This little gem popped into my head, fully formed, the other day:
Science is like marriage. Everyone warns you it's really hard work, but for the most part, they tell you it's worth it.
And there you have it. After a possible personal record of approximately a zillion days away from here, I'm back with that tidbit. A tidbit that has nothing to do with anything previously written here! I'm such an overachiever.
PS: No wedding bells in my immediate future. I'd say it's test tube clinks a-ringing, but the only lab tubes I use are plastic.