All entries for May 2005

May 27, 2005


This has been the topic of some debate recently (for whatever reason..). For those who don't know what I'm talking about, I feel this rather useful diagram might help:

Yes. Beards. I, being a girl, obviously don't have one myself. But I know many men that do. And I don't get it. Ok, there's laziness, which I can understand. And I admit, that in some cases, a guy might look better with a beard. But if you unless you have the softest beard hair known to man, any time you get within, shall we say 'facial contact' (hugs etc..) of someone without a beard, you are likely to inflict pain. Trust me, I know. Am I the only female that finds this a problem? Do I have particularly sensitive skin? And of females that do have regular contact with a beard-how on earth do you cope?

In defence of beards, however, I guess.. there's always something to stroke whilst pondering deep philosophical quesions.

May 26, 2005

sniff.. the failure of a microbiologist (sort of)

Have got sequences back.Judgement has been passed. Most of them are good, but one of them failed(sob), and quite a few of them were messy and have been sent back for further analysis.

Sniff. After all the love, care and attention I have spent on them. It's all been a waste. Ultimately they didn't make the grade. I guess I should show love and support, but I can't help feeling a little disappointed. I've tried, so hard to be there with them and hold their little flagellae and extract their DNA and amplifiy it and give it a clean up. I did everything the manual told me too. I guess there's just no controlling some bacteria. They will rebel.

Damnit. Also means will have to redo lots. Shite.

May 23, 2005

What is the point..

..of an indelible marker pen, when it rubs off in the freezer, thereby rendering majority of stock cultures unidentifiable. Grr.

Any one with great eyesight able to determine numbers from black splodges? Anyone?

May 21, 2005

Happiness is..

..Finding two ice creams left in the box when you thought there was only one.

May 20, 2005

Jumping on another bandwagon

Your English Skills:

Vocabulary: 100%

Grammar: 80%

Punctuation: 80%

Spelling: 80%

Not bad eh?! I knew my mother had her uses..

May 19, 2005


cute but psycho
you are the cute but psycho happy bunny. You
adorable, but a little out there. It's alright,
you might not have it all, but there are worse

which happy bunny are you?
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May 18, 2005

It's come to this..

Last film I saw at the cinema
Chick flick "Wedding Date" with the biology girlies (fab day that was!)
Was OK, except men aren't like that in real life, and Jack Davenport gets married in it (grrr)

Last film I watched on DVD/on computer/TV etc

Ferris Buellers Day off. It's a classic–forgotten how good it was!
(sadly no more, since my DVD drive snapped and haven't had time to replace it :( )

Films I'm looking forward to seeing
Urmm. Absolutely no idea–will get back to this one.

Total number of films I own
Lots–but most of them are shite.

Five films that mean something to me


1. La vita e bella. Saw this when I was 15 and it's one of the most amazing films I have ever seen–talk about cathartic!!

2. When Harry met Sally. Only saw this relatively recently. I know it's soppy and romantic, but I just think it tells an amazing story, and Billy Crystal rocks.

3. Amelie. It just makes me smile. (but not dubbed)

4. The Italian Job (the original version)–I love the way the cars take on personalities of their own

5. Goodbye Lenin. Parents saw this in Berlin when it first came out (undubbed, obviously) in a tiny east german cinema–said it was amazing. Saw it at the local arts, but saw exactly what they meant.

By no means definitive list–since it really depends on my mood.

Have already had baton passed on by people who would send it to, so I shall just cross the finish line here..

The lab is deserted

Where is everyone? They have all abandoned me.

Fnah. Shall wait for my little PCR (oh work, please work, you know you want to!)


May 17, 2005

My name…

A is for Altruistic
N is for Naive
N is for Neglected
A is for Ambitious
D is for Dorky
A is for Active
V is for Virtuous
I is for Intelligent
E is for Earthy
S is for Sweet

What a load of rubbish. Naive. ME?!!


Writing about an entry you don't have permission to view

Ok, I've had it with dead sheep

NB. Not real sheep.

I think I need a hug

(And yes I am aware it's donkey that says it)

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