The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight (cloudtrader) wrote,
The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight

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YMCA, EPSPs, tutus, teeth, daddy, and Loscon

I have had "YMCA" by The Village People stuck in my head all day. Scary. Only got a few odd looks when I started singing it in the parking lot between Magic and Neuroscience. NO, I WASN'T HIGH!

Although I did learn all about exogenous drugs today. My favorite was caffeine. It's a central nervous system stimulant that generates EPSPs (excitatory postsynaptic potentials). It's an antagonist for the neurotransmitter adenosine that affects the presynaptic autoreceptors. It takes about thrity minutes for caffeine to get into your system and the drug has a half life of three to five hours. Caffeine constricts your blood vessels and hence blood flow, which means that caffeine withdrawal headaches occur because more blood is getting to your head. Heh.

I could go on, but I'm sure you don't want to know about what sleeping pills, tranqualizers, resperine, ampethamines, peyote, and tricyclic antidepressants have to do with norepinephrine.

A guy came to Neuroscience class late today. Professor Sally made him put on her red tutu and do a dance in front of the class to be admitted. He did it. We applauded. Sally gave out the left-over Halloween candy. I like that class.

....And then I went to the dentist. Teeth cleaning. Rah. Actually, it wasn't too bad.

Afterwards, I hung out at my old library until it was time to meet my dad for dinner. Hey, I figured that as long as I have to drive forty minutes to get to my old neighborhood, I might as well see him. We talked about books. One of the few safe subjects for us. I asked him if he ever wanted my housekeys back. He said no, they'd changed the locks after I moved out. I tried not to take it personally.

Evil drive back, during rush hour and all. I set "Mind" by Vibrolux on repeat and sang my way down the freeway.

Now I will eat chocolate and watch one of the videos I rented.

But first: TOSSBLACK, OSHUNANAT -- Want to go? Pweeeeeeeese! *big-eyed anime look* Pweeeeeeeeeeeese!!!! 24-hour anime rooms! A re-creation of Ten Forward! Regency dancing AND club-style dancing with a live DJ playing goth and techno and trance and all sorts of other fun music! Low low entrance fee! A chance to meet some big names in science fiction and fantasy!

I'll drive. We can get a room or just go home for the night or just go for one day. Please? Pretty please with a Shido on top? Come.

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