Thursday, November 29, 2012

Misophonia

the hatred of sound. Namely, of gum-chomping, pen-clicking, cereal-chewing kinds of sounds. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I have this condition.

OK not literally, because according to my *extensive* scientific research on this psychological condition (i.e. 4 minutes on Google), people who legitimately have misophonia are "driven to rage and panic by certain small sounds like chewing, slurping, and gulping." And I can't say I've ever actually started shaking or pounding my fists when someone next to me is loudly chewing gum, but I also can't say I haven't felt the strongest urge to reach into the offending person's mouth and yank out the gum (or whatever the offending object may be), then quietly and happily continue on my merry way! Some people's kids. Seriously, it's kind of crazy how such a small thing can make me almost sick to my stomach. That and I start looking like this:

Whether or not I've actually seen segments of this movie will remain confidential.
End of rant. Someday I'll be happy for all the patience I've had to build by so many gum-chomping, pen-snapping, cereal-chewing beautiful children of God in this world.

Friday, November 16, 2012

You know you're a (byu) accounting student when...

*You get really excited about the Church auditing report
*You randomly look at companies' financial reports, just for fun
*You make choices based on the materiality of consequences
*You think about ways you could potentially defraud businesses, including your local grocery store
*You generally wear one of two categories of clothing: (1) freebie t-shirts, sweatshirts, and the like from recruiting companies, or (2) business attire for your interview/presentation/info session/career fair/cute boy in class
*You score free meals several times a day
*You know that a "macc" isn't a computer, it's a graduate degree
*You also know that B.S. isn't an acronym for a swear word, it's one of the financial statement reports
*Your favorite pick-up lines are ones like "Hey girl. Will you be my going concern?"
*You make accounting jokes, all the time.
*You get told that you need to work on lowering your GPA and increasing your experiences
*You get confused for a split second when someone says they're auditing a class
*You put a running agenda on every powerpoint presentation you make
*You panic as much about misplacing your financial calculator or iclicker as you do your phone or keys

[list subject to increase.]