This morning, I fit into a pair of shorts that I haven’t properly fit into in about a year. I’ve been working out a lot lately because I just hit a point over the summer where I felt really bad about myself. I’d slowly been gaining weight over the past few years and I told myself that it wasn’t really that much weight, until it accumulated and all of a sudden I couldn’t fit into some of my favorite clothes anymore. But today, I get to wear these cute short shorts and I’ve been feeling really proud of my butt and thighs lately. Squats do work! I also think rock climbing has helped me a lot. It’s really fun and helps me work on strengthening my legs. Today is just a good day. I’m getting stronger, slowly but surely. I’m getting there.
because that would make so many things so much easier to do
related note: why are giant whiteboards so expensive? like, just the whiteboard, no stand or anything, can cost between $100 (2.5’ x 4’) and $250 (4’ x 6’)
Hey requiresheavywizardry, what did you do for your whiteboards? I remember you saying that they were gonna be mad expensive but then (I think) you found a cheaper workaround. Am I remembering that right?
If you go to somewhere like Home Depot, you can buy showerboard in larger dimensions for much cheaper. I needed a whiteboard to study for a lot of my science courses and a whiteboard really helped in drawing out structures. So I bought and 8’ x 4’ showerboard from Home Depot for like $13. It’s not the exact same material as whiteboard, but it works really well! You just have to make sure to clean it after usage, otherwise the whiteboard marker tends to dry on and it can be really difficult to get off. I could usually clean it off after like a week of leaving drawings and diagrams on it. But leave it on for something like a month, and it’s really difficult to clean well.
Can you tell me anything about the pharmacy fraternities at uop?I'm interested in joining one!
Hi! I love that you’re interested in joining a pharmacy fraternity! I’m actually in one myself! There are a bunch of opportunities to get to know people in all the fraternities during this semester, so keep your eye out for all the pre-rush events!
There are four pharmacy fraternities on campus: Kappa Psi (KY), Phi Delta Chi (PDC), Rho Pi Phi (RPP), and Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS). I’m not entirely sure what you do and don’t know about these organizations. But I’ll give you some general information. First of all, all of these organizations are open to both pre-pharm and pharmacy students. So if you are a pre-pharm and you do end up pledging, you’ll probably be alongside students already in pharmacy school, so that’s a great way to start getting more insight into what pharm school will be like if you are a pre-pharm student.
KY is an all-male fraternity on campus. They have a really strong alumni base and their brothers all seem like good people. One of my good friends since freshmen year joined KY and he loved it. They also have what’s called an associate program, where they have a separate pledging process for women, but the girls aren’t technically considered brothers. You used to be able to pledge another fraternity and be an associate at the same time. For example, some girls used to be a part of both LKS and KY Associates, but they changed the bylaws and you can no longer do that. So if you become a KY associate, you can’t pledge another fraternity.
PDC is a co-ed fraternity. The brothers are probably some of the nicest people I’ve met on campus. They’re really great, really social, and I have had some great friends join PDC.
LKS is also a co-ed fraternity. But their mission statement is about promoting the advancement of women in pharmacy. So during most of my time at Pacific, all of the members were women. But last year, they pledged a boy! They’ve always been co-ed, but last year was the first year they had a guy member.
RPP is a co-ed international fraternity. I am personally a brother of Rho Pi Phi and I have never regretted my decision to join. I’ve made the greatest friends and I think it’s really opened my eyes to so many different avenues in pharmacy.
Each fraternity also does their own outreach events, like health fairs where they do health screenings, immunizations, and health education. There’s also more outreach than just health fairs. For example, my fraternity also does this even called drug take back day, where we travel to different locations in this part of Norcal and work with police departments/health orgs to collect and dispose of unused/expired prescriptions that people just have no idea what to do with.
Each brotherhood has their own pros and cons. I suggest that you just go to all of the rush events with open eyes. Don’t set your eyes on just one organization, because you never know what everyone else has to offer. When you go to pre-rush, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. No one is judging you and we all just want to get to know you guys and have fun! Trust me, sometimes I feel like I’m awkward and terrible at talking to people, so if you feel like you’re nervous, just remember that we’re probably nervous too.
I hope I answered your question well enough. Feel free to keep asking me things if you want more specifics! And if you ever feel comfortable letting me know who you are, feel free to contact me. And maybe we can grab lunch and I can answer any other questions you have about pharmacy school, orgs, or any other UOP questions in general! :)
“And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.”—Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love
Hello. For students in the pharmacy program, if they are unable to meet the GPA requirement, are they dropped or do they have to take one more year to boost it up? Basically, does a 3+3 change to a 4+3?
If you don’t meet the GPA requirement, you don’t get dropped from the program. You just add on another semester or year, however long it takes until you raise your GPA, and apply next year. So yeah, basically a 3+3 changes to a 4+3, but you wouldn’t actually have to stay that whole year. You could literally just take one math/sci booster if that’s all you needed and take the rest of the year off until the application season. But you are only allowed to extend until 5+3. If you don’t meet the GPA requirements in your 5th year, then you pretty much get dropped from the program.
I stopped watching How I Met Your Mother a few years ago and am considering catching up now that it’s over but I doubt the finale is going to reveal that Ted meets the mother and has his kids but then dies in a tragic accident and all along the whole series has been about the kids being told this whole story by their step-father, Danny Tanner, leading into the mashup/spin-off Full House I Met Your Mother so there might not be any point.
“My mother told me, Remember, your body is a temple,
and I am still trying to work out what that means.
Is a temple really a place where people go to throw stones;
am I supposed to see so much of my own blood on the altar?
If I am a wonder, I guess that explains all the men who came
to rip everything good out of me, until I had only the halls
and my loneliness. No one sings hymns here anymore, and
I wonder: If my body is really a temple, and I am its god,
is this how I am supposed to believe in me?”—your body is a temple, wesley king
Please read this. I keep seeing this on my and over again. And I want to make this clear, HIV-PEP is not like a morning after pill. It is a month long medication regimen. And it is not 100% effective.
It is not supposed to be a substitute for other methods of HIV prevention. Condoms should not be disregarded because people think this is some new “morning active pill for HIV.” Do not have unprotected sex just because you think you can get some magical pill afterwards that will prevent HIV transmission.
Yes, PEP is obviously a good method of treatment if you’re a healthcare worker who’s been accidentally exposed. It’s also a completely valid option if you’ve somehow had accidental needle sticks, been sexually assaulted, and or had unprotected sex where you could have been exposed to HIV. Any risk exposure is a valid reason to go to an emergency room and ask about PEP. I am not trying to disregard its use or its importance. But I want to make it clear to people that this is not a substitute for other forms of HIV prevention. It is not the same as a morning active pill. It is it’s own medication regiment with side effects and monetary costs.
And it is expensive. It’s not something a lot of people can pay for very easily out of pocket. And unless you’re a healthcare worker who was exposed at work, your insurance may not cover something like this. Condoms are a much less expensive form of HIV prevention than anti-retroviral medications. Please, do not think you can have unprotected sex or actively work to reduce your risk exposure because of PEP.
While I want people to know that this kind of treatment exists and that they have healthcare options should they be exposed to HIV, I also want people to know that it is not as simple as a morning after pill. There is so much more to it than that. I understand that the above tumblr user wants people to know about PEP, but comparing it to a morning after pill is oversimplifying it and could endanger the health of people who think they can have unprotected sex because PEP exists.
“One day you fall for this boy. And he touches you with his fingers. And he burns holes in your skin with his mouth. And it hurts when you look at him. And it hurts when you don’t. And it feels like someone’s cut you open with a jagged piece of glass.”—The Tracey Fragments
“You have to learn
how to be gentle with yourself.
That you are more than
a tornado of genetics and mistakes.
How to work hard and take care of yourself.
That love takes pieces
of you with it; accept that you may
receive nothing in return.
People are horrible and sad and rotten,
but you cannot let it harden you.
She taught you to hate yourself,
but you must teach her how to love.
That your parents are not perfect.
That you are not perfect.
That it will all be okay.”—Michelle K., Things I’ve Learned In 2013.
I flinch when most people touch me
and I don’t know why.
There are days where I dream of someone coming
into my life and holding my hand with so much intention,
with so much of forever in their fingertips -
that my fear of everything seems to slip away.
there are the days where I
cannot imagine a single finger grazing my cheek
without me being terrified
of everything around me,
of the way hands can break bones
and drown love,
of the way endings are inevitable.
I flinch when most people touch me
and I don’t know why.
I am frightened by the idea of being alone
and the idea of being with someone
that I don’t know how to balance love or life
and everything that intersects.
I flinch when most people touch me and I don’t know why,
all I know is that
I need your fingers running through my hair
the way I need to forget what it means to be left,
I just finished my last genetics practical and I didn’t finish. I knew how to do everything and still didn’t have enough time. Fuck. I was doing so well in genetics. I pretty much had an A in the class, until these last two exams. I ran out of time of the last lecture midterm and I ran out of time again today. I am not willing to get a B in this fucking class just because I fuck up when the tests are purposefully made longer because the averages are too high. Time to study my ass off even more for the final on Monday.
“I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2am, I am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes.”—Anna Peters
1. Stop faking your fucking orgasms. Society already tells young men that they run the fucking universe - if they can’t turn your cunt into a shooting star then for god’s sake, let them know about it.
2. Once you’ve stopped faking your fucking orgasms, use this newfound honesty throughout the rest of your life - stop ordering coffee you don’t actually like; stop sitting at a desk and allowing people to treat you like shit in the hopes that a meek attitude will earn you a promotion (it won’t); stop telling people they can finish your food when you’re not actually done yet. These may seem petty, but they add up, just like every orgasm you didn’t actually get to have.
3. If you wanna dance all night, dance all fucking night. Dance all night even if you have work in the morning. The worst that will happen is you’ll drink RedBull all day and look like a zombie - pass it off as a head cold to the real zombies you work with and flick through the embarrassing photos you’re being tagged in as you pretend to take a shit for some peace and quiet. I promise, you’ll remember dancing all night in ten years, not the suspicious way your boss looked at you that morning.
4. If your ass looks big in that, that’s a good thing.
5. You will never be as young as you are this second. Embrace it.
6. Embrace the fact that you’re going to get older. Ask your boyfriend if he will still love you when you’re seventy and your tits are down to your knees. Look forward to this time - seventy year old women are allowed to do pretty much whatever they want, and no-one can stop them. You can carry candy in your bag and not share it with a single soul. You can stay home all day and cross-stitch expletives onto handkerchiefs for your grandchildren and slip them under the table out of sight of the people you raised. You can drink whisky at 10am. Every phase of your life is going to be amazing for different reasons. Embrace that.
7. A lot of people will pretend to love Bukowski. Don’t pretend to love Bukowski if you don’t love Bukowski. It’s overplayed and no-one will mind if you actually like Virginia Andrews instead - the people who do mind are boring.