Friday, November 14, 2008

Carrie Underwood

Seriously I need to get back to blogging...and what better reason than Carrie Underwood!

Seriously Amazing CMA performance, Congrats 3x CMA Female Vocalist of the Year

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cell Biology Fun

The p53rd Psalm

p53 is my shepherd, I shall not cycle
It maketh me to lie down in G1
It leadeth me beside still nucleotide pools
It restoreth my genome
It leadeth me past the restriction point for replication's sake
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the cobalt irradiator
I shall fear no gamma rays, for thou art Guardian of the Genome
Thy amino and thy carboxy termini, they comfort me
Thou maintainest my genomic stability in the presence of mine enemies
Thou annointest my nucleus with p21/WAF1/Cip1/Sdi1/Pic1
my cyclin dependent kinases overflow
Surely pRb phosphorylation and E2F activation shall follow me
all the cycles of my life
and I shall dwell in a non-tumorigenic state until senescence

Found this on Pharyngula!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

I just want to say, if you understand any of this at all, you deserve my "Cell Biology = Love" t-shirt!!!! Then you could show the world your dork-dom just like me :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


File this under things I end up laughing at while I should be doing actual writing.

A hilarious take on Magazines.... Reverse Magazines!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Best Bands from every state.

I was bored and scrolling through old Popwatch blogs on today and found a really cool sight naming the best bands and solo artists from every state.

I went to VA, and low and behold none other than Patsy Cline was named the best solo artist to come from the Old Dominion! (I would have to strongly agree)

You should definetly check out the site, its really cool to look and debate whether or not they truly named the most deserving from every state. How about your state kids...did they get it right?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I Love this Song!!!

Carrie Underwood again. I know its not suprising, but she freaking kicks ass on this song, and its one of my favorites off her album "Carnival Ride"

This song has always made me matter how many times I hear it, and seeing it live just makes it that much more awesome. In concert its a show stopper, and at the opry, its the same!!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Good Stuff Last Night!

The best of the night.

ACM 2008
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley "Make the World Go Away"

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Carrie Underwood Opry Induction!

Congrats Carrie

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Expelled Exposed

For those of you who were trying to convince me to see that crazy creationist movie.

I'll let these sites do the talking.

I still love you guys, but just remember my B.S in Biology does give me a better B.S

Seriously though Jake I totally win!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Carrie Gives Back

I didn't get to catch much of the Idol Gives Back Special this year, but what I did seemed to be more put together than last year.

Several performances really stood out...Annie Lennox and Carrie Underwood. Now last year I didn't really like the Annie performance and of course everyone knows that I think Carrie's "I'll Stand by You", is one of her absolute best, so I wasn't really sure what to expect with this years performances from both of them.

This year Annie totally delivered a phenomenal rendition of "Many Rivers", I actually stopped getting ready for work to watch it.

Then a bit later, while I was getting ready to head out the door, I heard Simon introducing Carrie. So of course I had to stay and watch. Holy awesome performance Batman. She was absolutely AMAZING. The emotion was there, the passion was there, and her voice has never sounded better. When she started getting choked up at the end of the song, I literally had tears in my me that is big, (I hate crying).

This performance from Carrie is also the epitome of how much she has grown as an artist over the last couple of years, especially in her emotional connections to a song. Just Great!

I strongly urge you to check these out and purchase them on Itunes...however commerical and pathetic American Idol can seem at times this money goes to some really great causes.

Monday, March 17, 2008



Well with that being said, i almost don't even know where to start. I found out in early February that I had been picked to go to Africa for a 3 week study on the growth and spread of certain infectious diseases in 3 impoverished areas. ( I am giving you guys the short version of all this because I actually have to write this up for a real paper, and I am putting that off for as long as I can :) ) My job as the handy dandy undergrad assistant was to log a TON of information and try to somehow keep track of the various diseases we were seeing. I learned so much and even though this technically puts me a semester behind, the experience was definitely worth it.

Without my handy little guide book and stack of notes that somehow managed to end up in Amsterdam ( I need that stuff Johanna), I really can't go into much detail because I tend to butcher African names, cities, and customs...but I digress.

Needless to say I saw some pretty extreme conditions that really put perspective on the things I complain about day to day. I'm not saying I'm going to stop complaining, but I will definitely feel really guilty when I do. I kid, we saw several great organizations that are trying to help, and things are slowly but surely getting done. I hope to go volunteer at some point, to go and help, not just observe, but this experience was one I will never forget. (that sounds really cheesy, I know)

Oh, P.S. sorry I have no real pictures, it seems that 4 memory cards worth of Africa pictures some how walked away from me, I am thinking somewhere between South Africa and New York (that really narrows it down)
I really really really wanted to cry when I couldn't find them, but I am hoping my good pal Johanna will email me some of hers! (hint hint)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Back and fun surprises!

I just had to pop in and officially congratulate Carrie Underwood on being invited to join the Grand Ole Opry! As many of you know I just got back from Africa, so to get back to the states and turn on T.V, literally for the first time in almost a month and see Randy Travis asking Carrie to join the Opry tonight was awesome! I am going to try to get tickets to the May 10 show ( her official induction). But just wanted to mention it and say way to go Carrie!

As for regular blogging I am back, and have lots of fun adventures to share, so hopefully when my sleep schedule levels out, I will feel like telling them!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I hate this song

I hate this song....but this is just cool... a little anoying...but cool

Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban "Umberella"

Friday, January 25, 2008

Just a note

Wow totally broken my new years resolution about blogging, but I swear I will be better about it. I actually have several blogs written, just not on the computer. I am finally trying to get back to my original purpose of writing for the hell of it, trying to keep my thoughts organized instead of jumbled in my brain all the time. Hopefully I can start coming up with some more thought provoking or at least intelligent blog topics to share.

Thanks to those who emailed and let me know you were checking out the blog ( I'm not sure why cause I have read back over some of these things, and I may have been drunk for a few of, so to you guys that care (actually quite a few of you evidently) I will hopefully be around finally typing some stuff up!

Side note, the new Carrie Underwood video is great in all its cheesy, goofyness! She plays it well and its a great side to her, I'll accept the cheap made video for this one if they promise to go alllll out for the "Just a Dream" video!

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Wow, I definitely have been a blogging slacker as of late, but never fear, my resolution was to blog on a fairly regular basis...(not setting the bar too

On this fine Friday night/Saturday morning I have to give mad props to my Redskins who have gotten into the playoffs!!!!

ESPN and the NFL network are both saying the Skins can beat that worries me a little....generally we do better as the underdogs...but whatever.

Lets go REDSKINS!!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2007


Sorry for the lack of posts as of late, but I have been running around like a crazy person for the last month or so....

Anyways I just had to post this tonight, because I just watched a Carrie Underwood performance that once again blew me away!

She sang "The Sound of Music" for the Movies Rock special, and her interpretation of this song, along with an unbelievable vocal just bowled me over. She sang it in an almost melancholy way, not joyful the way Julie Andrews seemed to in the movie, but it made me look at the song in a whole new way. Just like when she sang "Desperado" at the Grammies last year. The way she handled this one got me thinking about how the words kinda sound like a person longing for comfort and home of the hills, and I had never ever gone there before.

Anyways enjoy for yourself, and I am interested to hear what you all think! ( I know the 6 of you that were watching it with me already feel the way I

Sound of Music

Saturday, November 17, 2007

NOVA Special

Beautiful science at work. PBS did a wonderful special on the Dover Trial. It is very informative and a great view of what happened.

Check it out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oh Happy Day!!!

Yay for new music! Not only did I pick up a copy of my most anticipated album of like ever, Miss Carrie Underwood, but I also grabbed the new one from Gary Allan, and Alison Krauss/Robert Plant. I haven't had time to listen to the latter two yet, but Carrie's I have been listening too for like a week. I absolutly love it. I will post my thoughts on all these later when I have time!

Oh and p.s if you get the Carrie CD from Target you get the DVD bonus with acoustic songs...we all know how much I freaking love anything Carrie Underwood does acoustically, so this is a real treat! Target Exclusive

Gary Allan

Alison Krauss

Friday, October 12, 2007

Carnival Ride Clips!!!!

Arista just posted clips from all the songs on Carrie Underwood's new album!!!!!

This is going to be an AMAZING CD!!!!

Carnival Ride

Check them out!

Just from the clips I can tell I am going to love this CD.