Saturday, June 07, 2008

It's Saturday, I'm in lab, and...

I'm starving,

tired,

not sure if my experiment worked.

Not sure how to tell, since it definitely didn't work like it was supposed to.

Not sure what to do about it.

Can't do anything about it for at least a couple weeks, then it takes another month or so to repeat.

Goody.

And I have a long list of things to do after this, starting with at least one thing that is absolutely critical and has to get done ASAP.

Ahhh, research is the life for me.

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5 Comments:

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Fermi said...

I always doubt that my experiments are working. At least then I am not as disappointed when they don't work, or when they show me something I didn't want to see.

Anyway, I just happened upon your blog and it is AWESOME.
-not all sexism
-6 hour test
-How, indeed
-etc
ARE EXCELLENT POSTS!

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Dr. A said...

Must be the moon. I was in the lab yesterday and felt the same way. Now I have to try not to think about said experiment for a few weeks while I try to get other stuff done! In the meantime, I think I will bake a pie.

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Ms.PhD said...

thanks, fermi! glad you like it.

Dr. A - mmmm, pie!

Right now I am actively procrastinating about another minor catastrophe with collaborators. I just can't deal with it yet. Totally blindsided. I'm amazed that it's actually possible to work with people for a long time and then out of nowhere they start acting like total #$%@'s.

Maybe it's the moon. MrPhD had a meltdown this morning when we ran out of pancake mix. I mean, wtf. Here I am, just trying. to. remain. calm.

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that thanks to your reply to my comment sometime last week, I actually had a good day in the lab.
I decided that from now on I will indeed only come in on weekends for stuff that will likely work. I always thought that doing stuff that was 'stupid' was a waste of time to be in the lab, but it's more of a waste if you come in for the daring stuff that then just won't work. So how do I thank you? I figure I can always put you in the acknowledgements of my next paper...

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger Ms.PhD said...

Anon,

that rocks! I would so love it if this blog got thanked in the acknowledgments of papers.

Anyway glad YFS could be of help. The least I can do is tell you how to avoid reinventing the same old wheels of pain...

 

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