Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh this is just funny as hell.

"Breastfeeding is a private, intimate moment between mother and baby. And dinner is a private, intimate moment between me and my cheeseburger."

Go read it.  Humor + logic + feminism = QR has a happy

Monday, May 16, 2011

OMG the Fundies were right about something!

May 21, 2011 is Judgement Day, apparently.

Which just so happens to be the day that my degree is officially conferred and I walk/get hooded.  The world begins to end, when I get my Ph.D.

For myself and my classmates, it really is judgement day!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I pass! I pass! I pass! I don't fail!

Yeah that's right.  I defended my thesis yesterday.  I kicked its ass.  They were throwing tough questions at me right and left (ohai, I work on brain cancer and development, yeah throw those primary cilium basic biology questions my way), and I slammed 'em right into the outfield.  There was laughing and joking during the exam.  My corrections are very minimal; the department chair didn't even have any corrections for me.  I should be able to finish them in less than a week, which means 3 weeks of vacation time for me!  Booyah!

You can now call me Dr. Queenrandom.  Oh yeah.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

How you know you're a transfection guru

I am here on a lonely Saturday making some (GFP-expressing) adenovirus so I can get revisions done in time for my committee to let me graduate so I can walk this year.  I was worried because some of my transfections this week have been shit, but I did trash the reagent and get a new tube for this experiment.  Behold my reward when I pelleted my cells:

That thar be some GFP.
Methinks this batch will have a very high titer.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Someone sure is confused, but it ain't who you think it is, KK

Apparently Katherine Kersten's poor widdwe bwain is aww confused - she just can't undewstand that consensual sex and rape are different things.

Advice, honey: don't presume our young men are as confused as you are, that's insulting to men.  These students knew exactly what they were saying, and prettymuch every adult other than you understands the difference between "yes" and "no."  Hint: their definitions are in the dictionary.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Flattery will get you everywhere

Our rotating student thought I was a postdoc ("because you're so knowledgeable!") :D

Which begs the question, "WHEN WILL THEY LET ME GRADUATE ALREADY?!"

BTW: Got a postdoc lined up.  I'm very excited - the city is great, the area I'll live in is great (got that lined up too), the PI and I get along well (we're both grumpy old men, except I'm 30 and female...details), the project is something completely different that what I do, or what I thought I'd be doing, but it's very exciting.  I am so ready to be done with this grad school bullshit.  Hopefully my committee lets me set a date at my meeting next week.