November 4th, 2008

marcus 2013

Meme

Since everyone else seems to be doing it...

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST

"Similar to Drosophila, many thousands of Arabidopsis mutants are available for scientists to study and discover how plant genes function."

Source is a biotechnology company's educational catalogue that came in this morning's post and happens to be the nearest book to the computer.
marcus 2013

Reminder to my American readers - Vote!

Not my election, of course, but if you don't vote and the candidate you hate wins, you have only yourself to blame.

I've voted in every election I've been eligible since I was 18. I don't think the candidates I've supported have won more a couple of times, but it wasn't for the lack of my vote.

So go vote - ideally, vote for someone, but if you can't find a candidate you like, vote against the one that you hate. Better yet, vote on the issues, not the candidate, if you think they can be separated.

And best of luck!