Monday 03

Jan. 3rd, 2011 09:43 pm
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Monday 03- I did my stretches and yoga, ran a mile, and lifted weights.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 29 to 42 degrees, calm winds, humidity around 56 percent, cloudy skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind between 3 and 5 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Northwest wind between 5 and 7 mph.
Today is the closest that Earth will get to the Sun, Perihelion, at just 91.4 million miles!
Well it snowed here today just like the National Weather Service said it would! I was on my weight bench lifting some weights when I saw these white flakes fall near my face; there was about/almost 20 of these flakes but no more.
I went to my doctor to get a prescription; cost me $85 for the visit and now I’ll have to pay more to get it filled.
Kelly came by around 5:30pm and we went to 29 Palms and got a bucket of KFC fried chicken; we had a coupon! We also went to Rite Aid where she bought a bunch of candles. Then we stopped nearby to pick up her cell phone that she had lost a few weeks ago.
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower is tonight and I went outside at 9pm for half an hour but didn’t see any meteors. I will try again later in the night.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and will go back out into the night to hopefully see some of them Quadrantid meteors.

Sunday 02

Jan. 3rd, 2011 01:07 am
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Sunday 02- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 23 to 40 degrees, calm winds, humidity around 37 percent, cloudy skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Monday: Rain and snow likely before 10am, then a chance of rain. Snow level rising to 3300 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. North northwest wind around 7 mph.
I didn’t do a hell of a lot today except call a few more friends.
I drove the Gross Polluter over to check on Stoney’s and another friend’s house for broken water pipes and stuff like that because of the cold weather we’ve been having.
It was suppose to snow today but didn’t, at least around here. At 6pm I talked to Sherry who lives in Yucca Valley. She said it was snowing on Hwy 62 on her way home from work. She called me back around 7pm to say it had started to snow at her house.
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower will be tomorrow night and into Tuesday morning. If there are not any clouds I may venture outside my warm domain to brave the cold of night and see if I can catch any of these zipping across the sky.
I read and finished “Deadly Sanctuary” by Sylvia Nobel. It was a very different book than what I’m used to reading but I’ll give it high marks!!!!
I did my stretches and lifted dumbbells, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

Sunday 03

Jan. 4th, 2010 12:27 am
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Sunday 03- I did my stretches, ran a mile, lifted weights, and rode my bike.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 37 and 64 degrees, slight breeze, humidity around 29 percent, clear skies; just another gorgeous day!
According to the National Weather Service: “Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.”
I still have a lot of cleaning and putting everything away after I finished the tiles last month, and that’s what I mostly did. I’m trying to sort out the stuff I want to keep, throw away, give away, or put into storage. The computer room is a mess with wires, CDs, DVD, old computers and parts lying here and there. I bought fifteen plastic boxes that I’ll put most of them into. I’ll need to build some shelving to hold the boxes and get everything off the floor. I cleaned up the pile of clothes and other items on the floor in the bedroom and it looks a lot neater now!
I practiced my guitar and then called up two of my oldest friends to wish them a happy new year.
I went on my evening walk listening to three new Astronomy Cast lectures: Ep. 163: Auroras, Ep. 162: Edwin Hubble, and Ep. 161: Launch Facilities that was mighty interesting!
I read aloud from the textbooks: “Astronomy Today” and “The Cell: a Molecular Approach”. The astronomy was about Spectroscopy: Emission Lines, Absorption Lines, and of electrons going to different orbitals from its ground state to a higher orbital when excited. The Cell was about Cells as Experimental Models using E.coli, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (yeast), Dictyostelium discoideum (amoeba), Caenorhabditis elegans (mematode), Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly), Arabidopsis thaliana (a small flowered plant), Xenopus laevis (frog eggs), Zebrafish (the only one I could pronounce!), and Transgenic Mice (which sounds scary to me). I’m only putting these words here for anyone reading this journal to know what difficulty I am having. Reading aloud is very slow especially with biology whose words are just tongue twisters for me. Why I’m reading these aloud I’m not sure but I believe that I’ll benefit in some way from doing it; besides I live alone and don’t get the chance to talk that much.
I went outside around 8pm to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower. While I was outside I saw my neighbor Ginger and stopped by for a bit to say howdy. I spent over an hour gazing into the night sky looking for meteors and saw only one! But it was a nice one that streamed across the skies.
I finished the evening reading “The Letters of Richard Feynman”
I did my stretches; practiced my guitar; wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.
I still haven't turned on the TV!

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