Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Wee Hours Entry: The Nebulous Heart & Soul Posting

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner -- just 4 light minutes from Earth -- passes across the starfield containing the Heart & Soul Nebulae (located about 6,000 light years away and part of the Perseus Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy) in an image by J.C. Casado taken Aug. 17th, 2018 and featured in this recent APOD.

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Saturday night -- although it will be Sunday morning by the time I post this entry -- and, obviously, I didn't post my usual Saturday Evening Post or Jukebox Saturday Night pair of entries.

I'm home watching the MeTV line up to include Star Trek: TOS and (as I write this), Battlestar Galactica.


The Star Trek: TOS episode was "The Lights of Zetar" -- this is the episode whence we are introduced to the planet Memory Alpha, a planetoid that is the Federation's central library. The episode guest stars the actress Jan Shutan as Mira Romaine, who as near as I can tell, is still alive (age 85).

Of note, there is a an online collaborative information portal known as Memory Alpha. From the webpage:

Memory Alpha is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate, and accessible encyclopedia and reference for everything related to Star Trek. The English-language Memory Alpha started in November 2003, and currently consists of 45,567 articles. If this is your first visit, please read an introduction to Memory Alpha.

The Battlestar Galactica episode was "The Long Patrol."

Shrubbery growing along 12th Street just off the National Mall between Constitution Ave and Madison Drive NW, Washington, D.C., 6:07 p.m. August 23, 2018.

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I'm irritated about the whole Trade situation (see my previous entry) Now, it is possible I may need to remove that entry and the other two as things proceed.) However, I'm also have no intention of backing down given everything that happened, and certainly not because of some weird email from the owners.

Let me just say that I am actually relieved not to have those two shitty places, Trade and No. 9, in my orbit. It's a relief. Nothing good ever happened in any of those places and nothing ever would.

A cirrus tuft in a late summer blue sky as seen from Ontario and Euclid Streets NW, Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C., 5:31 p.m. August 25, 2018.

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I'd like to note that over the past two weeks, and with the gym out of the question for the time being -- I've actually been able to enjoy a number of other places, as well as just being home more and watching TV and sleeping.

Flowers growing along Ontario St NW, Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C., 5:32 p.m. August 25, 2018.

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As for some of the nice places I've gone, these have included The Capital Grille in Friendship Heights, Off the Record in the lower level of the Hay Adams Hotel, and today, SoHo Bar in Adams Morgan. (Previously, it had been the dive bar Adams Bar & Grill.) And, of course, I have my Sunday Georgetown routine -- Martin's Tavern and/or Sovereign.

Capital Grille is a really nice place -- and it has an excellent value lunch deal. For $20, you can get a salad and entry with vegetable. And the bread was delicious. In addition, it was very pleasant sitting there at the end of the bar.

OK, that's all for now. I'm in the process of doing my laundry (including bedding) while watching a Lost in Space episode.

I'm going to sign off for now. My next planned entry will be on Monday.

--Regulus

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