Oh my fucking god. The floor/ceiling between my apartment and my downstairs neighbor is too fucking thing. She obnoxiously plays guitar and sings and it sounds sooo terrible that I want to stab pencils into my ears. I had to leave my apartment today to study on campus because I just couldn’t take it. I swear, I want nothing more than to run over her guitar multiple times. I put up with the annoying violin and super annoying vocal warm ups that sound like she’s gargling acid. But this is just getting to be too much.
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.
i really just want a giant white board
like, 4 feet by 6 feet or something
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.
Anonymous said: 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
(Source: hello-lolo, via femburton)
I want pizza