Random thought of the day: Is there a differential onset of first time copulation based on whether a girl uses a tampon vs a pad? And/or, does it hurt less if one has used one rather than the other after the first time. Also wonder if there’s racial, cultural, or location differences in prevalence of use of one or the other.
it has been a long time since i’ve read a book of any substance. prior to reading ender’s game a month or so ago, I don’t think i’ve really read a book in quite some time. mangas of course, don’t count. it’s interesting… i wonder if that’s why my thoughts or ability to write doesn’t flow as well anymore. i really think that our writing style is affected by what we read… or at least, it is in my case. i’ve noticed that blog entries or whatnot get somewhat infused with the voice of whatever author i happen to be reading, especially if i’ve either been reading a lot of works by that author recently, or if there’s just a very long book i’ve been reading over a few days.
right now i’m reading ender’s shadow, which i rather like. it’s a parallel of ender’s game, but from Bean’s perspective. i’m glad i gave the series a chance – i had only previously read one other book by Orson Scott Card, I think in middle school, that had something to do with either ghosts or dying in a creepy way, and it was so disturbing I never wanted to read an Orson Scott Card book again. But Ender’s Game (and Shadow) were worth it.
it’s also interesting how someone can make a simple statement that makes you realize something about yourself that’s nice. For example, today, for some reason during the lead mentor interviews we were conducting for LC’s while talking about health and wellness of our students/staff to the applicant, one of our deans for students mentioned how she always feels better when she sees me in volker. surprised, i looked up at her, and she repeated her statement, and said that even if i sometimes don’t even notice/see her, she feels better when she seems me because she knows I’m “so passionate about… students at this school” or some such similar thing. huh. it got me thinking about another time someone said something like i was “inspiring” because i would always work late on lesson plans and stuff during a mission trip… when i couldn’t even remember doing so, or if i did, how she would have known since i never noticed her around. in neither case did i think i was doing anything special. but i guess it’s nice to know that others can be bolstered or encouraged in their work, simply by me doing things that i think of as normal everyday responses to particular scenarios. if God can use me to brighten someone’s day in whatever way, then praise Him for that.
and the other blog post i accidentally posted on my other blog was this one, originally posted yesterday, 6/8/15 at 11:39pm (12:39pm EST?)… whew, glad i caught it before too many days had passed…:
boston has a chinatown that reminds me a lot of SF. it even has the same pigeons! and the food is legit. so we went there yesterday for taiwanese fare, and today for hot pot. wah~ so good! ^.^ also bought some asian bakery goods to take back with me hehe ^.^ though the bakery’s aren’t as good as the ones in CA
still awkward labmate is awkward… >.<
got to see an old friend briefly this trip, which was nice. like, really briefly.. the first time was 2 days ago when we talked for like 5 min as we walked around a small portion of the floor before he had to head back for a meeting, and the 2nd was today at my poster, where i think it was even less time than the first. we’d barely passed like 2 sentences before his phone buzzed and he said they were calling him back -.-||. goodness, his life sounds crazier than mine… at least at the convention. but that’s good for their company and his position i guess. hopefully we’ll actually be able to meet up this time the next time i’m back, which will be in like… another half a year or something haha.
i then proceeded to mini-stalk him on fb. mini cuz… he barely has anything that’s visible to non-friends. which i suppose is the whole point of limiting your profile lol XP still, it’s interesting to see how people change over the years (he happens to have about one picture every year or every couple years up, so it’s like from how i remember him when we graduated high school, through college, and then after college). i sometimes do that with people, or even with my own pictures, just to see changes. i think it’s pretty subtle, especially in us asians haha. but it’s there – in the slight adjustments of the jaw, chin, the cheekbones, how our cheeks are more sunken in now instead of chubby… and yet still how familiar the faces are, so it’s like a weird feeling of nostalgia but not-quite-right-ness when you see the current version of people you haven’t seen in a long time (almost 10 years now for this particular friend).
speaking of 10 years… on another note, still annoyed at our 10 year high school reunion thing. you’d think that you’d hold something that important when the most people could make it, say over the holiday season or something. but no, they chose black friday because that’s when they “customarily” are. 1st off, who the heck would choose that day to have a reunion in the first place?! and secondly, just because that’s what other people have done, doesn’t mean we have to follow suit, especially if more people can make it at another time. and then there’s the whole issue of them being like “oh yeah, if enough ppl say they want to move it, we can”, not updating for like half a year as other people keep asking whether we can move it, and then only when i’m finally fed up and try to get a poll going, they’re like oh wait, actually we’ve already planned everything and yeah this is the date. it’s like uh… thanks for the update then, geez. sigh. anyway.
heading back tomorrowww. whoo!
WHOOPS.. accidentally posted this on my other, MSTP blog… SO INAPPROPRIATE. anyway, this was posted originally at on 6/5/2015 at 8:37pm (9:37pm EST?):
… awkward. i’m pretty sure one of my labmates likes me at this point, and it’s so awkward trying to be nice/acting oblivious to pretty obvious hints. like him asking me about whether people are pressuring me to get a boyfriend, asking if i would go with him to meet his previous bosses as his “gf” (uh NO, shot that one down quick), trying to sit next to me for things, asking me random questions when i VERY CLEARLY DON’T WANT TO TALK… (ie feeling really carsick or really tired and headache-y), asking if i would go with him to stuff and if i say no, then he’s not going… ugh. and all of that happened today. -.-|| i’m like nooooooooooo. i’ve already said very clearly multiple times that i don’t want a bf, i’m not interested in getting one, etc etc. >.< and it’s like, he’s only going to be in the lab for a couple more months, so i don’t want to make a scene or make it awkward to deal with him for the next couple of months because 1) i still have to work with him on a few projects/will need his help, 2) he’s a very nice person in general and very quiet so i would feel bad upsetting him, and yeah, basically, unless he says something blatant about liking me, i don’t want to bluntly tell him off. but ugh, it’s annoying. so basically, i have now confirmed to myself that i definitely do not like clingy people/guys. it sounds romantic maybe to be waited on all the time, but no. just, no. i feel like i can’t breathe/don’t have freedom already. *shudders* anyway, at boston right now for the ADA conference. the city’s actually not as bad as i “remember” it being, not that i saw it much last time. though traffic pretty much sucks. yesterday, even though i got in around midnight, the taxi ride took like 35 min, even though it wasn’t that far away, due to i guess construction? in one area that jammed up all the cars in the tunnel below the river. but yeah, overall it’s decent i guess. i will say that baltimore airport is one of the best i’ve been in so far though – lots of good food choices nearby, not super far/long terminals, and they, unlike the freaking houston airport, actually waited for me to board and called my name when i wasn’t there 10 min after the time to liftoff… compared to the houston airport where i ran my lungs out across the ginormous terminals, being glad i thought i’d made it a couple minutes before they were supposed to take off… and they refused to open the door for me. T_______T. this one was totally my goof though… basically, i’d forgotten i was at the east coast already for the layover and forgot to change my watch!!! T____T so i thought i had an extra hour and was so confused when they called my name lol. luckily i was really close by, just up the stairs, so i went down, and yeah. they still let me board and i felt SUPER bad for holding up the entire plane T___________T but yeah. it was a good ride though, and had an interesting discussion with both of the guys next to me, who were both apparently very wealthy from their respective jobs running companies @__@. one of them had 60 acres, what?! anyway. may have also alienated a PI from cornell on accident, by not being as impressed by a research study he did as I should have been. it was really cool to have what i thought was common sense to be validated and published next week though! basically, if you eat protein and veggies first, you don’t get the glucose spike that you do when you eat something carb/sugar heavy first. and the difference is pretty dramatic. awesome! today may be the first day i end up sleeping before midnight, which would be AMAZING (… although my roommate left a note saying that’s about when she’s gonna get back, so i might get woken up around then anyway… >.<)
shokugeki inspired me to cook today (plus i’d been meaning to anyway since it’s been a while and my veggies were starting to dry up in the fridge). so glad i did cuz it tastes AMAZINGGGG! ^.^
sometimes it’s the little things.
my PI actually came to lab looking for me for data, that i don’t have. yikes. he must really want that data @__@.
also working on a poster that’s pretty much due tomorrow. and need to present on another project on thursday, so met with one of the people today to talk about it. ahhhh too much going on…