Things I'm up to in numbered list format
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
1.) I think I bombed my genetics test because I haven't been studying enough, and how I have been studying is not conducive to genetics. Not enough detail, not enough computation practice. I started fresh this evening after we fed the buffalo (fiance is farm-sitting for a friend this week), and I feel better about the upcoming exams. If I did as badly as I think I did I can pull a B if I really crack down.
2.) The chickens we are chicken-sitting escaped yesterday. Huge fiasco... tears and yelling and clucking... I couldn't get these chickens back in their enclosure for anything! Normally they mob whomever is holding the bucket of chicken food, but they squeezed out the door and immediately had their heads in the grass, chomping on bugs. "Layer crumble? 'Cluck' you and your layer crumble... we've got beetles to eat." The fiance got them back in fine. Turns out they're social and you can just pick 'em up and throw them back inside.
3.) There are also buffalo, and they look delicious.
4.) I am backing off on reading nutrition stuff until weekends, when I have nothing else to do (like study genetics properly). I'm the poster child for procrastination and ADD, together.
5.) My fiance told me to STFU already about the food industry and our nutritional recommendations. I think he's about had it with hearing about it all, but I am less about the conspiracy and more about bad science. Even he admitted, though, that bad science abounds... experts form a conclusion and then seek to prove the conclusion no matter how tenuous the evidence, instead of proposing a hypothesis and experimenting to accept, reject, or modify the hypothesis.
6.) Haven't heard back on the Wheat Belly thing yet. I don't think it's an attention-grabber for Dad... he's an engineer, not a biochemist.
7.) I started a fresh Whole30 on Monday and noted this morning that my weekend of revelry (adult beverages of the processed variety) gained me almost 5 lbs. I've been stuck in "OMG, I'm fat again!" land all day. Sucks. The only thing I haven't done to 100% comply is to clarify butter. I'll get around to it later this week.
8.) My organic chemistry TA told me that I'm his top student this semester. SUPER HAPPY FACE!
9.) Mom and I finished the last season of Merlin available on Netflix (Season 3). We can't wait 'til Season 4 ends and we can watch that, too, along with the next season of Grimm in September!
10.) I found my Day-Timer at my dad's house while I was there. I didn't realize how much I used it until it wasn't here.
So until this weekend, lots of study study, less MDA, more reviewing, and more delicious grain and dairy-free eats!