Thursday, March 11, 2010

What??? Poop! Oh No You Didn't!

 CAUTION: This post may gross some people out.  Read with care and please do not read it while you're eating.

I remember my first day of Microbiology Lab.  We were going over the syllabus and our instructor was discussing all the things that we'd be doing this semester; all the microbes and organisms we'd get to look at under our light microscopes, how we'd get to make yogurt, because as you know yogurt is made of little microorganisms, blah blah blah... 

And then he began to discuss Lab #9  "And you'll also have the opportunity to examine enterobacteria and someone from each group will be bringing a fecal sample..."

"We are going to be doing what!!!!?" I screamed loudly inside my head.  You can imagine the looks of disgust and blank stares everyone had!

-"We will be providing you with a cup that you'll get to take home...." he continued.

 As soon as he said that I immediately exclaimed " I call NOT IT! (kinda like how I used to yell out when I was little and didn't want to be the tagger but the ta-gee) There's no way in this world that I, Grecia, is going to volunteer to bring in MY poop for everyone to look at and examine, all swirled around in a fixed slide... C'mon, my poop is my poop and nobody gets to look at it.   And yes, I really did call "Not it" out loud.

-"...and we'll discuss this lab in further detail once the day comes."

Well, that day came and it was today.  First of all, I wasn't the one that brought in the poop. Last week I took charge and appointed someone in the group to bring a "bouncy ball" of their poop.  Second of all, the lab wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.  The poop was diluted a little bit in water so it wasn't this big blob type of thing that we'd have underneath our faces.  It was just brown-yellowish liquid in a tube.  The room was a little stinky when I came in this morning from the previous classes and I started gagging, but I just figured that I would have to hold in my breath or not breathe in as deep as much as possible and everything was OK.  Unfortunately, this lab requires time since we have to incubate the tubes for 24hrs., which means that I have to go back tomorrow and Saturday to open lab to finish the experiments.  So I still have yet to see what poop looks like under the microscope.  Depending on what the person ate, I might see tiny pieces of pizza or corn, who knows.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010



I originally saw this posted by Kaitlin at Ah My Married Life.   It looks fun and since I haven't blogged much lately I've decided that this would make a good, quick, and fun post, so I'm going to join in as well!

But before, a quick life update:  I have been super busy with school.  And I have an Anatomy midterm this week.  Wish me luck guys!  Yesterday I got a new car insurance, which is 30 dollars cheaper than the one I had previously.  Makes me excited!  Also, my car has decided that it's going to give me fitsI just hope that whatever is wrong with it, it won't be so expensive.  The End.

Instructions: The post is a list of 99 things you could have done, and you are supposed to bold the ones that you yourself have done.

1. Started your own blog-- but I'm not having much success at it. Maybe one day it will become popular like many of my favorite bloggers. :)
2. Slept under the stars-- that's why I love camping!
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii-- I wish.
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to DisneyWorld
8. Climbed a mountain-- not a very big one though. Hehehe!
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning-- it's the worst.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset-- Something I got to do at Girl's Camp many yrs. ago.
31. Hit a home run-- during recess back in the day when I was in Elementary School.  Does that count?
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors-- Mexico, I actually lived there for 8 years.
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language-- French.  I took 5 yrs. of it in High School and I'm still trying to keep up with it.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke-- at one of our work parties.  It was very EMBARRASSING!
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 
52. Kissed in the rain -- yes, probably not as cute as how it shows in the movies though. ;)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason-- my boyfriend does that sometimes.
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle-- it was sooo much fun!  But I could never own one myself.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee- on my armpit! I know, how is that even possible right? LOL!

It looks like I need to get out more and try a lot of new things.