Saturday, January 12, 2013

too many scan cycles

A conversation between me and Aaron, just after I'd woken up, having fallen asleep at 9 PM on the couch:

Me (very confused and somewhat angry): Ugh, my neck hurts from sleeping on it for 800 scan cycles.
Aaron: What the heck are you talking about?
Me: I don't understand why you don't understand! A scan cycle!
Aaron: Umm...?
Me: You know, like waiting for it to scan 1 nanometer at a time!
Aaron: You sound like a crazy person right now.
Me (now very angry): Whatever, I'm going to bed.

What can we learn from this?
A. I hate waking up at 11:30 at night. Or actually, I should say that I hate waking up from naps, regardless of when they occur.
B. Apparently I have been using the CD spectrometer too much, because I know that was what I was thinking about when I decided to start using scan cycles as a unit of time (much to Aaron's bewilderment).

(Does this make me a good grad student now? Maybe I can be less stressed about not being stressed enough because science has infiltrated my just-barely-consciousness!)

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Haha. I do/say crazy things when I'm half asleep too. I think this definitely makes you a good grad student - your work is well ingrained into your psyche.