I'm currently sitting in the Curtin business building, near the eastern stairwell... which I think is a cool name for a stairwell, and I figured I should post a quick update on what's going on with my life, because I've been too lazy to do it for a while.
I'm going to get this topic out of the way real fast, because I'm hating on it quite a bit right now (it's final project/exam season). I'm gonna break it down by my classes:
Even though the exam has kicked my ass 16 more ways than I thought was possible, I'm still loving on it. I love the idea that an antibody is just a magic bullet which can go after anything we want... I can't believe that I've been dealing with this topic since high school and haven't appreciated it's awesomeness before.
That being said, I'm currently working on a Journal Article for Salivary IgA and stress levels. None of the data is correlating, in fact, it's the worst correlation I've ever seen in my life... but I've still got to write about it. This is probably the closest project I've done to a thesis in my undergraduate career... and I've left it to the last week... Thanks procrastination.
It's beautiful and it's horrible. This week we did gallbladders and liver failure, so it wasn't bad at all... however the past 3 weeks have been spent studying pap smears... I literally carry around slides of pap smears in my backpack with me... I have a new hatred for vaginas and diagnostic cytology. I respect the people who do that, but I don't want to sit in front of a microscope all day... Couldn't imagine that.
We've got a group project coming up (in a week) and we've just picked the topic today, even though we've known about it for months. It's not going to be too difficult I imagine though. I dislike working in groups though... I'm nearly 21 years old, I think that I know how to function as a member of society by now... besides, the only thing these projects teach you is to trust no one.
I've got an essay that I'm procrastinating starting (which is going to be a nightmare) and we have our theatre performance piece (which basically involves me dressing up as a doctor, and talking to people with "scary" words like gel electrophoresis, perilobular, and immunofixation. We'll see how this goes.
All in all, class is pretty stressful right now, and then after that, there are exams... But it should be over soon.
There is an unnecessary amount of drama in my life right now, and I kind of feel like I'm back at high school, but that's alright, because it's all a part of life, and it's something that everyone has to work through now and again. I've been hanging out with more international students more often recently, instead of the Aussies that I usually hang out with, but I'm not neglecting anyone... more friends are good, right?
We're planning a trip to the aquarium soon, where we do an underwater walk thing, which is going to be awesome. We've also been going into the city and having tourist moments (taking pictures of ridiculous moving clock towers).
Just bought a one way ticket to Indonesia, and a one way ticket to Thailand; nuff said... I'll update y'all later in another blog, because my psych class is starting.