Baby sibling is an art major, she is about half way done with getting her associates degree but currently is not working on her degree since her financial aid got dropped. Her area of interest is jewelry, her favorite saying is "There's no such thing as a starving Jeweler." in response to Middle Sister belittling her for her choice in majors. I don't believe I have ever suggested Baby Sibling change majors to something more useful, she has basically always been an artist and I am not sure that she would be happy doing anything else.
Being the sibling of a molecular biology major who planned to go into microbiology Baby Sibling learned a thing or two about bacteria. She can spout out a over-sanitizing speech almost as good as mine. I tried to con her into taking micro as her life science course but she refused and took botany instead, brat. Joke was on her, the botany class sounded much harder than micro. Of course her favorite courses were the jewelry classes. I think she knew she wanted to be a jeweler before she took those classes and taking them reinforced it. So what is the result of this formula: Baby Sibling in jewelry class + future microbiologist big sister? Why you get these of course:
Picture 2: A microscope charm necklace, I invested in a bunch of the charms and chains and she made them all into necklaces and we are hoping to sell them (turns out I am a very crappy salesperson). I am encouraging her to tap into the nerd jewelry niche, I think it is possible for her to make a living off such jewelry (bonus is I get a sibling discount!).
Baby Sibling also rocks photoshop with her fancy mouse drawing pad thingy and comes up with things like this to amuse me and give me blog fodder (in reality she is actually doing it so she can laugh at what a nerd I am):
Explanation: There is a staining method that differentiates between two kinds of bacteria called Gram staining (after Dr. Gram who invented it). Most bacteria are either Gram Negative (pink), or Gram Positive (purple). Lactobacilli are Gram + rods. She actually came up with this gem mostly by herself, asked me which color was positive and what kinds of bacteria were, I had no idea what she was up to.
And that dear readers is why it rocks to have an artist baby sibling.
Love you Baby Sibling!
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