Sunday, 20 September 2009

The Totally Useless SAL goes to a retirement party!


On Friday 18 September week the ort flask went to the retirement party of the Leibig Condenser (the glass tube in the photo with the rubber hoses attached). The condenser, after many years service had developed a crack and was now no longer usable. The ort flask was able to meet up with many of his old glassware friends, beakers, boiling tubes and test tubes. The latter were bemoaning the fact that many of their peers were now in the 'broken glassware bin' as a result of being miss handled by over excited pupils. This means that they have rolled off benches onto the floor or have had their bottoms somehow pushed out by excessive stirring! The measuring cylinders (the group on the left of the photo) the ort flask noticed, had not changed, they never did mix at parties but preferred their own company. As they are very quick to point out, unlike the other glassware, they are accurate don't you know!



Sorry for the late posting but I did not pick up on the date correction on Yoyo's blog until today when I checked out the date for next month.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Again...I think my ort container is going to be jealous. It never gets to go anywhere!

Great progress on your TUSAL. Hope it had a safe trip!

Flo said...

Your TUSAL really gets about. It seems to have designer gear compared to the rather plain although brightly coloured garb of its colleagues.Retirement times are always quite sad but are also a good excuse for a real bunsen burner of a time. Hope it doesn't have too big a hang over!!
Looking forward to your next posts of MW etc.
Happy stitching to you.

grannyanne said...

Jen what will you think of next for your ort jar to do? It certainly gets around! I am looking forward to the next new moon!

Carolyn NC said...

You are too funny - love it!

lenna said...

Once again here you are with your flask visiting other flasks who have much different jobs. How do you do this?
It is all so very clever and I look forward to seeing your next post.
Great job and sorry you have to fill your flask up with frogged threads. But such is the life of a stitcher. Me too.
God Bless ~
Lenna

tintocktap said...

Hope your ort jar had a wonderful time at the party! Your photos take me back to my days at uni and training as a chemistry teacher! Don't think I miss the teaching bit, but science labs are wonderful places - you never know what you'll find lurking in the corners!

tkdquintmom said...

Hahaha! Love it...that gave me a good laugh...funny...