Friday, May 21, 2010

It's a long weekend!

I didn't do much of anything today but at least I took the pattern sheets out for both patterns and ironed them flat and now they're sitting there ready to be adjusted. The fact that I haven't actually cut the pieces apart or made any adjustments to them is something I'll ask you to ignore just now :)

This is a long weekend for us here in Canada and since we have no plans we're looking forward to just hanging out. It was supposed to be rainy this weekend but I think the only day we might get rain is tomorrow and then after that it's going to be warm and sunny. If we do anything other than a couple of errands, it'll be going for a walk in a new-to-us area of the city. I expect that Ian will play video games for most of the weekend while I work on my patterns.

Did anyone else see in the news that some scientists have been able to create a synthetic bacteria by creating and inserting DNA into an existing bacteria? Not everyone thinks that this is good; they worry that the technology will be used to create bioweapons or something. To me, this ranks extremely high on the coolness factor - I think this discovery is awesome! They're creating news life, here, almost. It's not the same as having life emerge from a chemical soup, but this is definitely a step towards that, and there must be good possibilities for this and subsequent technologies.


Robin said...

I think the discovery is awesome as well! I know it has lots of moral complications but so did the cloning of Dolly and whatnot. It will be interesting to see how they will use their new knowledge of creation.

PussDaddy said...

I didn't see that but I am not watching a lot of tv right now. Have fun on your long weekend. I hope you are feeling better.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you and Robin - I think creating life artificially is truly next century stuff!

Love, Mom