Let no one say that the Mad Biologist doesn’t address the pressing issues of the day. While at the Human Microbiome Meeting, I’m staying in a hotel. Like other hotels I’ve stayed in for various meetings, my bed is covered with pillows. Not only were there four humongous pillows that I could use, but there were also two large ‘decorative pillows’ that I wouldn’t ever sleep on (if nothing else, their fabric would be uncomfortable and probably leave impressions in my face). To top this off, there is a humongous cylindrical pillow that is as long as the bed is wide (it’s a king size bed). These cylindrical pillows seem to be all the rage during the last few years.
So why do they have these pillows? I can’t sleep on them, although in some hotel rooms I use them to block out the light from the hallway if its bright. I just end up throwing them on the floor (hell, four big fluffy pillows is too many).
Now I will go outside and yell at clouds.