Monday, April 07, 2008

I LUVS MAH LAZER: The Best Week Evah

Did you all have that thing in gym class in elementary school? Where you had to do so many pull-ups and so many sit-ups and run a mile, and youd win the Presidential Fitness Award or something stupid like that? Well I remember that crap-- Sure I run 3-6 miles a day now with Arnie puppy, but one mile is a long friggen way when youre 10 years old! That crap sucked!

I remember I could make it the whole way by saying to myself "Just one more lap, just one more lap, just one more lap..." Eventually the trick wouldnt work. I knew I had 5 more laps. I knew my stomach hurt. I knew I wasnt getting that stupid 'fitness award' anyway and the whole ordeal was an exercise in futility. But then there really was just one more lap. The end really was in sight.

Thats how I feel in the lab right now.

Its a lab joke-- Ive been stuck, stuck on my project. So Id just keep telling Bossman "Just two more weeks. In two weeks Ill have data. Just two more weeks. Just two more weeks..."

Now, its not a joke any more.

Mah lazer. Mah lazer is so awesome!!!!!!! We got it for my red cells, but the laser on the machine that I use for my green cells is ten times as strong, so even my green results are better. The results I got today-- I was in disbelief. Ive done this same stupid experiment over and over, but today, the machine saw everything!! As my cells popped up on the computer screen, I couldnt do anything by shake my head in disbelief.

I think Im going to be able to go back to the old-school way of titering my viral stocks (much easier than the way I did it today).

For the next couple of months, it will just be plug-and-chug for me.

All of the hurdles between me and the finish line are officially gone.

Im a little angry-- Ive been doing everything right all along, but it was my lazerlessness that held me back.

Im relieved-- this shit works. I can get this done.

Im in disbelief-- Ive been telling myself "Just one more lap, just two more weeks" for so long, I cant believe I might actually finish this project and get this data published.

Im gonna go make out with the new lazer now...

8 comments:

monado said...

Congratulations on finally getting results. That must feel Sooooo good.

nqdrstu said...

Grats ERV, finally over the hump you can get down to some old school country lazah lovin.

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6247/lazerrrervnd7.jpg

:D

ERV said...

Monado-- Im still in denial. Ive been failing at this for so long, Im fairly certain good data is a dream...

nqdrstu-- LUV LOL!!!! (full linky)

Darek said...

The one piece of advice I can give you regarding romancing your lab equipment is to make sure the power switch is in the off position.

In fact, unplug the thing just to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Don't touch the green ones. They're bad.

S_A_Wells said...

... one MEEEEEEELION T-cells...

ShavenYak said...

Sophie B. Hawkins had a song out in the early '90s that expresses my feelings at this moment...

http://lolz.shavenyak.fastmail.fm/diwiwyl.jpg

pcarini said...

I came for the Lazor beams but it was the "Presidential Fitness Award" bit that caught my eye. My first thought was "holy hell, other people did that too?" It's obvious logically, but you're the first person I've heard mention it since elementary school.

I also can't read the word Laser or any of its misspellings without thinking of Homestar Runner + TMBG singing "Tropical Lazor Beams". Too bad its impossible to link to individual Homestar episodes.