I can’t tell if the week has gone by really fast or really slow. But what I do know is that it’s best described in gif form. (Because, let’s face it, everything else has just been too hard to dwell on.)
Getting cluster grades back and trying to move on for finals/projects:
Trying to gather enough energy to study through the rest of this weekend:
Finals week diet:
Basically, ask me how I am on May 1st at noon.
Not right now.
Gifs are courtesy of Tumblr, Workaholics, Supernatural, Parks and Rec, and Top Gear.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Jackson Browne too and he should have written an album called The Presenter instead of The Pretender for this week. BECAUSE I HAD FOUR PRESENTATIONS.
Pause–I’m really impressed that I just found the album The Pretender on Youtube (linked above).
On Monday I had a group presentation for my law class on insurance coverage of smoking cessation productions. It was in front of the entire pharmacy class so it was kind of intimidating. But I wore my power blazer so it was okay. (Ladies, everyone needs a power blazer–it’s a Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec thing.)
Then Wednesday I had a big case presentation on a geriatrics patient. I thought I was super prepared for it except I got asked some kind of odd ball questions that I didn’t think were really pertinent in the patient. IN MY HUMBLE OPINION.
Thursday I did a presentation for my substance abuse class on peyote. My fourth presentation was supposed to be an article in the news for the same class but it got pushed to next week! Whew. I feel like I haven’t even started studying for clusters!
Also, from the amazing tumblr whatshouldwecallme, I found this gif that has been a good representation of my brain for the past few weeks:
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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!
One: I quote The Other Guys on the daily. (Mark Wahlberg, o.m.g.)
Two: I’ve decided the week before clusters is officially the worst time ever. So many assignments and things due. And just no time to study! Someone on Tumblr perfectly encapsulated this week in a set of Star Trek gifs from an episode that Curtis called “the weirdest ever.”
“6-8 page group paper due on the most boring topic possible – formulary medications!”
“Top 100 drug test and pharmacy law midterm are at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM the Friday of clusters!”
“Oh and your elective classes still meet during clusters and have outrageous reading assignments. HAVE FUN.”
My weekend has started so I’m getting a head start … ish. I have to get my Basic Life Support certification on Monday which means doing the online course and whatnot. I reached that point where basic life support is super blasé. Should I be worried?
It’s clusters week.
I’ve averaged 8 hours of sleep in the past two days.
I am cramming for therapeutics tomorrow which got scheduled at EIGHT IN THE FREAKIN’ MORNING. Then I have to write my philosophy paper in a week.
I’ve gotten through two out of three tests though–PDA (which is our pharmacology and medicinal chemistry class) and kinetics (which is math and sadness).
So it’s aaalmost the weekend! I have to go to my philosophy class tonight which means reading about social constructivism and trying to look alive and not like I’ve been living off of Mountain Dew and fast food (which I have). Yesterday I got a Snickers bar and a Mountain Dew out of a vending machine without really thinking about it (I never eat like this!) and I was like “oh my. this is how type 2 diabetes happens. It’s going on RIGHT NOW.”
But I need the caffeine and sugar for my brain. I should really go home and eat some vegetables, shouldn’t I?
It all started the morning of September 9th.
Well, probably earlier than that, but let’s go with the 9th. I had a sore throat. I knew where this was going. Nowhere good. I started with a kettle full of water, put it on the stove. Set the burner to high. Herbal tea with lemon juice and honey could be my savior.
But it was already too late. The infection had taken its hold in millions of host cells. THE PARASITE HAD WON.
The morning of the 10th my sinuses had filled with muck and I was breathing like Darth Vader. I made it through all my classes on Monday, managed to ace a medicinal chemistry quiz (SOMEHOW), and I went home with the innocent but misguided thought that I could get some homework done.
Instead I conked out on the couch watching Ghost Hunters International. In fact, I fell asleep when one of the investigators was calling out to spirits in a solitary confinement cell in a haunted jail in Ireland.
What’s creepy about my illness was that everyone has it. We’re sharing this infectious organism and I didn’t even realize it until around Wednesday. Gross, gross, gross. Yucky. Stay away.
Now instead of germs I’m going to share with you this hilarious entry from my favorite, highly specific Tumblr gif set blog about pharmacy school.
When a doctor writes for Amoxicillin 200mg/5ml susp take 250 mg qd x14 days #qs
(answer: For that dose of 250mg, for a suspension of 250mg in 5mL, the dose would be… 5mL. Doctor. Who went to medschool.)
I have my last final tomorrow and then I am DONE FOR THE SEMESTER.
But I have to say, this week has been grueling. 99 question final Monday with a 10 page paper due that morning was a lot to juggle all at once. After all that was finished, though, I just had some take home final stuff to finish, and then 3 finals. I’m really through the worst of it now!
Which is why it’s really hard for me to get down to studying for this last one. I got 4 hours of sleep last night, and as we all know, I need sleep.
Haha. All of you need to see Downton Abbey so you know why that .gif is so hilarious. And sad. Mostly hilarious.
I took a 3 hour nap after my final, and it is now nearing 11:30 PM, and I am WIRED. So I guess I will be staying up late again studying! Bring it, last final!
These are all over the internet, but I love the “leaving my last final” series. I need to post one now.