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Yates Cup…

November 14, 2009

Yates Cup Finals:

Awesome University vs. Undergrad U

Undergrad U wins 43-39!!!!!!!!!! YEAHHH!!!!

Note to self:  Don’t wear Undergrad U clothes around campus for the next few days. Ha.


Sometimes I really dislike group projects…

October 29, 2009

One part of two part email with pictures.  We could not do review bodymapping as a form of health education, maybe not health literacy as such only, although a part of it, without seeing the bodymaps pictures in large and color.

Recently received email from the Ph.D student that I’m working on a class presentation with.  Yes, this is the entire email.  Yes, I’m still confused over what he’s asking for.


October 20, 2009

Just finished my first paper of the year.  You would think that after all these years of schooling, I would finally realize that it’s not a good idea to leave things until the very last minute.

Unfortunately, I haven’t.  Or I just suffer from selective memory lapses.


Conversation with My Parents…

September 28, 2009

the_worlds_greatest_roommate_sticker-p217367991527328055qjcl_400@higherlearning (speaking to my mom):  “Hey, why don’t you go back to school and get your Masters?  Then we could live together and you can be my housemate!”

@higherlearning’s Dad:  “You mean more like your house slave…”

@higherlearning: “….”

How NOT to do Laundry…

September 27, 2009


Because even though many of the people living in Chinatown (aka. my apartment complex, which is inhabited by possibly a third of the Asian population in this town) are Masters and PhD students, it seems that people still don’t think we’re smart enough to properly operate a washing machine.

Smart is the New Sexy…

September 21, 2009


So after months of anticipation, I am finally at Awesome University.  Grad school is quite different from Undergrad U.  The campus is double the size of my alma mater, the class sizes are incredibly small and I only have two classes.  Of course, the one thing that obviously has to remain similar to undergrad is that my program is comprised of approximately 96% females.

Not so awesome.

Aside from that, I’ve been doing extra mingling with fellow grad students in hopes of avoiding spending the next two year as a loner.   The following are things that I’ve noticed about grad students:

1) Grad students like their beer

2) Grad students like intellectual conversations over beer (Because only Trivia Night would exist at a Grad Club)

3) Grad students really, really like The Big Bang Theory

Of course, the last point shouldn’t come as much as a surprise since it would be fitting that a group of semi-awkward intellects balancing academia, life and love would find a show about a group of awkward geeky intellects attempting to balance academia, life and love to be entertaining, as well as relatable.

Also, any show that would allude to the idea that a hot blonde would ever end up with a complete dork, is a definite “plus” for every geeky male.

How to be a smart student shopper…

August 29, 2009

macys_couch_450So remember when i wrote this?  Even though we’ve already found a house, i’m honestly still getting frustrated by certain housing issues and i haven’t even fully moved in yet!!!!!!

Perhaps, it’s the difference in mentality and living-style that my future housemate experienced while doing her undergrad at Big City University versus mine at Undergrad U, which is located in a small town, that’s the cause of all this unspoken tension.

I would like to think of myself as a simple person when it comes to living arrangements.  As long as it’s cheap, convenient, not located in some sketchy neighbourhood and is free of mutant centipedes, i’m good to go.   I also certainly don’t expect the interior of my home to look almost like a page out of The Pottery Barn catalogue.  Honestly, a couch is a couch.  I don’t plan on sitting on that thing 24/7.  As long as there are no unusual stains left behind by the previous owner and my ass doesn’t touch the ground when i sit down, i’ll take it.  After all, i’m just a student living off of a lowly-graduate stipend.

So here are a few tips on furniture shopping for students:

1) Old and/or used furniture doesn’t mean it’s crap furniture.  Most re-sold furniture are still in good condition.

2) Just because people sell their couches for dirt cheap (i.e. $50), doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with it.  When people graduate, they want to get rid of their furniture as quickly as possible, rather than having to find a way to get it to the dumpster or risk getting fined by leaving it on the street.  So sometimes that means lowering the price drastically or even giving it away for free.

Someone needs to inform my future housemate about this… and no, it’s not going to be me.  At least not for the time being.