B IS FOR BRUTUS
today begins week two of my vacation!! enjoying my time away form work and school and research but i have to admit i haven't done much. been down for the count the last four days due to a back injury. T___T
not entirely sure how this happened or why... but maybe its because i was having fun all day everyday when my vacation started. >u<;;
on the friday before my vacation even started, had my jabsom/inbre summer research presentation. biked down to kakaako in a pencil skirt, go me. ;D got to talk to a few professors, and got some helpful critique from dr. dean. he's a tissue culture specialist with recommendations for our non sticky helas.
^ my research homies
this coming week i will probably do a campy growth curve in trypsin/versene so we can get back to doing [what i do best] invasion assays.
saturday was bon dance day! went to koganji for food and friends and fun! i really look forward to this festival. i love lion dance during chinese new year but i don't get to have as much fun as this japanese tradition because you can't participate unless you know the moves. in bon dance everyone can join! le boyfriend is somewhat apathetic about obon season but i really love it because i never had this tradition. i joke that i have 20 years of dancing experience to catch up on so i need to do every song (except when i am stuffing my face with yummy foods)!
^ ran into some long lost friends!
the next day le boyfriend took me to archery. my first time shooting! i found out i'm a lefty. :P got lots of tips from the kaneshiges <3 and also got a really good tan. tee hee.
after that le boyfriend took me to watch dark knight rises! Ó U Ó ahhhhhh! finally! it had a different story than what i would have liked but my main comment on the whole series is Dir. Nolan did a REALLY GOOD JOB of grounding the story in reality. gotham could be real. these events could have happened. it was like watching your fantasy come to life- and i really appreciate it. i probablly would have complained [more] if it was too fantastical. so i will be content with what has happened.
// more dark knight discussion //
• i knew it was talia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, my other guess was huntress (aka helena) but i KNEW marion cotillard was not who she said she was!!! they even said "child of ras"! but since she's gone, i guess there will be no damien.
• blake was more like tim drake than jason todd or dick grayson because of his detective skills [and lack of acrobatic skills] but i suppose they avoided what could be a hot debate by just using his nickname. smart move, nolan. smart move.
• so glad lazarus pit became a "theoretical lazarus pit" not a mystical pool of bubbling stuff that brings you back to life. that would have been way too over the top.
• catwoman feels unnecessary. is it the jealous batman-infatuated school girl in me talking? maybe. but i felt catwoman was unnecessary to the main plot and not very interesting. i guess it was better characterized than previous catwomen. (claws, pssssh.)
• is it just me or did it seem like the 5 months in limbo was like NML?
• i want more GCPD stories! :D i even mentioned in a previous blog (i think) that it would make a cool tv show. it's like csi and law and order except GCPD has to work extra hard because batman makes them look bad! the comic book series had dirty cops, interdepartment drama, political drama... oh and catching guys like firebug (flame thrower action!) and mad hatter (poisoned victims).
//end extended discussion//
the next day i biked with twinkies. her first ride from home to ward, so proud! dad picked us up and drove us home the last half mile up hill, maybe ward was a little too far for her. :X
a list of movies i watched this summer:
• cowboys and aliens ("demons took you gold, you can ask for it back when you go to hell!")
• the number 23 (sometimes i wonder if i'm going crazy looking for 19s)
• stay (i had to watch this twice because i was confused)
• black swan (i was not expecting this! ø___ø )
• safehouse (meh. but i still think it's cool to be a super spy)
• brothers bloom (*tear*)
• the maiden heist (tee heee heee!)
• super8 ("production value!")
• MOON (i feel weird)
• everything is illuminated (a "most premium" movie)
• kiss of the dragon (i love shrimp chips)
movies i have borrowed and not watched yet:
• wool 100%
• let me in
• i love you philip morris
• men who stare at goats
movies i am waiting to borrow:
• jacob's ladder
and now i lie here, incapacitated by my messed up back. i am really upset that i've wasted so much time being unproductive but on the other hand i can't make myself be more productive... i feel like crying after standing for long periods of time. sitting or lying down doesn't really help either. yesterday i had kt tape on my back and it was miraculous. but i put the tape on today (well, twinkies helped me put it on) and i think it's slightly different because it is totally NOT HELPING right now. i think i am ready to see a doctor but i don't have one yet (my pediatrician told me i was getting too old a few years ago so i never went back). i just keep telling myself surely, it will be gone by tomorrow and everyday i wake up in agony. :( my bicycle is crying. my bikinis are lonely. i need to go feed my bacteria. so many adventures to be had! but i'm stuck here...
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