Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thwarted By Life Once Again

Anytime I think of a topic I want to blog about in the near future, I save a tentative title and a little info to jog my memory as a draft. The problem is I'm now looking at somewhere around 15 titles in the queue with no prospect of time to finish any of them before the weekend. In addition to developing two new UPLC methods, I'm refining a few new conversion and extraction methods, teaching students and running two big experiments ... and it's only Wednesday.  *sigh* ... time to get to work.

How I feel by the end of Tuesday every week

Monday, September 26, 2011

Techs: The Macgyver of Science

My idea of humor is often referred to as "atilt," but I found this hilarious. I disagree though, and think Lab Techs are more akin to Macgyver than Chuck Norris. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Anonymity Lost

I recently realized the idea of keeping my identity hidden is going to be nearly impossible. After a year on the wagon, I was sucked back into the great time-waste that is twitter and realized that nearly everyone I follow in the science world is associated, though sometimes indirectly, with someone I know in real life. This posed the question of do I remove all identifying information and join the great nothing world of spooks or at best, the men in black, or suck it up and realize science is a small world and that I'm lying to myself if I think I can remain anonymous? I chose the latter. How would people feel if I didn't include the frequent drunken debauchery that I'm often assaulted with due to the location of my lab? I mean come on,  scenes like the one below, courtesy of Tideliar, are just a normal Tuesday here in Happy Valley.

Props to the photographer for even capturing the too-old-for-them men "talking" to the drunken young girls.

This all being said, I don't want to make it too easy for the would-be stalkers, and will not refer to myself by my proper name here (this implies that I hope those that know me will follow suite). Anyone with more than two neurons to rub together will still probably be able to guess who I am, but why help google if you can help it, right?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Coming Soon...

Ahh, it still has that "new blog" smell. Nearly have all my things moved from the science cave, just a few more finishing touches and all will be ready.