As I attempted to sleep throughout the night, my cat Theseus laid on my head. Then purred in my face. Then pawed at my nose. Then used the litter box three times. Then knocked something off a shelf. Then meowed at my bedroom door. Meanwhile my other cat, the old and bitter Evilbunny, did the same - hassling me to no end, all night long. Which is abnormal.
I woke up on and off, over and over. The worst.sleep.ever. And finally, at 6:00am, my alarm went off. I turned it off. 20 minutes later my second alarm went off. And woke up to both of my cats glaring at me, wide awake and excited that I, too, was now awake.
Low and behold, my cats had about 5 kibble bits of food in their bowl (i.e. they had some food, but were panicking about running low on food. Seriously.) Whhhhyyyyy!!!!!
Oy'. I woke up irritable. Poured food. And then bicycled off to the cafe with my dad, where I was looking forward to getting in some last-minute studying prior to my afternoon exam.
I ordered a beverage and started to cram.
And on this morning, of all mornings, there were ~30 people upstairs loudly giving a presentation, clapping, laughing, and getting everyone all pumped about some accounting something another. I attempted to use bits of paper towel as earplugs, which semi-worked.
We eventually left the cafe and I snuck in a little more studying before my Art class. And took a break during Art to study a little more. And then I had 40 minutes before the big test to escape to the library to eat lunch and cram some more.
All anxious and anticipating the exam, a huge wave of calm hit me after I opened my lunch to discover a lot of adorable deliciousness from my mom:
Some BBQ chips, faux "tuna" sandwiches (made from garbanzo beans; which doesn't sound like it would work but it actually, surprisingly does), peppered cucumber and, of course, essential gummy bunnies.
But since I was still sleep-deprive, I also swallowed one of these:
Which seemed to help. It was gross, though. Like swallowing cold medicine.
And finally, after getting so worked up, the test wasn't all that bad. And the professor brought in something extremely neat to reward us - two human brains.
Talk about a highly effective way to turn an anxiety-inducing test period into something really fun! I got to hold bits and pieces of a real human brain solidifie in formaldehyde: