Sunday, June 27, 2010

What do you do on YOUR study breaks? :P

Four days left of my summer course! Will I make it?

Friday, June 25, 2010

See the Tidal Bore on the Amazon

I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the package,” she said. ”I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave’s a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that’s what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it.

— Joan Didion 1975

from let us read and let us dance :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Strawberry shortcake!

Very easy to make, very good to eat. This will become one of my go-to recipes this summer.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sonic Minimi

Busy busy three weeks! I shouldn't be taking this time to post right now because I'm blowing people off this weekend because of my test Monday (SORRY SORRY!), but I just have to take a 10 minute break from histology or I'll go insane!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few pictures of one of my new neighbors. She wanted to borrow a cup of sugar, but I said no.

She was a bit pissed off and flew off in a huff. Especially when I started snapping pictures of her. 

"What are YOU looking at?"

She hasn't been back since :-( 

And that's my ten minutes. 

Before I sign off, I'll leave you with two nifty factoids I've learned. 
1. There's totally a muscle in the forearm called Extensor Digiti Minimi (pronounced Mini Me). It extends the pinky. Isn't that adorable? 
2. There is a protein named "Sonic Hedgehog Homolog" which is involved in the formation of the neural tube. If I discover something, I'm totally going to name it something ridiculous . . .  like Princess Tinkerbelle Fairy Factor or Peach Pear Plum Protein. Have any other ridiculous name suggestions?

Feel free to use either of those facts in daily conversation. It'll make you super popular . . .