Daily Archives: October 17, 2010

All that is to be discovered.

So when our great^12 grandchildren read about the world today, what sort of scientific achievements will form the chapters of their textbooks (brain downloads?)? I mean, I can probably figure out what’s going down in history, so to speak. But the scientific stuff? I’m not talking about the technological advances: the iPods and the iPads and the iWhateverElseTheyComeUpWiths – I want to know who the Isaac Newtons of our day are.

My best guess – and I’m really just spitballin’ here – is that these are probably the folks working in pharmaceuticals. I’m not 100% sure there’s much to still be discovered when it comes to the functional building blocks of our universe (is that pessimistic of me?), so I think the only uncharted territory is either celestial or medical.

I don’t know. I was looking through a stack of old textbooks in a closet today and came across a chemistry Cliffs Notes. And even though I had just about zero interest in this subject in high school, I decided to look through it. Turns out, chemistry is interesting after all (I think perhaps it helps that a nun with anger issues isn’t trying to teach it to me this time around).

That’s all.

sotd 10.17.10

So has this ever happened to you? You’re in the shower, or the car, or the creepy sauna room at the Y and suddenly, almost uncontrollably, you burst into song? And I’m not talking about some song that’s been running through your head for the past week and that you’ve heard it on the radio fifteen times that day – I mean, it’s like a switch is flipped in your brain and BAM! You’re singing a song you haven’t heard and/or sung in maybe years.

That happened to me yesterday, with this song.

“Yeah” / Usher ft. Lil Jon and Ludacris (2002)

And I quote from allmusic: Lil Jon, “regularly adorned with a bejeweled pimp chalice in hand”
I wish I had a trademark like that.