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  •  Organic chemistry (2+ / 0-)
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    plf515, Neon Vincent

    is COOKING.  I sucked at labs until I figured that out; I honestly thought it was "Science".  Actually,  it's about mixing ingredients, adding a little heat and physical manipulation, maybe a freeze-thaw, and of course, knowing when to spit on the stirring rod and when to keep your paws off ... oh, and all those wonderful tinker-toy models of molecules hung from the lab ceiling ...

    I do so wish I had known that all before I was three-quarters of the way through college and couldn't change my majors any more.  I'll admit, though, that it helps to keep your windows greased and the fan over the stove in working order.  Especially if you get phone calls in the middle of projects ...

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