Hello to new reader rikibeth!
Sharp achiness in the upper back/shoulders yesterday. *flexes experimentally* Not too bad this morning. Only about a 3 or 4.
Every now and then when the garbage I generate in a week's time exceeds what one trashcan is able to hold, I have to make a special phone call to the office of the refuse and recycling service to request that they pick up an extra can. If I'm reading your astrological omens correctly, this is one of those times for you, at least from a metaphorical perspective: You need to get rid of more than your usual amount of useless junk and residual wastes -- much more, probably, including a backlog of stuff you may not have even realized was garbage until now.
What do you want to see? Tell me.
Wind Tunnel Dreams
It's getting close to February. WTD coming soon! Which storybit should I expand?
When physicists are forced to give a single-word answer to the question of why we are building the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), we usually reply “Higgs.” The Higgs particle—the last remaining undiscovered piece of our current theory of matter—is the marquee attraction. But the full story is much more interesting. The new collider provides the greatest leap in capability of any instrument in the history of particle physics. We do not know what it will find, but the discoveries we make and the new puzzles we encounter are certain to change the face of particle physics and to echo through neighboring sciences.
Famine:Sleek black tea, tobacco leaf, frankincense, lilac, and white musk.
In bottle: Sharp frankincense.
On me: Some tea, some sweet tobacco. The frankincense. Lilac floats, surprisingly not out of place.
Pollution: A toxic chypre: radioactive green musk, davana, and oozing white amber.
In bottle: Not *whoa* like Ultraviolet, but definitely a sinus-clearer.
On me: Fresh green musk. Very springtime!
Lady Una: Honey musk, green tea leaf, blackberry leaf, vanilla bean, and fae spices.
In bottle: Omigawd. Luscious honeyvanilla, with a teasing hint of spice.
On me: Honey, musk, the leaves, vanilla. Delicious. Oooh, hey, blackberry. Okay, bottle wishlist.
Fairy Wine: An ethereal vintage, steeped with dandelion, honey, and red currants.
In bottle: Pure full-on dandelion wine.
On me: Redcurrant candy. :) There's almost a Twizzler thing going on here. Dandelion twists behind it. Fascinating.
Same as yesterday, pretty much. Then the going-away dinner for ragingamazon. :(