Archive for May, 2014

May 31, 2014

Oh. My. Gawd.

by Janie Jones

I am STILL moving.  I feel like I’m trapped in a nightmare that won’t end.

May 22, 2014

Because I’m sure you were all dying to know…

by Janie Jones

The grades are in.  The last semester of the year from Hell are in.

Biology II:  A

Ceramics:  A

Calculus:  B

Organic Chemistry:  B


I worked my ass off last semester and endured a horrible year of emotional turmoil, and I am so relieved that my grades are thoroughly respectable.

This may be one of my last posts for a while.  Now that spring semester is over, I have to earnestly apply myself to moving out of my beloved home.  I will be living with Leif out at his newly purchased farm as I can’t afford to live on my own in the Big City, and we are not sure yet when we’ll be able to get the internet hooked up or what the service will be like out there.  Plus the next couple of weeks I’ll likely be weeping my eyeballs out while trying to magically get all our belongings out of the current house and down to the farm and have little opportunity for blogging even if the internet is set up and working like a dream.

If I’m not haunting your blogs for a while, know I’ll be thinking of you and hoping to be back soon…

Hugs, Janie


May 16, 2014

I survived

by Janie Jones

I am done with calculus, and hopefully forever.

***And there was MUCH rejoicing***

I kind of gave up a bit at the end, but all in all I feel I acquitted myself admirably, if you discount all the crying, the wailing and the gnashing of teeth.  I honestly don’t feel I retained all that much, but through sheer tenacity (and no doubt a healthy grading curve) I managed to get a B for my final grade.

Now, if I can just get a 65% on my Organic Chem final on Monday, which is what I need to finish this class also with a B, I’ll be content with the outcome of this semester.

And, I want to thank my wonderful, regular readers.  I’ve been very miserable this last semester or two as I’ve struggled through all this math stuff, and some heavy duty personal crap.  I hope you all know that your comments, emails and “Likes” have kept me going and have given me more than one morale booster when I needed it.  So, thank you again and again.


May 14, 2014

Random Dog Pix #2

by Janie Jones

dogs and pots 002

Because a camera, apparently, smells fascinating.

May 13, 2014

It took 6+ years, but I finally noticed…

by Janie Jones

I only just noticed a sign at my bank, after all the years I’ve lived here and banked here.

The sign said:

No trespassing after hours.

Because, trespassing during banking hours is A-ok.

May 9, 2014

Last Organic Chem Lab

by Janie Jones

Yesterday we made Nylon.  It was pretty cool.  You have three liquid materials in a beaker which do not mix, instead they form two separate layers with a film in the middle.  Then with a hook you simply grab the filmy middle bit and pull up.  The result is a white strand of Nylon.  The procedure is really cool.  This photos don’t do it justice as it was hard to operate my camera one handed.

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The whole experiment is done at room temperature, and it was really cool watching the strand of Nylon form from the liquid.  Apparently in a previous year a student managed to make an unbroken 9.6 meter strand.  I did get a pretty long strand at one point, but I couldn’t seem to keep it from tangling up and so it was too difficult to measure.  But it was still probably the most visually stunning lab I’ve done all year.

May 8, 2014

Placement is everything

by Janie Jones

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