Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Some pictures a couple of other women and I took of embryonic frog hearts. They start at the top with the atria, then the spiral valve between the ventricle and the atria and the last one is the ventricle.

This is a different heart at a different angle and instead of being a single picture it's made of several images to form a projection.

Friday, November 17, 2006

I must say my favorite part of my new computer besides it's small size and speediness is that it has speakers. Well, actually one speaker attached to the bottom of my monitor. I can actually sit at my bench and listen to music! My favorite way since I haven't been able to download iTunes and get podcasts is to listen to Pandora. Basically you choose a song or artist that you like and it creates a station based on it and plays music similar to whatever you chose. It's a great way to find some new songs and artists. In my sidebar you can create your own station and try it out.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New computer!!!

I finally got my new computer at work. My old one would freeze several times each hour. It was driving me crazy. It was nice that I could download programs onto it, but I have figured out a way to get a few of the ones I had on my old comp. I also wish I still had Photoshop, but I may be able to get that fixed. At least i was able to Firefox!!

Oh yeah...Amanda, there are links to the podcasts I was telling you about in my "Links" section.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

On Friday night my mom, Lex and I went to a Joan Baez concert at UNI. It was a great concert and my mom loved it! The only thing is my dad went, too. Actually that's how we found out about it. My mom was jealous that he was going so she decided the three of us should go as well and we would just avoid him. Well...hiding didn't go as smoothly as we had hoped, but I don't think we were discovered. Lexsea ate dinner with him before and that took a lot longer than expected. Then we ended up parked in the same row as him and sat about five rows back and just to his left. It ended up being a little crazy. At least the snow ended before I got there and the roads were fine.

Oh yeah...apparently my dad is going to China for the month of February to visit a woman he met on the internet. He told Lex at dinner. Now I just am waiting to see when he will mention it to me. I am guessing it will be my Christmas surprise along with a hundred bucks from him.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

How did people learn to knit or crochet before the internet? I don't know that I would have gotten much past a simpel crochet stitch if I didn't have the internet as a resource. I have found all my knitting and crochet patterns online or from books I found online. Now that I can knit I want to make a sweater for myself, since I can't seem to find any I like in a store; so I have been perusing the patterns online for a pattern or ideas so I can come up with my own. I must have walked around totally clueless before I had internet access because whenever I want to know something I just go look it up online. The one think I really hate about traveling is that I don't have my computer handy when I want to know something. That's one of the reasons I really wish I had a laptop.

Honestly...what did I do before internet?

Also, I think I have become entirely too obsessed with crocheting and knitting. I just want to go home and work on my hat right now.