Monday, October 29, 2007

just incase there was any doubt...

today is totally a Monday.

I started a cute post about the weekend. It will have to wait.

instead, I bring you ranting. ready? go!

~this morning I overfilled my leak proof mug, thereby negating it's leak-proof-ness. I found this out the hard way, and Mattie (my car) got a nice roof wash with coffee.

~I cut my toenails too short.

~I keep waiting too long to add more liquid to the vacuum filtering, which means some of the orange stuff gets through and I have to start over again.

~three hours into my reactor heating the variac decides to stop working. for no apparent reason.

~and, my personal fave. today I was using helium instead of nitrogen for one of the projects I'm working on. I asked one of our technicians if I could use the line on the gas manifold, and he said yes. I did. This afternoon he came up to me and told me that I'd bled our entire six pack of cylinders pretty much dry. Long story short: it is not possible to hook up the line to the gas manifold as is and not bleed the cylinders dry in a matter of hours--you have to use a needle valve or your flow rate will be way, way too high even if your pressure is suuuuuuper low. yet, the set-up in the lab makes it appear that using a quick connect is going to be peachy with a side of keen. egads, I tell you!

and I know I'm not the only person who is particularly un-fond of this monday. yick.

I'm sure this seems like jibberish, but I assure you it is both frustrating and annoying. And I want to go home, have beer and watch heroes. And I shall.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

this monday is bad. real bad.

brooke said...

i agree = super ick monday, want beer and heroes. but p doesnt get home to watch it with me until after beer-o-clock. perhaps i shall have the two separately?

m-m-m-melissa said...

you're RIGHT. today is no good. it's no good. but, it's already after 7 (after 8 where you are, huh?) so it's getting better. hope your tuesday is the BEST DAY EVER.

David said...

Helium is expensive, too! I'm paying $220 for a K. That's 291cf for $220. Almost a dollar per cubic foot!

I used to get it for $0.30/cf.


Bleh.


Needle valve good...ESPECIALLY when working with O2.

Heather Kathleen said...

those "bastard" manifolds! everytime i use them they do that!! and the leaky proof cups? forget about it.

tuesday! come on lucky tuesday!! bring mama a new smile!!!!!!!!!

and tell david above? that piggly wiggle has helium for $118 a K at their dollar day sales. not much of a shopper is he?

Jax said...

Yesterday was indeed a Monday for the record books. Indeed.

 
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