Travels and Images
WEEK 25 2007
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- I spent the morning mowing, edging and weed whacking (and there is
still more to do). Then I changed the oil in the Explorer, washed the
Explorer and had the Probe's bad tire replaced and the rim put back on
the car. By 2:30 I was beat - it was 100F+. My brother stopped by mid
afternoon and we watched the Giants and Yankee's play into extra
innings. Now I'm off for a Thai dinner at sa friend's place.
Book #43 was Mayflower:
A Story of Courage, Community and War*,
Philbrick. Very interesting. It concentrates on the interactions
between the Pilgrims and the local Indians, at the time of landing, and
how peace and interactions were set up with Massasoitt a local sachem.
The story then jumps forward to 1676 where war breaks out between
Philip, Massasoitt's son, and the Pilgrims and spreads across New
England. Stupidity, cupidity and politics - the usual troublemakers
play their part. There aren't many real villains, and there are a
number of remarkable men, and even a couple of saintly men. The
Pilgrims weren't saints - but neither were the Indians. Recommended.
Well, here is a LOLCAT attempt of my own, using that picture of Phoebe
from the other day-
Okay, so it's harder than it looks.
Friday 22 June
- a warm day, 100F, or higher. And we had a bit of excitement at work
today - Atlantis
landed at Dryden - that was cool.
It's been a while since I saw a shuttle landing, and this one was
Because it was mid afternoon the shuttle wasn't backlit by the sun on
final approach (as it so often is), thus it was easy to make out the black
heatshield and whiter upper body, and the wheels when they came out.
Naturally I had taken my camera out of the car the night before.
Still, several people had theirs, and someone forwarded me this picture:
final, June 2007, Edwards AFB
21 June 2007
- today is the summer
as somebody reminded me at work. Wikipedia points out that "summer" is
ambiguous, since the seasons are reversed across the
I suppose I should post a shot of the setting sun tonight, so you'll
know what hemisphere I'm in.
No, wait, that won't work, unless I tell you what direction I'm facing.
In which case I could just
what hemisphere I'm in (north, by the way).
Hmph. Easier to stay inside, where it is cool.
Wednesday 20 June 2007
- not a lot to say.
Book #42 was
by Kage Baker. This is another of 'The Company' series of time
traveling SciFi. It didn't really grab me, and it's really just a piece
of filler before a probable denouement in a book to come:
except that the author and publisher collect some $$$.
Fortunately it was a library book.
Tuesday 19 June 2007
- back at work.
Funny stuff. And don't miss Star Trek's Trouble with
Tribbles done in LOLCATS style. heh. [via Absinthe and
Monday 18 June 2007
- on the road, back to Lancaster. About 106F. Moderate traffic, just a
few suicidal idiots.
Sunday 17 June 2007
- we had a nice barbecue, to celebrate Fathers Day and for a