Where in the world did January go? I woke up yesterday, and it was February already. So here we are the first Random Tuesday for February. It’s also Groundhog Day – I wonder if the Groundhog will see his shadow or escape back into his hole with the loud noises and bright lights anticipating his prediction of an early Spring or longer Winter?
Apparently Punxsutawney Phil is going ‘high tech’ – his prediction will be sent out via text (provided you sent a text asking for the text…yeah, I passed on that). I’ve always wondered how it’s determined that a stuffed groundhog can actually see his shadow or not. I don’t know, if I were the stand-in groundhog, I think I’d be retreating back into my hole if a dude with a top-hat was waiting for me. Not to mention the zillions of people:
Updated to add (8:14 am): PP saw his shadow – 6 more weeks of winter. Since those that are they are calling whomever they call for snow this afternoon, I could have predicted that PP would have seen his shadow this morning. Bundle up!
I think I finally stopped writing ’09’ for dates. Only took me about 25 days to realize I kept making folders on my computer for 1-x-09 instead of 1-x-10. At least when I’ve had to hand-write something, I’ve been getting it right. I think.
Tonight is the return of LOST! It’s been a long anticipated return, and it’s the final season. It started off really strong, but the third season it was almost painful to watch as it kept creating more questions and no answers. Luckily seasons 4 and 5 went back to the the original formula of intrigue and suspense, so here’s hoping its final season will let it go out on top. There were a lot of people who were concerned about the President’s State of the Union address possibly being scheduled for tonight, but apparently the White House didn’t want to incur the wrath of fans, so they scheduled it for last week instead. Gotta love the White House scheduling around a television show.
If you heard an ear-piercing shriek of excitement coming from Pennsylvania or your dogs were acting funny because their ears were bothering them this weekend, no, that wasn’t an alarm, it was just Princess Nagger all exhuberant over what came for her in the mail on Saturday:
She had been nagging me about getting her some more dinosaur goo, since hers is long gone (you know, it accidentally fell into the garbage can when it got left out and turned yucky…) and we had a particularly dramatic scene when she got off the bus last week all in tears because the dinosaur fossil replica that was in the original dinosaur goo had fallen out of her pocket at school and was lost forever. Since I couldn’t find any goo in any local stores, I resorted to finding it online.
Since you can’t pick and choose the specific dinosaur you want in the goo, I bought all 4 hoping she didn’ t get four of the same, but one of each. She did. She was especially happy that one of them happened to be her absolute favorite – the Pteranodon. I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was just a random Pterosaurs – since it was a winged creature, she was happy:
Since I wanted to make my shipping worthwhile, I also got a couple of extra items that really made her happy. A Happy Nagger means a Happy Mama. Except when she’s doing the dig kits on the coffee table and making a mess I end up cleaning up. Then I have to rethink that happy.
I have the weather.com add-on for Firefox, and while I like the convenience for it showing the 3-day forecast and what it’s currently doing, the Weather Alert can be a good thing, or simply annoying when it keeps popping up letting me know there’s a Warning. Like Saturday – there was a warning of significant snow fall for the afternoon/evening. Any time I’d be in the middle of typing something, the warning kept popping up and halting my progress. I think it wouldn’t have been so annoying had we actually gotten snow, but it bypassed us completely, except for a few random taunting flurries. Apparently Mother Nature decided that the folks in Tennessee and the Carolina’s needed to have a ‘snow event’ instead.
I did notice that the bird feeders were empty, so I decided to fill them up just in case. Plus I really want to get a good picture of the red cardinal that likes to hang out on the grape arbor. I think he’s onto me, though, anytime I retrieve my camera to get a shot, he flies away immediately. I’m pretty sure I hear him laughing as he leaves.
Friday night was the biggest and brightest full moon of 2010 – also known as the “Wolf Moon”. I stayed up late to see if I could get a picture of it, but we had overcast skies, so I missed out. I did grab my point-and-shoot camera and took a picture at 7:00 am Sunday morning as it was getting light:
In my blurry-eyed ‘I need coffee’ state I didn’t notice the power lines infringing on the quick shot. But it’s actually kind of funny, because the power lines make the moon look like a paper lantern.
The weather has been so crazy and warm-ish that the back yard is turning into a mud pit. I was glad that we ended up with some really cold weather this week so the ground would freeze and the dogs could have a bath. Of course not five minutes after Travis was released from the confines of the tub he decided to go dance in the stream and must have found a non-frozen mud puddle. He came back in the house looking like he had little brown boots on. He was not happy he was redeposited into the tub promptly.
That’s about all the random I’ve got for this week – head over to Keely’s place for some more Random Fun!