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  1. I am.... checks pulse... not dead! Just been too busy to post on the forums as much as I want. Sendin emails 'n talkin to professors and doin all this other stuff that stresses me out, along with two quizzes and an exam, oh boy! I emailed the main contact for the internship and one of my questions was about the type of work the interns will be doing. It sounds SO COOL. One of the things he said was along the lines of "your involvement in the microbiology portion of our project will depend on your personal interest in the area" and I'm just like pshhh, I'm so there! There is no resume portion, but I do have a question about writing the cover letter! Maybe you guys have some suggestions. The position calls for students in their second or third year, and while I am in my second year, I've only been part time so far so I can work. Plus, I've only taken a few classes directly related to the field since I've only just decided to go down this path. Should I mention this so they know what's going on when they see my transcript? I'm more than willing to read up on related materials so I'd be prepared for the summer -- I definitely want to be on a similar page as everybody else. I know they'll have plenty of applicants who have been on a biology path from the get-go! Anyway, how about a challenge update! Like I said, busy last few days, but I haven't skipped out on my gym sessions so I am stoked about that! I did opt to go to engineering club instead of the animal shelter (don't worry, I have cat pictures saved up for this very emergency, I'll post them when I'm at home ), but this turned out to be a good thing -- a college rep helped me discover their biotechnology degree! AND these classes are taken on their other campus that is, no joke, on the drive home from my community college. I wouldn't have to move if I did this option. Looks like I have more emails to send.... My gardening goal is going well, last week I made a half-finished writeup of what I want to plant! It's February and I really need to get these seeds started. Where my poi goals are concerned, I'm not practicing nearly as much as I want to. I've been working on the windmills without much progress. Almost all my effort has gone into the studying goal, I aimed for ten minutes a day but am blowing that out of the water! Even more if you count internship stuff. I think my next challenge might just be pure get-your-shit-together goals. Things like "what are you doing, read the textbook BEFORE class", "hey you promised you would participate more so speak up", and "go the fuck to sleep". Not really fitness related, but I need to get this stuff in the bag. Anyway, off to ask if the student center has any tips on cover letters! Talk to 'yall later~
  2. 'Doh, wish I'd read this first! Oh well, they are done and sent! I feel like I may have been overly enthusiastic with the first one, but that was sent to the super enthusiastic professor so I should quit worrying! THANK YOU for the reminder about printing the position info, it's printing now as I type! Breathe, breathe! I made myself a salad to munch on, got a glass of water. Gonna go get my gym bag 'n crap all ready so I can fly out the door tomorrow, then spend whatever remaining time I have on math stuff before critical sleep-crankiness sets in. All I wanna do is browse NF for a bit longer, but there's no time for procrastination right now!
  3. Phew! Thank you thank you thank you guys for your input! Flea, I love you so much for typing a sample email for me to wrap my noggin around. I found both of the professors' offices, but I'm not sure when their office hours are... Right now I'm planning on dropping by tomorrow and asking in person, but I'm not sure if they'll be there? I'm there almost all day for sporadic classes/clubs, so I'm sure I'll catch them at some point, but I think I might email them and just ask what their office hours are... but I'm hesitant to add that extra layer of "bothering them" by setting up an official meeting. Man, I wish I knew about this earlier. I feel bad for only being able to give them like a week and a half when I know they must be busy and each day I delay a meeting gives them less time to write.. Oh, just found the syllabus from each class! Turns out both their office hours are by appointment only. Guess that decision was made for me! Ahh but I forgot if one of the professors has a doctorate or not, crap, I hope she's not disappointed if I call her Mrs... Wait, but I swear I remember her telling be what it was like in a PhD program. Screw it, I'll call her Dr, if I'm wrong it's still a compliment, right? Screw it, quit obsessing about it, email them and ask office hours, it's not as big a deal as I'm making it out to be. Graaaaagh Aaah it's late and I finished my chem homework but I still have math but I need to email them first and I'm hungry and I need to fill up my water bottle and tomorrow's gym day I need to get my gym bag packed and I'm so far behind on my challenge because week one's already over omg I forgot to make that gif should I skip my volunteer shift and go straight to the gym so I don't have to deal with power rack guy during the work rush? Omg I still don't know how to name polyatomic ions yet and I need to print off a new periodic table. Brb off to to sort out my life for the next few days.
  4. I can feel panic mode coming on: I want to submit applications for two summer internships, but I have to ask for letters of recommendation. I have less than any idea of what I'm doing. I can ask my boss at work, but the internship I'm really interested in asks for two academic references. I'm sure one professor from last semester will be happy to help, but since I only go to school part time, I'm not sure I know anyone else to ask. Is it weird to ask a professor from spring last year? Or even one from this year, when we've only had like two weeks? How do I even frame the question?? "Oh heyyy, I haven't talked to you in ages, can you write a paper on me it's due in like a week lol". I have no reason to be stressing this much, I was planning on taking Calculus over the summer, anyway! But naturally my brain jumped onto the idea of "if you don't get an internship during this summer in particular, nobody will hire you and you will work in retail for liiiiiiife." Blaaah. Anywhoo, hopefully I'll actually get around to making that gif tonight! Stay tuned.
  5. Oh gheez... that's awful. No matter how small the dog is, they really need room to run around! Thank god it isn't summer right now, but he can't be comfortable out in the cold Thank you for keeping your eyes open and noticing an animal in need!
  6. I am seriously considering switching things up and going in the morning! It would be great because on rest days I could use that time to study. Buuut I'd have to use the gym showers and I'm really weird about gym showers for some reason. Still want to try it out, though. The glorious alfredo of yore was from a restaurant called Zio's, so it was definitely on a different level from Pizza Hut. And you just made me look up alfredo recipes and now I have the most AMAZING contribution to the Assassin mini...! Oh man I am so far behind. I'll post it someday, I promise!!
  7. What? Like, the dog lives in the car? I mean, it's better than in the yard without a heated shelter, but still....
  8. Is Supernatural on Netflix? I've never seen it, but everyone seems to recommend it, and who knows when I might need another time-wasting hobby in my life.
  9. Oooooh black kittens are so exciting!! You don't know which color their eyes will turn, so who knows if she'll grow up to be a witch cat or a Toothless cat~
  10. Are you saying you got a kitten and didn't post pictures? What's wrong with you, man??
  11. O__o Are you talking about that whole x^2 + 4x - 6 thing? If so, I struggled so hard for the exact same reasons! I always felt pretty good about math until I hit this section where I was tediously guessing the whole time...
  12. Hang on, I have a gardening goal! Check back with me in a couple months.
  13. Bahaha, that's why I'm excited for the Assassin minis! it gives me the chance to get better at bodyweight stuff. Maybe someday I can do goofy poses instead of squabbling over the squat rack. Studying went great today! I had two assignments due online tonight at 11:55pm. Finished them before my chem lab at 2:00! That's not even past 11:30pm! How crazy is that? Before I went home I got my math assignment all set up and started working out a couple problems. There's not even a quiz tomorrow! I want to really focus on working ahead, I'm always so used to doing things last-minute. Now that I have a foggy idea of what I might want to major in, I know that procrastination -- even if I still get good grades -- won't help me actually understand the material. Oh man though, lunch today. I was freezing, wanted something hot to eat, and the only healthy thing I could find was steamed carrots. Of all the vegetables they could have had... they picked one that I find completely unpalatable. Looking around at other options, I decided to have a cheat day because there was chicken alfredo pasta and that's my favorite thing that I haven't eaten in years. About two bites in, I felt so dejected. It didn't taste anything like the glorious alfredo from days of yore. Either A.) my memory is an optimist, or B.) I just bought pre-made pasta from the Pizza Hut in a college food court and I really need to lower my standards. I recorded a Sith-y gif last night for the minichallenge! It'll be up today or tomorrow~
  14. I really, really didn't want to go to the gym yesterday because I was tired and the parking lot was packed and I just wanted to go home for the night. Buuut, I skipped on Monday for the same reason and wasn't going to let myself do that twice in a row. I decided to just go in and get it done quickly. So I go in, the squat and power racks are both full, nbd I'll just do bench first. Oook still full, guess I'll do rows. Oh, someone new jumped in the squat rack, alright let's get my assisted pull-up AMRAPs for the mini done. Alllrighty then, still full, let's just mess around with dips while I wait... and curls... and more pull-ups... and curls again... then dips... SERIOUSLY WHAT IS POWER RACK GUY'S PROBLEM. He's deadlifting five plates which is nice and all, but he's sitting and texting for five or ten minutes in between sets. Plus he had exactly three different gym bros come up and small talk. When he started an in-depth lecture and demonstration on how to properly flex your lats, I wanted to cry. And of course, everybody else was pining for the remaining squat rack and jumping in the moment it was free. At one point I looked at the rack of fixed weights and was like, hmm, the 90lb bar is on top, I could remove the lower ones and use it as a squat rack.... I finally managed to nab the actual squat rack, and by the time I left, POWER RACK GUY WAS STILL THERE AAAAAGH. My 45-minute workout was extended to just under two hours. I didn't even want to go to the gym in the first place. Yes, I am still salty. But at least my form was great and I upped my squat to 105! Alright, rant over. Back to homework!
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