Finally! I’ll be able to use my new bottle brush!

The water in the science building was restored the other day, but yesterday when I used the faucet nothing but rusty brown horrible water was coming out of it. I’m going in today and will flush the pipes in my lab for a while, and then, at last, I will get to use my glorious new bottle brush to wash all the glassware. I am so excited! Wouldn’t you be? Doing the dishes, making everything all shiny, getting all the clutter put away…this is exactly why I got a Ph.D.

I’ll also be able to indulge in some spider therapy. You people don’t know what you’re missing by not spending time with a whole lot of eyes and twitching legs and fanged bodies walking the tightrope of an intricate web. You’re all invited to come on over (as long as you’re masked and vaccinated) and take in the restful spectacle. Maybe you can wash a bottle or two while you’re here?


  1. jrkrideau says

    Non-academics often do not realize the skills that go into an advanced degree. Friends in psychology had skills that would have led to successful careers in small animal veterinary work: “Hold that animal!”

  2. birgerjohansson says

    If spiders need to eat living organisms for food, I suggest you farm maggots on a substrate of useless late politicians.

  3. hemidactylus says

    I use a bottle brush to clean my cold coffee container not often enough. Sometimes odd smells waft upward. Pretty sure I lost most people at cold coffee. Trying to stock my microbiome.

  4. PaulBC says

    Try to resist breaking into song.

    Chim chiminey
    Chim chiminey
    Chim chim cher-ee!
    A brusher’s as lucky
    As lucky can be