FFFFFFFRIDAY is here again! (already? i know!)this week i was super stressed as usual but was able to meet all my deadlines (miraculously). i even had some time to spare (identified my unknowns a week early, say what?!) so i did extra exercises this week (yoga tuesday, samadhi wednesday, then i'll have regular yoga and aerial on saturday) so nice to sweat your stress away. something amazing about exercising... the adrenaline or endorphines or whatever. you can't help but feel better afterwards. :_) did you ever have one of those moments where you are so relieved you just want to cry? (no one else? really? ok, maybe i'm weird, that's alright.) anyway, that was my week. the end is near, people! just a few exams. and a presentation. and six more lab reports until the end of the semester. *whimper* but i'm feeling refreshed after exercising and i'm ready to take on the last load of paperwork. here's the friday5. origin: http://f.riday5.com/?p=993
- Those silly TV programs showcasing supposedly funny videos often feature unexpected blows to someone’s Man Zone (you know, crotch shots). How amusing do you find these videos?
i feel apathetic? i mean, i'm not overly excited about watching this but i don't necessarily feel sorry for the guy either, unless it was an unwarranted hit by a kid or an animal. i'm not a dude so maybe i don't feel as bad for them as i should? #unrelateableexperience
- Athletes today often talk about being “in the zone,” attaining that state of mind where everything is both automatic and excellent. When did you last find yourself in the zone?
as you may know, i've passed on my campy work to an awesome person so i have been working on a different research project for the past nine months. when i used to set up campy invasion assays, i was in the zone. have all my reagents out and ready, have my timers set up and my box of pipette tips and bleach ready. and then you just get the multichannel and go! i tend to talk to myself while i'm doing the plate transfers too, just to prevent parallax, "A1 goes to A1, A1 goes to A2, A1 goes to B1, A1 goes to B2, switch tips, B2 goes to C1, B2 goes to C2, B2 goes to D1... " it was like a mantra. nothing could stop me. no strange music, no fire alarms, no people walking in and out to use the incubator. just me and the pipette and the campy filling up the plate.
- What time zone do you live in, and is there anything especially good or bad about it?
IN HAWAII WE DON'T HAVE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, BITCHES. ♡
- Where can you get a really good calzone?
i don't know! T___T
i hope another friday5-er answers this because i LOOOVE PIZZA.
- In the Star Trek universe, a neutral zone is an area between claimed territories in space where bordering governments agree not to tread (else war is declared). Where in your personal or professional life are the neutral zones?
Masa, from the research lab, is very particular. I try to stay out of his way. he's a nice guy, just has a particular set up, and i don't know the details of his project and don't want to mess anything up. he gets upset if people try to use his equipment... i don't think he'd be upset with me but i don't really want to find out. likewise, he doesn't have any comments on campy stuff so we talk during lab meetings but don't encounter each other much besides that.
A cynical tale of this feeling of calm, told in remorse through the clench of my jaw. I even sung with the birds as they sensed the storm. If the death of chaos is the birth of clarity then bring me to the ground.