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...!


  1. Howdeh :)

    Nice bit of kit you have there, ma'am. Personally, I dream of having my own telescope to do some star gazing. I do recall, as a kid, my brother had a mini microscope of sorts - it was a similar to a pen with a lens and a light built into it. At the end where the light was situated there was a plastic attachment that consisted of three one inch 'legs'. The idea being that you placed these legs over the object you wanted to look at, turned on the light and looked down through the other end. What was illuminated between the plastic lens was then magnified for your viewing pleasure. Ants were amazing, but wouldn't keep still for very long (a grain of sugar usually did the trick).

    1. PS: are you by chance an MMORPG player? As in WoW, Guild Wars, etc?

    2. Yeah I played WoW for a good 5 years or so -- quit just before Cataclysm came out!