i did another 20 mile bike ride! feeling good about this. ^___^
jj joined me for 90% of the ride:


went from home to mccully bicycle [warehouse] via downtown/king street
back tracked to stadium park then waiola shave ice (whatd i tell ya! alwasy ending up at a shave ice place every time i ride!)
then rolled parallel to the ala wai canal to the hnl zoo
rolled down the ala wai:

went around diamond head, stopping at various look outs:

tiny look out

(took this while riding:)
tiny sail boat

over and out of control



hit up triangle park then uphill to KCC
back down to waikiki on monsarat
paralleled the ala wai again (on the waikiki side, in the bike lane. i love cranking it up to 7th gear and just speeding all the way.)
went up through mccully
took the walking overpass mauka over the H1
went up to nehoa + punahou (queen emma street is great practice for this, i was not even out of breath on 6th gear!)
saw jj home
went down to makiki park then over the bridge and down to beretania
took beretania all the way to queen emma st.
then up the hill and home

and was i tired?
but now is a different story.
my lower back from bending over! my thighs from diamond head! my knees from under extending! (but it's a lot better than before; think i have to raise my seat one more inch and then i'll be cherry)
but i feel tired and happy.

after i got home i took a cold shower and then went out with le boyfriend. we had mexican food again (Serg's in manoa is my new addictionnnn!) and then watched psych all night. sadly, i only saw one pineapple. ;)

and now i will brush my teeth and roll into bed; this vampire is going to pray for sleep 'cuz i'm exhausted.

today i didn't ride with my regular playlist, i just looped these songs:

sometimes it's nice to hear sounds without words. :)


last weekend was full of awesome. biked 20 miles with my pal, princess jojo. slightly sun burnt and ever so happy. had mexican breakfast with my honey bunny (omg, huevos rancheros at 9am and hot coffee in blustery manoa, best way to start the day) and later had spaghetti dinner with the hero quest crew. and of course we played a few rounds of hero quest too; got some new armor for my knight. ^___^

here's what i wore:

hypes for a velo vixen? ;)

here's my pal jj:

and hi from the end of the ala wai!

this week was a long and hard and tiring one. two exams and one quiz. plus two lab reports for school. a new experiment for my campy research group (i developed the protocol, so proud of meself!)- spent about 12hrs in leahi this week. :P
at work, we had a major emergency involving fire and power outages but luckily things are back to normal now.

other things that made me happy this week:
- got a huge box full of comics from a friend cleaning house!
- aced the chem quiz! (probably bombed both exams, but i'm trying not to think about that)
- we passed CAP inspection at work!
- got my research grant!!!! (this semester of school is paid, woot!)
- i did a carnahan fan! (i have been practicing this forever and i can finally do a carnahan fan. i think the cards helped too, i swear the vintage plaid by d&d is the best deck i've picked up. is it the stock? the cambric finish? all i know is that it's awesome. feels better than tallys and regular bikes and monarchs and sentinels and bees. i like the design better than the fulton's clip joint, too; simple and classy.) going to make a video and post it soon. ^__^

this weekend, i'm hoping for more biking and more biking and more biking and spending time with le boyfriend and i guess i should do some homework too. :X

too bad i only have one night off! T____T

ciao, bella!


1. i take great pleasure in watching the chemical reactions of household bleach.

you may know that this is an awesome disinfectant (10% is a recommended concentration for general germ killing awesomeness). we use this a lot in both labs i work in and it's very amusing to watch it work. for example, in blood bank, when you put red blood cells in it, it turns green!! and when i'm doing tissue culture, i pour it in my waste bin which usually has copious amounts of GKN and DMEM which is the exact color of vitamn water power-c flavor (magenta). when you pour bleach on it, it turns purple (like, grape jello/joker purple) and then turns clear!!! chemistry is magical...

2. IMPOSSIBLE PX 600 UV > deadstock 600 color. i am so stoked!!


proper scans are forthcoming. pick yourselves up a pack here:

3. been watching justice league unlimited on the interwebz while waiting for the next comic book installment.
there are some cheesey bits in it but there are some real LOLs to be had too! "batman: can you communicate telepathically with those things? aquaman: do they look like fish? batman: ..." also ep.2 is "for the man who has everything" which was originally a comic written by alan moore. it was changed a bit- batman's fantasy was different and robin is non existant- but was still a fun episode. i'm up to ep.8 now. looks like im not doing any math homework this weekend, hahahaa.... @___@

this is how you get to superman's birthday party... in wonder woman's invisible jet.

4. i need a sinch!

ghostly international is a super duper amazeballs record label (phantogram, school of seven bells, tycho, etc. are you getting excited yet?) who also carries select design worthy or music related goods in their online store. the sinch is so genius and simple, why hasn't anyone thought of this before?!

5. songs stuck in my head this week:


have you seen this commercial?

OMGZZZZZ.... i think everything will be sold out in seconds!! T___T

ciao, bella!




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