Meet an electrophoresis gel box and some agarose. Currently absent from this dynamic duo is a very vital power source. A power source I am still waiting on before I can start doing super fancy science things like PCR or gel electrophoresis.
Science is about 35% waiting for Fisher or VWR to get your important and vital piece out of backorder so you can actually get something to do. The other 60% or so is just trying to get the damn thing you ordered to work.
Another horrifying fact, that little piece of plastic box that sort of resembles a complicated piece of Tupperware costs about $500. Yeah really. I've spent double what my wedding cost just buying things to set this lab up.
How about the rest of you? What evil things do you get up to to pay the bills? Anyone else a science nerd out there?