I’m going to start a new thing called Therapeutics Thursdays where I spout knowledge at you and probably take unnecessary jabs at Dr. Oz.
He’s right about 50% of the time, I’ll give him that.
Actually today we’re going to talk about marijuana.
On Tuesday, I presented this article to my public health class, and today we had a simply riveting debate in our substance abuse class about the uses of medical marijuana. It’s been a grand old time!
So the article really highlights more of the prosecution of possession in Indiana, which fascinates me because if you read carefully: a commission of judges, prosecutors, probation officers, and a bunch of people who know what they’re talking about looked at Indiana’s criminal code for 3 years and presented their recommendations to lower penalties, save some money, and do some community programming and treatment for people they catch. And Gov. Pence (aka the white-haired Frisch’s Big Boy)–
–thinks status quo is working just dandy.
It’s a cool read.
Anyway I found this awesome DEA fact sheet on the complete opposite spectrum if you’re interested in that.
Unfortunately I’d have to practically write a dissertation to really get this topic started. If you ask me, I think Indiana lawmakers are on to something at least to the effect that throwing people in jail isn’t really an effective way to deal with this particular substance.
And that’s a wrap for our first Therapeutics Thursday! Next week I’ll talk about diabetes or red yeast rice or something.
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I know at this point in the semester things really start to get hectic…
Wait, what am I saying? It’s only been four days since spring break! Argh, let me finish my thought anyway.
My point is, I started off this semester feeling super overwhelmed and you would think as the semester went on, I would cross things off of my to-do list and start to feel a little better. Even in the face of the last semester scramble.
NAH. THINGS ARE SCRAMBLIN’.
I have a sticky note of death on this computer that has all of my projects lined up and while I’m knocking out two big ones in the next 10 days, it doesn’t make me feel better. I have a quiz in between them and another assignment due. Oh and a presentation on Tuesday I kind of forgot about until about a minute ago.
One second I’m going to crawl under my desk and pretend like nobody can find me.
So Friday is yet another work day and I’m going to put the pedal to the metal in order to fully enjoy the Butler game Saturday. FOR THE DAAAWGS!
What a great game! I got to watch on campus in the Reilly Room with students, professors, alumni, and folks from the neighborhood! And there were free snacks so you know I was all about those. It was so much fun shouting and clapping with all the other fans like we were actually there! And everyone tolerated how, uh, inappropriately competitive I get as an audience member.
ANOTHER ACTION SHOT!
We picked up some groceries and the guy at the counter had the audacity to be wearing a Duke sweatshirt. I glowered! We sparred with words. Then fists. I won. It was the greatest Butler vs Duke rematch of all time. (Okay not really but we had a good laugh.)
Here’s to another win on Saturday against Marquette! Grrrrr! (That’s my threatening bulldog growl.)
Okay confession I’m not a huge Broadway show person. But when going to New York you kind of have to go. WELL it ended up that we didn’t get tickets for anything on Broadway (HA!) and we did get to go to Upright Citizens Brigade.
And one of the Sonic commercial guys was part of the performance!
We also ate cannolis from the new Cake Boss restaurant in Times Square.
I have to stop for a moment and mention there is a third one of us on this excursion. It’s Ashley. She is not in these pictures because I took all of the ones I’m posting from her Facebook which were pictures that she uploaded from her phone. And yes I broke my vow of Facebook deactivation to log onto Facebook for like ten minutes to get some New York pictures BUT I DID IT FOR YOU GUYS.
I’ll post more pictures as we go, promise. I’ll sneak one in after a week or so and be like “REMEMBER NEW YORK?”
Anyway we also did the Harry Potter Experience. I was Sorted into Ravenclaw. Why? Glasses, probably. I should have stood up in kinetics on Monday as we were told the bad news about our exams and been like “BUT I WAS SORTED. INTO RAVENCLAW.” It would have gone over really well.
BUT YES! New York was so much fun! We got to hang out with our sophomore year roommate Darcie who’s also in the city! And I rode a zillion trains and saw rats. Mostly alive ones. I saw one dead one. Oh and doggies. Lots of dogs in sweaters.
We ate pizza and a hot dog from a hot dog stand. Let me just point out again that half of my city experience just reminded me of stuff I’d do in Grand Theft Auto (you have to go around looking for hot dog stands when you’re low on health).
OH WE ALSO saw Jimmy Fallon’s monologue rehearsal last Tuesday. He is such a doll!
I definitely have to go back because there is just so much more to see. We visited the 9/11 Memorial, which was so powerful. But I need to go back when all the museums and other parts are open.
And that’s the end!
I had one specific request, and it was to go on the USS Intrepid. I mean when a WWII-era aircraft carrier is docked in the city you’re visiting, you go and see it.
I was elected captain, first of all.
Okay not really, but that was the door leading up to the bridge. SO COOL, RIGHT?
We learned all about how jets actually land on a strip that’s not even the length of the ship. See, the jet has a little hook on it that needs to catch on a really strong cord, which is attached to a hydraulic system that braces the force of a freakin’ jet colliding with the deck.
Coolest museum ever.
This is me and a Black Bird jet.
Captain Cathryn out. Sort of. I’ll be back for Part 3.
A lot has happened since I last updated!
I finished clusters and in a whirlwind of activity, I flew off to New York City.
Even though I’d just come off a week of studying, one of our first stops in the city was the New York City public library. Apparently people actually use it as a study space and to get books and don’t just come in to gawk at the ceiling and the fact that it’s a historic building. Who’d have thought?
We did a lot in the first 24 hours in New York! I had my first big city taxi ride, which was a lot like a real life Grand Theft Auto ride and that game from a long time ago called Crazy Taxi. The guy just had no regard for lane markers.
The weather was awesome! It was fairly warm and it only rained on us once! But guess what I’m going to talk about it MORE in the next part!
I CAN’T TURN OFF CAPS LOCK THIS IS TOO EXCITING
BUTLER BULLDOGS TAKE ON BUCKNELL I DON’T KNOW THEIR MASCOT TOMORROW!!
and I had a class canceled and another delayed in order to watch.
It’s so big that Rotnei Clarke got in Cosmo! Is it a little disturbing a handful of editors are salivating over Mr. Clarke in some huddled office? Maybe. But at least someone’s talking about Butler. I swear, every year it’s “Big Ten this, anyone-but-Butler that.” WE ARE HERE TO STAY PEOPLE.
I’m bringing my vuvuzela to campus tomorrow.
A few weeks ago, Butler got a two hour delay on a day I had no classes. The last winter storm was nothing but some rain. And now when we get some legitimate snowfall, it all stops in the middle of the night! COME ON, SATURN.
At least the snow’s pretty.
Except it’s all supposed to melt in the next couple of days. I guess that’s okay–I forgot it was March and oh-em-gee we have Spring Break on Friday. So sunshine and beach towels, ahoy?
I KIND OF LIKE THE SNOW.
Oh, surprise ending–my new phone does not have a potato-grade camera!
Small note: my phone has this photo auto correct that’s making my hair look super weird. I did just dye it on Sunday but it is NOT THAT COLOR.
If I look like a wreck it’s because we’re about to go into a kinetics exam that would ruin the rest of our day.
I’ve had a pretty eventful week.
On Monday I saved a mannequin’s life in CPR certification training. I used an AED and everything!
Then I was rewarded by finding out:
FIVE FREE STARBUCKS DRINKS DURING CLUSTERS? WHY YES THANK YOU.
I have no comment about my costuming skills.
Clusters are under way which menas that cup up there was a venti and I just drank a strawberry shake from the “McCafé.” If I made a chart having to do with my nutritional choices during clusters, it would be in the shape of a Wendy’s Baconator.
ONE LAST THING: I tried the new hazelnut macchiato and it’s kind of meh. You can now go about your business with this knowledge!