was such an excellent day. Got to see Liza, then read my book, and then we went to see CoN: Voyage of the Dawn Treader which turned out much better than the book had been for the most part (I always struggled with not getting bored with it for some reason). Then went to dinner at Pi and made another gloriously delicious pizza with the lady. Took a turn on the ferris wheel which was a blast, then Starbucks with the fam and then cuddling and football. I really had a great time with it all, barely more than a week off from 11 months with her. <3
One of the greatest things about music for me is associating particular bands/songs with specific memories. It’s usually a completely subconscious process, but when I hear a song months later, one memory or another will always come to mind. I think as far as bands go, “The Academy Is…” and “We The Kings” have the strongest associations. Though there is a number of others.
Reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. He is currently describing the lengths that were went to in order to obtain empirical data supporting Newton’s theories. It is all super legit stuff, for example most of Western Europe banded together and sent their scientists out to gather information on Venus that could be used to calculate the distance to the sun, and people were sent all over the world. One fellow had to go to the middle of Siberia. Another small-time captain went to Tahiti and recorded the first successful measurement, a fellow by the name of James Cook. He proceeded to go on and claim Australia for the British Empire. Another guy, Charles Hutton, was in charge of testing the gravitational pull of a mountain on nearby hanging fruit. On the way to figuring out the mass of a mountain, he invented contour lines to make it easier. And there are so many more, it is great. I highly recommend this book so far.
“The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary: "I don’t intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God." "Don’t you think God knows the facts?" Bethe asked. "Yes," said Szilard. "He knows the facts, but He does not know /this version of the facts./”—Hans Christian von Bayer, Taming the Atom
Just need somewhere to put all of my sources. Am not sure how this is going to work out, with Jacob being strongly against it and me being strongly for it. Maybe we can do it in debate form, or I cover one side while he covers the other (though he didn’t seem too keen on that idea). Need to work on it so we don’t have to brand each other on New Years, mom would be pissed about that. Anybody who wants to chime in on their opinions on it would be great, be nice to get some perspective from people not journalists or Jacob and I. These articles are biased in favor of as a whole, though the interview at the top is good stuff all around. Whatever happens, I needed to get all of this in one place before I really go through it.
Although Cracked usually has their facts straight, I try not to cite them too much. However, this article is more of a humorous attitude against common anti-Islamic propaganda, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.