Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Meteor shower?, More like meteor sprinkle

Over the past week Barry Burbank from WBZ 4 News has been going on and on about the Leonid meteor shower. Let me set this up by saying, WBZ is definitely my favorite morning new show, because Kerry and Scott are pretty funny and for the most part Barry's forecast is fairly accurate. I am not a huge fan of the radio guy Gary Lapierre, but well what are you going to do. Anyway, a couple of friends were talking about how they were waking up early in the morning to watch the meteor shower, so it was fresh in my mind when I went to sleep last night at midnight. Luckily, since I am a complete freak and always wake up before my six o'clock alarm, I was up this morning at 4:55. I thought okay, since I am awake it would be cool to check out the meteor shower since Barry said it would be spectacular. I threw on my coat, hat, gloves and some warm pants and headed downstairs. My stepfather was awake and wondered what in the world I was doing up so early, I explained about the meteor shower and he just nodded. Once outside I got excited because there wasn't a cloud in the sky and I thought I was about to see something amazing. I grabbed my beach chair and set it up in the drive way and began gazing towards the heavens. Within seconds a trail of light blazed across the sky and I thought for once I made a good decision, then another shooting star just south of the first. Now the waiting began and continued for five frozen minutes before I saw the next meteor. After sitting outside for forty five minutes in sub freezing temperatures I gave up the viewing. In total I saw about twenty five different streaks of light and I will admit it was great to see such an event, but I was slightly disappointed because it wasn't exactly a shower of meteors and more like a flurry of meteors. You would think after going inside I would be happier, but as soon as I turned the corner into the living room they had a camera shot of the sky on the news and I realized I could have stayed inside where it was warm and watched it on the tv. Well at least I can say I saw it and get to share it with those people who decided to actually sleep last night. See what Barry Burbank had to say about it WBZ4 Weather go to Forecast Discussions.

Besides not sleeping last night, I did go to the gym for the first time in two weeks, which actually felt good and healthy. I also watched the rerun of Sunday nights Sopranos and the Curb Your Enthusiasm season finale. Curb was one of the funniest things I have ever seen, if you have never seen this show, check it out on HBO. Here is a link so you can see some clips. Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode Guide

I get my new skis back on Thursday and will make first tracks with them on Friday :o)

Dave Matthews Band Lyrics of the Day
Song title: Dancing Nancies
Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy

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