Happy birthday to the fabulous ayalanya, laurelian, and norilana!
Happy Towel Day!
I'm fine except for minor congestion and a bitch of a cough. Like, last night, by the time I got home, I couldn't speak without having a coughing fit. Don't have time to see the doctor today (unless I'm not allowed to be with theloriest in the actual MRI room,in which case I'll run upstairs and see if they can have a quick look at me).
Quote of the Day
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not the attainment; full effort is full victory." - Mahatma Gandhi
Via strangestgirl, who has an excellent post on this.
It sounds crazy, but as the universe expands faster and faster, it will eventually get to a point where the cosmos seen through a telescope will look a lot smaller than today, say physicists.
That's because in a few hundred billion, or perhaps a few trillion years, all but our local group of galaxies will have moved so far away they will be lost forever.
As a result, any cosmologist of that distant time who tries to figure out the history of the universe will have no clue to the Big Bang or the existence of the vast clusters of galaxies we can see today in every direction with powerful telescopes. Not even the microwave background radiation — the subtle and surest sign of the Big Bang — will remain within reach.
"They'll still be out there," said cosmologist Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University. "But space will be expanding faster than the speed of light," and so the light from those galaxies will never reach us again.
This is possible despite the universal speed limit being that of light, Krauss said, because the galactic clusters won't actually be moving; it's the space between them that will be expanding at a rate faster than light can traverse it.
Wearing: Burgundy tank top and black shorts. And monkey socks. Off to Curves and errands, and it's *hot* out there!
Reading: Still Ink... haven't had much reading time this week.
Elayna is reading: The Secrets of Peaches.
Writing: Future-Shayara - the rift between the twins, an examination of Katy's motives, and a tentative gesture by Alice.
Friday: Exercise, shower, tidying, then it's off to meet theloriest at Harvard Square, accompany her to her MRI, get her to my home or hers, then have the Bill Cosby/vodka party. :)
Saturday: Slow day at home. ariesd & taura_g's party.
Sunday: Slow day at home. One of these two days, we'll go see Pirates, I'm sure. But things will remain fluid and not overprogrammed.
Monday: BBQ at a friend's place.