Sunday, June 14, 2009

Trust No 1

Who do you trust?

One-Minute Writing of the Day:
Writer: patagoniantruthfish

I trust Newton (things fall down), Bernoulli (things fall up), and Young (wings don't fall off within stress limits of airframe). I'm also inclined to trust pilots who place their trust in turn in the Emergency Procedures Checklists.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ferry Apocalypse

Yesterday I watched the first half of 28 Weeks Later during my ferry trip home. It was a rough trip, in the dark, but I didn't really notice (except for the occasional rather intrusive crash of the bow through a large swell) because I was glued to the screen. Anyway, when the ferry pulled in to the bay and I shut down my laptop and looked around, I was faced with a boat full of the infected. Of course, they were only seasick, and they were all completely oblivious to the fact that I had spent the last 45 minutes getting a rage-virus survival primer. But still, it was rather chilling. I wished I had a baseball bat and a lawnmower blade handy. I obviously need to pack more zombie-plan-contingency equipment in my backpack.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Overwhelmed nature

On more than one occasion, when clearing overgrown grass and weeds from a backyard, I have been moved by the power of the natural world to overcome our puny attempts to kerb and trim and clear a path. When we are gone it will take common grasses and vines mere months to obliterate all but a trace of our existence.