I have decided to take the vet tech examination. In Georgia, there is a grandfather clause that says that if you have worked in the field for five years or more, you are eligible to take the test without attending school. As more and more vet clinics are moving toward hiring only licensed techs, it might be beneficial for me to go ahead and get licensed. It's not that I plan to leave my clinic, but you never know. Plus, I also don't plan on being a vet tech, I want to be a vet, but it would be nice to have a fall back if vet school doesn't work out. My biggest problem is finding the time to study (and the funds with which to buy the study materials). June is the last test that I will be allowed to take, so I don't have a ton of time to get prepared. I know a lot of the technical stuff already just because I have been doing it for so long, but I am a bit rusty on some of the more obscure anatomy and drug type questions. Basically, if I don't deal with it frequently, I just don't know the information.

As usual school is on the brink of killing me. Three sciences in one semester is stupid people, really stupid. Don't do it. Plus, I am having to deal with rush hour traffic on Wednesdays, which is making my life a living hell. I sympathize greatly with anyone who deals with it daily. I think I would have gone on some murderous rampage by now.

Now that summer is gone, I am really missing my reading time. I miss the escape I find when reading a good book; you know, one of those books that you just can't put down. I have one that sits in my book bag and taunts me as I furiously try and study chemistry, or biology, or the dreaded physics. At least the semester is already a quarter of the way over, but it's still not quite over enough. I want my summer vacation back.
Have you ever had one of those days where things just seem to go really well? I don't have many of them, but I think karma is trying to make up for the disaster that was last week.

Today, I went to Borders to study with a couple of kids from my chemistry class since we were supposed to have homework due tomorrow and a test on Wednesday. We studied for about an hour and came upon a problem that was just kicking our butts. We had no idea where to even begin. We ended up calling our professor and professing our complete and utter frustration with said problem. He laughed and said 'Didn't you see the announcement, the test was pushed back until next week, and the homework isn't due until Wednesday.' Well, with the pressure off, we studied half-heartedly for another half an hour, but eventually tapered off to where we just started talking. It's been a while since I just relaxed and BSed with friends. I spent more time laughing tonight than I have in a while. We were reciting snippets of Monty Python's The Holy Grail, and listening to David proclaim that even though he liked the Gilmore Girls, he was still straight and very manly. It was fun to goof off, and just, I don't know, forget the mountain of homework that I still had to complete. David, being the sweetheart that he is, even bought the three of us a piece of the most delicious chocolate cake in the world to share. Four hours later, we finally vacated our seats and headed home. The tension in my shoulders was gone for the first time in quite a while.

So, I get home and sit down to do my physics homework, which is never a nice prospect. Generally, I am lucky to get 70% of it completed. Physics just kicks my butt, and it's very difficult to teach myself (taking an online course was not one of my best moves). Tonight, I sat down, and actually understood everything, and managed to finish my homework, in less than an hour, and get the right answers for everything. Holy hell. I may even volunteer to do a recitation tomorrow.

Then, Dr. C called me, and we talked for a couple of hours. It is so nice to hear her genuinely happy for a change. I was afraid that when she moved we would drift apart, but every other Sunday, like clockwork, her number has appeared on my caller ID. While I miss her like crazy, I can't help but be happy simply because she is so happy. I think I am going try and visit her during the Christmas holidays.

Tonight was such a contrast to last week at this time where I was stressed to the breaking point. I was up until almost two in the morning studying, and the I got back up at five thirty to study some more. I then got to spend thirteen hours at school, practically sleep walking through the day. Today, however, I just feel...well, I feel good.
I know it's been forever since I updated, and it's not for lack of things to update about. School, work, and home have just all seemed to be getting me down, and I just don't want to write some long rambly pissy entry when the stuff isn't really that bad. The stuff that is bothering me is so insignificant that it's just not worth writing about, but it is annoying enough to just make me generally bleh.

You know, only at my house would an eight a.m. phone call with the phrase "where did you put the horse fetus" be considered the norm. Never let it be said that my life isn't interesting.

Thanks to the million people that suggested I watch it, I have become addicted to Heroes. *sigh* Like I need yet another tv show to keep up with. I just can't stop myself. Damn those brillian television writers and the people who told me about it :p No wonder my grades are so sucky this semester. I don't know why I am so unmotivated, but I just can't get going, and it's really scaring me. I'd say maybe I just need a break, but I just had a long break over the summer. I wish I knew what was wrong, but I said I wasn't going to talk about that, so I'm not.

My horse has discovered how to open her stall. I swear, she is nothing but a very expensive overgrown dog. She follows me around the pasture like a puppy, and she got so upset when I put her up in her stall so I could help Judie do some fence maintenance without her all over me, that she opened the stall door and trotted over to me. I hate it when my animals are too smart for their own good.

I have also randomly discovered that even after several years, I can still recite several episodes of X-files.

And, since I have to be up at the crack of dawn, I shall end this random flight of ideas entry.

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