sorry i sort of lied.  i didn't post my answers to last weeks friday five. :/
but i will do this week's answers because, hey, it's friday again!

you can read others' answers or answer the questions on your own blog here:

Which circus act best describes you this past week?
i think i'm the sword swallower.  things get crappy but you just have to suck it up.

Which summer Olympic event best illustrates what your professional (or academic, if you’re still in school) life has been like lately?

school -> research -> work
and just like the real game, there is bicycling, swimming, and running [after buses] in between. :D  also, also like the real event, you have to multitask, like eating while bicycling and doing homework while showering, in order to make it to the next event.
* it is to be noted that triathalon is not in the current olympic program. decathalon is in the current program but i'm not inclined to align my life with a ten event sport...

Which household chore is most symbolic lately of your romantic life?
ok. vacuum cleaners suck.  and right now, i work at night and le boyfriend works in the day.  and we have different days off every week.  when we're together usually one of us ends up falling asleep. so everything kind of sucks right now because we barely see each other.  ø___ø

What item on your current grocery-shopping list pretty much sums up your relationships with friends lately?
i only have one thing on my list right now- listerine!  i don't know if that's what i would use to describe my friends.  :P
i guess on my splurge list, i really want to buy rock band (yes, that video game that everyone had a few years ago.  i just played it for the first time last weekend.) and i do believe my friends ROCK.  on my dream-on list i am really digging this kagero frame:

so i guess i would have to describe my friends as ROCK and ROLLERS. har har. 8D

Which of Crayola’s standard colors has a name that would be a good title for the coming weekend?
Cornflower blue is how i describe the weekend.  not because i'm going to be "blue" but because it's a  neutral color- not too dark or too bright- and i'm planning to take it easy this weekend.  no big plans.


in lab land, still lots of people calling in sick.  been flip flopping days off to cover (as i mentioned before) and it's making me tireddddd.  lol.  i rarely get tired of work (and i'm not even in school now!) and i've done 9 days straight before.  it's hard to look forward to your day off and then you have to work instead.  when you're expecting to work then it's not bad at all.  :)  i hope no one sees this as a complaint; i know my coworkers would cover for me if i ever needed time off.  they've already done so much [in making me a better tech and just being super amazing and efficient coworkers], i'm happy to return the favor.

in research land, i'm finally back on the campy adhesion assay wagon.

View from here

we are going to crank out a lot of experiments this summer since we have the time! a lot as in two experiments a week!  (if our computer doesn't burn out first, LOL!) very excited.**
it also looks like i will be [officially] employed by kcc again, yey research grants.  and so it seems like you never really leave a great place behind.

**however, i am less than excited about crunching the data.  if anyone is good at or knows statistics i could use some assistance...

i woke up last night wanting to hear this song:

i've had it on my ipod on repeat since then.  i feel so

[ - u - ]
[ • • • ]

right now just listening.  i'm sitting on my back porch, typing this, listening to this song with a can of cream soda and i can't stop smiling.  summertime contentedness.

did you click it and listen to the song yet?
DO IT.  you will be happy.  and thank me later.

and now one more thing to recap from last post; about that hair cut,


got my bob back!  i feel like me again. :)

ok bye!



  1. I love your haircut and the answers to the Friday 5. Maybe Listerine is what reminds you of your friends because they are the antiseptic to whatever wounds you may get during the week:)





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