Dec. 10th, 2007


Dec. 10th, 2007 04:20 pm
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Finally updating. The term is almost over so now I have a bit of time on my hands. Christmas presents have been sent out, I've given [ profile] terwashere and [ profile] witmanfade theirs, I have presents ready to give to [ profile] shinjuki71, [ profile] mr_utopia_man, and [ profile] nanao, and all the family's taken care of. I don't think I'll do cards this year, I but I'll send them to anyone who's sent me one if I haven't already sent them a present.

I am now working and the Century 16 theater by Cedar Hills crossing, which is the main reason why I've been so busy lately. 30 hours of work a week and school does give me much time to do anything else. I'll eventually catch up with my friends list and e-mails, but it may take a while.

I finally finished watching Blood+. I had some time last week of Thursday, so I sat and watched the last 10 episodes. Yes, I could have been doing other things, but the ball really gets rolling and it's hard to stop.

Cut for spoilers )

I have now started a series called Moyashimon which I found out about through [ profile] nenena. The series follows Tadayasu Sawaki, a first-year college student at an agricultural university, who has a unique ability to see and communicate with micro-organisms and bacteria. It's funny and educational at the same time. My favorite microbe so far is Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is in the icon I'm using.

It's funny, the more I think about Sawaki, the more I'm reminded of Paul Ehrlich. I remember him most for coming up with interesting theories about the microscopic, that could not be confirmed by any microscope at the time, and describing them often by drawing out almost comical pictures of them.

Cut for a long passage )

Speaking of microbes, I was at OMSI recently for my dad's company Christmas party and in the gift shop they had a bin full of GIANTmicrobes for $4 each! These had been sitting there for a few months and very picked over so everything had been marked down. I was able to pick up Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis C, Flesh Eating, and two Red Blood Cells, one for me and one for the Red Cross where I volunteer. They now reside with Black Death, Ebola, and E. coli from [ profile] mr_utopia_man on my manga bookshelf.

That's all I can think of to mention right now. I hope everyone's doing well.


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