It never ends!

  1. Freddy Mcfungus is back. All of my cultures from the last week are gone, and I'm at wit's end as to what to do about it except call in the professionals, which our PI has said means probably cutting a project. Oh, and the confocal scope is broken again. et tu, Leica?
  2. I had a collaborator admonish me that mycobacteria don't grow well in Guinness. I may be oversensitive about this, but when part of an experiment that has failed many times, I really have no patience for it. And for the record, in my esteemed opinion, beer would make a great growth media!
  3. I went from having 0 trips planned to having 3 in a 6 week period. Amsterdam and Sweden, brace for incoming. Exciting news yes, but crossing the Atlantic 6 times in 6 weeks is overwhelming. And of course, they're spaced so that could not be piggybacked together. Also in that 6 week period? A trip to Boston to run a marathon that I probably won't be fully prepared for and my roommate's wedding. Woo and yeah for Maid of Honour duties!?
  4. For added fun, we find out imminently if the paper I've been working my arse off on gets accepted. After four submissions... I just can't anymore if it's not.