My weekend silence was due to yet another trip back to the homeland, also known as St. Louis. I spent the weekend showing Ben, a Swiss undergrad, around town. It's really hard to see everything in a day and a half, but I'd like to think we saw some of the highlights: the Gateway Arch, The Science-Center/Planetarium, The Anhauser-Busch Brewery, Forest Park, and the Art Museum. A good time was had by all. Of course, the offer is open to any of my friends, international or otherwise, who would like to see St. Louis from somebody who knows the area (well, more or less).
I would recommend, if you know any international travellers, to show them the highlights of a city or area you know. Do your part for international relations!
In other news, you might see some increased "workplace" blogging from me this week. Sadly, my projects are stalled behind broken equipment, back-ordered reagents, and unresponsive Korean professors. I'm in the lab, hoping I eventually find something to do, but in the meantime I might just post a bit.
Unless you're Tom, in which case I never post from the lab and I'm always hard at work.