Selfie, eye contact 

The sky is blue and the almost-noon sun is poking it head a little above the houses!
Listening to my group meeting, enjoying from the balcony my first sun rays in weeks :blobcoffee:

Here's my least bad shot of the woodpecker! Apparently it's looking for ants.

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All of you from places which have routinely snow on the ground, please indulge me, but I am currently very excitedly staring at the window :blobcatpeek:

Reading "Running on empty" (childhood emotional neglect) 

Well, hello memories :blobsleepless:

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Reading "Running on empty" (childhood emotional neglect) 

Well they did exactly describe my father :concern:

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I present to you: ARGGG.png

Nice plots but terrible math, and also:
what is again wrong with my measurements :blobugh:

Today I went waterskiing for the first time! Courtesy of my graduate school.

The first time I fell at the first corner and had to walk back a painful rocky path barefoot for ten minutes, so it was very motivating to learn quickly. Afterwards I got a fealing for it and I was able to do several full turns of the lake without falling unless getting distracted.

My officemate made a video from me starting my third turn!

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I painted the shelves upside down and I don't have enough paint left to paint the other side now.
But it's ok! At least I can store things on the top shelf and they won't fall.

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Food preservation 

I'm also trying a new techniques to keep my tomatoes happy longer: to keep the stem in water.
I'm not sure anymore where I read they should be kept out of the fridge and stem down so that their humidity doesn't escape, so I guess with the stem actually in water if should be even better? Let's see.

I got crafty again! I had some stuff I didn't know where to put so yesterday I decided to build another set of cardboard shelves. This time just improvising with the rest of the cardboard I had, but still following the same idea as the previous one.
I just glued the front panel, and yesterday I had glued the 3 shelves on the back one.

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I am happy to report that my saturday in the lab is productive.

It's so much easier to fit the refractive index of only one material!!! Why did I bother calculating the transmission matrices of plastic and air surrounding my crystal!

When the solution was to just punch a hole in my plastic, glue the crystal inside so that it doesn't slide away, and so I can still tape the plastic in front of my laser beam but the laser is only going through the crystal :blobaww:

(I'm very excited when I didn't sleep much.)

I'll soon be allowed out, in the meantime here is a picture my boyfriend took of me trying to befriend a cat.

The ones outside suffered more. I think my potatoes got very unhappy and the one with random unidentified seeds also got very dry. But now I realized it actually contains some rhubarbs!
My Swedish landlord sent them to me three years ago but they got moldy so I wasn't hoping anything when I threw them there. Plants are magic!

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Also while I couldn't take care of them, all my paprika seeds from random supermarket paprikas grew a lot, and my bottom of salads are getting high.

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I noticed yesterday some weird insects on my succulents when I wanted to water then. Mealy bugs I guess? Not that many so I could remove them manually. It gave me the excuse to separate them and put them in a bigger pot.
(Insects picture)

I didn't want to work late tonight so I started painting the shelves before the sun disappears. I still had some acrylic an colleague left me two years ago, the cap of the tube is actually cracked, it was time to empty them.

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I ran out of tape but I had still some proper glue. If tomorrow it's property fixed, I could paint it and I would be still cooler than a chair!

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