Scott's MD-PhD Adventure

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oh Bush

Rep. Barney Frank was on his cell when President Bush passed by and joked, "Tell him I said hello." Later, the openly gay congressman told him it was his boyfriend on the line, reports Matthew Huisman of the Boston University-Washington News Service. "Oh, okay, I hope he appreciates how open-minded I am," Bush said.

From WaitWait panelist Roxanne Roberts

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


It is with great sadness that I announce tomorrow, Jan 31, is Lili's last day in my lab.

We went out to lunch today to Double Li (oh, the serendipity) to say goodbye.

Bob: You really gotta go to Yellowstone National Park. It's great, and it was our first national park.
Me: Hmmm, did Lewis&Clark discover it? Or they didn't go by there?
Bob: No, I think they were much further north.
Me: Lili, you know of Lewis&Clark, who ventured west.
Lili: The gold dig!
Me: Um
Lili: They want the gold!
Bob: It was the gold rush
Lili: Yes, gold rush!

Me: Where have you travelled to in America Lili?
Lili: Arizona, Colorado, Boston, a few other places.
Me: You never made it to Florida?
Lili: No, but I want to go to Miami! And Nine West! I hear it is very beautiful...No, Key West!


Girl, comb your hair!

I've had a super busy last 10 days or so with lab, but this News&Notes story today just put a big smile on my face.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Push It

The NYT has an article about which music&playlists work for working out.

Mr. Perine prefers to work out to hip-hop. “Let’s say you’ve done a grueling set of squats,” he said. “You’re out of breath, and L. L. Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ comes on. Your energy won’t flag.”

Friday, January 11, 2008

Who's Your Daddy?

BioRad is funny. I wonder how many of these people are actual BioRad scientists?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Yo Lili

Lili got back from China.

Me: So, does anyone do anything to celebrate American Christmas?
Lili: Some of the children, they got presents.
Me: Oh?
Lili: Yes, they got the toy which is round and moves up and down on string!
Me: A yo-yo?
Lili: Mm hmm. The children played with their yoga toy.