for what it's worth, this no sleep thing is working.

100%, suck it bitches!!

18 (1 or 2 part) short-answer questions, answer as many as possible in 80 minutes, best five will be graded.

i have decent grades but i haven't had a 100% on anything in a long time!  nice to know all the caffeinating stressing studying wasn't for naught!

i leave you with a song...
is it inappropriate to listen to on repeat for hours?  maybe.  most likely.
but i can't help it!  it's so good!

i love how he says "nobody flinch" in the middle of the song.
and i particularly like the ending lines... "i carry your image, your grandfather's coffin, and ed if you hear me, i think of you often"

yes, i'm going through another la dispute obsession phase, deal with it.
thank you and good night.


i thought taking bacterial genetics was going to be too hard.
it's turning out to be my favorite class of the semester!!
i actually learn things and understand them!

i thought virology would be a fun, mind blowing class!
so far... the teacher is great! but the material is really technical and its hard to digest.
also in the lab, we haven't (and maybe won't) work with viruses.  we are doing tissue culture and transfections... stuff i did before in cell bio.

i wanted to search my ipod to see if a certain song is in my top 200 played songs (i have a genius playlist) but my ipod for some reason decided to delete all my playlists!  in all the years i've had an ipod i've never had it crap out like that and i'm really surprised!  i guess i didn't notice for several days because i've just been listening to la dispute all the time...

i thought i could eat breakfast (lasagna leftovers and coffee!) and still make the bus on time...
but i didn't...

so i biked to UH.

i thought i made out of that last crash ok.
but my friend pointed out what i thought was the paint coming off the frame was actually a crack!
nooooooo... what am i going to do?!  i love my bicycle!  :(

i thought NCIS LA was going to be a lame cop show.  but at work the other day i saw an episode on my coffee break where they referred to something that happened earlier.  so i got home and looked it up... and realized they have a pretty cool season-long story arc (interspersed with stand alone episodes).  now i am hooked!  i am trying to catch up on 5 seasons (24 episodes each).  trying to watch in between classes if i can catch wifi in campus center or where ever.  they are like the hawaii five-o of california; not exactly secret service but way more authority than LAPD.

i thought i would be working on monoclonals this semester at the research lab.  but it seems that i can't escape the call of the campy.  we have some gfp campy strains that we will be testing via flow cytometer as an accompanyment to the invasion assays.  maybe asm 2015 in our future?  i want to go to new orleans!

so that's what's up since the last blog.
now off to get my three hours of sleep for today...


i haven't been swimming in a while.  this friday5 makes me nostalgic. :_)
i used to spend a lot of time at manoa valley pool and district park.
answer for yourself or see others' answers here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=1071

  1. Where and how did you learn to swim?
    i was introduced to swimming at central or nuuanu YMCA.
    BUT i had my most formidable training at manoa pool.  maybe... 6 years of swim and water polo and jr lifeguard?  seems like another life time ago...
    i really like the gigantic clock on the wall there, i've always wanted one like it. (random)

    me and @LINDSYAEKO at manoa pool
  2. How far away is the nearest swimmable body of fresh water, and how’s the swimming there?
    MICROBIOLOGIST DOES NOT APPROVE OF SWIMMING IN FRESH WATER.  you know hawaii has the highest amount of leptospirosis cases in the nation?  50% of leptospirosis is from hawaii.  JUST. DON'T.
    i prefer the ocean.

    leptospirosis facts: http://www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/health_care_workers/
  3. How long has it been since you’ve been for a swim?
    maybe three months?!  too long!

  4. What’s the nearest community swimming pool like?
    hello booth pool!  you are tiny but close to my house.  also there is no diving. :(  i like diving. hard to find pools that are deep enough and allows it. 

    booth poolbooth pool
    booth pool
  5. What experience do you have with jumping off stuff and into water?
    i can dive from the pool deck.  and i can do flips from the deck.
    i've never been on a diving board. (where can i find one i am dying to try!!)
    and once i had to jump off the lifeguard tower into the pool at manoa for practice. i think that's the highest i've jumped from. 


only the second week of school and i'm already looooosing my marbles.
like, three hours of sleep per day and one of those hours is on the bus. 
but... you live the life you want, right?  just have to get through 3 months.  no problem. just three. tiny months.  makes you appreciate the weekends more. 
at least classes are interesting.  virology!  and genetics!  and ancient myths! (yes, still finishing up those general education requirements...)  next week i'm holding a crash course in microbiology for the new crop of researchers at kcc.  yey bacteria!

on the bus i listen to this a lot recently: 

the album color matches the friday5 theme, no?


this weekend i was
toe touching


yes, a vampire

the artist

the linguist

the teacher

PYHI fly girls!

(photos by http://jeffcoxphotography.smugmug.com see his roller girls and cyclo cross photos too)




music Aerial hawaii friday5 yoga samadhi bikeventure school book concert lists science poweryoga hawaii bicycle food la dispute live show microbiology movie movies spring break spring break 2015 vinyl 2010 Book review cardistry cooking phantogram reads rooster teeth silversun pickups work EmM Stephen king beach books coffee destiny metric pyhiflygirls shopping touché amoré virology b9 bacteria bus clothes comics deafheaven drug church interpol mlt movie review roman literature socks vales 6131 YYY amyz art balance and composure batman blood blood bank catullus ceremony cheese coffeesundays cover dengue earl grey exercise gymnastic linguist koji memories mlt adventures molecular motion city soundtrack needle work nightwing no sleep records octopus other realms pacific rim raveonettes recipe republik review saga sspu summer sunbather taking back sunday tattoo tiny cats tycho wiwt yummiestars #hrf2015 2014 accident adult swim singles aerial problems album review anakin anamanaguchi angels and airwaves asm beer best of blast bruises cadence caitlin doughty campy cards carnavas carpe noctem checklist manifesto chemistry chinese christmas culture abuse dc comics deathwish descendents descender dress fight club fishing glow flow goodtime boys grouplove handstand heart shaped box hematology hip key how to with joel and adam hungry ear hurricane interstellar joe hill lab last look lily allen live lucky hell lululemon makeup manoa megwin melissa mr mercedes nails ncbi nerves never come undone orange bang poetry pool ps4 research rohnert park rtpodcast sandwich scattegories sephora sequencing shameless shave ice sick sirens sleep society of s star wars stereochemistry strava sviib sysmex the donnas the modern waikiki the winter passing third man records thrice tissu tove lo training for aerial on the ground waiola weezer xcm yeah yeah yeahs #hrf2016 #myhour #tdf2015 '68 007 100% 11-22-63 16s 1970s 1999 2011 2015 35mm 3hive 7seconds :) @8_semesters @wild_twinkies Carrie Fishbones Godzilla Groundhog Day HST L-cuts L4D2 MCR Pink vans RIP SEM Streptococcus UH a favor house atlantic a girl walks home alone at night abraham lincoln vampire hunter aculpture aesop rock afi agar aji fry alam alfa beach american hustle antics arcade fire art of play atlas genius atul gawande autoclave b sides backstage bai san bakasana baking bandcamp battlewagon bayonetta beach house beach slang beastie boys beats begiragons big grams bike biochem biomusicology birds in a row bitter clarity uncommon grace black dress blaisdell blink 182 bond boscia brad meltzer brambles brazil brew bridge 9 bro force broke for free bronchial wash burrito buxom buy local calzone campy group campylobacter cancer candida candida albicans candy hearts carrot carrot cake cascade casket lottery catbird cdc cheap monday chet faker chinese new year chirashi chloe cho dang chores chozo cinerama circuits circulus cisco kid clarity clones of the queen cloning cls coexist coffee stout coheed and cambria coli com truise comicon common reactor concussion conference constantine contortion cotq cremation crow csf cursive dads daiei dan and dave daniel dae kim dashboard david rees day by day records dead weather deadlines dealersgrip death deep blue delerium detective dee devart dhm diamond youth dick grayson dinosaur pile up disco discordia discount dance discovery distance/closure divination diy dl dna dntel does it work don quijote donnie darko doodles double ankle hang down the cliff dragonette dreams dscvry dustin nguyen e. coli earth wind and fire ebola edge edward benz 27 times el pintor el-p electricity elle king emb emily haines enbalming enjoy your burrito epidemiology eqs esr evenings event evil needle exam exotica fall behind me family fashion fat bob fatale fck felix cartal fiction firefly fitz and the tantrums flash flash fact fletcher c johnson flight facilities flight of the conchords forever 21 forgettable formula x fountains of wayne frameworks franz ferdinand fresh cafe friday the 13th fuck yes fulton funeral game of thrones gate gatsby genetics ghost bc ghost feet ghost key ghostly giant glass good charlotte gpc grant imahara grayson green river gtd guardians of the galaxy guest blogger gym class heroes habits haemophilus influenzae haim halloween handwriting harlem harrow heavy circles helena bertinelli hello hellogoodbye hematocrit heroquest high water marks history channel holiday mart homework houdini howl howl gaff gaff hummus hxc i love crazy tags iasip ice cream identity crisis in all dishonesty in and out of control in gratitude instagram instax interpro into the wayside intrepidity ipod iwant iyo udon jack johnson jack white japan jaspas jejuni jellys jimmy fallon jisuk jjak jld jock john wick joy departed joy division jpb julian casablancas justice league justice league dark kaimana kakaako kapiolani kat von d kegg keratin kimchi kimchijeon kingsman kitsune kittygeddon klaxons koolau ballroom korean koundinyasana lab report latte art lazaretto le castle vania leahi left 4 dead 2 leotard leptospirosis les savy fav let me in lgc library light we made like like drive in lil gothams liquid nitrogen lismore lit little richard llea lol lolita loma prieta longboard lookbook love luster luck lust lust lust lymbyc systym lyra magic magic island magnolia cafe mah jong maiden heist mail day mais2 major league makapuu maldi-tof martin denny martin solveig marvel matty matheson mavica me earl and the dying girl me first and the gimme gimmes media memento memento bento meta metamorphoses mf doom michael crichton micr490L milk tea mind of a chef miss manners mls adventures modern baseball modest mouse mogwai mohawk monuments men moon moose blood morbid mortdecai motown mr tea my chemical romance my sharona naked juice ncis ncisla nerd nerdist new eagle cafe new politics new scene nickleback nightmare before christmas nijiya nimitz noisey nonfiction novo biocin ofelia only in youth osaka loop line ovid pai gow pam pancakes pandemic paranormal activity part time job party past present felix patreon patrick kindlon pcr pe'ahi peanut butter and jelly peb pecan tree penny dreadful performance peter pan collar pfam photog physics pita pizza plants plastic metal platelets poker pole polefiction politics popo popoitis post office potpourri pow wow hawaii primer prince procrastination protein pu er pun punk pyogenes pyromaniac quiche r dorothy wayneright rage ramblings ramen random random weirdos rap record shop dude records red machine redbone reflective replacements revision rhcp rick and morty ripd roller skates rooms of the house roxy rozwell kid rsd run for cover run the jewels sailor moon sakura mochi salem's lot salonpas samurai ice cake sapling scans scary scorpion sds page searching for a pulse sed rate seeking a friend for the end of the world self defense family self published separation sequins seven psychopaths shadowplay shaloha sheezus shimmering stars shoes shout out louds show sierra nevada sikdorak silly girl sinclair library skateboard skyfall slipshift small brown bike smart db smoke gets in your eyes snl somnio sorority noise soundcloud speech and debate sphere spyral stamps staph staphylococci star trek static trap steam stellastarr* straddle ups string db suetonius suicide squad suis la lune sunday morning at a funeral sunny day real estate surya namaskar sushi sushi king swim swoon taco tuesday tantalus target taste tea taunt tcb technical writing tempura tf2 tguk thanksgiving the angels the audition the bougies the calm blue sea the chase the get up kids the hives the killers the kingsmen the kinks the pipettes the quick the raconteurs the russian the saddest landscape 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 thursday ticket to ride tideland tigers jaw time travel tiny me tittibhasana toby tokyo milk tom moffat topshelf records totoro tour de france transfection transformation tricks trojans tron tv two dots udon uniprot unknowns unrelatableexperience vacation valve vampire vegetables verde verse vertigo vibrio vice video dump volary walking backwards man walmart want to read war wednesday addams welwing what we do in the shadows white house down white stripes whole foods wildhoney wildlife wired won tons wu xia xbox 360 yoga ball yogagypsy zatanna zero zippys zombie zones