celeste || 24 || english & 中文 || art blog where i post my oc art and sometimes complain
feeling hyper frustrated because i have this stupid summer class i have to take and it's taking up all my time and i can't work on my artfight pieces
how do i tell a guy i like him without telling him i like him
name a more classic combo than artfight week 1 and site death
so flight rising staff just took a chinese fu dog (which is a lion), slapped some horns and wings on it, and called it a dragon?
anyone doing artfight this year? gotta ask before the site goes down near the start date lmao
got the materials for my phd candidacy qualifying exams and uh
the molecular biology dude really handed us a 33pg long paper huh
also they made it harder for everyone because it's online and they can't take away our papers, but like... how much harder could it get it's already a 3 hour exam based on knowing the papers completely
rule #1 of the lab: trust no one, especially not yourself
aw shit it's mermay already
finals are done
hehe bacterial transformation successful
i shoved a plasmid (a piece of circular DNA) inside my bacteria and forced it to express a red fluorescent protein (original color is on the right, the whitish color)
they really raised the price of filing for daca from $485 to $495 huh
insult to injury
@naiad commented on this post:
Not that shipping isn't ridiculous but I've been using my local post office a lot and it seems like their minimum price for a "large envelope" is around $3-4 and then they add more onto the price up to a certain weight. So if they do anything extra like buy any kind of bubblewrap or cardboard wrapping + the price of the envelope I can see how it would actually be around that much? I think a lot of people take a cut on their item listing to list shipping as cheaper tbh Idk how ups or fexex price things though
i mean, like i don't mind having to pay extra to cover the costs of shipping, especially since this is an indie place, but human brains are Dumb and if i see "$53 free shipping" i'm like 😊 and if i see "$47 + $6.50 shipping" i'm like 😢
also it's just Weird because nail polish companies will also charge me ~$6 in shipping, but they're straight up shipping flammable materials in glass bottles. they also offer free shipping at ~$50-75, while this place is like "free shipping at $100 😊"
oh, there are definitely gorgeous sets for ~$20 (shoutouts to the modern witch tarot), but the one i want just happens to be $47 + $6.50 shipping rip
they're matte black with gold foil illustrations, made of recycled plastic so they're easier to shuffle/won't crease
more digimon model kits available for sale.... my wallet....
college is a fucking scam lmao (in the USA at least)
i have students who got 50s on an open notebook exam where the average is an 80 and students who got 30s on a report with an average of 60 and the professor said she was going to pass them all, even when it's obvious from their assignments that they have 0 clue what's going on and don't care to actually understand
what's even the point then? why even make students go to class? just tell them to hand over $60,000 and give them the degree instead of letting up continuously fail upwards
it dilutes the value of degrees, especially for students who know their stuff and actually try in class. like that's why they say undergraduate degrees are worthless when it comes to getting a job, because employers know unqualified graduates are everywhere. now you have to waste even more money on a master's or a phd, which is more $$$ in the colleges' pockets and more time that students have to waste away in schools.
and when does a master's degree also become worthless? when will every student have to do a phd and stay in school from age 4 to age 28 just so employers won't throw their resumes in the trash?
education is fucked
and like... what is this teaching the students? they're not stupid, they'll realize they won't have to do any work in order to succeed (and the TAs will be stuck wasting time grading them and giving them feedback that they won't take). they'll also think that they know what's going on, when in reality, they seriously don't and would be woefully unprepared for employment.
i keep buying stamps with no one to send mail to F
i just like stamps 😢
tfw ur using antibiotic resistance to make sure your experiment worked but as it turns out they've somehow evolved resistance naturally and ur results are fricked
got a vaccine just in time to teach undergrads in-person after spring break!!
but like.... why didn't the uni cancel spring break??? like y'all know the students ain't gonna listen to that "we're HIGHLY DISCOURAGING you from traveling" shit right???