Holly’s Life

Triumphs and Tribulations of moi

Archive for May, 2005

I’m addicted

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 @ 1:53 pm in Daily | No Comments »

…to vacation. I know everyone probably feels the same way, but that’s not comforting enough for the first morning back after vacation - the feeling of not being able to sleep in and/or spend the day as you wish, instead, it’s the feeling of waking up early and being tied to a building/office/lab for […]

I Feel Like a Vogon

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2005 @ 8:26 am in Daily | No Comments »

(title reference: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
I had forgotten how much of a pain it is to apply to school. I’m not positive I’ll go into the Masters in Ag. program at ISU, but I’ve been looking at it more. Is it a bad sign that you get a little less motivated […]

Deliver or else

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 @ 9:24 am in News | 2 Comments »

You gotta love this

General update

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 @ 3:13 pm in Daily | No Comments »

I usually write funny little stories (or maybe they’re not funny ) but I thought I should give a general update:
Work is going well. As I tell everyone “I’m learning more and more all the time” I’m slowly feeling more comfortable in my abilities - I have the lab techniques down, the […]


Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2005 @ 11:27 am in Daily | 3 Comments »

So, how many spells of vertigo should one have before getting checked out? I’ve now had two spells - about two weeks apart. The first one, I was lying on the bed, talking on the phone, and looking at the window when my vision blacked out for a split second (without me […]

Foreign Phrases

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2005 @ 4:57 pm in Daily | 3 Comments »

I’ve written before about working with a lot of Chinese people, so I hear a lot of Mandarin every day. One of my favorite words (I don’t know what it means yet) sounds like “jigga” I’m guessing it’s a filler word because there will be a flow of words and then a “jigga […]

The more the merrier

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 @ 2:06 pm in Daily | No Comments »

As of now, there are three people in our lab, my boss (Research Scientist), a Senior Research Associate, and me (Research Associate). Our workload is really going to increase so we had talked about hiring a couple more researchers and as of yesterday it’s official; the VP approved the positions and soon we’ll […]

He’s lucky I love him

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 @ 11:04 am in Daily | 3 Comments »

My cat I mean (well, my boyfriend is lucky too, as am I)
Spunky has had three moms - Amy, our mom, and now me. He’s is probably about 8 years old and up until the last few months he has been a pretty obese cat. A few months ago he started drinking […]

When is MY Independence Day

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 @ 10:21 am in Daily | No Comments »

I’ve been working a full-time job for about six months now, I get paid decent money (as opposed to indecent money?), yet I’m still biding my time until I can feel a little more independent. I still live at home, which makes one feel very dependent. I could have moved out by now, […]

Outdated laws?

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 @ 10:14 am in Daily | No Comments »

Don’t know who this person is, but someone forwarded me these funny clarifications about Church vs. State