Quote of the day: “The secret to creativity is to know how to hide your sources.” ~Albert Einstein
Song of the day: “Only Happy When it Rains” by Garbage
State of mind: tired, and cranky, so I guess I am making the ‘Song of the Day’ a liar.
We like to name things. People, places, things… it’s a good system in my opinion, but it has one tiny flaw. When the concept of giving things names was first thought of, the idea of an infinite universe wasn’t even considered. But it is infinite. Or at least, very very big. And it has stuff; lots of stuff that we are going to have to name…eventually.
A while back, a tenth planet was discovered. So far, it is called 2003 UB313. Not very catchy, is it? Doesn’t really roll off the tongue. It was nicknamed Xena for a while, but that’s just silly.
I’m not sure whose job it is to pick the new name of 2003 UB313, but I would like to propose the name Hephaestus, because in Greek mythology, he was cast out from Olympus but was allowed to return. It sort of matches the current circumstances. Unfortunately, if they follow the current system the name is going to come from Roman mythology and his Roman name is Vulcan, so I doubt anyone would name it that because of all the giggling.
So, what should its name be? Any ideas?
In other geek loving news, the launch of New Horizons is scrubbed again for today. They are going to try and give it a go on Thursday. Fingers crossed everyone.
Angel quote of the day:
Connor: Do you spend all your time making out with other vampires, like in Anne Rice novels?