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I never got a chance to say how great The Foreign Exchange was at Cat’s Cradle the other night. Absolutely loved the show.  I purchased the Darien Brockington album back when I first picked up Leave It All Behind.  He was impressive at the show.  After hearing Yazahrah at the show, I feel like she could have EASILY replaced Muhsinah on most of the tracks.  I might try to catch Yazahrah opening for India.Arie soon. Take the jump…


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04/23/2009 at 10:14 am

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Sunday Summary

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Last week’s soundtrack was: The-Dream’s Love v. Money

This has been a crazy week.  I feel like I cannot get anything done in the lab without slacking in every other area.  Like my advisor said, “Grad school is a lesson in efficiency.”

My project is taking off…thank God!  But I keep running into little snafu-s.  Molecular cloning is not my friend right now.  A couple weeks ago, I championed myself as the master of cloning troubleshooting.  Now, I’m face to face with a mystery.  Hopefully some additional controls will let me know where my experiment is going wrong.

I’m gearing up for my first committee meeting.  This is my first step towards my preliminary exam.  It’s something like the end of the world in my mind.  I know it’s coming, but I just don’t want to think about it.  Each day, I just try to chip away at this big block of chaos.

Thursday, I had the honor of hearing Dr. Lewis Johnson from FAMU speak to a group of minority graduate students in the sciences.  He presented a series of quotes from a variety of sources – like Benjamin Mays to Guinan from Star Trek The Next Generation – and spoke about how the applied to the graduate school process and entering academia.  It was pretty interesting.

My Evolutionary Genetics test went well … I believe.  My Dad laughs whenever I tell him that I think I did well on something so I’m going to celebrate.  He says it’s like grading my own paper – of course I’ll be lenient and explain the errors away.

I woke up this morning and treated myself to some strawberry pancakes.  I deserved something nice.  A cup of blueberry coffee and some Bisquick pancakes with fresh strawberries.  I didn’t even bother to make them from scratch.  Don’t judge me!

Well I’m headed to school to meet with this girl and discuss Drosophila seminal fluid proteins… yuck!  Then I have to prepare for the rest of this week in the lab.

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03/22/2009 at 10:35 am


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“I used to dream…oh oh. About the money, the cars, and boys!
Now I see…oh oh… ’cause I’m sitting on top of the world!”

Dear TI and Ludacris,

Thank you for helping me go to the lab today and handle my business.  When I defend my thesis and graduate in a timely manner I will make sure to send you a thank you note along with an invite to my extravaganza.

Please & Thank You,

So, I’m loving Paper Trail.  I actually bought it.  Along with Something Else (Robin Thicke).  Allow me to say that I all the way stan for Rock City.  Love them dudes – and please put the album out!  Ride for Obama? Oh yes!

Things in the lab are on the up and up.  The crazy thing is that I just came back from Atlanta.  I really didn’t want to leave but them bishes don’t have any gas.  Had to get up outta there!  But back to the grind… I came into the lab late last night to start a couple of things.  I rolled into lab around 11am and the science warlocks smiled upon me… meaning my experiment worked.  Now I have to do some simple confirmations. I am two days away from the greatest discovery – okay maybe not, but I have to tell myself that to show up on a daily basis.

“…Just livin’ my life!”

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10/02/2008 at 11:28 am