Wednesday, March 31

Awesome Geeky Science Stuff

Have you seen this??

This is what I wanted to do, once upon a time before kids. In high school, I had dreams of being a nuclear engineer for Fermilab. Hunting for the God Particle (Higgs boson) by day and writing novels at night. It's not so different now. I spend my days hunting for the cheerios that find their way down my shirt and I write bland blog entries at night. But they're whole grain cheerios, so it's not near as pathetic as it sounds.

And now, this baby has three times as much energy as Fermilab's accelerator.

I have a signed copy of The God Particle and even had a small crush on Lederman back in high school even though he's old enough to be my grandpa.

Have you seen what happens when protons collide? It's amazing and beautiful.

"These are the known unknowns, but there are unknown unknowns out there which could make us radically revise our view of how the universe works," Bertolucci said.

"There are still boundless possibilities for complete surprises." -Leon Lederman

"The real goal of physics is to come up with an equation that can explain the universe but still be small enough to fit on a T-shirt." - Leon Lederman

The soul is awestruck and shudders at the sight of the beautiful
." Plato

So if I were colliding particles in Illinois today, I would be torn up inside; Rejoicing because someone came so close, yet dejected because their toy blew my toy out of the water.

I am not the least bit regretful of the paths I didn't take.

What career could I have chosen that could beat this?

I get to stay home and raise curious, creative children.

Loving and laughing with them.

Teaching them and learning from them.

Not to mention the fact that I host the coolest sleepovers around.

I don't want to miss a minute of this.

I am most content.

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Carrie said...

Contentment. Ahh the joy! It is so awesome to realize we are in a "good place." Every day I praise the Lord that I am home with my baby boy.

I've been there, done that, and nothing compares to being a good mom to the boy and a good wife to his daddy!

Nezzy said...

OOoooh, all those protons colliding remind me of our Forth of July bash...also complete with surprises! I'm so glad your path led ya right into the heart of out family! :o)

God bless and have a wonderful Wednesday!!! Love ya.........

Andrea said...

Raising kids beats physics any day! Every day is a new science experiment!

This week we've been learning what happens when you are on a swing, going at a rather good pace, then you lean back, and let go.


Happens every time. The one-year-old and the nine-year-old have learned the power of gravity.

The three-year-old tried today, but forgot you have to let go... so he ended up hanging on for dear life upside-down trying NOT to let gravity win! lol

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