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Man you remind me of me in some ways, I was so intensely into the chem too, I have...I don't think there's such a thing in the US. Here, only in this province too, rest of Canada is like the states, we kept a lot of French stuff, like Education, lowest prices for cigarettes in the province, Olympics of 76 stadium paid fully in 29 years just by cig taxes, of course they didn't remove the tax for that afterwards. But yeah, I am in french a "Technicien en Génie Chimique" and a "Technicien en Réseautique et Sécurité Informatique", no university, they're what you guys wouid call college, except we get a job after 3 years if you pass your degree. You'r not an engineer if you got a DEC in Chemical Engineering, you're a chemical engineering technician. I worked in the field in my younger days straight outta college, but I am from buttfuck nowhere northeast Canada, we got an awesome Association of Chemists of Canada accredited tech school, and if I wanted a BSc. which I did, it was only 2 years because of that 3 years learning how to be a tech. I only did one and instead switched off to what I know best where I won't have to look into textbooks at work to remind me of so many things at once.
Old man threw computers at me, and not shit, he bought a computer and it was a 486SX, and when he realized it wasn't the best possible, he went and changed it back to a 486DX and removed the 14.4 modem and put in a 33.6, 56ks cost 100 bucks then lol). But I got this assistant remote sysadmin job in my blood. I forgot more about chem than I can remember (hmm, is that a conundrum?), but reading you it all comes back to me, I only worked 3 years at a place that analyzes contamined soils, air samples, water, whatever, when companies want to build something somewhere, they gotta do work with a chemical biochemistry analysis company first, because if it is, if they paid already for the land, they got to pay to decontaminate it.
It was boring, in my year of chem, we were all together, but in the second year we divided into those wanting to be Chemical Analysts and those who wanted to be Chemical Engineering Techs. Basically do what the guy with the white hat says, but still you're creating something, it was nice, but putting myself through 2 more years at university, just as that HPPD thing started settling in my left eye. After one year I said fuck it, got my HPPD cured, really cured, only to gain a benzo dep, but what a trade, no regrets. I don't wish HPPD on anyone who wants to be concentrated on something more than 5 seconds.
But reading you brings me your posts brings me into what brought me to chem fiirst and no it wasn't I'll cook LSD and get rich! kind of thing, I liked the whole idea, but they threw so much bulllshit unrelated classes at you that it made really difficult to Ace in what matters while still getting good grades in mandatory French Literature, 3 classes of 'em, plus a 4th for extra high level grammar. Mandatory English, which I sailed through, even if graded in A2/B2 (when you first join you do an english test, and since this is french territory mostly, most people get into A1 or A0 if they really suck, I was graded A2, so B2 followed, a friend of mine was classed A3, which meant, it was English Literature, and he had to do dissertations about books like in the 3 French classes, he got his counselor to downgrade him...but that's not even half of it, there's 3 Philosophy classes, mandatory, 3 phys ed classes, those are fun though, you can choose from a hell lot of stuff, hell my third class was Golf. And 2 classes in field entirely unrelated to what you're doing, so when doing chemistry, I took Communication and Interactions, a kind of class where people kind of learn to get not shy. Some psychology class, lol, what the hell.
Anyway and the other was straight up psychology 101. Let's say it's a 3 year thing normally but I did it in 5 1/2 because I took what they call "transitional semesters" where all I did was get rid of those mandatory classes that if you don't pass, you don't get the diploma. Sucked the soul and fun of it all. Very unlike the university course for Networking Security, which half I did from home, a bit more expensive but also actually helped at getting better.
Sorry for the long post, just really high on the bupe and the promethazine 50mg and flap 1.5mg. I wish they made blotters for that thing, it's hard to chew one in two, they're yellow and tiny, they remind me of my DOC...D4's (of course D8's) but I got D4's much more often, that yellow #2.....when you kinda get nauseous from hydromorph, it seems like the world turns yellow like the pill too..must be psychosomatic lmao.
Half-noddin' not as bas yesterday ( somehow I turned my chair to the left and started the "woodpecker" nod in a bowl with the of what was mountain dew red spilled in the bowl, dunno how long I did it, but after a while it was like what the fuck is sticky, and totally sobered up and cleaned myself and removed all the dishes from the office. Flap really lasts longer than I thought and with atarax are one hell of a potentiating combo.