May 27th, 2010

science

Writer's Block: Bitter aftertaste

Do you judge people based on their taste in music? How has musical taste either enhanced or detracted from your relationships (including friends, roommates, and romantic partners)?

Thankfully, no. Music is kind of a drug in my world - it means a hell of a lot to me - but I'm always willing to live and let live.

I used to think the only exception would be dating someone who had vastly different tastes from me, and that's still true to some extent, but. Well. The reason I said "thankfully" at the beginning there is because shortly after I met Jaime, I asked him who his favorite band was. I thought to myself, "So long as it's not Smashing Pumpkins or Dave Matthews Band, we're good." Yes, I had a total hate-on for SP back then. Forgive me. Anyway, his answer was, of course, "I have pretty much everything ever made by the Smashing Pumpkins," and after a thoughtful pause, he added, "I really like Dave Matthews Band, too."

Good thing I overlooked that one. And hey, our genres agree (with a fair amount of band overlap, even), so it all worked out in the end.

In other news, I finally let a bit of my crazy slip out in lab today. I'd been doing so good at playing normal and respectable, too!

B: *after the third setback to a simple experiment* This experiment just doesn't want to be done.
Me: We've got the AntiChrist cell in there. The universe is trying to protect us.

At least he laughed it off. For my part, I was glad he was looking at the microscope, because my eyes went wide with horror. Damnit, Alex! Professionalism! Learn it!

Save the nutball for home. And livejournal.