Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Finishing up, moving on

It's my last week at my second lab rotation. This one has been a little weird. I like the work (I won't bore you with a description), but it turns out that if I want to continue with it permanently, I would actually be working in the lab in which I did my first rotation. And that, kids, ain't gonna happen. So if I can get my Western blot to turn out (the last two have been dismal failures), I'm done with this one. Then I move on to my third, at the lab of a woman I already admire greatly. I'm really hoping it works out well. So my life is pretty boring right now -- work, study, sleep, knit a couple of rows before bed but no real progress.

But I have taken the time to surf while waiting for timers to go off, etc. and I present you with more innernets fun!

  • Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Iron Maiden -- Heavy metal history class. Hilarious.
  • Finally! The terrible void in representational jewelry has been filled (Ha! Pun!) by a company called Luna Parc. Yes, kids, you too can now own lovingly crafted enema bag pins and earrings! Life is now complete.
  • Who knew that the most painful thing from the eighties was a Microsoft promo video?? This is the most freakish thing I've ever seen. It's 12 minutes long, and the first 5 minutes or so are boring, but then, according to the metadata, "the production is taken over by crack-smoking monkeys."
  • You know those annoying porcelain figurines of French ladies in powdered wigs and huge gowns looking coquettish? An artist named Shary Boyle has a fabulous new take on them. I'm not sure how they would look on my end table, but I love the concept.
  • I'm a big fan of the folks over at Make: magazine. Now they're delving into my end of the pool and I think it's hilarious. How to isolate amniotic stem cells from a placenta -- the home version. I read the protocol -- it's real. Now everyone can do it!

Now it's back to work. I hope this Western works. Cross you fingers for me, would you?


Anonymous said...

Okay, that stem cells thing...freaky. Ick ick ick.

But I love the matter-of-fact way it's presented in the same voice as "how to make a cheesecake." The world is a freaky, freaky place.

Melissa said...

You find some bizzarro stuff, sweetie. Good luck with the Western blot!