watch out, evil doers!

October 31, 2005 at 2:43 pm (Uncategorized)

that’s right, i was She-ra for halloween. well, for a halloween party anyway. i actually totally forgot that today was halloween for real. what a bad pagan i am!

just to give credit where it is due, i made the shirt and bought a gold belt (it’s actually an itchy scarf), but my mom made the headpiece for me when i was, i don’t know, four, maybe, for the first time i wanted to be she-ra for halloween, and then she made me the cape in high school when i wanted to be she-ra again. eve took the pictures, and lanie, who is posing with me in the below pic, is dressed as cleopatra (she tried to dress her dog, rohan, up as a mummy, but he chewed the costume off). i couldn’t find a damn white skirt anywhere, so she-ra decided she’d rather just wear blue jeans, you know, to avoid mosquito bites.

if only i really were she-ra. at least her enemies were obvious- they were evil robots, cat women, and pig faced skeleton guys. i have to deal with myself. not so fun, since you can’t just smash your own self and be done with all your problems. sigh…

so, i am currently wasting time and hurting myself, because i have to give a lecture tomorrow in my larval fish ecology class, and i have nothing ready yet….she-ra needs no larval fish! sharks and stingrays don’t even have larvae!

so, back to work. next time, i’ll have something to say about how self centered my blog is. i know that’s the point of my blog, but i still feel a little weird about it.

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October 27, 2005 at 8:34 am (Uncategorized)

it is a fantastically blustery day in port a today. the sky is almost black, the clouds are so omnious! it is a perfect day to just curl up with a book, some tea, and a cat. too bad i’m at work. it’s not so bad, though, i actually have stuff to do in the lab today, so it’ll be a nice cozy day of pcrs and such, while the skies pour their hearts out on the thirsty ground below.

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blog, blog, blog

October 24, 2005 at 5:01 pm (Uncategorized)

random extractions from my brain:

i am obsessed with skirts. this is especially weird because i was a strictly jeans-and-tee-shirt girl for my whole life, up until this past summer. now, i can’t get enough of them. specifically, i love the long, bohemian/gypsy skirts that make me feel like a hippie. and thank goodness for old navy tank tops that come in any color possible, so that i’ll always have a top for my crazy skirts. um, unless it gets cold. then i’m kinda boned. and cold.

cable is evil. we have 80 channels, and sometimes there really is nothing worth watching on, but still i flip through the channels, wasting time that i could be using to read, and killing brain cells that i could be using to write my proposal and thesis.

and, here is a fun picture of me drunk. can’t get enough of those! and look how handsome my cutie love is!

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October 24, 2005 at 10:08 am (Uncategorized)

yay, i am the new elasmobranch cyp11b1 queen! i cloned it, horray! if you don’t know what the heck i’m talking about, don’t worry about it, just know that i am the best at it.

that is all. for now. here’s an austin picture to fill up some space. it’s a cute little building they have out at mayfield park, presumably where the gnomes live, i think.

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breakdown, it's alright…

October 17, 2005 at 2:04 pm (Uncategorized)

ah, tom petty, how i loved you in my youth…

man, i have been working my ass off lately. it’s wonderful, because i’ll finally have something to show (look, i can do science, so there!), but i’m exhausted! plus i think i’m using lab work as an excuse not to study. awesome. i have a core class midterm coming up in two days, and it seems like i just don’t care. hm, that’s first for me, usually i don’t care about lab work, but i bust my ass on studying…maybe i’m becoming a real scientist afterall?

oi, i am tired…time for a siesta…ha! i wish. i don’t know why i get so damn tired in the afternoon. caffeine crash, maybe? or is it from my fun pills? i’m worried i might have diabetes, too. seems to run on my dad’s side some, and i guess i’ll never really know if it’s on my mom’s, huh.

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they say it's your birthday…

October 10, 2005 at 7:38 am (Uncategorized)

happy birthday to me!!! horray for 24!

23 was officially the worst year of my life, and i’m not just being a weepy, mopey, teenager-ish crybaby about that. my mom died, i realized grad school (specifically teaching) is really frustrating and that i’m even more lazy about school work than i ever thought, i’ve had to deal with realizing that my parents are real people, and i’ve had to restructure my entire brain and life to deal with the fact that one of the pillars of my existance was taken from me, long before she ever should have been. what would my mom think about my newest piercing in my cartilage of my ear, or that i really want a tattoo? would she impressed that i got an apartment that overlooks a bay? would she like my little Roxie, the honda civic i just bought last week? everyone says “of course she would” when i ask stuff like this, but how can they presume to know? i know they are just trying to make me feel better, but it doesn’t work. i’m not some pity case who can just hear nice words and be pacified. it really annoyed me, right after the accident, when people would say “your mom would have wanted this” or “your mom would want you to do that”. bullshit. how do people know? especially people she wasn’t that close to? do NOT presume to know my mother better than i do. i know my mom, and she wasn’t a saint, but she was a perfect mother to me. she taught me to be tough, but to enjoy life, and not put up with people’s crap.

look mom, i’m 24. when you were 24, you had me. now, i’ll carry you, in memory and spirit.

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that's love for you

October 3, 2005 at 1:46 pm (Uncategorized)

i got an interesting text from my cutie love (aka boyfriend, fiancee, whatever) when i texted him with the line “i feel poopy” because i’m getting over a cold. he texted me back with “then i will be your charmin”. and that is why i love him.

i hate colds. they freakin’ stink. i lost an entire weekend because i slept through most of it. i think i ingested an entire box of psuedofed, and now i’m at that woozy, fevery silly part, where i’m okay enough to go into work and class, but i’m pretty out of it, mentally. plus i can’t rid of that just came out of a fever feeling. blech.

hm…i has so much insightful stuff planned to blog about, but it has all been burned out of my head. i’m looking forward to some books i ordered as early birthday presents to myself- i ordered a couple tamora peirce, the newest chicks in chainmail, and something that i can’t remember but i know that i’ve been wanting to read for a while….patricia wrede, i think. i feel shameless, reading all this children’s lit, when there are so many classics on my shelf, waiting for me to pick them up and decipher them. but, roadl dahl said some of the best, most imaginative writing out there is in the children’s fiction stuff, and i agree. it’s definitely the stuff that’ll stick with you the longest.

right. i can hear my boss chatting in the hall about fantasy football, so i gotta go work, and make him feel bad about slacking. man, i have got to get over this cold.

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