IT SOUNDS LIKE A CANNON OR A BOMB WENT OFF.
The Rally to Restore Sanity was basically simultaneously the most hilarious and most inspiring thing I’ve been to. Stewart and Colbert both were hilarious and knew exactly what they were doing, but Stewart’s closing remarks really hit me. He’s such an insightful person when he wants to be- everything he said I’ve been thinking, only less eloquently. It’s a bit idealistic, sure, but really, why CAN’T we all just get along? You go, then I go. Coexist.
Also, I stood for over five hours straight today and woke up at 7 after listening to the guys being loud in the basement while I was in a bedroom UPSTAIRS. (Later I learned they were flipping mattresses over on Keith. O-kay.) I feel like passing out. XD
Pictures to follow. Most of my rally pictures are of amusing signs and whatnot, but last night I took some gorgeous shots of D.C. and the Rally to Restore Sanity stage at night.
I’m going to the Rally to Restore Sanity.
So. Excited. Will be spamming photos of it Saturday evening, no doubt.
And I WILL be going in every possible inch of W&M-related attire I have. Hey, anything that might POSSIBLY help me meet Jon Stewart will be done. Plus, have to represent the College and teenagers as a whole, as apparently the bulk of people going fall into the ages of 24-29.
I cannot express in words how amazing this will be.
If my hair were still long, Amy Pond would be the easiest and more fun Halloween costume ever.
Cue me becoming instantaneously catilke and not being able to pay attention to anything because OOH MOVING SHINY THINGS.
My dad, talking about an experiment, while using a ruler to demonstrate what he’s saying: So, you test someone’s reflexes three ways. First, they’re told to drop the ruler then use sight to catch it; then, by sound, as they drop it then someone tells them ‘Now!’ so they know to catch it, and then by touch… well, I don’t actually know how to touch myself- (realizing what he just said) Well, I’m going to go sit down and pretend that never happened now.
(Honest to god. If Shit My Dad Says wasn’t already taken, I could be RICH. It’d be the geeky, science-y version. So basically what happens when Shit My Dad Says and The Big Bang Theory collide.)
As of today, the ISS surpassed Mir’s record for longest continuous human presence in space. The ISS’ll have been in space for a decade (a DECADE!!) as of October 31st.
Maybe the ISS hasn’t produced the ‘OMG WORLD SHATTERING SCIENCE BREAKTHROUGHS!’ that everyone seemed to expect from it, but c’mon. We made a goddamn space station, through international cooperation with a ton of nations, INCLUDING our former bitterest enemy. That’s pretty awesome.
And it bothers me that my mom doesn’t tell me specifically not to worry me, telling me that ‘It doesn’t affect me, so I shouldn’t worry’.
Uh, hello. You’re my family. Of course it affects me, and of course it worries me.
Ehh. Not 100% sure coming home this weekend was the best idea now.