Not only lazy…

I always thought I understood this problem. You’re lazy or too busy. I get it. I’m a lazy bastard too. From that perspective, I am generally very understanding towards other lazy fuckers like me. For most circumstances you can get away with some lazy… Not this time. We’re staying in a town this week thatContinue reading “Not only lazy…”

Friday findings – Vol. 2

This was a week buzzing with (tansy) activity! Here’s some highlights. 1) On Monday I gave a talk about some of the work we’re doing in my team on artificial light at night. In particular, I presented a study that is almost ready to submit. The talk inspired an interesting discussion, with some new ideasContinue reading “Friday findings – Vol. 2”

A nice small omelette

I talked a lot about this week about how it was busy and all, but it was also pretty awesome. Not only did I pretty much finish every important item on my to-do list for this week, the past few days were also filled with excitement of a kind I haven’t felt in years. GivenContinue reading “A nice small omelette”

The solution for a problem that doesn’t exist

This week flew by. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! There’s a good reason why perception of time is a bit different for me this week. It went by almost in a continuous blur. I lost quite some sleep this week, as a result of having a to-do list that is longer than I likeContinue reading “The solution for a problem that doesn’t exist”

“Interesting…” (with a German accent)

“This new girl is moving into the vacant room today. German. She seems relaxed.” My flatmate had this laid-back approach with everything. Everything was always either chill or relaxed. It didn’t seem to mean much. But somehow this time I trusted his word for it. “Good to know!” I replied. “It’s about time…” We livedContinue reading ““Interesting…” (with a German accent)”

Friday Findings – Vol. 1

I promised myself that Fridays would be for a short recap of whatever it is we achieved this week in our tiny nook of ecology. This week was a very short week – Ascension Day being a bank holiday and also having taken today off. Nonetheless it was a pretty exciting week. Here’s some ofContinue reading “Friday Findings – Vol. 1”

Aroids make me happy

The growing season for my aroids is in full swing. I brought all my Alocasia outside this week. Over winter they always accumulate spectacular levels of spider mites, citrus mealy bugs – and since this year, aphids and thrips, the latter coming from an infestation that happened at work I suppose! Honestly, it’s a miracleContinue reading “Aroids make me happy”

Not the angry type

I used to think I was not the angry type. I also used to think that anger was all bad. I only recently found out that I was wrong about the first. Oh, and I was wrong about the second, too. Back in the day, I never got angry at people much. However, two majorContinue reading “Not the angry type”