tHe most recent friday5 is scattegories tHeme, my favorite!
it only comes once a year so better get on it before next friday’s topic.
see otHers’ answers or answer for yourself Here:

and Here is the random letter generator:

i got: H

WHat’s a refresHing beverage wHose name begins witH tHe letter?


WHat ailment wHose name begins witH tHe letter Have you suffered from?


What Horrible creature wHose name begins witH tHe letter do you resemble in your foulest mood?


WHat emotion wHose name begins witH tHe letter Have you experienced in the past week?


WHat’s an item in your purse, wallet, or backpack wHose name begins witH the letter?


i love all tHings tokyo milk dark!
also, i love all tHings cepHalopods.

super into tHis song lately

i admit it. DRUG CHURCH / SELF DEFENSE FAMILY grows on me.
also, guest vocals by Jeremy Bolm!
(tHis guy:

from touché amoré )

tHey make one awesome super group, SELF LOVE.  ;D

ok, but i guess in Honor of friday five i sHould pick an H song so Here's HARROW:


since my last post,

i watched brazil (more on this later... i have an interesting related story!), seeking a friend for the end of the world (i love that he named the dog Sorry!), R.I.P.D. (banana gun!), and White House Down ("ladies and gentlemen, the [white house] tour is over").

i'm enjoying the summer sun.  finished my very first strava challenge!

i got the #myhour badge:

from this ride:




i'm taking a summer writing intensive class online.  i mentioned in my introduction that i like stephen king books (yep, reading FINDERS KEEPERS now!) and the professor said "great!! we are reading Misery in class!"  so excited to read this again!  i haven't picked it up in years!  but still have to get through my large pile of library books first...

random coffee picture.  because my blood type is coffee.
also, i want to play portal again.


i love this anakin song.  part of the No Sleep Records summer sampler!  it's free!  help yourself to a free download!

i'm super digging this song right now, but the whole sampler is good stuff.  i also recommend the songs by ghost key, drug church, koji, '68, major league... really, the whole sampler is awesome.  get it while you can!


after a blissful weekend with le boyfriend, i returned to reality with a sunday afternoon jaunt to the lab.  like i promised, poured a litre of TSA for this week’s protein work.

3:59pm in the lab

started this book while i waited for the autoclave:

autoclave waiting

very clever, very cynical, very modern/pop culture, very funny!
there’s a little preface that says this book is written in the style of “biji” ( which is a traditional chinese literature genre that is like a notebook of musings.  i find this suits a modern genre where people have such short attention spans.  i find this is a style i like because i similarly like to announce random factoids related (or… vaguely related) to the topic at hand.

i watched the city pass by in front of a warm sunset from the bus.  i love how the days are longer in the summer. :)

6:33pm at a bus stop

my background music all day was TIDELAND!  uahhhhh… my new obsession!  Down the Cliff is such a good song!


i feel so accomplished although i haven't done anything really productive recently!finally knocking off all the little things on my perpetual to-do list...

  • purged my email inbox down to zero! (taking bets on how long it will stay that way)
  • watched some movies from my "you haven't seen THAT?!" list (besides interstellar, i watched donnie darko and i have brazil and grand budapest hotel in my posession now)
  • read at least one chapter from all my library books.  (i think i'll keep going with "we are pirates" for the immediate future)
  • took a yoga class from coco (feel like i've known her a while but i never took a class from her until now!)
  • dumped all my old organic chem notes scattered around my room (don't need that any more, woohooooo!)
  • finished reading saga book one
  • made media (LB) for the research lab. will be pour plates soon.  haven't flexed those muscles in a while!  good thing i have more arm strength now, haha.  gotta lift those 2L beakers without spilling!

    i also orchestrated a fast track plan for the next two weeks for protein production.  going to be fun doing molecular work for a change. :) 
  • i got two of my friends interviews at my work place.  very excited for them!  trying to do my part to fill the gaps in staffing.  more workers = less stress = happier workers 
  • re did my toe nails!  they are perpetually dark purple... now they are blood red.

more summer adventures to come...

summer busventures




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