It is about time I got around to actually bothering to brand this blog. I realised during a sleep deprived moment of clarity that the X-rayman’s blog was just my online persona drawn from a URL for a website and really what was my persona today, right now?

When I was a young scientist at University in my final throws of a PhD I was nicknamed the angry man. This was mainly because I was angry all the time. Combined with being a scientist I was an angry scientist. I was a station scientist, but not anymore, so that is not correct. I am now in a job which does not seem at all like anything I interviewed for and I seem to be too old and too jaded to be happy with anything new. I’ve seen my crazy days, I’ve seen my peak and prime and now I am not so much angry. Don’t get me wrong I still get bouts of anger but really I more melancholy bordering on depressive.

> > ### _mel·an·chol·y_/ˈmelənˌkälē/ > > > > Adjective: Sad, gloomy, or depressed. > > Noun: A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness.

So that by far sums up my blog, I am still X-rayman but really when I am blogging I am talking from the mind set of a melancholy scientist. By no way am I as bad as a goat up a tree that is really out there but you know what I am happy being a melancholy scientist.