My grad school work never involved much "pretty" looking work..like taking fancy pictures at the microscope, doing three, four colour stainings and merging them and all that cool stuff. So everytime I was at a talk or at a meeting, I always was in awe of people who showed these colourful slides with beautiful images, using different colours to bring out their point. Now I am doing a lot of this stuff myself. After hours and hours spent in the dark room and playing with image editors, I am finally getting a hang of this stuff. I still can't make as beautiful pictures, but I am getting there. The best part is understanding and learning how it is done, realizing that something you always admired and held in awe is actually do-able by you. Such a happy feeling.
In other news, i am quite shameless. After resolving to keep decent hours, telling all my lab mates about resolve to get there early and leave early, promising my boss to show up early in the morning so we could touch base, I have slumped back to keeping obscene hours, staying back late, waking up late, mixing night and day...and the cycle continues. Unlike Lutom, this is a big lab and my erratic habits have an effect on the rest of the lab. I will also learn a lot more if I am around when the rest are. And its not even that safe, I don't think, to be returning home at such unearthly hours alone. I really don't want to do this. But i can't break the cycle. It's a hopeless addiction to indiscipline and being whimsical. I am also far behind on my reading, something I cannot afford to right now, given that i started pretty far behind as it is. Discipline needs to make an appearance. NOW!