I am so screwed.
I may have said that before, but I REALLY REALLY mean it this time!
The funny thing about me being in the middle of the mess this time is that I didn’t realize what a mess I was in until a few seconds ago. Mleh it’s been a long week.
This is another blog post for me to remind myself that it’s always a good idea to check when midterms are coming up and prepare for them in advance. Or maybe it’s for the future me to look back and be like “Hah. That was nothing. Look how stupid I was being just now!”
-Midterm in Asian American Studies and Chemistry Prelab due tomorrow: totally not ready to write six pages of historical stuff in fifty minutes and I think my pre-lab’s all wrong
-Midterm in Public Health on Monday: those sample questions are freakin hard o_____o!!!!!
-Formal Lab Report in Chemistry Lab due Friday
-Midterm in Sociology week after next: dunno what day. This is why I should be a little more prepared…
-I think midterm in Chemistry the same week as Sociology. Totally not sure.
-I have a feeling that there’s another really really important thing I’m missing right now. I hate this feeling! D:
But despite how I spent the past couple of paragraphs complaining, I’m still pretty glad that I’m here and get to experience real hard-core screwed-ness. Because if I’ve been spoon fed good grades and adequate sleep my whole life, I don’t think I’m really living it. It’s these hard times that make you really appreciate that moment of rest you get every now and then, your little paperback planner that you keep in your backpack all the time, and, most importantly, the people that were with you when you were going through another hard time.
This week was really crazy, and it’s not even over yet. It’s still only Thursday after all xO! And while I might not remember the stuff I was tested on during the midterms or even how to write a decent sentence after this week is officially over, I know that I will remember the people that stuck with me. And I’ll keep in mind that I should return them with equal or greater love <3 So thanks, everybody.
Happy Midterm Season, and let’s keep going strong! We can do this, everyone!!!
They’re so annoying and pointless. Instead of sleeping throughout the day when a human is supposed to be awake and kicking, how about putting those hours into getting a good night’s sleep? The next day will feel and be better, and it just makes sense.
I hate long naps, but I’m such a hypocrite for saying that since I take them all the time.
Sleeping actually takes a lot of discipline. Part of being healthy is sleeping around the same time for a good enough amount of hours, otherwise you’ll never be able to perform as well as you want to. Your body and mind needs some rest after a long day of working on human civilization stuff, kind of like how people take study breaks between cramming for a midterm. So sleep!!
Yeah, I wrote this more to lecture myself than to rant because I really need to snap out of this.
This is a completely, totally random occurrence, and I have no rational explanation for myself. I’m not even a classical music junkie. I listen to auto-tuned crap with actual voices and over-exaggerated bass in them. I don’t even know what made me want to look up Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro on youtube, but whatever made me did that has sent me in a classical music spiral since like several hours ago.
All I can say after a while is that Mozart is a freakin genius. None of our contemporary artists have anything on him. The music he composed has so much feeling in it, it just absorbs you into it. I can’t even describe it for myself, and you probably can’t do it adequately either. I mean, just listen to the last piece he wrote: Requiem Mass in D minor. Doesn’t it just send chills down your back? As if this is the last breath you’re going to take in this world?
If you listened to it, it probably wouldn’t surprise you when I say that Mozart wrote that in his deathbed. Yeah, that’s right. He wrote that when he was dying. I can’t even think of anyone who can play music of that sort when they’re the most alive in their life, let alone compose something of that power.
Mozart was centuries beyond his time. Perhaps he is even timeless. Now that is real art.
Back to chemistry lab.
Why do all of these names of scientific laws and theories and such have to be so complicated?
I don’t blame the guys for having some confusing names, but… come on ><”!
van der Waals radius/interactions
Born-Haber Cycle (TWO names!)
aufbau principle (aufbau isn’t the name of anyone; it’s German for “building up”. But still, wouldn’t it be easier for students learning chemistry in English to just refer to this as the “building up principle”?)
Pauli exclusion principle
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
de Broglie wavelength
I don’t have a problem with memorizing names and knowing what each concept stands for, but it gets a little confusing for me sometimes when I’m trying to keep track of who discovered what. Oh well. I guess if you really did figure out something THAT complicated, you deserve to have your name printed in chemistry textbooks all over the world!
How come all the chemistry principles are named after German scientists? Is chemistry a German thing? O.o?
When I deserve something super cool, I’m gonna keep the name of it as simple as it is cool and as simple as my name. I’ll be like “just call it chen.” No need for capitalization, “principle” or “law” following it, or whatever. Yep.
Back to work!