Yes Mari's right about the Zinc. I can't remember if i take 15mg or 30, i think only 15, and that's because i have a medicine which puts it out of my body. it is found in quite a variety of foods, with beef having a pretty high content. if red meat is part of your diet that means you are already getting a good bit of zinc. other sources include spinach, sesame seeds, peas, peanuts, as i said, quite varied. so a moderate supplement should be all you need to avoid the risk of upsetting copper and iron balance (both are affected by zinc).
sorry about those darn cells... i wish there were... emmm... some sort of cell fertilizer??
(jk: did you think of maybe spraying them with some HGF, or putting some in the agar?
Seriously. scientifically, do you have an expected growth rate for these cells? if so, can you think of reasons why they might be growing slower than expected? i can only think of obvious things... temperature, pressure, humidity, light/dark... etc. but maybe you can think of other things to do with the culture.
Sorry about all the trouble with arranging the party with this singer and his manager... when you have an established band that's pretty much how things are. Be careful with your emotions around him. I'm sure many girls show interest in him, without thinking he'd reciprocate, and he's probably used to that.
My guess is he does not realize how you feel about him and if he does, he does not realize the extent, much less how sensitive you are. This does not mean
he isn't nice person, but I get the sense his perspective on this is different than yours and I am afraid you'll be hurt if you push things. Perhaps you are already arriving at that conclusion yourself, reading your last post.
My suggestion is from here on out to stay friendly with the singer, try hard to work with the manager for the details (if you do not understand what he wants, call back and get clarification on his needs... remember, he's working for YOU - your party), and the party should turn out splendidly. Other than that, I'd say just enjoy this guy's company for what it's worth... while he's there.
Take care sweet Majo
~ waves ~