in·er·tia \i-ˈnər-shə, -shē-ə\ a: a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force
Here is a random thought on inertia:
Have you noticed that when you enter the highway by way of a 4-leaf clover (sharp right loop), the air conditioning will momentarily blow into your face. You know why? The air want to continue in a straight line (inertia) so it blows in your face until the external force (the car) makes it blow in another direction.
Yes, that is in fact what I think of every day when entering the highway on my way home from work.
If you’re a nerd, raise your hand.
Here is my next big thought: Paint cans at rest are most likely to stay at rest unless acted upon by some external force.
It’s true. Want me to prove it? I have 25, that’s right folks, 25 paint cans sitting in my basement.
The saddest part is, they’re not all mine! Most are from the previous owners who painted in 2001-2003! Yikes! The paint cans I’ve contributed are, at newest, from 9/19/2009. Two years ago!
Is it bad to have a pile o’ paint cans lying around?
I decided to get them cleaned up. Dan and I are going to try listing our house again with a new agent. Our goal is to clean up the basement so it looks more inviting and clean. I started by attacking the paint pile.
First order of business, divide between “keep” and “throw away” paint.
Do you see how full some of those are? We might be here a while…
Any tips for fast drying? Anyone want any paint?
So inertia, that is where I started, right? Those gosh darn cans will stay in their inert state for many, many years until your tooshie exerts some external force.
See the massive mess to the left of the cans? Some more massive force I need to exert on some inert boxes.
Another post for another day…