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September 12th, 2008 (03:35 am)

Whoah, hi Livejournal, long time no see.

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January 9th, 2008 (01:32 pm)

Thesis writing makes pouring molasses seem out of control fast.

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November 20th, 2007 (09:48 pm)

Ugh! I'm not supposed to gain weight BEFORE Thanksgiving!

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October 18th, 2007 (08:45 pm)

I need to force myself to work ahead somehow.

Is there a cure for laziness? I'm doing only what I need to, which will get me behind in grad school.

Whew. Did some work. (I think it took feeling good about Matt, whatever that implies)

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holy sleep fall!

September 23rd, 2007 (12:22 pm)
current location: Juneau, AK

So... while completely sober and asleep...

I fell from the second floor of a cabin to the first, landing flat on my back. I'm okay... I couldn't breath through for a while, not from a hurt diaphragm, but I had to keep my back straight and stiff, immobile with core muscles.

I woke up when I hit the floor.

It was a 5.5 mile hike out, and it was a 5.5 mile hike back. The hike back hurt. I went with Erin, Ben C, and two others I hardly see. It wasn't too rainy. The cabin had a beautiful view - it was on a lake with Eagle Glacier near by.

My thoughts were:
FUCK this hurts. What the fuck happened? Where am I? How did that fucking happen? Shit, I'm hurt, I hope I can walk still. I'm not going to be able to play hockey.

I was scared because a lot of my life and identity involves me being active. I thought I might have broken my back at first, which would have majorly changed my life. Anyhow, I was expressing how painful the experience was vocally and breathing labor-ously.

Then I was thankful I didn't land on my head or arm and that nothing was on the floor I landed on. I'll be alright, I'll probably have a sore back for a week, and will probably be fully recovered within a month.

I went from not being able to put my socks on or lift my backpack on Sunday to running and doing pilate like stretches tonight (Monday). I got better by the hour! Thank goodness I'm a young healthy strong flexible person.

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September 15th, 2007 (12:23 am)

Is it going to be the black man, or white woman?

-Chris Rock

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September 13th, 2007 (01:09 pm)

Its too bad I've got an hour and a half attention span.


I like that I cut a boy’s hair more often than I smoke a cigarette.

Unfortunately he likes comedies and doesn’t like roe.

I want a man who can dance.

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News from Alaska

March 29th, 2007 (01:43 pm)

Were getting a Target! I grew up in Wasilla, and might live in Anchorage next year.

I work in Nome. Alcoholism really is a problem.

Happy spring!

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hockey and super mario bros dream

January 23rd, 2007 (12:43 am)
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current song: Buckcherry - broken glass

we won our game... 4-2. I'm definitely showing them moves they've never seen before. Our next game is Friday at 10:45, I'm excited to have Dan, Celia, Erin, Mike and co watch us play.

Hockey is turning into a quality time this semester - good hockey and shooting the wind with a beer afterwards.

I definitely dream in color. One of my dreams last night was Super Mario Brothers... they were all CG with texture. The story line was how they became super heros as they came to realize all their powers. I guess tomorrow morning I'll find out if I feel sick again.

Alrighty... off to bed because I've got to get up to digitize scales.

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Rural Alaska, Tech Savvy?

December 9th, 2006 (03:58 pm)

This made me really happy :D

Another reason to love Unalakleet, my second home. FYI, I know Hunter and Jennie :)


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December 4th, 2006 (09:47 pm)

current location: Whitehead computer lab, UAS, Juneau, Alaska
ambiance: irritated
current song: none.

Bush Mulls Resumed Energy Drilling Off Alaska


Not only is Bristol Bay home to the world's largest sockeye run (sockeye are near and dear to my heart, as I'm doing my masters thesis on one of the northern most populations in the world), but its also in the region that many species of salmon from canada and more southern western coast and Asian (in particular Japanese farmed chum salmon) salmon populations travel through to get to the Bering Sea gyre. Nothing other than decadal regime shifts (and human caused global warming) would change the locations of these gyres. I'm worried about impacts on the fish as they move through a region they're already over exploited on by fishing as it is developed for the prospect of oil.

The Bering sea gyre is an area of high primary productivity as it is a region of upwelling bringing oxygen rich water up to the surface to the euphotic zone, or an area capable of photosynthesis. This primary productivity drives the food web and sustains many of our fisheries. The other main gyre is the Alaskan gyre, which is in the gulf of Alaska. Bering Sea salmon migrate through the same region drilling will start to occur in as they're migrating home to spawn.

Also I hate the idea of development of a non-sustainable resource rather than a sustainable one.

Another environmental catastrophe: There is another road to nowhere in contest... only this road to nowhere will probably supply limited economic development other than motorhomes and pollution. Juneau and the southeast will be no more connected to the world, other than through f-ing tourist development, which already seems the region's primary economic input in the summer.

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Bush really is the worst president over. Quote- Washington Post.

December 2nd, 2006 (10:00 pm)

current location: Erin's living room, amidst a Yuker game, Juneau, AK
current song: Modest Mouse

Check it here.

The end.

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junior ichthyologist

November 29th, 2006 (12:06 pm)

current location: Anderson Building, Juneau, Alaska
ambiance: thoughtful
current song: none

As I was browsing pictures of fish for my lab practical for ichthyology in two weeks I stumbled upon an error on a NOAA educational web page.

On the page:


They had the family for the crested sculpin (Blepsias bilbus) as cottidae. The family really is hemitripteridae which is also in the order scorpaeniformes.

They're very cute fish, they deserve to be in the right family.

Lorna [userpic]

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November 5th, 2006 (03:33 pm)
current location: Juneau, Alaska
current song: Home by Dishwalla

Spent last night in the Blue Mussel cabin here: http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/cabins/south.htm.

It was spectacularly beautiful. Right on the ocean. Which was blue. With snow covered mountains in the background, with a wood fire place (which I kept going, I was with a bunch of people from California and Massachusetts and Texas) with woods around, the stars were out but the moon was full which kept everything illuminated. We played my game, Fluxx, twice, this person charade type game, and yuker (however its spelled). Good times. Maybe I'll post pictures later.

I like Juneau much more now that it is clear and cold and I'm getting outside.

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October 24th, 2006 (05:57 pm)

current song: ticket to ride - the beatles

what is with all of the sexy revealing costumes for women. seriously, there are none for sale that are not revealing, not tasteful. slutty, I mean.

for example, you're not a nurse, but a slutty nurse with vodka shots.
you're not a nun, you're a slutty nun.
a black gothic fairy, princess.

I suppose its kind of fun for those who don't normally dress... slutty.

on that note, I promise you picture(s) from the halloween party.

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what little fish

October 7th, 2006 (09:57 pm)

There is something incredibly cute about salmon fry that live in streams defending thier territory to catch any bug that might fall into the river or stream they're rearing in. HAha... they're just so small, a couple inches at most.

This is rediculous!

"Young salmonids can also distinguish their siblings from other members of their population, based on odors along, even if all fish are the same age, fed the same food, and held in the same water (Quinn and Busack 1985)." They spend less time fighting with relatives and more time foraging, and in seminatural arenas they tend to aggrigate with relatives.

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October 7th, 2006 (02:57 pm)

Monday: I find out I'm going to be a co-author on the AYK-SSI (Alaska Yukon Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative) proposal through 2010.

Tuesday: My roommate Jen broke up with her boyfriend Dan. (I found out about this today, Saturday) I also visited a car, decided I wanted to buy it.

Wednesday: Dinner with Jim Menard, the management biologist from Nome who was visiting for a historical society meeting. I also bought a car, got the title signed over to me. I have a car now!

Thursday: Sushi with Jim, went to the Alaskan. The final draft of the AYK-SSI proposal went in.

Friday: Got my hair cut. Dinner in a ballroom downtown in Juneau, saw a silent auction. Went to the red dog saloon for the first time. Eh.

Planned for this week: give lecture wednesday, finishing up photosynthesis for the newby biologists. Thursday I'll be going to Kodiak to visit Matt and go to his sister's wedding.

and do all of my homework/studying/reading.

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August 30th, 2006 (08:29 pm)

I should buy some webspace... claim a little of this vast informaion network as my own, so that others may know a little information like me.

Family members and perhaps potential employers might like to know about graduation, jobs, research, travel, resume etc. And get the most up to date information about me.

Something like this: www.badwound.com.

Does anyone know how or where I might do something like this?

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August 29th, 2006 (07:39 pm)

UAS has squirrel mail too.

So, I'm actually going to be teaching two sections of lab. alone. for intro to biology for biology majors. whoah. at least its not like being crew leader during which I was in charge of peoples lives rather than part of their academic endeavors.

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August 28th, 2006 (07:34 pm)

current location: Juneau, Alaska
ambiance: relieved

Oh my God Juneau has huge trees and plants. I don't know if I'm going to get used to this humidity.

Meeting tomorrow at 2 in the Anderson Building, lab 314.

And so it begins.

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