if you'd like to see exactly where i sit when i write all of this nonsense, please skip over to ill seen, ill said. i am thrilled to pink that jane flanagan asked me to participate in her where we blog from series. i like her very much, you know.
and i'll be back here tomorrow to tell you about all the lovely things i learned this weekend. because i'm still wading through some architecturally stunning sentences found in january's vanity fair. right now, i'm on my third review of the article on the new large hadron collider, buried about 350 feet beneath the swiss-french border, close to geneva.
but i seriously can't stop myself. it's an amazing collection of words. mostly all superlative, which is my most. favorite. thing. ever. like, the lhc is not merely the world's largest particle accelerator, but the largest machine ever built. it's the coldest place in the universe. and, at the center of just one of the four main experimental stations installed around its circumference - and not even the biggest of the four - is a magnet that generates a magnetic field 100,000 times as strong as earth's.
i'm trying my best to understand the content, too. something about trying to reproduce the conditions that existed 14 billion years ago so that scientists can see the universe as it was a trillionth of a second after the big bang.
it's all too much for this blogger of very small brain, but i'm hooked. and also? while i'm reading and jotting down words that i either don't know or that i just want to see how it feels to write, with my forehead all scrunched up in major confusion, giggling at the genius of it all...i keep thinking of a joke my sister sent me a few weeks ago.
two dudes are chatting. one asks "what do you think is farther? the moon or florida?" and the other one says "duh. you can see the moon."