Day: March 10, 2015

Mischief update.

Don’t think for a minute I’ve given up my day job of causing the human female as much annoyance as possible. Just so you know life isn’t all spelunking and quilts and lounging about on nitrogenous compounds, here’s a Sinister Status Report:

–The Ever-dripping Faucet of Wastefulness has finally been fixed, so I arranged for the one in another lab room to leak.

— The plumbers fixed that one too, so I arranged for the pump on the distilled and reverse-osmosis units to go out this morning.

–The missing beakers arrived. One of them has a weird thing that might be a flaw, and the human female is suspicious that it might crack in use.  Still waiting to hear what the vendor says.

–The missing jars of tiny, tentacled beasties arrived late last week.  Dead.  The human female pulled out some more of her graying hair, called the vendor, and arranged for two more to be sent.  Those arrived this morning.  Those, too, had already departed for the Valhalla of the Invertebrates.  Fourth time’s the charm, eh?

— Yet another vendor is peeved with the human female because he hasn’t been paid. She submitted the invoice on Feb 12, so she’s not sure why the accountants haven’t taken care of it.  Probably it’s because I slipped that particular piece of paper onto the bottom of a tall wobbly pile, on the wrong person’s desk.  Ehehehehe, this is twice now I’ve arranged for this merchant to be put out.  No doubt there’s a photo of the human female on his wall and her nose is sporting a bull’s eye.  The thought amuses me.

–It has finally ceased raining, but not before the human female discovered that there is apparently a pinhole in her right rubber boot.  Wet socks are so unpleasant.

Work, work, work, work, work.

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Fun with functional groups

The students are studying some biochemistry this week. They have been using these nifty models that double as playground equipment. Yellow is Hydrogen, red is Oxygen, and blue is Nitrogen.

Look at me! I’m King Carbon! Shiny, all in black, ubiquitous, and absolutely necessary for life.

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Sigyn finds the amino group to be a relaxing perch. It’s a little-known fact that Nitrogen is the comfiest of the elements.

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I myself have always been an aldehyde man.

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Something about those boingy double bonds just does it for me.

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