A concept: Canadian Maple Syrup Pipelines. There must be an economy built around the illegal transportation of maple syrup from Canada to the United States. Think about it. The maple syrup industry is too damn big for, what seems like, a niche market. A multi-million dollar industry built on occasional Sunday morning pancake breakfasts? I don’t think so. There’s something going on behind the scenes, or rather, right underneath our feet. Thousands of cubic meters of liquid sugar flowing right underneath us, and we don’t have the slightest clue.
*cough* erm, yeah.
I recently lost an analogy that I should have written down, but I was biking and I forgot to write it down afterwards and now I’m circling around my brain looking for it and it keeps me up at night. It had something to do with Nature, and science. I’m sure it’ll pop up eventually. *nervous laugh*
It’s too early in the morning to feel this overwhelmingly uncomfortable!
The semester is coming to a close, and that means most of my immediate academic duties are dissolving. Not going away, by any means. I haven’t worried about them enough yet.
I am, unfortunately (as a result of the semester’s close), being faced with one of my least favorite ingredients in my cookbook of anxiety, namely: free-time. This is one of the worst things for me, I have found. Unless I have something to work on or pursue I tend to get very, to put it quite frankly, moody. I am not short of any passions, mind you, but my brain has a habit of holding me down and yanking me away from things if it feels like it. I’m getting better at realizing when it’s happening and managing it, however, so that’s good.
Also, I made it through the semester with just enough fingertip skin left. I was worried I would nervously bite it all off, but thanks to Band-Aids and *some* self control, I managed to make it.
If you are looking for a good short poem to read, I would recommend:
by T.S. Eliot.
It’s kind of uncomfortable, but I like it.
I’m thinking about starting a video series on doing physics problems. Or just doing science, in general. I was recently accepted into a program that gives me the opportunity to teach people physics, and I think that this would be a great creative and productive outlet. We shall see. I might need some equipment.
I’m pretty ready to go home. I’m hoping that this break will give me a chance to pursue some ideas that I didn’t have time for this semester, along with a prime chance to be lazy. But not too lazy. That wouldn’t be healthy.
Thank you for pointing out how uncomfortable I look!
Also, send your orange peels to my address (inquire within). I really like it when my hands smell like oranges. I could just buy some oranges, but that wouldn’t be any fun.
Side note on oranges: I really actually hate oranges. They are aggressively difficult to open, and they hardly ever separate nicely. Clementine/tangerine variations are much more appealing. They are manageable citrus creations that encourage youthfulness and pizzazz. Just thought I’d get that off my chest. That is what a blog is for, after all.