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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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A week in gifs

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.

The Presenter

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:

Is it over yet?

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!

It’s a bad time, man.

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?

Vlog Time: Monday Edition!

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Eeeee! I did a blog! IN ONE TAKE, Y’ALL.

The only other pop culture I subscribe to!

DOWNTON ABBEY AND PARKS AND REC.

No but seriously. If you try to talk to me about Breaking Bad (that’s popular right?), Game of Thrones (are these things only popular to a certain sect of people and aren’t actually popular?), anything reality TV, The Office, Modern Family, uhm… right, anything not Downton Abbey or Parks and Rec, I’m clueless. Unless they’re made into gifs and put on Tumblr. Then I might know what they are. Like I can give you a synopsis of Sherlock and Supernatural because I’ve seen so many graphics made out of those shows.

But anyway, Downton Abbey season 3 just premiered in the UK this past weekend and I am dying because everyone streamed it online except me because I had cluster exams this week. Tumblr was absolutely crawling with episode spoilers Monday morning and now I know a bunch of things I wish I didn’t. :(

Then my other favorite TV show Parks and Rec had its season 5 premiere today!

I. love. Parks and Rec. I was laughing so hard during the part where they were discussing the Employment Enjoyment Summerslam Grill Jam.

I don’t really plan to start watching this show, but I’m just gonna leave this right here: Philosophical Honey Boo Boo.

AUTUMN TIMES.

I must talk about this every year.

Fall is my faaavorite time of year. I know it’s only been September for 14 days, but the minute school starts I’m ready for it to be 60 degrees (or colder! I can do colder!) so I can wear boots and sweaters and scarves and always have a hot beverage in my hand.

(I was about to say “I wish I could share tumblr photosets!” and then I was like … wait, YES I CAN. But I decided not to share the whole thing for credit reasons!)

The leaves aren’t turning quite yet but once they do I will take my real camera to school (not my potato camera phone–which if you don’t know what that is, that’s when you have a really blurry camera that is worthless and might as well be a potato and not a camera).

Today, it’s rainy and it’s only going to be a high of 70. So I am wearing a sweatshirt and boots because 2/3 of my classes are canceled and I don’t care. Ha! Happy Friday, my friends.

Sinus Epidemic ’12

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.)

More thoughts on The Hunger Games, just because.

I just have lots of things to say right now!

I had to try and articulate just what’s so important about these books and why everyone’s all crazy about them. I think a lot of people sort of write off fandoms like this because they think it’s vapid, or I don’t know, never as good as Harry Potter. Especially with the advent of Twilight, any young adult series that gets any attention is probably regarded as “just another stupid romance book.”

In the case of the Hunger Games, I’ve found that most people start pointing fingers that it’s “the same as that one movie/book/anime.” And that’s fine. If you haven’t read the book and all you know is its synopsis, then yeah, you’ll probably think it’s a straight hack. Well, guess what? Lots of things are reminiscent of previous works. Did you know The Lion King is Hamlet? Do you hate it now?

Anyway, I think The Hunger Games isn’t just some pointless love story. The main character is female and 16/17, so if you’re a 25 year old guy, I don’t really expect you to read the book and find it awe-inspiring (but if you do, yay!). But Katniss is really important as a strong character, especially in the light of a certain someone named Bella.

Katniss does not care what other people think about her. Personally, I care very much about what other people think about me. So I spend too much time on my hair, I buy a lot of makeup, I always want the newest and cutest clothes. Katniss, however, knows what’s important–her family and friends, and self-preservation (because, y’know, she’s under the constant threat of getting killed/starving to death!).

Katniss also has rather low self-esteem for being such an important part in the trilogy. I would say she’s humble, but there are times when she gets down on herself. Watching that struggle is just so interesting to me. I feel like I can relate to that.

And lastly, while the romance plot is central to the trilogy, it isn’t … stupid. Is that descriptive enough? Okay–Katniss isn’t defined by the romances. She is controlled and swayed by them (for self-preservation reasons, I can’t go too far into them without giving anything away), but this is always portrayed as highly negative, confusing, and undesirable. In the beginning, Katniss actually doesn’t want to ever get married or have children (breaking down the gender roles! ish. Don’t call me out on this. gawsh). Any time she’s forced to do something traditionally female (wear dresses, try to be nice and funny and “desirable”), she fails miserably. Because she doesn’t want to be that way, and neither do we if we don’t want to.

This got reallllyyyy long. I’ll leave you with my favorite creepy song from the soundtrack and something pretty from Tumblr.

7 Days to Go!

Curtis: “I can never draw Santa. He always looks like a hobo.”

Oh, Curt.

All right, folks, here’s what’s been happening.

My Thanksgiving break was fabulous. The burn mark on my index finger that was sustained during the Great Roll Tragedy ’10 has scabbed and peeled off. There is no word yet on if I will have a cool scar or not. I will keep you updated.

I haven’t unpacked from Thanksgiving break yet. Clusters week was like being at Wal-Mart on Black Friday at 2 AM, only prolonged and with more jabs at my self-esteem. Luckily, I made out like a bandit with one of my grades. It was like buy one get one free iPhones on Blackboard.

After clusters, I met up with my friend Mark to play more Halo: Reach. We almost saved Reach from total annihilation from the alien Covenant army. Then I had to leave.

(Spoiler alert, again: Everybody dies anyway.)

The rest of the weekend was spent lazing around and watching the snow. Saturday night, my roommate Kass invited us to go with her parents and her 2 and a half year old niece to see Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo! There weren’t that many animals out, of course (in fact, it’s really insane that people were out in the cold!), but we saw a few troopers. The best part was when we walked up to an empty enclosure, and suddenly a grizzly bear sauntered out from behind a rock and stared at us. He was all “You kids get offa’ my lawn!”

THEN. THEEEN. They had a dolphin holiday show!!! I’ve never seen dolphins in real life before (except for off in the distance while at the beach), so I was unnecessarily excited about this.

Basically, the zoo is awesome with Christmas lights, but don’t forget those chemical hand warmer pouches. They are essential.

This is a Pudgy Kitty. This will be me in a week.