Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 273: And the week is over. Sort of.

Come Tuesday, most of my workload is over. I have all my labs Monday and Tuesday so I'm going-going-going and then it comes to a bit of a standstill. It's nice because I work my butt off and then I recuperate the rest of the week.

Anyway, I was crazy productive on Sunday (for the first time in a long time). I ran six miles (again!) so go me.

With my BFFFHs commenting more, I'm going to try and find the perfect balance between science and personal.

Science-wise, Organic lab went great today. The other Organic professor asked my BFF Organic Lab Organizer who I was. That was pretty amusing. (I sent the other Organic professor an e-mail, essentially, complaining about how it takes two years to get our pre-labs when some of us want more than a day to prepare for lab. He replied and was extremely cordial about it. So he wanted to know who I was, haha) I'm a pretty big deal in the Chemistry department ... apparently. I just think it's funny.

Let's see, what fun facts can I tell you guys? Remember action potentials? Well, that's all your brain receives (is action potentials). That's why your life is based on action potentials. It's pretty crazy. We're learning about senses in physiology right now. Fun fact: When you taste food, sour and salty are tasted (milliseconds) faster because they directly affect the ion channels that affect the action potentials going to your brain.

These areas are actually completely random.
Your tastants are everywhere!

The other tastes (sweet, bitter and umami) need to create secondray signals that are eventually sent to your brain. This is why they are (milliseconds) slower to process. (Like I said, fun.)

Personal-wise, I'm trying to ooze more confidence (if that's possible). I need to learn to treat men like dirt so they'll want me bad (they're really that dumb :P). I think I want to run a 10K at some point and maybe a half-marathon by the end of the year? That's after I get all A-pluses, a perfect MCAT score and abs. I think that's it. Doable right?


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Yes, my dear, you already ooze confidence. At least that's how it seems to me.

Also, funny story from Friday: Apparently Gary remembers you as being hot. Hahaha! He's right, first of all. But funny that he remembers. (He thought I was talking to you on gmail; I was talking to Portillo. We then proceeded to talk about how I know too many Jessicas.... tell me something new.)