Tag Archive: Work

Aug 13 2013

Lab Life is Rough


Busy lab, limited resources. Everyone wants to use the same equipment. Jeepers. Some days. Image shows the scene from “Finding Nemo” where the crab fends off the seagulls (the ones who yell “MINE! MINE!). Text says: “C’mon guys – I got here FIRST!”. The crab is labeled “me”. The seagulls are labeled “The coworkers, they …

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Mar 15 2012



You know how when you’re doing data analysis, you sometimes get sucked right in? You’re working with the raw data, getting it all organized and pretty so you can drop the whole chunk into a statistics program and watch the Passing-Bablocks and Pearsons fly forth onto the computer screen? But it takes a while to …

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Feb 12 2012

The Poinsettia Mystery


I was a biology major in college. During that time I was a student employee and I got stuck with the mind-numbingly boring and frustrating task had the opportunity and challenge of gluing hundreds of friable, sometimes paper-thin plant specimens into specimen books. I also took a botany course, but it was only one semester long and I believe …

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Aug 18 2011

Wisconsin Weekend and Photo Contest

A friend of mine invited me and the Hubby to spend this past weekend in Wisconsin with her and her family. They have a GORGEOUS  house on a quiet lake in the Northeast corner of the state. We went tubing, jet skiing, boat cruising around the lake and flying through the woods on an ATV. We …

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May 13 2011

New CUP Contest tomorrow!

Okay, I want to write about my week, so you can either bear with me OR if you just want to learn about tomorrow’s CUP Contest scroll all the way down to the last paragraph of this post. START READING HERE FOR DRAMA! INTRIGUE! BETRAYAL! TOW TRUCKS! This past week has been amazingly stressful, both in good …

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Oct 07 2010

Biology Pareidolia

Forget Mary in the grilled cheese sandwich Jesus in an MRI scan; my officemate and I saw a seriously spooky image today.  We both saw something, but we can’t agree on what exactly we saw.   What do you think: Does this sunlight reflected off of a glossy-covered industry journal onto the ceiling looks more like …

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Oct 06 2010

Work Haiku

Sometimes the notes I take in meetings come out in three lines of 5-7-5.  You know, like they do. Haiku from a meeting: He points, waves his pen. To us, a gaudy gesture, to him it’s so clear. The meeting bores her. She swings her left foot around. A suffering sigh.

Sep 30 2010

I <3 My Job

I absolutely love my job right now.  I may be mistaking stress and adrenaline rush for love, but I’m pretty sure that this is what the young kids call “having a blast”.  (Do the young kids say that?  Seriously, who says that?) I’m working on more projects than a non-manic, non-drugged up person has any right …

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Aug 11 2010

Mario on My Mind

I am jonesing to play Super Mario Bros 3 on NES!  That must be why I noticed this: The blog Guys On A Couch is on WordPress’s Freshly Pressed today, and in the featured post they had a link to the 7 Ballsiest Ways Anyone Ever Quit Their Job from Cracked.com, which features this awesome …

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Apr 12 2010

Productive Sunday

Sunday was a decidely unadventurous day, but that’s alright – I can find peace and quiet in the mundane! I opened at the bookstore, which means I started at 8am and was able to leave at the nice, early hour of 1:30pm.  This is my favorite shift *ev-er*; I get to put in a respectable five hours and I still …

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