It’s Friday, hooray hooray! Not that my job is taxing or strenuous or even requires me to wear shoes, but I do love my flopping out at home time. ^___^
Oh, and if anyone was interested on further discussion on yesterday’s subject matter, there’s some further thoughts in the comments. Thanks to Sara over at Maman Bleu for being a willing participant in such, of course. There’s probably oodles more I could say, but I think it boils down to the fact that here and in the US, the rich and the powerful are opting to kick the lowest so the people in the middle feel justified for their ‘suffering’. I’m not accusing anyone I know of purposefully looking down on people to feel better, but I can sincerely hope that everyone will take a second to step back and think about this in context, at least. Yes, the system is broken, but punishing people for being poor isn’t going to make it any better, either. 😉
In the world of science and space, we’ve reached the edge of the galaxy, and found.. bubbles?
Voyagers ride ‘magnetic bubbles’
Now see, I love space. I always wanted to be an astronaut as a little girl, and the only things that really dissuade me are my troubles with higher maths (I don’t care that it’s supposed to balance, x, n, and y are bastards) and the fact I seem to have pretty bad vertigo issues. Neither of these are particularly useful to a potential astronaut, and don’t make up for the fact I’m ‘economically packaged’ (as I apparently told someone at the NASA Center in Huntsville when I was 6 – yeowch!). And no, I wasn’t there for Space Camp (as much as I wanted to do that; I was there for a tour), though I can say that I blame the movie SpaceCamp and its unbelievable premise for making me want to go.
Where was I? Oh yes – bubbles! Scientists had thought that it would be more sedate than an agitated jacuzzi at the edge of the galaxy, and have been surprised to find it otherwise. Not that I expect us to see people escaping our galaxy in my lifetime, but I guess this sort of thing would make it harder.
On the lighter side of things:
Leicester City Council ‘not ready’ for zombie attack
Firstly, I have to say that it makes me ecstatic when people realize that oh… the government works for them; they are not slaves to policy. So seeing people asking the government what their plans are, or whatever information they have on x and y, makes me very happy – they have a right to know what their money is being spent on. So even while I agree that a zombie attack is highly unlikely, that someone asks the city council what the plans are for it make me smile. Plus, I think I’ve seen a spate of such being reported as of recent across the world (people asking their governments what the zombie plans are), so it’s topically pleasing. But then, I admit to amusing easily – it saves money. 😉
Anyways, that’s enough for now – have yourselves a lovely Friday, and a good weekend too.