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|And I’m looking for a job on top of it all|
I realize it’s been an incredibly long time since I posted anything. Well, this post is probably going to be short, because I have two more midterms this week that I need to study for, then I want to try to get through the rest of my kanji flashcard making, study for my kanji quiz tomorrow, finish my Japanese homework, study for the structure quiz in Japanese tomorrow, try to load Write-n-Cite onto my laptop for one of my classes tomorrow, get a bit more done of my lab report, and do all of this in a hasty fashion so I can get up early tomorrow to make sure I get into the classes I want to.
So in case you hadn’t noticed, this semester has been a rather busy one for me. It’s my senior year, although after looking at everything it looks like I’m going to be staying another full year probably. And for one class, biochem. Why? Because before they had a one semester biochem class for non-majors who needed it. Well, apparently the last time they had it was last spring, so now in order to fill my requirements I don’t get to take a 3 unit biochem course, but two semesters of biochem, each 4 units each. Lucky me. I guess that’s what I get for putting it off. So I’m going to have to most likely come back next year just for that class. But on the plus side if I do come back I can take Japanese 415 in the fall. Hopefully I can, taking a semester break from a foreign language might as well be taking a three year break from speaking it. But also another good thing, if I do have to stay, and if I get the job I’m trying for right now, then I’ll have tons of time to work. And I hope I do get the job. I applied once before but apparently there wasn’t anyone qualified enough or something so the job was posted again. I am qualified for it, and I am determined to get it, so I’m applying again. It’s the perfect job for me and a great chance for me to keep practicing and learning new lab skills. The pay isn’t too bad either, it’s nearly $11/hr, which may not seem like a lot to some people reading this, I don’t know, but minimum wage in Arizona is only $7.35, which I’ve been told is very low compared to other states.
Real quick about classes. I hate my biostats with a passion, and I usually leave early in order to make it on time to my next class because there’s no point in being in class except for possible extra credit. The professor can’t lecture worth shit, it seems like she’s always just babbling. She just pisses me off. My vet sci lab isn’t too bad, it’s actually pretty easy, just takes a bit of work and the main professor who lectures is a bit boring. Japanese is fine, I have the same professor (I don’t know if that’s even what I should call him, he’s a grad student) as I did for some of 101 and 201, which helps because I don’t have to get used to how he speaks. I’m actually doing pretty well in there right now. And my micro lab is enjoyable, although not so much the Monday pre-lab lectures. The professor pretty much just goes over what we’ll be doing in lab that week in fifty minutes, and then the next day the lab TA goes over the same information in about 20 minutes, so I’m not sure why I go but I go. My lab TA is really nice though.
And quick anime! Thus far nothing good this season except Shana. Boku wa Tomodachi isn’t too bad I guess, but nothing else I’m watching stands out. Although from last season Penguindrum is starting to intrigue me. It’s kind of like with Steins;Gate (end AMAZING), where I had no clue what the hell was initially going on, but when it started it started.
And that’s all I have to say for now! Or have time to say! Oh and I’ll put a more relevant icon when photobucket decides it wants to stop being a bitch.Tags: Anime, life, School
Posted by Amber on August 4th, 2011
Filed under: General
First off, I must wish everyone a Happy Shark Week. A glorious week, truly. This and the week March Madness starts are the best of the year.
It’s been forever since I’ve blogged. That has been due to a few reasons. First and the largest, summer classes. Damn physics. This is also most of the reason I’m so pissed off. I busted my ass in that class. I never missed a day, I made sure to take detailed notes, I read the book and did practice problems (even if they took me like two hours a piece), and I did all the homework. Yet I ended up getting a D in the class. I needed a C. I’ve been at this college thing for some time now. I’m going to be a senior. I’ve been taking full loads during the regular school year, and every summer picking up two classes at community college. Oh, I forgot to point that out. Along with having to take stupid physics, it filled up at the community college near me, so I had to take two damn buses, a half hour ride each way, to a community college that was far away from where I live. And the instructor sucked. I went to him a couple times to try and get helped, it was pointless. He didn’t explain any problems worth shit, just did them, didn’t explain the method. Plus whenever he taught he would skip around with problems and half the time didn’t even get the right answer when he was doing a problem on the board. Then when the quizzes and exams came the problems would be ridiculously long and complicated, and often they weren’t even like the problems in the book. The damn quizzes before labs, which were only a couple questions, ended up taking like a half hour to complete. Anyway, my point of all of this was that I now don’t get to graduate on time, after all the work I’ve been putting into school. It seriously pisses me off.Anime, Manga, School, shark week, tv
No more basketball stuff, because basketball is over. Okay, one thing. Williams decided to screw Arizona over and declared for the NBA draft. Bye bye top 5 rank pre-season and automatic championship. He should have stayed another year, he could have worked on his defense more. Whatever though, there’s an amazing class coming in, I guess we’ll just have to show him we can do it without him, and when Arizona does clench that championship next year he’ll be sorry he missed it.
Now to as the title says. This is going to be very short, because I have less than a week of class left for the year and have a shitload of stuff to do.
First, I’d like to say a bit about the finally aired last two episodes of Madoka. It took forever, and honestly the ending was a bit confusing (not so much the ending ending as much as the Madoka stuff), but it received a 10 from me, and has bumped Clannad down to my 3rd favorite anime. Also the HOTD OVA, which I’ve been looking so forward to because there isn’t going to be a second season anytime soon with the mangaka only bringing out a chapter every two months with barely any development in it, didn’t impress. I rated it rather low.
Now onto realizations! (more…)Tags: Anime, basketball, college, life, music, random
|Yet another one?|
Since I’m not sure when the last time I made a non-basketball related post was, I’ll do one now.
School is school, I will say that. I’m killing myself for school, but it’s not giving back. A couple weeks ago I probably put in close to 30 hours of studying within a week of my cell biology test. I was freaking out before I got to it, knowing I was going to fail. I get there, get the test, and I didn’t think it was that bad. I was expecting a C, a D at the worst. Ending up getting a 39. I’ve been busy with other classes, so I haven’t had time to look at the answer key they posted, but I’m kind of hating myself for not writing in pen. Had I written in pen I could have petitioned for a regrade. My reasoning for why I think I had points taken off when I shouldn’t have is because they grades around 150 tests, 6 pages all hand written answers, within 6 hours of the test being taken. I have trouble believing they really took their time to look over them carefully. But I’m stuck with that damn grade for that stupid class.
The virology test I did the worst I was expecting. I was expecting a low B or C. I ended up getting a low C. It’s passing, but not what I wanted. So I’m going to have to figure out how to put more effort into that class.
My first Japanese chapter test I got a high C. I didn’t like it, the past two semesters I never got below a B. I have the 2nd on Monday, then my midterm oral sometime this week and the written midterm the next Monday.
My stupid INDV test…that was a fun day. I get to the bus stop, and something that never happens at that time of day happens- both spots on the bike rack are full. I needed to take my bike that day or I wouldn’t be able to get to classes in time. So I decided to wait for the next bus, since it would get me there about 10 minutes before class started, so I could get to the room about 5 minutes before the exam started. Well, something that has never ever happened in the many months I’ve been taking my bike on the bus- this rack is full as well. So I’m there, a few miles off of campus, with a test that starts in 20 minutes. The next bus comes in a half hour. So what do I do? I get on my bike and I pedal my ass off. I was about to give up about a mile in (I’m not in the best shape, but I’m not in the worst shape either. You try biking 3.5 miles up and down hilly streets), but there was no way I was going to miss the easy A test, so I kept going. With lights and everything I made it a couple minutes late, so I probably biked it in about 15 minutes. I got there and collapsed into my seat. The entire test I was having trouble because my hand was shaking from exhaustion. Wasn’t a fun day. Haven’t gotten the score back yet.
I have tons of exams before spring break, but my next big one is microbial physiology. I can get an A on it. This professor, although a pompous ass, isn’t a complete asshole. There aren’t going to be any curve balls or trick questions. It’s very straightforward, so as long as I know the material front and back that we’ve gone over in class that A is mine.Anime, Manga, midterms, School, stupid buses
|Time is nonexistent|
For me at least, with school. Or rather, time where I can do my own things, such as blogging. But I have about an hour and a half until I have to go back to school, so I’m writing something right now.
School…so much this semester. Microbial physiology is going to kick my ass unless I fight back and kick its ass instead. Cell biology and virology are going to be challenging, but should be doable. The professor wasn’t lying, Japanese does get harder once you hit second year. Yet I’m taking it because I was to learn the language and minor in it. I actually just got back from my INDV section…there’s like 10 people tops in it. And I’m pretty sure almost all of them speak Spanish, along with the TA. It’s not his Spanish speaking section, but still. They must be in it because they actually want to know stuff about Latin America. I just grabbed whatever INDV I could that fit in my schedule so I wouldn’t have to worry about getting almost all my elective done my senior year. Although I can tell you right now (and I’m not glorifying myself here, I’m serious) I am the brainchild of that class. When we were working on a map my TA had to ask out loud if we knew what a peninsula was because so many people had no clue. One of the people I was working with didn’t know where the Sonora Desert is, which is bad considering we live in it.
Last night was all new episodes of stuff, Bones, The Office, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation finally came back on. Had I watched them, I wouldn’t have been able to watch either Bones or The Office and 30 Rock because stupid American Idol took the 7PM spot last night. However, I watched none of them. Buffy was on for 3 hours last night, and I had to watch that because it’s almost to the end. Tonight should be the series finale, unless Logo decides to be stupid and not air it like they did Monday. I also watched Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica yesterday, and my first thought after it was over: “Shit just got real.” It was unexpected for a mahou shoujo anime, but damn. I must say, I’m surprised that this is turning out to be my favorite of the season, especially since I’ve never found SHAFT shows to be more than a bit of random entertainment.
I leave you now with this awesome ED. Under a cut because of the size.
|Just an update I guess|
Since I haven’t posted anything in half a month apparently. Damn, the month went by fast. This year is going by fast. That always happens when I have school, which is so weird because high school went by so slow. I’m already halfway done with the semester. Crazy.
So just some random stuffs. First, my kitties arrived. Last Sunday. I was so happy. I guess I’m still pretty happy they’re here, although Izumi is a complete attention whore (I’m slowly getting her out of that, but to the point where she’s still affectionate) and Rosco, who was never one for a lot of attention at home, has become a complete attention whore. They don’t let me sleep in the morning. I somehow always end up being forced awake a half hour before I plan to if not earlier. Initially Izumi wouldn’t leave me alone at night, but now she’s stopped. Rosco has started sleeping on the bed with me for most of the night. I wouldn’t mind if Izumi did, I just can’t be petting her all night. Also there is cat fur all over my furniture now, and one of them, I’m not sure which, started to put a hole in my loveseat which is barely a month and a half old. I made sure to buy then a scratching post, I used my own money to buy one for them, yet they don’t use it much. My guess is that Izumi doesn’t know how, and Rosco has forgotten. When Rosco was a kitten until about three we had a nice cat tree for him, Tuffy and K.C., but then it eventually was torn to shreds and a new one was never gotten. Along with that the house slowly started to fill with more and more cats, and with no scratching post they all started using the walls and furniture, both which look like complete crap. So at the house Izumi has always used the furniture or the wall as a scratching post, and it’s been awhile since Rosco has used one. I keep yelling at them when they try to use the couch, hopefully they’ll get it soon.Anime, cats, School
Posted by Amber on September 15th, 2010
Filed under: Anime
Just watched episode 24 of K-ON!!, which is the last episode in accordance with the last chapter of the manga. KyoAni, you did it justice. At a few moments you had me tearing up. I think you did the end of K-ON!! justice more than Bones did FMA: B, and that’s saying something when I compare anything to my all time favorite manga/ anime series. Next week’s episode looks interesting.
That’s all I really have to say. I have a mycology exam I haven’t even started studying for in 13 hours, so I should probably get on that if I want to actually sleep tonight.Tags: Anime, k-on
|K-ON! and Occult|
This post will be mostly if not all anime/manga related. I was feeling rather sad today when I read the last chapter of K-ON!, and then thought how it’s turning into another FMA with the manga ending and the anime ending very soon. Then I watched episode 11 of Occult Academy and it made me happier. It won’t be much, but I’m going to put my thoughts behind a cut since I don’t want to spoil any of it for anyone for hasn’t watched/read what I write of.Anime, HOTD, k-on, Manga, occult academy
Posted by Amber on April 30th, 2010
Filed under: School
Today, I think, I can classify as a good day. Perhaps even a great day. Physio was boring as usual, but somehow today I didn’t nearly fall asleep. And I found out today was the last day the guy professor is going to be lecturing, we finally get the female one back for the last couple of lectures. And then…well, I thought Japanese Pop Culture was going to suck, because the professor was there. But he just sat and let his TA lead the class, which wasn’t much but just giving a brief overview of the movie we’re actually watching all the way through, Summer Wars, and then relating it to stuff we’ve learned in class. I think the only reason he actually did that was because the professor was there, but I don’t really care. And we’re going to be watching it on Monday too! I never thought we’d get through an entire movie in that class.
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