Thursday, September 18, 2008

Asymmetric Seasons

Astronomical autumn begins on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 in the Northern Hemisphere.

That means in the Wash. D.C. area another month or two or three of warmish, blah weather where NOTHING happens and the promise and joy of a cool and lovely fall day of the sort I so like is seldom realized.

While the trees turn pretty colors, the feeling is rarely like that captured in this New England autumn country road setting, if only because there really is no promise of bright winter mornings and snowy nights ahead.

It's just the usual "well above normal ... will remove chance of precip ... no snow ... all the energy passing to our N/E/S/W ... blah ... blah ... blah ..."

Just another reason to want, to need, to leave D.C. forever.

But I don't want to be negative on this entry, so I'll end it right now. I'll have a new entry up over the weekend. It was kind of a crappy week. I couldn't think of anything to write tonight and now I have to go to bed.


--Regulus

6 comments:

krzysztof said...

It must be enervating to see SEVERE SEVERE SEVERE SEVERE SEVERE in a florescent lit cubicle. Actually, thank God, I'm fortunate to have an office with a window. Geese and deer outside. So it's not that bad really....except for this:
Process 16349: Dumping core on signal SIGFPE(8) into directory /lscr1/wargan/fvwork.9993
MPI: MPI_COMM_WORLD rank 31 has terminated without calling MPI_Finalize()
MPI: aborting job

Regulus said...

Don't forget for Gary:

DO(VACATION, OFF DAY 1, THEN OFF=DAY+1 WHERE UNCLAIMED PTO = DAY N+(DAY N+1), CONTINUE N={the natural numbers}, AND (IF SALARY = YEAR, THEN NEW SALARY = SALARY + SALARY*0.10 + UNBOUNDED PTO, REPEAT, REPEAT)

Also, NOBODY is around this evening: not Gary, not Phil, not nobody. And I need to feed Stephanie's hissing cat. I'd like to meet up though at some point.

krzysztof said...

I
d like to meet but I'd also like to get to VA at some point as I won't be going there tomorrow night. Possible to have a civilized evening and quasi-sophisticated conversation not too late?

Regulus said...

Yes, baby doll. I was thinking around 9PM. I'll call you.

Big Pissy said...

That New England picture is gorgeous!

Hope you're doing well. :)

Regulus said...

Thanks, BP, for the compliment re. the picture. Yes, it is pretty.

I'm doing OK. Hope you're well.