Anyway, the bugs I needed weren't ready as early as I would have liked, and I phoned up work to say I might be late. But! My science brain is huge, and my science techniques are mighty, for I zoomed forwards with astounding efficiency and completed said experiment earlier than I had hoped - even for starting on time.
What's more, while I haven't analysed the results properly, at a glance at the rates (I was doing protease assays, don't you know) I'd guess that the whole thing went swimmingly and did exactly what I was expecting.
My science brain is so huge, I'm surprised I can walk through doorways. Go me.