Spring Semester 2010:
* Teaching: Fundamentals of Microbiology - MW 12:00-2:40p
Medical Microbiology - TR 2:00-3:15p
Colloquium in Cell and Molecular Biology - R 3:30-4:30p
Thesis Research - Identification of T Cell Subsets and Immune Response in Colon Cancer Using Immunofluorescence - FOREVER AND EVER
Old Journal Entries
Or rather, entries from the old journal, as it were...
- An open letter to the College. (August 27, 2006)
- Untitled. (July 16, 2006)
- Haunted (Part One) (May 29, 2006)
- Are we growing up, or just going down? (May 3, 2006)
- I had a dream... (March 19, 2006)
- ... (March 14, 2006)
- Enjoy it while it lasts. (September 12, 2005)
- Scene: 3:27 AM. (September 3, 2005)
- Untitled. (July 26, 2005)
Psst... if you're looking for the academic writings I used to have here, head to my Reading Room.
- The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
- Son of Rambow (2007)
- 大紅燈籠高高掛 / Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà [Raise the Red Lantern] (1991)
- Au revoir, les enfants (1987)
- Chalk (2006)
- Le Samouraï (1967)
- Empire Records (1995)
- The Bank Job (2008)
- Le Quatre cents coups [The 400 Blows] (1959)
- Love and Other Disasters (2006)
- Friends and Family (2001)
- Sugar [unrated] (2004)
- The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
- Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
- Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
- Death Note [anime] (2006)
- Battle Royale (2000)
- Le scaphandre et le papillon [The Diving Bell and the Butterfly] (2007)
- Extras, Series 2 (2005)
- Extras, Series 1 (2005)
- Shelter (2007)
- Metropolis (1927)
- Cashback (2006)
- Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay [Unrated] (2008)
- The Catherine Tate Show, Series 2 (2005)
- The Catherine Tate Show, Series 1 (2004)
- Tokyo monogatari [Tokyo Story] (1953)
- Akira (1988)
- Habuah [The Bubble] (2006)
- Prime Suspect 4, including:
- The Lost Child (1995)
- Inner Circles (1995)
- Scent of Darkness (1995)
- Like Minds [USA: Murderous Intent] (2006)
- La Strada (1954)
- Black Orpheus (1959)
- Le Notti di Cabiria [Nights of Cabiria] (1957)
- Cleo de cinq a sept [Cleo from 5 to 7] (1962)
- Det Sjunde Inseglet [The Seventh Seal] (1957)
- Prime Suspect 3 (1994)
- Funny Face (1957)
- Lalechet Al Ha'mayim [Walk on Water] (2004)
- Charade (1963)
- Yossi & Jagger (2002)
- Mists of Avalon (2001)
- Blow Up (1966)
The *New* Reading List
Since June 2006...
- The Dead Emcee Scrolls by Saul Williams [61.3%]
- Junk Science: An Overdue Indictment of Government, Industry, and Faith Groups that Twist Science for Their Own Gain by Dan Agin, Ph.D. [64.4%]
- 1984 by George Orwell [18.8%]
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 5:42 pm
You're in bed.
You're on a beach.
Look at your man.
Now back to them.
It's Jensen going down on Jared.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 12:15 pm
We stayed up until 6 in the morning telling each other things we had never told anyone else.
I completely trust him with my deepest, darkest secrets and he trusts me as well.
Call it anything you want, but I'm going to call it unadulterated love.
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:01 am
I only have a vague notion of what the hell's happening to me and it scares me a little bit.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
He's perfect with all of his imperfections. He accepts my flaws and extols my strengths. He always manages to bring me up when no one else can even come close to helping me when I'm down. He balances out my brand of crazy with his own. He indulges me when I'm being silly/stupid/immature and takes me seriously when I'm on the verge of collapse.
Why can't he just be gay for me?
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 4:24 pm
I successfully proposed my thesis and have now officially been advanced to candidacy for the Master's degree in cell and molecular biology.
I cried afterward because I felt like I didn't do my best, but I apparently did very well nonetheless.
I need to stop holding myself to such impossibly high standards.
Whatever. It's time to take a deep breath for the next few weeks before a conference abstract and a Sigma Xi GIAR application are due.
This weekend, I'm going to sleep so. Fucking. Well.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 12:31 am
Stress levels at maximum.
Thesis proposal--full steam ahead.
I think my brain is dying.
No, I guess that proves that my brain is dead.
This does not bode well.
Thursday, July 8, 2010 @ 9:50 am
I found this on a friend's blog so I decided to repost it here:
What the Bible Says - And Doesn't Say - About Homosexuality
As incredibly well-written, well-reasoned, and well-laid-out the pamphlet is, I find it hard to believe (call it the cynic in me) that those who need to understand it the most will be swayed at all by that logic... especially since--as in the case of mothers sometimes--you can't argue with a non-logical person. It's... unfortunate, to say the least. And as a gay Catholic, it's personally very distressing.
The entire thing is structured on the following eight premises:
1. "Most people have not carefully and prayerfully researched the biblical texts often used to condemn God's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children."
I think special attention should be paid to premise number 7--especially the part where it says, "Love one another." Because most of us forget that the major focus of the overwhelming majority of the world's religions (as well as the focus of people who choose to opt out of those religions) is to treat others with kindness, love, and respect. It's universal.
Anyway, it's a pretty good read. And I highly recommend you keep it in your repertoire of things to cite or point people towards when you run into one of those Bible-(mis?)quoting zealots and you become frustrated by how blinded by their "faith" they are on the point of homosexuality. Even if, as I said before, they might not be receptive to it.