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25 January 2007 @ 07:26 pm
I am hiding from my flatmates. This is because it's Rag Week and they've been drinking solidly for the last three days. My flat now smells like a smellier version of a slum in Calcutta.

And where, you ask, am I hiding?

I am hiding in the library.

This reaches galactic levels of sad. Especially considering that I was hiding in a tutorial room on the third floor until the cleaner chucked me out. I've been here since my tutorial ended at three. It's now half-seven. I have three more hours to kill and I have an exam tomorrow and my friend texted me and now I don't know whether angiotensin II increases or decreases glomerular filtration rate and everything is contradictory and nothing will just SAY WHICH IT IS. Clearly this is some kind of mass conspiracy, like the thing about hiding salt in food so everyone will DIE from oedema and hypertension.


Thank you and good night.

ps I just saw a boy from my class and went to wave and decided against it. Oops now he's looking over.

pps I had to watch Into the Cut for film class. That is one truly horrible film. It put me off porn for life for nearly an hour.

ppps Hey girl who can only type with two fingers, learn to use the other eight (or your brain), or just buy a drum kit. Basically, GO AWAY.
Current Location: LIBRAVIUM
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: aircon
Margravine Palavar: Bow Margravinemargravine on January 25th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I just thought of you a few minutes ago when I came across this little conversational snippet:

Teen boy #1: You hit like a girl.
Teen boy #2: Yeah, well, you taste like a girl.

I read that and thought you'd like it. Or perhaps I'm the only one who finds that exchange to be great. Anyway, on with your studying.

p.s. I'd tell you whether angiotensin II increases or decreases glomerular filtration rate, but that would be cheating!
p.p.s. I lied in the post script above. Glomerular whosits are far beyond my knowledge base. Apologies.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Chibi: Atobescoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
I sort of had an eyes falling out, I wanna steal that! moment when I read that. Like, HOW DO YOU KNOW OMG. Brilliant.

It didn't come up anyway, thank the Lord, so you have been absolved. :D
slovak vampire: zomg!numisma on January 25th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
*ears perk up*

Someone said 'film'! ^_^

What sort of film class is this? I was working in a movie theater when In the Cut came out but I never bothered watching it. I had heard Not Good things about it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Gakuto: my Yuushi!scoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
It is called 'Film, Medicine and Society' but basically it's a doss. Watch a film every two weeks then sit around for two hours 'discussing' it. It's a great time to catch up on my sleep.

There is Nothing Good about it. And in my essay I called it Into the Cut about forty million times. Gah.
Nicoleterkey on January 26th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
Why do film classes insist on making you watch Not Good Films?

Mine showed both Fame and Flashdance. In a row.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Shishido: Chibiscoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'd nearly be up for those -- I mean, Flashdance is a romcom, right? -- but not 'this would be porn if it weren't directed by Jane Campion, type thing.' Erlack.
Nicoleterkey on February 2nd, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
If they're gonna show Jane Campion, they should show The Piano, that's at least noteworthy.

Sereniaserenia on January 26th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
What's 'Into the Cut', and why did it put you off?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: So ... yeahscoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
It's a murder mystery thriller feminist essay all of the above, or something. It has Meg Ryan in it having sex, which is the sole point of the film so far as I can tell. I wasn't expecting it to be so graphic. Certainly not with both my parents in the room. I don't ever want to hear my mother calling a blowjob 'educational' ever again kthanx.
Sereniaserenia on February 3rd, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
*smirks* Oh dear.
empathic_siren on January 26th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
*pets* Good luck on your exam. I'm sure you'll do very, very well. And I feel your pain about hiding in study rooms and the library. It's like grad school flashbacks . . . (Hi! By the way)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Tezuka: buchou lovescoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
Well, it's been two months waiting for the exam we had before Christmas ... I can only hope that these results come out before the summer equinox. >.> HI THAR TOO! I meant to say a huge thanks for the little LJ present you sent me, but I kept forgetting and being distracted from the internet (a terrible state of affairs, as you can imagine). Forgive me. It was lovely! ♥
on a yellow spaceship: milkmaid faceo_glorianna on January 26th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
I delurk to tell you:
1. school makes us all crazy and sad.

2. angiotensin -does- help to restore GFR through four different pathways. I hope this isn't too late to be of any use:

a. causes efferent renal arterioles to constrict which 'dams' up blood inside the glomerulus and helps to increase GFR that way
b. constricts peripheral blood vessels too, which increases central blood pressure, which also increases GFR, and
c. stimulates aldosterone production, which stimulates salt (sodium) reasbsorption, which causes water reabsorption, more blood volume, greater blood pressure and hence greater GFR.
d. increased salt in blood also stimulates thirst centers in brain, which causes water ingestion and increased blood volume.

3. Good luck with your test! lol re: girl typing with two fingers.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Kaidoh: Inui/Kaidohscoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
I actually flyby read this before my exam, and it did make sense! ... and then it didn't come up. Not once. Not even in an MCQ. Neither did the countercurrent exchanger, which I was frantically swotting up for the last hour before the exam. I was vexed. My tutor is clearly obsessed with potassium and glucose. What you gonna do.

Thank you, posthumously! ♥
on a yellow spaceshipo_glorianna on February 2nd, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I helped! Just spreading the Physiology love, lol. Too bad about the tutor...though now you can claim greater general knowledge? -grin-
Trinity Daytrinityday on January 26th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
...now I don't know whether angiotensin II increases or decreases glomerular filtration rate and everything is contradictory and nothing will just SAY WHICH IT IS.

That is the worst thing that can happen before an exam. You just NEED to know that one detail but your notes and/or text won't TELL you that stupid detail!

Good luck!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Hanamura lock up your childrenscoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
After all that it didn't come up. Thank the gods. [wipes brow] Merci pour the luck, I'll need it for results time!
karorumetallium: flyhigherkarorumetallium on January 26th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
*patpat* poor girl. Good luck. You deserve it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Atobe: So awesomescoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm not sure about the deserving it part, though. >:D
karorumetallium: atoberuleworldkarorumetallium on February 2nd, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Why not?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Ryoma: icklescoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Because fandom time =/= study? :P
karorumetallium: saiuhuhkarorumetallium on February 2nd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling, hun. Add work to that mix and you'll have my life. It sucks -_-
many_goatsmany_goats on February 1st, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
Hi there,
Could I be added please? :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 2nd, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)