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(no subject) [May. 19th, 2008|09:47 pm]
[music |Sailor Song- regina spektor]

I haven't posted here for more than a year. No particular reason for that. Disinterest in this site? Who knows.

Updates on my life-

Working a second year at the U of M stem cell institute. Slaving away for the good of humanity.

Living at Griggs st again with the same roommates. And the same cat, Brixton.

Taking courses for free at the U to start my Master's. Apparently I don't actually pay for any of my schooling as long as I am working there. More incentive for me to remain there until I actually get my advanced degree.

Looking to maybe spend next summer teaching English in China. I guess this pays about twice as much as I make in a lab. Plus I get to travel to Asia. We'll have to see about this though.

Wishing for a new car but being realistic and realizing that it won't happen anytime soon unless I have some giant boon randomly land in my lap.

Going to be traveling to Mexico during spring break next year. Oh yeah, classy bitch here.

Training for a marathon this fall. I will be even more frighteningly thin than ever. Be warned.

In a relationship now. Made it through the first month and hoping things continue to go well. And trying to forget that he sometimes wears cowboy boots. And loves country music.

Deciding where I want to get my next tattoo, which will be a circular double helix. I may as well brand myself as a nerd permanently as I know it's not changing anytime soon.

Working on figuring out my new MacBook. The biggest problem I have so far is remembering that the close window button is on the left side instead of the right.

I think that sums up my current situation. Maybe I will reflect upon my first year of 'adulthood' in the coming days/weeks/months. That might be a bit ambitious for me though.
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(no subject) [Apr. 11th, 2007|08:11 am]
Alright, I am gonna bitch for a little bit.

I have three exams today, one in biochemistry, one in abnormal psychology and a comprehensive chemistry exam.  I am busy in class or taking exams from 9:30 through 9 tonight.  I am still a little edgy from my interview and I am also beginning to panic because I haven't really started preparing for my research presentation in two weeks.  I so desperately want this semester to be over and to have found a job because I can't function like this for much longer.  I'm working about 35 hours each week on top of this stress and so I am exhausted.  I need a break right now.

Okay, time to go face the day.  Really, once I make it through today it will be much easier... it's just that this is too much for me to take.
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2007|02:37 pm]
[music |DNA themal cycler]

I haven't written here for quite some time.

Right now I am sitting in the lab waiting for my gel to finish running and I am thinking about what is going to go down next week.  I have to work at K-Mart until Saturday and then will rush home that evening to spend some time with the family that I haven't seen since winter break.  Sunday I am heading to Ames to visit more of that family and then going back home to sleep and hopefully not driving myself insane.  You see, Monday I have to leave bright and early for an interview at the U of M for a position in a stem cell research lab.  I am slightly nervous about this as they are asking for an unofficial transcript and a one page paper of my long term goals.  My transcript is not the prettiest sight, littered with barely above average scores in my upper division sciences.  That alone is causing me some discomfort already.  I think this is a rather competetive position and my grades just don't reflect very well upon my efforts.  Hopefully I can wow the lab director with my people skills and knowledge of the lab in general and hopefully my goal paper will also lighten the load of the transcript.  God I'm already nervous.  This job would be amazing to land and give me the start that I need in the land of laboratory research.  I hope I don't do anything to fuck it up before I even get the chance to be in the lab.  I need to start finding other possible jobs that I can apply for.  Aerotek needs to receive my stuff now so I can have the help of a hiring firm behind me.  Argh! I hate having to find a job in the middle of trying to get all of my other shit for school done.  How does anyone do this?

Right then, I just need to go eat, get a nice warm coffee because it is about 0 outside with windchill and calm the fuck down.   I think I'm ready for bed.
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(no subject) [Jan. 31st, 2007|01:11 pm]
Tired.  So tired.  But my hair is pink and that might just make up for the crappy sort of day this is.
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(no subject) [Oct. 15th, 2006|11:26 pm]
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(no subject) [Sep. 29th, 2006|01:06 pm]
It's been a bit rough for me this week.  At least the second half of the week.  Starting Wednesday afternoon, I was studying non-stop until Wednesday at midnight and I then proceeded to get up at six to continue this trend.  I also found yesterday that my jaw was beginning to hurt when I would chew, something I passed on as wisdom teeth crap.  I woke up this morning and swallowing was painful and my ear had a slight pressure building in it.  Five hours later and the pressure is still there, though the throat agony has diminished for the most part.  I have to skip out on TA ing because I need to make my first ever trip to the St. John's Healthcare whatever.  Even if I don't have a terrible illness I am sure they will diagnose me with something anyway.  Lame.

Going home tonight to see my babies.  That should be very good.  I just hope I don't incubate whatever is lurking inside me solely for the purpose to give it to the wee ones. 
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(no subject) [Sep. 21st, 2006|12:46 am]
[Current Location |room in Frank]
[mood |contentnot too bad]
[music |somewhere only we know]

From Razz-

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Hallo, my name is Steve! [Sep. 4th, 2006|08:14 pm]

I like to read about Science while stretched out on my bed and singing about one night stands. Today is a jolly day. I love biscuits.
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(no subject) [Aug. 30th, 2006|05:03 pm]
[mood |gigglywow...]
[music |let go-frou frou]

I just watched the first episode of the third season of Arrested Development and I nearly choked on my spit because it was that truly hilarious. If the rest of the season maintains this level of absurdity, I may just perish.
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(no subject) [Aug. 15th, 2006|12:23 pm]
I hate Barb Frank.
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