Come For Dinner, Stay For 3 Nights

You guessed it…I stayed at my parents’ house again last night! We watched the movie Safe Haven and I loved it! I thought it was going to be cheesy and predictable, but it actually had some great twists and the acting wasn’t cliche at all. Score.

SAFE HAVENWhy can’t I look good in short hair?? Why??

Alice was extra snuggly this morning which was fine by me! I sat on the couch and she laid down in my lap and hung out with me for quite a while! She followed me all around the house and was just extra interested in everything I was doing. She’s so funny.

IMG_3492In the past few days, I’ve re-taken all of my chemistry tests and done over 100 practice problems to prepare for the final. That’s more than 200 problems! Let’s hope I can remember everything I re-learned for my test tomorrow. I’m feeling prepared which is half the battle sometimes.

IMG_3497My test is tomorrow at 9am and then I’m free! Yay! Tonight I plan to watch an episode of Breaking Bad, read for a while, and go to bed early. I need to be rested up!

Food

PicMonkey CollageBreakfast: Go Lean Crunch. Lunch: Scrambled eggs and peppers on an English Muffin and some pineapple. Snacks: orange and an apple. Dinner: Tuna salad on a bagel thin, carrots and hummus, and broccoli.

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Thanks, Internet

I woke up early this morning excited about my workout since I downloaded Netflix last night and would have unlimited options of what to watch while I worked it out! I chose to start with Breaking Bad since so many people have told me how incredible it is.

imagesThey were so right. Holy guacamole. I’m already looking forward to my bike workout tomorrow so that I can watch another episode! AHH! This show sure makes me want to get into hard drugs. NOT.

After I showered off, I met some friends at Einstein Bros Bagels for coffee and more studying.

Einstein Bros Bagel CoffeeEvery time I go there I wish I hadn’t eaten beforehand because the bagels smell so delicious!! Maybe this weekend I’ll treat myself to breakfast out as a reward for tons and tons of studying.

I went to class and then came home to study more before my Chemistry test this evening. My study session turned into a 2 hour nap since I’m still feeling pretty crappy today. My stomach hurts incredibly badly. I woke up feeling slightly better and ventured to my test to make sure I got there super early.

IMG_3343As I was sitting there getting all my stuff out for the test, a fellow student asked me if I understood a certain homework problem. I sure did and I whipped out my iPad to find that homework problem and wow him with my stellar brain skills.

And what website popped open when I clicked on the Safari tab?

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 8.55.46 PMIt’s pretty hard to come back from that.

tumblr_mjbjx3nmpt1rv8jpzo1_250So thanks for humbling me, internet, when I’m finally about to look cool in life. And thanks body, for being stupid and randomly trying to kill me during finals week. The cosmos are awesome.

Food and Exercise

PicMonkey CollageBreakfast: wrap with scrambled eggs, hummus, and veggies. Lunch: peanut butter and banana sandwich, carrots and hummus. Snack: half cup each of yogurt, strawberries, and raisin bran. Dinner: Pasta with marinara, caramelized onions, peppers and a side salad.

Has anything embarrassing ever opened in front of someone when you clicked on the internet?? 

I’ve Gotten Off the Greek Yogurt Train

Good morning and happy Monday! I am so excited for this week. It’s going to be a good one. Yesterday was extremely productive for me, I met my dad for lunch at the Clay Pit at noon and then we headed to Mozart’s on the lake so I could study and he could read.

imagesHe ended up leaving around 3 and I stayed until close to 10pm. I studied a ton of Biology and Latin American history and got a lot of Chem homework done as well. Then I came home and washed my sheets, packed my lunch and put together my breakfast, watched some of the Oscars, and went to bed. All I got out of the Oscars was that I love Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Obama, but then I already knew that.

michelle-obama-oscar-photoAnyway, back to breakfast. I made more overnight oats and I’ve decided that one of the reasons I love them so much is I didn’t use greek yogurt. That’s the only kind of yogurt I’ve eaten for a while and it always sounded king of gross, but a few weeks ago I bought a carton of Horizon organic vanilla yogurt. Just yogurt. And it is so good! It’s much lighter and easier to eat than greek yogurt. I’m going back to my old ways.

Workout

Yesterday was an off day for me, but I want to share a move with ya’ll that I recently started doing and I love. It really targets your upper back and I love the look of a lean, toned backside. Here’s what to do!

1. In a squatting position, hold two weights in front of your body at a 90 degree angle.

2. Open your hands like you are playing an accordion and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

What’s a food you stopped eating for a while and then discovered you liked? Also, what’s a good vegetable to snack on? 

Slow, painful death by testing

Remember those math and chemistry placement exams I told you about yesterday? The ones I was supposed to have known about months ago that my lovely advisor enlightened me about the day before they were due? Well, yesterday they about killed me.

I woke up early to register (got all my classes, wee!) but in order to stay in those classes I had to get an 80% on the math test and an 85% on the chem test. Little ol’ me started early  thinking I’d knock them out before noon and get on with my life, but I was so wrong. So very wrong in every way possible. First of all, these tests were freaking hard. Like very specific questions about everything I ever learned in calc last year.

tumblr_mf5pqmmAJl1r7x4z9Having had no time to prepare, the test took me two hours to struggle through to get a measly 70%. So then you have to do these learning modules and go back in and re answer the questions in order to slowly crawl your way up to an 80%.

These learning modules are the worst thing in the world. They are so picky about the answer you type in, if you forget the decimal point at the end, wrong. If you don’t have the right number of decimal points, wrong. And you can’t just go back and fix it. You could have gotten the whole problem right and just forgotten the 18th decimal place and they just mark it wrong and make you move on to a brand new problem.

tumblr_mce2u16WUi1qgfmsko1_500It’s pretty much the most frustrating thing IN THE WORLD. Tears were shed, but I didn’t have time to stop so I just kept drilling calc into my brain.

After five hours of torture, when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, came the chem exam. I didn’t focus heavily on chemistry in high school so all I have under my belt is a general chem course from almost two years ago. I essentially had to relearn that entire year over a period of 7 straight hours. More tears were shed in frustration and they fell onto my keyboard as I typed away.

tumblr_me2axwXD7r1r7ksqyo1_500Amen to that. All in all it was a 12 solid hours of math and chemistry yesterday and I finished 20 minutes before the deadline. I am not exaggerating. There was no face booking, twittering, or even food breaks. I just sat there and had two years worth of very difficult courses shoved into my brain in an extremely painstaking and frustrating process. I barely survived.

1993_10200409790190398_1164205012_nSo if you’re heading out to college, I would suggest calling someone and finding out if these exams are something that you’ll have to tackle and get started early. I didn’t even know to ask, so thanks advisor. You’re a real pal.

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Today I am going to do anything and everything I can think of that are as non-related to math and chemistry as they come. Like maybe just lay in bed.