Friday, April 30, 2004

I have a research project for this summer!! I acutallly don't know what it is, but I will be supervising a couple of high school boys, one being my boss' son. It is part of an undergraduate research thingy and I will have to attend a lecture on Mondays, which isn't so cool, and possibly present my research at the end of it all. I like knowing that there is a plan for me this summer. I wouldn't mind doing another poster; it was kind of neat to see all the work I had done last summer on a large poster for everyone to see. Of course our poster isn't hanging anywhere becuase it is too big to fit on our bulletin boards, but at least I have one. I do have a copy saved on my computer in case you want to read about genotype/phenotype correlations in patients segregatung GJB2 related deafness. The poster was based on the database I created last summer with Stephanie. I hope I can learn a lot about genetics and molecular biology this summer. I am quite excited about it.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

I was just thinking about how much I got accomplished in my 5 hours at the lab today. I almost finished putting all the patients with screened for PDS, a form of deafness, into the database Stephanie and I created last summer. It means we are finally getting caught up with that thing. I also went to the clinic and the specimen control to pick up our blood samples. Then I started thinking about how little work I did at the lab yesterday. First I left my class a little early so I could meet the rest of the lab at the Summit for a lunch courtesy of Jose. One of his RAs is leaving so we had to have a goodbye party. We didn't get back to the lab until almost 2:00. About 45 minutes later we had cake becuase it was also teh RAs birthday, which took another half hour. I had to leave at 3:20 to get to my class so I probably did around 45 minutes of actual work yesterday. I figure since I did a lot on Tuesday and a lot today, I kinda made up for the slacking yesterday.

Kristen, I did know what it was!!! I just couldn't think of it. Josh handed me the Hawkeye TKD collegiate team president's notebook last night. I will soon be the new president of the tae kwon do club. We are still working out who is going to be the VP. Do you have any ideas?

Last night Ethan finally told me he took my book last week sometime at tkd. I have been looking for that thing all week. He said he wrote my name in it and put it in the closet, but we couldn't find it so he wrote the wrong name in another one and gave it to me. At least this one is in slightly better condition than my own was.

My Dr. Pepper chapstick is gone, but I found my Cherry 7UP one, so I am good to go!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

It's supposed to be in the 80s tomorrow!! I want my lower 70s even 60s are nice, not 80s!! We aren't supposed to have 80s until late May or even June!!

Oren-Ishii (Cottonmouth)

You're Oren-Ishii! Twisted and homicidal, you respect most people, but let them know not to mess with you. You have a talent for sensing danger, and keep only the most loyal and skilled people around you.

Kill Bill: Which Deadly Viper Assassin Are You? (Vol. II spoilers... results with pics)

Monday, April 26, 2004

I just ran my first testing in about 8 years. Of course it was totally different than what I am used to, but it went well. I did get my hand kicked by the same kid about 10 times while he tried to do a jump spin side kick and he didn't break the board. At least he didn't kick hard enough to do any damage. The last class had all of the instructors sign their broken boards. It was kinda cute. Norpel forgot to give me a sheet to write my comments on though. I just ended up writing on his and Randal's while they were running the testings. Ashton took us out to eat, but that meant I had to sit next to Norpel and listen to him talk to me. At least I got a free meal at Bennigan's out of it and I didn't have to cook.

I got a call this morning on my cell phone, but it wasn't a number I recognized and they didn't leave a message. I am too curious and I want to know who it was. It was probably just a wrong number.

I took a nap Sunday afternoon!!! I rarely take naps. I really needed to do my laundry though. My tkd uniforms need to be washed. The only reason I woke up before The Simpsons was that Josh called at 6:45. I probably would have slept right through it and Alias.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Today I decided to buy some new jeans and do some grocery shopping. I went to the mall with good intentions of just finding a pair of jeans and a few other essentials. I walked out of the mall with a pair of sandals, a pack of razors, a bag of Smarties and a package of Dots. None of those things were on my 'list' of things to get. The razors are at least something I need, but everything else is not. The sandals are really nice and I do kind of (meaning, not really) need to replace a pair similar to them that I got when I was a freshman. I am making sure to keep the receipt so I can return them if my conscience finally kicks in.

I have to say the pinatas Amanda, Josh and I made yesterday look pretty good. They better since we spent $37.26 on the candy that is going to fill them. I am so excited about them!! We had a lot of fun working on them. There was cardboard all over the place.

Josh and I went bowling last night and I beat him!!! Ok, that's enough gloating.

Friday, April 23, 2004

I got another freaky nickel!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Just Another Manic-Depressive Wednesday

I have been rather manic-depressive today. I had a good night last night so I was in a good mood this morning. Physics was tolerable, genetics was somewhat interesting and work went well. Then Matt and I started talking and our conversation got me thinking about things and recent events that made me sad. In biochem my depressing thoughts kept interrupting and when I was alone in my room I started thinking about them more. Then at tae kwon do, I got kinda hyper and silly and started giving people sweaty hugs. I showered and watched Angel and was fine until it was over. I realized I hadn't eaten much since breakfast and was kinda hungry so I decided to go to Wendy's for a spicy chicken sandwhich and now I am at home eating my sandwich and feeling slightly better. Still kinda depressed, but I am less hungry. I would love a thunderstorm right now.

I don't quite know what to do with myself. I don't have any tests or HW anymore this week and nothing until next Wednesday. I was going to read the books Amanda loaned me, but I think I am too distracted. The Daily Show is on in about 10 minutes, so I will probably watch that and then try to do some fun reading. Maybe I will try to make plans for this weekend, since someone is forcing me to actually make a decision about it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

I love thunderstorms!! I wanted some more lightening out of this one, but I don't think I am going to get my wish. The little creek behind my apartment is nice and flooded though.

Now, on to my physics homework.

Monday, April 19, 2004

I think I have had a rather successful day. First, after survivng physiscs, I had an interview with the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program about being a mentor for the freshman in the WISE next year and I think it went pretty well. I don't really think of myself as mentor material, but I want to try to help. My little sister is going to be a freshman chemistry major here next year and I remember that having a mentor was kind of neat, especially since mine was a former rower and knew many of the women on the team with me so we always had something to talk about. It was nice.

Then I made Matt, a guy I work with, a Wal-Mart name tag because he made me a Target name tag. Matt told me I was dressed like a Target employee on Thursday and was still harrassing me about it today so I thought he needed his own name tag. I can't wait to see him tomorrow!!

Later today, I found out from Amanda that I made Josh almost cry because I almost like beer. I would call that a success for some reason. I am not quite sure why, but I will try to figure that out later.

In other news of my successfullness, one of the students at the Nest has brought us candy each night for the last three weeks. It has been great. A couple of the students also remembered my name!!! That was kinda exciting. I didn't have to talk to Randall as long as I usually do on Mondays either. He only made one reference to Star Wars before I left.

Now all I need to do is figure out how to keep my new dress from falling open and I will be good. I think it may involve some safety pins and a black bra.

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Josh took me gambling!! Amanda, are you jealous yet??? So far Josh is doing a decent job of corrupting me while Amanda and Kristen force me to go to class while they go shopping. He got me to skip class on Friday afternoon (which is very difficult, trust me) to go to a movie and he got me to gamble last night. We didn't win anything, but it was fun anyway.

I must say I loved both Kill Bills. I am glad I didn't have to wait a few months after seeing Vol. 1 before I saw Vol. 2. Now I have more DVDs to add to my collection!! I looked for Jem at Best Buy yesterday, but luckily for my bank account they didn't have it.

The dress my mom ordered for me arrived yesterday!! It is a wrap dress from the Gap. She also ordered a skirt for me, but when I tried it on it fell off, so I think I will be returning it.

Kristen, are you still mad?? I still can't believe Tod knew before you did.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

I sat down on my bed to watch The Simpsons, but I ended up falling asleep until 6:45. I meant to tell Tacia that I wasn't going to tkd tonight, but I seem to have slept through that.

Our bathroom is all in one piece. We got a new medicine cabinet as well with nice bright lights and a new white vanity and sink. It all seems to be working and we don't have any leaks like Tacia's did. They had to put our toilet paper holder on the wall across from the toilet, so as Tacia said, you have to be a little careful now when reaching for it. It still looks kinda funny to me, but it is nicer. Now all we need is a new fridge without a broken door.

I will make sure I save my nickel for you, Amanda. Did you know they were going to start making new nickels?

I think it is time for Spaghettios for supper. I am feeling quite lazy tonight.

There is finally a new Angel (with Adam Baldwin!!) tonight and a new Keen Eddie!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

I love it that we get a one day notice when they decide to put a new vanity in our bathroom. I guess I shouldn't complain too much since we are getting a new vanity. I cleaned it today and now it is going to be torn out. That was kind of pointless. I just hope we don't have any problems with the new one. I don't really want to be without a bathroom sink.

I just made my Power Rangers picture work!! Now I know I am really avoiding studying for my physics exam tomorrow.

I got a freaky new nickel today. The heads side is normal, but the tail side has two hands shaking with an ax and what looks like a golf club crossed above them. I don't think it is supposed to be a golf club. It also says 'Louisiana Purchase 1803'.

I took the afternoon off of work to study for the 'replacement' physics exam tomorrow, but I ended up reorganizing my closet and trying to take a nap. Ooops.

Another article that makes me sad about Angel ending so soon.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

It's funny, the only things I am really motivated to do right now are buy Jem and Freaks and Geeks on Amazon and watch the last episode of Wonderfalls. I am really not motivated to do my physics problems that are due tomorrow. I wonder why...

Monday, April 05, 2004


I hate Monday's. I am always tired and I always have to worry about all I have to get done during the next five days. Today didn't start out well. I went to physics and we got our tests back. The average was 38 out of 100. I got a 48, which makes me feel pretty smart since my two friends in the class both got below the average. I didn't really study for this test because I had one Monday as well, so I feel pretty fortunate for doing as well as I did. My prof told us that we got the lowest average score ever on one of his tests. We cheered about that. I started to not hate his quite as much when he said he was going to let us all retake it and we get which ever score is higher. That didn't last very long. He then decided to tell us all why he believes we didn't do well on the test: the book store didn't order the study guide to go along with the textbook. Apparently it isn't his fault at all that we didn't do well on this test, it's the book store's for not ordering the study guide. He is never at fault for anything. It wasn't his fault that he couldn't get his demonstration to work during class either. It was all due to friction.

I was going to start my physics homework tonight, but I just don't feel like it anymore. Maybe I will read the book I am having a quiz over tomorrow. I didn't even have enough energy to make supper tonight. I had the Reese's peanut butter cup one of my students gave me and some hot pepper beef jerky my mom bought for me yesterday.

There was one good thing that happened today. I tried on a black dress I wore to a dance in high school and it still fits. I now have something to wear to the banquet!! It is has spaghetti straps and is a little sparkly. Now I just need some shoes, but I really don't mind buying shoes even though I already got some new ones this weekend courtesy of my mother.

2 minutes later...

I just wandered into the kitchen to get some chocolate. My roomie and her boyfriend are sitting at the dining room table across from each other with their lap tops. I noticed Rey was playing Mah Jong on her computer and I made a comment about how addictive it was. Immediately Adam says, "You're playing a game?". Rey had said she would work on her paper if Adam worked on his. She had actually been playing the game the whole time Adam was actually working on his paper. It was hilarious. Probably not as hilarious as my telling of the story, but it was pretty funny.

Thursday, April 01, 2004



If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Eowyn, Woman of Rohan, niece of King Theoden and sister of Eomer.

In the movie, I am played by Miranda Otto.

Who would you be?
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