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19 June 2011 @ 09:21 pm
Plants, drawing and stuff  
Been looking into ways to cool down the plant chamber before I build it. Looks like I'm going to have to read up on electronics now and learn about that. I'm rather amazed at the science education I have been giving myself lately and expanding on the knowledge I already have. I'm proud of myself. I also find it funny how I feel so lost in this new field. You know you're totally new when you say, "I don't even know what questions to ask." That's how I felt when I started the plant tissue culture stuff. Not that I know it now. Oh do I ever still have tons to learn and I still have many question and much experience to gain. But I don't feel as lost and frustarted as when I first started. It's just funny to have that feeling again so soon for another reason. Speaking of TC, I REALLY need another pressure cooker. I hope I can order one this week. And I finally got my scale in the mail form China. It works, I'm so glad but again can't do anything without the cooker. The magic cauldron hehe. I had one more jar get contaminated. This time it was N. albomarginata grey. Not happy about that one. That's one plant I really like and would love to grow some either normally or through TC.

I've started inking the picture of Looten Plunder and I'm amazed that Illustrator is magically working again. I get a trace line when I trace now. I got about half way through that. So perhaps I can finish the ink work on it and start to color it in photoshop. I went on some jobs with Chris today. In between we stopped at a Michael's in a differnet location and he got me a clear and a red 2 inch diamond. Not really into those colors but it was something I didn't have so I grabbed them. I'll keep checking different ones as I wonder if it's something all the locations have gotten. I've never seen these before.

Chris and I just finished watching Megamind. We were very impressed. It was hillarious. Half way through I got worried that it was going to push the whole "balance. can't have good without bad" crap that's a load of malarky. But it had a very interesting twist or twists. That's all I'll say so I don't spoil it for those of you that haven't seen it. I can't figure out yet if Megamind was INTP or J yet. So I'll say INTx. And his gorilla/fish side kick was very cute. Chris mentioned he's an S type but I haven't thought about any of that for him yet. I may do a review on this movie, but right now my mind is still digesting it and scenes from it are flying through it still.
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draconisthanos: aliendraconisthanos on June 20th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
It was a fun movie to watch! I am glad you picked this one tonight. I liked how it smashed some stereotypes by bashing them. Made it unique.

I like the fridge idea you came up with. I wonder where we could by a used one.

I was surprised by how thin the scale was.

I am glad you came with me on those calls.
Des: Fungus Evil Laughthagirion on June 20th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
I really liked that movie a lot. I definitely want to buy it now. Gave me a lot to think about.

Yeah, I wonder how much they cost. That would be the easiest thing.

Yeah, I couldn't believe how tiny the scale was. I was expecting something bigger. I'm glad it worked. Now if I could get my PH meter this week.

Yeah it was nice to get out.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Cool Zoraksilvolf on June 20th, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
Good luck with the plant chamber when you build it. Research pays off!
Glad the picture is going well. I've been doing a lot of digital art lately.
I love Megamind. I watched it with Dad since I have it on DVD and he said it was better than he thought it would be. I love the music in it.
Des: Fungus Wickedthagirion on June 20th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Right now I really don't know what I'm doing.
It's nice to be working on art again.
It was a great movie. Yes I forgot to mention that. It had a great metal soundtrack. We were impressed by that. That's cool your dad liked it.
kabuldurkabuldur on June 20th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
Hope you get a really good pressure cooker soon! I'm sad that you lost your N. albomarginata grey :(

That's weird how the trace line in Illustrator sometimes works and sometimes not.

Wow, you have been very busy!
Des: Toolsthagirion on June 20th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if not this week perhaps the next one. Well luckily I have one jar left that isn't contaminated. I just hope they sprout.

It makes no sense why Illustrator decides to work sometimes and not others.

Yeah, I'm glad I have so many projects to work on.
actipton80actipton80 on June 21st, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
All the locations I've been to do have the two inch diamonds. I've seen red, magenta, pink, clear, cobalt, turquoise, purple, pale lavender, light green, and rainbow. I think I'm going to Michael's tomorrow, and if there is a light green I'll grab it.
Desthagirion on June 21st, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Cool. I was by my local one yesterday and I didn't stop in. I should have. I haven't seen purple or lavender yet.
actipton80actipton80 on June 21st, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
I wasn't at the Michael's that had a bunch of light green ones so I couldn't get one, but I picked a rainbow one up for me. I found out that the two inch diamonds are seasonal so they aren't going to be restocking them once they run out of these.
Des: WTF?thagirion on June 21st, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Seasonal? That's dumb. Well in that case I a better grab what I find.