Yeah. Moving house, learning to be independent, getting a job. I had very little free time (plus I forgot my login for this place and kept putting off renewing it, ahahaha). These things and the awkwardness of being away for so long caused me to shy away from posting anything new. But anyway, after some prodding from a friend of mine, I’m back! Yaaay!
So, I already mentioned, I have a new job. I’m now part of the lab technician team at my local University in the microbiology department (though I was going up to the marine department for a while too, until my coworker went on maternity leave and I took over her duties but I digress), the stuff I get to be a part of is really cool and the work is so varied, it’s just a really marvelous job and I’m so grateful to have it. Plus I get a pension, like, WOW. ADULT THINGS.
Why didn’t I listen to my parents about how quickly childhood would pass? *quiet sobbing*
Now then, enough of that. I reiterate, my job is really rather lovely and all the people I work with are great! The only problems tend to be from students doing utterly, utterly stupid things. Seriously. I think I should make a sub-blog titled ‘Shit Students Do’ and fill it with examples such as;
Leaving a steamer on for 4 hours with no media inside, until the room fills with enough steam to make everything wet, causing the microwave to explode when it is next turned on.
Balancing bottles of unsterilised media on the tray for the autoclave (the autoclave being basically a giant metal oven that heats various substances and waste products so they are sterile either for use in the lab or disposal), knocking one bottle off so it shatters all over the floor, then LEAVING without telling anyone it happened.
Leaving laboratory waste in the corridor.
GOING OUTSIDE A CATEGORY 2 LABORATORY IN YOUR LAB COAT THAT SHOULD NEVER LEAVE THE LAB BECAUSE YOU WILL CONTAMINATE EVERYTHING.
Okay. I think that probably gives you guys a good idea of what students are capable of. Moving on!
Funny quote time!
The family and I are chatting about Jeremy Kyle and how he had an operation to remove a testicle, when my younger sister, very seriously, pipes up with;
“BUT HOW DOES HE PEE?!”
Trying to then explain how testicles don’t create pee was a very interesting conversation to have, especially since we were trying to explain while falling all about ourselves with laughter.
Right, I don’t want to make this an overly long post (again that creeping awkwardness about coming back to posting, I blame being British), sooo I will leave it there.
Oh! Here, have a picture of my dog Rio as a puppy because it’s one of maybe 3 pictures of him when he was that small after my family’s old computer crashed and we lost all the pictures but I found this one on a memory stick I had. We were so happy ;w;
LOOK AT THE CUTE.