the joy/horror of being an experimental physicist: today i played with blocks. i had to make them first, and make holes in them, and get their dimensions accurate to within 5 thousandths of an inch, but nonetheless that's what i did. then i put heavy things on top of them and was gratified when they didn't fall over.

oh, and i didn't blind myself today, either. any day where the beer/blind quotient is infinite goes down as a good day in my book. (and don't anybody mention l'hopital's rule for 0/0.)