I’m covered in beads!

Beads? Bees? The possibilities are endless.

So! I’ve thoroughly neglected this place, as was to be expected. I have a legitimate excuse that involves poisonous, as well as radioactive, chemicals. I made my first set of polymer beads. They’re tiny, they glisten and they’re beautiful. According to the professor they’re excellent, and I have to say that getting complimented on my chemistry makes me feel as good as having an awesome-pawsome hair day. It’s reassuring that my first graduate school project came out so well. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about my Quantum course work. Anyway, here are the beads and the set-up used to create them:


Other things that have occupied my time:

– Making rainwater dinosaur art in subway platforms:

– Reading a lot of chemistry, particularly about coordination complexes. No photographic evidence, but if I could I’d offer up my fried brain as evidence.

– Taking advantage of the last mild days of the year to ride my bike.

– Taking pictures of sunsets, sunrises, and the slow degradation of chlorophyll:






That’s it for now, it seems. Back to the books and to praying that please-pretty-please-with-a-cherry-on-top that I don’t fail my upcoming exams.

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3 responses to “I’m covered in beads!

  1. AH! Those photos and dinosaur are really impressive!
    I can already tell I’m going to kick myself for not taking more bike rides, durring these warmer months

  2. Aw shucks, thanks! Not nearly as impressive as your body of work, but I get lucky. Occasionally.

    Speaking of dinosaurs, I have been meaning to give you a sauropod-shaped sandwich cutter for the longest time (no, really, it’s been years) but I always forget!

  3. Laura, call me!

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