ShinyNewEquipment is IN THE BUILDING!!
And it is sooooo niiiiiiiice.
I'm still a little bummed that it's the sub-optimal (for my purposes) rather than the super-optimal model, but it still eleventy times better than I was using before that I will get over it being not exactly perfect. Someday, when I am a grownup scientist I'll get the super-optimal one for myself. (Santa? Are you listening? I've been a very good scientist, and plan to continue along the same veins, so if it's alright with you let's just skip Christmas for a few years and bank all those presents for one of these when I get my own lab, ok?)
I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time with this thing in the near future. Hopefully BH won't get jealous.