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And The Meme Goes On . . .

Yes, I AM procrastinating, thank you very much. I have about half an hour before an important meeting, and I need the stress relief, so stolen from courtesy of kellychambliss  and cranky__crocus  :


Last Alcoholic Drink: Bailey's in my hot chocolate 2 nights ago.
Last Car Ride: I drove to work this morning.
Last Kiss: Last night, just before I fell asleep.
Last Good Cry: I tear up a lot, but it's been awhile since I had a really good sob, so I'm not sure.
Last Library Book: One of the Redwall series for Miss M
Last Book Bought: For myself, for pleasure, How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu - bloody gorgeous it was, too.  The actual last book I bought was a birthday gift for one of MIss M's friends, The Manga Artist's Workbook by Christopher Hart.
Last Book Read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, a sensitive biography of the woman whose cells (known as HeLa) have provided the foundation on which a lot of modern molecular biology and cell biology rests.
Last Movie Seen in Theatres: Tangled.  I don't get to see too many things rated above PG13 in the theatres these days.  ::g::
Last Movie Rented: Up in the Air.  It was very good, and had George Clooney in it.  Shirtless.  But it wasn't good just because of that.  Honest! 
Last Swear Word Uttered:  'Hell and blast and damn!', as I tripped over boots on my way out the door this morning.
Last Beverage Drunk: The extremely strong Scottish Breakfast tea I am consuming now.
Last Food Consumed: Oatmeal with blueberries (Ye canna be a Scot if ye dinna et teh porridge).
Last Crush: Benedict Cumberbatch, if we're talking real people.  Yowza.  What that impish smile does to his face makes me giddy.
Last Phone Call: Last night to my girl to tell her I was going to be late coming home from work.
Last TV Show Watched: Does having Nova on in the background whilst chatting with lash_larue  about my latest insanity and belly rubbing my elder cat count?  If so, last night.  Oh, you mean I actually had to be watching it?  Um . . . .
Last Time Showered: This morning.
Last Shoes Worn:  To quote Kelly: 'These hideous black suede clodhoppers that are good in snow.'  We may have the same shoes.
Last Song Played: Wait a minute while I check my ipod - Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson.
Last Item Bought: The tea I'm drinking, bought a new box on my way in this morning.
Last Download: Software update for my MacBook Pro.
Last Annoyance: The above-mentioned boots (Miss M!!!!!)
Last Disappointment: The last *big* disappointment was the failure of my NSF grant renewal. 
Last Soda Drank: Can't remember - as a rule I don't drink the stuff.
Last Thing Written: This meme, of course, but if we're talking anything substantial, it was the outline of how I'm going to fit a potential collaboration into my NIH grant proposal.
Last Key Used: The key to my office.
Last Words Spoken: 'Good Morning' to the guy who replaces the dead fluorescent bulbs in our building. 
Last Sleep: Last night, and it wasn't long enough.
Last Ice Cream Eaten: Graeter's Black Raspberry Chip - the *ultimate* in ice creams (and every bite was duly savored :-D).
Last Chair Sat In: The chair at my desk, which I am occupying now.
Last Webpage Visited: The research institute's intranet page to order something for the lab.


And there you have it.  Ye gods, I'm boring.  Oh well.  Off to my meeting - wish me luck.  If I can pry some money out of the department, I might be able to keep doing science for a little while after all.

Comments

albalark
Jan. 31st, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Glad we are Baileys buddies. :D I tear often too; nice to know I have a misty-eyed buddy as well. (: If you like Nutella, too, we may be soul sisters! ::g::

Check your college library - I'm guessing there will be at least one copy, and it's definitely worth reading. As someone who uses HeLa cells as a source of human RNA Polymerase II and its associated factors, chromatin and histones, it was a read which made me think. It is unusual to know anything about the sources of the human biological material scientists use, and getting to know Mrs. Lacks and her family through this book was important to do, but it was a very interesting read on its own.

I've decided that, compared to my flist, I do not sample enough ice cream. Well, get busy! :-D So much ice cream, so little time . . . .
cranky__crocus
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
I don't like Nutella. ...I love Nutella! Soul sistaaah! (; *Giggles.*

I will have to give my college library a look. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll get a chance to read through it in a long while; I haven't been able to do much pleasure reading at all lately. It's sad! I can see how it would touch you to know anything about the source of your human bio material.

Teehee. I will try to get busy on that ice-cream plan...