Thanks for your support everyone!
I just really needed to get it out of my system. I did tell my friend that I didn't appreciate their comments, and they did apologize. I am still a bit mad at them, but as long as they don't say those things again, we'll be fine.
Today was a LONG day. I was on campus from 9am to 7pm for classes and various interviews/meetings. There is lots of good news today though, and one piece of sad news.
We'll get the sad news out of the way-one of my professors passed away just this past Friday. So we now have a different professor who is basically "cleaning the slate". Basically, our professor wasn't very good at keeping grades and is letting us used the grades that we did have/like to use in substitution for some of her similar assignments. It's very weird to have a new professor mid-semester since we were used to the other one. Plus, it was quite a shock to see the professor's name in an all-campus e-mail saying that he had passed.
Now to the good news: I met with the two professors who are going to help me with the project and they are very interested in what I want to do. They did want to tweak it slightly to make it more feasible, but it's still what I wanted to do for the project. Plus, the project will start next fall. Also, I went to an interview with a crop consulting company and I'm really hoping that I can get the internship. It's near my home, I wouldn't be confined to an office, and I'd be doing one of the things I love in the agricultural field. Well-two things-agronomy & soils!
Finally, even though I haven't really seen my betta boys since this morning, Dragoon is feeling better. He's built me a little bubble nest, which he hasn't been doing since Sunday. I'm glad that he's feeling well enough to do that. Merlin is his usual grumpy self, while the snails are still happily eating the algae in the tank.
Overall, today's been a good day, even if a bit long, and now I'm going to peruse forum since I haven't had the chance to all day!