Monday, December 15, 2008

What Happens On the 13th?... is still happening. i am marking the undergrad finals. i knew this pile of exams would eventually haunt me after the madness, so as i was composing the final, it seemed that inditement of a narcissistic bonus question would be quite appropriate in maintaining (regaining) my sanity. Indeed, it has become more for my enjoyment now than for their marks and well being. It seems to have served both purposes.

i realize some of them shouldn't have spent their talents in bacterial biochemistry and physiology, as there are clearly better ways for them to use their mad skillz. Enjoy the wit.

Spectrophotometry and Yip,
Genomic expression is hip.
Lab reports are delivered on time,
She doesn't nickel and dime.
She's the grandmaster of CMMB,
Rocking around with Hynes (the emcee).
Enterotoxic pathogenic pneumococci,
Aseptic tequnique and she doesn't bat an eye.
- JM

Cynthia, la gentille tuteur de TP,
Ne m'a jamais saque,
Bien que mon anglais no sait pas parfait,
Et que le premier lab, je ne l'ai meme pas rappe!

J'ai done passe un excellent moment,
Meme si parfois j'ai en du mal a me mettre dedans,
Et que je ne les ai pas toujours rendu a temps,
Les "lab report," elle les a toujours corriges gentillement!

Merci Cynthia,
Je ne t'oublierai pas,
Car grace a toi,
Cette matiere je ne la raterai pas!

Lab of bacteria.
Our TA is Cynthia.
She has long black hair,
Very pretty, and about us she cares.
Adorned with many rings,
I love those funky things.

And some limericks.

A limerick...By EW.
Ode to my laboratory instructor.
My TA, miss Yip,
Is cool, fun, and hip.
She taught us a real neat lab,
All the while she was so fab.
I'll miss thee, miss Yip!

There once was a TA named Yip,
Who was oh-so-incredibly hip;
Her labs never got boring,
For this we're adoring,
And wish we could leave her a tip!

And when i am done this, and submit their marks and file away the exams, then it is time for the Fake Blood, red lips, and high heels.