Sunday, November 09, 2003


Drudge listed on his page this evening that there might be over 300,000 people buried in mass graves in Iraq. My mind can't even begin to fathom those numbers. I live in a city numbering about 400,000, so that would mean 3/4 of the population would have been killed off. I can't deal with this right now so can't comment on it.

Culture comments: I had a jaw abscess culture that smelled like a barnyard this evening. It's just unbelievable how BAD this stuff can stink once it's on enriched media and can just go to town. Anaerobic bacteria are pretty interesting. It's too bad we just don't have the time to dwell on the organisms like research people do, because they are intriguing in their morphology and characteristics. Also had a weird gram with gram negative rods in a urine that were so big we had to check them out to make sure they weren't fungal hyphae. It was very weird. I'll be curious to see what the specimen grows.

Other comments: there was a total lunar eclipse this evening at 8:16 p.m. My coworker and I managed about a 2 minute look from the rear parking lot at about that time. It was COLD and we had lots of work to do so couldn't spare any more time.

It always seems like there is something more important to do than marvel at nature. Isn't that the pits?

More of the same tomorrow.


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