Monthly Archives: November 2011
Graphic Design/Collage work from a couple years ago
Everyone’s always saying the dot-com bubble burst a long time ago, but that doesn’t stop everyone from wanting one! It turns out, for $25 a year, you can get yourself your very own dot com to call home… how cozy!
Enough mushy stuff, welcome to the new and improved SPINAL TAPPED. Sassy and under-read as usual, I’m here to spice up the lives of anyone who reads… yeah, hi Mom… If you’re new to the scene (hi, everyone except Mom), I’m:
2. One of 400,000 US citizens with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
3. A lover of lists
4. A college student!
5. Here to party. Just kidding.
If you have MS, if you love me, if you love someone who has MS, feel free to read when you feel like it, follow the blog, email me, or whatever you want Nice to meet you!
2 minutes left in my work shift
16 hours until my shuttle leaves campus
28 hours until my last train arrives in Harrisburg
28.75 hours until I’m in my house
2 brothers to hug
2-6 old friends that I’m excited to see
1 paper to write
3 exams to study for
1 day of MRIs in Baltimore
1 Thanksgiving dinner to eat
6 pets to cuddle
1 Thanksgiving break
Ew, why is there a guest prof discussing drosophila?
Wait, why is our classroom suddenly full of drosophila?
Why am I holding a container of drosophila larvae?
Here, dude in front of me, why don’t you hold this larvae.
Ah, a slideshow, cool beans
Zoning out…. yay thanksgiving break starts in like 4 hours for me!
I wonder what clothes I should pack….
LARVAE on the front screen
I mean, that’s kinda cool that you can hook up a microscope to a projector I guess.
You’re going to what?
Please don’t do that?
Yup, she just cut up a larva.
Turning the dead drosophila larva inside out onto a forcep is bad enough but could you please not describe it as “like pulling on a sock” ?
This is disturbing.
“I’ll just move that trachea aside”
“What makes them sticky? I don’t know what on a molecular level makes them sticky…”
Aren’t we all excited for thanksgiving dinner now? Right?
Sometimes being pre-med is really kinda gross.
I’m really really sorry to anyone squeamish but…. SNOWMAN WELT! This goes out to my a cappella group, a crazy bunch o’ kids with hearts full of debauchery
to new medication
to large guitars, formerly known as cellos
to cell phone pitch pipes
to fake thanksgiving dinners
to good sex ed teachers
to green tea
to toast, buttered please
…it’s 1989 in Berlin, Germany? No, probably not, but I do. Why? The Iron Curtain is falling! We are currently in a state of “partial power.” “Partial Power” is not a THING. It does not exist in the real world. Partial power means:
The first floor has full power
The second floor has half power
The third floor has no power
The light in the bathroom works, but the bathroom outlets do not
The lights flicker and sometimes die
Our generator looks like it was a 3rd grader’s science fair project
NOT A THING. Dear CL&P (Connecticut Light & Power for those of you not affected by Snowpocalypse), please get your shit together.
30 Hanukkah Candles
3 Packs of Trail Mix
1 Box of Poptarts
1 Can Waterless Shampoo (as yet unopened)
2 pairs of Gloves
3 Knitting Projects
1 Self-filtering water bottle
40 pairs hand-warmers
12 Great Friends AKA my a cappella group
1,000,000 fantastic Blackout quotes
1 Dream involving percentages
Roughly 30 hours spent in Sci Li
4 full days without power thus far
4 more days possibly
2 dorms evacuated
1 library open for 24-hour shelter
1 adventure, continuing on
The Iron Curtain is still up, but now there are some holes. Mr. Roth, tear down your wall! Sci Li is lit up and a nice place to hang out, emails from professors are experiencing some weird formatting thing that makes them look like they’re supposed to be poems.
“Hw#6 is now due Monday, Nov 7.
The exam review session will be in class Monday, Nov 7
Exam#2 will be on Wed. Nov. 9
I will hold open office hours on Friday, Monday and
Tuesday, (Nov 4, 7,& 8) 12:30pm to 4pm.”
Good Things About Today:
1. WesFamily dinner at Summerfields
2. It’s Elizabeth’s birthday!
3. My medication came! Someone tell Balto he doesn’t need to worry anymore…
4. Presents of food and handwarmers from my family
5. Feeling nostalgic enough to listen to The Weepies and Paramore and Imogen Heap… is a good thing?
6. Michael wants to be in this list. Michael is on this list!
13. You have to switch 7 and 13
8. 30 Hanukkah candles left if necessary
Hopefully we will have electricity at my house soon and I won’t have to make a “behind the iron curtain part 3”…
or, a list of ways that Snowpocalypse is like Soviet Russia. By Soviet Russia, I mean the idea of Soviet Russia that I have inside my head.
1. We have to wait in really long lines for food
2. Everyone looks really cold and is wearing coats
3. We’re all equally miserable
4. Food is pooled (on the floor, by candlelight, and then eaten)
5. Elizabeth keeps speaking Russian
6. We have to hide things that are “illegal” (like the hanukkah candles we’re using for light)
7. Communication is super limited
8. Medication is scarce! Call Balto! Jk that’s Alaska/a cartoon!
9. We get messages from the leader with really bad grammar and cryptic messages that thank us for “pulling together”
10. Nothing is funny. Including this list. Sorry guys.
Actually I’m having a ton of fun (despite the frozen toes) and I LOVE MY FRIENDS (hi friends! yay i have friends! yay!) and I’m glad we’re all together (right now. in Matt’s bedroom)