Saturday, November 17, 2007
A French Chemist
He emerged from the pile of silica gel -- I couldn't have stopped him if I'd wanted to! You see, I was running a column and I couldn't leave the hood for more than 35 seconds at a time. So I was amusing myself by playing with the spilled silica. That's when Pierre, here, made his appearance. Though his nose is upturned, he seems to be smiling. Perhaps he's sniffing at my lack of finesse in the lab. And he's right! My column nearly ran dry as I created him!