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#1 cotchy

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:47 AM

Hi all,

Just thought I would put out this post to ask other users what are the small insignificant things that make you happy around the lab each day.

I know it sounds silly but apart from the obviousness of achieving good results and/or things working out for you, what other little things help put a smile on your face?

The reason i ask is,

(and maybe it's a sign i need to get out of the lab/out more) but:

Today, the feeling of the tension, when spraying a recently filled 70 % ethanol spray bottle made me smile, and to be quite honest I was happy for the rest of the day.

Cotchy.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:44 AM

Hi all,

Just thought I would put out this post to ask other users what are the small insignificant things that make you happy around the lab each day.

I know it sounds silly but apart from the obviousness of achieving good results and/or things working out for you, what other little things help put a smile on your face?

The reason i ask is,

(and maybe it's a sign i need to get out of the lab/out more) but:

Today, the feeling of the tension, when spraying a recently filled 70 % ethanol spray bottle made me smile, and to be quite honest I was happy for the rest of the day.

Cotchy.



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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:46 AM

Yay for being mindful and smiling!

I like when I happen to pull out just the right number of tubes from the bag, and when my 5-minute incubation is just enough to do something else I needed to do. And when the radio has fun music!



Hi all,

Just thought I would put out this post to ask other users what are the small insignificant things that make you happy around the lab each day.

I know it sounds silly but apart from the obviousness of achieving good results and/or things working out for you, what other little things help put a smile on your face?

The reason i ask is,

(and maybe it's a sign i need to get out of the lab/out more) but:

Today, the feeling of the tension, when spraying a recently filled 70 % ethanol spray bottle made me smile, and to be quite honest I was happy for the rest of the day.

Cotchy.



#4 hobglobin

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:21 AM

Hi all,

Just thought I would put out this post to ask other users what are the small insignificant things that make you happy around the lab each day.

I know it sounds silly but apart from the obviousness of achieving good results and/or things working out for you, what other little things help put a smile on your face?

The reason i ask is,

(and maybe it's a sign i need to get out of the lab/out more) but:

Today, the feeling of the tension, when spraying a recently filled 70 % ethanol spray bottle made me smile, and to be quite honest I was happy for the rest of the day.

Cotchy.


Sounds like alcohol misuse... ;)
And it makes me happy if I can lock the door of the lab or office to go home (at least sometimes...) :D

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...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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#5 cotchy

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:50 PM

Ha ha no not missue, the actual feeling of spraying alcohol in the flow hood.

the fact it was a full botlle jjust made me happy!!

maybe cos i wont need to fill it for a good while again, sad i know

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:54 PM

Ha ha no not missue, the actual feeling of spraying alcohol in the flow hood.

the fact it was a full botlle jjust made me happy!!

maybe cos i wont need to fill it for a good while again, sad i know

yeah it's sad... ;) just think of all the killing and the fixing and the preserving it does...
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:01 PM

playing with the bubble wrap. POP POP POP ;)

It makes me happy.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:50 PM

maybe cos i wont need to fill it for a good while again, sad i know


With you there ;) . The bliss of starting a day’s experiments with full reagent bottles and media flasks.



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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:44 AM

Flash freezing in liquid nitrogen is always fun. Also, I like being in the dark room with the red light on developing western blots - its very calming

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:59 AM

putting dry ice in eppendorf tubes....
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:16 AM

putting dry ice in eppendorf tubes....


Finding that ive overcome my 'sequencers block'

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:16 AM

putting dry ice in eppendorf tubes....

....and let them slip under my lab mates bench (enjoy them jumping) <_<


But also: a nice smile and "good morning" of somebody in the elevator.....
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:40 AM

Seeing DNA from a midiprep percipitate out upon addition of isopropanol.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:48 AM

Nice big pellets.

Also, hearing any vague reference to an aspect of your research on t.v.

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#15 cotchy

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:02 AM

I havent tried this one so what happens when you put dry ice in an eppendorf tube?.

And out of curiosity how would you do this?

Do I just add some of the ice pellets to an eppendorf? Should i stand back pretty quickly after doing it?

(Of course i just want to find out what not to do, you know.... in case it happened to me by accident ;) !!!,

I wouldnt dream of putting dry ice in an eppendorf ;) )

Cotchy




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