We're getting closer
I'm just over two weeks into my new job. My paper nametag tent says "Kevin / Kev-o" because the instructor asked us to put our names and any nicknames we had on it. Only one person has ever called me Kev-o (Mary) and since there was another Kevin in the class and I can lie to these strangers I thought I'd use it. (It's better than Kevie [Blake], Kevian [Anna], Tim Tim/Tim Tam, etc.) It's really weird hearing people call me Kev-o. Kind of annoying, really. My dad had a friend named Rico and he once asked him why he went by Rico instead of his real name Dave. The guy said, "Because I tell people to."
I was thinking about how we use 0 as a placeholder and it blew my mind. I read up on it and the reason/history kind of makes sense, but still. This 'nothingness' also represents 'times ten, hundred, million, etc.'
I really hope Mitt Romney becomes the Republican presidential nominee. So many people say they wouldn't vote for him because he's a Mormon. Many others are campaigning for him saying, "Look, he's not the same type of Christian as you and you may even say his people are heathens, but he's a great guy! You just believe in different fairy tales. Look at his values!" And many are saying, "Yeah, good point. He hates the same stuff as me! And he likes some stuff I do too. Yeah!" I think he's a stepping stone to people being comfortable with atheist candidates. It's like saying, "He doesn't believe in the fairy tales you believe in, but look at his values!" Gooooo Mitt!
If we can make it past the loss of bees, peak oil, global warming, nuclear war, asteroids, 2012 and Nicholae Carpathia, I'm convinced everything's going to be alright. I've been reading Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity Is Near and the way science is moving exponentially, we're going to be okay! Insanely okay. Like, having sex with robots while flying magic wings powered by the sun okay! Believe it, Tom.
And now: Rae and I stargazing.