I used my birthday funds to buy a microscope...I can hardly contain my excitement. I know exams are less than 2 weeks away, but I just want to look at EVERYTHING! The first thing I looked at was a hair, which was even cooler because I taped it onto a slide and even the tape made these awesome little bubbles and ripples. I really want to look at blood, and I have a haemocytometer so I could even count cells, but I'll have to pluck up the courage to jab myself. 
In the meantime, I've emptied out a ton of tea lights and I'm going to use the tins as tiny petri dishes so I can start culturing things. Not terribly sterile, or large, but they'll do for now! If I end up incapacitated in the coming weeks, it will surely not be because I've decided to go for it and consume something I've cultured......for science!
I am trying to figure out how to get a good picture of what I can see, I have a trinocular head but no camera attachment. Hopefully I can figure something out, because even the strangest things, when looked at up close, are just so cool.
I've covered up the brand with a Firefly sticker, I knew that would come in handy one day. It's made by Omano though, and really quite good quality, I would certainly reccomend them. And it came with plan lenses (the best sort!). I am almost giggly with excitement; really, it's indecent. Anyway, that's enough for now, back to schoolwork for as long as I can resist the temptation to take another peek...!


The Season 3 Premiere of BBC's Sherlock

It's finally here! Just a few minutes and the wait will finally be over to find the secret to how Sherlock survived his fall 2 long years ago.
...For people in the UK, that is: those in the US and Canada will have to wait until the 19th to catch up, but if that's just not soon enough for you, you can go ahead and install Media Hint as a Chrome extension (all the instructions are on the page - very easy install, even for those that aren't all that tech-savvy) and head on over to the BBC iPlayer to watch the premiere of the third season, The Empty Hearse, directly after it airs.
In the meantime, check out the mini episode released on Christmas, or this interactive trailer, which offers an intriguing glance into what the future of TV on the web might look like.