Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gobble Gobble Hey

Sorry I've been such an absent blogger and not commented on others' blogs, lately. School has been beating my ass.

The good news is, I seem to be beginning to beat its ass back. That's right, I got the results of my latest Chem exam this morning. This was the one I was fairly sure I'd be lucky if I got a 70 on, and figured would probably indicate that there was no way I'd be getting into the clinical program (thus meaning my whole school time was a waste, I was a failure, I should go live in my mother's basement, etc.). Well, guesswhatholycrap I got a 94 on it! Apparently, I didn't have to get all the answers right exactly (although I did almost all of them right, to my surprise), I could get credit for using the correct formulas, setting up my problem accordingly, and showing I did the work. Go know!

Not only that, but the teacher decided to throw in an extra 5 points for everybody, just as "Thanksgiving points" - which means my grade will go down as a 99!

I think I frightened some of my classmates when I got my exam back and doubled over yelping "WHAT??!!" It was a happy yelp, though. This takes so much pressure off me, you can't imagine. I mean, maybe you can, and I still have to keep working hard, but it means my studying paid off, and I'm not in danger of getting below a C (which would surely knock me out of running for the clinical program). I'd started to consider what kind of full-time work I'd have to start looking for when I failed out at the end of the semester, and convinced myself that no matter how hard I studied, I'd never grasp anything about Chemistry, and now this.

I think I can enjoy my Thanksgiving, now.

So, thanks being in order this time of year, thank you to all of you who read my self-involved rants and leave supportive comments. It really does help. Now I'm taking a long nap before I start my reading for my final Intro to Vet Tech project on green sea turtles, and reviewing chapters of Chem. I hope you all have a great holiday, and have some time and space to remember what you have to be thankful for, too.


claire said...

HEY! That's awesome!! Go you. I think you needed this one.

I can't imagine what it's going to be like having to take actual HARD classes once i get through this piddly stupid shit i'm taking this semester. Will definitely be a shock to my system. Hopefully i'll be able to pull it off as well as you.

Save the Green Turtles! I got to hold one last year - they're worth the studying. :)

Chaucer's Bitch said...

Fan-fucking-TASTIC! Well done, you. That's a fair sight better than I ever got on a chem test, I assure you.

god my life got so much better when i stopped taking chemistry classes.

Corn Dog said...

Woo Hoo. congrats! Don't worry. We know the school was eating you alive when you weren't visiting. Hey you can't be everywhere. What's more important - school or reading some lame stuff on my blog? I think we know the answer to that question.

Qenny said...


Well done, you!

m00nchild said...

here's a long-armed hug from san francisco. you deserve the happiness you make. so make yourself a nice holiday and the rest will come.

FirstNations said...

YAAAAAY! you did it! excellent!
I am so happy for you! now you have no reason not to get all naked and celebrate thanksgiving the way the pilgrims intended!!!

god that is awesome. i was holding my breath for you. just the name of the class sounds all difficult and chemically. this isn't something a whole lot of people could have done after missing such a significant portion of the beginning of the class, you know. you BETTER know. fuck yeah, YAY you!!!!

Kris said...

Big congratulations! May there be many more 99s to follow!

oneofhismoms said...

You go, Ms. Smartypants!

Can we call you Danator, Science Gal now?

BigAssBelle said...

well how cool is that? and such a surprise to you, that must have just felt like the best thing.

good for you, cupcake. i'm proud of you :-) miss smartypants.