Sunday, November 16, 2008

The 5 things meme

On Friday I was tagged by Dr. A and Ambivalent Academic for the five things memes.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Lancelot and I were living together in a cramped one bedroom apartment with two cats, Shibba Dibba Shoeshine and Balou.
2. I was transitioning from journalism to science after finally admitting to myself that it was what I was best at.
3. Sleep walking, insomnia and talking in my sleep was hitting an all time high in terms of occurrences.
4. Becoming dependent on coffee.
5. Gaining ~15lbs after giving up on finding the energy to exercise.

5 things on my to do list today:
1. Make transcriptional fusions.
2. Make triple mutant.
3. Extract RNA.
4. Paint bathroom.
5. Buy shoes for wedding.

5 snacks I love:
1. Cereal (healthy and unhealthy)
2. Sea Salt and Vinegar Chips
3. Dark chocolate. I'm talking 80% coco.
4. Lemon Bars
5. York Peppermint Patty
6. 3 Musketeers

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Pay off all of my families debt.
2. Finish all home repair.
3. Take kick-ass vacation.
4. Invest everything else.
5. see 4

5 places I've lived:
1. In very industrial, poor city. (it smelled really, really bad)
2. Suburbs (blech).
3. The Barrio
4. The shittiest little town in all of the US (a.k.a. University Town).
5. Apartments. Lots and lots of apartments.

5 jobs I've had:
1. Graduate Research Assistant
2. Mad Scientist (Seriously. I taught fun after-school science classes to elementary students. I even had a special mad scientist name that I will not share because it is embarrassing and contains my real name.)
3. Swimming Instructor
4. Camp Counselor
5. Food Server at Mexican Restaurant.

People I will tag:
1. Dr. J
2. Rhea Miller
3. Academic


Dr. A said...

Insomnia sucks. what color did you paint the bathroom?

PhizzleDizzle said...

ok, I do like dark chocolate (doesn't have to be 80, but does have to be 70+%), i LOOOOOOOVE lemon bars and could eat them all day, and I do like York peppermint patties a lot. So much so that in college, a friend mailed me a care letter with 5 patties in the envelope :).

so i guess we have some overlap in food tastes, despite my list being your worst nightmare! haha.

Anonymous said...

what shoes did you get?? Im working on REALLY cheap white flats...that i can dance in alll night...suggestions??

microbiologist xx said...

dr. a - the paint is officially called chocolate sparkle. It is sort of a medium purplely-brown. It is kind of muted and not as bold as a plum-type purple.

phizzle dizzle - It is hard to go wrong with chocolate, although I have met a few odd people who don't like it. Your friend must be awesome to send you such a tasty treat.
My intense dislike of cheese makes me find many peoples favorite snacks horrific. People sure do like to smother stuff in cheese. :)

rhea miller - I have not bought a pair of shoes yet. I want something with a heel, but it needs to be somewhat comfortable. I love shoes and I am willing to spend a fair amount if I can wear them other clothes. I am thinking something with a sturdier heel will be fairly comfortable, but so far most of them are a little too casual. I'll let you know when I come to a decision.
My advice would be to check out Nordstrom (on-line selection is gigantic). Believe it or not, they have some of the best prices on shoes. Yes, some of them are insanely expensive, but many of them are in a very affordable range and all of their shoes are priced competitively. The best part is that they are having their semi-annual sale right you can save a bundle.
Did you ever find a dress?

Ambivalent Academic said...

I'm totally with you on the dark chocolate...I could really use some right now in fact and all we've got in the lab goodie drawer is Halloween not going to cut it.

microbiologist xx said...

AA-Yeah. That just won't work. However, at least your lab snack drawer has something in it. All we have is an opened, 1yr old box of raisins. :) Why we haven't thrown them away is anyone's guess.

Anonymous said...

Wedding planning is going well i suppose...its fun, but not entirely my cup o tea...

I have got a date...July 18 09; a the mountains CO; a dress; i think i have a caterer...yay cheap BBQ; a photographer; and ideas for invites/gifts/etc. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH LEFT TO DO...WTF?!?!?!

How about you???

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha...eeeeek, dont tell johnny about the dress...i forgot that internet is so open and he's not suppose to see it...oops.

And (P.S.) i will check out Nordstrom...thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooo beautiful!!!!!