November 29th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

Bright Star

The HUGE light I'm seeing in the eastern sky right now is either:
a) an invading space ship
b) an immense spy satellite sent up by John Ashcroft, or
c) the planet Venus.
I'm hoping it's Venus. But I don't think I've ever seen it quite so large and bright. I know it's already past dawn everywhere to the east, and everybody on the west coast is probably still sleeping off the engorgement, but, if you get the chance tomorrow, get up early (or stay up late) and take a look at it. It's quite impressive.
caillebotte_man at his window

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It was Buy Nothing Day, and I didn't buy anything- but it was not intentional. I wanted to buy something. I wanted to buy film, and batteries, and candles, and CD-Rs, and a surge protector and adapter, but I couldn't get to the store. Rats!

The weather continues to be mild, and the warmth, coupled with the recent rains, has caused an impressive crop of short green grass to appear among the tall, dry stalks in many of the fields. Late new grass following the first rains is not unusual here, but this is an unusually large crop. I've quit waiting for winter weather to appear, and I'm just going to enjoy the oddness while it lasts. Iced tea now.