Monday, 24 September 2007

Truly Frightening

A bunch of photos from the Creationist Museum in Kentucky. Lucky taken and posted by a nice sensible person, the comments are lovely, but the photos are terrifying.

NOT the Eye of God!

My dear friend sent me another of those bloody awful totally useless emails today where you have to pass it on to six people otherwise bad things will happen blah, blah, blah...

Today's mail has had me seething worse than usual because of its use of this:

This is the Helix Nebula, and yes, it is made of awesome*. However it is not, I repeat NOT, the Eye of God. The mail was also full of creationist bollocks, which I am not going to be repeating and I am very afraid that I ranted back at her. She really should know better that to c.c. me into those mails. I've told her before not to spam me or chain letter me, but the god-bothering ones are really annoying. Yes, I'm sure I have an Angel** watching over me and I'm sure every week is Friendship Week. Meh.

I normally just ignore them, but this one was a little too much. I might be hating the Planetary Science course, but that doesn't mean I suddenly hate space and nebulas.

* and also made of gaseous material shed from a dying star...
**If they look like David Boreanaz they can watch all they want!

Friday, 21 September 2007

Goats for Christmas

My friend A wants us to give our £5 Xmas money this year to Oxfam. We then thought we'd all club together and buy her a goat.

Then the guilt kicked in. Do I really need more crap and clutter? £5 Christmas is a good idea, means we don't spend too much on each other, but we do end up with bits and chocolate and alcohol because you can't get anything substantial with a fiver.

So I jumped on her bandwagon and I told them to count me in and get me a goat.

Now, thanks to A being a warm-hearted person, everyone is thinking this is a good idea.

Goats all round this year.

Monday, 17 September 2007

The Cornish Wedding

It'll soon be time to pack our bags and head off to St. Ives for L's wedding. I'm sure we'll all have a great time, but I'm a selfish bitch and all I can think about is how it's cutting into my revising time!

Still, I think I may have found a little something to make it more worthwhile. It involves a tiny detour from the most direct route, but we did say we wanted to take breaks on the way down. Turbidites! Folding!

There's also Tintagel Castle just a short way along from Boscastle. I've never been there.

On the Sunday we're planning on going to the Eden Poject, so I hope we actually remember to go to the wedding itself. "Sorry L, we got lost."

Monday, 10 September 2007


Well, that's the last TMA and CMA (two weeks and three days early! WooHoo!) out of the way. I can post them both tomorrow and concentrate on the revising. I do need to finish studying the rest of Block 4, but I am completely up to date with it, the study calendar says that there are two weeks of studying remaining. Actually, I expect I will be done sooner than that and end up ahead of myself for once.

Still, this getting-ahead has relied on me completely ignoring the other course. La-di-da. I'm thinking I'll now go to the exam whatever, but only because it costs the OU shed loads of money if folks don't turn up. I'd be more guilty about that than anything else, I don't feel I've wasted my money as I have learnt something, even if the lesson I have learnt isn't about planets.

I will now go and play with my digital scrapbook study some more.