Unless you are a chem major, you don’t have a clue what C8H10N4O2 actually means.  But it is the formula for Caffeine!  My Favorite!  Well, coffee is my favorite, but finding out the chemical makeup of a molecule of coffee beam would be a pain, so I like this one better!  Before I launch into my post about C8H10N4O2, I just want to quickly explain where the letters and numbers come from because I am a nerd like that!

The name C8H10N4O2 simply means that there are 8 carbons, 10 Hydrogens, 4 Nitrogens, and 2 Oxygens in every molecure of caffiene and they are all put together like this:

Nerdy, huh?  Well since OChem has consumed my life right now, I thought maybe you’t find it a little interesting?  No? Well thats okay too!

So on the the exciting part of the post, how this is relating to my life at all, funny you should ask, here’s how it works:

C: Coffee- I have drank a lot of this week, chemistry- I have done countless hours of chem since returning, candy- which I gave up this week, Camo- which Kat wears a lot, cider vinegar- which I am attempting to try to drink a little bit of every day becasue it is really good for your tummy.  I have thus been unsuccessful because it tastes awful, cedar- the apartment that I live in.

8: the number of credits of school I am taking- minus 10, the number of days I wish there were a week, the number of degrees it feels like outside here in Duluth!

H: Hair- I straightened mine today, hamstrings- worked mine hard this morning, hangover- a movie I have never seen but don’t really find myself feeling like I missed out on, Heart- because Valentines is coming up, huskies- this cutes puppies ever, hockey- its hockey season!

10: The time of my first class tomorrow (bio lab), the number of pages of notes I have to study for my anatomy test on friday, the number of minutes that the brownies I am making the class that I TA for need to cook.

N: Nano- the small sized drink at my cute science themed coffee shop, no gluten or dairy or junk food in my diet, negative temps in duluth last week,

4: The number of liters of water I am supposed to drink every day, the time I get off of work tomorrow, number of miles I am working towards running in 25 mins.

O: old- which I am starting to feel like, since I’m almost 20, oatmeal- a food I have recently coe to enjoy, obliques- mine are sore today, Outta here- which is where I want to be when I see the thermometer every day!

2: Cups of coffee I had today, the number of times I have talked to family memebers on the phone today, the number of mangos and green peppers I got at cub today, the number of days left until the weekend!!!!!

So for all who were skeptical that this would turn out, here I turned a chem lesson into a creative post!!


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iMe Encanta!

Well this title holds lots of meaning!  First, it is in spanish because i have been doing spanish ALL DAY and so part of my mind is in total spanish mode.  And for those of you who don’t hablar, it translates to I Love which is the motto by which I try to live my life.  I try to love everything and everyone!  So instead of doing a stereotypical “favorites” post, you get a iMe Encanta! post!!

Aqui son las cosas en mi vida que me encanta:

My Family!! (L-R: Eric, Mom, Me, Dad Ellie) this was us in the Dominican Republic 2 Years ago. Extended family, I am thankful for all of you too, I just don't have a picture of everyone, so I am stating my thanks for you here!

There they are- the high school besties!! I would say these 5 were the reason I love CDH so much!! Ya'll are AWESOME!!

Worry not college besties! You were not forgotten!! LOVE YOU TOO an you're the reason I love CSS so much!!

This is for my love of dance! I realize I am not at a fill 180 split in this jump, but I swear I CAN do it, it was just bad picture timing 😉 This also represents my love for my dance girls too!!

running/working out!!

Last, but not least is my love for myself. I know I am not the most confidant or secure person out there. I know I have a lot of work to do before I am actually pleased with how I look and perform at work and in school. But I do know that it is something I am working on, so for now, I am just goin to love me!

So I hope you know that this is just a smidge of all of the things I am so grateful for!!  If you are one of the fabulous people on the list- I love you and appreciate your presence in my life!  So this week should be a lot of work, but SO worth it because SPRING BREAK STARTS WEDNESDAY AT 6!!!!  YEAH BUDDY!!

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