An article has appeared in the journal Public Engagement of Science (will add a link when I have found it again), discussing how scientists, despite being reputed as recluses, are actually very happy to talk about their work. The issue is, they mainly talk to each other, and not to the public. Is this because they believe they do not have any kindred souls in a greater audience who will understand their work? Or is it because they feel that they must vulgarise their work in order to achieve wider understanding? Of these, personally, I feel that the ‘dumbing down’ is the most unnecessary (if not slightly silly); it should be possible to select portions of research to relay to the public – there are always more and less accessible parts.
Otherwise, I nearly panicked when I could not log in to SAGE journals. More so than when I saw that an eyelash had somehow made its way into my nearly set nail varnish. Is this the mark of a person-who-does-research?
Is eating a lot of random food is also the mark of a researcher?
Does anybody know of a way to pack sandwiches without the usual sogginess caused by vegetable fillings? I need to start bringing packed lunches, but do not appreciate soggy food that is supposed to be dry. Could I make my own grown-up’s Lunchables pack? Hm.
I had no urge to really cook a proper lunch.
Then I went for a run. For those of you who are familiar with the last scene in the actual matrix in the Matrix Revolutions, with all the Agent Smiths? Yes, it was rainier than that.
Then there was a colossal, tempered salad for dinner. Perhaps I could pack salads? The problem with them is opposite to that of sandwiches: you do not want a dry salad.
Finally, because I am weak, some evening snacks.
Water count: ~1.5l. Though I am sure being drenched outside should have helped moisturising on the outside.