Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 27: Net Excitement

Three more days to go before my supposed-to-be-deadline-for-everything and I'm doing NOTHING. So much for keeping busy.

Tomorrow is a special day for me and I'm really excited. My excitement, however, is "overpowered" by  this sort of test anxiety regarding Saturday's chemistry board exam simulation. That, however, is overpowered by excitement re my birthday celebration on Saturday. What I really feel right now: net excitement.

I wonder what cake I'll be having. Hmmm.

This was last year's cake, btw.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 24: Frustrations

You know what they say... "Nothing is perfect." And my work in the laboratory is no exception. I just have to accept that we don't always get what we want when we want them. We don't always get favorable results on the first try, right? These things... they take time. And that's the sad part. Time is what I don't have right now. And I am even starting to think that maybe 30 days aren't enough. I know it's my own fault. I let myself be distracted by so many things back when I had all the time in the world. So now I am in so much pressure. Maybe this is the reason why I've been acting kind of weird lately. I feel so angry and irritable most of the time. I vent out my frustrations to innocent people. I'm becoming more and more sensitive and emotional. I know all this will be over. I just hope it will all be over soon.

I've got no time to lose. Next week's gonna be one hell of a week for me, I know it. I won't even get to rest and enjoy on my own birthday. Well, that sucks.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 22: On Gel Chrom

It's May 5, Day 22 of my thirty-day series.

I'm in the lab right now and today's agenda: Swelling of Sephadex G-100 and column set-up. 

For those of you who have no idea what Gel Chrom (Gel Filtration Chromatography) is about but wanna know more about it, click here.

Actually, Sephadex G-100 takes about three days (at room temperature) to swell BUT this swelling time may be shortened using a boiling water bath. Bottom line: my three-day waiting time is reduced to 5 hours, yeah! And now, three of the five hours have passed. Two more hours to go.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day Whatever: Partials

I doubt that anyone noticed that I haven't posted anything this week. So much more my 30-day countdown, eh? Anyway, this week I started writing my manuscript, making do with the partial results that I have in hand.

So much to do, so little time.