fredish domesticus

The sad little life of a biochemist...

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Just another post so my blog doesn't disintegrate. My real site is

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Just thought I'd make a post to keep my blog active.
I'm still found at

Saturday, September 02, 2006

New Site

So, I have finally gotten around to setting up my own proper site at
It's still under construction, so please be patient with my slow progress and don't laugh at e too much for not being very fancy.

See you there!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Jiggety Jig

Home again, home again, jiggety jig!

So, I got home from Mexico last night and am happy to be back in my own house with my own bed and my own kitchen!!

Our trip was really fantastic - I loved Mexico!
We spent 12 days there, Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Queretaro, Taluca, Acapulco, and Matehuala. We drove through Mexico City, but decided not to stay because it was just too big.

The children in Chihuahua stared at me a lot... I guess blue eyes and red hair are a bit of an oddity there...

We went to a cool mine in Zacatecas, where we lucked out and had a tour guide all to ourselves!
We petted a cactus at the ruins in Teotenango - very cool - and saw some pople getting busy (Naughty people!)
We saw the La Quebrada Cliff Divers in Acapulco... I'd be too scared, but it was very nifty to see them do it...

And we accidentally bisected a bee with the antenna on the way home.(half a bee, philosophically, must ipso facto half not be)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Alive and Well in Taluca

So I{m in Taluca in an internet place that doesn{t have a door and I can{t figure out what button makes an apostrophe instead of a bracket... Sorry.

We had a brief run-in with the law today because we had the license plate in the back window of the car (we were worried about thieves in Chihuahua) and no front plate at all, because they{re not required at home. The policia in Ciudad Mexico didn{t like that very much... They found one that spoke a little English and he explained what the problem was, but was shocked to hear that only the rear plate is required at home and that everyone in Chihuahua keeps them in the car. Fortunately, we avoided jail time and didn{t get a ticket, but I{m sure the policia think we{re incredibly stupid!!

Anyhow, I{m doing well and will be home in about a week and a half!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Arrgh! Pet Peeve!

I have a huge pet peeve about this...
I was at the grocery store this afternoon and a woman with a cart full of nutrient-free food was complaining to the clerk that "I'd like to eat better, but I don't know how."
Arrgh! I wanted to shout "SO LEARN, DAMNIT!! Buy a book and try some recipes!!"

That's like if I said "I'd like to speak Korean, but don't know how."
Cooking yummy and healthy food isn't just a magical skill that some people have and some don't. It's just like any other skill that you have to study and practice.
So get off your ass and learn!


Thursday, July 27, 2006


Yay! Steve and I are going to Mexico!

We just found out earlier this week that we can go to Mexico in August! We're heading down in my car - through California, and then into Mexico... So, we'll be in Mexico for about 2 weeks and then driving back up home again.

We're planning on burning through the US as fast as we can so we can spend as much time as possible in Mexico and as little money as possible in the States... We'll be camping/car sleeping because American hotels are too rich for our blood and then staying in hostels and inexpensive hotels in Mexico.

I'm excited!