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end of semester blues December 12, 2010

Filed under: Life, The Universe, And Everything — didibuttonsley @ 1:46 pm

Gosh, I sure have been getting a lot of spam comments lately.  Does anybody else have this issue?  When I logged onto this site after my Michigan trip I had just over fifty spam comments.  People aren’t even clever about it.  The wording is all so similar.  My favorite comment said something along the lines of, “This would be an interesting post, but all the spelling errors are distracting!!  Why don’t you check your grammar before publishing posts?”  I laughed really hard over that one, because there wasn’t a single spelling or grammatical error in the particular post the spammer had commented on.  What I really don’t understand is why all these escort services want to advertise on a site for fat chicks…  It’s all so mind boggling.

Tomorrow I am heading to Gainesville to study in the lab.  Two more days of toil and then I am off for nearly four weeks.  I must admit, I am concerned about passing Anatomy.  I have to get 125 out of the 200 points on the final in order to pass.  Do the math and that is about 63 percent.  It’s a pretty darn sorry fact that I am worried if I can get a 63 percent or not.  I solemnly swear that I am up to no good to never permit myself to get so behind on a class again.  If I do bomb the dang thing and fail it will teach my procrastinating self a good lesson.

On Thursday I am going to start a detox, and I plan on sticking to it for the bulk of my winter break.  It is the fat smashers detox that Jelbelle shared a while back, and it really isn’t so bad.  I figure it will be easier to maintain when I am away from school, because we usually go out to lunch and dinner on Tuesdays.  I’ve been (pretty much) sticking to the detox for the last few days as well, but I haven’t been terribly strict about it.

I have so many things to do, and I pray that I handle everything with poise and grace.  I really need support.  I’m nervous that I’m going to collapse under the pressure and end up homeless and a pauper.  I’ll be in rags pushing around a shopping cart and mumbling to myself about what could have been.  Yikes.


#1- call about possible roommate in Sarasota

#2a- check list of apartments to look at

#2b- go and stay with Lizzie so that you can look at apartments

#3- detox for ten days

#4- exercise every day

#5- get a head start on classes during break, mainly A&P II and Microbiology

#6- walk Lali, she has been so bored and neglected this semester

#7- contact Jackie about the healing center for possible employment connections

#8- have business cards made

#9- contact Coral about assisting in her level one class at the end of February

#10- find a few clients before next semester starts

#11- be out of bed no later than nine every single day

#12- keep it together for five days in a row

There are more things that could go on this list, but I really have to pee.


6 Responses to “end of semester blues”

  1. incontrol2day Says:

    I had this issue too so I changed my settings. You can see it on your dashboard on the right hand side says “settings” click it and in the general section there’s a check box for people having to be registered and have an account to post. Spam lightened up really fast! 🙂

    I’m in Tampa so I recognized some of the cities you mentioned here!

    Best of luck with your goals!

  2. jelbelle Says:

    I have four more days to brave through, and I’m in your boat again, possibly hogging all of the space… I mean I am pretty certain I’m not going to pass Linguistics. Not positive– since the ass hats at WSU have some sort of problem updating blackboard or any like service– so it’s really hard to calculate… but overall, I think I’m already failing, and no amount of, um, anything, is going to save me. In my defense I don’t think it was procrastination so much as it was I just didn’t know anything damn thing about linguistics. I hope this winter break goes really well. I’m not afraid of staying on plan food wise, but I don’t want to slack on my exercise. When it gets cold, that seems to happen *sigh*. I haven’t gotten any spam comments LATELY but they do seem to come in flocks. Like if you get one a certain day, you will get ten more very close to that time. Dunno. Hope you get to that To Do List! I mean… DIDI! YOU BETTER DO EVERYTHING ON THAT TO DO LIST!

  3. goodnuff Says:

    Gosh, I can’t even get some from the spammers. I feel really discriminated against.;-)
    I hope you don’t have to learn that lesson the hard way. I’m a procrastinator through and through. It usually works for me but sometimes it just bites me in he ass.
    Good luck on the detox. An just think, if you end up homeless at least you live in warm weather!

  4. didibuttonsley Says:

    Hey, thanks incontrol! I didn’t even realize that was in the settings. I’ve been getting oodles of spam comments for the last couple of months.

  5. incontrol2day Says:

    I moved around June 2009 because my boyfriend works here. We left PA after college and he got a great job here so I relocated with him.


  6. skinnyk10 Says:

    Wow – you’ve got A LOT going on! Don’t doubt yourself – you will do this and get the life and career you want and deserve. Take great care of yourself and don’t give up!

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