Within our lifetimes, we’ve marveled as biologists have managed to look at ever smaller and smaller things. And astronomers have looked further and further into the dark night sky, back in time and out in space. But maybe the most mysterious of all is neither the small nor the large: it’s us, up close. Could we even recognize ourselves, and if we did, would we know ourselves? What would we say to ourselves? What would we learn from ourselves? What would we really like to see if we could stand outside ourselves and look at us?
You know you´re a biologist when
You open the toothpaste with one hand.
You wash your hands before and after using to the washroom.
When you hear tween, you think of the surfactant not the age group.
For you, media is something which increases your culture.
You can identify organs on roadkills.
You have a callus on your thumb.
You use the word “aliquot” in regular sentences.
Sometimes you momentarily vanish from social activities because of a timepoint.
You’ve never worn a clean lab coat.
You don’t fear rodents, rodents fear you.
You say “orders of magnitude” in regular sentences.
You flinch when you hear the word “significant”.
Showing up at 10AM and having a coffee is a productive day.
You can’t stand god-like physicians, while secretly wishing you had their job.
You’re very good at diluting things.
You’re also very good at transferring small amounts of liquid between containers.
You are fed up of people saying alcohol, when they mean ethanol.
You hear the word ‘Molar’ and teeth are the last thing on your mind.
You say “conjugation” instead of “sex”, and “pili” sounds dirty.
SOB is not an insult, it’s what you grow your bugs in.
You say “mills” and “megs”.
No-one in your family has any idea what you do.
You can make a short film in power point.
You consider a green laser pointer to be science bling.
A falcon is not a bird….
And you have 5 of them with different types of water.
When your fruits go bad and you get fruit flies, you can’t help but check their eye colour
You own invitrogen t-shirts and actually wear them.
You think that drosophila geneticists have a good sense of humour.
You refer to your children as the F1.
You’ve suffered carpal tunnel from the pipetman.
You’ve used kimwipes as kleenex.
A timer clipped to the hip is not only practical, but dead sexy.
You’ve played Battleship using tip boxes.
The front pages of Science is your light reading.
You think the following is a quality insult: “I’ve seen cells more competent than you!”.
The scent of latex reminds you of work, not play.
You’re looking for a cooking book by maniatis.
You’ve made dry ice grenades.
You’ve lost many friends to ice grenades…
I wonder about my future..
1.Where this bumpy road of a life will take me after I graduate?(hopefully Florida with my 2 besties)
2. Where exactly am I going to college?
3. Will I end up with someone who loves me for me and be willing to have a strong relationship?
4. Will I end up being the marine biologist like I dream to be, working with large mammals?
I know I can’t do anything about these worries right now, because these moments are distant in my life time right now(all except the relationship one) … but they still make me wonder and think.. What the heck is going to happen to me in the next 5 years?
why you should date a biologist?
these reasons are only applicable to some, and never applicable to non-biologist.
a. we understand your genes, if your mom and dad are not good-looking, then you must be… good-looking! hey, you can be recessive! that’s GENETICS.
b. we know plants and their properties. we can poison everyone you hate. well, enough to ignite a biological war! that is BOTANY.
c. biologist can identify your illness if it is caused by microorganisms. we can isolate them and grow them in cultures. that is MICROBIOLOGY.
d. biologists can differentiate a moth from a butterfly. so as, bad-influenced friends from the good ones. that is TAXONOMY.
e. we can study your cells if we don’t have anything to do. we can name our kids after amino acids and proteins. that is MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.
f. biologist can identify body parts even in the dark! ANATOMY, that is.
g. last but not the least, you will enjoy the whole night with us because we are good when hands on. kissing, hugging and… thanks to PHYSIOLOGY.