This Sunday, August 10, the full Moon will appear bigger and brighter!
Why? The August Moon becomes full not only on the same day as perigee, but also in the same hour. As a result, the Moon will be as much as 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter than other full Moons of the year.
You may hear the media refer to this full Moon as the biggest “Supermoon” of 2014. This effect is enhanced if you view the Moon near a horizon or through trees and other foreground objects.
The famous Perseid meteor shower also peaks at around this time (August 11 to 13). Catch them early in the week, since the full Moon’s glare may make it more challenging later.
Long dry spell is over, huh??
We shall see.....................................
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Areas of blowing dust before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 85. West wind 7 to 13 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Independence Day A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 104. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Friday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 84. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph.
|Be your own hero.|
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|Where is your favourite place to get fries?:||Red Robin, or Mickey D\'s|
|What is the most recent article of clothing you’ve purchased?:||socks & underwear|
|Have you ever paid for anything with a cheque (check)?:||yup|
|Do you know anyone who was raised by their grandparents?:||yes|
|Have you ever made your own pie from scratch?:||cake, yes. pie, no|
|Who was the last person you had an in-depth conversation with?:||people don't talk to me "in depth" much. Light frivolity is about my limit...|
|Are there any waterfalls nearby?:||unless they're part of someone's swimming pool, not for about 100 miles|
|What was the last fast food item you ate?:||soup. yum.|
|What are your earliest memories of going to see a doctor?:||getting stitches in my head - no anastethic|
|How many hours do you typically work in a week?:||40, or so they tell me|
|Can you hear traffic right now?:||No|
|Have you ever pulled a muscle?:||Yes (ouch)|
|What did you do last weekend?:||work/sleep|
|What is your favourite gaming console?:||my ancient atari was good|
|Are you talking to anyone via instant messaging right now?:||not yet....|
|Have you kissed someone today?:||Nope|
|What is your favourite condiment?:||mustard or horseradish|
|Do you have a strong opinion for or against Justin Bieber?:||couldn't care less about the jerk if i tried to|
|Have you used a telephone today?:||no|
|Have you ever seen any foreign films?:||Yes|
|What was the last major city you visited?:||The one I live in|
|Do you prefer coffee or tea?:||Tes|
|Have you taken a painkiller today?:||Not yet|
|How many theatres does the closest cinema from your house have?:||14, i think.... there are 3 cinemas that are about the same distance away|
|Do you always have a stock of alcohol in your house?:||not sure about "always", but there is some|
|Have you ever had a pumpkin latte and if so, did you like it?:||Nope|
|Have you had a nap today?:||Yup|
|Is there an antique store in your town or city?:||Yup|
|Have you ever been to a baby shower?:||Yup|
|Are you currently in a relationship? If so, do you think it will last?:||No. N/A|
|Do you have a hyphenate name or know anyone with one? (eg. Carter-Brown):||Nope. I'm not that fussy...|
|What would you wear if you were being taken out to dinner tonight?:||depends where|
|What were the last shoes you wore?:||gray tennies|
|Who cooks most of the meals in your household?:||Me|
|Do you know anyone who has been to rehab?:||Yes|
|Have you ever had a mojito?:||Nope|
|Do you take your Christmas decorations down before or after New Years?:||After - that's what Twelfth Night is for|
|What is the first thing you do when you get online?:||check email|
|How many romantic relationships have you been in so far?:||literally or figuratively? I will say 3|
|Have you ever been camping in the wilderness?:||Yes|
|Do you have any money on your person right now?:||No|
|Would you consider yourself to be a picky eater?:||there are some things I don't like....not enough to be considered "picky"|
|Have you made a large purchase today?:||I hope not|
|What was the last candy you ate?:||Snickers|
|How often do you eat Subway?:||once every few months|
|Have you ever lived in a house with a pool in the yard?:||Yes|
|What colour is your toothbrush?:||blue/white|
|Do you have gluten intolerance or know anyone who does?:||no / maybe|
|Have you ever cried while watching a movie?:||Yes|
|First thing that catches your eye when you look out the nearest window?:||the maintenance bldg??|
|Did your parents go to college? If so, what did they study?:||go? yes. graduate, no. study? IHNI|
|Have you ever had a migraine?:||close but no cookie|
|Do you have a gym membership?:||No, but kinda wish I did|
|Have you locked your front door today?:||haven't unlocked it yet|
|Have you ever slept in a car overnight?:||yes|
|Have you washed the dishes today?:||no|
|Have you ever fainted?:||no|
|Have you been awake before sunrise today?:||Yes|
|When was the last time you went to the bank?:||about 2 weeks ago|
|Do you avoid conflict as much as possible?:||Yes|
|Have you ever used a leaf blower?:||Yes|
|You've been totally Bzoink*d!|
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Aquarius 1/20-2/18 (change)
A big change is coming -- and you couldn't be more excited! If you haven't seen the signs yet, broaden your horizons until you get a glimpse. It takes time to get to you, but it's worth the wait.
12 hour shift last night - got off at 11 Sunday morning.... Turned out better than I thought it would, but was still a drain on me. Came home - got to
sleep bed around 2pm. Woke up shortly after 10pm. I guess I was tired.....
|BESTEST MOST AWEsoMEST CooLEST SURVEY EVER IN THE ENtIRE HIstoRY of SURVEYS!|
Created by twiggywuvzu and taken 128 times on Bzoink
|How long does it take you to shampoo your hair?:||about 30 seconds|
|If you had a hammer in your hand right now, what would you do with it?:||find something/someone who needs hammerring|
|So let's we're taking a stroll through your imagination...what will we see?:||ToonTown, but worse|
|What is your mama's mama's brother's son's cousin's child's name?:||which brother?|
|Do you like cheese?:||Yum|
|Why are you completeing this survey?:||temporary insanity?|
|A monkey jumps on a jukebox machine @ a bar, what happens next?:||a "jukebox machine"??? not sure, but i'm not staying to find out!|
|What color is your room?:||white. blah.|
|Have you ever heard of Gloria Stuart?:||Yes, she was quite good in The Invisible Man...|
|As a child, were you hyper?:||No|
|Have you drank an Amp energy drink?:||Not today|
|How many times have you took a breath today?:||"taken" I'll count them next time|
|What colr do you think the inside of your head is?:||pinkish, reddish, whitish...|
|If I were to come over to your house tonite, would you shoot me?:||Probably|
|Do chickens have large talons?:||I'm sure the chicken thinks so|
|How many people can fit in an elevator?:||standing or stacked?|
|Do you currently own a ceramic straightener?:||uhh... no.|
|How many times have you been in a tanning bed?:||zero|
|What is sitting in your backyard right now?:||I do not have a backyard.|
|A chicken walks in a parkway, what color are the duck's oranges.:||green with azure stripes|
|If a dog travels back in time & bites his own tail, when will he feel it?:||at the time of being bit|
|If the sqaure root of brown is aqua, what is the square root of orange?:||I hate math questions...... "beige"|
|Why do we park on a driveway, & drive on a parkway?:||...and pay millions for a FREEway|
|Why is there brail on drive-thru ATM's?:||Lawyers were involved|
|Can you tell me the derivative of the exponential function of a donkey?:||not without going over your level of understanding|
|Do you own a diary?:||The Online kinds|
|What color are your toes?:||Sorta Pinkish|
|What flavor pudding do you dislike?:||Axle Grease|
|If I gave a three second warning of your face exploding, would you listen?:||Nope|
|Billy finds a balloon in the park, grabs it & floats, what happens?:||Bye-Bye Billy|
|Is a man's junk really another man's treasure?:||Could be *winks*|
|Would you ever eat lard on bread?:||Not knowingly|
|Who will be America's Next Top Model?:||I care?????|
|Who took the cookies from the cookie jar?:||Follow the crumbs|
|Who's mother just got in a car accident?:||Not sure. Are your meds running low??|
|Would you enjoy a bikini wax?:||Very Very Doubtful|
|If you made me a brownie, would you eat it?:||Yes...unless I doctored it up first.|
|If we were dating & I worked @ Burger King, would you tell your friends?:||Sure|
|How many people do you know that own an artificial heart?:||Zero|
|What are hotdogs REALLY made of?:||Look on Youtube if ya really want to know!|
|If you werein the movie,:||huh?|
|How many pairs of shoes do you own?:||3|
|Is your cell a flip phone?:||No|
|How many times do you go on the internet in a day?:||Too many|
|A week?:||Even more|
|A month?:||The numbers are astounding|
|What is your date of birth?:||If you don't know, you don't need to know.|
|How old are you?:||Ancient|
|If we stood @ the front of the Titanic on the bars, would you push me off?:||Yup|
|Are you a follower or a leader?:||Depends where The Leader is going|
|Do mermaids really exist?:||Not outside one's imagination|
|What is Santa Claus bringing you for Christmas?:||a bucket of coal|
|Do you believe in ghost stories?:||ghost stories exist. how can you not beieve ?|
|If you eat a green razzle, a red, then a purple, what color is your tongue?:||purple|
|Have you ever disected a frog?:||Yes|
|You're buried alive & running outta air, what do you do?:||pray ?|
|Do dreamcatchers really work?:||Not for me|
|Do you sleep with a nitelite?:||No, I don't sleep in the bathroom|
|How many eyelashes are on your left eye?:||enough|
|If Sally has 9 fingers & Johnny has 8, what about Bob?:||Bob can fend for himself|
|Who wears short shorts?:||Many people who shouldn't|
|Can you play hackey sack with a medicine ball?:||No|
|What brand of contact lenses do you wear?:||n/a|
|Your shorts rip down the middle, what color are your underwear?:||hmmm.....|
|The antiderivitive of a subsequential function is equal to pi, what is it?:||3.14, etc.....|
|You've been totally Bzoink*d!|
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Could it be ??????
As the hours...minutes...seconds tick down to the end of this year of 2013, I would like to thank the brave souls who put up with me so well. I wish many of you (the 2-3 who still follow me over here) did not live so far away, but that's how it works out sometimes....
Have a SUPER 2014 A.D.
Until next year...
Mister Owl. *hoots*
Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas. The figure of Santa Claus comes from St. Nick, who in turn comes from the real-life St. Nicholas, a fourth-century bishop from Myra, in what is now Turkey. In many parts of the world, today is the day that children get gifts — on the evening of December 5th, they might put out shoes and get small gifts like fruit, coins, or toys.
Not sure I'd be snacking on anything I found in my shoes....
gonna be a long night.....
It was on this day in 1938 that a cylindrical Martian spaceship landed in Grover's Mill, New Jersey, and began incinerating onlookers with an alien heat ray, an event that was covered by the Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations, and that caused widespread alarm and mass hysteria. News of the attack interrupted a program of live dance music, the reports growing more frequent and ominous as the hour wore on, until the New Jersey state militia had been obliterated and three Martian tripod battle machines began ravaging the landscape.
Of course, the broadcast was a hoax, a cleverly crafted Halloween prank composed of simulated on-the-spot news bulletins based on the H.G. Wells novel, The War of the Worlds. The broadcast had been prefaced with the announcement that what would follow was a dramatic presentation by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air, but many listeners missed the introduction and panic ensued. People in New Jersey fled the area convinced they could smell poison gas and see fiery flashes from the tripods in the distance.
It has been estimated that of the 6 million people who heard the original broadcast, more than 1.5 million believed it to be true and more than a million others were genuinely terrified, and contemporary accounts tell of police stations swamped with calls. Within a month there were more than 12,000 newspaper articles on the broadcast and its impact, and as far away as Germany Adolf Hitler is said to have cited it as "evidence of the decadence and corrupt condition of democracy." Many listeners sued the network for mental anguish, claims that were all denied save one for a pair of size nine black shoes, by a man from Massachusetts who complained he'd had to spend what he'd saved for new shoes to escape the invading Martians. Welles insisted that that claim be reimbursed.
Welles and the Mercury Theatre were censured, but the broadcast secured Welles an instant, notorious fame. In 1988, Grover's Mills, New Jersey, celebrated its hour of fame by installing a Martian Landing Site monument near Grover's Mill Pond, not far from the remains of a water tower shot to pieces by its frightened residents 50 years before.
Woke up to the sound of rain on the roof. Good way to start a day off... :)
supposed to be under 100. can't not like that!
Just realised that May 7th was my 10 Year Blurty Anniversary!!!!!!!!!! TEN WHOLE YEARS of pounding away at the keyboard & spilling my guts into this journal thingy....wow. I am belatedly impressed. If this site (and I) are still at it 10 years from now, I'll try to have a bigger celebration.
- Mister Owl.
It was on this day in 1937 that SPAM came onto the market. The canned meat product from Hormel Foods Corporation was given its name by a contest winner; the prize for his ingenuity was $100. On one occasion, a Hormel spokesperson said the name was short for "Shoulder of Pork and Ham"; on another, a company official said it was a conflation of the words "spice and ham." All sorts of parodic acronyms have circulated over the years, including "Something Posing As Meat."
Got up to 102 degrees yesterday. I guess Spring is here!!!
Crown was replaced without too much difficulty. Yay!
Day off today & I'm not planning to do much of anything. Thinking about a movie - will have to check the listings & see what's out there.
Otherwise, it's a slow, relaxing day for me.
Yeah....still here. Just not much to say at the moment.
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