2012

JANUARY

new year, new shoes, new ink, new adventures...

new year, new shoes (pink vans #5)

pink peonies

year of the dragon, go!

smoke

FEBRUARY

before permanent manoa library was open there was this shack...

manoa library


we biked around diamond head!

tiny sail boat

at the end of all things



MARCH

analog bikeventures!

promenade

today's sky

APRIL

ochem lab!  we synthesized cyalume (glowsticks!!!!)

ipod photo dump

ipod photo dump





MAY

my first lantern floating

Aven Kal

last light

i swam with box jellies and survived! O____O

ipod photo dump

solo bikeventure around diamond head

triangle park

JUNE

i got hit by a car! :(  luckily, not serious.

CA DᴎC X 686

summer loves

mix plate & pork cutlet with gravy all over

at this point i didn't think i'd be able to finish The Stand by the end of summer! only two more months and still over 2000 pages to go!!!

ipod photo dump

but i finished it just in time- aug 25, right as school started. :)


JULY

well, only two pictures i have for july.  must've been an uneventful month.  food and shopping, the life of c.

breakfast of champions

violent sea (WIWT)

well, the tattoo was new too.

AUGUST

my vacation month!

trying out being a righty

Bon Dance Posse

the beginning of my second b&w phase, haha.

look over there

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SEPTEMBER

back to school,
not much exciting here either.
but i do spend a lot of time watching movies and reading for pleasure, thanks library!

paresseux

in the kitchen

OCTOBER

SACNAS month, yeah!!!!

flaring on stage!

matt doesn't like it

at the hutch

micon!!!!


NOVEMBER

i hate vog

THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT

ipod photo dump

trading a 4.0 for halo 4


DECEMBER


last ink of the year [of the dragon].

dragon lady

mi casa



my cousin jen came to visit

matsumoto's

we went north shore for winter beachin' with the little ones.

little B

rubber sole




and now onwards to 2013!

XMAS CHOPPING

yesterday i did some xmas shopping.  found something great for my workplace secret santa!  we have a $20 budget and i stumbled into a 40% sale at american eagle.  instead of assorted perfumed hand lotions or gift bag of arare i got a super cute purse, pair of socks and a tanktop for a loverly lady!  a super sweet xmas bundle, in my opinion. don't know how long the sale will last but it's a good deal if you are still gift hunting. :D  (apparently it's good online too...)
and if you are feeling generous to yerself, no problem with that either... heheheheh... i bought a colorblock dress (fyi, runs large) and ombre tights (been looking for a pair for a long time)!
now time for gift wrapping... my favorite holiday past time. fo reals.  something very zen about folding paper and making it look pretty.  i really like adding ribbon and making small paper fit perfectly around boxes.

i also attended our research meeting.  looks like we are staying put for now.  but possibly moving across the hallway later?  i'm not exactly thrilled by this- the labs across the hallway used to be BSL-3 labs and monkey rooms.  we are already BSL-2.  and for a little perspective, tuberculosis is considered BSL-2.  so we would be moving into a lab that used to process specimen that are WORSE THAN TUBERCULOSIS.  (eg: burkholderia) the rooms were "decontaminated" but i still feel paranoid.  i mean, this was the kind of lab where you'd have to wear the space suit looking things in order to go inside...  also, there are no water drainage pipes because they got cut when the outside of the building was renovated.  the worse part is there are no counters and benches.  it's like a room with a sink. there is no physical working space. :(  don't really know what the deal is going to be with that.  also, we'd have to see if the electrical outlets can handle our refrigerator and freezers. sigh, still a lot of logistics to figure out just fo moving across the hallway.
but here i am complaining when we still don't know for sure if we are moving or not. :/  i'd be happy with any definite answers right now.
also at our lab meeting, dr. wada, who will be joining us.  he's a fun, funny, humble, and incredibly smart doctor!  i've only met him once before but he's as awesome as i remember.  it will be great seeing him more often.  :)  sadly he is pulled into our location situation as he will physically have some lab work here, but he said something that i also personally stand by, "i would rather throw my lot in with you guys".  that pretty much sums up my feelings toward my entire micro research career under matt, alan, and dr. b.  guess we're all going down with the ship for now.



last night at work, very quiet.  so nice!  the whole week we were running from start to finish, last night was quiet between 2-3:30am and we also finished morning rounds by 7am. awesome!  since HMC closed (yeah, that long ago) we only finished morning rounds on time a handful of times.  i remember when the other hospitals were still open, i could finish rounds before 7 INCLUDING all the manual diffs if i was in heme or racking all the specimens if i was in chem.  by the time the day shift came in everything was cleared up! maybe my coworkers had that experience but personally, i haven't been able to clear *everything* from rounds since the other hospitals closed.  we've just been busy, in general.
i've noticed right before xmas outpatients are busy because everyone wants their blood test before they feast for the holiday, haha.  after new year, the inpatient gets busier because everyone is really sick- they were all hanging on for one last christmas with the family.
is that morbid?  sorry.  just an observation.

ok, i will do the friday5 tomorrow, now i'm off to leahi to turn off my plate reader and download my first genta-campy data, *squee* !  >w <  then a tiny nap and off to work.  here's hoping for another quiet night.

until next time, netizens!

TIME / CARDS

TIME FLIES when you're having fun... or working hard.
last night at work was just one of "those nights" when you swipe in, do a bunch of things then look at the clock and it's almost time to swipe out.
with out getting into too many details,
  • we were working on a minimum crew: two techs (sheila in chemistry and myself in blood bank and hematology) and one phlebotomist.  
  • there were two codes (super duper critical patients that take priority over the entire hospital)
  • i had to phlebotomize some one (since we have dedicated phlebs, i only get to draw people once a month or so.  but i still got the skillz)
  • there was computer down time that no one told us about (could have been worse but it's still a pain in the butt to change your work flow)
  • had some blood banking on a person with history of antibodies takes an extra 30 minutes to find compatible units
i just remember setting up a bunch of things, running some qc, then i went to the floors for the code then i came back to finish my blood banking and then sheila says "the 4am phleb called out sick".
"not a big deal", i tell her.  "i will pull the morning rounds [logs] at 3:30".  sheila tells me, not to worry because she pulled the logs already.
at first i was baffled.  it's kind of early to pull logs?
then i looked at the clock... it wasn't 3:30 it was 3:50am already!!
where did the night go?!  i swear i just clocked in...
after that, it was another nonstop 4 hours until i clocked out.  i only drank half my coffee!  i was kind of grouchy to the 6am-ers, sorry coworkers!
i like it when the shift goes by fast.  keeps your work exciting.

when i got home my dad made me breakfast (BACON!!!!!!!!!!), how nice!
i made up for my lack of coffee and then headed out to leahi.

ipod photo dump

ran a campy-genta experiment.  possibly the last... depending on what goes down in the next few days. seriously, we have no idea if we are staying or leaving the lab.  :(
2hrs infection. 2hrs gentamycin.
i was pretty tired doing a 4hrs experiment back to back from work.
but i am optimistic about the results.  if this experiment works... it's pretty much what we've been building up to for the last three years.  i mean, we didn't solve the great mystery of the world... let alone the great mystery of campylobacter.  but we have a protocol.  we have something awesome.  plate reader finishes it's cycles on saturday, i will let you know how things go.
also spent some time with my research group... eating lunch and playing halo 4.  a nice distraction after the exam stress is over.

napped on the bus and got home at 6pm.  and now i'm off to bed to do it all over again.
happy thursday!

for today's viewing pleasure: uncut cardistry.
i post a lot of my favorite cardistry videos... they have cool effects and edits... but here is pure, uncut cardistry.  unadulterated video that showcases the talent of the artist!!  i like music and great camera angles but i appreciate cardistry more when you take away the lights and fanfare and can still be amazed.


one handed shuffle= practiced for years and can do it one out of 50 tries.
those L cuts = my next challenge.
that anaconda = mind. blown.




* addenum:
last post i said the last first-read book i finished was The Stand (stephen king).  I completely forgot I also finished STIFF by mary roach.  i am still working on "At Home" by bill bryson.  i hope to complete it before the new year so i can start my dark tower cycle again.  ;)

FIVE

my birthday was last week, and it came and went in a whirlwind.  so busy with last exams and then finals (i still have one more to take ughhh).  but it fell on my regular day off, so that was nice.  my neighborhoodie @yummiestars took me to sweet home cafe (omgsssss the fishballs and shave ice!) and we ate a lot of food. (- w -)  it was soooo good!  i have the best friends.
when i got home, i had a surprise from amazon (ok, not really a surprise seeing as i ordered it but the delivery date was a surprise), a rock band guitar!!  i have been tirelessly hunting down the instruments so i can have a full set at my house plus some replacement guitars for jj's house since we have been doing some hard core rocking as of late.  the guitar is a third party model and i noticed the buttons aren't as responsive as guitar hero guitars but it looks super sweet and all of the instruments are pretty hard to find now.  still looking for another guitar, the drum set and a mic- all used or new doesn't matter- if you know of any leads.  i've been losing all my ebay auctions for instruments (i haven't even bothered looking for rb1 &2 i figured i could find a used disc at game stop or somewhere and most people selling their instruments bundle it with the game) and have been wary to check out craigslist (not exactly comfortable meeting up with people i don't know) but it might be the only way, unless i buy all third party add ons (expensive).  but anyway i have a rockband guitar!!!  been playing some songs on rb3, fun fun.  can't wait for finals to finish then i can play more.
i am also dying to play halo 4.  didn't beat solo legendary yet so i have something to do over the winter break.

other xmas break plans:
- hike diamond head with my cousin (she is visiting from san jose for a week and staying at my house)
- spending time with le boyfriend (he hate my guts because of our reverse work schedule)
- bikeventure to see the city lights
- campy-genta research (if we don't get kicked out of our lab. this is still undecided.)
- pick up my comic books (a whole month of comics to retrieve, ahhhhh)
- bake christmas cakes and deliver them

looks like i'm working this christmas.  am slightly dissapoint.  but i had the last two christmases off so i don't really mind.

here's is the friday5 from last week, read others' answers or answer for yourself here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=720

  1. You know those delicatessens that name sandwiches after famous people? What would be the ingredients of the sandwich named after you?
    molasses rye bread, mustard (yellow or granulated), swiss cheese, tomato, crispy bacon, spinach, corned beef.  pickle and olive on the side. with BAKED black pepper kettle chips (i swear, the best chips in the world and they are always sold out!!!!!!  i bought a case of it from whole foods the last time they had it and now they are all out again) and an ice cold coca cola or creme soda.
    who wants to eat at my future restaurant? ;D
  2. What’s your favorite part of staying in a hotel?
    COMING BACK AFTER A LONG DAY AND NOT SEEING ALL OF MY JUNK.  i really need to clean house.  clean house and throw everything out.
  3. What was the last book you read, and how was it?
    i've recently reread Richard Feynman's autobiography and The Number Devil.  two of my all time favorites, both involving math (wtf).  last first-time read was The Stand which i finished in august.
  4. What’s something super-unhealthy you’ve recently eaten?
    beef jerky.  ughhh, it's so full of salt but when you're hungry, sometimes a candy bar doesn't cut it.
    funny side note: today i was studying with a friend and the lab manager came outside and saw us.  she gave us some encouraging remarks and said good luck and recommended we not take too much caffeine and get a snack before our final; specifically, carbs.  she said it's a nice slow energy and not a sugar rush.  she left and i turned to my friend who said, "let's go get a snack, what kind of carbs should we get".  at that point i knew i had gone off the deep end because when she asked me that question the first thing that popped in my head was POTATO.  bwahahahaa... no, not french fries.  just. a potato. it's a good thing i didn't say my thoughts out loud.  :/  why can't i think of something practical like crackers?  or out of all the uncooked produce you could eat, why not a banana?  LOL.  a POTATO.
  5. What do you do with all those Christmas cards with photos of friends and their kids?
    sadly, i don't get many christmas cards.  and the family photo ones usually go into the trash on january 2.  BUT @XYNETHA HAS THE MOST ADORABLE CHRISTMAS FAMILY PHOTO CARD EVERRRRR this year and i don't think i can throw it out! /(* U*)/  stormy is so tiny cute and everyone looks so happy!  THANKYOUUUU @XYNETHA!!  instead of on my fridge it's pinned to my wall next to the drawing @valdezign sent me last christmas. 

ok back to studying. :(






PS.
after several years, i updated the music in my music box (see left sidebar).  enjoy the todor k. and emily haines!  if you like the music, please support the artists and purchase the song on band camp (there's a link near the play button) only a few cents to own a masterpiece.  :)
one day i will make a real rotating playlist.  when i stop being lazy and can look up some code.


N O I R

heys!
friday5 time!  haven't done it in a while!
you can see others' answers or answer for yourself here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=714

  1. What’s your favorite black article of clothing?

    everything i wear looks 100x better when i have black stockings or tights on!
    but most of the time i'm just shorts and t-shirt girl.  here's an interesting shirt i own:

    bubble head
    cotq, yeah!  support local bands! ♥ http://clonesofthequeen.com
  2. What’s the best black food?

    LICORICE, OF COURSE!
    if you count beverages, i take my coffee black all the time too. it's the BEST way to take your coffee.  all the cream and sugar and syrup they add to fancy coffees tastes like dessert to me.  when i want coffee i only want coffee. ;)

  3. How did you pass the time during your most recent extended blackout (power outage)?

    a transformer blew up outside my house recently!  it started leaking "oil" (but why would they need a hazmat team to clean "oil"?  i think something more suspicious was going on... like... alien tech... ) so the road was closed.  sucks living at the bottom of a one-lane-dead-end-street!  no one could go out or in.
    first, i rummaged around for my propane lantern for later.  then i went around the house and unplugged appliances.
    after that, nothing to do but wait it out.  i read a book on my front porch until it got too dark to see.
    then i took some pictures.

    THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUTpower outages make nice dusk photos.  less light pollution. :)

    THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT
    and then i went to sleep since i had to work later that night.
  4. When did you last play blackjack?

    i played black jack one year ago, with my family, at the laie beach house.
    yes, i'm card obsessed but i don't play games much.  mostly just collecting interesting cards, practicing my flourishing, and dabbling in conjurring.

  5. What are some songs in your iTunes (or other media player) whose titles contain the word black?
    here's the list in order by number of plays:
    black sheep - metric
    black satin - raveonettes
    black milk - massive attack
    black mirror - arcade fire 
    supermassive black hole - muse
    black wave/bad vibrations - arcade fire 
    black eyes (le castle vania remix) - snowden
    up against (blackout) - taking back sunday
    blood clots and black holes - thrice
    all on black - alkaline trio
    the black box - philter 
    black tongue - yeah yeah yeahs
    black cloud - converge
    paint it black - rolling stones
    righteous black - gauntlet hair 
    back in black (hives cover) - ac/dc
    black cadillacs - modest mouse
    weightless is the new black (depression iv version) - saddest landscape 
    blackout - allister 
    under the backlight - rilo kiley 
    piano black (ian o'brien remix) - seatbelts
    blacktop cry - we're all broken 
    black rosary - flowers forever
    black sheep - royal baths
    black rice - women
    black night - the dodos 
    welcome to the black parade - my chemical romance
well that was fun.  now i'm going to get dressed and bike down to ward.  meeting my research group for thanksgiving movie viewing.  skyfall!!!


COULD YOU FALL ASLEEP WITH A PANIC SWITCH

i didn't really want to get controversial in this blog but i could really use some support!

please note that all i say here is solely my opinion and does not reflect the opinion of the school i attend, lab i work for, and people i work with.

i only speak the truth.

KCC administration is evicting our research group from leahi hospital.  we will have no physical space to work out of, let alone just store everything we have in the lab!  besides glassware, pipettes, media, cultures and odds and ends, we have $$$$ of antibodies, antigens, serum, antibiotics, and other things that are stored in refrigerators and freezers that will have no place to go.

we were "temporarily" moved off campus to leahi hospital while renovations were taking place.  this was a big mess in itself but done is done, we moved over and have been working out of leahi for approximately a year.  no we are being told we have less than a month to move out because the space was given back to leahi.

we asked to keep it. we asked for a contingency plan.  we asked for help from UH and INBRE.  but it looks like all the negotiations are on KCC.  and we are getting no help from them.

never mind that we are the only local monoclonal center.
never mind that we bring in grant money to the entire campus; several hundred thousand dollars of grant money (not an exaggeration) over the last five years that get dispersed to the campus before we get a cut.
never mind that it's an opportunity to learn lab techniques and get interested in science.
never mind that we teach incoming college students through high school summer bridge programs.
never mind that we just won a national award less than a month ago for our research; the only community college, and with two posters (four students) out of 120 undergraduate awards, out of 2000+ participants.

never mind us.  because obviously we are not important.

i would also like to point out that another phd/md and his lab is supposed to move in to leahi with us.  and the campus knows about this and hasn't said anything.  all of his lab's stuff is in boxes with us also and there will be no place to put it.

i really feel like this is a big FUCK YOU from kcc.

after all our research work, after all my personal hours put in, after all the years my mentors have put in to fineness the research group into the amazing program it is... we get no respect.  while some students get paid out of grants, the work we do gets the grants.  there is no credit involved.  there is no extra credit involved.  research is just something we do because we want to do it.  we want to work, we want to be here. personally, the loss of the space will be the loss of research group and a huge personal devastation.  i'm talking, 4 hour experiments every two weeks for the last three years... absolutely meaningless to people who decide our fate.  they don't even know what we are doing here and don't care to hear it either.

and while i guess there are a few weeks (december 14!) for the administrators to change their minds and help us out, i don't have high hopes.  if they really make us move, i am quitting research because the campus doesn't deserve my time.  i will also consider quitting school because i already have an associates degree, a full time job and can get my MT certification without my bachelors degree from the AABB.  because frankly, i don't feel like the system deserves my money either.

sorry, this is sort of a rant but it's also a call for help.

what can i do to stop this?  

we've talked about staying in the space until we are physically evicted but there's a fear leahi will change the locks or cut the electricity.
we've tried talking to UH but it looks like they have nothing to do with the situation anymore.  everything lies in the hands of KCC.
we've discussed bringing this to the attention of the newspaper... but i don't want to put the jobs of my mentors to be on the line.
would it be appropriate to bring this situation to the attention of a representative?  would they care?  i believe there is a government official investigating "wonder blunder" and i feel we are the problem of mishandled administration and funds (and also it's involving funding for an end product.  we make stuff- antibodies, to be exact- it's not just a bunch of donation money for a one night concert, as in the aforementioned scandal).

i really feel like something should be done about the situation but i don't know how and i don't want to risk the jobs of the people who have done so much for me.  the research group is a huge part of my education and has contributed to the way i go about my job and daily life.  i feel bad standing by and letting things fall apart!  research will come to a literal halt if we have no space to work in or access to lab equipment.  we are not theoretical scientist who scribble on black boards in lab coats like they show on tv.  we have ideas and then put it to the test by running experiments.  no lab = no refrigerators and incubators = no cells = no experiments can be run.  i suppose all good things come to an end but it's going to be an abrupt one that leaves many questions behind.

if i could talk face to face with the person behind our demise i would absolutely tell them i feel ignored and insulted (i don't know if i could bring myself to say 'fucked over' aloud).  i also want to ask them:



Could I be anything you want me to be?  Its always meant to be seen.
When you see yourself in a crowded room do your fingers itch, are you pistol-whipped? Will you step in line or release the glitch? Can you fall asleep with a panic switch... 

NO ONE EVER DUG DOWN SO FAR AS WE GO

aloha, hope everyone is spending a relaxing sunday at home, after the excitement of last night's tsunami warning! no action besides some increased wave activity and surges, thankfully.

 as for myself, i was still severely congested and my face was being crushed by the sinus pressure, so after 11pm, i took an antihistimine and knocked out until morning.  according to my mom, i did wake up at around 1am to walk back to my room and ask why there were colored blocks on the tv???  haha, don't remember at all.

today i'm working eve shift (3-11p) instead of my regular night.  so i'm just practicing ochem (quiz on monday, ahhhhahahahahahhhh) and drinking coffee and indulging in STRFKR.  i have Bury Us Alive on repeat for the last two days.



and now for the friday 5!
you can answer for yourself or see others' answers here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=703

  1. What was the cause of your last working up a sweat?
    blahhhhhhh... just lying around at home i'm sweating!  can't wait for the humidity to pass and the trade winds to return!  i'm feeling a hint of trades today, hopefully we're back to normal soon. :)
    as for reqular exercising, haven't been doing much of that lately, unless you count running after buses or walking back and forth between two chemistry analyzers during morning rounds.

  2. What routine part of your life seems to take more mental effort for you than for most others?
    i'm kind of bad at mental math.  i can do it, but i'm slow.  especially if you're asking me dilutions like, how do i make a 10% formalin PBS solution form formaldehyde (formalin is 37% formaldehyde).  my comrades will be like, dilute the formaldehyde to 37% with formalin and then fill with PBS to volume so if you are making a 50ml of formalin PBS you need 18ml...
    and i'm still going in my head, WAIT, WUT?  37% IS HOW MUCH OF 100ML? SLOWWWW DOWWWWWN! i end up having to write it out or the crickets are chirping for a few minutes before i can confirm their mental math. :/
  3. What’s something many others consider laborious but you consider rather easy?
    oooooh, i love to be in processing section at work.  i am pretty good at separating tests, aliquoting, and remembering where they are to be sent off at work.  the tests are written in a test code, not plain english, so it's a feat for first timers to remember things like ANA=0.5ml serum sent to west vs. ANARX= two 0.5ml serum aliquots sent to west.  or LUPAC= double spun citrate plasma, frozen. or VD25=0.5ml serum sent to CPL frozen.  CRYAG= red top sterile serum sent to ARUP vs. CRYO= red top clotted at 37ºC sent to west. i just know these things- my brain is like a recipe book, hahah. i think i could make a pretty good bar tender.

  4. What’s something you’re going to have to do really soon but have been putting off just because it’s going to be a lot of work?
    Calc 2 homework.  i haven't done any of chapter 6. U___U

  5. Where’s the steepest hill in your neighborhood?
    Concordia St. is up the hill from my house and it is A HILL to be reckoned with.  i haven't even attempted biking up Concordia- i'll go all the way to the intersection and make a U-turn to get on Puowaina, if i ever head up that way, instead of going the few yards up Concordia.  just nasty.  
and one more thing before i go, my two recent accomplishments:
I MADE IT TO RED WORLD IN ONE TOUCH DRAWING! (with no cheats, hell yeah. love puzzles~)
and I GOT THE MARBLES POP OUT! (uhhhh, i can only do it one out of 5 times but, i'm still practicing.  soon i will be pro!)



ok, bye!
and don't forget, you better be dancing while you read this:







:)

THAT ONE TIME WE WENT TO THAT COLD PLACE

hey guys and dolls,
i have returned triumphantly from my microbiology con[quest]ference in the faraway lands of seattle!  i haven't updated earlier because i got back after midnight on monday. then tuesday i was catching up on homework. and then weds/thurs/fri i was already back to worksies and *still* catching up on school (calc2 exam zomggggg T____T ) and then i caught the virus that is spreading through my work place and spent saturday up to now, hacking my lungs up and bleeding from the nose and i expect any day now my brain will turn to mush and i will die and subsequently rise from the dead in a zombified form to finish my research project and forage for brains.

buuuuut, more about our triumphant conquest...
if you follow my flickr, i've been posting seattle pics even before we got back so you probably know what is up.  and if you don't follow my flickr, the summary of my trip was:

1) IT WAS COLD!

on the pier

2) WE DID OUR PRESENTATIONS!

poster 1159


3) BUT THERE WAS TIME TO DO SOME SIGHTSEEING!

walking seattle, hunting for food

walking seattle, hunting for food

4) AND ENJOY GOOD FOOD AND DRINK!

post presentation celebrations!

@ kells

5) WE ENDED UP TAKING HOME AN AWARD!


flaring on stage!

6) WISH WE COULD'VE STAYED LONGER. :)

photo boothing


the conference was great (holy cow fred hutch cancer center is amazing), the detour from work and school was welcome and i definitely bonded with my research group and other stem students more than i would have just doing my own lab project.  getting the award (and cheering on everyone else from our group that also got awards!!!!) was icing on the cake!  we partied hard after that night and i ended up adding a tattoo to commemorate "that one time we went to that cold place"- a seattle rain cloud & lightning bolt. :D



(thanks, under the needle tattoo!)

you can see the whole trip set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/synonyme_c/sets/72157631742214712/
and i'll probably have another update later about specific adventures we went on.


and now for my status quo,
yes, i really am super sick.  not like flu sick or septicemia sick, just pneumonia sick and i'm super duper tired.  and it's really humid and hard to sleep.  and work has been really busy (two mass transfusions on eve shift, what what?! which kind of backed everything up on to nights and i didn't get to drink my coffee and i was super grumpy *sorry, coworkers!*) and i am back to doing invasion assays (long experiments) and ugggggghhhhhhh there goes the house of cards.
but sorry for ranting.  that was rude of me.

how about... some comic book news!
ZOMGGGGGGG.  JOKER IS BACK, HARLEY IS BACK, ZATANNA & CONSTANTINE ADVENTURE, PHANTOM STRANGER & RACHEL ROTH, FLASH JOKES ABOUT MAKING OUT WITH TOASTERS... i can't wait for november!
*sigh* young justice is on hiatus again.  m'gann is really pissing me off, though.  she messed up the secret plan arrrrgh and kaldur is never going to be the same (i assume.  i mean, dr. light wasn't the same after he was mind wiped by zee).  maybe a break from her will lower my blood pressure. :/

and now i leave you with a song



so much for losing track of time :)

INSTANT TIME MACHINE!

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