never not scowling at my biochem notes. final at 10am. it is nearing 3am. what is my life.
the winter of our discontent. proteins. nucleic acids. carbohydrates. fuck.
i wear the most boring things ever. no regrets. RL, RRL denim, JCrew flats.
green riding pants, chambray, flats. black leather patches and navy shoes? matching is overrated, kids.
in other news, i have exams in biochem, calculus, QCA. speeches due, papers due, two prelabs due, three post-labs due, and… you know, hundreds of pages of reading. woo!!
i’m not sure what it says about my life if calculus is the only thing that makes sense these days.
today was crazy stressful… four classes in a row, lots of running around, no time for lunch. i have a stack of books and papers to read. i got through most of my reading for biochem, but analytical mostly bored me to tears.
i gave up trying to read for a-chem after spending more time creeping on the cute guy who works at the coffee shop. oops.
my poster is due in a couple of days, i have a million assignments, piles of research, and prelabs on prelabs on prelabs. but fuck it, at least i had a good hair day? yes.
…orrrrr do I wear this? it’s a lecture day, so I (for once) don’t have any labs, yay
so, should I wear this tomorrow? first day of class nerves… biochemistry!
shirt: Ralph Lauren, pants: Gap, flats: JCrew
oh, second pair of shoes are Zalo, with embroidered elephants, yay
tiny zippers. necessary.
no lies, this is a couple of weeks old… from a weekend meeting at Macalester. sometimes i wear real clothes, y’all. woo. i think this was after three flights (starting at 7 am)
this presentation is such a fucking bummer, but i almost (almost!) don’t care because i’m wearing yellow pants today. whatever, right? yes. fuck it. also, i might’ve found my dream apartment!
aqueous extraction was a shit show, man
woo, it’s thursday night in a college town!! i like to party, you guys. this is totally what i do for fun. besides eat pizza lunchables.
ugh, back in the lab at 8:30? totally cool. had to wait four hours for my fu catalyst to activate. i’m tired and cold and wearing this shirt bums me right the fuck out. i’m too sentimental. also, mostly an idiot.
i’m the only one here and i can’t turn on the argon. where are all the super buff chemists? ha. ha. just kidding, forever alone
oh hey, it’s my lab! no one uses that board behind me, so i think that bromo-triflate has been on there for weeks. because why clean something unless you need it, right? does anyone else do that? i only wash pressure tubes right before i put something in them, lol. lazy forever.
anyway, my meeting with the department chair was okay! i know i said this was a summer research fellowship, but i’m going to stay for the fall! that is sort of terrifying. also, he said this to me: “spring semester is going to be horrific for you.” so, uh, that was comforting. haha. but he did also say that anyone who gets an A in both semesters of organic chemistry will be fine in any upper-division courses. downside, my schedule is only upper division science classes. wooo.
if you think i look grumpy now, just wait til biochem… :(