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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? ;) )
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Also overdue:

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

Elisabeth, whoever you are, thank you.
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4th semester exams results

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.
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Book meme

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 ;-)

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7! Wee, I passed xD
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Saturday's observations

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 :)
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Meme: Songs I'm into right now

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.

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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
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Worrying

...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.
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3rd semester exams yay

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.