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Below are the 16 most recent journal entries recorded in Heather's LiveJournal:

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
11:17 am
THIS LJ ACCOUNT HAS BEEN VIOLATED! - New LJ account
I am having to ditch this LJ account because a workplace homophobe found out about it. From homophobic comments at work they seem to have got access to password and friends links.

I am still waiting on data protection replies to find out how work found out about my LJ account (its an alias after all.)

Appart from changing passwords I cannot take down this LJ because it may be used as evidence by my employer in an Employment Tribunal proceedings.

I reaslised during Bicon that I do need an LJ account to keep in touch with the bi and trans community so I will shortly set up another one and post details to friends.

Heather
Tuesday, January 29th, 2002
9:09 am
network was down yesterday, hope I haven't missed anything
heather
Thursday, January 17th, 2002
8:06 pm
bugger the diet
well, another new years resolution bites the dust.
feeling in need of chocolate and lots of food. I will probably look like a balloon
when you next see me, but at least I will have some bigb wabbly melons!

not sure about london tommorrow. I was all up for going clubbing with katy for her birthday
but I am in a bit of a work crisis and also a bit down at the moment, will talk to katy to see.

heather

Current Mood: down
Wednesday, January 16th, 2002
10:02 pm
buffy editing
I'm probably behind the times, but has everyone seen this about buffy season 6 being edited?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/tv_and_radio/newsid_1763000/1763615.stm
Monday, January 14th, 2002
9:33 am
icq and chandy
Chandy has been having a crisis trying to get a report in for a job application before the deadline of 10.30am, this has meant working all night at my place (as I have a PC). Shes looking stressed.

what does icq me, 23238xx mean? how doI do it?

Current Mood: sleepy
Friday, January 11th, 2002
1:50 am
locked out!
I've locked myself out of my house and no ones in! That
means either sleeping in the department or breaking in.
one new years resolution was 'be less scatty', it did last 10 days

heather :)
Wednesday, January 9th, 2002
9:36 am
paypal
anyone use paypal?
how secure is it? what is the 3 number verification code they want which they say is on the back of the credit card, in the strip where one signs your name. It isn't on my credit card!
I think Ann used it to get Max and Katy an account.

so much for my resolution not to use LJ till lunchtime

Heather
Tuesday, January 8th, 2002
1:31 pm
Nazi's in science
I was distrubed to hear one of my collegues this morning coming out with the
unsolicitored opinion that Gordon Browns baby should not have been treated
to ensure that the genetically week get removed from the gene pool! This guy
trained as a medic and then became a biochemist working on broadly on
drug design. He then came out with we shouldn't waste tax - payers money on
treating those who don't contibute to society.
Fuck me, it dishartens me that people in medical research can have such a
disreagard for human life, or more precisely think they are able to judge who is]
human and who isn't.
It then degenerated into an arguement of sceening feotuses for genetic selection
suprisingly many of my collegues thought this was a good idea because of the
lack of natural selection now days!
I think this is terrible. I understand there is a difficult dilema when it comes to
deciding if to have a Downs syndrom test, because that has been around for a long
time the illness is severe. New tests for diseases that are just as severe (well I'm
not sure about, would have to judge each disease on its merits, then again who am
I to judge how a child will feel, and how parents would cope.)
But these scientists were talking about screening out asmatics, people with week hearts etc
I could spend hours on both moral and scientific reason on why this is wrong, but
my real worry is that I used to think it was just capitalism and the drive for money that corrupted
science's ideals, now it seems that half of my collegues don't have aulteristic idea's either.

heather :(

Current Mood: worried
Thursday, January 3rd, 2002
11:55 am
Went to see a George from Japan yesterday who was visiting london.
It was good to see him, but he looks drained the consequence of a city job.

Started wrighting my thesis pre-draft, god I write nonsense and I haven't got much enthusiasm for it today, would rather be in bed. But I always feel like that after holidays, I will soo get my energy back.

Heather :)

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, January 1st, 2002
2:32 pm
new year
Had a great start to the new year,
I met up with Betina and Mira for a dinner at about 7pm,
they did me chips specially so that was great of them.
then we went off to a party at another friends Soymia's. (I think Katy and thingy might have met them at the halloween dinner)
anyway in germany its traditional to have your fortune told by pooring moltern lead into water and analysing the shapes. Mine suggested that I was going to be abducted by aliens. Betinas looked like a sperm (she was really worried and did it again only to get another sperm.)
she's just arrived so I'll write more later.

Heather :)

Current Mood: awake
Tuesday, December 18th, 2001
9:05 am
X-mas shopping, Betina passed
Morning.
Generally I'm not doing much X-mas shopping this year, but I went out to buy a few essentials.
I was trying to look for a present for lizw but couldn't find anything which struck me as - yes thats Liz. Any suggestions? I was more successful getting a present for Ben, Chris and Roz.

Betina Passed her PhD Viva :), it only took an hour! I had gone along to wait outside with a bottle of champaign at 3.30pm (she had gone in at 2) and I met her examiner leaving who gave the good news. When I tracked her down we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening drinking and eating chips. I think I was more estatic than B. I was so proud I felt like a Mum. To see her smile makes me so happy. (A bad case of love for a friend.)
No sooner does she pass, than she's off to America for X-mas. Left this morning :(

counselling session this morning for stuff that happened to me a few years ago whilst going through gender reassignment :(

overall though feeling happy.

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, December 17th, 2001
9:59 am
chewing gum
A more extensive write up of the weekend will follow but I thought I would just add this story about the ending of this weekends events.
On the train back to Cambridge I was knackered so fell asleep. A group of youngish lads were sitting next to me and were finding something very amusing whilst I was asleep. I thought to myself, well it isn't everyday that you meet a transexual in the train and I would have probably laughed when I was that age too.
When I got up though I found the reason for their amusement. They had suck chewing gum under my bum and as I got up this horrible gum streched out and broke, all over my nice black skirt and black coat. They wer in fits of laughter and I had to rush off the train at my stop.
I see the funny side, but I can't get it off my skirt or coat.

Any chewing gum removal tips?

Heather :)
Friday, December 14th, 2001
11:06 am
general rant
First, I arrive this morning to find my hotmail account filled with the same mail advertising a legal service. It filled up my account and blocked my hotmail account. - its now fixed so send me some mail.

Pissed off because I started to run an experiment yesterday, and I was kicked off by a 'more important' group. They didn't even save my data. This is a general problem that I have in this department, I have been waiting months to run some essential experiments on some NMR and AUC machines and I keep getting shuved down to the bottom of the que because other 'more important' groups jump the que.

Heather :(

Current Mood: annoyed
Thursday, December 13th, 2001
12:02 am
Mixed Day
The Bad:
The fallout of my friend failin her viva seems to be hitting me in both directions.
To cut a long story short: Some work I did a few years ago is relevant to my friend
who needs to do more experiments to resubmit her PhD. (For some reason she is
annoyed with me about this, I thinki ts because if my results were completely negative
rather than inconclusive she might have less to do.) Profs in the department are annoyed
at me because they want to transfer the principles of my work to my friend (which in a
way I don't mind) but this will mean I have to do more things for my PhD which will extend
the time, and may mean I can't accept the job I have been offered for me.
I should be the one who is feeling put out, but by some strange twist its everyone one else
that seems to be put out with me! Oh well, sod them. My friend has reasons to feel pissed off
at the moment so I understand her negative feelings, but the department is just full of *******s.
It drains my enthusiasm.


The good news (2 lots)
1. had a good scientific idea this morning to explain some strange results I have. It turns out
not to be the case but it is leading me onto new explainations.
2. My kinky red boots arrived this morning. Going to wear them to the Underground on Friday.

heather

Current Mood: irritated
Saturday, December 8th, 2001
2:13 pm
Ekk failed exam
Ouch,
My friend Adlina that started a PhD in the same lab as me, has jsut been failed in her PhD viva!!!

To cut a long story short, our first supervisor had a breakdown and the projects he had set were unfeasable, so we all had to move projects and groups. Anyway the examiners said this was not allowed unless you had completed all feasble research on your first project, so failed her.
If the decision stands (which I can't believe it will), it will add at least six months on to my PhD whilst I go back and try to get something out my origninal project.

Poor Adlina. We had champagin on ice waiting. She understandably doesn't feel like it.

Heather :(

Current Mood: disappointed
Wednesday, December 5th, 2001
3:00 pm
Ooh Matron, I've joined
Sorry about the Kenith Williams impression but I felt like it.

so I now am on LJ, I can see trish and katy post regularly, I must get some photo's to put on.

I'm ill at the moment :(, I have a rash thats come up on my body and a cold :(. But I'm not too bad.

heather :)

Current Mood: ill
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