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    • Again, I swear I'm alive...

      4 years ago

      darkcalling

      Life... remains busy. dfjaklsdj I promise I'll be back in full swing at the end of the month!

      But, I saw one of these alphabet questionnaire things posted by Roy, and honestly, I'm a sucker for those. So I'mma go ahead and do it!

      A- Available: ... It's complicated XD
      B- Birthday: October 20
      C- Crushing On: ... ... Stab my heart, why don't you. *cough!* Moving on!
      D- Drink you last had: Cherry coke zero~
      E- Easiest person to talk to: Pff. More than one person, and they know who they are.
      F- Favorite song: Changes often! Right now, "Better Than I Know Myself" - Adam Lambert
      G- Grossest memory: Roommate cooked some chicken, turns out a piece of the spine was still in one of the pieces. Roommate #2 found this out the hard way. fajdkslajk
      H- Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
      I- In love with: "Nobody loves no one..." smiley12.gif Naw. I'm not "in love" with anyone.
      J- Jealous of: That chick I saw on the way to work with the really cute shirt. I'd like to have that shirt!
      K- Killed someone: In Halo, Borderlands, etc... but not lately. ): No video games for me until the end of the month. Waaaah...
      L- Longest friendship: ... I cannot answer this question on the grounds that it makes me very bitter. :/
      M- Middle Name: Sara
      N- Number of siblings: Nada. smiley12.gif Only child!
      O- One wish: To be able to help the people I love and care about.
      P- Person who called you last: Mama~
      Q- Question you're always asked: "So... what kind of research do you do, exactly?"
      R- Reason to smile: I have people who love me.
      S- Song you last sang: Currently singing "Finnegan's Wake"~ /hums~
      T- Time you woke up: 9am. That's considered sleeping in.
      U- Underwear color: Black today~
      V- Violent moment you had: Punched a guy in the face for calling me "woman" and "girl" in a condescending manner, and bossing me around because of my sex.
      W- Worst habit: I'm a nail-biter! Sob.
      X- X-rays you had: Teeth, ankles (repeated sprains/twistings), wrist (when I broke it), skull (had a scare when I hit my head really hard)...
      Y- Your last kiss: Uhh... New Years? So... 10 months ago? ... Yeah.
      Z- Zodiac sign: Libra, Aquarius moon. Eastern - dragon.

    • I live, I swear!

      4 years ago

      darkcalling

      So. Before RTX, I was swamped with work.

      RTX was, well, RTX and therefore awesome! smiley12.gif

      After RTX, I had company in the form of two amazing friends who, for whatever reason, thought it would be a good idea to spend an extended amount of time with little ol' me. Ridiculous, right? Maybe they were running fevers or something. Temporary insanity. But yes, that was my vacation!

      After that... it's been back to the lab again, yo. (And every single time I say that, I get Eminem stuck in my head. Way to go, self.) I haven't had a lot of time for video games, and as far as the RT site goes, I've basically just gone back to lurking for a bit. I'll probably bust back out on the forums sometime soon, whenever I get get my head back on straight and put myself back into what semblance of a routine I used to have, haha.

      My thesis proposal is scheduled for mid-October now. I'm nervous already... I've been slowly prodding at it daily. Hopefully, I can wrap it up early enough and get a TON of feedback from my adviser, so it'll be nice and shiny and polished by the time I submit my documents to my committee. Anyway, I don't need to ramble at you guys about that, but it does explain why i'm not going to be around much until late in the fall. smiley2.gif Sigh. Wish me luck, though!

      But yeah, that's where I've been, and where I'll be for the next little while. I'm not dead or anything, just busy as all get-out and it's not looking to let up anytime soon. I'll be around! Just more lurky and less active. Heh... But I shall return! Don't forget me! /melodramatic sniffle~

    • Oh look, a tree. Oh look, another tree.

      4 years ago

      darkcalling

      You know, I always thought that in the grand scheme of things, I could tolerate living just about anywhere. This weekend, I discovered that you could not fucking pay me to live in Oxford, MS. ... Actually, let's broaden that scope: you couldn't fucking pay me to live in Mississippi period. XD!

      But, that said... The Colonel's Quarters in Oxford is a rather pretty place to have a wedding - certainly not to my tastes, but pretty nonetheless. Also, my cousin just married a good man, which is nice because that means I don't have to threaten him. smiley8.gif

      Honestly, I'm just glad to be home. smiley12.gif Now, I just need to find a way to drown out the memories of my uncle "dancing"... smiley4.gif

    • When chemists have slow weeks...

      4 years ago

      darkcalling

      Last week at work was essentially semester-turnover burnout for everyone in the lab. By the time Friday rolled around, none of us were doing anything except putting stickers on each other's faces/stuff and play-fighting. Some highlights include: bright pink liquid in test tubes (okay, we don't know what caused that one), covering the postdoc's computer monitor with green star stickers, "your mom/your face" jokes all over everyone's white boards, and... I may or may not have labeled one of the hot/stir plates as "the worst hot plate ever of all time"...

      Oops~?

      It'll get better. Last week was just kind of this miniature clusterfuck of schedules getting rearranged, undergrads leaving/graduating and joining, figuring out what directions to take our research in, reevaluation of stuff... you know. Ah well.

      No, this summer, SCIENCE! will be done. I'm gonna push myself with my research. At the very least, I've got some stuff I want to finish before RTX so I can enjoy that to the fullest without worrying if my stupid instrument's going to blow up while I'm gone or something.

      This weekend's been a nice one, though. It felt good to recalibrate myself, so to speak. I think tomorrow's gonna be a good day to jump back into lab work full force. smiley12.gif

    • Fangirling in T minus 3, 2...

      5 years ago

      darkcalling

      May as well add to the flood of S10 premier journal entries...

      OH MY GODS AND GODDESSES AND STARS AND PLANETS.

      I WANT MORE. RIGHT NOW. Aaaaah!!! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      I can't even begin to contain all of my feelings and glee right now, seriously, I'm probably driving all of my online friends insane with my spazzing all across various social networks/media/etc. But. Just. Eeeeee!!

      Like really this is me right now:
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    • Back home~!

      5 years ago

      darkcalling

      I just got back from the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) annual conference! This year, we were in.... Vancouver, BC, Canada. ... Wait. the ASMS met in Canada? .... Ah hell, whatever, it was awesome!

      I could go on about the conference, but I'm not sure how much rambling everyone wants to hear about science and lasers and ions and crap, so I'll just leave it at this: I have some awesome ideas for my research that involves MOAR LAZORZ. How could I possibly go wrong~? smiley0.gif

      Also, Vancouver is fucking gorgeous, and now I understand why so much stuff gets filmed there. Dear gods.

    • So far, so interesting...

      5 years ago

      darkcalling

      So. I'm in a minivan with my boss and three of my labmates, driving through Mississippi to get to Tennessee.

      .... Yeah. Just a little awkward. Eheh... smiley4.gif

      Oh. And Mississippi remains one of the most boring drives ever. There is nothing. Here. At all. I think maybe I saw a dollar store. Or maybe that was my imagination getting carried away because if I had to stare at any more trees and nothing else, I might have cried.

      Someone save me.

    • Shit my students say - (probably) Part 1

      5 years ago

      darkcalling

      "So if a is higher than b, then...[long, thoughtful pause here] ... b is the higher number. Right?"
      "Wait, so then what's 5 plus 2? Am I supposed to know that, or is it a constant?"
      "I didn't study for this quiz because I'm about to get sick. Can you tell me what's going to be on it?"
      "I think you're awesome! ... Can I have extra credit?"
      "I can bake you some cookies! ... Can I have extra credit?"
      "Pleasepleaseplease I'm supposed to graduate in May but I have to pass this class! Can't you just talk to the professor for me??"

      And the winner....

      "Man, I hate that fucking class. [wait for it... ...] ... Oh. Shit. You're... shit. You're the TA for that fucking class. ... Shit. Sorry. Never mind. I don't hate it."

      ... /headdesk

  • Comments (8)

    • RFree86

      4 years ago

      Hey havent seen you or jess in awhile. Just making sure yall are ok. smiley0.gif

      • RFree86

        4 years ago

        Lol i really wish i could have. just wasnt in the cards this time. Boy to be having drinks with you two lovely ladys id be the envy of all the men there ;-) lol Well ill be looking forward to our shinanigans smiley12.gif

      • darkcalling FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Or just come to Austin for RTX! smiley0.gif wish you were here!
        But hey, this marks the beginning of my vacay, so I should start having some free time soon! At least for a week... lol.

      • RFree86

        4 years ago

        Awwww mannnn. want me to come spring yall two?? lol

      • darkcalling FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'm alive! We both are! I just have no life or free time at the moment ): smiley12.gif

    • RFree86

      4 years ago

      Hey just showing some love and saying how much fun ive had playing halo with yalls :-)

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      • darkcalling FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Aww. Thanks, man. smiley12.gif ! It's definitely fun playing with you too. ^^

    • RFree86

      5 years ago

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      Thanks!! smiley0.gif

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