It is rainy and quiet here in the lab today. We have helium but I am off the hook for today and I am working on writing up some results. After I write a quick update from the weekend.
Friday evening we watched the Twins win a nailbiter 12-inning game. We watched Joe Mauer continue his out and out assault on the American League. He is aboslutely tearing it up. While he could use some more home runs (which will come with time), Justin Morneau continues to be our best power hitter, hitting two home runs, one the game winner in the bottom of the twelfth.
Saturday I woke up and found waiting for me and Einstein's bagel: honey whole wheat with lowfat strawberry cream cheese. My favorite! And a cup of coffee. Dean knows me too well. I went in to work for a few hours to help our post doc out with sample preparation and socialized with some other hard working grad students that dragged their butts in on a Saturday as well.
Then Dean and I went to a minor league (singe-A) game in Sarasota. It was a bobblehead game so we arrived a few minutes before the gates opened. We were fifth and sixth in line. I really like the minor league bobble heads because the uniforms are all so different and they are easy to get. There were not a lot of people at the game, which turned out to be a bad thing. I was harrassed multiple times by the Sarasota Rally Gator which was mortifying. I finally begged Dean to leave because I hated the attention. It's a Minnesota thing I think.
Yesterday I slept very very late, watched part of the Twins game (Liriano was filthy AGAIN) and went to go see my friend who just had her second little girl. The baby is beautiful (of course) and slept like a rock the whole time I was there. I stared at her in awe for about an hour occasionally stroking her cheek or her fine hair. I tapped her hand with the pad of my index finger and she promptly held on to it for awhile. I've had a bad case of baby fever since.
Then last night I stayed up way too late reading Lucy, this month's book group selection. The thing I absolutely love about book group is that it forces me to read books I never would have picked up otherwise. I distinctly remember passing this book up several times when it first came out. Now I can't put it down. It is a historical novel about Lucy Mercer, FDR's long time mistress and it's based off of real correspondance and other historical records. Besides being a fascinating story, it's beautifully written. I'm only about half through but I already highly recommend it.
That's all for now, time to actually get something done around here. After a cup of coffee.