Monthly Archives: April 2013

E coli As A Fuel Producer?

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Possible new strain of E. coli able to produce diesel from fatty acids. Interesting story, probably a few years away from being actually able to produce usable fuel commercially.


Oh No….We’re Having Twins

Found out we’re having twins! No not really… But I had twins in Life. We found The game of Life, Zapped edition at the Goodwill for 3.99. It’s great, you use the iPad to spin and see animations/videos during the game. Sariah had a great time and could actually play most of it. Mommy won, Sariah second, I was third. Great fun and now we have to get the Monopoly edition.

Our game collection has blossomed over the years and we have quite a few now, not just kids games too. We love playing games if anyone wants to throw down a challenge, bring it….lol.

Lab Week 2013

Happy Lab Week, my fellow Laboratorians. Phlebotomists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Med Techs, Cytologists, Pathologists, Histologists….Sorry if I missed your title/job, we are a big group of lab rats.

I hope Lab Week is fun at your lab, please let me know any exciting parts. Maybe you have ideas for next year, tell me!

Cherry Picking Beliefs

I was introduced to the term NOM/Jack today on the blog Spoonfull of Sugar. I’d never heard of these and through examination came to the conclusion that they are the members of the LDS church that don’t actually believe everything that the “church” does.


OK, so everyone doesn’t have to believe everything the same way, but if you just don’t believe one of the major claims of a church maybe you shouldn’t be a member of that church. Its rare these days but when religions are getting off the ground sects form with the people who believe different parts making their own church. With very little searching you can find a list of the sects of the LDS church and what each believes.


I say if you don’t believe a claim of the mainstream LDS then you should find the right sect. Its confusing and deceitful (even if just to yourself) when you say you are a Latter-day Saint but don’t believe some of its claims.

A Spoonfull of Sugar

An inspiring view of the calm after the storm of leaving the church. I don’t know if I am to the point of not wanting to show everyone my evidence yet but I will get there eventually. I am not on a crusade and I will not jam it in anyone’s face but if they ask me I am ready and willing to provide it.

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via A Spoonfull of Sugar.

Donate to the victims of the Boston Marathon explosion


The folks over at have set up a charity for the Boston Marathon victims. Every dollar given helps 100% more than a prayer. Let’s do what we can to help these people! Go donate!

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Bleeding Disorders

Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders

Hemoglobin Requirements

Hemoglobin…possibly the most important part of our blood. It binds oxygen to transfer it from the air in the lungs to the body parts and binds to carbon dioxide and other waste to take it away to get rid of it through the lungs. The iron particles in the blood are the reason it appears red. Every animal discovered so far has this system, except one! The fish in the article below has clear blood and no hemoglobin. Insane!

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and a big Thank You to the Man Upstairs

So, the MTV Movie Awards are wrapping up and I just realized that through every speech I don’t think I heard anyone thank god, they all thanked actual people who had a hand in helping them get to where they are. I was excited to come to this realization, there is hope.

We May Not Get Recognition Often

May be Canadian, but it’s true for us too

The lab isn’t just the person who takes the blood. We play with all sorts of bodily fluids and tissues in aiding the doctor in making accurate diagnoses.

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