There are 186 days left before I leave bench science.
There are some things I can’t wait to leave behind. Like beta-mercaptoethanol. But there are a few things I’ll miss about not being in a lab everyday.
The ability to vortex my hand in moments of boredom
Using lab supplies for side-projects
Cravings for salt’n'vinegar-flavoured chips
Things that change colour
Fantasies about making a prom dress out of leucine crystals
Yellow-capped tubes with blue labels
Machines that only I can use (and select others trained in the Way of the Jedi)
I guess I’ll miss the science, too. But mostly the yellow-capped tubes.