October 11th, 2003

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

(no subject)

Some things in life get discovered just after you need to know them, some you know but forget until just after the critical moment.

To this end, consider the black rubbish bag. A simple thing with just one purpose - to contain your rubbish until you can place it into the outside rubbish bin for later collection. But what happens after that? A lot get taken for land fill and are dumped on a tip. In order for the contents of the bag to bio-degrade properly the bag itself has to break down over time, releasing it's contents to the freedom of a new life underground.

Now, why am I talking about this? well I am often away from my flat and when I am here I don't make all that much rubbish. So the bag doesn't fill up all that quickly. But if the bag is left in contact with the liquid results of decaying rubbish then it statrs to disolve leaving the liquid to collect in the plastic bin and to drip out when the bag is finally changed. This liquid is very very yucky! ... and smelly!

Putting the black bag inside another one made it safe for transporting to the nearest bin without a bio-hazard sticker and some disinfection of the kitchen floor and the plastic bin leaves it all nice and pleasant smelling again.

Ah my life is so exciting.

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Quotes of The Day

A neglected subject for a while ... but here are some to add to my many posts today.

Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.
E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970), as a small child

I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Babe Ruth (1895 - 1948)

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
Fred Hoyle (1915 - )

If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
Dean Martin

There it was, hidden in alphabetical order.
Rita Holt

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
Neil Gaiman, Sandman