More stuff about the blog that I didn’t cover on the About Me page just in case you wanted to know more!
1) Blog Name Inspiration
The blog’s name “Looking Through the Test Tube Glass” was inspired by “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There,” the sequel to to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” both written by Lewis Carroll. I relate very much with the curiosity of the main character and wanted my blog to reflect that.
Image of Alice and the Jabberwocky from Wikipedia
2) Why Blog? – Inspiration
If I had to think of the top 2 quotes that adequately describe why I wanted to share a blog about science, it would be these:
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton
- College has really humbled me. I realized I was not always going to know all the answers, and anything I do know I owe to the great accomplishments of others who have shared what they found with the world.
“I may not have ended up where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” — Douglass Adams
- I definitely am not going the linear path to my dream job as I thought I was going to. This initially made me feel frustrated and lost, but I can confidently say I am glad it’s going the way it is. Through the several experiences and people I have met, I feel as though I am making the right decisions to get to my goal. I hope sharing my journey will help someone else trying to find their way and open their mind to vast amount of opportunities there are to find.
3) My Custom Header
I made the custom header out using following images, starting with the left side:
- In-class genetics project called “Rebops” illustrating different types of inheritance patterns.
- Rainbow test tube shot classes, goggles, and my pancake pin cushion
- Neuron cake made with cake mix, frosting, vanilla wafers, and Twizzlers
- Chibi version of me writing a molecular lab report (hence Bio 215 in background) drawn by Megan
- Me pointing at a plant cell diagram at the Botanical Gardens in Washington, DC.
- Micro lab science Kirby Bauer Halloween costume I made for my Kirby plushie to commerate my wonderful Micro lab TA
- Personalized eppendorf tube holder made by my former lab manager with a 3D printer to hold my micro dilutions
- Common Cold soap dispenser from Kirsten
4) I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!