Glod

Female
from West Yorkshire

  • Activity

    • I LIIIIIIVEEEE

      5 years ago

      Glod

      Barely.

      I have done a brief check-in with people who updated recently enough to have a journal entry on the first pate of my homepage thingy. I just read a very interesting journal about this site and where it's gone in the last however-many-years (written by one Dopp, who I know not at all). I have to admit, I agree with his complaints, although I have not been particularly active on here for...oh, years now. Still, I like to know that it exists. And this community as it was when I joined up 8 (nearly 9) years ago is still my idea of the ideal site.

      But it's back to work tomorrow, and probably another year's hiatus from this site. Just wanted to let you know I will always remember that RvB is here.

      Glod (wow, haven't signed off as that for a long time...)

    • A question for you all.

      6 years ago

      Glod

      Way back when RvB was just starting and still in its first season, when my favourite swear word ever (fuckberries) was being coined by the genii in the RvB studios, the first episode had an introductory song with all the characters and their names in big block letters beside them. It was very loud and wonderful, and I understand it had to be removed due to copyright issues. I remember 4 words from it: "he said she said"- I think. I'm not very good at remembering lyrics, as evidenced by the fact that I only remember four words, and they might not even be right.

      What I do know is that I really liked that song, and I WANT IT.

      But it is very difficult to find a song that you know only 4 words to. And 4 very generic words. This has been bothering me for SEVEN YEARS. So, my question is this:

      What is that song?

    • Today for Lunch I had:

      6 years ago

      Glod

      CAKE.

      And for dinner, I also had CAKE.

      I ate a lot of CAKE today.

      smiley0.gif

    • Today's incredible fact

      6 years ago

      Glod

      Did you know that in order to achieve the incredible genetic diversity of the human species our chromosomes go through some pretty intensive acrobatics at the time of egg and sperm creation. In the process, sometimes things go wrong. For example, while happily swapping maternal and paternal DNA, sometimes chromosomes end up swapping whole chunks of themselves. This is not good. But never mind, as long as the exchange is equal, all remains well with the world.

      Now, what happens when these incorrectly swapped chromosomes come to make little germ cells that will be the building blocks for the new baby? Well, if the baby is really unlucky it can end up with too much genetic material (don't ask how, I barely understand, and I've been poring over the textbook for the last hour and a half). But NO FEAR, with certain types of chromosomes, fortuitously just the chromosomes that this all most commonly happens to, when the baby is still only just a cell a process called imprinting happens that can switch off the extra genetic material. Hallelujah! The baby is saved!

      Well.... actually, the imprinting has to get just the right genetic material, otherwise instead of saving the baby it just gives it a different syndrome.

      Is it any wonder my head feels like it's about to explode? Rereading this, it strikes me that I have WAY oversimplified the matter, and it is just one example of how our DNA can go wrong. Seriously people, take a look at yourself. Do you have two arms, two legs, and all the right numbers of fingers and toes? Are your eyes the right space apart and your lips the right shape? Does your hair grow right, are your ears in the right place and is your life expectancy above 3 decades? If your answer is yes to all or even most of the above then THIS IS AMAZING. Go away and thank God, or the universe, or whatever you choose to believe in, for this incredible circumstance, and enjoy your wonderful gift.

    • The Human Body

      6 years ago

      Glod

      It is too fascinating for words. It just blows me away. Today I was studying about immunoglobulins, the little molecules that are crucial for the recognition of foreign material in the body. Well, actually I lie. The body also has the complement system, a collection of protein molecules that ALSO recognise foreign material in the body and act in perfect synchrony with all the other parts of the immune system to kill whatever is not supposed to be inside you. I haven't even gotten to the bit about the B-cells and the T-cells, or the neutrophils and monocytes... just trying to imagine how it all works together is enough to make my head explode! And this is just one system in the bajillions of harmonised processes that make up a fully functional human being!

      Do not even get me started on respiration. Do you realise how ridiculously complicated the process is just to make energy to do all the other ridiculously complicated things any given cell in your body is doing RIGHT NOW??

      In other medical related funny-news: The America vs England video RT put up yesterday had me practically rolling with laughter, and at the same time a little stunned by the education system. What really amused me was the following thought:

      As part of the abbreviated mini-mental test to assess a patient's level of confusion/dementia, we ask 10 questions, one of which is "What year did World War 2 start?"
      It never occurred to me that maybe they were getting it wrong because they never knew in the first place! When this generation gets old, we might have to make sure that question is no longer on the test...

    • Vitamin A overdose

      6 years ago

      Glod

      "Acutely, may occur after ingesting large amounts, eg in polar bear's liver."

      Uhhhm.... what? Who would....

      Never mind. Clearly a highly important medical diagnosis I MUST recognise in West Yorkshire.

    • Let's play a game...

      6 years ago

      Glod

      Last night, I lay in my bed at 2AM, wide awake after a week of night shifts that I am clearly still jet lagged from, and remembered something.

      I was just thinking about this exercise one of the lecturer's used when I was in university to illustrate the frustration patients must go through when the choices in their life are taken away from them by a disease that they cannot control. He had us each make a list of 10 names of people that were important to us. Once we had finished the list, he asked us to choose four of the names and scratch them out. To remove the name from your list was to have that person taken from you forever, never to be seen or heard from again.

      We then had to pass the list to the person to our right, who scratched out two more names, whichever they wanted to. Then we had to pass the list to our left, where two more names were removed. Finally we passed the list to the person behind us.

      What has always stuck in my mind was at the last, when we had to hand over the list for the last time. In to my hand fell a list on which were left the following two names:

      God
      Mum

      When your faith is a fundamental part of yourself, its loss would be devastating. But losing your mum...

      Which one would you have scratched out?

    • RT hates modding? Or iPods?

      6 years ago

      Glod

      Something hates the idea, as my iPod had a spas and totally shut off safari when I tried to mod something. Maybe it just disapproved of the mod?

      Woo people, beware! It's a scary world when your technology is editing your actions... ;-)

    • Guess who just found the app?

      7 years ago

      Glod

      Of course, finding it and being able to use it are two totally different things. Factor in my love-hate relationship with my iPod Touch (I love it, it hates me and consequently sabotages my life by eg hiding the last sentence and preventing me from seeing what I am actually typing) and the fact that I am post- nights, and the quality of this journal is likely to be wanting.

      I am delighted to note the ongoing activity in the Discworld thread, and if I could just figure out if ( and then how) I can add comments on the app, life would be wonderful.

      Not to say life isn't wonderful. It's fantastic! I would go in to details but suffice to say it would be corny and excessively enthusiastic.

      There. It's not a particularly funny journal, and I don't imagine you really care, but I've been putting off writing it because I hadn't anything good to share. I'd like to be back. Hopefully this time I'll keep up!

      Who am I kidding? I have an exam in a month, so I should be on LoADS.

    • Funny/Embarassing

      9 years ago

      Glod

      So today I'm sitting in the doctor's mess when one of the more senior doctors comes up to me with this huge grin on his face and laughingly informs me that I'm the main topic of conversation up in theatres.

      "Why?" I ask, slightly horrified and running through all the examples of incompetence that I may have displayed over the last week.

      "They're talking about how pretty you are."

      I have been laughing about it all day, but deep down I'm also quite embarrassed... On the plus side, clearly my efforts at looking presentable are paying off.

  • Comments (839)

    • Iddstar

      8 years ago

      Summary: I posted a lot of comics, and I'm now an artist for hire.

      Very little else. Saw some people, went some places, did some things. Meh.

    • bernardblack

      8 years ago

      naww, but then you dont have to do detective work! and we all know how much ye love detective work :P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      Technically, 'gastrointestinal peptides'... Basically hormones. Released following a meal, make us feel full. =) But my supervisor thinks that these particular ones may have a role in causing high blood pressure in obesity. It is very interesting.

      We live in Melbourne... Unfortunately not near Sydney. Why are you coming over? =)

      I would offer to come up to Sydney, but Jarrad and I are going to America at the end of the year, so saving our money for that. I am finishing my Honours degree, I get quite a large holiday... Plus if I decide to stay on and do my PhD, then I wont get anywhere near as much holiday time. We figured now was a good time to go see our friends over there. 6 weeks or so, going all over the place. Looking forward to it.

      I'd like to get across to England one day too... Eventually. =)

    • FJewel

      8 years ago

      Doing graphic design, film suggestions (as I rent from loveFilm), Aloe Vera allergies, stalking, pretty coloured eggs, robotic teachers, NaNoWriMo, losing my marbles, dragons, pain, idiocy of people not pulling over for ambulances, Wispa bars, the USA hates me...

      That's about it really

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

      8 years ago

      yeah I know what you mean... although I'm on here all the time, thanks to work I rarely get the opportunity to actualy DO anything. not any fun.

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

      8 years ago

      hey whats new? been a while.

    • feyd1

      9 years ago

      I'm guessing too much red bull in your profession would be a bad idea... but having a strong coffee just before going to bed seems to help me sleep better, or at least I wake up feeling more refreshed.

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

      9 years ago

      ... ah, it's worth saying here too - Happy Birthday!

      The sun is shining here - I hope it is shining on you too, and bringing the extra happiness out of everyone and everything around you!

      -Peter

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      Thats very true, but I also hoped... against hope that it would accurately capture at least some of the books. I don't know. I know that the last 2 movies are going to be shit now....

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      That's fair enough then. I appear to be lucky enough that my hair is mostly manageable with a cheap cut.

      Well, to be honest, it's more a case that anything is a step up compared to my mum cutting it. Having never had a really good haircut, I don't know what I'm missing. Probably just as well...

    • SirDeeSee

      9 years ago

      I bought "Notes from a Small Island" and "Notes from a Big Country" today.

      I don't know when I'll get round to reading them, though, as I also bought "Friends like these" by Danny Wallace, and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", by Jane Austen and Seth Graheme-Smith.

      Eclectic mix, that.

      Hope you're keeping well. SUNSCREEN!

    • SirDeeSee

      9 years ago

      HEY, LADY!

      Hope you've finally arrived, safe and sound.

      The package arrived yesterday! Why on earth do we bother paying for first class? Thanks muchly, I appreciate it!

    • ElunaNuv

      9 years ago

      AWw too bad, you need to get yourself a camera! Or make sure someone else has one... thats what I do because I always forget mine =_= Well, I am sure you looked stunning *__*

      Yeah, I do my best, but it makes me seem like I am calm about it all (which I am, and I am not at the same time) so then everyone comes and talks to me... wanting me to solve things... Waaah!! Its hard being the "strong" person....

    • ElunaNuv

      9 years ago

      Ooh crazy green make up!?! Did you take pictures!?!? Aww that cute you thought of me *hugs*
      Yeah, I think everything is sorting itself out... I am trying to stay uninvolved..... O_o

      I'll be around <3

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      I found it whilst reading "10 facts you didn't know"

      I knew about 5 actually.

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      Well I beg to differ to as well!

      BURN!!!!!!

      OH RIGHT YOU BURN! in the house of burn!

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      I am not saying that he wrote exciting and provacative but he wrote a good story. A lot better than anything Mills and Boon....

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      ok.... you are very cynical. since when does predictable mean unexciting. I knew what people were doing but it doesn't mean I didn't enjoy reading it anyway.

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      Coming from the girl who reads Mills and Boon

    • luggagegirl

      9 years ago

      I know, just messing ;-)

    • Gecko_12

      9 years ago

      BUT THATS IT!!!
      You can break up mince with them
      and nothing else!
      I can achieve all that and more with a plastic spatula!!!

    • luggagegirl

      9 years ago

      ...I'm and IMPERIAL COLLEGE medic you know...


      Oh gods - there's no hope for any of us. We're DOOMED DOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!

      *wails, rends teeth and gnashes hair*

      *A feat which is definitely worth watching if you ever get the chance*

      :-D

    • AzmoSama

      9 years ago

      I'm sure you're not a beer-gut totting, colourblind, late 30s year old man in three size too small spandex shorts who doesn't even have the decency to shave his legs before baring to the public. . . .
      Only thing that keeps me from cycling is either when I have to get some new parts or douse my bike in WD-40.

    • AzmoSama

      9 years ago

      I don't jog. I can't stand the thought of looking like some of the ponces I see who do.
      I do cycle about five miles (as the crow flies) every other day.

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      You cannot believe how much that made me laugh!

      No, I have a pedometer on my phone... there's also a running one, but I highly doubt I'd be doing any of that.

      It normally takes about 3.8k to walk to work, but today I was lazy and it took me 4k (smaller steps).

      I'm not insane enough to count how many steps I take... yet...

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      He's now 14 months old, if it helps, Glod. And yes, unbearably cute sounds about right as a description - until he kicks off...

    • SirDeeSee

      9 years ago

      They only want me for my clavicles.

      WHEN THE PACKAGE IS THIS PRETTY, NOONE CARES WHAT'S INSIDE!

    • SirDeeSee

      9 years ago

      Good to hear! Let me know when you're done!

    • SirDeeSee

      9 years ago

      *Pssst*

      I was going to text you saying good luck today, but I have this pathological fear of texting people on exam days in case their phone is on by accident and they get thrown out and it's all my fault and they hunt me down and kick my ass. So I didn't.

      Hope it went well, anyway. smiley1.gif

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      Haha, Actually it was warm in the morning an raining at night... quite an amazing thing

      Anway I woke up when I was meant to be picking a friend up so all this is behind time for me. talk later!

      Caio

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      OMG YOU SWORE! that horrible!

      cheers. Don
      t know why i didn't know that already.

      Yeah Directing involves a lot of responsiblity. I don't like it. I don't like it one bit!

    • AzmoSama

      9 years ago

      Well I just remved her administrative privilages, so I don't think she shall. I just hope she doesn't mass all those videos I deleted while I was at it.

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      9 years ago

      Well then maybe I'll just have to find you and make you take me out for a milkshake smiley6.gif

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      9 years ago

      I'll be in London specifically, so don't worry about searching too far, lol.

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      9 years ago

      It's like the delicious love child of Milkshake and Ice Cream.

      Too bad there aren't any in the UK. I have plans to be there in December... would have found my way to one, no matter what.

      [ty]

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      9 years ago

      Problem is: I want a Frosty and fries.

      No other fast food chain will slake that thirst... /cry

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      I dunno which I came across first. I'd seen LFG a lot around the internet, in references and people linking to comic images and such.

      I think I found Least I Could Do whilst surfing for new webcomics to do, and found that hilarious. I then encountered LFG and thought "Heeeeeey, this looks familiar" and when it turned out it was the same writer/artist I got hooked :P

      I think LICD was from a link on Ctrl Alt Del back when I still read it, actually... I forward LICD and LFG around like a lunatic :D

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      Bugger all. Been one of those days where I've done nothing productive. Except food shopping and a music lesson.

      Gonna zip off to bed now. Sleep well, talk to you soon (sorry for the short exchange!)

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      *Sends a plate of cookies*

      What've you been up to lately?

    • AzmoSama

      9 years ago

      Daily psychoanalysis sessions by people on the internet? Nothing creepy about that. At all. Now my bed trying to eat me, that's creepy.

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      Tut Tut Miss Glod

      I am ashamed... ashamed! You being all medical and shiz. :P Ah well, at least you can give yourself treatment after I suppose. >.< Cut out the middle man!

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      There's some chemical in it that makes up some other chemical... I can't remember :P

      I use the spray. The patches never worked, cause they always fell off my leg when walking >.<

      Squishy sofas? The Starbucks up here have got stools and that's about it :P

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      Oh wow, now I wanna try their Hot Choccy!

      And we kept doing experiments in Chemistry making very very strong deep heat... I can't remember what it is though. Methyl Benzoate or something? Memory loss sucks :P

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      I don't do starbucks :P The one nearest to me have a vendetta against those who did NaNoWriMo, so I go to a little backstreet one that does awesome hot chocolates! Tis closer to the train station too :P

      And they're 500mg or whichever ones. Bright pink... all I can remember about them. I had them when I first went to the doc's, and got them again when I went back last year (after first trying anti-migraine things, which gave me lock jaw ((uber eep!)) then I was given the pink Ibuprofen which gave me migraines anyway...). I just use Deep Heat now. It lessens the pain enough so I can walk, just not very well.

      Stinks though.

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I thought that'd be the answer... *sighs*

      Oh well, I'll just try some strong painkillers that don't give me migraines >.<

      You know those bright pink ibuprofen? They're awesome. They make me fall over and I'm so busy trying to get rid of the spots in front of my eyes the pain in my leg goes away!

      I'm not sure that's supposed to happen, but still :P

      And thank you :) How's the neighbour?

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      When I was around 12/13 I pulled my Hamstring quite badly during a PE lesson. The teacher told me to keep doing the exercise (those squat jumps I think) and I ended up in masses of pain for a couple of months after.

      About a year after that, leg still not right, I went to the Doctor's. Turned out it had been frayed quite badly and it had pretty much gone to scar tissue in this one place.

      Now it gives me pain enough to make me scream, especially with fluctuations in temperature or not exercising it for a while.

      My own fault in that I've been doing bugger all lately and recently have been doing a lot more, with no intermediate steps. I don't think they can do anything about it, hence I hope to Gods that teacher rots in hell for being the bitch she was.

      *sighs*

      You're the medical one here, find me a cure and you can own my soul :P

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      It's not boorish, I was just trying to think of something as far away from what he plays as you can get.. It's sad about the speakers if only for that, but other plots could involve 'accidentally' hitting the wall with an item of furniture you are moving, or wiping jam on his door handle.

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      It is indeed a question of Libel.

      I think you might have done a stern lecture.... it is still in my mind.... I feel like a naughty school kid.

    • canon_fodder

      9 years ago

      I was more thinking about that Journal Post you deleted because of the strongness of your reaction to something. The one that was full of anger. haha.

      Actually for some reason I feel like you yelled at me recently.... Which makes me nervous in and of itself. What were you yelling at me for?

      Possibly cause i was late in handing my assignment in?

    • AzmoSama

      9 years ago

      Oh right, I get it mow.
      Volume(Decibels) x Time(Minutes?) = Irritation (Hatreds)?

      Ooh, now I'm just imagining the measurement of one hatred.

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