My philosophy for this year reminds me of a phrase from one of the animations on the Brunching Shuttlecocks:
God never gives us more depleted uranium than we can carry.
God also never gives us more ice cream sandwiches than we can eat.
*I blew my whole weekend here at the lab desperately running sequences, trying to find a solution. I eventually wound up dropping my PCR product altogether and rerunning the entire reaction with GoTaq instead of regular Taq, which isn't as robust as GoTaq, but easier to use. I used my own experience to calculate a recipe with four replications of varying nucleotide and DNA input concentrations. And I just checked my sequences 20 minutes ago, and they are flawless. As God is my witness, I will never use regular Taq again.
**In the last two weeks, I have managed to get Tyler and I out to Port Angeles to look at apartments, and we got one. I also managed to figure out all the phone and internet stuff and get that ordered and scheduled to connect, and order a new mattress and box spring and have it delivered to a place in Poulsbo where he can pick it up tomorrow, all the while while sequencing data and studying for that test on the 12th. I feel like my icon.