For all American scientists at work

And you’d better be at work!


  1. mike m
    Posted July 5, 2010 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    woo hoo the neighborhood looks like a war zone. What were they doing last night! Who’s going to clean up this mess.

  2. Posted July 5, 2010 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    🙂 Actually, for most of my graduate school career, I walked to work. Now, I still do! That is one of the perks of being a prof at a small university; you can afford a house that is close to work.

    • Ian
      Posted July 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

      You can afford a house?

      Now, that’s impressive ;o)

      • Posted July 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

        Uh, I bought it for 57,000 dollars in 1991. That isn’t so impressive of a feat. 🙂

        • Ian
          Posted July 6, 2010 at 2:11 am | Permalink

          True. I bought mine for just under £6000 in 1972 – all paid for many years ago.

          I just ‘assumed’ that those in academia were there for the privilege of trying to educate those less fortunate, and didn’t worry about such mundane things ;o)

  3. Posted July 5, 2010 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I’m working today. But since I live in England, this is normal.

    And I walk to work, too.

  4. Posted July 5, 2010 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    The parking at my University is excellent today. Too bad these PCR plates won’t run themselves…

    The sacrifices we make for science! 😉

  5. KP
    Posted July 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m an ecologist working in a study system with a SHORT field season. July 4 to Labor Day is my absolute busiest, slammed, and frenetic time of the year. Not in grad school anymore, but I’m working today too…

  6. Ian
    Posted July 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I’m self-employed; what’s a day off?

  7. Kevin
    Posted July 6, 2010 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I used this same strategy when I lived just outside New York City…during the week, public transportation. On Sundays, drive in. No traffic, no lines at the toll plazas, free parking everywhere. Yippee!

    A productive morning in the office, a nice brunch somewhere, and then off to play in the city.

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