When I delved back into my posts from this time last year, I found that I was writing about Biology being a bitch, and me being a sad Po, because my experiments weren't working.
Hello, am I on some kind of time loop here? Is February the month of doom? Will my life play out like this again and again like the science fiction boomerang of bad luck?
Well I am happy to say that some time last week (much the same time as last year) my little white strips started putting in an appearance or two again. Finally. For no particular rhyme or reason that I can make out.
I love me some little white strips.
I have a feeling only a certain set are working and the others are still fucked, but we can live in hope. Baby steps.
Just in case you didn't read it last year: Biology is a bitch, and don't you forget it.
Just a side note: to whoever it was who wrote the code for our PCR machine (the machine that runs my little DNA factories):
Was it really necessary, when warning me that I had forgotten to set a minimum temperature, to write a pop up that went something along the lines of
you have forgotten to set a minimum temperature!!!!!
That level of punctuation seems more in line with:
if you don't set a minimum temperature in 5 seconds this machine will explode and you all shall die!!!!!
Whereas what is called for is more along the lines of:
By the way, you have forgotten to set a minimum temperature, which could inconvenience your experiment. Which will be a bit of a bugger.
Save the multiple exclamation marks for personal use, if you don't mind, don't foist them on unsuspecting lab rats, they give me bad karma. No wonder my experiments haven't been working.