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Jun. 7th, 2012 11:07 pm
lokuro: It's the solar system, by ? (Default)
Taking the Captain as my role model once again:



I'm not fond of whiskey but there are plenty of other possibilities at hand....

Since the presentation on Friday is in English, I will sit down and improve my poor linguistic skills.“ so she said and opened the new tab on the bookmark  'Archive of our own'. Because English used in fanfictions has almost the same vocabulary as in any scientific topic. Especially when it comes to sigmatropic rearrangements. As if.

(But: If I get a cent each time I say 'homo' during my presentation, I'd be a rich girl by the end of the week. Too bad it's mostly just the highest occupied molecule orbital.)


Also, why do I keep saying Wodehouse instead of Woodward? P.G. Wodehouse would have never written such ridiculous rule
s...

The problem is: As much as I love tutoring my students or talking without drawing a breath about my current obsession or just having a nice chat with my friends about any topic you name (even the ones I have nothing to say about)... I just lose all of my charm when you have me standing in front of a big audience, when noone cares about what you are saying. Well, except for the examiner of cause. Who happened to be the one who once gave me the worst mark of my life in an oral exam. Lucky me.

Let's hope my English will be so bad, he wont even understand me and will have to pretend the presentation was alright and he has no further questions.

Who am I kidding?..

Back to reading fanfiction learning.


lokuro: It's the solar system, by ? (Default)
Finally, a Friday that feels like holiday.
The room is filled with golden sunlight, all the thoughts which are more complicated than a simple 'actio et reactio' are banned and the weekend trip to my parents is planned and sealed. (I've convinced them to re-watch the Spielberg "Tintin"-movie and on Sunday we'll go hiking to the Marienburg castle, chatting about the entropy and the 'latest' Wodehouse novels).
To put it short: Life's awesome.

Also, it was a hell of a week. An almost inhuman heat (I wanted a thunderstorm so badly but it never came), lots of scientific papers to read and comprehend, preparation for a bally tedious 40-minutes English presentation about some sigma-reactions I still don't fully understand and an oral examination to survive.

Especially the last one was putting my nerves on edge. It's about my favorite physical stuff (kinetics of reactions) but the examiner is a Humboldt-Prize winner, a world-known chemist and possibly my future chef (for I'd love to do my Ph.D. at the Mark-Planck-Institution... if they want me as well? ^^") So, I was nervous. Like, really nervous.
The day before I tried to relax, so I took my bicycle and went on riding into the forest covering the hills all around Goettingen (it's really picturesque round here). And I got lost. It was the first time ever that I got lost and the most embarrassing experience of the last few years. I started my trip at about 8 p.m. and when I finally did get home if was about 1 a.m. One good side-effect: I was indeed distracted from the exam-worries.

Also, I've got an 1.3 which is marvelous :)
1.3 is about the same as "A-", I guess. Just - you'll never get the A-mark if you have to deal with our profs. To quote one of my fellow students about some another exam: "I've answered each one of the damn questions he asked and still! He said, for an 1.0 my answers were lacking that certain something, that je ne sais quoi, if you know what I mean. I wonder, if he wanted me topless or something." Love you guys >D

Well, as for me I'm fine with my 1.3 :) More than just fine, actually. Temporary happiness for everyone? >:)

(it's not champagne - though, I would appreciate that one as well - it's dry white-wine with soda and some strawberry added.)

P.S.: Jet another quote from one of the OC-seminar presentations (yes, the one I'm still working on) from some other fellow student on the theme of herbicides:
"The task of a chemist is to kill. But we don't want to kill everything."
I think, I want a shirt with that one.


/Off to buy some ice-cream to make the party perfect.

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