|Tardigrade, about 1 millimeter in size|
I did not watch the original series, Cosmos with Carl Sagan. I think that's because it was on back in the 1980's and I was busy working and drinking. Not necessarily in that order. I am however, addicted to the new Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson. It's fascinating, entertaining, educational, and most of all it is scary. This week he went small, sub-atomic small, while last week he went big, to the outer reaches of the known universe. I find it very discomforting that the world as I know it is surrounded by such violent and disturbing things like exploding suns and tardigrades, infinitesimal animals that live in the water. When Neil deGrasse Tyson starts talking about the vast expanse of the universe and the tiny molecules that make up our bodies, my brain hurts. It literally hurts thinking of all those things. Meanwhile, in the bedroom, Mark is watching The Real Housewives Swap Husbands with Celebrities, or something like that. Once in a while I'll be in the bedroom and I'll be too lazy to get up and leave when one of those shows comes on. I have found myself watching Mark's shows on more than one occasion. Interestingly, they also make my brain hurt from watching them. They also make me just a little bit sad.