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:

  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. :(

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.


  1. hello friend, may it be possible to profile you for a blog post on "you are only as fast as your next elevator trip?" please email to let me know via sauhsu (at) thank you in advance.





music 30 days of music Aerial friday5 20Q hawaii samadhi yoga vinyl bikeventure la dispute school touché amoré book concert live show silversun pickups bicycle lists metric science cooking destiny poweryoga hawaii rooster teeth EmM food microbiology movie movies phantogram shopping spring break spring break 2015 2010 Book review Stephen king cardistry koji reads tissu work beach books ceremony coffee cover deafheaven movie review pyhiflygirls recol sick tycho virology aerial problems art b9 bacteria bus clothes comics drug church earl grey emily haines interpol lyra mlt no sleep records other realms pacific rim raveonettes republik roman literature sephora socks sspu summer sviib taking back sunday tattoo vales wiwt 6131 YYY amyz arcade fire balance and composure batman blood blood bank brambles carnavas casket lottery catullus cheese chinese christmas coffeesundays contortion culture abuse death cab for cutie dengue destiny 2 exercise grouplove gymnastic linguist handstand jawbreaker lily allen makeup me first and the gimme gimmes memories minecraft mlt adventures modest mouse molecular motion city soundtrack needle work nightwing octopus recipe records review saga scattegories small brown bike sunbather thursday tigers jaw tiny cats weezer xbox one yummiestars #hrf2015 2014 2018 7 inch accident adult swim singles afi album review anakin anamanaguchi angels and airwaves asm atul gawande beach house beer best of bike biomusicology birds in a row blast bruises cadence caitlin doughty campy candy hearts cards carpe noctem cayetana charcoal checklist manifesto chemistry chicago chinese new year clones of the queen concussion dads dc comics deathwish delerium descendents descender dragonette dress earth wind and fire evenings felix cartal fight club fishing fletcher c johnson ghost feet glow flow goodtime boys heart shaped box hematology hip key how to with joel and adam hungry ear hurricane interstellar jack white jjak joe hill john wick katy perry kintsugi lab last look live lucky hell lululemon manoa martin solveig megwin melissa mls adventures modern baseball mr mercedes nails ncbi nerves never come undone nicole atkins no doubt ofelia orange bang pixies poetry pool portal prawn ps4 research rick and morty rohnert park rsd rsd2018 rtpodcast sandwich school of seven bells sequencing shameless shave ice shimmering stars sirens six feet under sleep society of s sorority noise star wars static trap steam stereochemistry strava strfkr sysmex the donnas the killers the modern waikiki the saddest landscape the winter passing there is no learning curve third man records thrice tokyo milk topshelf records tour de france tove lo training for aerial on the ground tron unpopular opinion waiola xcm xur yeah yeah yeahs #hrf2016 #hrf2017 #myhour #tdf2015 #teampretzeltank '68 007 100% 11-22-63 16s 1970s 1999 2011 2015 2017 35mm 3hive 7seconds 90s :) @8_semesters @wild_twinkies Booker T. and the M.G.'s CD Carrie Fishbones GITS Godzilla Groundhog Day HST L-cuts L4D2 MCR Pink vans RIP SEM Streptococcus The Great Wall UH a favor house atlantic a girl walks home alone at night abraham lincoln vampire hunter achievement hunter aculpture aesop rock agar aji fry akari ala moana alam alfa beach allister alt/air amanda tastes ambient american hustle amoeba music antics arsenic art of play atlas genius autoclave b sides backstage bai san bakasana baking ballet bandcamp barbra streisand bargain basement battle lines battlewagon bayonetta beach slang beastie boys beats begiragons big bang theory big grams biochem bitter clarity uncommon grace black dress blaisdell blink 182 blondie bob bond boscia brad meltzer brand new brave new world brazil brew bridge 9 bro force broke for free bronchial wash burrito buxom buy local calligraphy calzone campy group campylobacter cancer candida candida albicans carrot carrot cake carsick cars cartwheel cascade casket girls catbird cave in cdc chairlift charlie day cheap monday chet faker chirashi chloe cho dang choir of the mind chores chozo christmas movies cinelli cinerama circuits circulus cisco kid clarity cloning cls coexist coffee stout coheed and cambria coincidence coli com truise comicon common reactor conference constantine cotq country comfort credence clearwater revival cremation crow csf cults cursive daiei dan and dave dan deacon daniel dae kim dashboard david rees day by day records dead weather deadlines dealersgrip death deep blue deer tick defender class delicious demetri martin deodato depression cherry detective dee devart devrim kay dhm diamond youth dick grayson dim mak dinosaur pile up disco discordia discount dance discovery distance/closure divination diy dl dna dntel does it work dog don quijote donnie darko doodles double ankle hang doubles down the cliff dreamcar dreams dscvry duolingo dupe dustin nguyen e. coli ebola edge edward benz 27 times el pintor el-p electric president electricity elle king emb embroidery enbalming enjoy your burrito epidemiology eqs eraas erik kwakkel esr event evil needle exam exotica eye shadow facebook fall behind me family fashion fat bob fatale father/daughter records fck feather fiction firefly fireworks fitz and the tantrums flash flash fact flight facilities flight of the conchords flower drum song forever 21 forgettable forgetters formula x fountains of wayne frameworks franz ferdinand fresh cafe friday the 13th fuck yes fuji fulton funeral game of thrones gate gatsby genetics ghost bc ghost in the shell ghost key ghostly giant glass glass animals good charlotte google gpc grant imahara grayson green river gtd guardians of the galaxy guest blogger gym class heroes h&m habits haemophilus influenzae haim hair half gramme holiday halloween handwriting haribo harlem harmonica harold harrow hawaii problems heavy circles helena bertinelli hell bunny hello hellogoodbye hematocrit heroquest high water marks history history channel hl2 hohokum holiday mart homework houdini howl howl gaff gaff hummus hxc hyper light drifter i love crazy tags iasip ice cream idea's music and books identity crisis in all dishonesty in and out of control in gratitude inside insomnia insound instagram instax instrumental interpro into the wayside intrepidity ipod iwant iyo udon jack johnson japan jaspas jejuni jellys jeniferever jimmy fallon jisuk jld jock journey joy departed joy division jpb julian casablancas julien baker justice league justice league dark kaimana kakaako kalapana kapiolani kat von d keep talking and nobody explodes kegg kent keratin kickstarter kiki kimchi kimchijeon kingsman kitsune kittygeddon klaxons knives don't have your back koolau ballroom korean koundinyasana lab problems lab report labyrinth ear lali puna last gang records latte art layers of fear lazaretto le castle vania leahi left 4 dead 2 leggings leotard leptospirosis les savy fav let me in lgc library light we made like like drive in lil gothams lipstick lipstories liquid nitrogen lismore lit little richard llea lol lolita loma prieta longboard lookbook looming love luster luck lust lust lust lymbyc systym magic magic island magnolia cafe mah jong maiden heist mail day mais2 major league makapuu maldi-tof mandarin martin denny marvel matty matheson mavica me earl and the dying girl media medieval memento memento bento mental block gaming meta metamorphoses mf doom mgmt michael crichton micr490L midweek mika milk tea mind of a chef miss manners modcloth mogwai mohawk monty python monuments men moon moose blood morbid mortdecai motown mr robot mr tea musubi my chemical romance my sharona naked juice narcissus ncis ncisla neo classical nerd nerdist new eagle cafe new politics new scene new year nickleback nicole atikins nightmare before christmas nijiya nimitz no backup plans no better noisey nonfiction novo biocin now now oats obituary oblivion old navy ombre omori boy on the spot on! air! library! only in youth opera origa osaka loop line ost outdoor voices outkast overcooked ovid pacific rim 2 pai gow pam pancakes pandemic paramore paranormal activity part time job party past is prologue past present felix pat mcgrath labs patreon patrick kindlon pcr pe'ahi peanut butter and jelly peb pecan tree penny dreadful peony perennial flux performance perfume peter pan collar pfam photog physics pikul pita pizza plants plastic metal platelets playdead pointe poker pole polefiction politics popo popoitis portugal the man post office potpourri pow wow hawaii prey primer prince prismatic procrastination protein pu er pun punk pusheen pyogenes pyromaniac quiche r dorothy wayneright rage ramblings ramen ramones random random weirdos rap record shop dude red hot chili peppers red machine redbone reflective replacements revision rhcp ringtone ripd roller skates rooms of the house roxy rozwell kid rumu run for cover run the jewels sailor moon sakura mochi salem's lot salonpas samurai ice cake san francisco sapling satoshi kon saves the day scans scar tissue scarjo scary science fiction scorpion scrabble scrubs sds page sean kingston searching for a pulse sed rate seeking a friend for the end of the world self defense family self published separation sequins serein settled seven psychopaths sewing sex pistols sgl shadowplay shaloha sheezus shipping shoes shout out louds show shrimp sia sierra nevada sikdorak silly girl sinclair library skateboard skyfall sleeve scribbles slipshift smart db smashing pumpkins smoke gets in your eyes snl somnio soundcloud speech and debate sphere spill spyral stamps staph staphylococci star trek starcrawler stellastarr* still corners straddle ups string db suckerpunch sudafed suetonius suicide squad suis la lune sunday morning at a funeral sunny day real estate superhot surya namaskar sushi sushi king swedish swim swoon taco tuesday taiyaki tantalus target taste tea taunt tcb technical writing tempura tf2 tguk thank jose thanksgiving the angels the artist the audition the bougies the byrds the calm blue sea the chase the get up kids the hives the kingsmen the kinks the las the pipettes the quick the raconteurs the russian the supremes the things we think we're missing the voices the weight of the world the wolfpack the xx there's nothing thieves like us threadless three cheers for sweet revenge ticket to ride tideland time travel tiny echo tiny me title fight tittibhasana toby todor kobakov tokyo godfathers tom moffat totoro touche amore tower records transfection transformation tricks trojans tumblr turnover turnstile tv twenty-two twitter two dots udon undercut uniprot unknowns unrelatableexperience vacation valve vampire vegetables verde verse vertigo vibrio vice video dump violet viva fest volary wakey wakey walking backwards man walmart waning star want to read war washed out wednesday addams welwing wharf cat what is free to a good home what we do in the shadows white house down white stripes whole foods wildhoney wildlife wired won tons word freak workaholics wu xia xbox 360 yoga ball yogagypsy yuck zatanna zero zippys zombie zones zotero