Thursday, May 31, 2007

Evelyn the Envelope

Always interested in proper recycling etiquette, I recently emailed Seattle's expert on recycling (who also happens to be a cartoon character) about carbon copy papers. Here is our communication. Note that it only took a couple of days to hear back from 'her.'
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 12:48:53 -0700
From: Ask evelyn SPU
To: Thomas Edwin Robey
Re: NCR paper/ carbonless paper

Yes, you can call me Eve, but you cannot recycle these
items. They belong in the garbage.
Thank you Thomas!

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>>> Thomas Edwin Robey 5/29/2007 2:45 PM >>>
Yo Evelyn,

May I call you Eve?

Can the yellow carbon copy paper from receipts and phone
message records be recycled in Seattle?


Thomas Edwin Robey
MSTP Bioengineering Student
University of Washington
206.616.8684 (lab)
Make sure you recycle right!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Anthropomorphizing PacMan

MentalFloss reports an amazing breakthrough in digital anthropology achieved after “the observation of human and various predatory animal skulls,” as well as plenty of observation of his (PacMan's) work on the screen. The omnivorous dentitia is clearly well suited for ghosts, cherries, hamburgers and feed pellets.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Nature on the Balcony

My labmate MBN is defending her dissertation this Wednesday, but still has her priorities straight. She has two excellent posts about defending her balcony garden. Ladybugs rule!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Carbon Trading

I thought all of my talk about carbon footprints on my other blog was inducing olfactory hallucinations, but it turns out they're just putting tar on the roof next door.

The UW Medical School (with help from Paul Allen's Vulcan) is building new research space at 9th and Mercer in the South Lake Union Neighborhood. This is good for the school, good for science, and probably good for the economy. But I am guessing it is not very good for my health...

Not to worry...
Only levels inside an enclosed asphalt kettle may be high enough to pose a serious health threat.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Locked In

Well, it's happened...

I have finally developed Graduate student Locked-in Syndrome. A state of GLiS should not be on anyone's to-do list. Those grad students out there know what this is. Similar to the clinical manifestation of Locked-In Syndrome, the afflicted graduate student cannot move or communicate due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body. Except for the blogging muscles, of course.

Unfortunately, if I don't snap out of this soon, several important experiments' data will be lost. Then who knows when I will graduate!!! Well I guess that is enough to cure me of the physical manifestations of GLiS. Now, on to the GLiS-induced psychosis. Anyone know a remedy for this one?

How Ironic that this post follows the previous one ; |