Haiii Kuuuuu

in sorrow we live
a joy that is a friend
makes it worthwhile

It’s been a trying few weeks, on many fronts. A one line update – I am now officially a postdoctoral fellow at the nutrition and neurocognition lab at the HNRCA (home to previous rat experiences!). i carry a burden of responsibility that i have created for myself. My mentor Irv is all about stream of consciousness, and inquisitive learning, and i seem to be failing at that. I haven’t lived up to my expectations on some fronts, but I am lucky to be surrounded by like-minded people, who have been supportive and encouraging in spite of my stumbling and mumbling efforts (“ya, you are hard on yourself, ya?” – Marge Gundersen). But in the timeless words of Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive”.
enough about me; what’s happening in your neck of the woods?


"I’m re-entering the blogsphere; Please don’t fire that precision missile at me…."

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Ask these questions aloud, set your iPod on shuffle, and record the answers + any comments.

Will I get far in life?
Song: Absolutely Everybody
Artist: Vanessa Amorosi
Comment: So, is it: “Absolutely, Everybody will help me” or “Absolutely Everybody will be trampled by my ascent to greatness”? 🙂

How do my friends see me?
Song: Making Love out of Nothing at all
Artist: Air Supply
Comment: *sigh* If only it were true

Where will I get married?
Song: Leaving on a Jet Plane
Artist: Chantal Kreviazuk
Comment: Would that be before (Fore, “Runway” Bridegroom!) or after?

What is my best friend’s theme song?
Song: Have I Told you Lately
Artist: Rod Stewart
Comment: Only if I sing seconds 🙂

What is the story of my life?
Song: Break on Through (to the Other Side)
Artist: The Doors
Comment: After breaking on through, why do i get lost again?

What is/was high school like?
Song: When the Smoke is Going Down
Artist: Scorpions
Comment: hangin’ with cool pals, jammin’ after 3.30 PM in the classroom, sports, some amount of study

How can I get ahead in life?
Song: Fortunate Son
Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Comment: If I was born with a silver spoon…

What is the best thing about me?
Song: Lightning Crashes
Artist: Live
Comment: I am an organ donor

How is today going to be?
Song: Antartica
Artist: Corinne Allal
Comment: It is freezing here, snow on the ground!

What is in store for this weekend?
Song: Bring Me Back to Life
Artist: Evanesence
Comment: A matinee, hanging out with good friends, data analysis… ah, the ideal mix

What song describes my parents?
Song: Something Stupid
Artist: Nicole Kidman and Robbie Willliams
Comment: I think Stupid refers to the son 🙂

…my grandparents?
Song: Breathe
Artist: Faith Hill
Comment: When they saw me, did they stop… breathing?

How is my life going?
Song: Violin Concerto 1
Artist: Bela Bartok
Comment: A mix of strings, piano, and Magyar folk

What song will they play at my funeral?
Song: Ironic
Artist: Alanis Morisette
Comment: Truly so!

How does the world see me?
Song: Pieces of Me
Artist: Ashley Simpson
Comment: Only pieces, not the whole me…

Will I have a happy life?
Song: The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag
Artist: Country Joe McDonald
Comment: It looks like I will die in Vietnam

What do my friends really think of me?
Song: You Had Bad Day
Artist: Daniel Powter
Comment: Sometimes…

Do people secretly lust after me?
Song: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for…
Artist: U2
Comment: Still looking…

How can I make myself happy?
Song: The Temptation of Adam
Artist: Josh Ritter
Comment: Apples?

What should I do with my life?
Song: Zombie
Artist: Cranberries
Comment: Die and then come back to life?

Will I ever have children?
Song: I had a Dream
Artist: John B Sebastian
Comment: okay.

What is some good advice?
Song: Piano Sonata No. 11 (Rondo Alla Turca)
Artist: W A Mozart
Comment: What is ole Wolfgang trying to say? I should march to Turkey

What is my signature dancing song?
Song: She’s Got the Look
Artist: Roxette
Comment: yeah, right

What do I think my current theme song is?
Song: Strong Enough
Artist: Dixie Chicks
Comment: Uh?

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Song: Nights on White Satin
Artist: Moody Blues
Comment: Refer previous questions!

What do I really want from life?
Song: Only When I sleep
Artist: The Corrs
Comment: If only someone understood me…

What should I do to help others?
Song: Shine on you Crazy Diamond
Artist: Pink Floyd
Comment: Get your Shine on!

What should I do to help myself?
Song: Take my Breath Away
Artist: Berlin
Comment: Why is it all about breathing, dying, living

What should I do to succeed in life?
Song: My Sacrifice
Artist: Creed
Comment: There we go again with sacrificing, which could possibly mean death

What is my one most important goal in life?
Song: The Show Must Go On
Artist: Pink Floyd
Comment: you got that right, maan!

What do I get the most pleasure from?
Song: Brain Damage
Artist: Pink Floyd
Comment: Hahahahahaha… as some others may retort, if only you had a brain that could be damaged…