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Originally from the UK, I am currently living with Spiderbaby in the sub-arctic city of Umeå in the north of Sweden.

Currently I am working part-time on a research project at Norrlands universitetssjukhus while studying Swedish. In addition I am trying to make my photography hobby pay by making some of my images available to buy from twenty20 or from me directly.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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MI people

A. Sarah, chief chemistry type and personal chauffeur.
B. Sandi, Katamari damancy authority. Also, with the help of bees, makes awesome honey.
C. Seri, woodworker extraordinaire and I'm sorry the picture's so crap.
D. Kate and Erin, the future of folk.
E. Utpal, has never found a chemistry problem he couldn't fix with hexanes.
F. Pete and Louisa, make me feel less special.

Thank you all - I'll miss you!
1st Dec 2009, 04:00   | tags:,comments (3)

My Michigan pt 4

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A. Michael Moore. A son of Michigan. He's a bit left-wing.

B. The local mall was badly hit by the recession. To be honest, there was never really a Boom before the Bust.

C. Rust. Everywhere you look.

D. There is one growth industry.
30th Nov 2009, 22:20   | tags:,comments (5)

My Michigan pt 3

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A. The Portage river

B. At last! A solution to the Great Spider Plague of upper peninsula Michigan!

C. A close-up of the spider-kryptonite.

D. Settlers of Catan in the KBC.
30th Nov 2009, 22:11   | tags:,comments (1)

My Michigan pt 2

A. It's the kind of thing that happens here...

B. I also spent a lot of time in this thing. The magic tape sealing up the crack is completely capable of protecting me from the poisonous fumes. Safety first.

C. Until quite recently the head of the biology dept. was a creationist.

D. Nowhere does dive bars like Michigan.

E. Kenken - the grad student I work with is quite a fan.
30th Nov 2009, 17:57   | tags:,comments (12)

My Michigan pt 1

A. Culinary delights of Michigan, part one: Insanely vinegary crisps. Mmmmm...

B. Culinary delights of Michigan, part two: Sweet potato fries with raspberry sauce. It works.

C. That's why I'm here: A Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer. It was broken for the whole month.

D. The Heights. The university residences, and they're the best I've even known.

E. Michigan Tech students don't try hard enough.
30th Nov 2009, 16:28   | tags:,comments (5)

Woo! Snow! : )

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First snow I've seen since I got back to Michigan. It's very late this year!
26th Nov 2009, 16:46   | tags:,comments (2)

I just wanted some poppadoms!

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I should explain, I'm currently staying in Michigan living in what are essentially posh student halls. The kitchen is not well stocked.

Top: First attempt in the microwave. Guess I found the hot-spot...

Bottom: Switched to the more traditional frying pan, but had to improvise the oil. Used the olive oil that always floats to the top of pasta sauce mixed with a few dollops of margarine. Poppadoms fryed ok... but tasted a bit margariney.

President Pumpkin