Geeking & drinking

I'm a late 20s molecular biologist trying to get a grip on adulthood and the science industry. With a drink in hand, of course.

I... hail from Appalachian Virginia, drink wine, take ridiculous pictures of my dog, travel a good bit for work, geek out over science, plan #DCSciTweetUp, enjoy photography, hate on anti-vaxers, adore my awesome family, live with a former Navy man (J) that I love very much, shop too much on the internet, often make messes when attempting DIY projects, and share ridiculousness from my weekend retail job.

This is my life. Enjoy!

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credit: Clairebeer 

Two fold dilutions are exactly what this reminded me of!

I like the broccoli scan a lot.


Heard this driving home the other day and wanted to share. Worth the read/listen. 


While morons are worrying about vaccines, some scientists are looking into the real cause of autism.  

It’s okay though, we’re all in a conspiracy with the government to keep making kids autistic by requiring vaccines. If you can’t detect the sarcasm here, please don’t talk to me. EVER.

The 50 Coolest Inventions From All 50 States

FYI, Virginia invented camo. Clothing the military and rednecks of the future!




chemical reaction

*how to spawn demons: a beginner’s guide to chemistry


The cuttlefish is just creepy. But I’m keeping that soap/milk thing in my notes for the day I have ankle biters.

(via fieldnotesfromabroad)



Scientist problems. As well as general DC problems.

You might find it hard to imagine gravity as a weak force, but consider that a small magnet can hold up a paper clip, even though the entire earth is pulling down on it.

Lisa Randall

I have never thought about gravity this way. Really puts it in perspective, eh?

(via scienceisbeauty)

(via jtotheizzoe)

This is what happens when you’re waiting around on the pipetting robot in the clean room. Isn’t my PPE awesome? You know you wish you wore purple gloves like these.

  • I’ve been out of touch recently because I’ve been drowning in work related to my company’s big make-or-break launch for NEFPH*. Finally I’ve got some breathing room. By the way, I kicked some ass and everything went off amazingly well!

So yes, it looks like I’m keeping my job.

  •  I’ve gain a bit of weight in the last year and I’ve finally decided to stop hating myself for it. As in, avoiding photos, etc. I’m embracing the fact that I’m going to need to buy clothes differently and rolling with it. I have plans to get more healthy, but I also need to stop disliking myself now.
  • Probably ducking out of retail this weekend to enjoy some quality time with friends. Feeling guilty about that? Not remotely. But shhh..don’t tell anyone. Not that anyone from my retail job reads this anyway.
  • I’m catching up with your blogs! So yes, if I like something from two weeks ago I’m just now reading it.
  • Bring on the bubbly. I’m ready for a great weekend!

*NEPFH aka Never Ending Project From Hell is a big product that my start up has been developing for a while. It’s tedious, has generated dumb results, and is generally a frustrating pain in the ass. But it’s my company’s make or break project. So I’m stuck with it. C’est la vie.