Sunday 03

Sunday 03- I did my stretches, ran a mile, lifted weights, and rode my bike.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 37 and 64 degrees, slight breeze, humidity around 29 percent, clear skies; just another gorgeous day!
According to the National Weather Service: “Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.”
I still have a lot of cleaning and putting everything away after I finished the tiles last month, and that’s what I mostly did. I’m trying to sort out the stuff I want to keep, throw away, give away, or put into storage. The computer room is a mess with wires, CDs, DVD, old computers and parts lying here and there. I bought fifteen plastic boxes that I’ll put most of them into. I’ll need to build some shelving to hold the boxes and get everything off the floor. I cleaned up the pile of clothes and other items on the floor in the bedroom and it looks a lot neater now!
I practiced my guitar and then called up two of my oldest friends to wish them a happy new year.
I went on my evening walk listening to three new Astronomy Cast lectures: Ep. 163: Auroras, Ep. 162: Edwin Hubble, and Ep. 161: Launch Facilities that was mighty interesting!
I read aloud from the textbooks: “Astronomy Today” and “The Cell: a Molecular Approach”. The astronomy was about Spectroscopy: Emission Lines, Absorption Lines, and of electrons going to different orbitals from its ground state to a higher orbital when excited. The Cell was about Cells as Experimental Models using E.coli, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (yeast), Dictyostelium discoideum (amoeba), Caenorhabditis elegans (mematode), Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly), Arabidopsis thaliana (a small flowered plant), Xenopus laevis (frog eggs), Zebrafish (the only one I could pronounce!), and Transgenic Mice (which sounds scary to me). I’m only putting these words here for anyone reading this journal to know what difficulty I am having. Reading aloud is very slow especially with biology whose words are just tongue twisters for me. Why I’m reading these aloud I’m not sure but I believe that I’ll benefit in some way from doing it; besides I live alone and don’t get the chance to talk that much.
I went outside around 8pm to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower. While I was outside I saw my neighbor Ginger and stopped by for a bit to say howdy. I spent over an hour gazing into the night sky looking for meteors and saw only one! But it was a nice one that streamed across the skies.
I finished the evening reading “The Letters of Richard Feynman”
I did my stretches; practiced my guitar; wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.
I still haven’t turned on the TV!


About madgravity

I am just a guy out in the desert amazed at the things out here where I live, the folks I call my friends, and this that we call the Internet. I am excited to share them with you!
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