hot and cold

I am supposing that my body’s homeostatic temperature control is a bit out of whack. And it doesn’t help that we’ve had some crazy weather lately. Technically we’re still in winter. It’s the last few weeks of winter, but it’s winter all the same. Got up to about 28-29 degrees this other day. Then it was cold again. Now it’s quite warm again. I think we’re in for a pretty damn hot summer (assuming we don’t manage to escape from here, that is).

Probably a bit early to be talking about the summer considering we haven’t even entered spring yet. But omg.. summer is going to be killer. Ok, yeah, I’m done.

But, anyway, all this crazy temperature fluctuation is messing with my body – particularly on Friday. But I don’t know if that was just me because I went to the City and was going in and out of buildings so much. Well, that’s my theory about it, anyway. It helps if I stay in the one place and let my temperature normalise. (Or maybe it was just because it was cooler after sunset.)

As usual, I’m procrastinating by writing all this. Am supposed to be writing up the discussion part of my 2041 prac. I’ve done one question, but still have another to answer. But I don’t really understand it all, so I don’t really know what to write for it, and I’m sort of sick of reading about it, so I’m taking a quick-ish break.

Something I’d like to know is why on earth there is no “fluorescence spectroscopy for dummies” book? Actually, I don’t know if there isn’t because I haven’t actually looked for one yet, but I’d assume there wouldn’t be one because, honestly, who the heck would think that there’d be a market for such a book? Ok, fine, I just answered my own question about why such a book (presumably) doesn’t exist. But, seriously, we don’t get taught this sort of stuff in lectures, and then they expect us to write about it in our prac reports…!

And then chances are that fluorescence spectroscopy won’t even get tested in the final exam, so I’m going to all this effort to teach myself all this stuff just for a few marks on this one prac report. Well, ok, maybe it’ll come up again in future pracs or whatever, but for now I’m complaining about it because I don’t know that for sure. And also just because I can. And because what better way to procrastinate from doing a prac write-up than to go off and complain about it?

I suppose things have been otherwise uneventful. Well, not really, but I don’t suppose it’s of particular interest or benefit to my general readership to know. I actually haven’t done as much study/work/whatever as I probably should be doing. After doing the prac report, I have to prepare for my 2020 one on Monday, and maybe write up some case studies from placement. Still have to catch up on study, and will need to prepare for another 2041 prac this coming Thursday.

My work is never done. This coming from someone who studies in the holidays, too. Attempts to study, anyway.

Looking forward to holidays. They’re still quite a long way off, but we’ve already had four weeks of uni. I reckon that went pretty quick. Sure, at times (such as during particularly boring lectures) everything seemed to pass so slowly, but overall it’s been pretty quick. I remember there was this one lecture (forget what it was about, of course) that I was contemplating just staring at the clock and watching the seconds tick by. But then, surprisingly enough, staring at a ticking clock is actually more boring than listening to a lecture about who knows what.

Seriously, though, I’ve found most lectures so far this semester to be quite interesting. Like, I’ve actually stayed awake in them, and was only ever at any sort of risk of falling asleep in maybe one or two lectures (perhaps that is an under-estimation – I don’t know). Well, anyway, seems like I’m back into pro-study mode, which means it’s time to get back to work.

learning time~

Well… wasn’t that great? Three weeks of semester gone already. It took me three weeks of uni before I found enough time to get around to updating this thing again. The question, then, of course, is if a lot has been happening in these last three weeks of uni. The answer, I suppose, is yes. But I don’t really feel like writing a whole lot of stuff about what I’ve been doing because, really, do you want to know?

More like I can’t be bothered recalling everything right now … but whatever.

To be honest, I was actually going to update this last weekend, and I’d actually written the first few sentences of this entry last weekend, but I must’ve gotten distracted by something else, and then never finished it. So, originally this started with “Two weeks of semester gone already”. Now it’s three. I don’t think I was going to write anything in particular last week. Was just that I hadn’t updated in so long, so I figured I should.

You know what? I’d really like to write about placement. But then I think I’ve had enough of writing about placement, seeing as how we have to write up reflective logbook things about it every single week. It’s basically a blog in itself. We’re even meant to submit it as a blog. It’s a shame I can’t just publish it here, too, and save myself from having to write this up. Not that writing this up is such a pain or whatever. But it is time consuming, ok~

Besides, I can’t publish my reflection here, because I’m sure there’s some sort of university rule against that. If there isn’t, there probably should be. And besides, I don’t think you want to read about what I supposedly learnt from supposedly talking to customers about drugs. Well, ok, maybe you do, but most likely you don’t. It’s quite fun at placement, though. When I know what I’m doing, anyway. I’ve been telling people that if they need drugs, they should hold off until Monday afternoon, and come find me. It’s pretty quiet at my pharmacy most of the time I’m there.

I’ve lost my train of thought now. I was going to write something, but then I got distracted by writing about placement. I just had a random thought about day-dreaming, and how it reminds me of absence seizures. Thinking of absence seizures makes me think of how our biom lecturer says “absence” with this accent. Yeah, this isn’t going anywhere. It’s not even going in circles or whatever. If I let it keep going, it’d just go far off into the distance and I’d never get back to what I was thinking about before.

Oh, of course~ I was going to say how it’s such a shame that I don’t have more time to blog more stuff, considering that some people are going to be in such dire need for some good procrastination. And what better procrastination than reading an incredibly long blog? Well, actually, I could probably think of several other, much better ways of procrastinating, but that’s besides the point. And then, of course, it’d be better to just not procrastinate at all… But we’re only human, and we can’t help that we need a break or think that we need a break or think that work/study is unnecessary at this particular point in time.

Not that I condone procrastinating or whatever. Some loyal readers of my blog (if such people exist) will even remember that I made up categories of procrastination. If you’d like to (re)visit that entry, you can find it under my October 2008 archive. I wonder if procrastinating will become, like, a diagnose-able thing one day. Perhaps one day someone will invent drugs to stop people from procrastinating.

Oh great. That just made me think of that drug discovery stuff we learnt about how they find a biological basis for the disease and whatever. Fine, we’ll learn things while we procrastinate. Of course, we don’t have to learn more than that. And then that isn’t really even learning, anyway. Not that we don’t like to learn. Isn’t that why we’re all putting ourselves through university when we could just as easily go find some mindless job that doesn’t require much learning..?

Well.. that was fun. Writing all that up, that is. And the great thing is, even though I wrote all that, it doesn’t even begin to tell you about what I’ve been doing between my last blog entry and now. How much rambling can one person do? Imagine how much rambling many people could do.

Oh, damn. That just made me think of “pressured speech” which is basically like when you talk nervously or whatever and you just keep talking and can’t stop even though you’re not really talking about anything in particular. Pressured speech is a symptom of mania, which is a component of bipolar affective disorder. (And, yes, “affective” is meant to be spelt with an “a”.) There we go.. more learning..! Good work. Maybe now I’ll go do some actual study.

…lift you up and fly away with you into the night