Filed under: Personal, University with tags: annoyances, biochemistry, biology, cheerful antics, midterms, mishaps, musings, stress, stupidity
So after I moved ImaginarySunshine.com from its original domain registrar to the current one, everything’s been hunky dory. I like having all my domains in one place (makes it easier when I’m renewing or just dealing with domain things in general). However, the former registrar (which is a really popular registrar and everything – a lot of people use it, a lot of people love it, the reasons that I moved off of it because it wasn’t suiting my needs anymore, which is a perfectly valid reason for moving) keeps on sending me emails because I never closed my account with them (I no longer have any domain names registered there). The subject titles include things like:
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And I get that all they’re doing is trying to drum up business with me, I get it. But really… I’ve set my email to filter out their emails now to go into my spam folder. Ugh. It’s annoying enough when I occasionally get email notifications from Facebook or Twitter (although, I don’t mind the Twitter ones too much, unless it’s random direct messaged spam <- another Twitter peeve!)
Anyways… Yesterday was pretty damn awesome. I got my comparative invertebrate zoology midterms back (yes, plural). While I didn’t do completely stellar on my lecture midterm, I did well enough to not fail, which is awesome. That was one of the three midterms that I had in less than a 24 hour period, so I was rather antsy about pretty much failing all three of them (which, I must say, I managed to avoid complete and utter failure in three courses). I did decent on the lab midterm, which was good to know. I got to talk to my TA about some of the questions (especially regarding the ones that I got wrong!) and figured out what I was doing wrong on the lab midterm, so that’s good.
Plus, guess who successfully extracted out all 5 hearts from a earthworm yesterday? So much fun. It was kind of exhilarating, mostly because I had to do it all through a dissection microscope and I’m not used to trying to maneuver tweezers, probes and scalpel blades while looking through any sort of scope, but it worked out well and I managed not to rupture anything. </biogeekery>
Today went relatively well… I learned about how seaslugs respire, I learned about calculating approximate areas under a graph (yet another method…) and I also learned what happens when you light fern spores on fire (huge fireball). I got to look at my biochemistry midterm and I also spoke to my prof about it. That was a test that I did not do my best on. She spoke to me about it, I mentioned feeling overwhelmed during that week (4 midterms in one week with 3 being in an under 24 hour period, that midterm being one of those 3) and also I interpreted one of the questions incorrectly. I thought it was asking for one thing, which is what the wording led me to believe, but it was asking for something else entirely, which was a complete letdown because I thought I got that question, you know? I thought I fully understood it and even drafted out the way I was going to write out my answer on the back of the page and put a lot of thought and effort into it. I was completely disappointed in myself for that midterm because while I did try my best, it just wasn’t enough to pull off a better grade.
I’m looking forward to this week being done though. Too many up and down moments over the last few days and I’m just feeling mentally exhausted. I feel like that I shouldn’t be, because I haven’t been doing anything strenuous, but I’m also putting myself under a lot of stress, what with schoolwork and test scores and helping out around the house. I really feel like I should be more “on top” of everything right now, but I’m just not feeling it… And it bugs the crap out of me because I know I can do this, I know I can. It’s just… too much, all at once.