Monday, June 23, 2008

Met a boy

IMG_9058, originally uploaded by feathermar.

on Friday night. He's pretty jolly. He has his arm around me. I don't totally love that he smokes a pipe.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Things I love about physics:

There was a plan at one time to make something called a Superconducting Super Collider. What was it supposed to do? I don't know. But it has two "supers" in its name. And that's always a good idea, I think.

The physicists have plans for something called a Large Hadron Collider, and then more plans for a Super Large Hadron Collider.
Hadrons have something to do with quarks, which have something to do with particles. All of this, not so interesting...although quarks have nice names: up, down, charm, strange, top and bottom are all "flavors" of quarks. I also like the words quarkonia and strangelet.

Tshirts about physics to come! Yay!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Did I tell you

IMG_8347, originally uploaded by feathermar.

that my sister is a Very Important Person? Honored by her school's PTA, because she is so cool and a good teacher and nice and kind to all the animals. This is not a great picture of us. But she is the super coolest person I know...and that's saying a lot--because I also know myself.

ha. i kill me. ha. metaphorically.

Monday, June 09, 2008

I don't know what you are doing this summer...
but Farmer Gail's might be the greatest place I'm going! As Bea said yesterday, Gail and Joe's yard is "full of delightful nooks and crannies."
a lot of nice flowers are planted or planting

this is part of a sequence of pictures involving me, Shannon, Katie, and some swans.
No, that's not the glare of the sun. We're really that pasty.
Also, we saw the horseshoe crabs mating:
There were dozens of them. It was super weird to see them all swimming towards us in the water. In all honesty, I have never seen a live one, much less so many live ones. They came near us, hovering, like sea roombas.
And then, we sat for a while and hung out, listening to the Indigo Girls and the B52s for free while some suckers paid for the tickets...heh heh