Saturday 20

Saturday 20- I did my stretches and ran two miles.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 45 and 72 degrees, light breeze, humidity around 14 percent, hazy skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 74. West wind at 8 mph becoming east. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind around 8 mph becoming west northwest.”
I called Family and Friends to yak at them for a spell.
I did some yard work cutting the dead fronds from the two palm trees. The palms are doing very well. I can believe that when I got them about six years ago I could hold them in the palm of my hands they were so small. Now they tower over me! My cacti have little buds all over them which will be blooming sometime next month. They have beautiful red flowers that attract many buzzy flying critters.
While I was doing the yard work I was also downloading some new astronomy lectures that I later put on my iPod. I went on my evening walk listening to the first one in the series by Professor Alex Filippenko called: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos. Only the last 17 minutes contained any lecture; the first part was spent discussing class policy.
Ron Dehart called and we yapped for over an hour mostly on the scientific method- if you can believe that.
I watched “Cloverfield” (2008). It’s about a monster that attacks New York City. This is the third time I seen it; it really is that good. The first time was at the theater with Ron. The way they filmed it, as if someone was filming a home movie with a small video cam, made it jerky and Ron got motion sickness. But watching it on a small screen is a lot better and Ron agrees. The film is one of the better Sci-Fi flicks I’ve seen. The special effects are fantastic and I always wonder how they did it to make it seem so real. On the DVD there is a link I could click on to find out, but that would spoil the illusion for me; some things are better left alone.
I did my stretches and went for a night run, 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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