Ok, it’s crunch time for me. Semester’s end is in sight which means 1 thing: term papers. Honestly, I’m kind of freaking out. Guess I just need to divide everything into manageable tasks. Wait, that would make too much sense. I should do what most pop psychology/self-help books say. I should just visualize getting an ‘A’. Or just have a really positive attitude, or something like be open to the universe conspiring to help me–whatever the crap that means. Or I could do my favourite: just pray. Prayer will get me through these tough times. Right. What happened to organize your time, and work hard? Why attach all this other useless crap?
True story (sort of, I’m changing the details so preserve anonymity). I had a friend (a believer) who was in a car accident. He worked very hard during physical therapy to get better. Followed all his doctors’ advice, the whole nine yards. He healed sooner than expected. When asked about his recovery he attributed it to all the people who prayed for his recovery. What the crap? So, modern medicine and physical therapy, and all the effort you made are just frills and gimmicks? So, I suppose when people who are prayed for don’t get better it means their friends and family didn’t pray hard enough? Or maybe they prayed to the wrong god? Have you ever heard of a religious person blame their slow recovery or eventual death on people not praying enough for them? Probably not, but they’ll attribute all the credit to sweet baby jesus (sbj) if things go the way the want. Makes me want to tackle people.
Anyway, the whole point of this entry is to let all my millions of readers (thanks for reading Mom!) know that my entries may not be that frequent while I am entering term paper season. I’ll do my best but can’t promise much except for the occasional tirade against flawed logic. (Colbert: But you acknowledge it is logic!)
So, for tonight I leave you with this, a rant I wrote about a week ago on my friend’s blog (which chronicles his weight loss experience) while I was supposed to be working on one of my term papers….enjoy! Bye the bye, thanks to my sister for the biochemistry overview and fact checking. She’s a real scientist with her own lab coat, test tubes, bunsen burner, and beaker…so listen up!
Context: there had been a couple of comments from the peanut gallery (readers of my friend’s blog) with suggestions that I knew had no scientific support, mainly in regards to carbs. (I’d be lying if I didn’t mention that I was a little jealous about how many comments he got from his peanut gallery….c’mon guys! you’re way to quiet for a peanut gallery!)