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08 September 2006 @ 09:22 am
OK. DragonCon was THE SHIT. More on that when I get a chance to type a long post. But I just read this at work and WTF Like these ppl need to straighten out their priorties or something. I mean come on California has much bigger problems than this.

Relative to Pluto's planetary status.


WHEREAS, Recent astronomical discoveries, including Pluto's oblong orbit and the sighting of a slightly larger Kuiper Belt object, have led astronomers to question the planetary status of Pluto; and

WHEREAS, The mean-spirited International Astronomical Union decided on August 24, 2006, to disrespect Pluto by stripping Pluto of its planetary status and reclassifying it as a lowly dwarf planet; and

WHEREAS, Pluto was discovered in 1930 by an American, Clyde Tombaugh, at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, and this discovery resulted in millions of Californians being taught that Pluto was the ninth planet in the solar system; and

WHEREAS, Pluto, named after the Roman God of the underworld and affectionately sharing the name of California's most famous animated dog, has a special connection to California history and culture; and

WHEREAS, Downgrading Pluto's status will cause psychological harm to some Californians who question their place in the universe and worry about the instability of universal constants; and

WHEREAS, The deletion of Pluto as a planet renders millions of text books, museum displays, and children's refrigerator art projects obsolete, and represents a substantial unfunded mandate that must be paid by dwindling Proposition 98 education funds, thereby harming California's children and widening its budget deficits; and

WHEREAS, The deletion of Pluto as a planet is a hasty, ill-considered scientific heresy similar to questioning the Copernican theory, drawing maps of a round world, and proving the existence of the time and space continuum; and

WHEREAS, The downgrading of Pluto reduces the number of planets available for legislative leaders to hide redistricting legislation and other inconvenient political reform measures; and

WHEREAS, The California Legislature, in the closing days of the 2005-06 session, has been considering few matters important to the future of California, and the status of Pluto takes precedence and is worthy of this body's immediate attention; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly hereby condemns the International Astronomical Union's decision to strip Pluto of its planetary status for its tremendous impact on the people of California and the state's long term fiscal health; and be it further

Resolved, That the Assembly Clerk shall send a copy of the resolution to the International Astronomical Union and to any Californian who, believing that his or her legislator is addressing the problems that threaten the future of the Golden State, requests a copy of the resolution.

This text is available on the California Legislature website: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_36_bill_20060824_introduced.pdf
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: The hum of the thermocyclers
03 August 2006 @ 11:25 am
Just as suddenly as we became overloaded with samples the past few months, our workload has shrunk. I've spent most of the week with pretty much nothing to do...spending my time catching up with astronomy news and doing physics. *shrugs* It passes the time, but I wish I could get some 'real' work done. I'm being allowed to train myself in two new extractions, which I find quite interesting. All the huffing and puffing they make about having everything officially done and the paperwork flying out of our asses; and the manager is just like here read the SOP and do it. Fine by me.
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: boredbored
27 July 2006 @ 12:47 pm
I just had the strangest craving at work:

Olive Loaf

I havent had olive loaf since grade school...
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: apatheticReady to go Home
25 July 2006 @ 09:51 am
Yesterday one of my coworkers kept smelling this sweet fruity melony scent, he figured it was one of the girls' lotion. So he walked around the lab sniffing every single one of us before realizing that it was his own deordorant he was smelling. HAHA Thats what happens when you quit cigarettes, you get your sense of smell back.

On a different note I have a new appreciation for kimono makers. I finally sat down Sunday and stitched my kimono together and it quite literally took ALL DAY. And I used a sewing machine for most of it. I dont want to think how long it would have taken by hand.
16 July 2006 @ 01:05 pm
I tend to return here when I have something to rant about.

But I'm not going to rant.

I'll just say this. I've been busy. We've had to major recordbreaking months at work.
Translation: We've been getting a lot of fucking samples.

Dont believe me. Then why am I here on a sunday catching up with the rushes cause 57 rush samples came in friday AFTERNOON. And thats just from one company.

I've also been doing some major costuming for dragoncon, which, is turning out well.

To those of you who've tried to keep up with me..or at least bothered ever so often. Sorry I havent been around. I'll try (harder this time) to log in more.
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Heavy Metal 2000 Soundtrak
14 June 2006 @ 01:51 pm
Lets see...

I sliced my hand open on a can Monday. Its not really bad, its just that I work in gloves all day long.

Almost hit a pickup truck yesterday, cause I took my eyes off the road itself to read a roadsign. Go figure.

I was tired all day yesterday and I dont know why. But I'm not so today which is good cause we're buried in rush samples at work.

Speaking of which thats mostly all I've been doing still. I might go out this weekend; go see a few friends I havent seen in a good couple of weeks.

I know, what an exciting life.
Current Mood: blahblah
08 June 2006 @ 11:55 am
Yes, they have energy gel now. And we got samples in, and of course one of the lab guys had to try it. Apparently it taste like chalky carboard but slightly sweet and it feels like a packet of snot wrapped in foil. Whats next?
06 June 2006 @ 11:29 am
Now, I havent been around because I've been working, working, and working more. I want to save up some money (yeah right) and it doesnt help that $400/mo is sucked out of my check between taxes and benefits. While another $400 goes to gas alone. So this friday's check has 82+ regular hrs 11 overtime hours plus 8Hrs holiday pay from memorial day and another 8hrs cause boss saw I was busting ass and decided to give me a bonus.

I have a little bit of debt to pay off and I'm putting all my extra money towards that...however I'm getting bitched at almost daily cause I'm not saving and putting all my extra money towards my bills. Lets break this down. It is physically impossible to put ALL of my extra money to bills and save ALL of my extra money. It has to be all of one or the other or some of both...but it CANNOT be all of both. I dont see how you cant grasp this simple concept.

I still really want that furisode (kimono). And I could afford it. But should I?

And the girls in the labe were talking about online dating and how'd they never do that cause if they're that desparate they dont want the other person to be that desparate? Now, I admit I've had my share of freaks, weirdos, and pervs try to talk to me online. But I've also met some really cool highly intelligent ppl that otherwise I would never have known. But past my personal experience, isnt it like 70% of Americans tried online dating?

I guess this is one of the many things that makes me a freak in the eyes of my coworkers.
Along with:

I'm bisexual(why choose?)
I'm a sci-fi/fantasy fan
I have a tongue ring
I like black
I'm not christian...along with I dont go to church
I smoke pot (btw if anyone knows how to get ahold of some between New ORleans and Baton Rouge PLEASE let me know.)
I dont like coffee
I dont like to suntan
....and more I cant think of atm.
Current Mood: tiredtired
After the not so great weekend I just went to work, came home, slept. The usual blah. Wednesday night a friend of mine was like "Hey, come to MobiCon with me and I'll pay your way."

Hell Yeah

So...I spend Friday (while getting paid) Sat and Sun in costume with a bunch of other Sci-Fi/Fan freaks gaming and partying our asses off. I ran into some ppl I know that had fallen off the face of the planet and some more ppl that went to every con years ago....and are still around. Plus I watched the guys (and gals) strip down at the 'slave auction' and as per tradition had the guest animie artist draw on my boobs. (Yeah boob art!) Grabbed soem random asses and got some random kisses. And two gay guys that wished I were male....I told them I had toys.

I hadnt been to a con in years and had forgotten how much fucking fun they are. So on that note I'm putting in overtime at work now to save up for Dragon Con.
Current Mood: tiredtired
14 May 2006 @ 09:04 am
The joys start early friday while still at work after I just took the time to exactly pipette mircroliters into my flouremetry plate and have everything set up...come to pick up my paperwork and my plate slides off the table onto the floor. Dye and DNA everywheres. Between having to clean up the mess and redoing the plate, I'm put a half an hour behind and its already 1:30 and I still hadnt had any food other than a yogurt at 7am.

So, someone's been flirting with me for oh about the past month and a half and also continually prodding to see me. So I finally let them come and visit. Probabbly not the best of choices. Not even five minutes after meeting up, they wont take their hands off. Which ok I'm all good and fine with that, havent had any in quite a while; and I knew they came to visit for one thing and one thing only: sex. As much as they would deny it to my face, I knew better. But if you're going to boast and carry on how you're the best and whatever...at least be decent. Learn to touch the body of the other sex and not just think of yourself. That being said other than the time laying down in bed, it was alright I guess. We went out to eat, saw a movie. And of course, getting back to the bed was on their mind. And then either they were telling the truth that they really did get an email and had to leave to set some samples up in the lab and didnt have faith in the other person to do it properly, or they came to the same conclusion that this, whatever it was, was not going to go anywheres at all. In all honesty I got a bit bored...I mean drive for 5 hrs to lay around and watch TV? Random stupid things and sounds flashing across a screen to mesmorize you? A) You can do that at home B) I dont even like TV. Oh and about this whole leaving thing...why the fuck do you leave in the middle of the night? Whatever. GO. Good luck. Have fun.

And it gets even better. I was hanging with some friends for a few hours before my visitor came. Well, my pipe has disappeared somewhere in their house. I'm not overly worried cause I know it'll turn up. But I really like that little pipe. And that friend skipped out of town to go party yesterday which is all good I guess, I caught up with their roomate during the day and they were all into me coming over after my visitor left and us hittin the bottle. So ok cool... We turn in the hotel key and I head over to my friends with a bottle of rum...only to repeatedly bang on the door and NO ANSWER. So now its the middle of the night. I have not hotel room, and those friends arent answering...so like where the hell am I going to sleep? I decide to drop in on another friend. Thankfully they, half conscious, answer the door and is like "hey how is?" me: "Its been shitty, I need a place to crash."

Beautiful weekend.
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