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Woo!
skkyechan: (*facepalm*)
I blame each and every one of you for the fact I now have a 'Journey' station on Pandora, and especially for the fact that I just found myself rocking out to Bon Jovi's 'You Give Love a Bad Name'.
skkyechan: (Give me the top tea leaves)
If you saw me in the back of a police cruiser what would you think I had been arrested for?
skkyechan: (Science!)
My boss attended a conference in France, and asked me to research a few details regarding it. Thumbing through the conference program, I find this. Good God, I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face.

Sneak Peak

Oct. 3rd, 2008 08:06 am
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Teaser trailer for Eli's pictures.. I can't wait to see all of them!

Perspective

Oct. 1st, 2008 03:43 pm
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I didn't realize just how battered my confidence was until my boss tasked me with designing and producing a simple pamphlet for the e-Biosphere 09 conference and I totally froze. Both sobering and prodding-- I have much to take back.
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Aloha! [livejournal.com profile] nalroth and I have returned safely, and mostly soundly (excepting a couple colds and sunburns) from the Big Island of Hawaii. Pictures and details to follow, but the whole trip can be summed up with "It was fun, it was amazing, but we missed home".

As an aside, I must now find a way to continue my lilikoi and coconut syrup addictions-- curse you, delicious tropic isle!!
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So, [livejournal.com profile] nalroth and I will be departing for the sweet, sweet warmth of Hawaii's tropical shores come noon-ish tomorrow. Anyone have any recommendations for places we should go, things to see, adventures to have? We're planning on sticking to the main island, but depending on how the honeymoon goes we were contemplating taking a puddle-jumper to another island for a day or two.

Huge ginormous wedding post forthcoming!
skkyechan: (Love Ring)
... I am now officially Mrs. [livejournal.com profile] nalroth. Squee! More in-depth recounting of wedding day madness and coolness forthcoming-- in the meantime, just have to give a huge Thank You to those who could make it, and to note that we missed those that couldn't.

Love to all!

D:

Sep. 9th, 2008 08:46 am
skkyechan: (*facepalm*)
I will not worry about the weather this weekend, I will not worry about the weather this weekend, I will not..... FSCK-GRAAAAAA-@*#&$^%$&#*@*!!!!!!

Hrm...

Sep. 5th, 2008 08:28 am
skkyechan: (*facepalm*)
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... Yup, still not motivated to do any work today. I blame recurring sleep deprivation from Wedding nightmares (okay, nightmares is a bit of an exaggeration-- perhaps 'stress dreams' is more appropriate).
skkyechan: (Love Ring)
Hi everyone-- [livejournal.com profile] nalroth and I have a neat idea for the wedding, but could use your help. If you have any awesome pictures of the two of us, could you send them our way? Perhaps comment here with a link, or shoot it to e-mail?

Arigato!!
skkyechan: (Science!)
My dream job: Fossil preparator. Now, to find someplace local that will hire me!


In other, more important news-- I must find whoever did this tattoo and beg them to use my body as their canvas! All the people in this blog are my heroes.

Edit: Dude! This is one of my TA's from UCLA! Hee!
skkyechan: (Love Ring)
ZOMG, who said it could be 2 (-ish) weeks 'till the wedding? I'M NOT READY YET!! D:

Bizarre

Aug. 27th, 2008 12:45 pm
skkyechan: (Science!)
Anyone have any theories on why I suddenly have an aversion to meat? Like, all I want to do is eat vegetables and tofu and such, or meat that's smothered in some sauce and not really meat-flavored.

On the upside, feeling much, much better today! I hope all the invalids recover soon.

Ugh....

Aug. 26th, 2008 08:22 am
skkyechan: (*facepalm*)
... how is it I feel worse today than I felt on Sunday? ;__;
skkyechan: (Adventure Kris)
I don't know what's causing it, but the past few days I've just been filled with--okay, this'll sound cheesy but it's really the best way I can describe it-- positive energy. Maybe it's just the beautiful, California-like weather we've been having, but I've been more cheerful and more rested. In fact, I almost feel restive. I have a million billion different projects and things I want to do (unfortunately, always during work hours... le-sigh), and I have a case of the wiggles like you wouldn't believe. I've actually had a hard time just sitting. [livejournal.com profile] nalroth and I just need to get married already so I have free time again. ;)

Speaking of which, I'm very much looking forward to this weekend. [livejournal.com profile] zhai and her beau will be crashing at our place tonight, which means dinner and fun! I have a feeling that her Vasya and Smeagol are with her as well--it'll be interesting to see what Enki and Freyja think of them! Fun tomorrow-- including tentative plans for paintball, yay-- and then my beloved RenFaire on Sunday! SQUEE~! I'm hoping that they leave [livejournal.com profile] nalroth and Wes not-dead enough to accompany me. Especially since Wes promised kilt-action. Ah, well-- even if not, the ever-lovely [livejournal.com profile] syntart has promised to whisk me away. Scottish eggs and lewd pickle vendors, here I come! >:D

Also-- I have discovered that my Guitar Hero addiction does, in fact, bleed over to Rock Band. Hurry up, Rock Band II with your Guitar Hero-compatible instruments! I need my own copy so I can cut my teeth on 'Hard' without dragging other people with me.

P.S. I am rather vexed with my body. The more I lose weight the more it becomes apparent that I need to lose more-- stupid belly pudge is shrinking from the outside in, leaving me with the tantalizing beginning of ab and hip definition near my sides, and then resulting in a belly-bagel right in the middle! Argh!

P.P.S. I actually rather enjoy being up and out of the house before 7:00 am. There's such a quiet peace to the world, and the early morning sun bathes everything in the most beautiful light. I think that time of day always reminds me of Dad, too.
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Lots going on, but I'm barely taking notice of any of it-- I've reached this kind of zoned-out groove where I move from thing to thing kind of in a daze. I enjoy the thing in particular, and just kind of make my way in a very spacey fashion to the next. Perhaps this is my adaptive strategy for having So Much To Do. Case in point, my schedule for the past few weeks:

August 2-3: Drive to Princeton, North Carolina for [livejournal.com profile] nalroth's family reunion.
August 4-8: Commute 2.5 hours a day, add in such necessities as cooking and food shopping, Belly dancing, an early-morning doctor's appointment, tasting with the Caterer out in Casanova, and then fly to San Diego.
August 9-10: Help out with friend's wedding (yaaaay!), get back to the hotel room at approximately 1:30 am after cleaning up, promptly leave hotel at 3:45 am to get to the airport and through security for my 6:00 am flight. Spend all day traveling due to various delays, get home at 5:30 pm.

This Saturday will be jam-packed... Meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] girlie47 at 8:30, meeting with the florist at 9:30, final dress-fitting at 11:00, lunch, picking up my freshly-engraved wedding ring soon after, and then collecting (and maybe shipping) the bridesmaids dresses, followed by a lovely evening of cake-tasting and games with [livejournal.com profile] satanya. Had to move the hair and make-up trial to Sunday morning to make up for that... and then next weekend is the bachelorette party! No sleepies for me.

And on top of all this has been just enough mental awareness for me to start pondering my next step in life. As per my last poll-post, I'm thinking of teaching. This probably means I'll be pursuing my Masters, just for flexibility's sake. I was looking into just straight-bio classes, but after a quick chat with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] paleotheist, I'm very, very tempted to try to get back into Paleo (incidentally, it turns out Tom Holtz's research interests are exactly the same as mine, just for dinosaurs). Chances are I'll spend part of my honeymoon poring over research papers in preparation for contacting him.

PSA

Aug. 14th, 2008 11:37 am
skkyechan: (Love Ring)
ETA to Marriage: 30 days and counting.

.. eeep!
skkyechan: (Science!)
[Poll #1233596]

I know I don't want to stick with CBOL for the rest of my life-- and that's assuming we have funding past April 2010. The question is.. what to do? I've always liked the idea of teaching-- although my idealistic perception of what that means may be terribly, horribly wrong-- and I find myself with 0.5-1.5 years with CBOL during which I can take classes, potentially. My super-fantastic GRE scores run out next year, which means if I'm going to apply to anything without taking them again this year is my year to apply.

Even if I get my masters at UMD, chances are I'll just turn around and use it to get my foot in the door teaching middle/high-school or community-college level science. However, having a masters in biology may open more doors than a masters in education. Hrmm....

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