||[Aug. 10th, 2006|12:59 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Good trip out at lunchtime. Amongst other stuff, I came back with|
- Sushi, from a little shop round the corner.
- Chocolate hob nob creams, like two hobnobs with bourbon cream stuff in between them. I've not tried them yet, but they must be good.
- A signed copy of Winner's Dinners from the Oxfam shop.
Onto weightier matters now:
Staff at the Rural Payments Agency in Newcastle have been sacked following an investigation. Which of these things that they were sacked for have you ever done at work?
Had sex in the toilets
Jumped naked from filing cabinets
Held breakdance cometitions
The International Astronomical Union is beginning a 12 day conference this weekend to decide how to define a planet. 12 days to decide that? Sounds like a jolly to me. Bet it's in Barbados or somewhere. Anyway, there's a shortlist of three definitions. [That they came up with in 2005. In Hawaii, probably.] Which would you choose?
A planet is any object in orbit round the Sun with a diameter greater than 2000 km.
A planet is any object in orbit round the Sun which has a stable shape due to its own gravity.
A planet is any object in orbit round the Sun that is dominant in its immediate neighbourhood.