Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Junk Punch

For some reason (maybe it was the wine) I found this scene from a movie on TV tonight to be quite hilarious.  I can't deny there have been times in my life when I have felt like doing this.  Sweet revenge.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Memphis Fail

Well here is testament to the fact that Memphians can't handle cold weather.  Just because its a little chilly outside, read ~22 degrees, ice skating was canceled.  Sad day.  I was really looking forward to it.

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But ice skating still sounds delightful!  Yes, Memphis is finally experiencing some winter weather.  This morning as I was laying in bed trying to convince myself to get up, I looked at the weather report on my phone.  The current weather reading at 7:45 was 15 degrees.  Not such a good motivating factor for getting out of bed.  However, I did.  Because the grad school is going ice skating tonight!  I can't remember the last time I went ice skating.  Hopefully I don't fall.  But if I do oh well!  It will be fun!  I love this time of year!!

On a different note, I just have to say that I was very impressed with the Memphis Ballet's production of The Nutcracker this past Friday.  After seeing the Oregon Ballet Theater perform it for many, many years I had very high expectations.  And little Memphis did a very nice job.  I think my favorite was the Arabian dancers.  The female was absolutely gorgeous.  I have no idea how she moved the way she did, but it was amazing.  And an obvious close second was the sugar plum fairy.  Simply beautiful!  Did I mention I was sitting pretty much center stage and like 5 rows back (Thank you Anna Pressler!).  I loved being able to actually watch the dancers feet.  Ah!  Loved it!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

A New Bed

So its been a while since I've had any stories about the polish guy.  I've been busy and he's been busy.  But yesterday a girl in my lab and I were talking with him and a girl in his lab.  He was telling us how excited he was because he just bought a new "big" bed.  We all continued to talk for a few minutes and then out of no where he looks straight at me and says "Danielle, do you want to come try out my new big bed?"  I immediately tried to ease the awkward tension by replying, "No thanks, I have my own big bed." Luckily the other girl in my lab knows all about the polish guy and quickly announced that we needed to get back to our experiments. 

So there ya go, another awkward encounter with the polish guy.  At least he keeps things interesting.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The stress that is the committee meeting

So the past month I have been a bit preoccupied with preparing for what is known as a committee meeting.  As a graduate student we not only have our mentors, the person who is essentially our boss/slave driver, we have about 4-5 additional faculty members who also oversee the fate of our futures.  And starting in our 3rd year we have to meet about every 6 months with this "committee" to go over our research progress.  Yesterday was my first meeting.  Being as I have been in the lab for about a year and a half now I had quite a bit of data to go over and prepare for this meeting.  I knew my mentor expected a good presentation from me and therefore started early. Luckily I know my stuff.  There were only a few revisions and my final run through with her went very well.  However, my worries were not with her.  I know her faith and confidence in me.  This was my first meeting with the rest of the faculty who come from all different backgrounds.  I had no idea how they were going to respond to my ideas and research.  So there I sat, 5 minutes before the beginning of the meeting waiting and worrying about my competence as a scientist.  Talk about stress!
Then 2 hours later, I walked out alive.  Yes, it was a 2 hour presentation. Granted there were many interruptions for questions and discussions.  And thankfully they all agreed that what am doing has scientific significance.  YAY!!  The last year and a half has not been a huge waste of time!  But now what this really means is that I have a whole lot of work to get done in the next few months.  Because then I have not only another committee meeting, but my admission to candidacy meeting, where they will decide if I am fit to finish my PhD or not.  So, I'm letting myself enjoy the rest of December, but come January, its on!

St. Jude Half Marathon

Well I did it!  I finished my first half marathon.  After all the training and lonely long runs I was sure that this would be my first and last.  But after finishing the race and seeing the little children who were sick and the reason I was running, I'm pretty sure I'll be doing it again next year!  Here are some pics.

Picking up our race packets!

Mom with her race packet!

At the race expo!

 St. Jude half marathon start line!!

Pre-race, still happy!

We finished!!!  Happy with our metals! Tired, but totally worth it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thankful List Part 3

Today I am thankful

1.  For the fact that I can show up for work at 10:30 knowing I'm leaving at 2:30!  Yay short day!!

2.  For the 4 hours I'll be at work I only have about an hour of actual work to do.

3.  For friends who agree to feed my animals last minute (Thanks Lindsey!!  I am truly so thankful for you and Josh and little Gardner!)

4.  For my roommate who helps me figure out awkward boy situations.  No Dawn I didn't see it coming, but thanks for laughing at my expense. 

5.  That in a few (hopefully short) hours I will be home with my amazing family getting lots of hugs from the cutest and best little sister ever!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Enjoy your holiday!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Thankful List Part 2

Today I am very thankful:

1.  That am I not in the Pacific Northwest dealing with snow and freezing weather.  I mean I love the snow, but not when it shuts everything down. 

2.  That all my family and friends who are out there are safe and sound.

3.  That there is only one day left in this week and its not even a full day!!  Watch out turkey, I'm coming for you!

More pics/videos for your viewing pleasure here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Thankful List Part 1

In honor of Thanksgiving week, I am posting about things that I am thankful for today.

1. Warm weather when some machine decides to set the fire alarm off in the building.  Standing outside on 70 degree breezy day is a nice little mid-morning break on a Monday.

2.  Coffee.  I know I post about coffee all the time, but seriously, its my drug.  And lately I have been feeling pretty tired and my yummy coffee + delicious holiday creamers definitely help get my through the day.

3.  An understanding boss.  After assuring her that I would be in town over Thanksgiving to check in on the lab, I told her this weekend I was changing plans and going home.  And she was ok with that.  Love her.

4.  Texting.  Such a silly little past time, but so entertaining.  Funny how that little vibrate or jingle can put a smile on your face.

5.  Mixing groups of friends.  My roommate and I had some of our friends over this Saturday for dinner and a lot of the girls didn't know each other.  Instead of being awkward, it was a fabulous time.  Lots of delicious food and tons of laughter.  Its now going to be a monthly thing.

6.  TV shows on DVD.  I love skipping commercials and going straight from one episode to the next!

7.  A short week!!!  I think that's pretty self-explanatory. 

8.  Blogging.  Another nice little mid-morning break on my Monday. 

Hope all of you are having a good Monday! 

pic via

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts

I downloaded this song a while ago and have been in love with it ever since.  Just watched the video and love it even more.  Pretty much just love her in general.


Friday, November 19, 2010

A little laugh for your Friday

Ok, so this actual came as an email to me, but I have this problem with forwarding emails, and I have been terrible about blogging lately so I'm killing two birds with one stone and using the email as my blog.

We could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates.
You have no idea how good I feel right now.
Hehehehe!  I began reading this email taking it super serious thinking, yeah right that's never going to happen.  Totally laughed out loud at the end!  Happy Friday everyone!

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Polish Guy

So, riding up the elevator at work yesterday morning with the Polish guy from the lab right next to mine, the following conversation ensues:

Him:  You lost your weight. 
Me:  Yep.
Him:  How?
Me:  I've been running a lot lately.
Him:  Is that all?
Me:  Yeah, pretty much.
Him:  And having a lot of sex?
Me:  (while getting off elevator and making a break for the lab) Unfortunately, no.  Just running.
Him:  Oh that's too bad.....  (me bee-lining it into my lab)

It just dawned on me that I have many, many stories such as the one above between said Polish guy and I that I have not shared with you all that I really need to.  Such as the other day when he asked me if I was a cocaine dealer. (Most of the time my reaction is: WHAT????)  Apparently I seem the type.  Still trying to discern what that "type" is.  Maybe is different in Poland than here?  If I ever figure it out, I'll let you know.  And I'll make sure to post the next time I have an amazing encounter with the Polish guy.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday, ugh

So this weekend was absolutely AMAZING. I got to see 2 friends I don't see often, Karen Clegg and Diana Coyle.  Ate at some yummy Memphis favorites and hung out with lots and lots of Chi Omegas.  My friend Amanda got married!!! (the reason for so many Chi Os in Memphis).  The wedding was by far the most gorgeous and fun wedding I have ever been too.  Seriously, I didn't get home until 4 am.  Really, I will be cherishing this weekend for a long time.  However, I am not so much cherishing this morning.  In fact, this is pretty much how I felt this morning.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another lessoned learned

So like I said in my previous post, Friday was not such a good day for me.  Which is why I was so looking forward to Saturday.  I had many places to be and people to see Saturday, all fun and fabulous.  The day was great.  My jewelry show was awesome.  Made lots of money** (see later) and got to hang out with some awesome women.  Watched some interesting football, Tennessee vs. LSU for one!  Ridiculous!  Got to see precious little Gardner.  My favorite little 4 month old.  Got to meet new people and spend some fun time with a few good friends enjoying the fall night.  Up until this point, very fun and very enjoyable.  And here is where my lesson learned begins.
There is a girl who works in my lab who just graduated from college.  She is super cute and fun and I think we have become friends since she's been in the lab.  Well most of our Monday morning talking consists of what I did on my weekend nights versus what she did on her weekend nights.  Mine are usually spent at home watching TV or a movie with the occasional dinner with friends.  Hers most often are going out.  Therefore, I was invited to abandon my "lame" weekend routine and join her and her newly 21/just out of college friends on a night out.  Long story short, my Saturday definitely did not end as well as it began.  And I learned 2 very valuable lessons:
1.  I am no longer in my early 20's (how did I do it when I was?).
2.  I am totally ok with my lame weekends (because it does not take my body 48 hours to recover from them).

**Now for my exciting news and in continuing with my shopaholic theme: I got an iPhone!!  I've been needing a new phone for a while anyway, and since I made a nice little profit at my show this weekend, I decided to splurge and go for it.  I have had it for less than 4 hours and I am already completely in love!  Love love love!!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Apparently I'm a big shopper these days.  Not only did I buy my skinny jeans yesterday but I also bought 2 dresses and a sweater.  And today, well lets just say I had a terrible day and broke down in lab resulting in my being sent home about 3.  So when my roommate got home about 5:30 we decided to go shopping again, to help me feel better.  This time I bought another dress.  I was actually looking for one for my friends wedding next weekend.  Its cute!  And it will be really fun for when the weather gets colder to wear with tights too!  I'll make sure to take pics.  Then I also got two really cute tunic type shirts.  Anyway.  I've been kind of strapped for cash lately so I guess I was excited to have some money to spend on my self.  Now to get to wear them all!! Good thing I have like 3 parties to go to tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll be feeling a little better by then too.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Skinny Jeans

I would just like to announce that to celebrate my loss of 15 pounds I bought my first pair of skinny jeans today. Still not sure how I feel about them, but I think I like them.  I'll let you know when I actually where them.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Baby Gift Find

My best friend from high school and her husband are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first baby.  He is currently 5 days past due.  I have spent the summer looking for the perfect gift to get the new little addition.  My requirements were that it had to be unique and something that had to do with Memphis.  Finally I hit the jackpot.  I was at the Cooper-Young Festival yesterday and found this little gem.  (For those of you not in Memphis CYF is like a huge street fair.  Very fun.)

I personally think its pretty cute.  I hope they like it!  

Oh and please disregard the messiness of my living room in the background. Thank you. 

Is fall ever going to get here?

I guess I would at least settle for temperatures below 85.  I'm so tired of being constantly hot.  I want fall breezes and light rains and an excuse to drink hot chocolate and actually wear a sweat shirt.  But no, this is what I get to deal with at least for the rest of the month.  Does Memphis not realize its almost October??

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The City of Brotherly Love

I'm back from Philly!  And full of inspiration and motivation!  I got to hear some amazing talks from some of the most famous people in the field of cancer metastasis and I cannot tell you how in awe I was at the amount of work that they have contributed.  It makes me want to get right down to business so that in 30 years I can be the one standing up there inspiring new, young scientists.  My poster session also went very well.  I was somewhat nervous, but after the first few people came by with their questions I got into a groove.  People seemed pretty impressed with what I have accomplished so far and were very encouraging to keep going in the direction I had planned.  There were a couple people that even asked me for advice on their projects given what I had found in my experiments!  Overall it was a great experience for my first scientific conference.  And I am already looking forward to the next one I get to go to!

Aside from the conference however, I would like to say that Philadelphia seems to be a pretty cool city.  While our schedule was extremely packed, my boss and I did sneak out for lunch 2 days and dinner every night.  Though we didn't get to do any real site-seeing, walking to and from the hotel and restaurants was great.  I miss being a big city, and Philly is really pretty.  I can definitely imagine myself living there...hmmm...maybe for a post-doc position.....

Anyway, both my boss and I love to eat and were so thrilled to find out that it was restaurant week in Philly!!  This meant that all the really nice restaurants were doing 3 course meals for $35 ($20 for lunch).  Needless to say I had some AMAZING food, seriously they have awesome restaurants.  I had real Philly cheesesteak, the best Italian outside of Italy, Indian, great seafood, and so much more.  And I am not going to lie I have not had a bite to eat since my last lunch there yesterday afternoon, I am still that full.  I am thinking a trip back to Philadelphia is in order with the simple schedule of site seeing and eating.  Anyone want to meet me in Philly??


Saturday, September 11, 2010

One small step for most scientists...

...One giant leap for me.

Tomorrow marks the first day in a total of 4 in another milestone in my life as a scientist.  Early this summer my mentor decided I was competent enough to partake in my first academic conference.  Tomorrow I fly to Philadelphia, PA to spend 4 days with professional scientists from around the country to discuss Tumor Metastasis and the Microenvironment. And as an added perk I get to present a poster discussing all of the important work I've been doing.  I included a little snap shot for you below. Just note that in actuality its about 4 feet x 4 feet.  Let me know if you don't understand anything.  I'd be happy to explain it!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bills, bills, bills

Well I put it off long enough this month.  Had to sit down and figure out the bills tonight.  Most weren't too bad, just the usual.  EXCEPT, I had 5 doctor bills!!! Yes, 5.  I mean I am totally grateful for my health, but I'm not sure I'm 5 bills worth grateful.  Because not only do I have the bills but I also have to pay for all the monthly prescriptions in order to keep my health.  People in the medical profession definitely have it right.  Too bad I picked research.  (Note: Unless you make an amazing discovery, there is no money in research)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

On the road again

Running that is.  I knew my old running shoes were getting worn out by the fact that my feet starting hurting really bad and my shins and my knees.  Unfortunately the salary of a graduate student made it difficult to buy a new pair.  But my loving mother and father decided to save me from my pain and buy some for me!  And I finally got to break them in today!  Due to the fact that I was busy with getting things done at work before leaving for vacation and then being on vacation (for 11 glorious days) I didn't run for almost 2 weeks.  My body was so happy to be back out there in beautiful, new shoes!  And in perfect time to start training for the St. Jude half marathon.  Yup, I signed up again.  AND...my mom signed up with me!!!  And she is already kicking my but!  Now lets just hope I don't hurt myself while training again this year.

Oh, and it has been brought to my attention that my blog posts have been close to non existent these last few months.  I just want to apologize to the (very) few of you who actually do read my blog and feel lost without me.  I promise to make a better effort in keeping you up to date on my life happenings :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fun Find

So I was catching up on my blog readings this morning.  I love design*sponge dearly, but don't always have time to read each and ever post.  So even though this post was a few days ago, I just now got to it.  But I am so happy I did because I completely agree with the writer, I love watercolor/painterly prints.  And she put up some pics from Anthropologie's fall line and now I WANT these plates!
They are so fun and colorful.  I don't need them by any means, and really shouldn't be coveting things when I don't have money to spend (thank you doctor bills), but still aren't they cute?

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Yep.  That's right.  I'm flying to Vegas tonight.  I'm so excited.  My friend Amanda is getting married in October and this is her bachelorette weekend.  Last time I was in Vegas was with my amazing west coast girls and looked something like this:
Can't wait to see what this trip will bring.

And now some lyrics from on of my favorite singers:

Gonna sell my car and go to Vegas
'Cause somebody told me
That's where dreams would be
Gonna sell my car and go to Vegas
Finally see my name upon the Palace marquis

Listen up now honey, you're gonna be sorry
Can't get out from under a sky that is falling
And you say
No fame no money I'm nobody
The way I'm running has sure got me down
On my knees.
But next stop, Vegas please.
Gotta get to Vegas
Can you take me to Vegas?

--Sara Bareilles, Vegas

Monday, July 12, 2010

A sad sort of day

So today I had to have a procedure done that was uncomfortable both physically and emotionally, not to mention a little bit painful.
(I'm not going to describe it online for anyone to read, but if you are truly concerned you may call me and I will fill you in.)
It was quite an awful experience and during the whole thing I felt quite alone and wished I had someone there with me.  I had originally told my boss I would go into work in the afternoon, but the whole ordeal was a little too much to handle to I took the rest of the afternoon off.  Luckily my boss is very supportive and didn't have a problem with it.  The weather outside was perfect for the way I felt inside.  It was stormy all last night and the weather today was wet and grey.  The painkiller I took didn't seem to make me sleepy at first, so I spent most of the afternoon laying in bed reading Jane Eyre with my cats sleeping as much on my stomach as I would let them.  It was a sad sort of day and I am glad it is finally over.  Now hopefully the rest of my week will be wonderful.

Monday, July 5, 2010

God Bless America

So tonight (the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day) I spent a calm night relaxing with a couple of close friends.  I have been suffering from severe migrains the last few days so the quiet night was rather perfect for me.  While we were eating and drinking and hanging out we rather coolly began quizzing eachother on random American trivia.  And unfortunate for me, I sucked.  I realized that while at one point in time (5th grade) I may have been able to name all the capitals for every state in the US, when asked at random a certain state, I got about 1 out of 3 right.  And when I jokingly asked someone to name all the Presidents, I could have maybe named 7.  Total.  And the list goes on about things other people were talking about that I couldn't even tell you.  That's when I realized I suck at being an American citizen.  I know far too little about my country.  Especially current events. I blame it on my not wanting to watch the news in Memphis, but really its not a very good excuse.  I could easily read up on my current events online while skipping the heavy crime stuff.  So tonight I decided that is what I will do.  I usually only take about a 20 minute lunch, but that is the perfect amount of time to do a little light reading.  At any rate it will beat just staring at my food while I eat it.  Now which current event/American history informative magazine shall I subscribe to?  Any suggestions?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Silly Cats

Look closely, there is a squirrel in the tree, taunting them.

Yes, Finn, I did leave my clean clothes on the ironing board for you to lay on.

I have the only cats in the world who love to have their bellies rubbed. And what a fat belly it is.

What? There's nothing weird about laying in the bathtub.

He really likes to cuddle.  And lay on Dawn's "pillow".

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A few things I love about the South

1. Fireflies!

2. Magnolia trees

3. Big, old houses with huge front porches that have swings and/or rocking chairs

4. The smell of BBQ/smoked meat

5. Cicadas (although very loud, I find them somewhat soothing as I am lying in bed at night)

6. The fact that high 80s/low 90s is considered mild weather

7. Live bands on outdoor patios while enjoying delicious food

8. The occasional lightening/thunder storms

9. Air conditioning

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Memphis Guide

Design sponge had a fun little article on Memphis today.  Just thought I'd repost for those that may not have seen it.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Love you.

Got this email from my mom this morning.  Instead of forwarding it on, I decided to blog it. 
Love you all!

Dear God:
The lady reading this is
beautiful, classy and
strong, and I love her.
Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and
cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is
impossible to love.
Protect her at all times,
lift her up when she needs You the most,
and let her know when she walks with You,
She will always be safe..

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday's Sangria

So I promised that I would tell you how the Sangria was and it was delicious!  Perfect end to my week, sitting on the deck in the warm weather drinking sangria.  I got the recipe from Design Sponge.  For the fruit, I added oranges and watermellon along with the apple!  So good!  Only bad thing was that I didn't have a cute pitcher to make it in.  So now I am on the hunt for a cute pitcher... or two!

These ones are kinda cute.

Friday, April 16, 2010

More Pictures

First of all, this is my 100th post!!!  Yay!

Second, I just made Sangria!  I am letting all the juices soak.  Can't wait to try it later. I'll let you know how it is and maybe even give you the recipe!

Now, for those who asked, here are some more pics of my house.  Enjoy!
Tucker loves laying in the window when its open.

Front of the house.  Its a duplex, we live on the right.

Front/side of the house.  The bumb out area is my room.

I love these bushes!

The garden 5 days after planting.  Looking good!

Close up of one of the tomato plants.  Look at the buds!!

Back deck from the corner.  Can't wait to have a BBQ.

Our neighbor's dog Buckly.  He LOVES to play fetch over the fence, and comes runnning when he hears us in the back yard.

Waiting patiently for me to throw the ball.

Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Me gusta las margaritas

Yes.  Its true.  To prove this fact, tonight I went to the Mexican restaurant just down the street from my house.  Not only did I go tonight, but also last night, and also Saturday night.  Which made tonight the 3rd out of 6 that I have been there.  Maybe its the delicious chips or lovely outdoor patio that has been so nice to sit on in this gorgeous weather.  Or more realistically its the fact that you can order a pitcher of margarita for $16.  Don't worry, I may be a lush, but not that much.  I did split it.  However, even after only 2 of these babies, I was well into a "happy state of mind".  Yes Los Compadres does not skimp on the good stuff.  Good thing my boss is out of town today and tomorrow!  She'll never know if I show up a little late!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Weekend in Pictures

$10 patio table from garage sale
Crawfish boil at the Langley farm
Yummy crawfish!
The man made lake at the farm.
Potter!!!! My friends cute puppy.
Time to start planting.
Pretty flowers blooming on the back deck.
Our vegetable garden!
Pretty hanging baskets on the back porch!
My cute bicycle flower pot and my gardenia bush. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Many the miles...

So I have come to the conclusion that I am terrible at keeping in touch with people.  I got an email from my best friend from high school and as I was writing her back I realized that while I love her deeply, I really have no idea what is going on in her life.  When was the last time I really talked to her?  Why was it so long ago? And she is only one of many people I feel this way about.  I do promise my intentions are good however.  I think about all of you  who are far away all the time.  I follow your blogs religiously and stalk you on facebook every chance I get.  And while I think about picking up the phone and calling or sending a quick email, I don't actually do it.  And I am the master at making excuses about it.  "Oh the time difference..." "Oh an email is too impersonal..." But when you get right down to it, I just suck at keeping in touch with people. I want to change.  I'm sure I've probably told myself I will many times before, but it obviously hasn't happened.  So what to do?  I guess all I can do is try, and hope that all of you know how much I really do love you and miss you and think about you and wonder what you are up to all time.  Consider this my electronic apology and bear hug.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

And.....We're back!

Hello to all my dedicated followers!  Sorry for my extremely long absence.  I got a little caught up in the world of scientific grant writing.  For those of you unfamiliar now would be the time to praise God that you are.  Let me put it in a little perspective for you:  getting cut open with a dull knife = not as bad as grant writing.  But I promised myself that when I started this post I would not talk about how extremely stressful and crazy this last month and a half has been, so we're done with that.

In other news...well I don't really have any other news.  So what do people talk about when they don't really have anything to talk about? Ah, the weather.  Well lucky for me the weather here is worth talking about.  It is gorgeous!!!!!  I love spring.  Everything except the pollen that falls like snow.  My car turned from a navy blue color to a mustardy color.  It was gross.  Luckily last night we had a crazy, bad ass (excuse my language) thunder storm.  And now my car is back to its normal color.  And now that I've probably bored you all I am going to end this post. I was just so happy that I actually had time to write that I had to write.

And now I am going to leave you with this picture of my little guinea pig. We were sitting on the couch eating apples together.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Aches and Pains

Well I don't know how I did it.  I must have been sleeping extremely awkward last night.  I didn't run yesterday so I know its not that.  But I woke up this morning to some serious muscle spasms in my back.  I thought taking a hot shower would help, but no luck.  So I heated up my rice bag and layed on it for about 2 hours.  Unfortunately all of my fabulous muscle relaxers are gone so I could only take some tylenol and motrin.  Not that I could really take serious medication today anyway, I have too much work to get done in lab.   Which is where I am currently.  Sitting awkwardly in my desk chair trying to alleviate as much pain as possible.  I hope this passes soon.  I feel like back pain is the worst pain.  No fun, no fun at all.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gotta Go!

Sorry ahead of time if this is an overshare, but I really need to stop procrastinating going to the bathroom.  Typically if I have my normal cup of coffee in the morning I have to use the restroom by about 10:30.  However, by then I am usually full into my experiments and have to wait for a good stopping point.  But when I do reach a stopping point I have already moved on to something else that I need to get done and this keeps going on and on until I am about to wet myself.  I have to go to the bathroom so bad I can barely walk to the bathroom!  Ridiculous right?  And the funny thing is my little sister gets in trouble for this from my mom all the time!  I am only mentioning this because I did this 3 times today.  Ridiculous again.  Does anyone else do this or am I the only wierd person who does?