I'm Chels. I blog about science, art, tennis, and my adventures in journalism. Officially, I'm a Science Writer at Brookhaven National Lab and I blog for them, too. Unofficially, I'm pretty awesome.

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Well, I live and work at a national laboratory now. I’m staying on site while I look for apartments and the housing situation is kind of surreal. First of all, the lab sits on 5,000 acres, only 1,000 of which are pictured above. I can’t wait to explore the wooded areas (though I’m absolutely terrified of ticks. Seriously, I don’t know how I’m going to get through living on this tick-infested island without a meltdown.)

For now, I’m living in these old army barracks that have been updated by a designer whose aesthetic can only be described as “streamlined 70s hotel room”. The fabrics in my apartment — rugs, couches, seat cushions — are mostly rust colored, and the bathroom fixtures look like something out of an elementary school, but it’s homey enough and Siena and I are settling in. Every once in a while, she just walks around meowing loudly as if to say, “Hello? Where are we? Does this seem weird to anyone else? Why are we moving around so much? HELP!”

Sometimes I feel like that too, little kitten.

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  4. osmium said: Stayed in the barracks. Hated it! Sorry!
  5. recordofmytroubles said: good luckin the new home and job
  6. redcloud said: I love flying over places like that and seeing the ring of the accelerator. Fermilab looks awesome from the air.
  7. krisssstin said: I live near there!