December 4th, 2004


"Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy."

Bowling was pretty fun, pretty good all around (minus the fact that I can barely use the muscles in my right hand/wrist now, and I didn't win any money :/). This is a fun crowd that should make a good business environment.

I'm here until tomorrow evening.

edit: Oh. And I didn't bring my book, because I'm an idiot. And Neopets is boring me at the moment, so I don't want to play that. I might go read Memoirs of a Geisha, or I might just lie around until I go to sleep.
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Icarus. (Thought you might find this interesting, Tenshi.)

In ancient days two aviators procured to themselves wings. Daedalus flew safely through the middle air and was duly honoured on his landing. Icarus soared upwards to the sun till the wax melted which bound his wings and his flight ended in fiasco. The classical authorities tell us, of course, that he was only "doing a stunt"; but I prefer to think of him as the man who brought to light a serious constructional defect in the flying-machines of his day. So, too, in science. Cautious Daedalus will apply his theories where he feels confident they will safely go; but by his excess of caution their hidden weaknesses remain undiscovered. Icarus will strain his theories to the breaking-point till the weak joints gape. For the mere adventure? Perhaps partly, this is human nature. But if he is destined not yet to reach the sun and solve finally the riddle of its construction, we may at least hope to learn from his journey some hints to build a better machine.

From "Stars and Atoms," by Sir Arthur Eddington (Oxford University Press, 1927, p. 41)
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