Saturday, January 16, 2010

Someone is a little TOO excited...

The LOST season premiere is only 17 days away.


I'm more than excited, but saddened at the same time. I LOVE this show. LOVE IT.
The only time that it really made me angry was that stupid first half of season 3. What was that all about? Who were those people? Oh Nikki and Paulo, I'm glad you are no longer part of the show. (Even if it means you were b****d a***e, sorry even though it sucked, I'm not going to give anything away).

Why a LOST post when the season doesn't even start for another 2.5 weeks? The reason is two-fold:

1) I just heard this week that both Michael (Malcolm David Kelley) and Libby (Cynthia Watros) are returning for the final season.
I couldn't really care less about Libby (but it would be nice to have some kind of closure with the mysteries surrounding her character).

Michael on the other hand, I'm stoked! Especially if it means more Walt. More Walt = Happy Laura


2) I have been sporting a pretty dorky, but WAY awesome accessory on my lab-coat these days.

Yes, it is a dharma patch. I actually have 2. The other is on my bench in lab. I wear it with all kinds of pride. I would say 90% of the people that see me in it don't have any clue what it is. My boss pointed at it and said (in his british accent) "What is that alchemical symbol?" Yeah, it was fun explaining that one.

Anyways, I'm excited. (If you couldn't tell already)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This week in Chemistry pictures....

For starters, Happy 2010!
There will be a few changes around here that include:
1) Blogging.
...yep, that's about it. I'm not going to try to do a post-a-day but at least a couple a week, otherwise, what's the point?
So I've had my iPhone for about 6 months now (maybe a little less) and feel that I do not utilize the camera as much as I should. I listen to my iPod occasionally in lab and decided that it really easy to just pull it out of my lab coat and take a picture every now and then, and behold! A new post is created: This week in Chemistry pictures.
Yeah, I know, it's really dorky, and kind of boring, but I like doing it, so there you go!

1) This is the rotovap cold finger. Its a really stupid thing to take a picture of. However, for the non-chemistry people [both of you] I wanted to let you down gently because unlike how they do it on Fringe [which premiered last night, btw] our cold finger is full of dry-ice, not a boiling bright blue solution.

2) One of my reactions on the rotovap. It was a cool color, so I took a picture. Can you see that I was a] bored and b] spent some time with the rotovap last week? When I did my summer research at UCONN a couple of years ago, one of the other guys there made up a song about rotovaps to the tune of 'Fat bottomed girls' by Queen. It was sweet.

3) My prep-plate. It turned out wonky. There are a few things that you wouldn't realize a chemist would use so much and aluminum foil is one of them. It is so versatile! Also, sharpies, cannot live without sharpies, show me a chemist who can/does. I don't believe it.

4) Did I mention my prep-plate didn't turn out? Yeah, it didn't which meant that I had to do a column. It was a mini-column though so it didn't take hours-upon-hours. Here is a picture when I'm beginning to TLC ,Thin Layer Chromatography, not Tender-Lovin'-Care, or the R&B group from the 90's. RIP 'Left-eye', don't even get me started on The Learning Channel, 18-kids-and counting? No thank-you.

5) ...and finally, my TLC plates running, see more aluminum foil...maybe I'm the only one obsessed with it though, hmmm...I should check into that.

Friday, November 13, 2009


We all know it has been exactly forever since my last blog post. Really, I have no excuse.
My last post was on "The Proposal", it is now available on DVD. Yeah, that really sucks.
Because I have been so bad at blogging, I've decided to take you on a pictoral journey of the last 4-ish months.
(and please keep arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times!)

Ash and Lauren bought a beautiful house in Ohio!

I was honored to be a bridesmaid in my friend Jenny's wedding (my 6th time!)

I was on our school's chemistry softball tournament team. We lost every game....and so we decided to play the other losers in a friendly beer game (hence above picture). It was by far the best game of the day. Best of all though, my roomie from undergrad JV came and played for us too!

I ran my first ever race! 4 miles in central park! I had a time of 44 minutes, which is slow as hell, but it was still a lot of fun, sweaty, but fun!

I went to Las Vegas! (I have tons more pics of this trip!)

I taught myself how to frenchbraid! (Ignore my eye in this picture, it was hard to take this on my phone!)

There were quite a few happy hours. (I was particularly proud to be sporting OSU apparel to represent my home state in the bottom one!)

We went bowling! Its kind of expensive here, and I didn't technically bowl, but it was still a lot of fun!

Sheena came to visit me...and her brother and parents, but still! (Bad/blurry pic!)

Leonard got a new carrier!

I joined the chemistry dept.'s soccer team. Again, we lost every game and again it was fun. I even scored a goal! One of two for us for the season.... (ps, I am wearing shorts in this picture!)

Since chemistry is in the title of this blog, and it's what I spend most of my time doing, there had to be a some kind of chemistry shot!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Movie Review: The Proposal

So I'm a little late in writing this, but better late than never!
It was July 4th and the theater was surprisingly packed!

The Proposal, rated PG-13 (for sexual content, nudity, and language). 
[Ok, how is nudity not in the realm of sexual content?]

Did you know that Sandra Bullock is 45?
She looks damn fine for 45! I can only hope to look half as good, and as far as nudity goes, don't worry your eyes won't be scarred, there are no 'parts'.

I feel like I have said this with just about every movie I have seen this summer, but I'll say it again: The previews don't really do this movie justice!

I was thinking, ok, another romantic comedy, I'm sure it will be fine, but it was actually really funny! Like, laugh out loud funny in some parts (mostly do to Betty White who I hear tried to get a nude scene of her own).

The storyline was a bit far-fetched, but honestly in a day of vampires and wizards its ok to be a little out there!

My favorite character in the movie [besides Betty White]: Kevin the dog.

He is an American Eskimo and I believe he is a puppy in the movie, but I want him [only if he remained small like that though].

....oh, and Ryan Reynolds isn't so bad to look at either! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!!!

not to me...
or my blog...

...but to two of my favorite people in the whole wide world: Ash and Lauren!

[Leaving for their Honeymoon in a sea of bubbles!]

[This picture was taken at the rehearsal the night before the wedding]

They were married on July 21, 2007 and I was more than honored to be a part of their wedding!

[The dresses were orange and yellow and PERFECT!]

Happy 2nd Anniversary Ash and Lauren! You have both been such great friends to me and can't wait to come home [or you can come visit anytime...really, anytime you want] so we can be together again!

[They were getting ready to cut the cake :)]

It was even baby Myla's 1st wedding!

[She was just 2 months and 5 days old!...and for some reason looks all drugged out in this pic?]

Part of the wedding favors were pens [be still my heart] and if you can't tell, I still use mine about everyday [it might help that I have about 10 of them...just saying...]

Happy Anniversary! I love you both!

Font color...

Quick question:

Is the black font hard to read?

post in the comments and let me know!

Thanks as always! 

...have I mentioned how much I like reading comments?!?

18 days?

Someone fell off the blogging wagon, and that someone would be ME.
I really don't have an excuse. 
I just don't feel like I have anything exciting to blog about, but since I have gotten multiple messages from faithful readers, I am jumping back on the blogging train [cue whistle].

So, what have the past 18 days been like in this part of the woods??? Let me consult my iCal for a quick recap:
  • I spent the 4th of July with my dear friend Kris and we saw The Proposal (don't worry there will be a Movie Review later in the week)
  • I was in my GLORIOUS home state of Ohio for a long weekend. [several posts on its own including my niece, a wedding and Ash and Lauren's new house!!!]
  • I saw HP 6 on premiere day, but alas, not at midnight due to other HP fanatics [again, a Movie review is in the patient!]
  • I ran in MY FIRST RACE EVER!!! Its true! I ran in the Race for Central Park 4 mile run this past weekend and had  a B-L-A-S-T!!! [Race report to follow!]
Whew.  A little bit more going on than I realized! All the better to blog about! :)
Look for an update in the next 24 hr!