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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/11/2016

11 August 2016 at 9:28:23 AM

Nerding out today with my database, nothing better for the computer fiend in me. I may also see about getting a replacement USB port for laptop, mine crapped out; I don't necessarily like the idea of digging down into the laptop, unscrewing parts and loosing cables, but how bad could it be????? 

 Also going to walk the hose around to every tree on 2 sides of the yard throughout the day for a thorough watering. After hearing Dwayne Griffin talk about the burn ban and how dry it is, and that, while there may be a cool front coming this weekend, it may not bring rain, it's the only thing I can do to try to save the yard. I do see on that they project possible thunderstorms on Saturday night and Sunday, HOPE SO!!!! I believe if we could get one more good soaking rain, we'll make it through this excessive heat and high temperatures till September.

Decided a month ago to do a completely different organized system with the fridge. My problem is that I put all the vegetables in the crisper or that other bin, and then forget what is underneath something else. At some point I look through the other stuff and find decomposed vegetables that I never used. This time I am getting smaller containers and putting only what I can see in them. I also saw one suggestion to use labeled containers with lids for stuff like "Vegetables for cooking". I put all the cheeses together, got a carry bin for the ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, etc. and am starting to feel like I may never have another veggie go bad again!  Another site with ideas One added bonus to doing this is that I think my vegetables will always be fresher and run out sooner, even if I go buy them more often. 

Love this biking video

Tonight is the peak of the August meteor shower, Perseids. Here's how to watch. One good thing about not having rain is that the skies will be clear and this year there is supposed to be an *outburst* of meteors. 

Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, tells Nell that a typical Perseid meteor shower "has 80 to 100 meteor showers per hour." But in the upcoming shower, "we're going to have anywhere from 160 to 200 meteors per hour. So the rates are going to double this year."

Scientists are calling this an "outburst" — defined as a shower with an unusually high number of meteors. The latest outburst happened in 2009, according to NASA. And Cooke tells Nell that "another outburst like this isn't expected until 2027 or so."

Didn't like the TTC, but do like high speed rail. There's a public hearing tonight about it in Arlington (August 11, 2016). If you can't go but want to comment, look at the link and send your comments, till August 29, 2016. 

I kind of wondered if Hillary Clinton's weird open smiley mouth was some sort of strategy and does she go home and massage her jaw at night? Yes. Others have noticed. 


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