public poop

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: How did Quirrell ever manage to shit with Voldy living on the back of his head? I can't poop in public washrooms, but he had the Dark Lord witnessing his shits on the daily? Dying must of been a long waited relief for poor old Quirrell.
college tips from a real live college student

Hey guys, I’m currently a college freshman at a major research institution and I thought I’d share some of my tips with you all. These are basically things that I wish someone would have told me before I went to school.

  • So you breezed through high school. I did too. (Or maybe you didn’t, and that’s fine–if you know how to study and manage your time already, you’re in a better place than those who got by without studying) And maybe you’re even an honors student. Me too. But unless you were at the very top of your class and test like a damn genius, you’re going to have to get your act together in order to be better than average in college. The thing is that colleges accept students just like you as the norm. A student with a 3.5 in high school is a 2.5 student in college unless they learn to put in more work than they ever have before. I’m a national merit scholar in the Honors college at my school and I’ve had to learn how to manage my time more than ever before in order to maintain a 4.0. Basically, my point is this: you’re not as smart as you think you are. Get studying.
  • Take every AP test you can while in high school. I know the concept of college credit is a little abstract right now, but every AP credit you get in high school is $500 in tuition and $300 in books you don’t have to pay.
  • Which brings me to my second point: books are expensive. Shop around as much as you can. Try online thrift shops, and know that amazon isn’t always the cheapest. Rent whenever possible, and make sure to check the store’s policy on highlighting in rentals.
  • Read your textbooks. I get it, the lectures are the same as what’s in the textbook, but if you want to impress your prof and understand the material, at least skim your textbook. Focus on the conclusion of every section as well as topic sentences. Highlight a key phrase or two and mention them in class–it’ll get you hella participation points.
  • Bring a damn bike. If your campus is larger than a block, you’re going to want a bike. Not only will it get you around quickly on campus, but it’ll get you off campus efficiently as well. Plus, it’s a lot easier to bike back to your dorm at night than it is to walk.
  • You don’t need all the clothes you think you do. I wore shorts, dresses, knee highs, etc when in high school and I brought those with me to college. But I didn’t need them and couldn’t wear them. Take tank tops/anything sleeveless for example. If you’re walking to class with something sleeveless on and you are also carrying a backpack, your back is going to sweat and you’re going to get backne. Or maybe not, I guess, but I sure did. Backpack sweat is real and it kills. Also, if you brought a bike you don’t want to be trying to bike around in shorts/skirts/dresses if your bare skin will be on the seat. Your legs will sweat and you will get clogged pores. Not to mention flashing everyone you ride by–nothing against that, but I personally didn’t feel comfortable biking like that.
  • Bring warm clothes if you live in a temperate climate. Here in Michigan, it gets fucking cold. If you’re walking a half a mile to class,  you really, really need to be dressed warmly. You also need boots or comfortable walking shoes. Heels are hot but crying because your feet hurt from walking across campus in them is not a good time.
  • Drink as much water as possible without having to pee unreasonably much. This is just general life advice.
  • Learn to poop in public. Everyone does it. It happens. If you have communal restrooms or a roommate, you’re going to have to go when someone else is in the bathroom eventually. It will be a lot better for your body if you learn to go when you need to instead of holding it for hours until you’re alone.
  • Utilize academic advisors and counseling services. They’ll usually be willing to help you out with scheduling, required classes, and personal issues. Transitioning to college can he difficult to adjust to and talking about it can help a lot. Counseling is usually free for students.
  • You just moved in and all of a sudden they want you to pick where you’ll live next year? What the fuck? So here’s how it worked for me. I moved into my dorm and a month later I got an email telling me that signups for housing next year would be happening soon. I panicked. I wish someone would have told me that you have to be prepared to find somewhere to live next year early on. You may want to live in the dorms again, in which case you’ll need to sign up a couple months after moving in. You may decide you want to live in an apartment or rent a house. In that case, you should get hunting in order to get a good deal on a good apartment close to campus. Apartments go fast, so you’ll need to be on top of it. Your university may also have housing cooperatives, which are large houses owned by a not-for-profit student organization that works differently from traditional houses or apartments. Do your research to find out which housing situation is right for you early on and you’ll face less stress when deadlines to sign leases occur.

Anyway, this is what I can think of for now. If anyone has any questions about transitioning to college or about MSU in particular, feel free to ask!

anonymous asked:

Is it normal for dogs to eat poo? My dog is constantly eating his poo, even on the street when I walk him, I do my best to keep an eye on him but as soon as I look away he does it! Should I do something about it? He even has really bad breath because of it

No, it’s not really normal for a dog to eat poo but it is pretty common. Here are some possible causes:

1. Your dog is lacking nutrients or enzymes, or he’s hungry (from a parasite, from underfeeding, or from a condition that causes increased appetite). Consider talking to your vet or a dog food nutritionist, or switch your dog to a different food formula. Some dogs can’t digest certain proteins or other necessary ingredients, so they might resort to poop-eating.

2. Your dog is bored or wants your attention. Negative attention is more reinforcing to dogs than no attention at all, so it could be that your dog just wants your attention. Consider when your dog eats poo - is it only when you’re otherwise occupied?

3. Your dog picked up the bad habit (from watching other dogs do it, from being punished for pooping) and now just does it because he’s used to it. 

4. Your dog is a puppy. Puppies explore the world by putting their mouth on stuff. Luckily, if he’s just a baby he might outgrow it on his own.

Things to do to minimize the poop-eating:

1. Keep things clean. As soon as you notice poop in the yard, pick it up. Avoid poop in public areas - consider keeping your dog on a shorter (non-retractable) leash. If this is a learned habit, this alone should help break it.

2. Bring your dog for a checkup at the vet. If it’s a malabsorption issue, you want to get that diagnosed ASAP because it can cause real problems in the long run. If it’s a parasite, you’ll get detox meds. It’s worth the vet visit for the peace of mind that your dog doesn’t have a serious digestive issue. 

3. Consider engaging your dog more. Play games on your walks, train some silly tricks, have your dog sniff out his dinner. Tiring your dog out mentally might help resolve the issue.

Good luck anon. Sorry about your stinky dog! -C