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Dear Barista...
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The Injury Re-re-post
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I am scientist by training, inclination and temperament. However, this is a blog, not a lab. The title reflects my passion for hyperbole, so don't take me too seriously. I don't. I was a technician in a physiology lab, got my PhD in molecular genetics and neuroscience, was a postdoctoral fellow in biophysics and now am a Project Manager in a Clinical Science/Biomedical Informatics institute. I am a scientific jack-of-all-trades, and very happy because of it. I write about science that catches my eye, making the transition away from the lab bench, and the slightly odd and moist boundary where science culture meets the public. I am an Englishman by birth, an American by temperament and if I were you I wouldn't lend me money.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

We love our neighbourhood. They joke about us never having to worry about sobriety checkpoints because "there's too much money and many votes on the island". Makes life nice and easy. We're all rich. We're all white. Well, there are some Indians and Asians, but aside from their loud children they're usually nice people. I wish they'd keep their children quiet though.

We love it that every 10 days I have a Mexican who cleans my curbs. There's another Mexican who mows my yard. I think they're Mexican.

We love it that every Halloween the neighbours come visit. Our diverse and open minded neighbourhood is just a few blocks from one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Memphis, so we love it when They come for "Trick or Treating". We put up signs saying "Trick or Treat 5-7:30 ONLY". Just to help control things, obviously. No one needs to be up too late on a school night!

We love it when the neighbours come to Trick or Treat. They're all black so it's just funny when we make jokes about reflective jackets, or 'at least you see their teeth when you hit them'. We laugh. We're very accomodating. Very egalitarian.

We love it that by 9pm there are a half dozen police cars patrolling our neighbourhood. We woudln't want any children getting lost on the way home.

We love that. It's such a nice, safe, Middle Class Neighbourhood.

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Washington University School of Medicine
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Sometimes you leave me speechless, my friend!

Genomic Repairman
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Is this going into press in the next version of Stuff White People Like?

Dr. Girlfriend
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Those nice safe middle class neighborhoods creep me the hell out. Good post!

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I have friends whose neighborhood has evolved into one like that (for the first ten years they were there it was quite different). They hate it and are trying like hell to get out.

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Why live there?

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@Nikkilina: In a good way I hope :)

@GR: I hope not!

@Dr.GF: I hate suburbia. NIMBY curtain twitching assholes

@Becca: My landlord is a friend who had to move back to NYC when he got liver cancer. We've got the house on the market for him, but it's not moving. Lots of houses in my neighbourhood are for sale. If I was to up sticks and move on him he'd have to foreclose and I don't want to screw him over. So, right now I'm stuck.

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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There's a racist neighborhood? In Memphis??  You don't say...

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LMFAO. Well, not the neighbourhood per se, just the people in it :p

Washington University School of Medicine
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Always good Tiddles!

microbiologist xx
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Sounds like lovely people, as long as you're white (or asian with quiet kids).

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There's a black man across the road actually. BUt his house is three stories so he's probably cool. GOod paycheck, y'know?


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