Archive for August, 2007

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Friday, August 31st, 2007

Sometimes it’s hard to write how I’m feeling, when I’m not entirely sure how I’m feeling. Fine, I guess. At peace in some ways. Very nervous in others. Wrote an exam today and didn’t do all that badly - answered a few questions the wrong way, but the important part is what I knew, especially […]

BK Kids’ menu

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

It’s so funny. Now that I’ve made it a habit to get a BK Kids’ menu chicken nuggets (with fries and a root beer) every study group night, I’m actually excited for Thursday afternoons to come around so that I can have my BK Kids’ meal. Gonna go down soon to get one again! :)

Ups and downs

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

With all these applications and studying, I seem to have my Up Days and my Down Days. Today, definitely down day.

Pain in the @#%*&$!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

One application sent, four (or five) to go. This is only the *beginning* of my research career, and it’s already a serious pain in the rear end. ARGH.

Day off, working

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Considering that I chose to work all the long weekends this summer (in order to accumulate points so I can get more time free before my exam), it’s so strange to actually have a long weekend. For one, it was an unbelievably productive one, so much so that I’ve had to think up more things […]

Thinking too much, feeling too much

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Seriously. It’s one thing to be studying for the biggest exam of my life. It’s another thing to be meanwhile studying for a small exam this week. Another thing to be thinking about the grant application due next week. Yet another thing to think about the other FIVE due in the next few months. Another […]

Healthy Anxiety

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

A little bit of nerves is a good thing. I started to freak out a little last evening about all the things I had to do, started to feel a little overwhelmed, and as a result I thnk had the most productive Friday evening I’ve had in YEARS. I think I did everything I had […]

Taking a day off

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

I’ve decided that next Monday, I’m going to take off. I’ve got a floating stat day to take anyway, since I worked this Civic Holiday. With the exam next week and the first grant application due next week, a long weekend will be helpful. Maybe I’ll even go to the gym on Saturday again.
I wish […]

Sleeplessness becomes me?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Well, after explaining to everyone how no men in Toronto “check out” women on the street, I prove myself wrong. There was a bunch of soccer jocks on the subway this afternoon on my way home from work…
Add that to some comments by male coworkers, and some interesting looks…
Maybe this sleep-deprivation is doing SOMETHING right, […]

Sleep debt

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

It’s so hard to recover from a bad weekend on-call. Especially when there are so many things that need to be done during the weekday. For some stupid reason, my brain recently has not understood the concept of sleeping more than 7 hours in a stretch, which has not helped in my ability to catch […]

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