SPRING BREAK! YEAHRG!

Laboratory is silent.

Me: *staring at lines and lines and lines of sequences on several monitors, surrounded by coffee cups, energy drink cans, and boxes of Sudafed*

Labmate: *working on a really important experiment so she can finish a paper and fucking graduate*

Labmate: … SPRING BREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK!!!

Me: SPRING BREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK YEEEEEEEEEEEEAHRG!!!

Labmate: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHRG!!!

Laboratory is silent again.

Comments

  1. #1 Charl
    March 16, 2011

    Security at my lab really don’t like you coming in during bank (public) holidays. It makes extra work for them. And none of the support staff are around. I quite like being forced to stay away.

    And because Prince William is getting married, we all get an extra day off! Hooray for the monarchy…

  2. #2 ErkLR
    March 16, 2011

    Weird, at my uni (in Ontario), we maybe have a couple less 4th year students during Reading Week (spring break). Some techs take the week off when the elementary and high schools are on break. Otherwise, everything continues as normal.

  3. #3 Ben
    March 16, 2011

    ERV, why stare at lines and lines of sequences? I mean, I understand you have to analyse your sequence data, but why do it by eyeball?

  4. #4 windy
    March 17, 2011

    Ben: “…there’s way too much information to decode the Matrix. You get used to it. I…I don’t even see the code. All I see is blonde, brunette, redhead.”

  5. #5 theshortearedowl
    March 17, 2011

    Would you trust a computer to drive your car?

    Well I don’t trust it with my data.

    (Srsly, you gotta check the traces as they come off the machine. The software’s getting better, but it still makes mistakes. I don’t know that this is what Abbie’s doing with hers of course.)