Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Frantic lab week, Day 2
About half of my PCRs failed for whatever reason. Argh argh argh. Rerunning now, moving ahead with sequences on amplicons that did work. Also, somebody has been moving stuff in the lab, or not washing it properly, or using items for the wrong purpose. Since I'm alone in the lab these days, I can safely rant about it and nobody has to hear what a control freak I am. MY lab! Don't touch anything!! The floaty things for the water bath belong here, why are there crusties in the ethidium staining tray, and who used up my tape and put the empty roll back in my drawer? I feel myself going all Les Nessman sometimes. "These lines are where walls should be..."
It doesn't help that I have the song from the old Riunite wine commercial stuck in my head. "Riunite, it tastes so fine/Riunite, pure and natural wine/Riunite so nice, Riunite on ice/Riunite, Riunite!"
Somebody kill me.
It's not as bad as the commercial for the answering machine songs. The "Wait for the Beep" rap creeps up on me from time to time, even after more than 20 years. Here, share my pain: