Thursday, April 28, 2005

Note to self...

Don't try to write a 20 page report on a research topic you know almost nothing about.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Interesting read

Did you know that David Crowder has a blog?!?!?!?

An interesting read....especially if your at all curious regarding how they make CDs!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Another prof quote

This one was just too good to pass up:
"There are some, about half the world, who believe the Y chromosome doesn't code any valuable genes. For them, I will show a Y chromosome map."

My personal favorites include RIF and HUH?

Another pic from baby.

In this one, you can see his leg pulled up by his chest.

Since it's a boy, I get final say on the name (at least that's what Mindy says). Whether it's true or not, that's a lot of faith she's putting in me. I promised her I'd pick a name by tomorrow. So stay tuned....

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

In case.....

you haven't heard:

Baby, meet the world wide web. World wide web, meet the baby.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

What's worse?

a) Getting into an accident with a school bus?
b) Getting into an accident with a cop?
c) All of the above?

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Amazing Medical Breakthrough!!!!

Chocolate cures cancer!!!! And since cancer is now the #1 killer in America, we should all undergo some preventive treatment...

So, I have a prof quote for today:
"Most scientists will tell you there are no central, 'absolute' laws governing biology like that of chemistry or physics. But, I have found one: All bleeding stops eventually."

Friday, April 15, 2005

Cable TV

From the week we moved to Tucson until yesterday (over 9 months now), I could watch Comedy Central, TBS, ESPN, the History Channel, and lots of other fun channels to watch (and with the word fun, I emphasize the History Channel). Turns out, we've been paying for basic cable, but were getting "classic cable".

Who would pay $18 for these stupid channels?

Thursday, April 14, 2005


Something Awful did a bit on jokes with realistic endings:

What do you get when you cross a chicken with a centipede?
A media circus about the debate over the morals and ethics of genetic engineering.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

My mom goes to college

The state of Idaho put forth a bill because they like Napoleon Dynamite. Get this:

...we commend Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City of Preston for showcasing the positive aspects of Idaho's youth, rural culture, education system, athletics, economic prosperity and diversity.

After watching the movie (at least 3 times), I was still not aware that there were positive aspects to Idaho.

He's back

On Sunday Senator Kerry came out saying Republicans were using intimidation techniques to keep Dems from voting. He's quoted saying:
"Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday."
I find this funny for two reasons:
1) The Onion ran "Republicans Urge Minorities To Get Out and Vote on Nov. 3" (Wed) on October 27th. (For those not in the know, The Onion is purely satire)
2) Democrat and comedian Al Franken pulled same joke for Republicans just prior to the 2000 election:
"If your friends say I'm voting for Bush, just remind them of the rule change. That Republicans get to vote on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Democrats vote on Tuesday and Republicans on Wednesday."
A week & a half earlier and it would have made a great April Fools joke!!!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Lab work

A grad student, a post-doc, and a professor are walking through a city park and they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke.

The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll give each of you just one."

"Me first! Me first!" says the grad student. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat with a gorgeous woman who sunbathes topless." Poof! He's gone.

"Me next! Me next!" says the post-doc. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with a professional hula dancer on one side and a Mai Tai on the other." Poof! He's gone.

"You're next," the Genie says to the professor.

The professor says, "I want those guys back in the lab after lunch."

Friday, April 08, 2005

A little more Brownian

Attention Star Wars fans: If your going to make an idiot of yourself and line up 7 weeks early for the premiere, try to limit the idiocy by lining up at the correct theatre.

The "chiefs" of Google have agreed to work for $1 a year. I've heard of CEOs doing this before, but never when the company was doing well. I guess it helps when you're worth $7.1 billion. OK...I'll make you a deal - I'll only require being worth $1 billion to work for $1 a year. Of course, the $1 billion figure is negotiable.

Tired of the bar scene? In my mind it would take a lonely piece of white-trash to frequent Walmart looking for dates. In other news: Germany is full of lonely white-trash. On a side note, could you imagine being the couple that met at Walmart? I'd be more proud to announce I met my wife the sample place Dad & Christine met ('s a bit of a story).

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Lab Home

In case you haven't heard yet, I asked Dr. Trouard if I could join his lab, and he said yes!! His research is focused on developing new MRI technologies and applying them to medical applications.

I'd tell ya the specific project I'm working on, but you probably wouldn't read it anyway. (I know I wouldn't)

Sunday, April 03, 2005


I "auditioned" for one of the worship bands at the church we've been attending. Let me to elaborate: Assemble all of the current band members on stage fully set up, then allow all of the potential members set up next to them. Finally, have all people on stage play at the same time. In all, there were 6 guitars, 4 female singers along with the occasional drummer and bass player. And I thought practices at Grace were bad.....oh my!

In contrast to my Fridays (see previous post), I enjoy my Mondays. It's a nice way to ease into the week. Class at 9am, and 2 seminars at 1pm and 2pm (seminars are easy, you just go listen to some guy/girl talk about their research for an hour). If only I didn't have that Pathology on Tuesday to look forward to.

Maybe I should be more optimistic - at least I don't have this teacher.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Just one of those days

Now, for most people Friday is a day of celebration. It's the last day of the week, or the first day of the weekend depending upon your work/class schedule. However, every Friday afternoon I have pathology lab - 3 hours of looking into a microscope. Don't get me wrong - I'm a visual learner, but there is only so much learning I can do in one sitting. That's what I get for going to grad school.

On the baby front: We're gonna find out whether our baby will be a boy or a girl on April 20th. I'll keep you posted as the situation unfolds.

Have you ever wondered what water on Mars would look like? Wonder no more.