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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by Foxhunter, May 14, 2012.

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  1. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    Positivity! Fake it till you make it!
     
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  3. LyraGardenia

    LyraGardenia Kansas State c/o 2020 2+ Year Member

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    Mine was the day after finals were over, but we got our caps and gowns about two months in advance lol. I feel like it would have been more annoying to wait around for a week to graduate! But the worst was in high school when we had about two weeks of classes after graduation. o_O Some people didn't come back if they didn't have to take finals or anything, but I think I had projects and stuff due still in most of my classes, so I went up until the true last day.

    Good luck @sheltermed! You're almost done!
     
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  4. SkiOtter

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    Ours are immediately after finals week and the December one is DURING finals week. But we can buy our caps and gowns at any point during the semester from the bookstore, so the timing isn't an issue for decorating.
     
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  5. Devastating

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    Having to wait around an extra week was sort of boring/annoying at the time (though also kinda cool)--I mostly found this weird due to the grades aspect (like, not all of the final course grades are in yet, so what would happen to people who walk the stage with some sort of honor but bombed a final/failed a needed class? could they theoretically revoke honors/not award your degree? waiting 5-7+ days after finals is a bit much, but why not after final grades are in? :thinking:) Seems more common than I thought, though! And yeah, both of us had to get our gowns in advance.
     
  6. Devastating

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    I graduated in a December ceremony, omf, that would've sucked for me :laugh:
     
  7. PrincessButterCup

    PrincessButterCup 2+ Year Member

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    Our December graduation is BEFORE finals week. So December grads can't really celebrate for another week, since they aren't even done yet. :p But they have to do it that way otherwise graduation would be right before Christmas, since finals is always the week before.
     
  8. vetmedhead

    vetmedhead Quarantine the gloom

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    We didn't get our actual degrees at the ceremony, just the diploma holders, so if we had failed an important course or whatever the school could alter honors/not confer degrees as they saw fit.
     
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  9. SkiOtter

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    Our finals the past couple years have ended on the 23rd of December :dead:
    We start after Labor Day and since its been later the past few years? It's pushed finals back a week:punch:
     
  10. WildZoo

    WildZoo Illegal in all 50 Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah I got my actual diplomas in the mail a couple weeks after graduation, along with my final transcripts. Thank god, because my mom never saw them. Heh.

    @sheltermed I'm sorry you're having a rough day :( Definitely try to get some sleep, there is no use studying things that you won't retain because your brain is exhausted.
     
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  11. WildZoo

    WildZoo Illegal in all 50 Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Me: Mmmm King Lucifer is back
    Me 2 seconds later: OH **** CROWLEY NO

    Not done with the episode yet but already sad I have to wait until tomorrow to watch the finale...
     
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  12. Teepster87

    Teepster87 MSU c/o 2020 2+ Year Member

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    Weeks would have been nice. I think I got mine like 5 months after graduating!
     
  13. Devastating

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    Yeah, I think that's true at all institutions afaik. Still seems odd to me to have ceremonies so early, having students walk, and then potentially revoking things rather than not having to deal with that, though...
    :wtf: that SUCKS
     
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  14. LyraGardenia

    LyraGardenia Kansas State c/o 2020 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I got my diploma in the mail about a month after graduating. My mom wanted to look at my transcript but I said "nooope, I'll take that!"

    @Balesofhay got her actual diploma during graduation! I think she had a couple weeks off between being done with classes and graduating. It would definitely suck to walk and then not actually be done, but I would guess/hope that happens to a small enough number of people that most schools would rather get the ceremony out of the way so people can leave town. There's not really a perfect way to do it. :shrug:
     
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  15. Devastating

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    After my sister's graduation my mom wouldn't stop talking about how the diploma-holder thing is "so much bigger" than mine was. I honestly don't remember how mine looked or where it even is (...or where the actual diploma is), but ok mom :p
     
  16. Trilt

    Trilt puppy snuggler extraordinaire Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

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    I got my diploma at graduation; not on the stage, but we picked them up round back afterwards (with the exception of the dude whose wife went into labour midway lol. He got his mailed I think). Was nice to see that piece of paper.
     
  17. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    Oh man. I'm glad my life isn't as much of a dumpster fire as the people on Maury.

    You are the father!
     
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  18. Coopah

    Coopah UC Davis c/o 2021 2+ Year Member

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    Don't worry egg, I'm sure with a little work we can get you there! :laugh:
     
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  19. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    lol I would not be a good dumpster fire. I'm more like a kitchen fire where I destroy everything in my path and I'm most likely to accidentally burn the house down.
     
  20. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    Oh this is a great episode. Woman and man meet online. They go on a date, they move in together in the first date. Three days later, they get married. A week after meeting, she's pregnant.

    He's denying he's the father lol

    Update: he IS the father!
     
  21. WildZoo

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    Yeah I mean at least I knew who the fathers of most of my dead unborn children were...
     
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  22. DVMDream

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    Have you died of sepsis from your decaying shark children?
     
  23. DVMDream

    DVMDream Don't disturb the snowflakes 7+ Year Member

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    Lol, these shows make me feel somewhat "normal" or "sane".
     
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  24. WildZoo

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    Nah, the bear shark ate them, it's all good!
     
  25. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    Ahhh. My favorite guy is the dude who works at Waffle House and has been seducing women with extra bacon. I laughed but I thought that it would probably work. :laugh:
     
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  26. sheltermed

    sheltermed 2+ Year Member

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    What's everyone up to tonight/this weekend? I think I'm going take Gail for a hike tomorrow :)
     
  27. DVMDream

    DVMDream Don't disturb the snowflakes 7+ Year Member

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    I'm working all weekend. Going with family to dinner tonight.
     
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  28. SandstormDVM

    SandstormDVM Iowa State c/o 2020 2+ Year Member

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    Still in Missouri and Kansas visiting family. It's been gross and stormy all day, so I'm just hanging out with my mom's dogs, eating dinner, and relaxing. :)
     
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  29. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    Doing nothing. Been watching tv/ hanging out all day.


    Actually I'm debating starting a new drinking game where I take a shot everytime my mom "casually" mentions that I'm too fat. It's happened thrice already today. So over this summer.

    84 days.
     
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  30. sheltermed

    sheltermed 2+ Year Member

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    ooooo! I love that one. I get that from my mom and grandma all the time. Whenever I go visit my grandma, the first thing she says is "OMG, you got so fat." every time. without fail. In russian, though. we're "larger" people in general, so I'm not really sure why it's an issue. it has certainly decimated any ounce of self esteem I've ever had, lol.
     
  31. Bottle of Bear

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    Probably something that wastes my time, get bored, do more unproductive things, take abx and go to bed early so I can rinse/repeat tomorrow
     
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  32. sheltermed

    sheltermed 2+ Year Member

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    You sick? :(
     
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  33. Filly Bay

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    In Washington D.C. for my brothers graduation. Making him play tour guide tomorrow.
     
  34. sheltermed

    sheltermed 2+ Year Member

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    Nice! Have you never been?
     
  35. SkiOtter

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    Still in the middle of the pacific:cool:

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  36. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    I feel that
     
  37. sheltermed

    sheltermed 2+ Year Member

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    really though -- I don't think I'd hate myself nearly as much if I wasn't told I was fat (or lazy, or worthless) for my entire life. I always assume people are looking at me and judging me, because if my mom does it, why wouldn't everyone else? it's only gotten worse as I've gotten old, too (I think people's self esteem improves as they age in general(?), but not in my case). it's destroyed relationships, and now it prevents relationships from even forming (I developed social anxiety too, woo). it's so hard to reverse this stuff.

    sorry, that got depressing really quickly, but I felt like sharing.
     
  38. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    I feel you, honestly. I don't wanna go into too much details, but yeah. I'm very similar.
     
  39. sheltermed

    sheltermed 2+ Year Member

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    no worries, I'm a bit of an over-sharer :)
     
  40. dyachei

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    @vetmedhead I haven't forgotten about the puzzles. They are now in a box. With the intent to be sent out monday. sorry for the delay
     
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  41. vetmedhead

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    Don't worry about it! I figured you were just busy and I'm just grateful to get some free puzzles! :heckyeah:
     
  42. PippyPony

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    I've never seen Tangled, so it's starting on my rabbit in ~15 minutes!

    | Rabbit
     
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  43. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    Omg I'm gonna have to sneak away to watch this!
     
  44. cdoconn

    cdoconn I hover quickly. c/o '21

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    Wine was a great decision!

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  45. Devastating

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    I was supposed to have a hair appointment this afternoon, but apparently the salon was running behind so they called to say it's pushed back to tomorrow morning (now i have to get up early...bleehg)

    But this evening fam went out to a hole-in-the-wall burger place (on recommendation from a local magazine, they had an article on unique burgers in this area so we've been trying places whenever the opportunity arises). Poor cook was swamped so it took a while to get our food, but it was worth it because it was mmmmmmm yummy. Their house-made jalapeno popper things were so good. Then we went to target and that's it :p Hopefully going to the beach or something tomorrow.
     
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  46. WildZoo

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    Today, which I guess was really yesterday now since it's 3am, I worked for all of 2 hours, went home, caught up on Supernatural, regretted that decision, saw Alien: Covenant, added some mental distress to my emotional distress, ate my feelings in the form of mini burgers and fries.

    I have no idea what I'm doing the rest of the weekend other than working on the supernatural WW game and trying not to cry.
     
  47. Great Butts

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    I hope things get better for you ):
     
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  48. Trilt

    Trilt puppy snuggler extraordinaire Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

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    Pretty sure there will be some drunken kids movie rabbiting in my future this afternoon. Have we done wall-e recently?
     
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  49. sheltermed

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    I've never even seen wall-e. I'm down!
     
  50. WildZoo

    WildZoo Illegal in all 50 Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    I realize I should have made it more clear that the emotional and mental distress mentioned in the above post were caused by a tv show and a movie. I'm fine guys! Just uh...particularly sensitive to particular events on particular tv shows. Especially ones that I've been watching for a long time.
     
  51. vetmedhead

    vetmedhead Quarantine the gloom

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    This is Supernatural! We suffer like men! :rage:
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