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About Calai:

Hi. I <3 life. :)

I like to walk, eat, listen to good music with good beats, sing along with my bad singing, read a good book, write to get away from science when I want to, aaaaand I love my family & friends & God. :)

Oh, and I've studied neuroscience and human physiological processes from the molecular to systemic levels. =T

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At first I couldn't believe that there were really horrible educators or TAs out there, but after tonight, I know ...

At first I couldn't believe that there were really horrible educators or TAs out there, but after tonight, I know there really really are.

In lab today, we had to run protein samples through a gel. We had to make our own gel which is not a big deal. Essentially, you put 2 slabs of glass on top of each other with quarter inch spacers in between. Set the glass sandwich vertically on top of rubber so that when you pour solution on the top, it doesn't leak at the bottom, then you clamp it in place.

Before putting the solution in, we checked for leaks by first putting water.

1st time: We put the first layer of gel in properly — everything was okay. The 2nd solution used for 2nd layer above the first gel solidifies much faster. So, my partner and I were adding the 2nd layer to the 1st layer and she said to pour all of it, even if it overflows over the top of the glass sandwich. Then after that, you have to put a comb through the top of the 2nd layer to create "wells" (indentations where we can load the protein samples). The TA said to put the comb in once the layer began to overflow and we did. Then she said "oh why did you guys stop? Now there are bubbles…" Stop????! We poured it all in and it was overflowing!!!

So we had to redo it again…

2nd time: The TA herself checked the apparatus for leaks and she said there were no leaks. Once we loaded the first layer solution, there was a small leak and solution was coming out (because it hasn't had time to solidify yet). The other TA (the "head" TA) came in and saw the leaks, so she dumped all our solution into the glass, going waaay past the line of where the 1st layer should stop. Then she said, "Oh oops…" Then she tilted the entire apparatus to check out the leak, thus lifting up the glass, thus causing like half of the solution to come out from the bottom of the glass… WTH? We could have just let it leak a little more down to the right level then applied pressure to stop the leak until the solution solidified!!!! She didn't have to tilt it so much that half of the solution came out! So that was messed up… and so we got a zero for that lab _

Professor said we should talk to him tomorrow after lecture.

I'm so really angry right now. Ugh. I hate this class.

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Calai ranted 7 years, 3 months ago. Viewed 54 times.

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This is probably going to be most anti-mexican rant I'm ever going to rant about, but lately, I've been getting ...

This is probably going to be most anti-mexican rant I'm ever going to rant about, but lately, I've been getting so annoyed at this specific population of people:

1) Recently during student elections, these people bombarded me on several occasions per day on several days — telling me that I should vote for their particular party because "we have to pass the DREAM ACT! We have to make sure that all minorities, especially the undocumented "illegal" ones, have federal funding for their education!! We have to make sure that all colored people have special programs by raising student fees so that these colored people can stay in school!" Wth!? Get out of my face!

2) Several undocumented people (who are a part of a campus organization dedicated to helping out undocumented students) have been sleeping over at the apartment (because my roommate is in the organziation) — more and more often. wth? As long as they don't get in my way, that's fine, and that's what I told my roommate initially. But some of these people take SO LONG to shower and to use the bathroom sink area. The close the sink area door and put their stuff all over the floor and the counter as if they freaking owned the place and you have to struggle to even make it to the restroom or to wash your hands in the sink because they're in the way. This isn't a hotel, people. You sleep, you shower, dry your hair or whatever within a reasonable amount of time, and you leave!

3) I was walking to work today, and these hispanic gardeners, with their thick accents, started saying stuff. I just kept walking, but UGH their stupidity just made me want to lose all sympathy for these people, and their accents just made it worse.

4) This guy from that campus organization that helps undocumented students — he smokes his weed and all that crap. I'm guessing he's not the only one since he's close friends with most of the other people in the organization. Ugh. I don't feel like paying increased student fees for an organization full of a bunch of idiots who think they're entitled to something that they aren't entitled to, and wasting their money on such crap when the rest of the students have to pay for their organization.

5) I was listening to these girls talk in their mexican accents, and they were talking about a guy from the other night and how one of them had to withdraw from the quarter because they're going out too much — after that came their stupid annoying giggles. WTH? If I were being irresponsible and going out so much that I have to withdraw from school, I wouldn't be laughing, you idiot! And THIS is what you want the DREAM act for? For these kind of people? wth?!

6) This other mexican guy says "bra" instead of "bro" and thinks he's all that — freaking annoying

All I can say is that the mexican accent, now, officially makes me cringe. it's not even funny anymore.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgrnVK9y124&feature=related

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 229 times.

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Yay free coupons and food!!!! :D :D

So I was sitting in class this morning next to this girl that I know. She took out some Rubio's coupons from her bag and was looking at them. Then I said, "Ohh I buy lunch there a lot!! I like Rubio's!!" Then she let me have the coupons… hahaha. yaaay!
Maybe I'll have it for lunch today, but I just ate scrambled eggs, buttery hashbrowns, and turkey links. Mmmm!!!!

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 56 times.

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Really bad mood

I'm in an incredibly bad mood tonight!! >:O

Stupid biochemistry lab and malfunctioning spec! TA who docks off points that I have to see the professor about to give me back my points!

Random mistakes by me and my lab partners! Grr!!

And I can't even flop down on the couch because it has bed bugs!!!! And wth?! There was no ice the freezer?!! Freaking roommates know how to take the ice but won't make it!!!! I needed 4 ice cubes (2 for my hot soup to make it cold and 2 for my drink) but there was only TWO left! wth people?! Just fill up the freaking tray with water!!! >:O

Argh, I'm so angry!! I need to take my frustration out on something. Part of that means leaving mean comments on other people's rants. >:((

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 56 times.

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Workplace Drama

So, I'm kind of caught in the middle of workplace drama. I try to stay neutral about everything because I get along with everybody in the office. But yeesh, they have beef with each other. And when they talk to me, they tell me about their problems with each other.

I can see faults on both sides. Naggy, blabbing person on one side, and on the other side is another person who doesn't get things done when he/she says they will, then acts all rude about it. wth. Then I see the animosity in their email correspondences as well (because they CC me). _

I just laugh to myself… this is so kiddish. :p

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 86 times.

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Unclean roommate

Somebody that I live with doesn't wash my bowls and some of the knives and spoons very well when she uses them _

I was about to cook an egg in my small frying pan, and when I took it out of the cabinet, it had black chars of burnt food still stuck on there… wth? _

I've noticed a few utensils before in the drawer that were not clean, but I wasn't ever sure which one of my roommates did it. Now, I know who it is :o If it happens again, I'm going to have to tell her about this…

Also, I noticed that when she cooks, she doesn't wipe stains and food fragments off from the counter… Ew, gross. She also leaves toothpaste stains on the bathroom counter… I mean, we clean the counters like once a week just for the sake of being clean and being sanitary, but I mean come on, if you're going to leave obvious stains and yucky messes, at least wipe it off.

sigh

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 83 times.

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Mother's Day!!!

Have a great mother's day with your lovely mothers and mother figures, everyone!!! :))

I think of…

how blessed I am to have been brought into this world to meet my lovely mom. :)
how my mom stayed up with me all the nights that I couldn't sleep.
how my mom always took care of me when I was sick.
how my mom forwent buying new things for herself so that my sister and I could have what we wanted.
how my mom always cooks my favorite foods when I come home from college.
how my mom always has my back, no matter what
how my mom's positive attitude puts a smile on everybody's face.
how my mom put up with my teenage crap and still loved me.
how my mom taught me to be a good, young woman :')
how even though I'm all grown up now, I'm still my mom's little baby girl and she still shows it

:') I love you mom. :') I wouldn't be who I am without you. You taught me the values that I know. You taught me to stay positive and to strive for my goals no matter how many times I fall. You deserve all the best. <3

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 80 times.

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I really want...

I really want a donut or some kind of yummy pastry with flaky bread right now…

:)....

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 50 times.

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Wow, look at it...

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 383 times.

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Pull up your pants!

Today, there was this guy in front of me who had on jeans that were not loose, but kind of tight (but not really tight), and he had pulled them all the way down to like.. the middle of his behind… so as for the pants to sag and expose the upper portions of his underwear.

Absolutely disgusting.

What made it even worse was that he had to walk in a really stupid way to prevent the pants from falling down — know that walk I'm talking about? When he takes a step forward, the entire ipsilateral half of his body has to swing foward, then he does it with the other half. Ugh, it's so repulsing to watch!

I honestly don't know how they can find it cool, or stylish, or attractive in any way!

Pull up your pants, fool! You look so stupid dressed and walking like that! You're obviously having a very difficult time keeping your pants up! Why don't you just pull it all up to the waist where it should be?! And nobody wants to see your underwear!!! >:(

UGH!

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Calai ranted 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 184 times.

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