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  • Akane
  • Ambrosia
  • Autumn Glory
  • Beacon
  • Bonnie Best
  • Braeburn
  • Cameo
  • Connell Red
  • Cortland
  • Cosmic Crisp
  • Cox's Orange Pippin
  • Early Blush
  • Envy (Scilate)
  • Eve
  • Fireside
  • Fuji
  • Gala
  • Granny Smith
  • Golden Delicious
  • Golden Russet
  • Haralson
oct 26 2010 ∞
dec 20 2019 +
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  • read up about gene regulation for orals
  • update blog
  • finish cataloguing recipes on OneNote
  • science essay for CM640
  • teaching ePortfolio for GRAD792
  • design oligos for gene silencing
  • logo for the Colloquium
  • get a new lab notebook
mar 12 2009 ∞
jul 1 2009 +
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  • The Corrections | Jonathan Franzen
  • Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh | Michael Chabon
  • The Secret History | Donna Tartt
  • The House of Sleep | Jonathan Coe
  • Human Croquet | Kate Atkinson
  • A Home at the End of the World | Michael Cunningham
  • The Easy Way Out | Stephen McCauley
  • The Raw Shark Texts | Steven Hall
  • Atkins' Molecules | Peter Atkins (textbook)
may 22 2009 ∞
jun 5 2009 +
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  • cartooning
  • reading about transcription factors
  • making mosaics
  • making home-made sauces and jams
  • writing short stories
  • archiving Dad's genealogical research
  • writing proper letters
  • properly organizing the jpegs on my hard drive
  • more frequent blog posts
  • that enormous backlog of books and movies I never get to
nov 30 2008 ∞
jun 4 2009 +

Phrases from home I like or think have no equal in other parts of the world.

  • ag, shame!
  • now-now and just now
  • calling a traffic light a robot
  • saying 'you must' in stead of 'you should'
  • 'did you come right?' or 'how did you get that right?'
  • Afrikaans words like
    • lekker
    • sommer
    • mos
    • nè
jul 5 2009 ∞
nov 9 2009 +
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  • pink or purple anything
  • taxidermy
  • books used as furniture
  • acrylic anything
  • glass topped tables
  • vinyl wall decals
  • plants that don't thrive indoors
  • ridiculously tiny wash basins
  • crystal chandeliers (even when used ironically)
jun 4 2009 ∞
jul 9 2009 +
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  • labwork
    • bioinformatics
      • WRKY box database mining
      • what are those genes?
    • genome walking
      • isolate DNA (GR)
      • GenomeWalker nested PCRs
      • clone products
      • sequence clones
    • copy number
      • sign up for radiation certification
      • Southern hybridization
        • probe design
        • blot & hyb
    • PAL2 ?
  • publication
jun 4 2009 ∞
feb 21 2010 +
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  • decaf
  • teatime
  • Depeche Mode
  • exact change
  • postcards (sending & receiving)
  • comments on my blog
  • listening to music I really like
  • internet streaming radio
  • being included in friends' weekend plans
  • new leaves on house plants
  • knowing that things could always be worse
  • when people laugh at my jokes
  • when I manage talk to guys without feeling awkward
nov 30 2008 ∞
jun 4 2009 +
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dec 4 2008 ∞
may 25 2009 +

fruit I've tasted:

  • Cattley guava
  • feijoa
  • marula
  • wildepruim
  • cherimoya
  • Surinam cherry
  • umdoni
  • loquat
  • pitaya
  • tamarillo
  • longan
  • pepino
  • carambola
  • amatungulu
  • mangosteen

fruit still to try:

  • jackfruit
  • durian (erm... not too sure about this one)
jul 20 2009 ∞
feb 1 2011 +
  • Lamb
  • Cocteau Twins
  • Temposhark
  • Phantom Limb
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Sparks
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Some of those Canadian bands Dalyn keeps going about
  • Bomb The Bass
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Grizzly Bear
jul 7 2009 ∞
jul 27 2009 +
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  • having more than one blog
  • arranging books according to size
  • planning trips around orchid shows
  • googling facts to help win arguments
  • having a favourite molecule: it's zingerone
  • successful labwork leads to a victory dance
  • cataloguing favourite recipes on MS OneNote
  • buying books based more on publisher than author
  • knowing the catalogue numbers of Depeche Mode singles
  • getting excited when Science has a special section on plant pathogens
mar 7 2009 ∞
jun 4 2009 +
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songs that remind me why they are the best band ever

  • Home
  • Rush
  • Clean
  • Wrong
  • My Joy
  • Corrupt
  • Newborn
  • Insight
  • Precious
  • Dream On
  • Stripped
  • Lie To Me
  • In Chains
  • Dangerous
  • I Feel You
  • Higher Love
  • Strangelove
  • It's No Good
  • In Your Room
jun 13 2009 ∞
jun 13 2009 +