Tuesday, September 26, 2006
staring down into a heartless sea
can't face life on a razor's edge
nothing's what you thought it would be
All of us get lost in the darkness...
All of us do time in the gutter...
Like I told a few people these past few days, there's a little bit in all of us (especially me) and it has to come to the surface once in a while. it can't be all roses and rainbows and ponies 24/7.
Sometimes you must give in to the dark.
Friday, September 22, 2006
I Shot the Sheriff
Got to Get Better in a Little While
Old Love (with Robert Cray)
Everybody Oughta Make a Change
I Am Yours
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Running on Faith
Little Queen of Spades
Further On Up The Road
Crossroads (with Robert Cray)
Thursday, September 21, 2006
My friend Bruce - fellow astronomer and my dentist - was found dead in his house this evening.
I don't know what happened, and it's wrong to speculate.
I'll have to write about the Eric Clapton concert tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
This podcast was the first one I had ever listened to. Now, over a year and a half later, I can't remember how I got turned onto it, but I sure am glad I was. I think I only missed the first "test cast" back in February of 2005. I even have the special, not-easy-to-find "The End of Slacker Astronomy" podcast that they did as an April Fool's joke.
Slacker Astronomy was fun, informative, and many other things I could write (but won't, because I can't find the adjectives), and the crew (Aaron, Pamela, & Travis) even got me thinking about doing a podcast for my astronomy club (an idea since put on the back burner). I've even had a few email conversations with them. They are good people.
But, things must change. Pamela got a new job, Aaron is going to grad school. And so comes the end of Slacker Astronomy.
But in it's ashes, like the mythological Phoenix, rises Slackerpedia Galactica.
No, it's not a missing BattleStar. it's a new podcast/website/forum that will rise ever higher.
And not to be missed, Pamela has a new podcast with Frasier Cain of Universe Today fame. It's called AstronomyCast.
Friday, September 15, 2006
I really think it had to do with Pamela moving away, but I don't know.
Monday, September 11, 2006
I really can't say "my generation" because multiple generations area around, and "my generation" has had several of "these days" in the past.
January 28, 1986 - I remember exactly where I was when the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up.
February 1, 2003 - I remember exactly where I was when the Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed.
And of course, I remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2001. What I originally wrote has been lost (mainly because after I calmed down a bit I erased it, but there is still part of it online.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Although I don't remember the day exactly (being a really little kid), I can remember the first episode I saw.
It was The Corbomite Maneuver, and it was November 10, 1966. I remember sitting on the floor in the living room at my cousin's house, and being scared when the bit "ping pong ball" ship - the Fesarius - approached really close to the Enterprise.
I've been a far since that day, but my fandom has been tested, mainly by the debacle that was Voyager, Enterprise, and the movie Nemesis. Of course, those were the "genius" of Rick Berman, who is an idiot. He's directly to blame for the floundering of Trek in recent years. Good thing he's gone now.
I'll post more later, as I reminisce more.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
But tonight I failed her.
I had parked in the street in front of the house all day, so we could get the van in and out. And after dinner, the neighbor across the street backed out and hit my car!!!
Oh she was apologetic, and they have insurance. But my car has been violated in the worst way. Yeah, it can get fixed, but my Kaylee will never be the same. She'll be damaged for the rest of her life.
I failed her.