Monday, December 6, 2010

Bio Sphere Arizonia

first of all me being a photosensitive type of gal it made things a little difficult when visiting my sister in Arizona...

no to mention i stuck out like a sore thumb.

I don't think it helped when i pretended to be a pro wrestler in the target dressing room..

when I was on the train with my baby sister Kara to Arizona I was worried the moment I stepped off the platform I would be linched by a mob of Mexican immigrant hating Nazis,
that my brave white sister would have to save me in a way that involves jumping out a stained glass window and a song playing by Muse.

(this really happened..)

the first few days in Arizona was dryer and hotter then anyone could imagine fallowed by a monsoon and lightning storms plus tornado... the sky was AMAZING!

before I made it to the Biosphere2 I took in the culture and the sites never witnessed before.. Like Walmart.

then we biosphere'ed 2 the shit out of the place!!

for those of you that don't know what the Biosphere is-

the Biosphere 2 is a 3.15-acre (12,700 m2)[1] structure originally built to be an artificial, materially-closed ecological system in Oracle, Arizona (USA) by Space Biosphere Ventures, a joint venture whose principal officers were John P. Allen, inventor and Executive Director, and Margret Augustine, CEO. Constructed between 1987 and 1991, it was used to explore the complex web of interactions within life systems in a structure that included five areas based on natural biomes and an agricultural area and human living/working space to study the interactions between humans, farming and technology with the rest of nature.[2] It also explored the possible use of closed biospheres in space colonization, and allowed the study and manipulation of a biosphere without harming Earth's. The name comes from Earth’s biosphere, Biosphere 1, Earth's life system is the only biosphere currently known. Funding for the project came primarily from the joint venture’s financial partner, Ed Bass' Decisions Investment, and cost $200 million from 1985 to 2007, including land, support research greenhouses, test module and staff facilities.

I F'n cut my hair just to see this awesome place!

Everyone thinks I'm a terrorist!

they say the people in the study here were so Bord they jumped off the top of the sphere and dove into the artificial ocean for fun.. I don't think i could ever get that Bord...because i know I'd die from being to much of a butterfinger:P

the less impressive artificial dessert in the dessert:P

artificial "cave".

As Biosphere 2 is a self contained and airtight structure the air inside would expand and contract on warm and cold days which could cause the building to explode or implode!

During the first mission, the oxygen inside the facility, which began at 20.9%, fell at a steady pace and after 16 months was down to 14.5%. This is equivalent to the oxygen availability at an elevation of 4,080 meters (13,400 ft).[17] Since some biospherians were starting to have symptoms like sleep apnea and fatigue, Walford and the medical team decided to boost oxygen with injections in January and August 1993.

Daily fluctuation of carbon dioxide dynamics was typically 600 ppm because of the strong drawdown during sunlight hours by plant photosynthesis, followed by a similar rise during the nighttime when system respiration dominated. As expected, there was also a strong seasonal signature to CO2 levels, with wintertime levels as high as 4,000-4,500 and summertime levels near 1,000 ppm. The crew worked to manage the CO2 by occasionally turning on a CO2 scrubber, activating and de-activating the desert and savannah through control of irrigation water, cutting and storing biomass to sequester carbon, and utilizing all potential planting areas with fast-growing species to increase system photosynthesis.[18]

Many suspected the drop in oxygen was due to microbes in the soil. The soils were selected to have enough carbon to provide for the plants of the ecosystems to grow from infancy to maturity, a plant mass increase of perhaps 20 tons (18,000 kg).[19] The release rate of that soil carbon as carbon dioxide by respiration of soil microbes was an unknown that the Biosphere 2 experiment was designed to reveal. El Nino weather systems blocked necessary sunlight resulting in lower oxygen production.

The respiration rate was faster than the photosynthesis (possibly in part due to relatively low light penetration through the glazed structure) resulting in a slow decrease of oxygen. A mystery accompanied the oxygen decline: the corresponding increase in carbon dioxide did not appear. This concealed the underlying process until an investigation by Jeff Severinghaus and Wallace Broecker of Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory using isotopic analysis showed that carbon dioxide was reacting with exposed concrete inside Biosphere 2 to form calcium carbonate, thereby sequestering the carbon dioxide and, as part of it, the oxygen that had disappeared.[20]

The discovery of the small difference between rate of respiration and rate of photosynthesis depended on the extremely low leak rate of Biosphere 2. It was shown by Dempster that had Biosphere 2 leaked as much as other closed ecological test chambers, the wash-out effect of outside air mixing in would have concealed the entire imbalance.

rain forest, after a while i started to feel sick from walking threw several different Eco systems all in one day, i wish they kept the animals in it but the only thing i found were tiny snails<3 src="">

I'm starting to think my face is resembling Rita Repulsa little by little.


after a day of science and learning about the world and the way it works we did what any 20-somthing girls would do...we pretended to hump displays and point out what looks like a penis or vagina along with fart jokes :)

the day was still young when we left the sphere so Kara and I celebrated Science with fake sideburns, bumble bee diddlybobs and a two for one piercing special in Tucson!

next thing we know Kara was challenged to a dance off!! by some drunk guy.

the guy said he knew a dance that "was like a rose blooming on a mountain side in the rain France"
he then proceed to knock his knees together while he swing his arm like he was rolling up a car window..

after he won the dance off with that little number he whispered into my ear
"I don't trust that guy... his sideburns are fake.."

and that man was the highlight of our Tuscon adventure...and i now have a nose screw in my nostril to remember it by

......the end ....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 Comic Con

It's been a very long time sense i last posted..(not that anyone reads this thing ) but I have wonderful news from Comic Con 2010 for thoughs that don't already know ;)

I'll start with the beginning..
me and my boyfriend Aaron woke up at 4am to make are way to San Diego to help my friend Douglas Pasz with his booth at Comic Con..
what i thought would be a easy task of moving boxes ended up killing me and Aaron when we got there , while poor Aaron had to hall heavy boxes threw ditsy nerds i had to watch over the boxes in the freezing cold.. now this sounds like a easy thing to get threw but put in mind we haven't eaten or slept in sense 4am and we arrived at noon.. so I end up stacking all the boxes in the shape of a coach and falling asleep on them on a public sidewalk like a hobo, mouth open and most likely drooling, as for Aaron when we finished so was he.

( this is Aaron past out behind the booth)

we then had to leave and eat something after all the merch was on the table, it gets a little fuzzy what we did next i just remember waiting in Aarons car for Doug to get to the hotel so we could find out where we were staying.. i think we slept in his car for what seemed like forever..

Day 1

Costume: Dex-Star

made the hat out of yarn:)

I realize i don't look like a cat but I was afraid of coming off too "furry"

for those of you that don't know who Dex-star is here is a pic i took of his Action figure:)

I ran into a creepy old man that was wearing a Red lantern T with a Dex-star Quote on it,
it would be all well and good if he didn't grab my camera out of my hands and give it to working people in the booth and demand they take a pic ....

coolist part is me and F&*king Geoff Johns!!
I later that day saw him at a DC panel and asked him on mic if I could ever get to look forword to seeing Streeky the super cat Battle Dex-star!!
He said "ABSOLUTELY" unfortunately I forgot to ask if DC plans to show what happen to Plastic man after his heart got ripped out:(

day 2

that is my buddie Doug with the spider-man t on :)
i got anxiety attacks having to talk to people to sale Comics , at one moment I got really dizzy and ended up having heat stroke , luckaly for me Aaron got me water and food and calmed me down....

Aaron and I took a breather and walked about the Con.

Costume: Streaky The Super cat

(bluh i hate my nose)

once again not my best Costume but i was scared of being to "furry"

as much as I tryed not to attract Furrys huge lady dressed as a raccoon in a rascal came up to me as i was drinking from the drinking fountain and petted my tail :(
but on a lighter note I bumped into Geoff Johns again while I was running down the walk ways with my arms up saying "wooooooosh!"

then i ran into this awsome guy!

I later got super sad when I found out the Big Bang Theory Panel got canceled!!
I have the Hugest Fan crush on Sheldon Cooper and Howard Wolowitz <3>

later I found out they were doing a sighing , I was on a mission I had to get a autograph!!
I waited for 3 hours in line to get in another line just to get cut off :.( I was the sadist kitten in the whole world that day plus my friend Doug got all pissed for being gone so long...

if anything i at lest got a Sheldon T-shirt on premier night in a size SMALL....that right found a size small at comic con!! (but still huge)

Day 3

day didn't start so good, I got shooting pains in my back and intestine, threw up a few times and not being in the best mood .
Aaron didn't get any sleep and was sore all over with a bad head ache..

I also got the news from me mum that i mite not have a home when I got back from Comic Con and on the News it said that North Korea declared war on the U.S. and s
outh Korea so I was freaking out!

I don't remember much but there was also a Fight between my Friend Doug and me over the fact that I wasn't working hard enuff and that my memory is really bad.
Aaron and I ended up taking a breather and walk about the Con.

I calmed down after a bit of walking and took some pics of my Costume.

Costume: Commander Keen

nobody recognized my costume except a group of male Asian nerds that were all clustered together and talked to me about Rocko's modern life:)

then I finally got my pic with Sheldon Cooper<3>

as we walked about we came across a vender selling copper jewelry and like the nerds we are I said in my very Retainer lisped voice " ooh look copper rings!"

Aaron :" want one? it would be perfect for you arthritis!"

Kempo : "your right and it matches my medical bracelet!"

the only thing missing from that was a inhaler going off ..

after Aaron romantically bought me the ring we sat on a cold balcony eating dry sandwiches, as we were leaving to go back and help Doug with his booth Aaron whipped his head around and looked at me , then he said " there is something I need to tell you!"

At first I thought he ripped his I asked " whats wrong?"
he then Hugged me so hard and said " you know that I love you more then anything right? I love you so much!"

Me: " I love you too , I know"

Aaron: " good cuz there is something I need to ask you and I think this is the perfect time"

before I could think or say anything Aaron dropped down on one knee and pulled out a box and in a very Cracked voice he said -

" KEeEemmPOoO , WWIIiilll you MAarrry meeEEee?"

I was so Surprised I started to shack all over then I screamed " Aaron Cornelius OF COURSE I'LL MARRY YOU!!" that's when a thousand clicks went off as photographer around us took pics.

right after I said yes he called his mum to confirm the mission was success.

that's right Bitch my name is "Kempo Cornelius" *explosion!!!*

After the the main floor Closed me and my fiance desided to celebrate with tasty foods and a night on the town!!

I have no idea where this is..

this awesome guy was singing about booty loving and his penis shacking, thats my jam!

we ended up eating at this nice Japanese restraint and ordered Korean food XD

Aaron bought me a rose that steamy stack of pancakes;)

after walking about on very sore feet Aaron pooped out really fast witch was too bad cuz I really wanted to dance, but as we were walking to the trolley a crazy man spit at me and ended up waking up everyone when we got back , felt really bad.

Day 4

we died and came back as broused zombies to sell comics.
we both got really horrably sick and had to leave early but managed to make a really bad desistion to get ice cream before we left.. I seemed like a good idea at the time and fun.

The ride home
at the parking lot next to the border I stripped down to my unders and Changed into a skirt and tank top, I didn't care about anything being so sick and boiling but Aaron was a gentle man and turned his back while i dressed :)

we ended up being so tired and out of it we stayed at Aaron's good freid's place and forced him to eat a wedding fish.

the next day we felt sooo much better from sleeping in and playing with this bearded guy's snakes in his shop we got a Tommy burger!!

i like being a dashboard hog :P

It was a ruff trip but soooo worth it<3 <3

I'm not sour if I made this Blog readable but I'm very happy to write all about my nerdy Engagement :)