Just a very quick post...or not....checking that you are all still there. I've had a most wonderfully geeky day listening to Big Bang Day on Radio 4 whilst working. The whole Cern experiment thing has really gripped me.
Part of it was wishful thinking. Like 'Well, if the world does end today it won't matter that the house is a mess and I haven't done the ironing!'
Surprisingly Moogsdad has been totally ambivalent to the whole thing.
I say surprisingly because this man did a PhD on Superconductors (this link is not Moogsdad's work...it's just in case you fancied reading up on this most fascinating of subjects).
This man used to jump up at the least likely moments to scribble a quick equation on his whiteboard in his bedroom at uni (!).
This man spent nearly an hour this week discussing maths on the phone with his dad as he needed to know the tangent of the elevation in something that was bothering him (or something).
This man has gone here this evening.
Today I've almost outgeeked the geek :)
To round off my geeky day I spent some time doing some research and got very excited when I found that there is now a Tetrapak recycling point at a Tesco store not too far away.
I've always been a keen recycler but since starting my job I've become even more aware of what we throw away.
I now understand that it's not ok just to chuck yogurt pots into my household recycling bin (in the deluded hope that someone would realise I wanted it to be recycled please thank you) as there is, as yet, no facility for recycling them. If they do get chucked in with the recycling they get separated at the MRF and end up in landfill. Whereas if I put them in with my normal waste they'd at least go to the incinerator to be turned into electricity.
I'm a woman on a mission. A mission to find some way of recycling as much as possible.
Hence the geeky thrill I get when I find a juice carton collection point.
Takes all sorts :)
Onto more normal matters then. I've just been perusing Folksy and stumbled across my friend's new shop where she sells her ceramic jewellery and pots. I thought you might like to see it too :)
Like I said....just a quick post....ahem....
Going now to see if there's anything geeky on telly.
Live long and prosper :)