friends, poweryoga hawaii is holding their next glow flow on MAY 16. it is going to be a star wars theme yoga event! details here: http://waa.ai/vaxP
there is a chance to win two passes to the even if you post a selfie from in the piikoi studio until the end of april. creativity counts, so strike your best yoga pose! as for myself, not sure if i will be able to attend due to work... but i love a photography challenge! here's my upside-down, hanging from my ankles, #pyhiflygirls, aerial selfie. :)
find other yoga selfies on instagram or facebook with #poweryogahawaii
last night i went to the concert of Jack White! EmM flew over from big island
and thomas joined us for a night of trash talking and music. we had some caffeine. and then some ethanol. and some nachos.
opening act was a teenage band, random weirdos. i enjoyed their cover of sex pistols, anarchy in the uk. (side note, best use of this song i've ever seen is in constantine: https://youtu.be/XqkQhVojeRQ the REAL uk anarchist!) they have a lot of guts to play a big crowd in a big venue. hope to see more of these tiny punks in the future.
then finally, THE MAN himself. i love his slick backed hair and jacket- reminded me of johnny cash or elvis. i think EmM was going to have a heart attack when he came on stage! the band played a great mix of songs: some from white stripes, some from raconteurs, some from his latest, lazaretto. i happen to like the song from that album, Black Bat Licorice. for obvious reasons. :)
after a brief intermission there was steady as she goes, my favorite!
and jack white brought friends to play. maybe someone you know? like, jack johnson? :D
and they played the perfect song together,
more lazaretto... the stage lighting was completely blue for the whole show. puts you in a lazaretto mood. * u *
surprisingly, this was the most non violent concert i've been to. i only got hit in the face once. there was NO MOSHING! some people were literally just standing around. i don't get it. they might as well get seat tickets since it was in the arena. :( i'd rather be dancing and jumping and stuff. we were able to push our way to the front and the crowd was a bit more energetic there so i got my fair share of jumping around.
finally at the end there was seven nation army
and then our trio departed exhausted and exhilarated. we originally planned to get more drinks after the show but all three of us were at work and school for over 24 hours and really tired. we ended up at zippys for chili and orange bangs.
an excellent concert and excellent night. ♥ so, when's the next show?
PS, not sure if this title is too obscure a reference? i couldn't think of anything else appropriate for the number 7. probably having a brain fart, i'm sure there are other things that come in 7s. ANYWAY, if you don't know 7seconds:
my whole team was dancing before the round started! i joined in too but then it was too much for my computer to handle... started glitching and lagging so i had to leave without taking a screen shot. :( if i had no school and no job and internet all the time i would play tf2 so much! who cares if it's an old game, it never gets boring. :) alas, real life tends to get in the way of fun and as a result... I SUCK.
(yes, my name is "can i get a hot tub" like in that state farm commercial)
but, i am a polite player, join me some time if you like tf2!
i arrived home from my 12hr shift totally starvingggggg! my pops picked me up from work, he took some extra days off too (coincidence! he forgot i was on spring break). he was like, "we have apple naples from zippys?..." he must've seen the thought bubble over my head "GIRL, I DON'T WANT NO APPLE NAPLE! I'M SO HUNGRY I COULD EAT AN APPLE TREE..." so he made me left over beef tacos for breakfast! :D i meant to take a picture but... i ate it too fast, haha.
i read the newspaper. (the jumble... too easy today! but the super quiz was too hard. and no, i didn't recognize anyone in the obituaries.)
and i really wanted to go fishing with pops today but i was falling asleep reading the newspaper. i threw in the towel and took a nap until noon.
and then i went to 3:30 yoga. O. M. G. it was a fucking hard yoga class! Abe was subbing for Dorian and he super worked us today! Abe is the quiet slow yoga teacher where you move slow but some how manage to work up a mean sweat. but today was pure flow. we did 12 surya namaskar B. TWELVE.
plus some variations in between like side planks and half moons and a reverse warriors. that was 36 push ups, 24 warriors, 24 reverse warriors... i am so pooped! BUT, also exhilarated! we didn't do any inversions so when i got home i did my daily hand stand. i was so balanced! found that sweet spot on the first try and didn't need the wall (yes, i still use the wall, no big deal). satisfying. :) i felt like i could just float upside down foreverrrrrrrr...
anyway, before i went home i stopped at ala moana to drop off some clothes alterations. and then i rode the 5:45 bus all the way back to pauoa listening to this song:
i got called in to work early. 12 hour shift, ftw! i'd like to think i saved the day. when i got in, evening shift was drowning in ER blood cultures, body fluids, and blood bank antibodies. in reality, they suffer this much every day! hardest working shift, in my opinion! i cleaned up chem pending first, then went down to a stroke code, then i plated a mountain of urine cultures, and finally typed an entire shelf of blood with sean, looking for fya negatives. (we only found 4 in the whole shelf, even though statistically you should find 1 in 4 are negative)
so this is that roman literature paper i wrote on the third day of my spring break. it's based on this book:
The poems of Catullus vary in meter, style, and theme.While Catullus conveys his thoughts effectively through the individual poems, it is not known how he intended to portray them as a collection.In Catullus Complete Poems (Oxford World’s Classics) the poems are arranged by meter and in no particular thematic order.In order to show a more cohesive narrative and better represent the philosophy of Catullus, the following revised arrangement is proposed:
Preferably, the poems would be visually represented in a nestled grouping to indicate overlapping themes:
The poems are to be read from the inside out, starting with observations and converging on the crux of all themes, Lesbia.
Catullus self identified with the neoteric poets and writes many poems about his contemporaries and other aspects of the average roman citizen life, compared to other poets of his past and present who wrote epics of great detail and length. In comparison, the poems of Catullus are succinct (but not any less potent) and are of a more familiar content. His poems can be thought of as observationsand are a glimpse of his life philosophy. Some of his poems describe the landscape and way of life, such as XXXI about Sirimo, “O what more blissful than to have no worries”. (30.7) Just like in current times, The roman citizen felt pressures of living in the city and enjoyed the ocean or countryside for relaxation when not in times of war. Other poems, are scenes from roman city life, “O best of thieves in public baths...” (33.1)
Epics were a common poetry style of the era, often spanning several papyri and chronicling long detailed stories in a Greek style. Even Catullus could not escape this genre of poetry. However, the length is more manageable and the stories he chooses to tell are of relationships between people, compared to the more traditional epics, which may focus on war, creation of a kingdom, or gods’ influence over mortals. For example, in LXIVa story of lost love is told in duplicate as a warning to all newly wed couples. “But once the longing of their lustful mind is slaked They don’t recall their words or balk at perjury.” (64.147) Although fantastical characters are mentioned, the main theme of the story is forlorn love. The stories are best read after Catullus’ general observations because they are narratives from his point of view. The mini-epics are longer than his other poems and can include many themes based on his observations. Catullus’ narrative voice can be easier defined in the longer poems and are like an over view for the tone of his other shorter poems.
Returning to the more concrete realm of Catullus’ life, the topic of politicscan be enjoyed after general observations and stories. Politicsare poems that describe the social strata of ancient Rome; not just politicians but also the aristocratic or low-life commoners and their interaction with the rest of the society. More specifically, many poems seem to be about public perverts. This salacious gossip is entertaining but not crass- many metaphors are used to allude to the lewd acts performed. From the content of Catullus, as well as other known authors of old Rome (such as Suetonius), it would seem that perverts were rampant in the city despite being frowned upon by society. Fortunately for readers, perverts lend themselves as quality material for Catullus’ witty poetry. “Seeing an auctioneer with a pretty boy One can’t but think he wants to sell himself.” (106) and “TOOL tries to scale the Mount of Pipla: Muses with pitchforks throw him down.” (105) speak humorously of playboys in just a few clever lines.
The following categories of love, hate, and friends are overlapping realms. While they are contradicting themes, it is not uncommon to find people who occupy more than one of these realms. One particular person Catullus names is his love, Lesbia, who occupies all three realms.
“Friend” is a general term used here to represent associates of Catullus. Some are more familiar to the author and are mentioned more often while some characters in the poems are Roman citizens known by name. Friend is also a descriptor used lightly; while often referring to people on good terms with each other, Catullus also attacks some associates on account of promiscuous behavior, or more comically, bad body odor. “You feed a fierce goat down in Arm-Pit Valley.” (69.6) Based on Catullus’ other poems, it does not seem like the attacks are on enemies, but are rather sarcasm or criticism of friends. Catullus obviously knew these subjects well enough to judge their character. One example is in XLIV, of a dinner party of a writer whose works are so dry they gave Catullus a cough. “For while I wanted to be Sestius’ guest I read his Speech packed with poison and with pestilence, Whereat a feverish cold and chronic cough Kept shaking me…” (44.10) Attacks on enemies, are listed strictly under the category of hate, as they only convey feelings and are not directed toward a specific person, “I’ll bugger you and stuff your gobs… For thinking me, because my verses Are rather sissy, not quite decent.” (16.1) speaks out violently against critics of the author’s works. Other poems of romance, such as XXXII, not involving Lesbia, are categorized under love. “Please, my love, sweet Ipsitilla, My darling, my own clever girl, Command my presence at siesta…” (32.1)
The pinnacle of Catullus’ poems is the ones featuring Lesbia. The author had conflicting feelings for Lesbia and the inner torment this caused him is reflected in his poetry. Love is a complicated emotion that cannot be described in a single sentence, let alone a single poem. Catullus’ observations of humanity are layered to create a complex description of his feelings toward Lesbia. Thus, it is only appropriate to read the poems concerning her after reading through Catullus’ other works to see where he draws inspiration. His general feelings toward Lesbia is of lust- a combination of love and perversion. However, one can elucidate Lesbia does not reciprocate feelings of love completely and is in fact an adulteress, based on the poems. “Lesbia’s always abusing me… I’m just the same- forever praying to be rid of her, but I’m damned if I don’t love her.” (92.1) Perhaps one of Catullus’ most infamous poems, LXXXV, is a self reflection on love. Although Lesbia is not explicitly mentioned, she is likely the subject of this poem due to her actions and history with Catullus. Lesbia’s actions are despicable yet Catullus cannot help but fall for her charm and beauty. “For many Quintia’s beautiful; for me she’s fair… Now Lesbia’s beautiful, wholly most lovely, and alone She has robbed them all of all their charms.” (86.1) His hyperbolic descriptions of her is an indication of infatuation, but to continue loving her even knowing of her promiscuous activities is more than just shallow admiration of her beauty, it is love.
Catullus was not only a clever wordsmith but an idealistic observer of humanity. He was self aware, recognizing his own contradicting feelings toward Lesbia. He is a great poet because he is able to combine his observations with complex feelings and express them in enjoyable diction and meter. While some may consider a genius to be the man who comprehends complex ideas, it is useless information if it cannot be communicated. Catullus is a hero of Roman literature because he found the timeless complexities of everyday life and presented them to readers in the form of clever poetry that can be comprehended and enjoyed for many generations.
i watched the avengers guardians of the galaxy (why do i always get these two movie titles mixed up?!) if this part was the whole movie, i'd be ok with it.
maybe i get the titles mixed up because i'd rather just watch the avengers. i'm not 100% on board with the guardians. #dcgirl #dontknowanythingaboutmarvel i did however enjoy the line "NO! I WILL NOT SUCCUMB TO YOUR... PELVIC SORCERY!" yeah, you said it, sister!
hey! do you like kimchi pancakes? i love kimchi pancakes. (and seafood pancakes! omg, with hot tofu stew! ahhhh... i'm getting hungry) we had half a bottle of kimchi in the fridge at home so i made a batch. i love how they turn a pinky-orange color, eheheehee... :3
i don't have an official korean person recipe. i just kind of whipped this up on the fly. 2 c flour 2 eggs 1 c water 1/2 ish cup kimchi juice (you know... from the bottle) a bunch of kimchi (you should chop it first) dash of salt if needed
mix everything together, let it sit for a while (like when you make crêpes) then pan fry and flip!
obviously, only the most discerning chefs listen to songs about chick fights while flippin' pancakes. ;) show me pictures if you try this recipe out!
finalllllllllly! an aerial weekend! the girls were in town so we worked on some new drops, i'm so excited!
once, i posted a picture of the side straddle splits: http://www.liquoriceblack.blogspot.com/2014/11/intrepidity.html this is actually the start of "ballerina drop"! you actually flip around into a seated position! :O i think this is our most challenging new drop but i'm excited to work on it. we are also doing a "falling star" drop (which i am not comfortable with yet because you fall backwards and we have no crash pads at the studio) and something i'm calling a "jumping spider" which is already looking really good. it's kind of like a candy cane drop:
but you switch legs on the way down! :D also, it starts off with a hip key which we are already familiar with so it doesn't look jerky to get into like our other new drops. :) can't wait to share! upside down-ness is so much fun, it's worth all the bruises, i swear!
before we left lehua asked us to take a fun picture for the NOMORE.ORG campaign and this is what we came up with:
A photo posted by Lushua (@lushua) on Mar 14, 2015 at 7:27pm PDT
after yoga, just chilling with le boyfriend. we had too much coffee and worked on heroquest stuff and had a SIRENS season 1 marathon (i think i have him hooked). the episodes about the spiders and fears was TOOO MUCH!!!! i laughed myself to death over brian's fear of midget hands!!!!
today, i am pretty much useless. i slept in 'till midmorning since i was up for over 24 hours the previous day... but that's what sundays are for, right? ;)
today i dropped in to 3:30 power yoga. i love power yoga hawaii because the schedules are pretty full and you don't need a reservation- you can drop into a class any day of the week! yes, i blog about yoga quite a bit here, but i just had a really nice practice and wanted to mention it. i rarely go to wednesday classes and didn't know the instructor or what to expect (there was a sub)... but it was a great practice, and now i feel great too. (─‿‿─)
last saturday my copy of MEMENTO BENTO arrived! eeeeeeeeeee! \ (* u * )\ it's a self published travel diary of the eminent artist, MAIS2 ! i was kind of disappointed because there was no aerial practice after yoga on that day so coming home to this cool book made my day. :D as you can see, by some kismet, i even had the right yoga outfit for reading this rainbow awesome explosion of art:
i love the works of MAIS2 because it is so expressive! great faces and fun fonts and lots of colors and humorous themes. this book is great because all the reactions are so honest, haha. I love the "i was not prepared for kazunoko sushi!" it is true, you are ruined, mais2! once you've had the good stuff, the imitation won't cut it...
What’s your favorite juice? ocean spray makes this cranberry lime juice that everyone in the house fights over! one time, my mom bought regular cranberry and my dad was like, THIS IS THE WRONG JUICE! and so she went out and bought some limes. LOL. he had the best pouty face ever! you could practically see the thought bubble above his head "IT'S NOT THE SAME!" !!! sort of like this:
Blend fruit juice with fresh or fruit, (sometimes) ice, and other ingredients and you get a smoothie. What’s your favorite smoothie? I like carrot juice. and beet juice. did i ever tell the story about the "red machine"? when i was working some evening shifts last year i would [have to] eat dinner from the hospital cafeteria because there was no time to get food from home since i came straight from UH. and cafeteria food... not the greatest stuff (OMG, next time i will tell you an amazing gravy story!). i used to fork over $$$ for the overpriced "naked juice", which is like smoothie in a bottle, which would balance out my diet of reheated previously frozen chicken patties or whatever the line had left over 10 minutes before closing. i used to get the "red machine" all the time because everything else was heavy on the orange juice (not a huge fan of orange juice. it's ok but not my first choice). and since naked juice puts real blended fruits, not just flavored sugar water... there is an expected amount of pulpy stuff in it. as you can imagine, the "red machine" is a bunch of berries and banana (among other things) so the "pulp" is kind of a red colored mush. one night i was processing a bronchial wash (here's a description, don't worry there's no pictures in case you are squeamish: http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?cdrid=661172 ) for a bunch of tests. and then when i was done, i washed up and took a swig of the last of my "red machine" and the red mush was in the bottom of the bottle and i told my co worker "LOOK, THIS LOOKS JUST LIKE THAT BONC WASH WE JUST SPLIT!" 8D and he started gagging! the color just drained from his face and he looked pretty disgusted. best. reaction. ever. yeah, i still drink red machine every now and then (seriously, the only thing that stops me is the price! even jamba juice is cheaper!) and i smirk every time i get to the bottom of one. ;)
Juice in some contexts means credibility, the respect of others, and influence. In what way have you recently earned juice among your peers? my friend is going to participate in a mock trial and asked for some advice since i was in speech and debate (a long time ago). ha! even i forget about that part of my life sometimes! when i remember i always feel like OH YEAHHHHH... THERE WAS THIS ONE TIME WHEN I DID THIS THING... and smart people let me hang out with them and we talked about foreign policy and wore suits and used words like "sign posting" and "focal points". i don't think about it much but speech and debate has affected my life in many little ways. like, i still find it rude/awkward to go into a classroom without the professor (judges) in there first. and when speaking to a group i always do the sweeping look at everyone's foreheads in fear that i miss making eye contact with a person. also, i happen to be really good at impromptu BS.
How satisfied are you with your mobile phone’s charge capacity? i have a dumb phone (still). BUT, i pay $15 / month and only charge it every 7-10 days. take that, smart phone fools!
What are your thoughts on Kool-Aid and Tang? confession: i haven't tasted either! my parents told me it's not real juice and wouldn't let me have it. just like, macaroni and cheese from a box and lunchables and peanut butter with jelly sandwich are all not real food and wouldn't let me have it. yes, i had peanut butter with jelly sandwich for the first time when i was over 20 years old and a friend made it for me. i guess my parents were right. tastes like a dessert. or a breakfast side dish. i probably wouldn't eat just bread with toppings as a meal... why do people make a big deal about this? (realities of being an adult.) but then again, sometimes you just don't have time for real meals and end up at sinclair library at 9pm with coffee and cliff bar and call it a meal. (realities of being an adult.)
also, helena is getting annoyed with dick's chit-chat. :( it's the best part! he's so good with the corny jokes! i guess opposites attract.
surprisingly, less painful to read than anticipated. it's kind of like the trashy celebrity gossip magazine of the ancient roman era. each emperor starts as a kind of he did such-and-such with the senate and won such-and-such batttle, but everything eventually ends up with their depraved sexual preferences and how much they bribed supporters. for example, Tiberius had boys swim in his pool and pretend they were fish and nibble at him. what a pervert. there is one pun that is mentioned near the end of the book and i can't get over its cleverness! Domition (who interestingly suffers from damnatio memoriae, hence my own joke here) liked to build statues and memorials and had a particular fondness for arches. so many arches! that he started going broke... and some one grafittied an arch with the word "arci" which means "arch" in latin. BUT it was written with greek letters. and "arci" in greek means "enough!". haha!!
currently listening to this awesome album from 2012:
i like the song The End of All Life (the last track) but i recommend to listen from top to bottom seamless so you can enjoy the three segues! also check out the track titles, they are pretty clever.
i just got home from a really really long day. i try to stay more vigilant at night because more weirdos are lurking about. but it was a REALLY long day. and it was cool and dark and quiet and i dosed off on the bus ride home. and i woke up and the sign in the bus said 11:39 PM
my heart started pounding! how long have i been on the bus?! WHERE AM I?!
and then the sign flipped over to show the date... which was 1/1/97
i checked my watch and i had actually only snoozed for 15 minutes.
today i was rewriting my physics notes and fell asleep at the table. and i had a dream i was doing contortion. it was really cool! i was even amazed in my dream, "this should be hard but it's not because i'm dreaming!" specifically, i was doing this (lucky hell is such a doll):
A video posted by Teresa Rodríguez (@polefiction) on Feb 18, 2015 at 5:59pm PST
on the pillar of my back porch. specifically the jade split, even though i've never tried it before. strange. what does it mean? too much physics and not enough exercise? haha.
other random things:
something i learned in school this week: did you know there is an ancient greek/roman practice of cheese divination?! you cut open a cheese and find omens in the shapes of the holes and mold. fascinating.
last night morning rounds was just starting and no one else was around in the lab. ER called for an incoming code so i went down myself to standby. the g man was like OK GUYS BUS IS ARRIVING IN FIVE MINUTES SO WE ARE GOING TO WHEEL HIM IN TO BED ONE. HAVE EKG ON THE RIGHT AND LAB ON THE LEFT. GOING TO GET TEMP, PRESSURE, PULSE, WEIGHT THEN SHIP HIM OFF TO CAT SCAN. and amazingly, that's exactly what happened! calvary rolled in, stuck him and got the blood, ekg guy came in and put the stickers on him and then off to cat scan! in and out in 20 minutes. so satisfying when things go as planned. the g man was like, "got him on the first stick? damn, they hide all the ringers up in the lab!" haha! its true, i don't get out to do phlebotomy as often as i used to. lucky for me the guy had good veins. but we won't tell the g man- better to let the nursies think all the lab people (even the techs) are rock stars. ;D
this thing came in the mail
makes any tired day more exciting. kind of song that makes you want to run around and destroy everything!
happy chinese new year, time to dive into my ginger gau.
five day stretches at work are the worst! i do NOT envy people with m-f work weeks. you have to mix it up to stay sane! have a tuesday-wednesday off once in a while. :3 anyway, this was my monthly five day stretch and it was not fun. also, i pulled a little over time covering for some sick co workers. again, i don't mind, it's just... hard. i did a 10hr shift, then went to UH for 6 hours and then research meeting for three hours and then i got home and everyone was gone, celebrating choy cheng without me, and i took a two hour nap and then i had to go to work again. and people tell me they are tired because they stayed up until 3am writing a paper for class. boo hoo, suck it up, bitches. i never complain to any of my classmates or coworkers in person!
but, my hard work pays off...
on saturday when i got home i slept in for a few hours then met up with le boyfriend & co for our own chinese new year fun. we ate... too much food. and ran into a lot of old friends. i was hoping not to run into certain relatives (and i didn't) but instead was pleasantly surprised to see the great sage and lab tech mike lau. i got a new amulet since the one i got last new year i gave to a dear friend who needed a little luck. i chose a gourd for "life survival". i think i'll tie it to my bicycle. :)
after that we watched a kung fu movie (we were talking about andy lau films), Detective Dee and the phantom flame. it's a 7th century china mystery! there is a little bit of "magic" involved (there is a talking deer, for one) but for the most part, it's like watching a modern day crime drama except everyone dresses really nice and no one carries guns. fun!
... but i would just recommend watching it to avoid too much spoilers. it's on netflicks if you have that thing. it's in mandarin with english subs and also has tony leung in it!
on sunday, le boyfriend took me to see Kingsman: The Secret Service. i saw the trailer many months ago and never forgot about it! just like when i first saw the trailer for suckerpunch, i am probably the most annoying girlfriend ever, reminding him the THIS AWESOME MOVIE IS COMING OUT SOON AND I MUST SEE IT. and kingsman did not disappoint!!!!!!!!!! it's super new so i won't spoil anything. my only commentary is unexpected gentlemen badass really good female villain with ultra violent fun fight scenes i want to see it again. i can't believe it only got 2 stars in the newspaper?!???! take it as face value, live out your british super spy fantasies and just enjoy the movie. 5 stars from me!!
play this game on tv? i think i could. oculus rift? HELLLLLLL NO! too scary!
love this cover! better than joey ramone, i think! (and still missing benjamin curtis. sviib will never be the same without you.)
my absolute favorite food show on tv. it's so deep but not pretentious. just honest and passionate. (also, if you don't know, i really like the flavor of burnt food. i particularlly liked this episode about fire cooking. charred IS a flavor. and it's an art to get it just right!)
HAIM is up for a grammy~ they harmonize so well! ♡
lgc!! looking hot, girls!
PS- have you guys watched Sirens on USA? season 2 just started and fuuuuuuuk it is funny! i need to go back and watch season 1!
And so the cycle begins again... except for this whole year (my last year!) i have no microbiology classes! i feel so... out of my element! at least i had a nice send off- my first ever A+ from UH Manoa, yey!!!
i mean, i was pretty sure i was going to pass, but the last exam was kind of a bitch... totally not expecting an A+! all i have left are physics, biochem, and garden variety writing intensives. who would have thought i'd be taking classic roman literature? i have a pretty decent knowledge of biology and microbiology and genetics to get by in a half awake state with only ugly handwriting lecture notes (you'll never guess how many times i showed up to class not knowing we had an exam and just winged it). but now i have to study super hard, because i have no background knowledge of physics and stuff. the Aeneid is what we are reading in literature now, it's not as bad as i thought! but still, it takes time to read and digest. also, Odyssey and Iliad are assumed knowledge and yes i read it but... it's been over a decade since i thought about it. i didn't watch the [relatively] recent Troy movie either. i guess i have to go get it from the library for a refresher.
i can't believe only three weeks ago i was still debating whether or not i should sign up for friday night trapeze class at samadhi? i think i only spend about 4 hrs at my own house, jesus christ how am i supposed to incorporate an additional extra curricular activity in my schedule. -___- i can't even go to yoga any more, so much homework or recitations or research lab stuff or just frakking tired. school is destroying me now! too much coffee and not enough real food and taking naps in the hallways and waiting at the bus stop in the dark on alakea street... *dying* on the bright side, just have to power through this semester! the end is near! ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ also, we are submitting to ASM GM again this year. 2015 annual meeting is in new orleans, i super want to go! i'm second author this time so even if the abstract is accepted i might not make it there. but a win for anyone in campy group is a win for us all! dan is first author and he deserves it; our super special patented system is tiiiiiiight! invasion assays are back on, bitches!
and here is some disco-y fun electro music, i heard it on the radio when le boyfriend was driving me home one night and i got hooked! i haven't thought about this band in a long time. really dig the line "academy killer"- not sure what it means, though.
and this cover is so good!!! it came up on my itunes shuffle one time when i was riding the bus home after dark and now i listen to it every night on my commute. joy division just seems like night time music for some reason. : )
i came home from work and ate oranges and toong mai and arare for breakfast (because i am an adult.) while watching the finale of on the spot:
and then i took a hot shower and slept until the afternoon.
and then i watched pacific rim again (seriously. love this movie.) i noticed some tid bits i didn't pick up before. like the PPDC. looks like some kind of military police? but why PPDC (pan pacific defense corps)? i feel like it should have been pacific rim defense corps to match the title! i saw before, gipsy danger has a pin up girl as the logo. i only noticed today the stryker's logo is a bull dog biting a rocket! also, the nuke they planned to use to blow up the breach came from the russians. for the record, i love the name shatterdome.
i was going to go for a bike ride around pauoa after that but i got called into work early tonight. so i packed my back pack for tomorrow and made dinner for later and now it's lights out for an hour. heading straight from straub to UH tomorrow, i guess i'll see you on the other side of chaos!
yesterday i did end up going to yoga. my back was still a little achy and yoga was just what i needed! i did a cobbler's pose but on my back and i finally felt that crunchy relief of the vertebrae in my lumbar curve. i don't need a chiropractor, just some hard wood floor and good instructions. :) and no, interstellar is no longer in the theatre. T___T
today i was relatively productive. "productive". a good day, whatever you call it. last night at work was so insane! only me and one other tech covering three departments with one phlebotomist drawing the entire hospital. and fraaaaaaak the hospital census is over 100 patients... when i got home all i could do was take a hot shower (the cure for everything), pour a cup of coffee and collapse on the sofa in a hoodie and a bunch of pillows. (- u - ) ☕︎ ♥︎ bliss! i watched TRON Legacy while drifting in and out of sleep.
and then i watched pacific rim (thank you for the xmas present, @wild_twinkies!) while making these garlic cheese balls:
(these fultons are harder to faro than my skulls, interesting). i feel apprehensive about letting the cards go smoothly. one day it will be pretty! at least the nail polish makes me feel like a rich bitch! ;)
and then the mail man came with a package from deathwish!
and now for a real sleep before going to work again.
last week i was so unproductive- mostly curled up in bed recovering from virus. -__- even the new year's eve was a party poop because my whole house was sick. however, it didn't deter us pyromaniacs from setting a fire or two at midnight but that is a story for next time...
this week i'm trying to do more fun things before its back to school. i am really enjoying this come-home-from-work-and-take-a-nap thing. if i had another week off from school i might enjoy it too much and never go back!
i'm reading two books right now.
EDGE by Koji Suzuki
so far, a reporter is investigating several unsolved disappearances. in another [so far] unrelated chapter, several computers are calculating π and coming up with wrong answers. some math and physics grad students are investigating. i can't wait to see how these two plots are going to converge...
THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO by Atul Gawande
i've been waiting to read this for several months! so far, Dr Gawande described a major problem with today's medical practice: information overload. even with more staff and more specialists, things can still get missed and one error can mean life or death. info overload is not isolated to health care either. any job that requires multi tasking or is high complexity has the same problem.
i also borrowed
A YEAR OF DISAPPEARANCES by Susan Hubbard
but i haven't started reading it yet. i might not end up reading it because i have to return it soon and Society of S
gets only average marks from me. if want a vampire story, i think The Quick
was better because it was scientifically more methodical, featured a circus performer, and took place in the victorian era.
on tuesday i went on a bike ride. i tried to go the length of king street cycle track but the beginning was blocked by construction. :(
i went to kcc to get some paperwork. i went around diamond head. i climbed a tree so i could hang upside down (one week without aerial and i'm having withdrawals, haha. i really needed to stretch my back and test my arms!). i went to magic island and gazed at the ocean.
i just came home from work so i'm going to attempt a nap. and then today, maybe yoga. or, watch interstellar. (am i the last person on this island to see it? i hope its still even in the theatre!) and buy groceries and go to the post office.
also, i have this song stuck in my head for the past few days: