Monday, April 12, 2010

Wherein I am as delighted as a 5-year-old

I am exhausted today. I feel as though I could sleep for 1000 years if only given a chance.

I'm sure it's no coincidence that I have an organic test tonight.

But I did have a very productive weekend this weekend.

That doesn't mean I spent a lot of time studying...oh no. But I sure did spend a lot of time doing other things that needed to be done. Like sweeping and mopping the entire house. Like quickly cleaning the bathroom. Like walking the dog for hours. Like laundry. Like various female grooming habits that have been ignored as of late.

And THEN, when I couldn't find one more thing that I had on my to-do list before studying, I took a nap.

Believe you me, I needed it. Because then I studied organic chemistry for five hours straight. I discussed it with a friend. I drew mechanisms. I read my notes.

I still don't feel the slightest bit prepared for the test tonight. FYI.

It's okay, though. I feel....at peace. I've done what I can do.

Besides, my friend? The one I studied with for five straight hours? The brilliant friend who got a 91 on the last organic chem test? (Which I didn't even think was possible.) She has a rabbit. Among other animals, because, you know, she wants to be a vet. Like me. Except she has a house. And lots of animals. And....a bunny. And when I went over there on Saturday, there was a bunny just hopping around the living room....interacting with the cats and the people like, "What? It is totally ordinary that I am here."

I was ridiculously geeked about the bunny. I believe my first sentence was "You live with the EASTER BUNNY!!!"

My friend quickly learned that my happiness is on par with a five-year-old when I'm really really excited about something. A fact that the boy reiterated the next day. Because the next day when he came over, I believe the first words out of my mouth were about the bunny and I didn't stop talking about it until he agreed to go over and MEET the bunny.

This song came up a few times.*

Alas, I did not take a picture of the bunny. (Shameful, I know.) But have no doubt that I will. There is still a final to study for. And the bunny? Well he makes the studying all that much more enticing.

Until then, I will just keep repeating, "I do not need a rabbit. I do not need a rabbit. I do not have TIME for a rabbit. I can not have a rabbit." You know, even though my friend keeps informing me that foster homes are always needed. (I could be a foster bunny mom!!)

Oh dear.

*What? I totally watch Veggietales. You have to ask yourself, why don't YOU?

9 comments:

Candace said...

If you get the bunny, I think you would come home one day and find that Laney had consumed some bunny tartar.

ems said...

Oh. Perhaps I should clarify. This was a big bunny. Big. Like, 8lbs big. Laney would not be able to eat this bunny. Besides, I saw bunny and cats existing in harmony. It can be done!

Candace said...

You saw nice kitties and a nice bunny living in harmony. Methinks you don't have a nice kitty.

ems said...

That might be true. Maybe. But she's also a "live and let live" kitty. If Casey didn't constantly try to sniff her butt, Casey wouldn't constantly have cat claws in her nose :-)

zlionsfan said...

Rabbits do not really have defenses against the kinds of predators that live in your house.

Also, you don't have time to care for a rabbit. More specifically, you don't have time to teach Laney that a rabbit would simply be another boring creature taking up various amounts of time and attention, rather than an extra-large pizza. There will be more time for that when you are in a different situation.

AnnD said...

I'm not afraid to say it.

"Emily. You don't need a bunny. Not now. Not while your in vet school over the next few years. Graduate and then think about getting yourself a "graduation bunny" to celebrate."

AnnD said...

Good lord! What a typo! Your?!

My brain is truly screwed up!

alisa said...

I think bunnies are cool (there are two that hang around my building), but do they do anything besides hop around and eat and poop? (Wow I sound like some cat-haters I've heard.) Do bunnies have little bunny personalities?

ems said...

Sorry, Alisa, yes, bunnies have bunny personalities. They can be playful and intelligent and love their "people" and be outgoing or introverted....

I know, I had no idea either. This particular bunny is very very social. He likes to cuddle on the couch. I volunteer to cuddle with him. So cute.