a friend of mine just sent me a note.  i don't know another person who is as passionate about a particular food, like myself.  lakerol salvi is my latest addiction.  which also happens to come in black and purple packaging.  must be a marketing secret.

I went to the bookstore to grab some candy and guess what I saw!? They have "Violet Crumble"!!!!! 

I was looking through the candy bars and then a gleam of purple light sparkles and catches my eyes from the bottom. The sparkle, caused by a beam of light descending from the heavens, showing me the path to the gift of the gods. 

I'm in serious trouble... Knowing that the candy is soooo close and accessible now! DO NOT WANT!

- MH


I was reading up lomo beta tipster and found this article.

two guys claim that you can develop D76 with coffee and washing crystals.


i'm curious to see if this works now.

anyone know what "washing crystals" are?

and what did they use as fixer?!

there is also no mention of what the film speed was!

but here's the recipe, in case anyone wants to try.

With today's economic crisis we need to find new ways to beat the credit crunch and, by Jove, Hanspan and I have it! Why spend tons of cash getting your films developed when you can do it really cheaply with ingredients from your own Kitchen?

This method requires Instant coffee, washing soda and water. That's it. Nothing more.

So without further ado; here's how to.

Shoot a roll of black and white film.

Load it onto your reel into your inversion tank just as normal.


  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2teaspoons washing crystals
  • 8oz water (22 degrees)

Mix 2 teaspoons of washing soda (also called washing crystals – but baking soda is not right – it wont work) with 8 oz of water then mix 4 teaspoons of coffee into the mix let it stand to make sure there are no bubbles.

WARNING: This mixture stinks. It is horrendous. Do not expect this to smell like gently percolating coffee. It doesn't, it smells like the coffee you might get in hell.

Pour this hells broth into the inversion tank and agitate. Then agitate every 30 seconds for 30 minutes. We used just cold water as a stop, but you could use vinegar as well. More money saved!

Take the film out and admire the results!


did i ever tell you about the time i dreamt about howard dicus?
i was looking for something to wear to school and i went to borrow a shirt from my sister.  she wasn't in her room so i went back to my room and howard dicus was sitting there.  he converted my bed into some kind of office desk and was using his lap top.  and he was discussing the tv show MacGyver with my sister.


ok, i lied.
so here's some more funny stuff that happens to me.
an email from C.A.
This voice-to-text message was sent by Jott on behalf of C.A. :
The security guard asked me what happened to the girl who used to come every morning and she hasn't come by since I came back from vacation. I said that she abandoned me.
i stopped catching a ride with C.A. because i always felt bad about having to bother the security gaurd to open the door for me.  i know it's their job but i don't even live there!  so i stopped.
i also enjoy arriving at school in time for my class.


my elbow is really sore.  like- the kind of pain from a bruise or a cramp.  but i can't figure out what it is.  no visible bruise or mark either.  and i can't remember any straining activities, either.  kind of a mystery.
on another note,
i cannot ennumerate how much i am not interested in babies at this point in my life.
maybe it is cruel (selfish?) but i don't care.
ok, that's all i have to say about today.


student worker s is getting on my nerves again.
yes the doors to our office is locked.
and i don't mind getting up to open it.
because people get up to open the doors for me.
but s is so rude.
she does not stop knocking until you get up and open the door.
so i am on the phone and can't reach the door.
i can clearly see her through the window and she can see that i'm on the phone.
but she gives me the "hurry up" face and continues knocking.
and when she wants to come in the front door she bangs on the front desk counter.
it is so irritating.
she could say, "please open the door"
or "can you open the door?"
or "open the door"
instead she bangs the counter repeatedly until someone gets up.
i am in a super bad mood now. (PMS bitch mode)


every day, something about zombies will come up.
i don't know why.
it just does.
such is life.
and i guess it's not a complaint, just an observation.
zombies make life more interesting, anyway.

so today in immunology we were talking about ABO blood group.  
berestecky asked us how would a person with type A blood already have B antigens if they've never had B blood exposure?
and i remembered we talked about how we could have sheep red blood cell antigens if we've had contact with a sheep- like on a farm or at a market or at dinner.
so i asked if i was thinking in the right direction...
and berestecky says not quite right...
and joe, who sits next to me, turns around in his chair and said
"when was the last time you ate a person?"


ahahahaaaaa.... forgot that one detail....

and in case you're wondering, i learned that it's from a genetic mimicry of bacteria in the gut.
a bacteria can look like a B antigen and an antibody is made.
there can be A antigen look alikes, too, but we have "tolerance" and don't delete our own blood.



i was thinking today, while washing the dishes, our house has at least 12 (maybe one or two more) cutting boards.
LOL.  the more, the merrier, i suppose.  i can't think of any particular one that i'd get rid of.


RT @JPhilipson RT @BstTwt : RT: @eyeteegee Twestival? Tweetups? Wasn't social media invented so we didn't have to leave our basements?


i have a desk at work in a very public space. 
the other student worker, miss s., is very close (a few feet from me)
and she is getting on my nerves.
she constantly repeats every thing until she has you attention.
even if you are in the middle of a conversation.

i was talking to wayne (the other student worker)
c: what do you think of the kindle?
w: oh, the new reader...
s: c, look you're on here.
w: ... from amazon?
c: yeah
w: i just heard they...
s: c, look you're on this website
w: ... released the new version
c: yeah, x is really into...
s: c, you're on here
c: ... the kindle and...
s: c, look you're on here
c: ... so is sj. they talk about...
s: c, look at this
c: ... the kindle all the time.
w: it sounds kind of neat.
s: c, look at this.
c: maybe i'd get it if i had more time to read.  i'd definately...
s: c, look at this.
c: ...get it if they had it for textbooks.
s: c, did you look at this?
w: oh yeah, i'm sure this could catch on later...
s: c, look at this.
w: ... it must be up to the publishers...
s: c, look at this.

gahhh.... it goes on until i acknowledge her prescence.

she also repeats things that she's just done or things you've told her.  such as:

c: you are so nice to put in online requests for faculty.  i make them put it in themselves.
s: yeah, the lady said she had to go to a meeting asap and didn't have time to put it in
c: well that was nice.
s: ok, i finished putting it in.  i had to do it because the lady said she had to go to a meeting.
c: well, that's good.
s: yeah, she had to go to a meeting and couldn't put it in, herself.
c: ...

she also talks loudly when trying to interject in your conversation.
and she uses this tone of irritation when talking to w.
stuff like
j: i am going to order food from the grille, w do you want anything?
w: ok, let me look at the menu
*less than 10 seconds have passed*
w: ok, let me take a look at the menu for a second...
s: you better hurry up!

it's so irritating sometimes, i just want to yell, give it a rest, for a second!  geez!

i also dislike that she answers her [loud] cell phone in the middle of conversations.  esp. when d or m is giving her instructions for a task and then she drops them for her cell.  and she talks really loud [yells] on her phone. 

ok, done ranting.


RIP Corky Trinidad.
You are the only reason I read the StarBulletin.

article (bio and recent news of his passing):

compilations of his work:

his final cartoon:



aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!
i have two frakking exams tomorrow: heme and immuno !
i am panicking !
i have no idea how i am going to memorize everything !
this is not even fair.
it's not cool.
there is just so much stuff to remember....
i don't know if i have the brain capacity or time to reread and rememorize everything !
i noticed that when i'm nervous i go into psycho cleaning mode.
i just spent an hour cleaning my room.
i don't know why i do it... i just... can't focus !
must clean !
and i have a mini fit of insanity and throw everything away !
stuff i've been hoarding for years i decide that it is unnecessary and i just toss it !
i am so sick of my stuff, i just want to throw everything away so that i'll have a nice clean empty room.
and when it is nice and sparkly and empty i can finally calm down and study.
actually, i'm going to stop cleaning and start studying again, now.
i don't even know what i'm thinking.
i just know, my mantra of 
monoblast- nucleus- round in shape- fine chromatin- nucleoli.
monoblast- cytoplasm- moderate amount- blue in color- no granules.
i've been repeating that shit in my head over and over.
it seems to be working.
so now if i just reread everything else and repeat it 1000 times in my head i should be fine tomorrow.

random: my left ring finger is freaking out- kind of hurts to type with that finger.
i will not submit to rheumatoid! >:O
pains be gone!

WHICH MAKES US EXPLODE ............... 


"Forever" by Walter Meego

tell me.
how can you not want to dance to this?




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