Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Is trouble brewing?

I'm in trouble.. I have absolutely no money left. I don't know why, but I got huge bills this month for things like tv license, heating, internet, rent and all the rest. After my study subsidy is substracted I have a net surplus of something I won't even mention here. I have to take extreme measures (again..) and I already prepared. I won't be eating very varied stuff this month at all. And I'm afraid I have to cut all my other spending except food down to absolute zero. It probably means I won't be going on a sort of camping trip with the university bar group, and I for sure won't be going out a lot. This Friday is the only day I plan to spend on things other than food - it's the 1st of May. I'm quite sad it has come this far, so I'm really looking forward to starting that job, which SHOULD begin next month, if everything goes well. If not, I will have to take an emergency job. Or something. I can't even get a bus card, so it's bicycling every morning after it expires :P..

I do have something I can sell on Friday. But I would never do it :P.

Tomorrow is another long day in the laboratory. But a good thing is that birch pollen is diminishing!! For the first time today could I see normally with my right eye. Elating!

I've been reading more in our humane biology book today. Now I only need to read 10 more chapters :P. And we have this sort of midterm test monday. But I guess I'm actually a lot more prepared than some of the others are, even though I've read so little. Anyway, the test isn't graded, so it doesn't really matter.

I've also gained a certain liking to the term Pandabird. Or simple P-bird.

I sorted through my old mails today, and started deleting. I had over 900 messages and now I'm down to 600-something. I just didn't have the patience to read through more than 300 mails :P. I found some quite funny/weird/forgotten/sad mails that people had sent me long ago. Some of them I decided to still keep.

I also learned today that the myth about goldfish and other fish having a memory of only 3-5 seconds, is actually not true. EXperiments have already been done that show that they have a memory of at least 5 months. Goldfish were trained to react to a special sound. And months later they would react the same way to that sound. The fish were also trained to nudge a lever to get food. When the lever was adjusted so it would only work during one hour each day, the goldfish adapted, learning only to press the lever around the right time. That clearly shows that the extremely short memory is only a myth.

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