this morning i went to lab research meeting.
yes, we talk about research projects and hard core science.  but i love how if you dropped in mid-conversation you might hear "there's no way they would green light that project.  for one thing, how would we contain radioactive chicken poop?" 8D

after lab, i caught the bus to town.  have to work tonight so i was already thinking dinner and bed at 1:30pm. i have leftover curry at home and decided i needed a side dish to make it a meal.  i bought some frozen croquettes then traipsed over the the snack aisle where i spent too much money.  choco pies.  shrimp crackers.  grass jelly drink.  also bought some frozen takoyaki.  i almost went for shimeji mushrooms but they were almost $10/lb! T___T  i love mushrooms!  and the white peaches smelled good too but i passed on them because they were a bit green.  i also decided to experiment with dessert and bought a package of agar agar.  i mean, i make agarose gels in the microwave in the lab, how hard could it be?  i got home and decided i my purchases were impulse purchases. :P  hate when that happens!  so the croquettes... don't have cooking directions in english.  way to go, genius.  am i supposed to fry this?  deep fry this?  bake?  i ended up baking in the toaster over at an arbitrary temperature for an arbitrary amount of time.  it didn't sizzle or brown any more so after a while i just cut one in half and did an internal temp.  as soon as it was 160ºF i figured they were done.  tasty too. ^^  the tako balls have english instructions as did the agar agar.  not that i followed those, haha!

usually in the lab i weigh out whatever powder i need and add it to buffer in an erlynmyer and microwave until it's ready, swirling and stopping at intervals to prevent it from boiling over.  ready means clear.  no "strands" visible.  and when you swirl it, there are bubbles but the bubbles disappear.  if you swirl it and there are still bubbles, it's not really dissolved.  inherent problem with grocery store agar: its not powder.  it's some kind of spongy log. :/  to make my dessert, i filled a glass measuring cup with 3c water (required is 2 3/4c, according to the package but i was expecting some to evaporate) then shredded the agar agar inside.  i put the whole thing in the microwave and started with 20 minutes.  yes, TWENTY minutes.  you must sit in front of the micro to make sure it doesn't boil over because burnt spilled agar has a particular smell and is not fun to clean up.  just open the door when the bubbles get high and swirl it to check how much it's dissolved.  close to the end, add a cup of sugar and some vanilla.  dissolve.  continue zapping in the micro.  then pour in a pan to harden.  agar solidifies super fast compared to jello which is awesome.  20 minutes after you pour it can be completely solid (if your pan isn't too thick).  i like to cook and then EAT RIGHT AWAY.  no waiting for it to cool off or doing dishes before dinner.  i want to cook and eat right out of the pot i made it in, if i can.  haha.

right now i am watching olympic trials.  i am so excited for the olympics.  i love the feeling of comraderie and friendly competition and the overall feeling/hope for world peace that the olympics brings.  i am always in awe of the ceremonies and grandeur.  and of course, i adore the athletes and the competion!  i am, and always have been, an extremely poor athlete.  i am amazed by the athletes' look of ease.  i admire the will power it takes to train and compete.  i am jealous of the companionship from being on a team. i really love the olympics.  i wish there was some way for me to be even more a part of the action but i have a feeling that's not in the cards for me- i'm no fool, i know when to leave it to the professionals.  ;)  for now i guess i'll have to be content and spectate from my couch (unless coffee chugging or shopping becomes an olympic event).  however, if i ever get the chance to try any of these sports- non competitively of course- it would be super cool.  i've never pole vaulted before!  or cycled in a velodrome.  i would go for trampolines too.  how can that not be fun?
as i type this, i'm enjoying the synchro men's diving trials.  i remember the first year they had this as a contested sport (when i was in 5th grade).  ever since then i wanted to try a diving board.  it was because of synchro diving that i got gutsy enough to try doing flips off the pool deck (note: this is dangerous, do not attempt!  i can't believe in all my pool days i never cracked my skull on the deck).  anyway, i like synchro diving because it's more complicated than individual diving; not only do you have to do a perfect dive but you have to be in perfect symmetry with your partner.  in fact, your overall synchro appearance is judged upon first and then the difficulty and technical aspects are figured in.  i watched the womens synchro diving yesterday.  they seemed more graceful- and smaller splashes- but the men are overall more synchronized.  other water sports i am looking forward to: relay swimming, water polo, synchro swimming... ok who am i kidding, i am looking forward to all the aquatic sports!

thanks all for reading the wall of text.  i kind of just came up with some topics i wanted to talk about and kept adding and adding as i followed my train of thought.  if you didn't read it all... i don't blame ya!

ok, bye!

if anyone wants to make my dream of diving off a diving board come true, i will love you forever!




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