Random Bits and Sundry – Beam Me Up, Scotty!
The news is full of all sorts of awesome titbits today, hooray hooray! For instance, the realm of science brings us news that it’s possible to use lasers as tractor beams… but only over very short distances. Still, that’s almost science fiction enough to momentarily console me about my lack of hoverboard… if only ’cause that sort of thing might be of use in making me a hoverboard! I don’t know why I want one so bad, since my skateboarding skill extends to veering to the right, but I guess it’s somehow different if you’re not on the ground properly. 😀
In European news, there’s about to be some changes to EU migration and work blah blah blah. Apparently, more people coming to work and live here from parts of Europe are soon to be entitled to benefits, but more importantly, other countries are going to finally have to make good on the letting people go there to work. I’ll be very interested to see how European migration works with these changes in mind. Though, I admit, I have a hard time getting my head around all the various and sundry treaties; I hadn’t realize that people from the UK actually could go other places to work; I thought it was only for living. But then, I’m still kind of new to this whole neck of the woods, so it’s not like I am required to understand every bit of it already. *chuckles*
The next bit that caught my attention is a magazine piece about energy use and home temperature. I do wonder how warm most people keep their homes; our temp is kept where I’m living in sweaters most of the year. Which is also because my husband, being male, boils up more quickly than I do, so I deem it more appropriate for me to layer than to be fully warmed. And actually, my main wantiness with the radiator being on (the one being the most on, of course, being the one in the room we’re in the most) is that I use it to raise my bread; we don’t have an airing cupboard I can shove it in, and I’ve not had luck doing it in the oven. But then, I also wander how my home temperature compares to others who are actually from this neck of the woods; me being from a warmer, drier climate means I tend to always feel bitterly cold… or meltingly hot. But generally, I do support the mentality that there’s no limit to how much you can put on, but there’s definitely a limit to how much you can take off. 😉
Otherwise, I’m just doing my bit to continue to try and understand how the British education system works – it all seems so foreign to me, and it seems like it changes every other day. The US system seems so incredibly stable and normalized by comparison, but then, that’s just how things work based on what you’re used to, I guess.
Anyhoos, I wander, and get back to bundling up. We’ve apparently got another cold front coming through, and my hands are telling me the tale.
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