Paper is just everywhere in my life at the moment… Paperwork, journal papers, note paper. Plus, I finally got a chance to go to the library and after a pretty thorough search, managed to come away with possibly the only book in the whole building with any information on graphite onions. As it happens, it’s one of those hulking hardcover books that someone might be bludgeoned to death with in a Poirot murder mystery. The nice thing is that this book, Fullerenes – Volume 4, doesn’t actually have to be back to the library till June. Which is fair enough. At 1231 pages, there’s probably more information on fullerenes in this book than is healthy for anyone to know. Kinda makes me wonder how many volumes there are!
But on a more serious note, I’ve accomplished almost everything I set out to do today. Got my student card, figured out how to use the photocopiers, completed and returned my record card (complete with a lovely photograph!). I even had a chance to stop by the Employment office and get my name on the mailing list for a part time job. The only admin task left on the agenda is this safety registration form. Before I officially say that I’m familiar with safety procedures, I want to actually be familiar with them. Seeing as I’m working in a building containing enough flammable liquids to create a sizeable crater in the ground (not to mention lasers, magnetic fields, cryogenic liquids, strong oxidisers…), it’s probably a good idea to be on the safe side.
Still haven’t had a chance to get a haircut though… Ah, well.