Monday, February 26, 2007

Quick and Easy Experiment

Well I sit here at the computer just to avoid returning to the lab. Currently I'm suppose to be running a "quick" and "easy" experiment, but like all research it is neither quick nor easy. Day after day I find one problem after another that prevents be from getting this stupid thing done and over with. What makes it even more frustrating is that I don't need the would be one thing if I was in search of something to write my dissertation on, but I have all the data I could possibly want just sitting there asking to be analyzed. The upside to this frustrating moment is that it makes me think of Homer Simpson and how can't I smile thinking of Homer quotes.

At this moment I'm reminded of Homer after trying to assemble this sweet BBQ pit. He accidentally drops the pieces into the wet cement and just tries to assemble it really fast. In the end it is a complete mess and Homer looses it and says

Homer: Why must everything in life be so hard? Why must I fail at every attempt at masonry!?

Now I don't think I feel as bad as Homer, but I can relate to some of his sentiments...perhaps I would state it like this right now.

Brian: Why must research be so hard? Why must I fail at every attempt to acquire skin-friction measurements!?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Good Laugh

My friend Kevin sent me this today and since I really don't forward I decided to post them on my blog. This will do a good job of either getting a laugh or seeing how big of a nerd I am because I find these hilarious (if you can't read them just click on them for a better view).

And my favorite...