Clarion Write-a-thon Day 20

Todays: 1087Cumulative: 47153 Not my best effort but I’m just too tired. Tomorrow will likely be bad too. Will just have to catch up next week.

Eye of the tiger

It’s funny, but no matter how much I do kung fu, I always seem to be finding new and creative ways to make all of my muscles hate me and constantly whine. You’d think by now they’d be used to it and just have gotten over the whole soreness thing. But maybe it’s a sign ...

By the way: Squee!

A little more good news on the research front – I got one of the grants that I applied for! $1000 will shortly be added to my research funds, thanks to the Gulf Coast Section of the SEPM. For this grant, I’m going to have to send in regular (every six month) updates on my ...

The Epic of Honda Buying

I will not be melodramatic about this. I’m not going to claim that I’d rather go to the dentist and have a cavity filled than buy a car, because we all know that would be an enormous lie. But it’s a close thing. I spent the last day and a half trapped in a car ...

I Have No Words

Photos of Pictures and Documents found after the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes Words fail me. Tears don’t. * * * After a breather and several kleenex, I think I’ve got a few words in me. It’s scary as hell, how much of these things are ending up 60, 80, even close to 100 miles away ...

Adel Needs Your Help

One of my fellow grad students at CU is named Adel Aboktef. Adel is a generally good human being. He helps out the undergrads in the tutoring room a lot, and he’s always ready to lend a hand to his fellow grad students. I actually got to know Adel when, one evening, a bunch of ...

Also: Science! (Bill Nye is coming to CU!)

I haven’t heard much buzz about this from my fellow Colorado residents, so I’m guessing this is just not a well-known event. Bill Nye the Science Guy will be at CU’s Macky Auditorium on February 15th – which is a week from tomorrow. General admission tickets are $10, and tickets for CU students are $1 ...

Congratulations. You Have Survived Your Battle With ::Dentist::

I survived my six month check up! Yay! Considering how much I hate going to the dentist1, I feel like this is really an accomplishment. Also, I’m finally on Mike’s insurance! Double yay! I was ridiculously excited to find this out, since it meant I could finally afford to have x-rays, and a consult with ...

The longest day of Chinese New Year survived

Well, I survived the long, long day of performances for kung fu. We hit the road around 0830 and finished up a little less than twelve hours later. The most brutal part was actually going to Colorado Springs and back. The drive was awful because it was snowing, and being stuck in a car for ...

Furnace Installation

There are scary noises emanating from my downstairs closet, which must mean that a nice man named Wayne is installing my new furnace. I hope. As you can see, Loki is hard at work helping.