November 5th, 2001

caillebotte_man at his window

Sporty Sky

The other night, the moon and stars were arranged in such a way that it looked as though Orion was using the moon to shoot hoops. Tonight, the somewhat flattened moon is above and a bit behind Orion, and it looks as though he were a receiver going out for a pass. All these games, free! And not even a Buger King commercial.
caillebotte_man at his window

Fun Test

This test of word power at etymologic consists of ten questions, on pages that load quickly, and is both entertaining and informative. Learn some word origins. I have a fairly decent vocabulary, and got only 8 of the ten right, so it is reasonably challenging.

UPDATE: Okay, I can't get the link to work, even though it is exactly right. Feh.

Further update: I take back what I said about my fairly decent vocabulary. It is etymologic, not entymologic! D'oh! Thanks to 33mhz for pointing out the error.

::hits self over the head with a dictionary::
caillebotte_man at his window

AURORA

I stepped outside a few minutes ago, and saw the bright red glow of the northern lights. If they are this intense in northern California, they must be quite impressive in Oregon and Washington. Wow.