Today I realized I was officially a scientist.
And then I realized that I could be a superhero. And I just couldn't choose which one to chase after.
At my second day of work, I finally got to go into the lab. It has cooshy no slip padded mats on the floor and eerie yellow lighting, that's good for chemicals, but not so good for my pale pale lab-mate.
We were doing simple solubility testing. A visual test to see if the drug (a really long name that involved Cannabis something something and a lot of numbers and -oxys....) would dissolve into a solution. Except the best part, the superhero part, was that this drug was radioactive.
So since I could only watch and not do, it got me to thinking about all the superhero's out there that became superheroes from radioactivity. Like spiderman, Radioactiveman (that one's easy), Hulk, and Captain America. Who I get confused with Captain Planet.
And I'm thinking and thinking, and they are doing and doing, and I'm not watching.
And they turn to ask me a question, but I'm still thinking about Captain Planet... and I answer with "Who would want 'heart' as a superpower?"
And I look up to see my lab mates, holding up two vials looking for chunky proteins and peering at me inquisitively through their safety goggles, wondering what they have gotten themselves into with this new hire...