Mass, Acceleration, Variable.

So today, Max is being very nice. Maybe it’s because he saw me reading one of his papers to prepare for the next phase of this reaction.

The next part interests me a lot because it’s something I’ve never done or seen before. It’s a technique in photochemistry called photolysis.

So he had me purify the smaller reaction using biotage. Basically, biotage is an easier way to purify than using the column (and uses less solvent), but you can only purify smaller amounts of shit using biotage.

So I did that, then I got to NMR my bigger reaction.

My NMR spectrum came out like this:

So it’s a clean NMR, now we will start doing photolysis… finally.

So to do this, we’re going to “impregnate” silica gel with silver nitrate. Max prefaced this by saying that silver nitrate gets everywhere and it will inevitably get on me. He said that it puts black spots on you that go away after two weeks. He said, “even though your skin is darker than mine, you will still be able to see it”

Great… “hey physics…oh no no no, this is not herpes…it’s silver nitrate, don’t worry… let me sit on your face.” Lmfao. That will go over great.

Well, good thing he did everything for me today, and I only had to watch.

I also fucked up and had my leftover batch rotovapping at too high of a pressure for the solvent I was using, DCM.

Lol… my Orgo two teacher, Jia, walks in because he and Max are going to play tennis, and he goes, “oh Max, you’re going to teach Fatima again? She got a solid A in my class! She’s a good student”

And Max goes, “yeah, well, this woman can’t remember anything from my class!”

Then jia goes, “well, do you remember stuff from my class still?” And I go, “yes, of course!” And he’s all like, “Yesss!!”

First of all Maksim, I don’t remember the individual NMR thingies… that’s not everything. I remember the important stuff, like Subsitution, elimination, reactions in general!!

Lol homebody tried to call me out!

anyway, tomorrow, finally I will get to do this. I’m so excited. I might in early tomorrow. Eh, we’ll see actually. I’ve been not wanting to wake up in the morning lately.

Donnie.

Lol. I don’t know why I just thought about him, but ok… let’s talk about Donnie Q, why not.

So my sophomore year in high school, I saw this movie called Donnie Darko, a movie I will actually try to watch tonight cause I fucking love it.

Anyway, so during sophomore year, I saw a senior boy at his locker, (which was across the hall from my history class at the time) he had long black (somewhat greasy) hair. He wore a hardcore band shirt almost every day, and he was really hot… I found out later that he was my friend Emil/ brother Donnie.

Omg we were so retardedly obsessed with Donnie. I would skip French class everyday to fucking walk past this kid’s locker. Like seriously. I failed French because I needed to walk past this kid’s locker.

He ate lunch 5th period which was the first lunch period (I had to eat lunch at that time because of diabeetus) so at the last lunch period we had together, I had a disposable camera, and I gave it to one of my friends to take a picture of Donnie when he came off the lunch line.

Lmfao… I still have the picture somewhere in my mom’s basement.

I’ve never had a civilized conversation with this man, never even talked to him….to this day.

So for years after high school you know how you still have dreams that you’re in high school… or about people from high school. Well I would have a dream about Donnie every year (until like three years ago).

It’s a reoccurring dream of him noticing me (senpai) then deciding to dump his fat girlfriend Mallory, and running off with me.

Whenever I woke up I would be like, “fucking hell.”

I’m sure Donnie is a 32 year old scumbag today but lol I loved him….

I don’t even think you could say love, I was infatuated with the kid. I even think I saw him in college… the first time I went.

And he worked at shop rite. Omg when I saw Donnie at shop rite, I would get so excited.

Actually, I just looked him up on Facebook, and he’s still hot. Jesus.

But enough about Donnie. I was a stupid kid. I was 16, I was a virgin, I didn’t know shit about men and the right way to act. I mean, I still don’t know… I’m learning though.