Down another chunk today, taking me back to where I was before last Friday, so that’s more or less OK.
I walked in as far as Gateshead today. The plan was to get into town and do a bit of shopping before work, but by the time I got there it was too late to bother. So I might as well have walked all the way.
And I now have a week off. Some days out and a bit of walking should be involved. Details as and when they happen. Probably.
Today’s picture is of something no mad scientist or slightly loopy geek should be without:
No mad scientist (or slightly eccentric photographer) should be without one. Sadly, this one no longer works, so I need a new one.
I spent quite a while getting the exposure just right on that. Sadly, the plasma ball no longer works, so I’ll have to get a new one at some point…
First, today’s bit of fun from xkcd:
OK, you’ve read that and the hover text by now, right? This reminded me of some wise words:
There is a theory which states that if anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
So you’d better watch out with that Higgs Boson, right?
 Douglas Adams, from the preface to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. From my signed first edition, to be precise. Which I’m quite baffled to find is now thirty years old, which is ridiculous, as it would make me quite old. Oh. Bother.