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Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:03 pm
potato_head: (>:c)
[livejournal.com profile] outdatedclocks has pointed out that my lower-back/hip problems, and my leg problems, are probably all related to the issues I have with my feet (lack of arches?). I've been making do with CVS-brand arch support pads, but they're not really enough, and I'd like to be able to do some cardio and upper-body stuff again, which I can't really now since my back hurts alllll the time. I'd been putting off talking to my doctor about it because of my terrible experiences with my last one...even though this one's shown no indication she's suddenly going to go all 'you're lying, you must be sneaking nachos in the middle of the night, fatty' on me. In fact, she'll probably be happy to help me out, since she wants me exercising before I go on T since I have a genetic disposition towards hypertension (dad's been hospitalized for it).

BTW, for those curious about the whole doctor saga, since I've posted it around a few places but not actually here at my main journal I think (since I just realized last night [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom had never read the whole thing)...I submitted the whole thing to First, Do No Harm (excellent blog BTW) so you can read it here (it's so long I don't see a need to copy+paste it here P:)

Speaking of [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom, we might be hanging out this weekend :D or rather, probably are. I am still working out the logistics, I think I'll stay on campus this weekend and take the train into the city. It would mean missing a therapy appointment, but I've skipped weeks in the past (or rather, therapist has cancelled on me) so I know it won't do any damage emotionally or to my comfort level with him.

Okay I really should go to class 6 u 9;;

potato_head: (beautiful mess)
Hey guys! I know I got a bunch of new friends from that [livejournal.com profile] ontdcreepy friending post, and actually I've gathered a lot of new friends in the past month, who knows where from. Also I am feeling a bit down today because I had to drop someone from my friendslist for unexpected homophobia. Also, having a bunch of new people watching me on their flists kind of intimidates me a little? o u o;;; I am pretty shy. So I figured we could do a little introduction thingy? By which I mean I dug up an old meme.

So here's the deal: You post in the comments and tell me three things about yourself, and ask me three questions (about whatever you want). I'll answer the questions. Then you go ahead and do it yourself in your own journal c:

(Don't worry, if you're shy too and don't want to do it or if you just hate me and don't want to actually bother to talk to me, I won't be mad or anything)

(Also old friends can do this too, it's not just for the new ones)
potato_head: (8D)

Why is it not snowing yet though, my life is so sad I need snow to bake Christmas cookies properly!

Anyways here are the plans thus far!

  • Sugar cookies (new recipe! Because the one I have been using...sucks. I will be making some alterations to this one as well to make them a bit sweeter, also maybe almond extract rather than/in addition to vanilla?)
  • Chocolate sugar cookies (same recipe as always because they are tasty and also Tophercrack)
  • Shortbread cookies with OUR NEW COOKIE PRESS OH MY GOD I AM SO EXCITED and we are dipping some in chocolate and omggggg
  • Stained Glass cookies
  • Gingerbread cookies probably?
  • SNICKERDOODLES and not-snickerdoodles especially for Topher but I will probably eat a bunch as well

I'm probably forgetting some but anyways tonight I am starting by baking some of these to test if they can be altered slightly to make good gift jar cookies. Just going to see if the malt can be added at the same time as the other dry ingredients. I suspect it will be fine.


I wonder if Joanne's sells edible markers?!


Apr. 28th, 2011 10:09 pm
potato_head: (o.O)

First in business calc the professor jumped right into natural logs. Without teaching logarithms first. Apparently he felt it was precalc material, but a lot of the class hadn't learned it, and being this is our last day, he saw me scrambling to teach my half of the room logarithmic functions whenever he gave us time to work in groups, but did not stop to, you know, teach it himself, or realize that perhaps it isn't essential that he include this on the exam.

So basically I taught whatever students I could get around me logarithms, the concept of the number e (which he also didn't address), and then how to take the derivative of natural logs since we missed that while I was catching them up to what he was teaching at the beginning of class. Everybody else in the class is...on their own I guess, I honestly wish I could have helped them all but he didn't seem like he would hand the class over to me like my math teachers in high school did, and I just don't have time between now and the final to set up a study group.

So that was very frustrating. It, honestly, upsets the hell out of me when I see other students struggling because of lackluster teaching in the current or a past class. Which is why I end up tutoring a lot of the other students in the classes I'm in for free...

Anyways, then we had a wind storm! Like all day! 30+MPH winds. And I had to walk across campus through it. And then the professor I'm going to China with (Professor Wu) changed his mind about when we had to turn in the photos to go with our visa applications tomorrow, because he wants to turn them in with another group's applications. When before he said we had until next week. So I had to run down to CVS - I mean literally, since getting my car from where it's parked on campus would have taken too long compared to running there - THROUGH THE WINDSTORM. And then, because she's awesome, one of the other members of our group said I could just give it to her and she'd bring it to him, so I went back to my dorm room to put my photo with my application and then drove my car to her dorm so I could give it to her and it took me FOREVER to find out how to drive there because you'd think you'd be able to drive across campus, right? But the train station goes straight through the center of it and you have to go out into the town.

And then when I was driving home I got lost. Like. A town away from ours. Because I got off an exit early on purpose and then another exit early by accident, and was lost in the dark in some town I've never driven in before. BUT I FOUND MY WAY BACK. After ignoring my GPS for awhile despite its best efforts to get me home. I apologized to it later.

Anyways I'm home now and showered and dry (do you have any idea how wet rainy windstorms are?) and eating a chocolate bunny. And Tripper and I were so excited to see each other :D although he is now eyeing my chocolate bunny in a worrying manner. I'll have to be sure to keep it away from him.

ETA: AHSAHFLJKSAGLDSS HE GOT IT. >:{ But, it was low-quality milk chocolate, and only about a fourth of the bunny left, not anywhere near enough to hurt a dog his size in good health. Mostly I'm just upset that he got it, at him and myself for letting him.

I was out of the room for like, five seconds, and he slobbered his way up onto the table (I mean he left a LITERAL TRAIL OF SLOBBER.) And grabbed it and took it into the dining room, where he takes everything he steals (it was even one of the locations on my easter egg hunt, lololol; clue: 'If Tripper shouldn't have it, it's probably here.') I heard him chewing something in there, but didn't think it was the chocolate, because I thought mom was sitting in the living room so he wouldn't have taken it. I still went to check it out, but I couldn't see any traces left of whatever he ate, so I told him he should go to bed and stop causing trouble. He...went in his cage instead. That's pretty much when I realized he must have got the chocolate, because he doesn't usually go in his cage just for stealing food, but we had made it pretty clear to him that he wasn't allowed to have that chocolate.

NAUGHTY but at the same time when he puts himself in his cage it's so cuuuuute.

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