27 January 2011

Husbandry (hint: not the practice of getting husbands)

For the next couple of weeks, focus for lectures has shifted to husbandry and behavior and the like. Why? We've all got placements coming up during the spring holiday and we need to know our stuff. At placements, we have to take notes on how the farms run things, what they could improve, etc, etc, ad nauseum. Today was Animal Housing, Ruminant Care, and Animal Behavior. Now, I've taken Animal Nutrition, Equine Care and Handling, and 2 semesters worth of Animal Behavior. So needless to say, some of this is a review.

Cue me playing Angry Birds for 3 lectures in a row. Whoops.

Good news, though: I've gotten my 3 placements for the spring holiday approved! 6 weeks down, 6 weeks to go.

23 January 2011

Reason I love London: #2934

Ok...I made up that number, but I've lost count of the reasons I love London.

Friday, I had finally had the chance to go see The King's Speech with a few friends (I'd been waiting to see it forEVER). Went to the Odeon Camden (smallest theatre ever, but it was nice). Don't think I'll ever get used to assigned seats at the movie theatre, though...but I digress. Go see the movie. It's fabulous and a must-see. As if I needed another reason to fall in love with Colin Firth...

The point of the above paragraph is this:

It's hard to see, but the gist of the plaque is that the RVC building, Hobday, (which is the place I practically LIVE I'm in there so often) was opened by King George the VI, and his wife Queen Elizabeth was there. I walk by this thing EVERY DAY and (of course) never noticed it. I just get such a kick out of seeing it there.

16 January 2011

Concentration station.

I have to say, after one term of vet school, I'm much more in the groove of studying.

Well, not yesterday. Yesterday was a day spent watching movies and recovering from a hangover. Whoops.

But overall, I've gotten a lot of work done during the week. Last term, I was having trouble concentrating on anything. Now, I think I'm starting to get the hang of things again.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled studying session.

08 January 2011

Back to the grind.

Flying back to London today. Pretty sure I'm not quite ready to leave. Classes start up again on Monday, and again...pretty sure I'm not ready for those yet. I wish there was just one more week of break, so I could have at least had more than 3 weeks here instead of 2 and a half weeks. It's just not long enough. And because of AHEMS placements, I'm not going to be back until July at the earliest.

Did you hear that? That was my gigantic sigh. I miss home already.