|A very blurry picture of the Campbell bio textbook with the deceptively cute fiddlehead fern on the cover. Evil in disguise. And yes, the blurriness is obviously me trying to show you how the information in this book looks to me when I am cramming for a test at midnight. And you thought that I was bad at photography. Ha! Random metaphorical artistic descriptions always win.|
I have a weakness for alliteration, so now I have decided to post my woes, wonders, and wishes every Wednesday. So this week, biology is the bane of my existence. Don't get me wrong, it is a fascinating subject, but still, some things about it vex me. Woefully, the subject is not all about memorization, but you still need to have a great memory. I mean, how can I be expected to both memorize strange terms and understand their significance? I can only do so much! And speaking of strange terms, I wonder, how do terms like oviparous, ovoviviparous, and viviparous help anyone? I find it rather amusing, and rather annoying, that the terms are so hard to learn. No doubt that they all have Latin and Greek roots and therefore make perfect sense to the budding linguist, but to the less cultured people of society, like myself, prefixes and suffixes stemming from dead languages are useless. I, for one, support the use of hyphenated adjectives to replace nouns. For example, instead of saying my name is Asilia, I would like to say that my name is aspiring-blogger-and-frustrated-student-who-loves-fashion-and-books-and-good-music. Makes perfect sense, right? Well, I am a genius, so no need for you to reiterate the obvious fact. And finally, I wish that I were one of the perfectly punctual people, those people who do not start blogs centered around the art of procrastination. But hey, blogging over biology any day. I mean, why do today what you can do tomorrow? (I think that is how the saying goes.)
BTW, you must excuse the weirdness. My excuse is that it's a Wednesday. And tomorrow, my excuse for the weirdness will be that it's a Thursday. Glad we got that cleared up.