Wednesday, April 23, 2008
April Showers, April Flowers
My friend Gerry took this picture of some Kwanzan cherry trees at floral peak the other day near where he works in Crystal City (Arlington), Va.
OK, I just wanted to post a quick update. I won't be able to post a proper entry until this weekend. My final paper for my environmental project course is due 1159PM Friday -- that's "midnight Saturday," although everyone insists on saying "midnight Friday," though that would be actually be the minute after 11:59PM Thursday.
I am going to try to post that final entry on my Arcana From Arcturus blog I intended to post. I already have posted the first of the two part entry. I direct any readers I have there for that entry. Those are the ones about Mr. Deneb (who there is referred to as Mr. Sirius). I saw him yesterday in passing by chance, my first Sighting in 5 months to the day -- Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, 2007 to Earth Day, April 22, 2008. Then there is a certain four year anniversary one month hence (May 22/23) of a certain catastrophe involving him.
Any anniversary dealing with him is an unhappy one.
I was sick as a dog this morning: fevered, fatigued, flush, and felt like I was going to faint. I thought I was going to have to go home from work. I drank too much last night (again), but I also had a shot of Jägermeister at some point -- which is a BIG no no for me. I get very ill. It was my fault for not paying attention.
I'm watching the back-to-back Will & Grace episodes on Lifetime. There was a National Geographic program on cults and then another on the Unabomber earlier tonight. Worshiping any human only leads to disaster, even one who says he is God, or that one foolishly holds up as a god, even when he never asked to be.
Just sayin' ...
I also had a nice phone chat with my mother. Yesterday (Earth Day) was 4 years to the day of what I thought was the final break in my relationship with her, but about two years later we had a reconciliation, and it has been basically fine since, though we don't actually talk that much.
Did I mention I mostly hate anniversaries? At least this one need not be remembered.
Oh, yes, my mom is TOTALLY PRO-HILLARY! This is a total shock to me considering how she (and her husband, my stepfather, who hasn't changed) felt about Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990s.
I am very pleased that Hillary won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, but it is still unlikely she will be the nominee. As for the mediawhore narrative, I figured it would be, "EVIL LESBIAN DEVIL STEALS EVERYTHING, BURNS BRIDGES THAT OBAMA TRIED TO BUILD! BITCH!" Just wait until Obama is the nominee and then the whore-narrative will shift to, "WHO IS THIS CRAZY OBAMA WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST WAR HERO MCCAIN?!"
We had a nice two day rain event that totaled officially 3.84" at Dulles Airport (IAD) -- the most in a two day period since the June 2006 deluge, although there was a 5-day period with more rain in Sept. 2006. Dulles, which had the driest year ever in 2007, had been in a prolonged drought. National Airport (DCA) had 2.07" in the event earlier this week and BWI Airport (BWI) had 1.97" of precip.
I'm so tired ... I need to be to bed by 1230AM. I don't know if I'm going to get that next entry up in time on my Arcturus blog. It might just have to wait a couple more days.