Friday, 8 June 2012

5 Things That Made My Friday Better

Today has just been one of those days. I had to get up early for group meeting at 8am (I always wake up early, I just don't like it being compulsory). It's cold in the lab. It's the third day that I've been sick (and the second time I've been sick in less than a month). Thesis deadlines are starting to loom. And... you get the point. So I thought for today's post, I'd share 5 things that made my day just a teeny bit better.

1. My extra large, very colourful periodic table, which makes working out molar masses and reaction variables slightly less boring. And makes my corner of the office more colourful.

2. This 1L bottle of whisky, which my team won when we got 1st prize at a pub quiz. We haven't had any of it yet, but it's sitting on my desk reminding me that more celebrations lie ahead...

3. This box of rusks, which I've been snacking on all week. Sitting at my computer, typing up thesis outlines, with a mug of tea and a rusk = not so bad. Plus, they satisfy my "sweet tooth" cravings. (There's also a bonus item hidden in this image - the box of tissues behind the rusks!)

4. These volumetric flasks, which I've got above my lab bench. We found these old flasks during a recent lab clean-up, gathering dust. I think they look much better in a rainbow of colours, catching the small amount of natural light that my bench gets. (Plus, now our lab looks more like one of TV - where labs are full of glassware filled with coloured water.)

And finally 5: This image, which I've got set as my wallpaper at the moment. Because every girl needs to remember this advice from Cinderella! (image source)

So, what made your day/week better?

PS: Does anyone know how to "fix" blogger so it stops insisting that I spell "colour" and so on in the American way? I haven't been able to find a way to switch it over to Actual English...

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