Did anybody else get a chill this morning? Our clock-radio is set to NPR so I wake up to the reassuring sound of Steve Inskeep's voice reading the news every morning. This morning he (or was it the calm, capable Renée Montagne?) reminded me that today is the day when the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland will be turned on for the first time. Some little sleepy neuron in the back of my brain yawned, "isn't that the one that's supposed to cause the end of the universe?" I laid there contemplating that for a minute, snuggling Xander. Would we all pfffft into nothing some time today? I didn't want to pfffft into nothing and felt a little desperate at the thought. But then again, if the world ended in a giant black hole, it would be pretty darn quick. We wouldn't be here, and we wouldn't care. Fin.
Turns out that it had already been turned on, and I was not obliterated into nothingness in my sleep. Good to know. Although honestly, it would have been nice to avoid all the house cleaning and repairs we have to do in the next two weeks! Can they try again?