So after a year + of vet school (aka, streamline the hell out of my study habits to compensate for my general tomfoolery)… I realize I pretty much wound up with Cornell Notes, cram version. Like, totally not on purpose. Damn. Smart guy. Do your Cornell notes. Good stuff.
On Sunday, Sept. 28, Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world’s most respected and important veterinary behaviorists, committed suicide. She was 48. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of force-free, positive-reinforcement dog training. It would be hard to un…
Dude… I volunteered for this lady a few times in undergrad. She was most definitely a super intense BAMF, and it seemed like she had her life 100% together. Never would have thought.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
Related note: A&M did a climate survey last year on how people felt about certain issues. Results were discussed today. Apparently LGBT people feel the most uncomfortable among their classmates, race isn’t really an issue, people from rural backgrounds area are more likely to have stereotypical conservative views, bla bla bla… and Christians feel marginalized.
The last one was a bit of a wtf to me. Seriously at A&M of all schools? I mean, you guys continually send out mass emails of your prayer sessions to the school, end your academic emails with “god bless”, and continue to post non-Christian-shaming Facebook status that inadvertently eventually get commented on by someone who with good reason feels offended. At least that’s how I saw it.
But apparently the Christian club keeps getting their t shirt designs turned down by the school for being too religious. That was news to me, and I guess I could see how that would be frustrating. And I guess it would frustrating to have your heartfelt facebook statuses constantly bashed [though I too have some unconventional views, so I just am careful about who are share them with - maybe you should do the fipppin’ same?]
I guess what we end up with here is the best kind of compromise - the one where no one is truly happy. Honestly, Texas A&M, flippin’ awesome job. Thanks for trying. Proud to be an Texas A&M Aggie despite the cultish obnoxiousness that is A&M football & maroon culture. I’m seeing now that you’re probably doing a pretty good job with what you can.
Oh god just found my new favorite webcomic. ./bionerding
Also, phone autocorrects Pharm (as in Pharmacology) as porn. Consistently. Thanks phone.
Hipster as hell instrumental music. With penguins. Circa 1990’s. What’s there not to love?
How did I not discover these guy earlier?
Always some great music to be found during the despair that is cramming for tests. (:
In the latest installment of <em>Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy</em> Ann Leckie talks about creating a plausible future free of any incongruous modern trappings for her award-winning book <em>Ancillary Justice</em>.
Hi Tumblr, I know you’re all over this stuff. You’re welcome.
The 2014 Challenge: Ready, Set, GO!
Check out some sweet UC Davis chicken action at 8 minutes. <3 The whole video is SO worth a watch though.
This stuff is so flippin’ cool. I think the last time I was this psyched was when I was doing biomimicry stuff at Davis. And then today I went into my stem cell lab to grow some cells, and was like ugh kill me now please. I hate pipetting and spending my time worrying about sterility. Realize it is important, but attention to detail is also not my forte. Started researching sustainable agriculture while my media was thawing and found my new hero for life. I need to read ALL of this guy’s books, like right now!
I love talking to non vet school students. I’ve learned so much from soil science people, animal science, and entomology people during the short 2 hour meeting we’ve had so far. Sometimes I forget how stiffing the homogeneity of vet school is.
I think, I think a lot of vet school is not exactly what I expected. I don’t love animals in a crazy-cat-lady-sense of loving animals like a ton of my classmates. I more find them biologically and medical fascinating. And I’m so lost in the time/money suck that is the horse industry. And opening a traditional vet clinic and being a people person? Oh gosh so not my thing.
Taking the classes and having such a broad knowledge base about biology and medicine though? That’s pretty flippin’ cool. (In retrospect, though I totally ran away from the scary pre-meds in undergrad, I think I could have made it and would have enjoyed med school. Whatever.)
But anyway, I’ve come to the conclusion that vet school is cool, no regrets. And I guess the point of getting an post-graduate education isn’t to pick up little shiny resume skills that funnel you into the cookie cutter job. More, it’s to expand your horizons and open your mind. So you can go where other people don’t, and do what other people can’t.
Mom might be the maddest if I end up doing food animal. Um. Not that I’m writing off lab animal. Shh.
UGH Path notes for tomorrow’s test.
I’m pretty sure I’m qualified to organize Life now.
I should do homework but oh gosh time to make some finger callouses.