I cut my finger open on the cryostat today. My first instinct, after cutting finger on blade, is to suck it. Co-worker points out that I have just been slicing mouse brains...so I run to find iodine and bandaid and wash my mouth out with soap.

So thus, I conclude that being on the cryostat is like having sex. Sometimes, everything is just a continuous slide. Other times, it's choppy and you end up bleeding. And when you're done, you end up waiting half an hour for your slides to dry. Now I guess it's probably more like a sex marathon, given that I've been on for two hours and there have been probably over 300 revolutions of the shaft.