steffish: (study)
Yesterday I got a haircut. Today I got a degree. Here's one photo )

My shoe fell off as I went up the steps to the stage; it was really rather mortifying. Luckily the front of the stage was covered with flowers so most of the audience couldn't see, but everyone up on the stage could :/ So I shook the Chancellor's hand and had a photo with the Vice-Chancellor while wearing one shoe. That pretty much tops off my academic career perfectly.
steffish: (study)
Urgh, I'm to tired to fix up this crap I noted down last night. Bullet points regarding the sister's prizegiving/graduation: )


Went out for dinner with the parents tonight, just because the sister was at Leavers' Dinner. I am so full now, but everything was so good. It ended up being a celebration, because just before we went I checked i.waikato and my results were back - I passed everything! Woot, I'll get to wear the gown next April :D

I didn't do brilliantly, but then I didn't put in the effort. This year's marks:

BIOL241: Microbiology: Form, Function and Metabolism: B
BIOL310: Advanced Genetics: A-
BIOL351: Advanced Biochemistry: B
CHEM201: Organic Chemistry: B
CHEM305: Environmental, Forensic, Toxicological and Medicinal Chemistry: B-
BIOL341: Microbial Physiology and Ecology: B

So I guess that makes a B+ average over my whole degree. Whatev, it won't matter once I get a job.


I forgot that my paid time was about to expire, so I didn't organise for the right icons to remain active. Damn. I'll pay again just to sort that out. Anyway, I've grown attached to having more than 6 icons.


It's clear that the DJ on The Edge today doesn't follow MCR as obsessively as I do. A girl who is a 'huge fan' rang up and won tickets to the show; when asked who her favourite member was she said that she couldn't pick just one, you need the whole band. And obviously neither member of the conversation knew that in fact 2/5 of said band will be missing when they're here, which I thought was a bit strange considering The Edge are the station promoting the show.

Some stuff

Oct. 20th, 2007 11:17 pm
steffish: (study)
~ I tried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the first time ever yesterday at work, after hearing about the mythical things for years on the internets... I don't really see what the fuss is all about. They were too salty for me :/

~ The Teddy Band t-shirt is the cure for all ill in the world. Seriously. Last night at work I was really stressed and angry at everything, and saw how much there was going to be to do today and wanted to cry... this morning I put on that shirt and went to work, and despite finishing half an hour late I was in a remarkably good mood all day :D

~ Relatedly, shouldn't I be working less during exam leave, not more? I've done an extra 4.75 hours on top of my normal 16 this week.

~ Ahaha, apparently a couple of the guys from Sample Reception made out at a party last weekend? Awesome.

~ Dumbledore was gay?! Extra awesome!

~ Exams = not so awesome /o\ First one on Wednesday. I should study lots more (I've written out more study notes for this one exam than I did for all of last semester's put together already! But then, last semester I didn't have to do so well on the exams to make up for shitty coursework). But I'm um, going to the Labour Day races on Monday with Tracey? Because I'm not going to be at work on her last Saturday before she leaves for Australia, and I can't go to her farewell drinks on the 6th because I have an exam the next morning, so I couldn't say no to this as well.

~ Online journals are little filters that we each see every one else's lives through, the parts others choose to share with us. That said, we all think we are close, but really we seldom know *a lot* about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

ETA: instant messaging, yay? I downloaded Trillian today as a start in my quest to become more active on the internets now that I'm going to have a lot of free time. Add me if you want, though I don't promise any kind of interesting conversation. MSN: (a rather outdated email address!) or AIM: steffishaims
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Who the hell writes these online market research surveys? After spending 10 minutes answering questions about my impressions of Ferrit and my last purchase there (without ever being asked if I had in fact ever bought anything off them), the next question is "Have you ever heard of an online shopping site called Ferrit?" followed by "Did you buy anything there?" :/

I don't even want to know how I did on my Organic test this morning. I had meant to study, really, but instead I spent all of yesterday afternoon in bed reading fic, barely able to keep my eyes open. And I got an email just before saying our lab reports are ready to be picked up, so I'll go get that tomorrow and then know how screwed I am going into the exam D:
steffish: (fuck.)
Today I did the worst on a test I've ever done (even worse than first year phys-chem, and I never thought that was possible). This is because my procrastination skills have gone beyond funny into the ridiculous: I get motivated enough to study after I've done a test. So I basically crammed for an hour before, and now I want to write out notes so I won't do so badly on the final exam :/ (um. or tag old entries and watch LotMS again. omg. frank's piercings, i miss them. his nose ring makes me want one).

Also: this shirt = cutest ever, y/n?

ETA: I've been listening to so many covers recently. Previously I hadn't really seen the point in having versions of a song other than the official one but. This (Brendon Urie's voice also his FACE, man, I'm obviously going through a Brendon phase) and this and also this new one by Fall Out Boy, which I'll maybe get to hear live in LESS THAN A WEEK, OMG, have changed my mind pretty thoroughly :D
steffish: (rent - group hug)
I've washed, dried, wiped, vacuumed, ironed and generally tidied, and now I'm ready to have my family back. Of course in a couple of days I'll be ready to get rid of them again and have my freedom, but I do kinda miss them after a week. Of course I'll have to get used to fitting my activities around them again, and not singing at the top of my voice at 11pm, and keeping all my fangirl squees inside - no random exclamations of band boys' names when I'm reading :| It's been fun being able to let loose with that stuff for a while.

First day of classes went okay. The semester (my last one!!) shouldn't be too terrible, though I'm doing two chem papers and only one bio, so that'll be interesting. Especially the Organic labs which started today. Bets on how long it'll take me to blow something up?


Jul. 2nd, 2007 07:28 pm
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Provisional grades are back: Micro = B, Biochem = B, Genetics = A-. I think we all saw that coming :| It's like high school all over again - trying to get good grades but then giving up in the final year. Oops? Whatev, "'C's get degrees" and I haven't even sunk that low yet.

One Week

Jun. 15th, 2007 08:11 pm
steffish: (ineffable - good omens)
Monday: HEROES, WHAT?!

Tuesday: If only I could go back and give my 13-year-old self some advice )
I have no clue why I was in that kind of mood. Just procrastinating from study I think.

Wednesday: Biochem down, it could have gone better.

While flicking through my Micro textbook I got distracted reading a section on STDs. "Avoid sexual activities with individuals from high-risk groups. These include prostitutes (both male and female), promiscuous homosexual men, BISEXUAL INDIVIDUALS, and intravenous drug users..." WHAT the FUCK? Hi, I'm a virgin, and if you have sex with me you should have a blood test for venereal diseases!

Also spent rather too much time drawing in every blank space on my notes rather than reading them. Well, band boys are rather more interesting than the regulation of internal pH in acid conditions XD
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Thursday: Unfortunately yesterday's study method carried over all too well to the Micro exam... The paper's rather covered in doodles, and a few questions were utter mysteries to me. Oops? Think I did okay despite skipping anything to do with antibiotics. And that bit on pH would have been useful after all. Also, finally drew a half-decent looking Gerard (or I thought it looked decent when I had nothing to compare it with, really isn't very good).

Friday: Wow, I'm such a fuck-up. I was utterly off-track in one of my Genetics essays. I'm gonna blame it on the question being so non-specific that I really didn't know what they were asking about.

Anyway, it's all over now! Three weeks' holiday, yayes! Though I already have more things on my to-do list than I have available days D:
steffish: (Default)
These two weeks are finally over. I just finished writing up my first three genetics labs, and even though I'm fairly certain I haven't included everything that should be in there I just can't be bothered anymore. It's not worth that much anyway.

I had tests in all my papers last week, and did better than I expected on all of them :D I was disproportionately pleased by this rather illegible scribble on my genetics test
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Back at Fraser I was so used to getting smileys all the time from Ms Clemens and sometimes from Mr Hope, it just makes me so much happier about my mark when the teacher says that it's good ^__^

In other news, my Dad bought a motorbike.
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He's been wanting one ever since he got rid of his old one before I was born, but in the last year or so he's been talking about it all the time. I'm gonna feel a bit worried whenever he's riding it, but it's made him happy, so I'll handle it.


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