Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lab dreams

I dream of a magical place you can crash if you're tired and on the lab. I would have nice napping areas.

With a clean and bright place to warm our food

a cool espresso machine...

And an awesome, albeit small, shower.
Seriously, it would take the same space as a normal office. And I'd sacrifice office space for this. They can even reduce the sleeping space to this:

It's not that bad in real life. We have the fridges and microwaves. I one of the labs I worked they even had cutlery, plates, glasses, an electric burner, and a dishwasher. But seriously, somewhere to nap and take a shower would be appreciated. even if means sleeping here

and showering here. Actually, this would be a nice shower to have in a lab area.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Que vida

Thinking about the A exam is like thinking of nonchalantly strolling into Mordor and asking for a cup of tea. Writing my proposal feels sometimes like sitting down for a root canal without anesthesia. And it's kinda crazy because *I fucking love what I study*. Somehow I've read a gazillion papers and book chapters, but I can't will the huge mass of acquired information into a cohesive background for my project.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

GAH! As if I didn't have enough on my palte already.

You know what is really awesome? When your boss decides to change your thesis project, and "tells" you by editing your study plan. Ooh, also awesome? It means yet another biophysical technique you have to know inside and out for May.

God, I haven't touched thermodynamics in ages.

But then I fell I'm just bitching because project he added is actually juicy, he could have easily given it to another student, and I can probably get to publish in a good journal because of it.