The perks of having a super artistic dad come to town —- he brings hand-drawn pen and ink prints of our cats!
Dad visits!! Timsy came up for the weekend and we had a great time taking him to a cool retro arcade in town. We take our video games pretty seriously, if you can’t tell.
I gotta do it people. I’ve just got to brag about my cool brother. Not only does he put us all to shame in “jowler pics” but! The most amazing brother of all time finally gets his Ph.D today!! It’s been a long road, but he did it! And the world is lucky to have such a damn genius biochemist. I can’t even try to explain what he does. I found some of his research online to see if that would help describe it. Well… hmmm, “utilized genetic, biochemical, and biophysical techniques to study the inhibition of HIV entry by D-peptides and the evolutionary response of HIV to inhibition. Employed in vitro display technologies for the development of D-peptide therapeutics against emerging infectious diseases. Extended the use chemical peptide synthesis/ligation techniques to the assembly of large (>300 residue) mirror-image proteins for synthetic biology, chemical biology, and drug discovery applications.”
Yeah… it’s beyond me, but basically, he’s been working towards biochemical solutions to stop Ebola and HIV. See here for a slightly more intelligible description: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100818141553.htm
Congrats Dr. Weinstock! Can’t wait ‘til your win your Nobel. Love, your little sis.
Annnd… we are also pretty excited about this. This is what our meals are going to look like (and have been looking like) from now until the end of the year, and no regrets. For three years, we haven’t been able to satisfy our Thanksgiving hankerings, so you bet we’re going all out this year.
Our 2,000th Post! (that’s not to say we haven’t taken more than 2,000 photos in the past 3 years)
While at a job interview in downtown Portland, I stopped by the Japanese Garden because it was free admission day. It was interesting to see how the tall Oregon trees were mixed in with the Japanese flora and fauna. It brought back some good memories of autumn in Japan.
Going through old memories and found this. Too good not to share. From that time I went to Morocco and had a snake thrown at me by a snake charmer. My bravest moment ever.