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September 11th, 2002

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09:17 am - dan bitching
any biology-inclined individuals reading this-- WTF? the 1st chapter of my biotechnology book is "an introduction to living things" and it's talking about cells and molecules and tissue and whatnot. i don't understand anything. not that i don't get what the book is saying, i just can't make sense of it. this doesn't sound like it should work or would work. i don't get - and am never really told - how cells come together to make tissues. why shoudl a bunch of liver cells stick together and make a liver? and if that does work, why can't you combine 2 livers into one giant liver? [yes i'm aware that organs are more complex than that. a liver is not made up of a bazillion liver cells and that's it. but dammit, that's what the book makes it sound like.]
i didn't get this stuff in my highschool bio class either.

you know that stutter that shows up at the end of tracks on burned cds? what is that all about? and why does it only show up on SOME cds? and why is it showing up on some of the files i ripped from real cds, but not others? the format it is ripped to doesn't seem to have anything to do with it either. it's friggin annoying-ing-ing-ing

riiiiiiight. so, in the continuing saga of my room be infested - oh i haven't mentioned that, have i? well yes, my room is host to numerous brown hairy spiders and various beetle looking things and further pleasantness - i just attempted to chase a small nasty beetle creature out the door, by pounding the floor to make it run in the other direction. but rather than run under the door like i was expecting it to do, it ran into a small hole in the floor next to my door. DAMMIT MY ROOM SUCKS. STOP BEING INFESTED AND FULL OF HOLES. so i called maintenance and they're going to come spray poison on all my belongings. i'm thrilled.
i really am, too. i keep expecting to wake up covered in worms or something. i am really not a fan of having spiders run across my foot when i'm trying to read. the least they could do, if they have to run around my room being creepy, is to have the courtesy to go around my foot. i don't want to end up like that urban legend and wake up one day with spider eggs in my hair
state: creepy crawly all over my skin
np: Aerosmith - A Little South Of Sanity - Disc 2 - 02 - Last Child

(3 shots upside the head | en garde!)


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Date:September 11th, 2002 02:55 pm (UTC)
individual liver cells are surrounded by a membrane and they come together to make a liver because each cell has tight junctions which seal it together. DUH. and you have gap juctions that allow communication..they allow inorganic ions and the like to pass through.

A Giant liver? oh dan..what on earth would you want a giant liver for.

What percentage of college students do you think never take any form of basic biology or anatomy class. like..why wouldn't you want to know how your body works?
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Date:September 12th, 2002 05:54 am (UTC)
oh, right. certainly. yes. i still don't get it.

to sell on ebay, of course

i have no idea how my body works. it doesn't concern me much. if i need to know, i'll look it up or ask someone who knows. there is too much to know in the world, learn what you care about.
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Date:September 13th, 2002 08:19 am (UTC)
being a biology major for a year, i feel qualified to answer your question.

and the answer is:
liver cells are sexy

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