Friday, June 13, 2008

Entropy reigns

I remember in high school chemistry our teacher relating to us what her daughter told her once. Her room was a mess, underwear everywhere, and our teacher was really upset over it (for obvious reasons). Her daughter simply replied with some witty comment about the law of entropy taking over. I'm here to add support to the law of entropy and the general state of things once entropy has tromped on through. For those of you who don't know what it is, here's the definition:


2 a: the degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity b: a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder
: chaos, disorganization, randomness

I left out the first definition cause it was this 5-line explanation of thermodynamics in chemistry, which only a select few of you would actually understand and much less appreciate. Be grateful.

It's basically the tendency of a system to fall into disorder. A system like an apartment, or a bedroom. Now, I've been back in Provo for a little over a week, and I've kept the whole apartment in very good shape, and even cleaned my room twice (yeah, twice in a week). But my room...I haven't been spending to much time in there, and it's incredible to see how it just descends into a mess in such a short time.

I think this is a byproduct of starting something and not finishing it (Olivia lays rejected and dejected on the floor...), rushing off quickly (unkempt bed), clearly not done unpacking, and general disregard for organization. And don't go looking hard at the picture mom - there isn't any underwear on the floor, or anywhere in sight. But it is messy. Blah. I think I'm gonna clean it. Maybe today ;)


Angie said...

That is so true! But I also want to add that entropy in my own bedroom definitely increases whenever my roommate is gone for more that 2 days. Having someone else in my mess seems to slow the process down.

Becca said...

haha - Olivia...naked, dejected, abused, on the floor. "I have to go play her."

WHO did we freak out with this? I forget. :) Haha.