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December (20)

Have a little personality on Friday...
Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday is going to be epic...
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Good Night, and Good Luck
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ask Genomic RepairMom...Child Birth
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday is definitely a rollercoaster
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 Months of Blogging Meme
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 13
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Don't Run Around On A Tuesday
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A rhetorical question and science fail...
Monday, December 6, 2010

Sue
Monday, December 6, 2010

It definitely doesn't feel like summer...
Monday, December 6, 2010

A Friday Recipe... Stuffed Jalapenos
Friday, December 3, 2010

A Friday morning haiku for you...
Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday better not be your time of dying...
Friday, December 3, 2010

Music Warz--Fuck all you emos--Punk is where its at...
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Is this a sign of things to come...
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Speaking to the next generation...
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Apparently we must have used hypocritical evangelical coders...
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Have an Unbelievable Thursday
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Don't ge a Gigolo on Wednesday, its just not right.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
November (44)

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 12
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It Might Get Loud On Tuesday
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Do you know what the Spellcheck button is?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Update: I think I'm dying...Science in Motion...
Monday, November 29, 2010

Feel The Noise On a Monday
Monday, November 29, 2010

The jail story...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Don't be talking that shit on a Wednesday..
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The dark danger and human cost of drug development
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 11
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thrift Store T Shirt Tuesday
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Request for Reprint...Should I put on my throwback jersey too?
Monday, November 22, 2010

Moving Boxes, we aren't going a damn place...
Monday, November 22, 2010

Does your brain feel like its going to Pop on a Monday?
Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday Wrap-Up and Links
Friday, November 19, 2010

Believe Me, Its Friday
Friday, November 19, 2010

An Open Letter To The Guy Who Tried To Mug Me...
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Who the hell said it was Thursday?
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ask Genomic RepairMom...Retractions.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Are you in the house?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pay me fuckers
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 10
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't Feed the Animals
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Tuesday Morning Book Review...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On which I make my return
Monday, November 15, 2010

One of the best discussions on Climate Change...Ever.
Monday, November 15, 2010

Guess who's back?
Monday, November 15, 2010

Lets keep on Rocking on a Friday...
Friday, November 12, 2010

Don't Rock the Boat on a Thursday
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Don't get too Hooked on Wednesday
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don't Wine on a Tuesday
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Caribbean Monday
Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm out...
Monday, November 8, 2010

We call this a teachable moment...
Friday, November 5, 2010

Can't help that its Friday
Friday, November 5, 2010

A comparative study on pain medication reactions (n=2)
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dear students applying for fellowships...
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Don't be Tempted on a Thursday...
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ask Genomic RepairMom...Elections
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Working it out from home on Wednesday...
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 8
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hope you find Satisfaction on a Tuesday...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tales of the Genomic Repairman: DNS
Monday, November 1, 2010

The fall of Agamemnon and the rise of Ajax: Is the PI being cheap?
Monday, November 1, 2010

Don't be Trippin on a Monday...unless you want to.
Monday, November 1, 2010
October (47)

Is the PI being cheap?
Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Save
Friday, October 29, 2010

Nobel Prize Blunder...
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Don't be gray on a Thursday...
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Be a Wiz on a Wednesday
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ask Genomic RepairMom.... Vaccines
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Things learned from my Society meeting...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 7
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Attack my Site...I'm Gonna Knock You Out...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Write, write, write...
Monday, October 25, 2010

Hold on I'm Coming to play you some music on a Monday...
Monday, October 25, 2010

Get off this Friday...
Friday, October 22, 2010

Dear Graduate Student, let me list the reasons why I shall beat you with a stick...
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Slow down, you don't have to Run on a Thursday...
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Could you be loved on a Wednesday...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ask Genomic RepairMom...Big Bang Theory...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It was only a matter of time before I got off my ass...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 6
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Is Everything Zen on a Tuesday?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10 Commandments of Poster Presentations...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shout it out on Monday
Monday, October 18, 2010

Pinch me its Friday...
Friday, October 15, 2010

Donor's Choose: Give me your lunchmoney!
Thursday, October 14, 2010

So I know I slagged off on a vendor but now its time to give one props...
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Did you see Fireflies on a Thursday?
Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Series: Ask Genomic RepairMom...Stem Cells
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Make Wednesday A Magic Moment...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Tribe of Science loses a Warrior
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 5
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hey Man, quit Ramblin on a Tuesday
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cocaine is not a good way to start the week off...
Monday, October 11, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Last one out gets the lights...
Monday, October 11, 2010

Who would have ever thought that Gatorade was pro-evolution...
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Candidacy Exam: I think I'm qualified.
Friday, October 8, 2010

Giving you guys some culture...One Semester of Spanish, Spanish Love Song
Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm sorta Research Blogging...Insight into the function of PALB2
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chances Are I'm bringing you old guy radio today
Thursday, October 7, 2010

You only knew it was a matter of time before I went off again...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welcome to Wednesday
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 4
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What I'd be doing, if I wasn't doing this: A fishing story!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Keep Moving on Tuesday
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A little Dave Holland recommendation for Tideliar
Monday, October 4, 2010

My mom reads my blog, Happy Birthday Genomic RepairMom
Monday, October 4, 2010

More than a feeling on Monday Morning: I rocked this song in Rock Band
Monday, October 4, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Fourth and inches...
Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm running late because I got caught on the Radar Gun
Friday, October 1, 2010
September (45)

A man can only take so much bluegrass, time to rock!
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Don't be running down the street hungry as a hound on Wednesday...
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How not to foster a scientific collaboration...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 3
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In Spite of Tuesday
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Someone check his pulse
Monday, September 27, 2010

Stomp it out on a Monday
Monday, September 27, 2010

Update: To the coworker who saw me lose my shit tonight...
Friday, September 24, 2010

Hoping for No Rain on a Friday
Friday, September 24, 2010

Don't have a bad Thursday
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Don't be Greedy, enjoy your Wednesday
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What is your opinion on reuse of a figure in a journal? Misconduct?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 2
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Taking it back old school with The Tokens on a Tuesday
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I've got a case of the Mondays...
Monday, September 20, 2010

A little Rebel Yell on Monday
Monday, September 20, 2010

An Open Letter to Bio-Rad...This is going to fuck up any chance of a sponsorship...
Sunday, September 19, 2010

A lawyer is calling stem cells outmoded?
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Mexican Independence Day & Potential Darwin Award
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Is Science the Love of Your Life?
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Got it made in the shade on Wednesday?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Can you go the distance on Tuesday?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 1
Monday, September 13, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Damnit go away!
Monday, September 13, 2010

Don't break down on a Monday.
Monday, September 13, 2010

Good grief, its Friday!
Friday, September 10, 2010

Guest Post: The Easy Pub
Thursday, September 9, 2010

You don't know how it feels on a Thursday
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Funniest Comment Contest Part 2
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Stay with me on a Wednesday
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I wish I knew: A Tale of 2.5 stories...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lets just be friends on a Tuesday...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In case you weren't signed up...
Monday, September 6, 2010

Come on ride that train on a Monday...
Monday, September 6, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Clocks ticking yo!
Monday, September 6, 2010

You want to guest post on LabSpaces?
Friday, September 3, 2010

Watch out for the small print on a Friday
Friday, September 3, 2010

Are you actually working with a neuronal line?
Friday, September 3, 2010

Groups
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Whats that smell and how should I mentor it?
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Travelling Riverside on a Thursday
Thursday, September 2, 2010

LFG...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Contest Winners!!!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Go Your Separate Ways on a Wednesday
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My first (and best ever) conference...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
August (75)

Mentoring a mentor?: Get it in writing.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Warning: Its Tuesday
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've survived a month of blogging.
Monday, August 30, 2010

New Yorker Article on Francis Collins and the Stem Cell Ruling
Monday, August 30, 2010

Crunch!
Monday, August 30, 2010

Can't Relate to a Monday
Monday, August 30, 2010

Female Science Bloggers...
Monday, August 30, 2010

Potential blogger drink err meet up?
Friday, August 27, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling
Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday morning special...
Friday, August 27, 2010

Dear IACUC inspector...
Thursday, August 26, 2010

The State of My Blog
Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Genomic Repairman's Book Club
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wishing you were home on a Thursday
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Here is where you get to win the liquor
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Epic Fail on a macroscale level.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some recent big news in the DNA Repair field
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don't get caught asleep at the wheel on a Wednesday morning
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Funniest comment, formerly most obnoxious contest...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear Trainee, the clock is ticking...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cleanliness is next to...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday morning got you feeling numb
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An Open Letter to Core Director
Monday, August 23, 2010

Conference Calls
Monday, August 23, 2010

Don't be blue on a Monday!
Monday, August 23, 2010

LabSpaces NFL Pick 'Em Challenge
Friday, August 20, 2010

Its Friday In Spite of Ourselves
Friday, August 20, 2010

The Genomic Repairman gets a pat on the back from the boss and a boot in the ass
Friday, August 20, 2010

Legit Science Question Here Folks
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rise up on a Thursday Morning
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dumping on technicians...
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Antibody Naming Contest Winners
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Trying to find some music for tomorrow, like yesterday
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ncRNA: Oh the splendor, oh the horror!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Still want in on Battle of the Science Blogs
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another twofer on a Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Linked Out?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Data Embargos
Monday, August 16, 2010

I need a remedy for this sunburn
Monday, August 16, 2010

Cell culture question for the readers...
Monday, August 16, 2010

A letter to the other graduate student in my lab...
Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday morning groovin by the Fratellis
Friday, August 13, 2010

The Apprentice: The Finale!
Friday, August 13, 2010

Candidacy Exam: The Runaround
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shake off them shoes if you got the Thursday morning blues...
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Update to the aged RO1
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Candidacy Exam: The Series
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shameless product plug
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quality is when you...
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Honestly I didn't think I'd make it to Wednesday
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A LabSpaces Prayer
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A two for Tuesday with the boys of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You can hold an RO1 for 27 fucking years!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Name my antibody!
Monday, August 9, 2010

Antineoplastons? You gotta be kidding me!
Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday morning beats by Morcheeba
Monday, August 9, 2010

So I'm at work today so I figure I owe you a song...
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Well since I'm working on a Saturday
Saturday, August 7, 2010

So I got tagged in a damn meme
Friday, August 6, 2010

What are you doing to promote science to the public?
Friday, August 6, 2010

A chilled tune for Friday and an extra track
Friday, August 6, 2010

Say goodbye to film.
Friday, August 6, 2010

Long Lost Paper
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Feel alive with Live on a Thursday morning.
Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Forum For Discussion
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Some Wonderful Music for a Wednesday Morning
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Is this really elevating your science?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Helen Larson my ass!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2010 LabSpaces NFL Challenge & Banner Contest
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Balance...You gotta be kidding me.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Feeling Stuck on a Tuesday?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Note On Peer Review
Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Morning Soothing Tunes and Moving Music
Monday, August 2, 2010

Candidacy Exam Blues
Monday, August 2, 2010

How do you balance the job and life?
Monday, August 2, 2010
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So this week has been a relative sea of calm for me as I've been working on my presentation for my oral defense for my qualifying exam on Friday.  That was until yesterday.  Since we had a deluge of posts yesterday I was saving this one up for Wednesday and was too lazy to get around to writing it up until now.  Thank goodness I have two hands, that way I use them to choke two people at the same time.  In the left hand would be my boss (he has a skinnier neck and its my weaker hand) and in the right would be our other graduate student (thicker neck to match the skull of mountain goat therefore necessitating the strong hand).

Lets begin with my boss, you have been nothing short of a pain in the neck to me during this exam process.  You have piled work high on me, not really given me the required dispensation to work on my exam and also had me training technicians while going through this hellacious process.  Its nice that you are now taking interest in my work, but fucking with centrifuge while I'm using it is not cool.  I just want to remind you that there are two very precious samples spinning at 90,000 fucking rpm and you playing with the rotor settings (that can be applied) while the rotor is spinning because you like to tinker as you say.  You want me to stop my spin in the middle of the run (1 hour) so you can find the rev counter digital display in the menu?  WTF man.  Also there is no way I'm going to use the scheduling software on the unit to schedule my time on the machine.  Why would I fire up the centrifuge, wait two minutes for it to warm up and scroll through some byzantine array of menus to get to the schedule to book my time when I can just write it on the clipboard next to the machine.  Dear sir, I grow weary of ranting at you, go forth, I dispatch you to turn my ire elsewhere.

Dear other graduate student, let me begin by saying, YOU MOTHERFUCKER.  I am a busy man, really I'm too busy to help you, but fortunately for you I am also a kind man.  So I agreed to show you a technique, which after three other people hand holding you, you still cannot get.  I tell you that if you want to do this with me show up at 9:00 am.  Did you think I meant 9:00 am in another time zone?  When I say 9, I mean 9.  I'm really pressed for time but to be courteous I duke you an extra half hour waiting around before getting started.  Sadly at 9:30, you are nowhere to be found and I begin anyway.  You don't even deign to show up into the lab until after lunch time and ask me when are we going to do that technique.  At this point I can feel my blood pressure rising to atmospheric levels.  I tell you that we were supposed to start at 9 and I did it without you.  You whine that wanted to see it and then redirect conversation to me giving you old tests.  I mutter to you that I will get them to you when I have a chance.  You, my dimwitted labmate, press your luck by asking if I could go get them now.  At this point I have to tell you to walk away as I have to walk away before I suffer some kind of anger-induced stroke or beat you with the binder in my hand.  Worse yet I might shank you and I spent a night in a county jail (a whole nother blog post) so I know how to make one out of a toothbrush.

My saving grace is the technician that I am teaching.  He is a senior tech who has a great skill set as it is but wanted to learn some new techniques and I've had the pleasure of teaching this guy and he is absolutely fantastic to work with.  So to you senior tech, you are the only reason my left hand is on the remote fast forwarding through commercial while I watch Mad Men and the my right hand is curled around a glass of Lagavulin on the rocks that a reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) sent me.

I'm so inspired by Mad Men that I want to rename my LabSpaces Fantasy Football team to Lane's Daddy's Cane.  Watch the episode recap below, explanation at 1:30 into it.

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MitoScientist
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Alright, its now official. Your blog has risen to being the first one I read each morning when I get to the lab. Kudos.


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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I vote for the shanking. It makes more of a statement I think. Plus there will be scars as a permanent reminder of the grad student's stupidity.


Genomic Repairman
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MitoScientist said:

Alright, its now official. Your blog has risen to being the first one I read each morning when I get to the lab. Kudos.

That's actually quite an honor for me, thank you.


chall
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huh, great job for not acting on those impulses. Keep it together until Friday and then, take Monday off and go away for those three days and relax. Do whatever but nothing to do with lab. I mean, it's not like anything is going away until you get back (i'm guessing the graduate student will still be there, in wrong time zone and all). Great choice of drink by the way. Love it! :)


JanedeLartigue
UC Davis
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Man, why didn't I think of this when I was doing my PhD, a perfect place to vent your anger at stupid fellow lab folk!  Great stuff!


Genomic Repairman
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Chall, I'm going to do my exam and win, lose, or draw, I'm going to pass out for the next two days.  I plan on being back on Monday, I've already got some stuff in the pipeline to do and I'm actually looking forward to it.  As far as the other grad student, they are written off for a while, I have my own work to do.


chall
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GR> sounds like a plan. Never underestimate a good 48 hours away from the lab and doing something completely different. I guess sunday could be spent watching football ;)

Good luck!!


becca
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WTF? For your boss, you need to be more assertive with your time. If you don't do as well on your exam as you like, the bitterness you feel won't be worth the (negligible) increase in progress in your research or status in your advisor's eyes. (I got a *conditional* pass on my candidacy- and had to take a dumb journal club. In other words, not only was my advisor inadvertanly putting me through a lot of stress by expecting me to be in the lab so much, but he was also making a SHITY assessment of investment- that is, a bit more time on the exam would have meant significantly less hours in a classroom later). I know the exam should be almost in progress now, but this type of thing will happen again and again.

For other grad student... Just tell them they're not respecting your time enough. It sounds like there is a deficiency in communication, because they are a dense eejit and you are not pounding things into their mountain goat skull. No one should be shanked... for the first offense they are aware of. Once you've given fair warning though...


Genomic Repairman
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Sadly Becca, she is obtuse and we have had issues with this before like me at this time if you want to see me do something and she doesn't show up.  I don't know if her time management skills just suck ass or she is just really dense.

That sucks about your exam and that is/was my fear too, that if I have to go back and rewrite a section then its going to cost me even more time if you would have just given me the time to do it right.  I think my mentor is hell bent on getting this part of the project done because I'm dusting off the project from a former postdoc a few years ago and have finally gotten this thing off the ground.  And I agree, I want some data and ASAP too but I need to handle some business first.

Comrade PhysioProf

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Lagavulin on the rocks

Jeezus motherfucke, manne! Why would you ruin good whisky like that?


Genomic Repairman
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The stuff had just come in the mail and was pretty warm so I used the ice to cool it down otherwise I would have drank that shit straight up.  What's CPP's tips for whiskey then, edumacate my ass on drinking booze.


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Last time we went boozing at the distillery, a couple of my buddies picked up these rocks that make your drink cold, but won't dilute it with water, nor add any taste:

 

http://technabob.com/blog/2008/09/08/stone-ice-cubes-really-put-your-drinks-on-the-rocks/

 

Pretty cool.

 

LOLZ myself, cool indeed. One might even say "literally" and actually be...accurate.


Thomas Joseph
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Nat, a nifty idea unless you're someone who likes to chew on ice and forgets its not ice in their drink.


biochem belle
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Lagavulin on the rocks

Jeezus motherfucke, manne! Why would you ruin good whisky like that?

My dear spouse prefers whiskey on the rocks. I don't know what's wrong with him. I always have mine neat.

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