Category Archives: Likely only amusing to me

Facebook’s Recommended Pages: On the worship of bacon and other things I’m supposed to like.

I am under the general impression that Facebook by now should know me better than I know myself. Certainly, that seems to be the general consensus in this new age of loss of privacy and social media.  So I find … Continue reading

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Five things I do to entertain myself in the lab

Often when I’m in the lab, I have these gaps of time that are just long enough to promote idleness.  For instance, you’re waiting for a centrifuge to spin down your samples (I’ll let Wikipedia explain, if you don’t know … Continue reading

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Elevator Etiquette

Or the unspoken rules governing the behaviour of people who ride elevators. Rule 1.  When going up on an elevator, anyone who is getting off at a floor lower then you is lazy for not taking the stairs. Rule 2. … Continue reading

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What are these scientists* really thinking? Or the truth behind “science” stock photos.

*this assumes these people are scientists and not models wearing lab coats. For this blog, I’ve been relying a lot on MS clip art photos to beautify my articles.  Otherwise, it would just be a bunch of words, and once … Continue reading

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Why I wish humans were mice

All of the work I do in my lab is with human samples.  Namely their blood.  It has earned me a bit of a vampirism reputation among my friends (of the boring, non-sparkly, non-angsty, pale because I work in a … Continue reading

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How not to choose your college major

I was thinking about how I stumbled upon my major in university, and came to the conclusion that choosing things by method of elimination can make you feel like an idiot.

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Why all scientists should have to take a cooking test

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