6-10-11 “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

If you read this blog you know that I am always a day behind, I talk about yesterday as if it were today, today as if it were tomorrow. I assume this is fairly common in Blog world, although no one I follow seems to do this, but I do confuse myself sometimes and can’t quite remember when I am talking about and if something has happened or will happen “tomorrow”.

At those points I feel a bit like Winnie the Pooh: “When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”

It was a very long day today. A full day of work followed by 4 hours at ICP. The graduating full time students have their show in 16 days (according to one group I heard) or 18 (according to another group) and are scrambling for lab time. Almost every single open lab slot is booked for the next two weeks.

The students are bargaining with each other, “I will give you my 3 hours on Station 4 if I can have 2 hours on Station 8” – they are tired enough that the European students have forgotten that we write month first and day second in the US (6/10/11 v 10/6/11) and realize too late that they have reserved on a day they can’t use – there is an air of chaos and really fraught energy filling the air. It is amusing, inspiring, and tiring  to observe.

So today, I am looking into the future and linking to an article in tomorrow’s NY Times about further government over reaction on the river… Security checks on the Hudson


5 responses to “6-10-11 “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

  1. thank you for making me smile! starting with the title..love the top photo too. and my blog days and really days are all mixed up too. So every day is ‘the other day’

  2. after all these years, I still find the way of writing dates confusing. Unless the month is written as a word, I’m never really sure. June 11, 2011. In Sweden it would be written 2011-06-11 … and now I’m sick so I feel much more like Winnie the Pooh than usual.

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