Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Essentials for Lab

What any graduate student needs to survive in lab:

1. A good watch with a timer.

2. iPod

3. Lots of caffeine--coffee, coffee beans, soda, whatever.

4. Chocolate

5. Microwave, refrigerator, and lots of food

6. Coffee shop within walking late

7. Pizza that delivers...late...right to your door

8. Apartment close by

9. A quiet, secret place with a comfortable sofa for naps (libraries are good).

10. Lab bench and desk out of ear shot of the P.I.'s office. ;)

11. Personal lab monkey

12. Bartender

13. Laptop with ethernet connection and DVD drive

14. Gameboy

15. Cell phone with excellent reception

16. Toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash

17. Very understanding labmates

18. Chef and personal assistant

19. Blow-up, life-size rhinocerous toy

20. Personal trainer and gym

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