Thursday, August 23, 2007

I guess there has to be a little letdown after the success. I screwed up the gel twice (Using electricity we run our DNA and RNA samples through gels to tell us how big they are. DNA and RNA are polar, so they have a "+" charge at one end and a "-" at the other.) when I was analyzing the mRNA I made from my clone. At least it wasn't the same mistake. I will do it again later today. I also dropped two vials of embryos I am staining. I think I recovered most of them, but I don't know which embryos were stained for which thing. Yesterday was not a good day at the lab for me.

After work Josh picked me up and we went to the Field House to work on some kicks. It was nice to kick the paddle after the crappy day at work. I am not even sore today! That doesn't mean I won't be tomorrow. We didn't do a lot because it was so hot and humid. Of course, the temperature dropped 10 degrees by the time we drove back to the apartment.

I haven't done a ton of knitting lately. I finally turned the heel on the second Leyburn socks and frogged the Charade sock to start again on slightly larger needles. It was just a little tighter than I wanted and the stitches were too stretched when I put it on. I have used up the yarn I frogged so I am about where I was before frogging. Liz, I am using bamboo needles because my other set in the size I need are in use for the Leyburn sock. They aren't so bad after awhile.

I had a dream last night that I was in a flood, not sure where, but I was carrying three bags, one of which is my project bag with the Leyburn socks. I was being pulled through the water by something and I could see i was losing stuff from my bag. I saw my crochet hook float away and something else. Well, I just pulled out my sock from that same project bag to turn the heel and I noticed I am missing a needle. I am sure it is on the couch or in my other bag, but then again, it may be lost in the flood..

Ok, I am seriously considering culinary school for baking and pastry. That one is near the town that has a brewing course Josh is interested in. It's also the school my cooking hero Alton Brown went to. That's not the only reason I chose it though.


Dragonfly said...

So sorry to hear about things in the lab.

As much as you enjoy baking, the culinary school would probably be a really cool idea for you!

KnittingHawkeye said...

k you need to take a vacation from knitting if you're dreaming of floating crochet hooks now. Lmfao. See!!!! Bamboo needles aren't horrible!

Btw, go and enter the contest on my blog. If you choose you know who, I will smack you! =P I know you know who i like.

*this feels like the Godfather: Did you get that thing I sent you?
What thing?
That thing I sent you last week.
Oh, that thing, yeah I got it.
What about the second thing?
Nah haven't gotten that yet. You get that other thing I sent you?
Nope, haven't sen Jimmy in days.

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

I don't know you, but between the living in Coralville, knitting, Alton Brown, and biology, you sound a lot like me, or at least like someone who is cool. (Sorry if that's a creepy thing to say! I found your blog through craftster!)