Friday, April 16, 2010
Randomness Friday: Haunted by the Gram Stain...
Welcome to Randomness Friday! I feel as if its been forever since I've posted one of these, but I just missed last week. I feel oh-so-random this sunny day. How about you?
Please welcome this week to AGoMC...*drumroll*
It's wonderful to have you all here!
So... About the Gram stain. It's this procedure thingy used to identify bacteria by using their cell wall's chemical properties (peptidoglycan vs. lipids). *suddenly feels a smidge smarter* Purple dye and red dye are used in the procedure, and it can be pretty messy if you're not careful.
I mean, purple streaks all up my arm ya'll... I was not amused.
But since being introduced to the procedure, I've been seeing it everywhere! And by everywhere, I mean it. In classes other than the one class I originally learned it, I see purple and red everywhere, and I suddenly see a lot of info. about germs in my normal, unassuming life.
Knowing bacteria live all over me is just a teensy bit unnerving...
*stares at arm*
They're aliiiiiive! S. epidermidis!!! Auuuugh!
Anyone want to join my War on Allergies?
Just kidding... But seriously, ya'll... They stink.
Itchy eyes, running nose, sinus headaches... I even have to keep my distance from my beautiful dog!
This is why I am not the biggest fan of spring.
Random facts about Prism:
M&Ms have always been my favorite candy.
I've always wanted to start spelling favorite as "favourite" but never really got it started...
I L-O-V-E British accents. Like, so much.
I tend to use sarcastic humor more than anything else.
Until next week~ Have a good weekend everyone, and I'll see you on Monday!