LabTooLong

Friday Fun: #4 Rodents Fear Me

I’ve been writing a lot the past couple of weeks (for a proposal, not here, unfortunately), but I came across this bit about when you know you’ve been in the lab too long, and thought it was a lot of fun.  Some of them are DEFINITELY true — I particularly love #1, #8, #33 and #50,…

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Astronomical Happy Hour: The Blue Moon Cocktail

You might have heard that tonight is a rare “blue moon” – that is, the second full moon in a calendar month. They’re not super-rare, but uncommon enough to have our next one not occur until all the way in May, 2016. And since today is Friday, what better way than to celebrate with the…

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Welcome Autumn Happy Hour: The Clove-Scented Sidecar

One of the really tragic #firstworldproblems that goes along with getting the flu is that it keeps you from having Happy Hour – just that very thought is making my head hurt. Fortunately, I’m back to (almost) 100% and it’s time for the first happy hour of autumn. Emailing with a friend today, we recalled…

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Friday Happy Hour: World Cocktail Day

Since today is World Cocktail Day, we thought we really ought to go international during happy hour tonight… Left: Singapore Sling (recipe) (note: I like these “up” as opposed to on the rocks in a collins glass) Right: Cochabamba Taxi (recipe) Here’s to it!

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Friday Happy Hour: The Citrus Sidecar

Clementines and tangerines are popular treats this time of year – appearing in grocery stores around Christmastime in cheerful orange boxes.  Of course, after taking one or two in your lunch for a month, maybe you’re wearying of them just a little. Well, waste not want not I say.  It’s Friday.  It’s the end of…

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St. Patrick’s Week Happy Hour: The Blarney Stone

Thinking back on this week, I have to say that I’ve never had a green beer.  Why?  Because it’s kind of hokey.  Now, that doesn’t mean that a week that centers on celebrating our Irish heritage (no matter how large or small the percentage…) shouldn’t have a specialty drink or two.  And no, I’m not…

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Special Holiday Happy Hour — The English Afterthought

It’s a nice calm easy Independence Day weekend at The Aerie this year.  In addition to our national holiday, the weekend is always one of the biggest for tennis fans – this is the weekend of the Wimbledon finals. So, to honor, I’m sorry, honour our nation's forefathers and tennis heroes alike, we made a…

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Friday Happy Hour — The Pear Sling

If being out of work has any advantages, one of them is that Happy Hour always starts on time. I know I lot of people don’t like the taste of different whiskeys – I used to be one of them.  And I have to admit that I really don’t dig the taste of a Manhattan…

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