leica M6 // voigtlander nokton 35mm f1.2 v II // kodak portra 400
last week, i had a bad friday. i work as a research scientist in an academic research laboratory, where we are constantly testing new ideas, running experiments and analysis, and at the end, publishing our results in academic journals. that afternoon, i found out that a prominent rival research group had abused the power of the peer review system to suppress our work and promote their own, in a blatant conflict of interest. i know this stuff goes on all the time but i'd never experienced it on such a personal level, with work i was especially proud of. academic honesty is so important in every field, but especially in science. without it the whole institution crumbles.
so there's not very many days where i come home from work and "need" a drink, but this was one of them. i turned to an old standby, the classic margarita. 2 ounces of good tequila, 1 ounce fresh lime, 1/2 ounce cointreau, 2 tsp extrafine sugar, on the rocks with a salted rim. not surprisingly, this was just the trick!
this friday is shaping up to be better already! headed to mammoth for the first skiing of the season. happy weekend!
Friday, April 20, 2012