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Monday, February 28, 2005

a random thought or two...

D.W.Q.M.: "We live in an imperfect universe." -the Fourth Doctor

WoW, I've only posted a couple of times this month. I think that's a new low record for me. ;)

Here are a couple of things to close the month out with:

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...
Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /
Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.

Hmmm...guess I haven't been many places! I have never been west of Minnesota, that's for sure. I don't think I've been through Michigan-perhaps I can remedy that sometime-after all, my friend Sarah and her family live there! ;)

We are awaiting with baited breath for the next winter storm to hit us. We've been hearing about it here on the north coast since late Friday night, but it really isn't supposed to hit until this evening. (even this forecast was changed-yesterday morning they said it was going to hit last night)

Unfortunately, I do not believe that the city of Cleveland Heights pays any attention to the actual weather forecast.

Bone dry outside this morning, and there were three salt trucks just sitting on the street wondering what to do. It was raining around noon, and I thought I saw some flurries a little while ago, but nothing to warrant the salt trucks...yet. Great going guys!

Your tax dollars at work, folks. ;)
posted by Romana1 on 3:33 PM | *

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Doctor Who news

D.W.Q.M.:Susan: "When will we get back, Grandfather?"
the First Doctor: "I don't know, my dear. This old ship of mine seems to be an
aimless thing. However, we don't worry about it, do we? Do you?"
Susan: "Sometimes I feel like I want to belong somewhere, and not just be
a wanderer. Still, I'm not unhappy."

I am so sorry for the lack of posts. As I said before, I've been pretty busy lately, so I haven't had the time to post-but I decided to take a little time a lunch and post.

You see references everywhere on my blog, so I decided I should start mentioning a bit more about Doctor Who, especially since the new series is scheduled to air on the BBC sometime in March. (Woo-hoo!!!!)

All of my info from this post I read at Outpost Gallifrey, which is, in my opionion, one of the best Doctor Who websites out there. :)

They have a very interesting FAQ that's worth checking out. Something I found interesting-the projected start date of Doctor Who is March 26th. Keep in mind though, that this date hasn't been set in stone. And, if you're in the States like me, we probably will be waiting a bit longer anyway. (hey, if it's worth the wait, though...) ;)

Speaking of 'when and where will it be showing in America?' That is still unknown. I have read that PBS stations currently airing the 'classic' episodes are beginning to loose the rights to air them (like Cincinatti in particular). Probably because the rights to the classic series are tied into the rights of the new series, and they want to sell the new series to American markets. So far, Britian, Canada and New Zealand are set to air the new series. (Keeping fingers crossed)

Doctor Who fans who are also Stargate fans: Anna Louise Plowman will be in an episode of Doctor Who. :) (for those who don't recognize the name, Anna was Sarah, a friend/old flame of Dr. Jackson's who was possessed by the Go'auld Osiris)

RUMORS Okay, this is only a rumor, but it totally made my day yesterday, so I'm gonna say something: Rumors have been floating around that NBC/Universal, the owners of SciFi and USA, have been working out a deal to air the new series, first-run on Scifi, then syndicated on USA. Keep in mind, there is still No Offical Word. But like I said, it made my day just to read about it. :) If the rumors do indeed have any truth to them, I have mixed feelings about it potentially being aired on SciFi. I mean, look how many good science fiction programs were left to die on SciFi. (to check out the blurb I read, click here. Unfortunately there is no permalink to the article, so you'll have to scroll down to 'February 14th-rumors of us transmission'.

Wish I could be in Los Angeles this weekend- for Gallifrey 2005! With the U.N.I.T. years reunion. :)

That's all I got for now...
posted by Romana1 on 12:53 PM | *

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

February Night Sky

D.W.Q.M.: the Third Doctor: "Look, if you can't reverse the energy drain, the fabric of the entire Universe could be torn apart."
Omega: "What if it is? It will make an interesting spectacle."

Okay, I've actually been back online since Sunday night, just haven't had the time to post. ;)

Today's astronomy post is brought to you by Sky and Telescope.

Not much happening for the casual observer this month. No major showers, but there are still a few things to talk about. :)

Full moon on February 23rd.

There will be two planets visible high in the dark sky: Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn is far up in the east at nightfall, and will be visible all night long. Jupiter doesn't rise until the middle of the evening, and does not get high unil late. Jupiter will outshine Sirius in the night sky during the month. This is also a great month for observing Saturn with a decent telescope-the south face of the rings is tilted towards us almost as much as possible. I don't know about you-but I'm always thrilled to see Saturn's rings through a telescope. To me, that never gets old. :)

I can't believe that I never thought of that.
When you think of Orion, what's the first thing you think of? Most commonly, it's the three bright stars that make up his belt that draws our attention. Now, let me draw your attention to his shield and cluster NGC 1662...

California amateur astronomer Russell Sipe sees the cluster as the running lights of a Klingon Battle Cruiser (S&T, Feb 2005 p. 86) Looking at the images in the magazine, I can sort of see it...of course, it's really easy to look at a picture and say, 'oh, yeah! I see that now.' It's quite a different story when you go outside and try to see it for yourself. Still, it's pretty cool. Very nerdy, but very cool.

Speaking of nerdy, I know someone who is becoming nerdy, but i'm not s'pose to tell. ;)

*ahem* back to my astronomy post.

Comet Machholz
The comet is starting to fade a little, but should still be visible with a pair of good binoculars through February, and through a telescope at least until May. The first week of February it will be north of Perseus and east of Cassiopeia, plus, the early evening sky will be dark and moonless. (provided the weather cooperates, of course.) ;) Click here to find a link to the star chart.

Clear skies and happy viewing!!
posted by Romana1 on 12:35 AM | *

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