Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kittehs make everything better

What I should be doing: Drawing Punnett Squares for my genetics midterm, learning how batteries work and how planes stay up, and choosing a research topic for my English essay.

What I feel like doing: Stress crying and eating a ton of chocolate. And maybe throwing some heavy objects around.

What I’m actually doing: watching kittehs run around on Procatinator. It’s this website that mixes cat videos with really weird music. I’ve been on here for a solid 20 minutes, and so far my favourite one involves a cat on a trampoline and Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina”. It’s good to know I have my priorities straight.

The Real World: Vancouver

Picture it: the beginning of reading break. Everyone is looking forward to going home for a week of relaxation, partying and family time (oh, and maybe throw some studying in there somewhere). But not me. I watched as my friends packed their suitcases, made “home for reading break!” Facebook and Twitter updates, and set off to catch their planes, busses and ferries. One by one, the windows in KU started to darken, and the hallways slowly emptied as everyone left campus. T’was a sad time to be alone in residence. But, thankfully, as of last Saturday I had someone to keep me company. One of my absolute favourite people in the world, my friend Gabby, came all the way from the distant land of Brampton (which, unless you’re from the GTA, you have probably never heard of before) to come sleep on my floor in Vancouver. She even made her own Twitter hashtag, “#BCadventure”, that we dedicated to her visit. No joke. Search it.

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Guess who’s back?

I know, I know. I’m the worst blogger ever. My life has been consumed by integrals, reaction kinetics, ecosystems, and basically every other sciencey-sounding thing you can think of over these past couple weeks. If any of you are thinking about taking six courses next year: don’t do it. Unless you’re some sort of superhuman who only needs three hours of sleep per night.

Anyways, for the two people who still read my blog after my hiatus (again, sorry guys), here’s a quick life update:

  1. I am officially homeless as of September 2012. The UBC Housing lottery results came out over the weekend, and I was obviously not a winner. 647th on the wait list, but I’m still pretty optimistic. I know other people who have it way worse; I have one friend who’s around the 3100 mark. Yikes. Side note: every time I hear someone say “the lottery”, I’m reminded of this creepy short story we read in high school about people getting stoned to death, which has given the last few days kind of a creepy vibe.
  2. KU Week was awesome. In second term, every house in Vanier gets their own “week” where they plan events, decorate the dining hall, and show off their house spirit. This past week was KU week, so we turned the dining hall into a jungle and planned a bunch of events. Aside from our capture the flag game getting postponed due to rain (welcome to Vancouver!), I’d say it was a great success. Go tigers!
  3. “May the odds be ever in your favour.” I borrowed The Hunger Games from a friend back in January, and thanks to my crazy schedule I never had the time to read it. But since my first round of midterms ended last Tuesday, I decided to give it a try… and I’m officially obsessed. I stayed up until 3 am reading it on Wednesday night, which turned out to be a terrible decision since it caused me to miss my 9 am physics lecture the next day. Whoops. Well, at least I was reading, right?

That’s about all I can come up with right now. For those of you who still have midterms to write (like my engineering friends who have two physics exams in a row), you can do it! When all else fails, just remember that reading week is only four days away.