September 10th, 2008


Nifty! Science Fiction Emulates Science (and other good things)

Today being the first day a beam has been circulated through the Large Hadron Collider, BBC Radio 4 is celebrating with a radio play edition of Torchwood. I'm not sure if there's a way to listen in the US, but it seems there will eventually be an MP3 to download.

So, that's one good thing.

I think I can count my recent return to healthier eating as another. It's a cycle with me. I manage to plan meals, and eat lots of whole, fresh fruits and veggies, and stay off the mac 'n' cheese for a few months until some crisis or depressive relapse wrecks it for me. Well, they say that when people try to quit smoking, it's statistically more likely that they'll succeed the 6th or 7th time they try. I wonder if I can apply this to my eating style. I wonder if this time, I can be prepared for the inevitable back-slide, and not let it derail me entirely. It'll be interesting to find out.

A third thing; my dear boy found our CD set of Neil Gaiman reading his Fragile Things anthology. This is a very pleasant change from non-stop, 24-7 election coverage on NPR. I love NPR, but I cannot take it. So it's books on CD till after November 4th. Anyone have any to recommend?