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Bust [May. 24th, 2014|10:51 pm]
The sky did finally begin to clear last night, and by midnight I could see a few stars through the thinning clouds. By 12:30 it was mostly clear, and I watched for more than half an hour but saw no meteors. Apparently nobody saw more than a few at most. I feel better about having missed so much of it now that I know it didn't amount to much anyway. There could still be an outburst at some point tonight, but I've seen nothing so far. I probably won't spend much time outside tonight, as I got no nap again today and I expect to fall asleep pretty early. Maybe the October Camelopardalids will be better, but it's apt to be too cold to stay out long by then.

The windows will have to be open all night again tonight. That means that early morning noises will probably wake me up again, and I'll spend another day with too little sleep. It's going to be hot when I go out shopping tomorrow, and hot all next week. We're still almost a month away from the summer solstice. More disturbing, I've been smelling smoke this evening, though I haven't yet heard any reports of brush fires in the area. About the only thing that's certain is that if there is a brush fire it wasn't caused by a camelopardalid meteorite.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-05-25 09:22 pm (UTC)
Sorry you didn't see meteors. I didn't even try. Btw, 'Camelopardalids' is a heck of a word.

Too soon for that heat! I hope the smoky smell was a fluke and not something threatening.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2014-05-26 01:47 am (UTC)
At least I didn't stay up all night watching for them.


Which of course reminds me of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

The smell was gone today. If it comes back tonight when the wind shifts direction I'll know there's a fire in the mountains.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-05-26 01:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link to the Camelopardalis page! Coolio.

I can honestly say I'd never heard of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, or if I had, I forgot them. Loved the guitar solo. :D

Edited at 2014-05-26 01:57 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2014-05-26 02:13 am (UTC)
The Bonzos were the Spike Jones band of the late 1960s. I remember them primarily for three things: their song "Jollity Farm" was a minor hit on underground FM rock stations in Los Angeles in the late 1960s; this more recent band named themselves for a Bonzo song; and the line "sweet essence of giraffe" from "Canyons." I love that line.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-05-26 03:05 am (UTC)
Oh, I had no idea why Death Cab for Cutie was called that! Actually, I've never heard them before, though I knew the name, so thanks for this link too. :)
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