domingo, agosto 30, 2009

Boa noite com Faith No More

"Midlife crisis
I'm a perfectionist
And perfect is a skinned knee
You're perfect, yes, it's true
But without me you're only you..."

(Midlife Crisis)

sexta-feira, agosto 28, 2009

Verificação de eficácia

Os novos seguranças realmente estão atentos a tudo!

Meio-dia e quinze, retornava ao laboratório segurando uma garrafa de coca-cola zero (2L, obviamente) nas mãos. Ouvi um comentar com o outro: "Lá vai a Dra. Paula com o almoço dela!"

terça-feira, agosto 25, 2009

Midlife Crisis

O que quereria saber, se nem tem nome o que eu sou, o que eu sinto?

Sou vontade de ir embora, vontade de recomeçar, e vontade de nunca mais que eu engulo em goles de coca.

E essa coisa que me parte, me corta, me deixa vermelha as faces,

Que me tira o fôlego, me coça, me lateja nas têmporas,

Isso sai?

Eu só sei que dói, que arde em saudades. Que passa tanta coisa na minha cabeça que acaba transbordando.

E a dúvida machuca, sempre. E o sempre é um conceito que não consigo compreender.

Da vez do único, me sobra: dor.

O tempo foi sempre cruel, a distância foi sempre implacável, e o silêncio a delícia, até ecoar.

Essa razão doida, essa me faz pirar.

Tornar tudo tão difícil, até o que não tem mais como complicar

Todas as coisas que eu não queria ouvir,

Todas as coisas em que tentei não acreditar

Todos os monstros que vinham me pegar

Tudo tudo tudo

Que já fiz passar, que já fiz voltar

E o tanto que já me perdi

Certeza de que não há certeza alguma

E sem querer salvar nada

Já fiz pior, mas posso sim ser mais que isso

Mas pra que lado vou quando ainda dói?

You know you've worked too long in a lab when...*

You know you've worked too long in a lab when:

1. You wonder what absolute alcohol tastes like with orange juice

2. You can tell what cheap and expensive white coats look like

3. You can't watch CSI without cursing at least one scientific inaccuracy

4. You use acronyms for everything and never stop to elaborate

5. Liquid nitrogen is only about a 1/3 as dangerous as you thought

6. You always seem to use the microscope after the person with the impossible close together eyes

7. Accident reports are a badge of honor

8. You've wondered why you can't drink distilled water in the lab - It should be clean?

9. You give the lab equipment motivational pep talks "Work for me today or i'll reprogram you with a fire axe" is my favorite

10. You've worked out that a trained chimp could probably do 90% of your job

11. When a non-scientist asks you what you do for a living you roll your eyes and talk science at them until they've loss the will to live (mainly for fun)

12. You have to check the web to find out what the weather is outside

13. You realize that almost anything can be classed as background reading

14. People wearing shorts under a lab coat disturb you slightly as they look as though they might be naked underneath

15. Although all cooking is a glorified chemistry experiment you just still can't seem to get it right

16. Safety equipment is optional unless it makes you look cool

17. Warning labels invoke curiosity rather than caution

18. The Christmas nightout reveals scientists can't dance, although a formula for the movement of hands and feet combined with beats per min is found scrawled on a napkin by a waiter the next day

19. You know which part of the lab you can chill out undisturbed on friday afternoon

20. You decide the courses and conference you want to go on by the quality of the food served

21. You are strangely proud of the collection of junk you've stolen from vendors at trade shows

22. You've used dry ice to cool beer down

23. No matter what the timings in the experiment protocol there is always time for lunch in the middle

24. As has been pointed out to me on several occasions - You can no longer spell normal words but have no trouble with spelling things like immunohistochemistry or deoxyribonucleic acid.(Cheers Lesley)

25. Burning eyes, nose and throat indicate that you haven't actually turned on the fumehood/downdraft bench

26. Your slightly too fond of the smell of (pick one or many) Xylene/Agar/Ethanol/Undergraduates/Alcoholic handwash

27. You've left the lab wearing a piece of PPE (personal protective equipment) because you forgot you had it on

28. You bitch about not being able to pipette by mouth any more (Not me but i've worked with people who do!)

Signs from others in the group (04-07-07)

29. Security come round at 2 am wondering why the lights are still on only to find you with your arms up to your elbows in a glovebox - Cheers James

30. you have made some kind of puppet out of a nitrile glove and kept it as a pet (I know this isn't just me!) (Putting dry ice in makes for a rapidly expanding if short lived pet - DS) - Cheers Rachel

31. When at a Fall Out Boy gig you wonder why everyone is going round with Faecal Occult Blood (FOB) written on their head!!!! -Just for you Sarah

32. You have an irresistible urge to rip your shirt off superman stylie cos it has press stud fasteners just like your lab coat.....Most often occurring as you walk through a door just like exiting the lab.... (The worlds of strippers and lab workers collide, not pretty- DS) Thanks for that Carrie

33. You still get amusement out of "freezing" things in liquid nitrogen! - Not just you Tracey

34. Blinking real fast has saved your eyesight on more than one occasion.

35. You've removed your gloves to find a small hole which has left you with either - wrinkly old person hands, a brightly coloured finger (histologists especially) or a burning sensation and dermatitis and some point.

36. You've bent down to pick something up off the floor only to scatter the contents of your top pocket under the largest machine in the lab - Common problem i believe

37.When you rejoice when grabbing a handfull of eppendorfs/bijous/anything and it turns outs to be the exact number you needed (always strangly good andy)

38.You can`t wait for lab clean-up coz you get to do random pointless "experiments" to figure out whats in all the dodgy unlabeled bottels (Sniff test is a bit of a gamble Nadia)

39. You hate having to change your lab coat to a new one because 'it just won't fit right' and because the wrist bits are way too tight (They never get my 'cut' just right either Tom)

40. You know you have worked in a lab too long when you actually threaten your cells whilst waving a bottle of virkon (All been there Becky)

41.Your nose invariably itches when you're doing mucky stuff with your hands so you develop the habit of scratching it on your upper arm. Unfortunately you sometimes carry this habit over to real life, where it looks like you're sniffing your armpits (Trying to find a clean bit of lab coat can be fun as well, cheers Kate)

42. When as the senior of morphology you threaten each new registrar on their first day that oil and x10 dry objectives do not mix and will result in violence (Cheers Nichola)

43. when you say goodnight to your microscope on a friday night and tearfully hug it goodbye as you won't see it all weekend (Cheers again Nichola)

44. When you start making patterns in your pipette tip box as you take the tips out. I made a beautiful spiral today (Could have been an art student Vicky)

45. When you wonder how much it will hurt if I pour just a smidge of this phenol:chloroform/trichloroacetic acid/any random chemical on myself (Best try it out on some one else first Mike)

46. You've seen how far away you can hit a target with a squirty water bottle or seeing how far away from the bin i can fire pipette tips. (Pinging gloves is also fun Ed)

47. The fire alarm ceases to bug you. You only evacuate when you see the fire. (Hand on the floor to check for heat is a good indicator)

48. You know when you've been in a lab too long when you make 6 litres of medium, but wonder why no one makes "high" or "low".(Cheers Tom)

49. When you organise your kitchen cupboard contents the way you would your chemicals..all labeled in alphabetical order (Cheers Anggia)

50. When you've got that callus on the side of your thumb from opening PCR tubes (Cheers Chani)

51. You open the toothpaste with one hand.

52.You wash your hands before and after using to the washroom.

53.When you hear tween, you think of the surfactant not the age group.

54.For you, media is something which increases your culture.

55.You can identify organs on road kills.

56.You have a callus on your thumb.

57.You use the word "aliquot" in regular sentences.

58.Sometimes you momentarily vanish from social activities because of a time point.

59.You've never worn a clean lab coat.

60.You don't fear rodents, rodents fear you.

61.You say "orders of magnitude" in regular sentences.

62.You flinch when you hear the word "significant".

63.Showing up at 10AM and having a coffee is a productive day.

64.You can't stand god-like physicians, while secretly wishing you had their job.

65.You're very good at diluting things.

66.You're also very good at transferring small amounts of liquid between containers.

67.You are fed up of people saying alcohol, when they mean ethanol.

68.You say “conjugation” instead of “sex”, and "pili" sounds dirty.

69.SOB is not an insult; it's what you grow your bugs in.

70.You say "mills" and "megs".

71.No-one in your family has any idea what you do.

72.You can make a short film in power point.

73.You consider a green laser pointer to be science bling.

74.When your fruits go bad and you get fruit flies, you can't help but check their eye colour

75.You own invitrogen t-shirts and actually wear them.

76.You refer to your children as the F1.

77.You've suffered carpal tunnel from the pipetman.

78.You've used Kimwipes as Kleenex.

79.A timer clipped to the hip is not only practical, but dead sexy.

80.You've played Battleship using tip boxes.

81.The front page of Science is your light reading.

82.You think the following is a quality insult: "I've seen cells more competent than you!".

83.The scent of latex reminds you of work, not play.

84.You've used, "I'd like to get into your genes" as a pickup line.

*Retirado da comunidade de mesmo nome no Facebook


A selva dentro da outra

Se parar para pensar, é bizarro demais
Telefone que não pára, doenças tropicais
Bichos enormes, desenvolvimentos anormais
Natureza louca
Atenção pouca
Problemas sem medida
Soluções desiguais.

Boa noite com Keane

Oh, Simple thing where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

So If you have a minute why don't we go?
Talking about that somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything, so why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?

domingo, agosto 23, 2009

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but this is because fiction is obliged to stick to probability; truth is not."

A frase é de Mark Twain, de onde vem o título do filme: “Mais estranho que a ficção”.
Tem que assistir!!!

Tudo bem que não tenho critério para esse tipo de recomendação, mas como em “Brilho Eterno...”, achei magia; adicionalmente, achei motivos para sorrir o tempo todo enquanto assistia, principalmente pelo professor de teoria literária que Dustin Hoffman interpreta e que dá vontade de efetivamente estudar teoria literária!!!

Livros, loucura, procura de um sentido na vida, dedicação ao trabalho, surpresas: esse filme realmente não precisava de mais nada para eu gostar dele!

sábado, agosto 22, 2009

Boa noite com Santana

And if you say this life ain’t good enough
I would give my world to lift you up
I could change my life to better suit your mood
Cause you’re so smooth
And it's just like the ocean under the moon
Well that’s the same as the emotion that i get from you
You got the kind of lovin that can be so smooth
Give me your heart, make it real
Or else forget about it

Nietzsche for Speed

Parou no sinal amarelo, contrariando sua carioquice. Esperou pacientemente o sinal - de 4 tempos - abrir. Arrancou gritando: "Foi mal, galera, o meu é 2.0!!!!!"

Tinha esperado a vida toda por isso!

sexta-feira, agosto 21, 2009

Fico nervosa quando entendo tudo perfeitamente.
Sinal de que ainda falta muita coisa!!!