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Pictures from this past week! May 28, 2007

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I have a couple here right now, and hopefully I’ll add a couple more later on.

Here is the bass Brandon caught is a pond at a winery… while we were winery touring… He asked the owners if he could fish there and then ran back to the car to get the fly-rod. hehe

Brandon’s bass
Hand belongs to B’s daddy.

Now, this is our girl Sole trying to sunbathe in the living room… and then posing for the camera.Sunbathing dog


It’s a Conspiracy May 23, 2007

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I presented a poster on my work, Monday, at a symposium here on campus. There was a competition for the posters and the 1st through 3rd place winners included 2 people from the symposium chair professor’s group, and one which the previous day had been a speaker at the symposium. Rena and I agree: there’s some politic-ing going on around here. :o(

THEN whoever took down and rolled up my poster after it was all over put a big rip in the bottom and got the other end all dirty and wrinkled! Basically it looked like a monkey took care of my poster. Anyway, there are different dimensions required for the next conference and I have some new data, so I have to go ahead and design a new one… otherwise, I’d be ticked.

Puerto Rico is a fun, fun game. :o)

The Pursuit of Happyness was a good, good movie. :o)

That is all.


Random late night post May 12, 2007

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I just flipped by the Comedy Central special with Demetri Martin. It’s late and I’m tired, so my memory is a little fuzzy. Therefore, my next quote will be a paraphrase. .. So as I paused on Comedy Central Demetri Martin said something to the effect of: “I like arts and crafts… and I like to use glitter. But the thing about glitter is you have to be prepared that when you work with glitter it will stay with you forever. glitter is the herpes of arts and crafts.

SORRY if that turns out to be a you-had-to-be-there type funny.

I’m going to bed, just after I put in this lovely little baby flashback:Sole flash back

Ah yes, the days when their heads are too big for their bodies… so cute. :o)


I just smelled a smell… May 9, 2007

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That was of a perfumery nature and reminded me of my mom and the NC art museum…?

What have you smelled lately that reminded you of something pleasantly random?

Note: current songs –> Trainwreck by Mat Kearney, Need You Tonight by INXS, and I Need You by The Normals



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I have been putting together what my adviser terms as ‘the 1st chapter of my thesis.’ In my opinion it’s about 2/3 of what it should contain. But he made the outline, so that opinion is a moot point. It’s been nice to get into the library and smell the old books and focus. (evidence of being a nerd starts with many things, one of them being an enjoyment of the smell of old books). I am not currently reading anything for leisure (in order to get real work done), but I did just finish reading Piercing the Darkness, which was very good. AND… I have my only final tomorrow on statistics, which I’m about to get back to studying. I will present a poster on my research at a symposium here on campus on the 21st. All 4 of the ‘rents will come up and hopefully without classes I’ll have some free time for them!

I found Amanda’s Joe Boxer eraser… I am hoping this will give me ‘luck’ in the final days of the semester. :o) I know it was good to have my last semester of undergrad!

Current prayer foci:

Juannita and Kalamu, our Compassion children; the construction workers on the buildings as I walk to school (they are up very high); the relationships of my young married/engaged friends; and old friends


Fashion April 25, 2007

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I electrospun some PEI on a scarf for filtration, “fashionable filtration.” And Rena made the coat fabric, which is coated with metal nanoparticles, making the fabric antibacterial. Isn’t fashion fun?? And now geared especially for hypochondriacs!

Bandita with a Bandana Antibacterial Outfit

Note: We helped prepare the fabric, but we in no way made the outfit. That credit goes to apparel design senior Olivia Ong. Good Work!

(Gold lam`e tights: not antibacterial)

The hood is so Darth Maul/Evil Emperor’s girlfriend, and with the tights: it’s like Star Wars set in the 80’s…

Hoodie Jacket



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From one of the top wordpress blogs these days (ICANHASCHEEZBURGER).

There’s all kinds of aminals here, so keep looking ’til you LOL!

SkotchWut?Killed It!

I know I get those last two faces from a certain “you know who.”