The 12 Hours of Chemistry

December 12, 2008


Thanks for your patience :) These last hours were crammed with 100% studying!

On The First Hour Of Chemistry Victoria Gave To Me…

Trader Joe’s snack crackers….and a cu-up of caramel teaaaaaaaaa


On The Second Hour Of Chemistry Victoria Gave To Me…

Hummus + carrots (I just had a few)


On The Third Hour Of Chemistry….

We ordered Brixx Pizza for dinner!


We got two BOGO free pizzas, each with 2 flavors: Wild Mushroom, Pear Gorgonzola, Veggie + Bronx Bomber (a meat lovers one)


I started with a Mushroom + a Veggie –


On The Fourth Hour Of Chemistry….

I also had the infamous Brixx Spinach Salad, which comes with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, pine nuts, croutons and a spicy vinegar dressing.



On The Fifth Hour Of Chemistry….

Then I had a sliver of the Bomber and a piece of the Pear Gorgonzola – SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!


On The Sixth Hour Of Chemistry….

Victoria also poured us each a small glass of white wine to help us study :mrgreen:


(With the first plate)


That split pea soup hurt my stomach and I was extra hungry for dinner – probably also because my brain was sapping up all the glucose in my body!

On The Seventh Hour Of Chemistry Victoria Gave To Me…



On The Eighth Hour Of Chemistry…

After many hours of studying, I arrived home around 9:30pm to find my recent Barney Butter order had arrived!!! I ordered some of the 90 calorie packets for traveling over Xmas too :)


Despite all the pizza, I HAD to taste it to remember the pleasures of BB –


On The Ninth Hour Of Chemistry….

I went to bed. Without blogging. I’ve always been a firm believer in getting enough sleep the night before a test. I’ve never pulled an all-nighter in my life.

On The Tenth Hour Of Chemistry….

I set the alarm for 5:45 and got up to re-fuel before I got in my car for the extra early 30 minute drive to Winthrop in the dark to get in some last minute reviewing of the flashcards with Victoria before our 8am exam.

I was going to have simple cereal with tea, but I decided like a running race you should eat what you are used to eating for optimal performance. So I made oatmeal. With Barney Butter. And coffee.


The mix (if I can remember!)

  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water, half banana, pinch salt, vanilla
  • 2 tbsp wheatberries
  • Kashi Good Friends CinnaRaisin
  • Ground Flax
  • Pumpkin butter, swirled in
  • Coconut butter
  • Barney Butter spoonful



More studying…


On The Eleventh Hour Of Chemistry

The studying paid off!!! I think I did really well. It took me 2 hours to finish, but I put down an answer> for every problem and reaction, so the damage should be minimal.

On The Twelfth Hour Of Chemistry

Today’s plan include:

  • A run (this is one of those times when I’m so excited to NOT be studying that I can’t wait to burst outside and run!)
  • A shower
  • Meeting the husband for lunch at EF on his break
  • Reading my novel??? TV??
  • Perhaps watching a movie.
  • A bubble bath.
  • Major relaxation.

See y’all later on!

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1 Meghann December 12, 2008 at 11:45 am

Cute post! Your seven citrus fruits line made me crack up. Your day of running and major relaxation sounds amazing- enjoy it!


2 Maggie December 12, 2008 at 11:47 am

You’re done!!!!! This post was adorable. Enjoy your run. Try some more yoga for relaxing!!

Lovely eats :)


3 caitlin December 12, 2008 at 11:48 am

cute post – although i have no idea how much pizza you ended up eating LOL. i wouldve eaten the whole box, it looks delicious.

relax, you deserve it.


4 Allison K December 12, 2008 at 11:48 am

Cute Post! Congrats on being done..and enjoy your relaxation!!!!


5 Kath December 12, 2008 at 11:50 am

Haha – I had 3.5 slices :)



6 halie December 12, 2008 at 11:50 am

Good job! Great accomplishment! A refreshing run is definitely well deserved! Then relaxation!

I must buy Barney Butter!


7 Sharon December 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

Hahaha, lovely eats! Mmmm!


8 Erica December 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

haha this post is hilarious! We went to Brixx a few weeks ago! They have great food! Have you had their pita and hummus?


9 Meghann December 12, 2008 at 11:54 am

I hope all of your cramming paid off and you got an A out of that test today! I love your 12 hours theme :)


10 Marissa December 12, 2008 at 11:57 am

One of my best friends is in grad school to get her OD and I remember the horrors of Organic Chemistry.


11 Tina December 12, 2008 at 11:57 am

Cute post! :)

I haven’t got my BB yet, darn it! Hopefully, today!


12 Stephanie December 12, 2008 at 11:59 am

Kath–Congrats on finally finishing all your tests!! I can only imagine how relieved you must feel, haha.

I’ve never heard of Brixx Pizza, but it looks delicious! Have tons of fun relaxing and NOT studying 😀


13 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) December 12, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Loved your post, I could practically feel your enthusiasm and excitement to be done seeping through my computer screen. :)

With all that studying, I’m sure you did well on your exam!! Enjoy your relaxation, you deserve it!


14 K December 12, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Hahah cute post Kath! Glad to hear the exam went well!



15 jenner December 12, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Congrats on the exam Kath! I’m sure you did well. It must be such a relief to be done– I can’t wait for 12pm Saturday!!!!


16 Sara December 12, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Very cute post! Congrats on being done!


17 Fancy December 12, 2008 at 12:06 pm

You’re adorable, Kath! This post was so cute. Congratulations!!!!!


18 lauren December 12, 2008 at 12:06 pm

i love reading this blog :). well done on all the study and the exam, a well deserved night of relaxation for you tonight


19 Rose December 12, 2008 at 12:11 pm

This is such a cute blog entry – I love the “12” theme. You are such a hard worker when it comes to school – no wonder you are having success!


20 chocolatecoveredvegan December 12, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Scariest. Post. EVER! Chemistry *shudder*


21 melissa iwai December 12, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Congratulations on finishing!
Now you can relax!!!!!!


22 Mara December 12, 2008 at 12:13 pm

VERY cute post!!!
The 7 citrus fruits line reminds me of my favorite Eddie Izzard special…


23 VeggieGirl December 12, 2008 at 12:17 pm

TOO MUCH CHEMISTRY!! Haha 😉 Rest up now!!


24 Moran December 12, 2008 at 12:30 pm

What an AWESOME review!! I loved the pizza!


25 FoodRenegade December 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Congratulations. I bet you’re relieved.

I made a homemade jalepeno dill hummus earlier this week and ate it with carrots. It’s a small food world.


26 Courtney December 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Funny post. I love it.

Barney Butter on oatmeal is SO amazing!!!!


27 Christy December 12, 2008 at 12:37 pm

You definitely get props for getting so creative on your post after all that studying! Congrats and I hope you enjoy your afternoon. Have you considered treating yourself to a massage? Your body and soul would not regret it. :)


28 Paige December 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Oh my gosh, YUM BRIXX! My boyfriend went to Davidson, and when I visited him we would always hit up Brixx. So, so good!

Too bad he graduated, moved to DC, and now there’s no more Brixx for me :(


29 Marianne December 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Hurray for being done chemistry! And that pizza looks excellent.


30 JENNA December 12, 2008 at 12:49 pm

That pizza looks so flippin good!! i would have wanted to devour the whole box!


31 ashley (sweet & natural) December 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Cute post! Love the pear and gorgonzola pizza and the salad and the BB. Congrats on finishing your school work! Relax today!


32 Saima December 12, 2008 at 12:57 pm

you ate every hour of studying!! :O 😛 i find at times studying to be a greater workout than working out!! this past week sure was stressful!! lotsa studying…lotsa healthy eating and no working out!! 5 tests in 3 days….i am sooo not working out!! 😀


33 Betsy in Pittsburgh December 12, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Oh man. Having flashbacks to high school when I failed the NY state regents exam for Chem. I had to go to summer school and miss my church group’s trip to Scotland.

But I’m sure your semester is going to turn out much better. :)


34 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) December 12, 2008 at 1:21 pm

I know you must be so relieved – good job on your test! I love that you have “Read? TV?” on your to do list. You deserve some R & R. Yea for Barney Butter. I only one 1 TBSP left in my last jar :( Thankfully, I have an order en route! Have a good weekend.


35 Jessica December 12, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Congrats on finishing exams!!!! Chemistry…go you! I would die.


36 Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming) December 12, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Such a fun post! How creative! :-) Hope some major relaxation time is in your future! Happy Friday


37 Cassidy December 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Vey cute post :) Enjoy your break. (im on mine too) I did the same thing after my last test . I went straight to the gym for a good sweaty-stress reliving- pented up energy work out.


38 claire December 12, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Yay!!!! You’re done with chemistry! I hope you did well. The ONLY all nighter (or close to it) I pulled was during my cell biology class. It was very similar to organic in that we had to write EVERYTHING out…citrus cycle, Kreb’s cycle, glycolosis, and them some. However, my friend had also gone to the ER (with an allergic reaction turns out) so I was kind of up waiting for her to return to the dorm. I ended up getting an A on that test but I do NOT recommend all nighters!


39 Mel December 12, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Yay for being done! Glad that you did well on your test!


40 Biz December 12, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Doing a happy dance for you!

Oh my, I must might have to make that pear blue cheese pizza tonight – sounds amazing!

Relax – you deserve it!!!


41 Victoria December 12, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Congrats on being done with the semester! Enjoy your break!


42 Bridget December 12, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Congrats on being done with your test!


43 Cat December 12, 2008 at 2:27 pm

You have the cutest posts!! I’m totally with you on sleep winning vs blogging when you have important things like a meeting or an exam in the the a.m.

Hope you did well on the exam!! That must be a relief to have it out of the way so that you can just kick back and enjoy your weekend now! :)


44 Megan December 12, 2008 at 2:38 pm

What a FUN post! Glad it is over and you think you did well!


45 sonia December 12, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Congrats and rest up now.


46 Carlisle December 12, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Congrats on finishing the semester! Enjoy your weekend!!


47 Justy2003 December 12, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Yay! Congrats on being done! Now you can spend some time relaxing! This post was so cute! :)

And that pizza looks awesome! I want a Brixx Pizza place!


48 Melissa December 12, 2008 at 3:05 pm

I’m sure your relieved that it’s over!! Enjoy your workout & relaxing!!


49 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 12, 2008 at 6:21 pm

That pizza looks sooo good!!!! Congrats on doing well!!!


50 Kath December 12, 2008 at 6:30 pm

FoodRenegade ,

Christy ,
I would love a massage, but I’m trying to be fiscally responsible 😳

Paige ,
What year was your BF!?! Maybe I knew him.



51 Fitness Surfer December 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I remember studying five hours for a test and pulling three all nighters to get thru the end of one semester. I always used fresh citrus, ice water, and protein to keep myself awake. Only I was a big procrastinator….was…oh. Who am I kidding. I still am =).


52 Oh She Glows December 12, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Love your recap! So fun :) You deserve a wonderful break- congrats!!

Just a tip to all the studiers- Psychological research finds that if you eat while you are studying, then you will have the best recall if you eat the same food before the exam, than if you ate something different. Pretty cool, huh? It triggers the memory…everything from the smell, to the taste, to the setting. It also helps to study in the same room that you will take the test in (which not many of us can do unfortunately!)



53 Oh She Glows December 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Oh and by the way- I am with you on a full night’s sleep. I never once pulled an all nighter during any of my 7 years of university (including my Masters!) No one believes me but its true :)


54 zestycook December 12, 2008 at 8:07 pm

Kath, You are a trooper. Glad to see it went well and that pizza – wow looks amazing!



55 Greta December 13, 2008 at 2:27 am

Hey Koops, congrats on being done for the semester! And Oh how I miss Brixx! We don’t have them in Toronto or here (home in SoCal). Got my sister stuck on oatmeal w/ pumpkin, banana, cottage cheese & raisins and your blog since I’ve been home :) I’ve been enjoying the semester break at home~ hope you do the same!


56 Kath December 13, 2008 at 5:57 am

Thanks Greta!! Enjoy your break too!


57 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) December 13, 2008 at 6:21 am

hey Kath, this is an awesome post. Im glad to be back a-readin your blog, and i have lotsss of studying to do this week so thanks for the studying snack ideas! YUM!


58 Kristy December 13, 2008 at 10:36 am

Congrats on finishing up your semester! That is always such a relief. You’re right about getting a full night of sleep before a test. Sleep is what enables your brain to form memories (hence remember test materials). I know what you mean about organic dancing in your head. There were many nights after studying I did stats in my sleep! I need try the candy cane lane tea. I love sugar cookie…it tastes just like yellow cake. yum!


59 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance September 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I am currently waiting for my Organic Chem lecture to begin and decided to read through your Dietetic posts because if Kath can do it, I can! Seriously, these posts inspire me to keep going even when I feel like crying as I do right now. Just thought I would let you know :)


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