rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


The nights are still a bit too chilly for comfortable frog listening, but next week should be perfect. There was a bit more rain this afternoon, though it wasn't hard enough to make the skylight on the back porch leak. It made the feral cats stay under cover, but as soon as it ended they all took off to re-mark their territory. They won't have to worry about rain for at least the next ten days. Today's was apparently the very last of it— maybe the last of it for the season.

I'd like more rain, but if we get any I hope it doesn't come on the night of the 14th and morning of the 15th. That's when the tetrad of total lunar eclipses begins. There will be another total eclipse in October, and two in 2015, but I'm not sure how many of them will be visible from California. I'm looking forward to seeing the first, which will be visible from North and South America and much of the Pacific. I hope I can stay awake for it. On the west coast, totality begins just after midnight and ends about half past one in the morning. Recently I've fallen asleep on the couch before midnight a few times, so I'm thinking I might have to resort to drinking tea in the evening of the 14th just to make sure I'm still awake at midnight. I've been mostly off caffeine for quite a while, so I've had a chance to re-sensitize to it.

Oh, and that religious nuttery Fox News has been exploiting about the four blood moons signaling the onset of the end times is a crock. The end times already began when Rupert Murdoch launched News Corporation.

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