :p), midnight_birth (same for you), aromassa, and also cyad and schnuffichen.

See ya,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Biochemistry update

January 29th, 2008 (09:32 pm)
thirsty

current mood: *going to get more orangeade*

Just to let you know...

I think I've passed this one after all.

The Biology Department, though, which provides the classes, usually grades very strictly. I think I've written around 7, so I say I'm at around 6, because I'll get around 5. :p

Thank goodness for high school's Advanced Biology and last year's Physiology I. There's no way I would have managed even the base without them!

But the proper scientist draws the information they need from all sources they have available. *nods* Or something.

*resolves to study more for the next exams*

See ya,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Biochemistry exam tomorrow

January 29th, 2008 (12:42 am)
crushed

current location: Home
current mood: *wants to die*

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah I fail.

See ya,
Anna.

Anna B. the Greek [userpic]

Meme: Soundtrack of my life

January 19th, 2008 (02:41 am)
sick

current location: Home
current mood: *has a sore throat*
current song: Various songs, as the meme requires

I like music memes, so here you go.

Sometime over the weekend, I'll edit my tags to link to the other similar ones I've done (I know I've done at least one).

[VERY LATE EDIT: The tags have been, of course, fixed by now.]

Taken from capcha, though others have done it too:

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?

So, here's how it works:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc.).

2. Put it on 'Shuffle.'

3. Press 'Play.'

4. For every question, type the song that's playing.

5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.

6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool..


I put all my songs in a playlist, not only the ones I regularly listen to. So let's see how this is going to go...

My answers.Collapse )

See ya,
Anna.

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