I love my one on one meetings with my boss not just for the scientific discussions but for our archaeological discoveries and the story time that results from them. Often I'm in need of some protein or vector backbone from the frozen archives of my boss's work. He maintains these with an impeccable database and so we often spend a lot of time after these meetings digging for stuff in a freezer. Somehow in stark contrast with my boss's organization is his ability to be distracted.
I'm looking for Box A but we come across Box XYZ^4 and he wants to look in there as he is wont to do. Boss man starts going through and telling me who did what with this project, what this plasmid was used for, and how much of a bitch it was to clone the gene into it. Usually about 30 minutes into my scientific history lesson we divert back to the reason we are elbows deep in the freezer, to find stuff for me. But I really love it because you can see my boss's face really light up and he looks so happy to talk shop with you over a -80.
So do any of you folks ever dig back into your freezers or archives and wax nostalgic?