when you listen to Carnavas,

three seed

is followed by

common reactor

and it's the most perfect thing, in my opinion.

this song

is about a mouse in Harmony Lodge named Lucy.
the same mouse is referenced in

i'm watching Shameless season 2 now.  i've waited for 6 months to get this from the library.  just as good as season 1!

i noticed fiona is wearing this tanktop:


and mickey wears a tshirt from forever21 when he works at Kash and Grab under the security jacket.

 it's gray and has a red airplane on it. my sister has the same shirt.

my favorite issue of JLD so far is 32: http://www.dccomics.com/comics/justice-league-dark-2011/justice-league-dark-32

i have the variant cover, of course, Zatanna and magic and bunnies and retro pin up... how can you resist!!

but more importantly, it's the best storyline since the series started, in my opinion!
pre trinity war was a bit hard to follow.  during trinity war, the story line was good but seemed to end abruptly.  during forever evil, the storyline was good but hard to follow logistically since the story was spread around phantom stranger and pandora and practically every other series in the dc universe.  now the post forever evil world is different for many series but more exciting for the jld series since the [main] justice league was disrupted.

i'm looking forward to the upcoming future's end zatanna cover!

no, i did not reserve a lenticular cover for anything on my pull list (at the reservation time i had no idea what this was going to be- gimmick or not) but here's to hoping there are some cool covers for the regular versions too... 

this saturday:

showtime is 7pm!


Two hurricanes come and gone, you've all heard too much about it so i'm not going to elaborate.  i just want to point out one thing: you know your friends are cool when their hurricane preparedness checklist includes liquid nitrogen. :D
other ways you know your friends are cool: https://twitter.com/synonyme/status/472596164005482496

nothing else interesting to say.

aerial training all weekend.  (we now have matching costumes and food sponsors and UV lights and everything- this event is getting real, guys.)  i bought one of those big bouncy exercise balls from ross ($7, i couldn't resist) so now i can only watch tv if i'm doing pike ups or side crunches.  maybe.  also, it's fun to just sit on it and bounce.

pike ups and other exercises: http://experiencelife.com/article/abs-defined/ 

have you seen the trailer for the tv programme Houdini?

"what is your fear?"

i know a little about houdini from the CARC, i hope history channel will share even more of his intriguing life story!
some reasons i like houdini:

1) he wasn't the best magician but he had the confidence, fan fare, and stage presence to make himself memorable!

2) he was anti-fortune teller!  he thought people were being tricked (and they were!) by swindlers claiming to be mediums and fortune tellers.  but he didn't just scoff at the so called seances.  he actively fought to have them banned.

3) he would try to disprove said tricks by having his wife go to seances after he died.  they agreed he would contact her by code if it was possible to actually communicate with the dead.  alas, after 10 years, no contact was made.

4) houdini kept good company.  h.p. lovecraft, harry kellar, howard thurston, dai vernon.  also, arthur conan doyle was his frenemy.

5) he invented (and patented) many famous escapes and props!

i super like this dress:

but it's kind of a budget breaker!
found some alternatives in case you dig this look too:

something to listen to from 2009 :D


hey guys, i made you a severe weather playlist!
batten the hatches and stay vigilante as Iselle and Julio pass us by!

Au Revoir Simone- Hurricanes

La Dispute- HUDSONVILLE, MI 1956

Arcade Fire- Cold Wind

30 Seconds to Mars- Hurricane

Neko Case- This Tornado Loves you

CSLSX & I Break Horses- Violent Sea


this week's friday5 theme is octopus!  i love octopus!
so much i even have an octopus on me:

violent sea (WIWT)

i aspire to be more like the octopus.  their appearance is changeable.  they are strong.  they are clever.  they have personalities!  they can learn.  they are beautiful!  they live in the ocean.  they are tasty (what).  i love octopus!!
see others' answers or answer for yourself here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=1047

What’s something you own at least eight of?
I HAVE SO MUCH SHOES.  a girl's gotta have options...

How particular are you about the ink in the pens you write with?
i like different pens for different jobs.
i like gel 1.0 pens for doodling and taking notes.
i like gel 0.38 pens for taking lab notes and filing in tables.  (what is with people making the tiniest boxes for charts and they expect you to put numbers and notes and still look nice)
i use ball point pens at work because they don't wash out with water and don't smudge on tubes.
i use sharpies (and colored sharpies, woooo) at work about 80% of the time for the same reason.
i am notoriously anti-pencil.  i'll use it when i need it (like labeling glass slides) but in general, i feel like pencils are for people who can't make up their minds.  just make a decision and make it permanent!

What’s something interesting you know about octopi?
they don't have color vision!! yet they camouflage so well in color, pattern, AND texture.
i know quite a lot about octopus because of this book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17707542-octopus

What seems to have a suction-cup-like grip on your attention lately?
TDF had my full attention for 21 days.  i watched all the stages (live!  it's nice to be nocturnal.) and knew who was in the lead and who crashed out...
now that it's over i have nothing to obsess about except the usual lab work. one more round of PCR then i will send in my last batch of bacteria to be sequenced. then, 16s project is in the books!

When you travel, whether it’s to a completely different culture or just to a neighboring state, how adventurous is your approach to the cuisine?
my food-philosophy is easy: EAT EVERYTHING. :)

some YYY this week:

no jumping around music this week because i got hit by a car again! :(  a car tried to go around me on my bike and i got tapped on the left and fell over.  i'm ok- just road rash and bruises.  at least now my left knee will match the right one [that got scrapped from skateboard accident] haha...
thanks to the car wash guys on kapiolani next to hawaiian brian's who broke out the first aid kit for me!

before that, i was at samadhi- i learned a double foot lock! next week is the last class of the session.  maybe i can squeeze one more session in before school starts.  octopus love to climb!




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