Association Meme: Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.1. Sugar :p
I have an incredibly sweet tooth which I suspect was started by being fed bowls of sugar by Mrs North who looked after me when Mum was at work when I was 3ish. I remember bowls of sugar, midget gems and minted new potatoes from a tin. I suspect this was only helped by the fact that Mum always baked lots and we always got sweets on Sunday after Church and a finger of kit kat or some chocolate eclairs in the car when dad would pick us up from school and provided we ate our main meal we always got dessert. Sugar is lovely2. Apple (as in i-stuff, not fruit...)
Apple is a work thing. I am a sucker for their aesthetics but at the same osx does make my life easy in a way neither windows nor linux would. The ipods and the iphone are probably more about the design though3. Small Relatives.
I guess acquiring such a larger number in such a short space of time has taken a bit of getting used to. I do miss the fact I live so far away from my sisters children which is weird on one level as I still don't want my own but they are interesting to watch and play with. I really should get some more up to date photos for the fridge though4. Genetics.
I have been luck to fall into a degree I found interesting even if it did show me lab work wasn't for me, (I found out about the course when visiting my sister at Nottingham for her birthday just as I was having to pick courses) then find a masters course (a friend mentioned Leeds did a bioinformatics masters and I, unlike her, actually applied for it) and a job I love (well now two jobs I love). I always found all science interesting. One of mums favourite childhood anecdotes of me is of me reading an encyclopedia in bed and in some respects biology is the easiest thing to marry with my dislike of maths but then how did I end up in bioinformatics! I still do worry what will happen when I have to work in the real world though even is the new job is a million times more stressful than the previous one. Genetics helps define not only why we are the way we are but also how all living organisms on the planet work and thats just cool plus these days you can even see what bits a child has inherited
from both its parents!5. Forward planning!
My mum has always planned stuff, days out, weekends away, holidays in advance just the way she did things so myself and my sisters all inherited the same tendencies and I know compared to most of my friends I do take it to an extreme but I like having things to look forward to and if I don't plan things I don't get that. I also like some sort of certainty and again having things planned means that I know what's coming which again I like. This does mean we can look forward to staying in what looks like a very cute b&b
in Hawaii for our honeymoon