October 29, 2009


Today I spent two
hours adjusting pH
dissolve all ready

pH=2 syllables because that's how it would sound out loud. True story. 2 hours-ish. 1.75 would have messed up my syllable count. EDTA won't dissolve until the solution hits about pH=8. I did not know that when I dumped in 180 grams of the stuff. After letting it stir for a few hours, I looked it up. Let that be a lesson to you. But I won.
And clearly I can't sleep and am all ready betrayed by the time stamp on this post.

October 21, 2009


It seems that of late
Entertainment and pleasure
Have been inverted

I read Eat, Pray, Love a while ago. It's pretty good. Not great, but enjoyable and Ms Gilbert makes some good points. While visiting Italy, she observes that many people have replace pleasure with entertainment. Instead of enjoyment, we simply fill the time with whatever is easiest and disengage.
That is all.

October 20, 2009


Smoke detector's loud
Rather uncomfortable
Way to meet neighbors

October 19, 2009


Finally sunny now
Lab is rather empty too
Meetings are lovely

October 17, 2009

wet dog

Still rainy, wet dog
scratches to come inside but
knows Texas still sucks

Seriously, wet dogs smell really terrible. And she seems to enjoy that. Next week is going to be nice and quiet. Exam is finished. And everyone is in Chicago for the SfN meeting.

October 16, 2009

October 15, 2009

new project

I'm going to try writing one haiku per day.

Dark, cold, and rainy
neuroanatomy test
Need more coffee now