it doesn't seem like it.
but i've got a splitting headache and my face feels swollen.
maybe i will see the vog tomorrow.
or maybe it's invisible sulfur dioxide.
or maybe it's campy from micro lab. just kidding. (please don't let it be that.)
actually, now that i'm thinking about it, i ate saimin which probably had a lot of msg in the soup.
i did't drink the soup but maybe that's it... even my fingers are slightly swollen...

nothing else to say today.
except that i figured out that taking bus 23 then 6 is faster than taking bus 3 then 6. saves me about 15 minutes
i have yet to try bus 23 then 14 then 6. from my calculations, it should save me 20 minutes. i'll have to try it out.
on the i was listening to my ipod on random. "she's the blade" from Sugarcult came on. i remember when i first heard the song- it was on mtv or vh1 in the early morning. it was black friday and i was waking up to go shopping- i must've been in 10th grade or something with AC- and i was psyching myself up with music videos. and she's the blade came on and then they played "i'm not okay" by my chemical romance (my favorite song at the time). so now i always listen to those songs back to back because that's how i heard them! i can't think of one without the other. i even remember what i was wearing: my green shirt and jeans jacket. and i had a cup of coffee in my room and i must've still had my tv plugged in since i was watching in my room! funny, the things you remember.

other songs i always listen to back to back:

1. "red socks pugie" - the foals
2. "come on feet" - pete and the pirates
i heard these two songs consecutively and now i always listen to them in this order.

1. "simple plan" - hooray for earth
2. "race for the prize" - flaming lips
3. "she's in the city" - hey lover
i used to listen to my itunes ordered by play count and this was always the order. usually i listen on random now but i always choose the other two songs next if i hear one of them.

1. "slow hands" - interpol
2. "ministry of defense" - the fatales
3. "sweet troubled soul" - stellastarr*
4. "let's talk about spaceships" - say hi to your mom
i used to have an mp3 play that held 20 songs or so. these were part of the 20. actually, i might even know the whole list. damn thing always played "random" in the same order so i always knew what song was next. i had some good times with that cheap thing, i wonder what happened to it.

there are some others, but i can't think of them right now.


but i have another micr story!
on tuesday we were studying our ASSESS off for a quiz on complement pathway and when class starts, john tells us that we looked like we were studying so hard he canceled our quiz. :O
damn! i was studying hard! i was ready to get 10s !
alas. his tactic made us study so i suppose it wasn't in vain.

we also got to look at real life macrophages that had IgG in their Fc receptors. And the IgG was from mouse monoclonals anti-SRBC. so we dumped some sheep red blood cells in and the macrophages were "decorated like christmas trees". our mouse EJ1-C8 didn't work (it was an IgM so it shouldn't have worked) but i got to look at the positive control which was working. :)
so, in light of this joyous occasion, i present you my favorite christmas songs, by the raveonettes, nonetheless.
don't worry, they aren't annoying- they are my favorite songs regardless of the season.


i changed my settings so that even non-registered readers can leave comments.
let the retaliation begin. heh.


listening to bytemarks cafe now.
just heard "you can have all the [high school] robotics teams you want but if you don't give them a place to work you're just creating an export industry.  do you want tourism to be our only industry?"

i was just thinking about this.
good thing there are still listings such as:

i look forward to joining the workforce.

more info on act 221:


my clin chem prof,
originally from west africa -> louisiana -> texas -> hawaii
asked us what a "shaka" means.
*sigh*  he's getting better.


cheesey boyfriends!
it's almost embarassing!
but i suppose i wouldn't want it any other way. :)


I've just removed a whole bunch of people from my social networks that cause me emotional distress.
is that vindictive even if they don't kow they cause me emotional distress?
oh well. too late now.

Books : The Complete Manual of Things that Might Kill You



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It could be just a sneeze or it could be the plague. Find out inside this compendium for hypochondriacs. The world is a scary place, full of things that can kill you. This book chronicles all those things. Did you just sneeze? Oh no, look it up - you could have a brain leakage or something. $17.99


Things you can do from here:



if you think science is cool, sign up for micr 230 and 240 at kcc!
they are molecular bio and tissue culture, respectively.
it will be tons of fun, i promise!
and matt and john are teaching!
there's only three people registered for those classes (myself included) i really don't want them to get cancelled!
how many people does it take to stop a class from being cancelled, anyway?  
i the pre-reqs are: MICR 130, MICR 135 or BIOL 171; MICR 140, MLT 107 or BIOL 171L; CHEM 151 or higher; CHEM 151L or higher.  so, not that many- only basic micro stuff.

speaking of micro,
last thursday in immunology i was asking john about protein digestion; cells don't recognize pathogens, they recognize digested protein segments of pathogens.  so i was wondering why we don't get reactions to normally harmless proteins with similar structures.  turns out we can.  example: auto-immune diseases.  then john says, "in fact, in the 70s i got this free vaccine for swine flu!  but later some people developed guillaume-barre syndrome from the vaccine.  they were attacking their own nerve cells and becoming paralyzed."
or something to that effect.
then all of a sudden, BAM!  swine flu pandemic!
so today when i saw him again, i asked if he had seen the recent news on the swine flu prior to class on, oh maybe, the CDC WMMR.  and he replies "actually, that one came right out of left field!  it was pure, mind-blowing coincidence!"  he said he's in a bunch of immunology discussion groups and even they didn't see it coming!
as i see it, we were magically channeling the future... and ended up jinxing the world!
it's so bizzare.
i mean, a week before the whole fiasco we were litterally saying, "a long time ago, there was a swine flu panic and they made a bunch of vaccines but nothing happened."
then i saw @nextadvance on twitter post something about swine flu and i thought "hey cool, what a coincidence".  then honolulu advertiser started bombarding twitter with swine flu stuff and i was litterally staring with my mouth open.  
amazing and spooky.
it's funny these things.
all in the timing.

Fwd: Pour Yourself Some Lomography - New Cups And Lots Of Accessories!

awww... i've always wanted an espresso set.
i suppose i'd want an espresso maker to go with it...
and time to make espresso...

i better stick to coffee.
you get so little in espresso!  i'd be wired all day if i ingested the same volume of espresso that i do regular coffee. 

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Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 8:21 PM
Subject: Pour Yourself Some Lomography - New Cups And Lots Of Accessories!
To: C

Coffee, Tea and other Lomography Accessories
Cozy up with a Cup of Lomography
The Lomography Tazza Series
It's Tea-time with Lomography
Fun and Stylish Ways to Organize Your Lomo-life
Coffeetable Books, Lomography-Style

Cozy afternoons call for some alone time … sitting in your favorite spot, refilling your coffee cup, curled up with a book or a notebook, doodling and writing your wishlists and private thoughts. Of course, you – the hardcore Lomographer that you are – can't do without a favorite analog goodie in hand, but sometimes your cameras need some alone time too! Now you can have a piece of Lomography even if it means just enjoying coffee or tea – with the Lomography Tazza series!

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Introducing Lomography Tazza Grande, and Lomography Tazza Piccola – two beautiful series of dishwasher-safe, fine porcelain cups with playful illustrations especially created by Moscow-based artist (and one of the very first Lomographers) Alexander Djikia. The drawings represent the crucial moments in Lomographic history – starring important figures ranging from ancient Sphinx to the intrepid Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin, and Hercules to Sir Isaac Newton!

Get to know more about Alexander Djikia here.

Lomography Tazza Grande (1)
Cappuccino Mug & Saucer

Mug: 8,3cm (3,3'') diameter, 10cm (3,9'') height
Saucer: 13,5cm (5,3'') diameter

Lomography Tazza Piccola (2)
Espresso Mug & Saucer

Mug: 6cm (2,4'') diameter, 6,6cm (2,6'') height
Saucer: 11,6cm (4,6'') diameter

Lomography is literally your cup of tea with this precious Lomography Tea Cup (3)! Your favorite analogue Lomography cameras are specially handpainted all over this dishwasher-safe, fine porcelain tea cup. Lovely!

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Fun meets function! While enjoying your hot cup of coffee, recall memories as you slip your photos into elegant Lomo albums. Along the way maybe you'll be inspired to write, doodle, and schedule your Lomographic activities - The Lomo Notebooks will make sure you've got everything organized!

Lomo Albums (4)
Compile your portrait/landscape photos in style with the Landscape Lomo Albums - available in 6 sizes!
square | landscape | panorama

London Lomo Notebook (5)
Make a quick visual escape to London while scribbling notes and important dates in this special London Lomo Notebook. Visit our Online-Shop!

Lomo Notebook (6)
Organize your life and discover exciting Lomography tips, fantastic Lomolocations, and fun LomoMissions while you're at it. Visit our Online-Shop!

Coffee and candy go well together – eye candy, that is! Indulge in these special Lomography books and be inspired by colorful images gathered from all over the world

The Lomo Book Japan (7)
Experience the four seasons through the eyes of Lomo Japan! Visit our Online-Shop!

Colorsplash Chakras Book (8)
A collab between Lomography & Staple Design – this book illustrates the seven basic spiritual forces (chakras) of Colorsplashing. Visit our Online-Shop!

LC-A Big Book (9)
This hefty, 664-paged book took two years in the making to give you everything that you need to know about the LC-A: history, tips & tricks, stories, secrets, and lots of Lomographs, of course! Visit our Online-Shop!

Dianalogues No. 1
"Through a Woman's Lens" Book (10)

This book is the fruit of a special collaboration between Lomography and our friends from the hip, Paris-based boutique Colette – a collection of photos & text about the female perspective shot through the Diana+'s lens. Features contributions from colette's guest contributors and Lomographers from all over the world. Visit our Online-Shop!

"Love from Waist Level" Lubitel Book (11)
Specially dedicated to the Lubitel+ camera and its lovers. Read about their profiles, browse through the images, try out some tips & tricks, and go back in time with history. You'll find more than 2,000 contributions by over 300 Lomographers! Visit our Online-Shop!

Love from Waist Level Lubitel Book

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Fwd: World Pinhole Day! Cameras, Rumble & Galleries


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Date: Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 4:12 AM
Subject: World Pinhole Day! Cameras, Rumble & Galleries
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The time has come again to go back-to-basics with photography! Every year in April, there is one special day when pinhole-heads unite to celebrate World Pinhole Day – by taking off the lenses, or creating a pinhole camera from scratch – whatever it takes to capture one pinhole photograph leaking with wide-angled dreaminess and blur. There's quite nothing like it!

If you haven't tried pinhole photography, now is a good time to start. We'll keep you inspired a weekend of photographs and tips devoted to the early days of photography. Conjure that DIY (Do-It-Yourself) spirit and let's get going!

No time to DIY? Here's a selection of pinhole cameras to get you going!

The nifty pinhole function shows there's no end to its talents!

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The Plastic Fantastic pinhole camera for medium-format purists.

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Holga's little brother goes 35mm for convenient pinhole photography.

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Shoot pinhole multiple-exposures and soft-focus panoramas with its convex film plane and built-in tripod mount.

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Standard or panoramic, this lacquered beauty uses 35mm film.

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This wood-and-brass looker is lovingly created in Thailand and offers 4 formats.

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Designed by Korea's pinhole master Mr. Gangwoo Park, it uses ordinary 35mm film and is held together by rubberbands and glue!

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Uses medium format film AND can be modified to be a 35mm cam, too!

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This Japanese 35mm pinhole cam is made out of hard paper card and bound with rubberbands!

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To get you started on pinhole photography, here are a few links to guide you: - Pinhole Photography by Justin Quinnell - Pinhole Visions - World Pinhole Day website

Pinhole Galleries
Check out some new pinhole photo galleries on the Magazine…

Pinhole Blender gallery

Holga 135 pinhole gallery

Zero pinhole gallery

Diana+ pinhole gallery

Holga 120 pinhole gallery

Ever tried your Diana+ camera's pinhole function with the latest ultimate accessory – the Diana Instant Back+? Well, today's the day! We're on the lookout for soft-focused, glowy pinhole instant photos – so start taking off your lenses and snap the Instant Back+ on! But hurry! The deadline for submissions is 26th April 2009! Three winners will get 10 Piggies each.

Huge on contrast and a wild color shift – the Fuji Sensia does wonders when cross-processed, casting a green/cream/pinkish cast to your images!

Fuji Sensia 200
5 rolls 20 EUR/USD
10 rolls 35 EUR/USD
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