Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Yeah yeah, time for some cornball cheesy thankfulness. It is that time of the year after all. Although I do find it ironic since early Americans pillaged and raped the land away from Native Americans. Small technicality, no?

Cynicism aside, I am thankful for a lot of things. I am thankful for almost being halfway done with pharmacy school and not screwing up quite yet. I am thankful for my family for always pushing me to do my best. I am thankful for my fluffy dog that pretty much every thing in the world so much better with just a snuggle.

I can't even begin to start with the amazing people I have in my life. I have such a wonderful support group of friends and I don't know where I would be without them. They make me smile and help me get through the day when I just want to throw my hands up in defeat. They provide the much needed comic relief in the sometimes all too serious environment of the library.

I am thankful for my blog friends that I sometimes share a part of myself that I seldom share with people I actually know. I think anonymity makes one braver when sharing secrets.

Finally, I am thankful for my ex-fiance. No, we're not getting back together, but I feel like this (hopefully) will be the last mention of her on this blog. I don't regret falling in love with her. As much as she drives me crazy with phone calls and texts, I wouldn't go back and wish our relationship never happened. My life, however exponentially complicated it has gotten lately, was made richer because I had a great love in my life. I no longer believe it was meant to be, but it was meant to happen.

I don't know why I am so happy right now, but I feel great and I can't stop smiling.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Med Chem is useless.

I hate med chem (medicinal chemistry). I have hated o-chem for quite some time... and med chem really has not helped me like it any better.

First off, I find this course extremely useless. It's not on the NAPLEX and unless I want to pursue industry (which I do not) I am most likely never ever going to use this again.

Secondly, I don't know why I just don't get this stuff. I mean I have a general understanding, but it seems I falter when I try and put it all together. When I see functional groups I tend to miss the whole thing, calling something that's supposed to be an amide a ketone and a secondary amine. I just look at the whole drug structure and it seems like a giant cluster-f-ck of things. And metabolic reactions? Blah. For the most part I get it... then there are times where I feel like a dumbass.

I just feel like this course should be an elective for the 1% of my class that actually wants to go into industry. Please, tell me how this course can be useful for any other branch of pharmacy that does not deal with drug research/development.

Well... back to studying functional groups.