Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
And he played a theramin.
Seriously...I've never seen a working theremin before...neato. J has always wanted one, but they're not easy to track down...let alone get a MIDI one that will interface with electronic sound equipment. Hell, *I* want on now just to play with and make lazer sounds with...:)
On other music news - there's a new Gomez album.
And I'm really digging the latest Mr. Scruff album, Ninja Tuna. Not only is Mr. Scruff a good DJ, his original songs and remixes are really good...but he also sells tasty tea and likes to draw squiggly happy cartoons. What's not to love? Check him out :)
Have a toe tapping day! :)
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
It's supposed to snow saturday.
What is going on here? It's chilly out today (-1)...spring is supposed to be here dammit. I've had enough of this quazi warmish nonsense. I'm not asking for much...just 5 degrees below the seasonal norm for more than a day would be nice. Heck, maybe even (gasp) a regular day...you know? With sunshine and the whole bit.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's a link to all the talented people whose images I snarfed to make this: 1. my name, 2. Pancakes, 3. Caronport, 4. Yellow, 5. David Tennant, 6. Beer, 7. India, 8. Crème brulee, 9. Scientist, 10. Music, 11. Happy, 12. Mrs. PotatoHead
I find the "sweet transvestite" photo of David Tennant absolutely hilarious...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Due to some odd administrative cockup, I just learned that I have 10 holiday days I didn't know about that have accumulated up for me over the last year and a half. Since I can't use them up by the end of the month I carry them over to this upcoming year...giving me SIX FREAKING WEEKS of holidays to take this year!
Hot damn and hallelujah.
Trick is, following home inspection it turns out it has a wooden foundation. Now apparently there is nothing wrong with that - it's in good shape and all. I just didn't know you could MAKE a house with a wooden foundation. They're going to check that it is in good shape and if so, will buy it, but I am rather surprised at this - do any of you know anything about wooden foundations? I didn't realise they could be done...apparently with proper building materials and drainage they're just fine. I don't know how it all works. I wonder if they'll be doing the right things getting a house with this kind of foundation...maybe they'll have to fix it later. I wonder how many years they last...and if they go to sell it years from now if it will be a hinderance.
Anyone know anyone with a wooden foundation? Are they happy/sad/indifferent/soggy?
They're trying to celebrate, but this sort of puts and edge on things...if it were me I probably wouldn't get the place. But I have the worst luck of anyone I know...and I already have a house I love and fortunately don't have to make this decision. We bought before the market went insane. Finding a home that you can afford should not be so difficult...
Monday, April 20, 2009
I was very impressed. I like the main actor from his role in the Transporter (another action movie I would recommend). Crank was an intelligent action movie...and the editing shooting style was very stylish and jagged...but in a *good* way. It wasn't distracting...it *added* to the story. You often say things from the perspective of the main character...a hitman who is given a poison - so that his life can only be extended by adrenaline. We watch as he continues to find many unusual ways to stay alive with adrenaline rushes so he can help protect his girlfriend and and get vengeance. It's a crazy ride. Extreme in a lot of ways, but man...I have to say it was fresh, and interesting and one of the best action movies I've seen in a long time. I giggled with coolness a few times :) I'd highly recommend it. Apparently there is a sequel out for it...shot in the same style, with the same main actor. Not sure how it would work, given how this one ended, but hey. I'm in. :)
Today I am off to get back into daily life...I have no desire to eat ever again *still* but I"m sure by lunch my stomach will be mumbling away. Too many meals and snacks with family events...tasty, but man. I could do with a carrot or two :)
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
It's not rocket science. Don't you have a secretary/coworker/ANYONE near you who could help? A bum on the street perhaps that you could get to come in and push the shiny buttons for you? And here's a thought - If it hasn't worked for you for this long, maybe look into it? And perhaps find another way to get it to me instead of just doing it wrong again and again?
I could have walked over and gotten it by now for fracks sake...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
To me, Craig's Bond is the most like the books. He plays Bond as I imagined him to be. And so help me...those eyes. Add in an accent and a tuxedo and...yeah.
It works for me...
Sooooooo here I am at the crack of dawn in the lab, doing the last 2 days of the ChIP assay in one, so I don't have to come in tomorrow to finish things.
Longest. Day. Ever.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
These happy people are my friends Heather and Larry. Heather is an amazing smart woman - a great friend (she even works in a lab...we are too much alike). I (and many others) have never been able to figure out why she had not found someone as amazing as her to spend her life with. Then a few years ago she met Larry- and yup, it was love. We all think he's great, and I know I'm happy to see the two of them so much in love and so happy.
And (me hee) the two of them just got engaged!
Champagne all around :)
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
It was a 2 hour dance party...lots of fun. Our teacher taught us the basics of zills and moving with zills (she brought enough for everyone to try), a bit of stomach undulations and then we had some tasty snacking while her troupe prepped a bit. Yum. After that, those of us that wanted to be involved could be in the chorus for some group dancing, with trios and pairs going forward to do some moves...I joined, as I thought it would be fun. I got paired up with my teacher which was fun...I just had to follow her moves, and she stuck to stuff she knew I knew...it was all low pressure just for fun, so it didn't matter if we got it "right" or not - it was just for the joy of dancing. After that (while we snacked some more...ahem) our teacher and two of the pro dancers from her troupe put on a bit of a short show...even did some sword dancing.
After there was a bit of a group dance and then we even got to try balancing a sword on our head to try it out (yup I was right in there). I wish I'd brought our camera...oh well. People say they'll send me some photos. We shall see. Our teacher gave all of us who danced last night a flower to wear when we dance (it's tradition for tribal dancers to wrap their head up in a turban and wear flowers and pins...now I have my first flower :) ) My instructor invited me to take classes with the beginner performance troupe in the fall - I'm quite excited. The performance classes are through a dance studio sot hey cost more, but they are 1 1/2 hours long so you really get to focus in on things...and do more zills and trio work. I can't wait for fall :)
Right now I'm trying to concentrate on work and figuring out what is going on this weekend. I forgot it was easter so we made plans saturday night...plus both our families have made plans sunday, involving us and giving us stuff to do without asking first. *sigh* So tonight I must talk to everyone and figure out just what the heck is going on this weekend. If we can't do our initial plans it will be interesting enough here...I hope we can though. Our good friends are bringing in a bunch of DJs on saturday night and we'd like to be there, but unless we confirm the details it's a no go...the annoying thing about email and cell phones is you think it would be easier to get a hold of people...not so much. Hopefully it all works out. We shall see. I'm in such a good mood at the moment I won't mind either way in the end...
Off to the lab for some shinanegans. Cheerio my good peeps.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Oh. Yeah. It was good.
Now I have enough sugar in me to fuel an entire playground of 3 year olds, so must twitch away all day until I can go home and relax. J's last nightshift is tonight so very soon, I will see him :) Awake and everything. Yay.
Have a great day my fine peeps.
I'm off do do a little mad science!
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I have to do a really expensive hideously technical experiment today that cannot fail. Specially ordered in all expensive like for me to run.
As a bonus, I am using irreplacable samples...that I only have enough of to do the thing once, even if we had more $$ to buy more reagents.
So yeah. No pressure or anything.
I've prepped, but I'm just fidgeting and putting off the inevitable.
I don't wanna.
Life is wierd ya know. It seems a lot of things have been hitting me hard lately. Been distant from people, including my partner who is dea...
May the blessing of light be on you— light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you and warm your heart till it glows...
Last night was nice. J was feeling a bit better and it was the final night of the Enchanted Forest light display at the forestry farm here ...