Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The pumpkins look great! We still have one to carve. I toasted the pumpkin seeds and they are quite tasty! I also made chocolate chip bars, which are also quite tasty! I will post pics of the pumpkins when I have them. I really should have done some studying last night, but the pumpkins were much more fun!

Monday, October 24, 2005


I am going to carve The Cheat on my pumpkin. Josh is coming over tomorrow night and we are going to carve our pumpkins. Ah! What am I doing! I should be studying! Why does the internet suck me in everytime I should be working on something?! I have two exams next week and a lab report!! One exam I really have to do well on. Techinically, I need to do well on all of them. Anyway, gotta go make some more hot chocolate... I mean study.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


Usually Josh is the one showing me new things such as movies, music, TV shows, restaurants, stores, etc. But last night I introduced him to Strong Bad Email from I have a set of DVDs with 100 of the cartoons. After one failed attempt to get him to watch them on Friday night, I put one of the DVDs in while he was playing Doom on my computer. When he stopped for a little bit, he caught part of one of them and thought it was funny. Saturday night, after watching Doom, we went back to my place and he decided he wanted to watch some more of them. After we made it through the first disc we started on the second disc. This morning we finished the second and third discs. He is now addicted and wants to go as Strong Bad for Halloween. Randal and I would talk about Strong Bad at the Nest on Occasion, but Josh never seemed remotely interested. For once, I got him interested in something new instead of the other way around!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005

Finally a quiz for which Amanda and I can't have the same answer!

Your Birthdate: January 19

Your birth on the 19th day of the month adds a tone of independence and extra energy to your life path.
But at the same time, it poses a number of obstacles to overcome before you are able to be as independent as you would like. The number 1 energy suggests more executive ability and leadership qualities than your path may have indicated.

A birthday on the 19th of any month gives greater will power and self-confidence, and very often a rather original approach. However, a somewhat self-centered approach to life that may be in conflict with some of the other influences in your life.
This 1 energy may diminish your ability and desire to handle details, preferring instead to paint with a broad brush.

You are sensitive, but your feeling stay somewhat repressed.
You have a compelling manner that can be dominating in many situations.
You do not tend to follow convention or take advice very well.

Consequently, you tend to learn through experience; sometimes hard experiences.
The 19/1 is a loner number and you may experience feelings of being alone even if you are married.
You may take on a tendency to be nervous and angry.

You Should Get a MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)

You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.
You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.

Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.
You focus on living a quality life.
You're not easily impressed with novelty.
Yet, you easily impress others.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The job search contiues

I was hoping I could work at the lab full-time, not because I want to do genetic research, but because it would have been easy. I have been messing with my resume and cover letter for about a week now. It's kinda scary to think I have to send this out to people and hopefully get an interview for it. So far I have applied for some RA I positions at some labs, some different positions at IDT and am perfecting my cover letter and resume for a project assistant position at NADS. I really want the NADS position, because it wouldn't involve biology or working over night! It would also be kinda nice to not be on the main campus all the time. I think I have some good references with one of the top surgeons in the country on my list, but I am still kinda freaked out.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

It's a posting frenzy in Chelsea's room!

I am a little post happy today. Actually it is technically a new day though I have yet to go to bed because I was working on a lab report. It is the first lab report I have writtne in over a year! That makes me a little nervous. Anyway, I found the techniques we used kinda interesting and we took some pretty cool pictures so I decided to share a couple of my favorite ones with you.

Monday, October 03, 2005

I just want to say that Josh is entirely too good to me sometimes.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Study-break rant!!

I don't deal well with people who are emotionally high maintenance; i.e., I can't stand when a person is your friend, literally calling you her best friend at the time, and then suddenly starts accusing you of things you know you didn't do, then after a few weeks acts as if nothing happened then goes right back to acting as if you are the plague a few weeks later. As far as I can tell, I did nothing to provoke these changes in either direction. I know I have started reacting to this latest change with obvious anger at times. I occasionally let a sarcastic, smart-ass comment slip out, when I can't manage to censor myself. For the most part, I try to stay out of her way and out of conversations with her so I don't say anything I may regret later.

The problem is she lives with a person I tend to spend a lot of time with therefor I spend time at her place on a regular basis. I always feel like I did something wrong I am not supposed to be there when she is around. Her roommate says any mention of me results in a snide remark of some sort and it is often implied that my presence is not welcome at her home. Lately these comments have revolved around my studying in their living room and taking advantage of her roommate's offers to pay for my dinner when we go out to eat.

I practically seethe with anger when I start thinking about her. I do try hard not to, not for her sake, but for her roommate's because I don't want to get between them. Funny thing is, she hasn't said a thing to me about any of this. I haven't brought it up with her either because I think it will just make her more angry with me and I don't want to do that, though I am starting to not care if I do. I know she is emotionally unstable at times, but this has progressed much farther than I thought it would. I don't know how to deal with this situation anymore. I haven't been over at their place more than 2 or 3 times during the last 2 weeks, but her anger towards me hasn't decreased, if anything, I think it may have gotten worse. I am at a complet loss on what to do next, if I should do anything at all.