Continuing the discussion from Something is coming in the mail:
Inspired by @Mister44’s thread, I wanted to create a general thread for people to share what’s coming in the mail. Please post screenshots/links to things you’re excited to get in the mail, for whatever reason. Let’s face it, sometimes we all need to get in the gifting spirit and carefully select a present to ourselves, from us, with love.
My incoming swag:
I’m trying to put a home lab together, slowly, piece by piece. One experiment I’m planning called for silver acetate, which I can’t find at a good price, so I found a pretty good deal on silver nitrate, which I can use to get to silver acetate. Of course it’s still expensive, but I don’t know where I can obtain 99% silver to make it myself that wouldn’t lead to a more expensive process. I suspect @shaddack knows if I wasted my money. I also got some gloves this purchase. I got a bit of a burn from concentrating peroxide, and I think I’ve put that one off too long. My lab is coming together nicely, but I’m still missing two critical and expensive pieces: A mass balance and a hotplate with magnetic stirrer. I realize they’re not that expensive in absolute terms, but I personally don’t have a lot of money, and I do have a stove-top and a postage scale. (I’m basically waiting for the right surplus auction to come along.)
I’ve also finally invested in a keffiyeh. This is literally the first one I’ve obtained that wasn’t given to me only to lie in a closet forever. Even when I lived in the Middle East, I rarely wore Arab garb, but this winter has had me repeatedly consider the utility of a shemagh. My heritage is Palestinian, so I got the corresponding pattern. I don’t normally like scarves because I find they’re too narrow or too long, and I find these strike that balance a little better.