Sunday, July 31, 2011

The countdown begins

Two weeks and counting until summer school is over! wooohooooo!

Can't wait.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A day in the life...

Proud to say I was the last person to leave the lab today.  Too bad I don't get overtime because I'd be making BANK.  I definitely underestimated how long it would take me to weigh 180 mice.  I was thinking "yea, I mean that's a lot, probably at least 2 hours."  4.5 hours later I decided I had no idea what I was talking about.  Hopefully all the hard work will pay off.  Until then, I'll keep muddling through.

Plowing through my to-do list!  Can't wait to go home this weekend.  I miss Annapolis and my besties, not to mention my family.

Bringin' Sexy Back:

The hair net is a special fashion statement if I do say so myself.

Got a little dirty.  Best part of working in an awesome lab?  They provide you scrubs and wash them for you so you have clean ones every time you go in :)

"wishin' I was knee deep in the water somewhere"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Busy Day!

Pooped.  Yup, that pretty much describes it.

Physics lecture then research all afternoon.  Today I worked on RNA extraction from some cells.  Took me awhile but I'm proud to say I didn't mess it up!  You would think that having a set protocol to follow would be dummy proof.  But I'm a pro at messing up mind numbing-ly simple things.

Off to dooo
- 3 Human Sexuality Exams
- 1 Human Sexuality Paper
- 20 online Master Physics Problems
- 10 written book work physics problems
- and comment on the online Human Sexuality forum on scholar

Yea.  This summer blows.

August 12th can't come soon enough!

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  ~Newt Gingrich

^ Yup.

My motivation: happens to have 4 paws and fur -
what-a-bum <3

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I seriously have the most amazing ability to waste the entire evening without even noticing it until it's almost 10pm.  It's a gift.  Motivation = 0, Procrastination=1

... better luck next time.

"If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it." ~Olin Miller

^ couldn't of said it better myself


Welp, finally took my GRE on Saturday.  Ian was wonderful and took me running beforehand and made me breakfast.  He's pretty much the best.  But what a stressful experience.  Makes the SAT look tame.  They take a metal detector wand (like the ones you see in COPs) and practically pat you down before you go into the testing room.  I felt like I was getting arrested rather then going to take a standardized test!  I ended up doing so-so.  My verbal score was pretty high but unfortunately my math score was a lot lower then I hoped it would be.  Oh well, it happens,  I'll just have to kick butt on it if I need to take it again in the spring.  On a brighter note I did well enough that I should be able to get into VT grad school no problem! Woohoooo.  At least my plan B is looking a little safer now.

I'm far from giving up on applying to Vet School this year though.  I'm planning on asking my LORs writers this week (wish me luck!) and hopefully trying to get those in before school starts.  One less thing on the to-do list.

I started my Ovarian Cancer research position last week.  So far so good.  Its been a lot of fun and I'm learning a ton.  I really enjoy the other people in the lab, they're all extremely friendly.  If everything works out I'm hoping to get to continue with this research for my Master's degree *fingers crossed*.  One of my jobs is to literally shove mice in tubes and get their BMIs.  Needless to say they're not fans of the whole process.

Hopefully this next week will get a little less stressful.  I'm looking forward to going home for the weekend for Stephanie Kreiner's Wedding!!!  Not to mention I get to see three of my favorites Melissa Kreiner, Rom Mascetti, and Ian Newell :)  Let the fun begin.

Never Give Up On Your Dreams.

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, July 4, 2011

Starting the Vet School Application Process

Whoa.  So crazy that this is getting real!  I opened my VMCAS application last month but starting seriously looking at it and doing research today.

I've never wanted something so badly.  I am going to vet school, no matter how long it takes me.

I'm working to pull up my GPA and I'm planning on kicking butt on my GRE's in a few weeks.  It's gonna be a crazy ride.

I also just stumbled upon an awesome temporary plan B backup plan!  Since I have enough credits to graduate in the spring, I'm thinking about doing a duel degree option where I'd take my senior year of undergrad and work on a masters degree.  Hellooo masters :)
page 9 *** duel degree option, oh yeaaa graduate in 4 years with a masters degree

But I'm hoping to get in this year, which would save me from having to worry about this all together.  *Fingers crossed*  Bring it on Summer Session II!

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans” - James Herriot