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25 December 2006 @ 07:57 pm
Just want to wish everyone, wherever you are, and whomever you're with, a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays. Hope y'all have a wonderful day :)
Current Location: My couch
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: The Panel - Christmas Wrap on TV
28 September 2006 @ 01:42 pm
A very happy birthday to laura27md

and miss_andromache

Hope you both had a wonderful day :)
Current Location: My Office
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: Staplers
11 August 2006 @ 06:01 pm
Ugh, have been feeling awful most of this week.

I actually ended up in hospital on Tuesday night, because I couldn't stop throwing up. Let me tell you, every half an hour for three hours really isn't pleasant. Luckily they gave me a shot to stop it, because by then I was feeling really, really awful. I ended up in the waiting room for four hours, and even after that they told me I still might have to wait another two hours before I saw a doctor, and since I felt fine I just left. Gotta love our healthcare system sometimes.

I'm feeling better, at least my supervisor has told me I no longer look like death, which is encouraging. Although now I'm still coughing all the time, and I'm losing my voice. I have to be at uni all weekend as well, but as long as I don't have to speak to anyone I'll probably be OK.

Hope everyone who's flying at the moment gets where they're going safely.
Current Location: My chair
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: The news
06 August 2006 @ 06:40 pm
Apologies, I know I promised a pic!spam, but I've been SO busy this week. So I will definitely try and post the pics tomorrow. But I must wish a very

Happy Birthday to the wonderful marcasite

Hope you had a great day :)

Current Location: My Couch
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Silence
24 April 2006 @ 09:13 pm
Thanks to everyone for their good wishes, I'm sure they helped. I dried out the computer all weekend, and this afternoon, to my great joy it booted up just fine. *does happy dance* And oddly it now has a lovely odour, since the tea I spilled was strawberry and mango.

It also looks like I got accepted to go to the conference in Colorado. It hasn't been finalised, but the organiser e mailed me, so everything's looking good. *is excited*
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Cold Case on the TV
20 April 2006 @ 04:45 pm
Me and computers really don't get along. After spilling lemonade on my last laptop I finally broke it by dropping it. From about 5 feet in the air. And no, not on purpose.

I got a new shiny laptop that I use both at uni and home, i.e. it has all my experimental data, as well as all my music, TV shows etc. So today I felt that just to shake things up I would pour a whole cup of tea onto it.

Yep, *insert 'I am an idiot' here*.

I'm under instruction from the IT guys not to turn it on until Monday to make sure it's fully dried out, then it's fingers crossed as to whether or not it will actually turn on. So I'm without a computer until Monday.

I should be able to use someone elses at uni, but I don't know what I'm going to do all weekend. *is already in computer withdrawl*
Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: Computers humming
07 April 2006 @ 08:57 pm

I think I want to die.

I taught for 7 hours on Monday

I taught for 3 hours on Tuesday, and did 6 hours of experiments

I taught for 3 hours on Wednesday and did 4 hours of experiments

I taught 4 hours on Thursday and did 2 hours of experiments.

I did 4 hours of experiments today (Friday) and just couldn't take it anymore. I just wanted to crawl under my doona and not come out for a week.

Did I mention I have to give 7 tutorials next week?...............And teach and do experiments.

Kill me now. 

cutting_rm_flr  I am a bad friend, I haven't even read chapter 3 yet  *is shamed*

Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
Current Music: Football on the TV
04 April 2006 @ 01:22 pm

Cause I got tagged by marcasite and oddlyfamiliar, and this sounded kinda fun.

Pick 10 of your favorite movie, book and other quotes and post them in your journal
As people guess them, cross them off and credit who guessed them.
Tag 5 people to do the meme. 
NB - These are all TV quotes - except one!

ETA: Just one lone quote left - this one is for any Billy Petersen fans!

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Air conditioner
02 February 2006 @ 11:28 am

A semi-meme inspired by idreamedmusic's list of top ten CSI eps. So here are mine.

  1. Butterflied (so many reasons!)
  2. Hunger Artist (symmetry! - and I love Grissom's voice over at the end)
  3. Scooba-Doobie-Doo (chalk! and I like the whole scuba-diver in a tree story too)
  4. Nesting Dolls (Sara-backstory - and the first CSI I saw in the US!)
  5. Homebodies (Very sad ep - a really heavy casefile, but one that made you really feel for the victim - the last scene: heartbreaking)
  6. Committed (Liked the setting - very creepy, even if the whole clay-pot-conversation was a bit far fetched)
  7. Jackpot (Grissom+jeans=a good hour of TV)
  8. Bloodlines (another sad ep - the whole concept that blindly following the evidence can result in tragedy. Also the last scene)
  9. Play with Fire ('honey - this doesn't look good'. Plus a big explosion is always entertaining).
  10. Lady Heather's Box (I'm not afraid to admit I liked this ep - and I'm by no means a G/LH shipper).

Honourable mentions.....Blood Drops, Chaos Theory (as IDM said - cool casefile), IE ('pin me down') and SL&L (I'm sure there's more!)

Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Catatonia - Road Rage
19 January 2006 @ 08:10 pm
It was my first week back in the lab last week, after three weeks off over xmas, and to put it mildly, it was a complete and unmitigated disaster. I managed to screw up my experiment not once, but three times. And this Monday I also managed to break a rather expensive piece of equipment - worse because that particular piece of equipment belongs to another lab.

After that start to the week (?year), my morale was (understandably) pretty low. Then I realised that it has been a year since I gave my paper to my supervisor to look over/edit. My supervisor is pretty laid back, and most of the time I can handle that. He leaves me to my own devices, and lets me do the research I want. But it doesn't really improve my desire to do the work when it has been a year, and he still hasn't managed to put my paper together. He often tells me he feels guilty about it, but that's not really going to result in my paper being finished.

It doesn't really help that I'm the only person in the lab at the moment, so it's quiet and lonely, and I really just don't have any desire to be there. To that end, I ended up staying home today, and I felt a hell of a lot better for it. I did some cooking (something I never get to do when I spend 10+ hours a day in the lab) caught up on reading some fic, and generally relaxed. Now I think I'm ready to go and do some work - and I'd better be, I've only got the best part of a week to put a conference poster together. Eep *is scared*
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: Australian Open tennis on the TV