Follow Me For A Week
I have a series of imaging time-points coming up this week and next week, so I spend the morning preparing for this week’s experiments and catching up on email.
I meet a friend for lunch on campus (lunch outdoors in January being one of the obvious perks of LA; picture of this lunch spot below), then return to lab for one of my imaging time-points. My project uses two-photon imaging to study spontaneous and evoked network activity in the somatosensory cortex, so I spend this afternoon on the microscope rig.
Tonight I improvise on a chocolate cake recipe by adding extra cocoa powder, egg, ricotta, and chopped walnuts.
I meet up with some friends near downtown LA for “Trapped In A Room With a Zombie,” in which our group has an hour to try and solve various clues in order to “escape” from the [actor] zombie. We nearly but don’t completely solve all the clues and thus still get “eaten,” but regardless it’s entertaining.
After cooking dinner with leftovers for weekday lunches, I organize my calendar for the week, write some cards, Skype, and unwind with some Netflix. (Picture taken from my apartment window.)