October 18th, 2005


acid rain

I have been noticing an intermittent drip going on in the ceiling above my desk the past few weeks. Just a few seconds on, then nothing for awhile, then on again. Today I noticed that the ceiling tiles above me are stained from liquid, and so I finally got off my ass to call the physical plant people. They just came by and looked in the ceiling, and the guy waves a flashlight around in there, and another guy comes and gawkes at it and looks, then the third guy. Then the first guy tells me that it's acid dripping down from an acid pipe installed above me. What the fuck is this? UTMB has seen fit to install an ACID PIPE in the ceiling area above the cubicles. Not zesty.

Last night I was in the lab until 2 in the morning working on an bacterial experiment because of dumbass planning. I had my mp3 player with me and was listening to Fugazi and doing the air guitar thing all over the lab and down the halls waiting for the centrifuge to spool up and down. When it's past midnight, the security guards stop coming by and you can just rock out with your cock out so to speak and not worry about anything. I didn't get to bed until 3, and so I've been kind of drag-ass all day. Luckily the boss wasn't in and therefore 3 of the post-docs decided to just bail out, and the other two kind of phoned it in, leaving only me and the other post-doc to do any work around here. When the cat's away, the mice will play in this lab. Not the skunk, though. Shit, I skipped lunch to stay here (as I've been doing for several days now).

I shaved off the bottom of my goatee yesterday, so I'm feeling a little naked. I've lost some weight since the last time I changed my face pubes and I think I can pull off the sans undercarriage deal. I like it, and it goes better with my short-to-shorter hair that I've been sporting. We'll see how it goes during winter.
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I'm somewhat ashamed to admit this, but I have never officially registered Freya with the AKC. I was stalling because I couldn't decide on an official name. Piper's registered name was "Bagpiper of Gleann Abhann"; that was taken from Roddy Piper, bagpipes, and the principality of the SCA which I was involved with at the time. Freya's official name must begin with the letter U (as she was in the "U" litter of her breeder of that year) and must be 15 characters/spaces long. Her name will be "U_____blahblah vom Kraftwerk" (too bad it couldn't be vom Front 242 or vom Danzig). AKC names tend to be long, but working bloodline dogs have somewhat shorter names it seems like, especially so in her dam's pedigree (which is in German). I was looking long and far for 'germanic/norse'-sounding Female U names, but there were few, and what was there wasn't so great. Unika, Unica, Ulrika, Ulrike, Ursula, Uma, Ulla, etc. I like Ulrike/Ulrika as it appears to mean 'wolf ruler' or something to do with wolves. But I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any. I need to send this registration in soon so I can get a fancy pedigree to frame like I did for Piper, and also I need it for whenever she goes to test for her BH title, which may or may not be soon. Sadly this piece of paper was one of the things I was most worried about getting ruined when the hurricane came by.
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    Front 242 - Headhunter (Doug Laurent Mix)