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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.
Rented DVDs

- The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
- Son of Rambow (2007)
- 大紅燈籠高高掛 / D� H�ng Dēngl�ng Gāogāo Gu� [Raise the Red Lantern] (1991)
- Au revoir, les enfants (1987)
- Chalk (2006)
- Le Samoura� (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...

- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
- Travesties by Tom Stoppard
- The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
- The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
- Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
- The History Boys by Alan Bennett
- The Dark Child by Camara Laye
- Movie-Made America by Robert Sklar
- Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
- Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk
- Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Dead Emcee Scrolls by Saul Williams [61.3%]
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- 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%]
- So Yesterday by Scott Westerfield
- Lucky Wander Boy by D.B. Weiss
- The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
- Doctor Who: The Key to Time: A Year-by-Year Record by Peter Haining
- Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Rhonda Wilcox
- When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- 1984 by George Orwell [18.8%]
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
- Intuition by Allegra Goodman
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd (Yes, I realize it's a graphic novel but it still fucking counts!)
So THAT'S where all the people reading this come from...
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 @ 5:26 pm
We went over the tests in class after we handed them in for grading.

It was then I realized just how incredibly fucked I was.

At least I can find solace in the fact that since so many people were fucked over by the same problem, it (or something very much like it) will appear again in the final.

Then I shall have my revenge!

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Good riddance!
Monday, February 4, 2008 @ 4:13 pm
So my mom, in all of her snooping glory, went into my cousins room and found a change of address form.

Hopefully that means they're planning to move out.

I guess they didn't like paying a paltry $350/month to live here. (On the market, that's at LEAST a $800/month room.) My cousin can shove it up her ass, though. She's lived here rent-free long enough, and she doesn't treat my mom with respect.

She's a fucking stranger here.

So good fucking riddance--to you and your pig sty of a room, to your two (LONG) showers a day bullshit (An aside: what the fuck do you even do all day that warrants two showers? You don't even have a job!), and to your disrespectful attitude and sense of self-entitlement!

But we still want that $350 you owe us for January, and the $350 you will owe us for February. Because that water and electricity you use doesn't come cheap.

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An auspicious start to the week.
Monday, February 4, 2008 @ 11:43 am
I went downstairs to complete a 1% NO gas reduction experiment and in the process I managed to break a magnetic stirrer.

No big deal, except that those things cost like $150-200.

Boo, lab equipment.

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Sunday, February 3, 2008 @ 7:05 pm
As much as I root for the underdog much of the time, I really, REALLY wanted the Patriots to win because they deserve it.

I think I take it personally because back in 8th grade, I was going to have a repeat of winning the Geography Bee until some 6th grader won on the last question because the 6th graders were given the questions to the competition beforehand. I deserved to win, but I was robbed.

Ever since then, I have had this worldview that certain people (or teams in this case) deserve to win based on their past experiences. I know people don't always get what they deserve, but I really hate it when people say that no one actually deserves anything in this world. People who work the hardest and get good results actually DO deserve to be recognized as the best, but as luck would have it, it doesn't always work out that way.

I have come to terms that the world is random like that; I accept the fact that it happens that way. But I don't have to like it.

Not at all.

EDIT: Okay. I have calmed down and regained some semblance of rationality.

I have concluded that I am just a big fucking baby.

Whatever. I still want to vomit all over the TV. But I think I'll opt not to because the TV is so big and pretty and high-definition-y and I don't want to ruin that.

So instead, I'll take my frustration out on a video game or something.

Or perhaps I'll just pee really aggressively into the toilet bowl, because I really need to go RIGHT. NOW.

SECOND EDIT: Even though his team lost, I still want to do naughty things to Tom Brady.

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Alright, alright...
Sunday, February 3, 2008 @ 8:57 am

Unless tomorrow's the day.

I shall clear my mind by practicing the piano piece I will have to play for my midterm.

And then... DOWN TO WORK!

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Saturday, February 2, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
I wish the mall near my house would just DIE.

Maybe then I could get home on weekends from school in less than 45 minutes. (The whole trip should only take 20.)

Why do people even like that mall, anyway? The retailers there aren't even that great.

Pain in my ass!

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What a mess...
Friday, February 1, 2008 @ 10:54 pm
So I'm trying to clean up my room because I'm tired of looking around at the mess. It got to the point where it was more a distraction than anything and nothing of import (e.g. physics homework, my grad school statements) was getting done in a timely fashion.

So, instead of trying to work on those things, I'd decided to clean up, except that this is an even bigger distraction, and it actually seems like a bigger mess than what I started with.

It's getting to the point of the evening where I'm not sure whether to continue to completion or just sweep the old magazines, piles of papers, and random books off of my bed and call it a night. At least I don't have to be anywhere until 11:00 tomorrow morning so I guess whenever I decide to go to bed, I'll have a full night's sleep anyway.

Decisions, decisions.

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Valentine's Day.
Wednesday. 1.30.08 9:23 pm
Reading LostSoul13's entry where she mentioned Valentine's Day reminded me of something I absolutely LOVE:

Ze Frank--marry me.

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