Monday, May 10, 2004

PHASE 7 KICKS ASS

So I'm aware it's been a while since my last post, but I've been pretty busy. I started work the day after I finished exams...crazy, but fun :). With the start of work also came the start of my unofficial summer project - crafting. My project for the first week was to make probe decorations using eraser clay...it was pretty fun, and I even finished early! It hasn't been judged yet, so I have no idea if I passed or not...but I think my chances for this one might be pretty good. My craft for this week is cross-stitch. It's not that hard, but there's NO way I'll be able to finish it in time...there's too much to do! And who the hell knows the difference between dark blue, medium blue and light blue?!? or pink, rose, and dark rose?!? like, HONESTLY people...oh well, it's fun nonetheless. The other big thing that happened recently is that I moved into phase 7 for summer rez. All I have to say is that phase 7 kicks some SERIOUS butt. The bedrooms are AMAZING, the appliances are new, the bathrooms are wicked (there's TWO! and the showers have glass doors!), and the furniture is sooooo much more comfy than in the townhouses. And thanks goodness for sweet, sweet A/C. So, needless to say, it's gonna be quite hard to leave at the end of the summer and go back to townhouses, although they do have their benefits. Well, enough about phase 7...work has been good. I've already started my geotaxis project...ran the first experiment today, and I think it went pretty well...Rachel helped me out a lot today, so I owe her huge for that. I also get to do chromosome substitutions this summer, which sounds really cool...overall, I think it's gonna be an awesome summer. Well, I guess that's it for now...I better get some sleep if I have to go to work tomorrow...


Monday, May 03, 2004

FINALLY DONE!!!

So I'm finally done my third year at UTM...wrote my last exam today, and how sweet it is to be finished. No more classes, no more studying, no more homework...well, at least until September. I just finished today, and I get to start work tomorrow...yay. I wish I had some time in between, but oh well. Work is always fun anyway, so it's all good. I played my double or nothing scrabble bet last thursday...the outcome was more unfortunate than that of the original bet. I lost again, this time by a bigger margin, and it looks like I'll be serving lemonade to the Argos dressed as Mimi at some point this summer. I went shopping with Macarena on Sunday for the official Mimi outfit...we went to Goodwill, and all I can say is that it's HIDEOUS. Should be an interesting day, at the very least. Today, after my exam, I went up to the lab and somehow managed to end up in another bet. I was playing Macarena in basketball, and lo and behold, I lost...what a surprise. I lost the first one, then once again decided to go double or nothing. I thought the terms were that an ugly hat was added to the Mimi outfit for that day...so I figured, what the hell...I'm already gonna look like a tool, may as well add a hat. So I went double or nothing, and lost again. However, I maintain that it was NOT FAIR. Because after, Macarena tells me that in fact what I agreed to was a whole different day of dressing up, which included a new, hideous outfit, and a matching hat. So now I have two days of my summer devoted to dressing up...Mimi, and this other one. I still think it's totally not fair, because that's not what I thought I was agreeing to. Had I actually know that's what would happen if I lost, I NEVER would have gone double or nothing...I would have just stopped. But of course, it doesn't matter what *I* thought, so I have to do it anyway. I think that really sucks, but I'm gonna do it anyway, because I'm not going to wimp out. I think it's mean, but oh well...shit happens. Well, I'm gonna go to sleep soon if I have to get up for work tomorrow...I think that maybe I was a brutal mass murderer in a past life to warrant everything that's happening to me now...probably not true, but an interesting theory...