Monday 15

Monday 15- I did my stretches and ran two miles. It’s warming up and I ran in shorts and a t-shirt!
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 44 and 68 degrees, slight breeze, humidity around 30 percent, sunny skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind between 5 and 7 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west southwest.”
Ginger called me up last night saying that her car is fixed and I don’t need to feed her horse today. I went down to check anyways and Ginger was there with her kids and they had just given Princess a washing. Princess was even re-shoed earlier by some guy who drives out to do such things. When I drove up Ginger’s little killer dog Luna (the one that bit my toe) ran up to me and wanted her belly scratch- I think she’s setting me up. So we all stood around chatting while I fed Princess the apple I brought her.
I got back home and played guitar and then went online for a spell trying to get caught up on my emails, and read about the First Barbary War (1801–1805) that I found interesting because I’ve never heard of it before. It was a war between the USA and the states on the Barbary Coast of northern Africa.
I downloaded seven Astronomy Cast lectures yesterday and I went on my evening walk listening to Ep. 167: Future Civilizations. It was mostly about colonies in space on very large ringed space stations. We could also take all the matter in our solar system and another to create a Dyson Sphere that encloses the Sun in a sphere; I thought that was pretty cool!
I read aloud from the textbook: “Astronomy Today” about Earth’s core, outer core, mantle, and how scientists used P and S seismic waves to discover them. “The Cell: a Molecular Approach” more about Recombinant DNA- generation of recombinant DNA molecules using EcoRI to eat away certain parts of DNA, then combine them with human DNA, insert this into E.coli to replicate into clones, that produce phages containing this new DNA; I think I understand maybe ten percent of this.
I took the new 4.5” Meade reflector out for ‘First Light’ tonight. I’m using this as a fast setup and bang around telescope- it only cost me sixty bucks on EBay. I spent some time aligning the finder scope and found that I need to wear my glasses while looking through it; there doesn’t seem to be a focus adjustment on that. I checked out the Orion Nebula and the Trapezium looked very small even on my highest power lens. On my 12” reflector you get right up and personal with them. I can’t wait till I get that 12” fixed and working correctly!
I watched “Hell Boy” (2004). I saw it before but it was some time ago. Then I did my stretches and lifted weights; practiced my guitar; wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.


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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