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4 April 2007

Aphid spit and theme park madness

For the past couple of days I have been injecting purified salivary proteins of aphids into wheat leaves. Yes, folks, that's right - I'm taking a diabetic needle and sticking it into the mid-vein of a wheat leaf in order to flood it with 50┬Ál of aphid saliva. All in the name of science. At least I'm getting paid for it (as my thesis is currently under review and I'm no longer a 'student'). I'm incubating a chitinase assay as I'm typing this, hoping to see some sort of enzyme activity. Here's hoping! On another note, I'm accompanying my sister and her two children to Gold Reef City on Good Friday along with all the other billions of people trying to avoid the Rand Easter Show. I dislike crowds, but the little dears are pining for me to go and I'd so hate to disappoint. So its riding rollercoasters and eating candy floss 'till we puke on Friday for me. What are you doing to celebrate Easter?

3 comments:

mike said...

Oooh, theme parks! How I adore them. I still think that Alton Towers in the UK was one of the best days of my life...

Easter has never been a big thing with us. We're going to see the grandparents on Sunday, and that's it really. I've been out the last two nights and am out again tonight, and Durban's weather this weekend isn't making for much outdoor activity...

Twanji Kalula said...

Happy Easter by the way. I don't really do Easter in a big way, so I'll be spending most of it at EB, working doubles for those people who need to do church etc. - the joy!

The theme park sounds like an interesting experience. I am assuming the kids are pretty decent, so have fun!

Lexi said...

hope that easter and the rides were fun.....at least you know your loved with your fam wanting to spend time with you

:)