Thursday, January 29, 2004

NASA Day of Remembrance

NASA has set aside the last Thursday in January as a day to remember those who have lost their lives while serving the US space program.

CNN story

While not a complete list, below are the names of those who died in the most tragic incidents:

Apollo I
Roger Chaffee
Virgil "Gus" Grissom
Edward White II

Gregory Jarvis
Christa McAuliffe
Ronald McNair
Ellison Onizuka
Judith Resnik
Michael Smith
Dick Scobee

Michael Anderson
David Brown
Kalpana Chawla
Laurel Clark
Rick Husband
William McCool
Ilan Ramon

Let us never forget...

Friday, January 16, 2004

It's Friday again

I know that I haven't been keeping this up lately, but that's because there's not much going on.

My aunt and cousins are here through the 24th. Tomorrow we are going to the Swap Meet and Monday we are going to the Big Island to wander around the Volcano area. It's going to be a very long day (we have a 7 am flight and don't get back until 9 pm), but any trip to the Big Island is not to be missed. This time I'll be able to show Mom the IfA Hilo building and Library.

What else has been going on? Not much, really. I've been watching and re-watching too much West Wing (my new obsession). I keep borrowing more and more books from the libraries and just stacking them up on the coffee table, because I don't have time to read them.

I am proud of the fact that I've gone walking almost every day recently and I am eating less. Although I'm not seeing any tangible results, my motivation to keep up both of these tasks is pretty high.

Nothing else from sunny Honolulu right now. Have a good, long weekend.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Movie Times

Why, oh why, are movie times still presented in minutes?! Does anyone really think in minutes after 60? I don't think 80 minutes, I think an hour and 20 minutes. I don't want to know that a movie is 150 minutes long, I want to know that it's going to take 2 and a half hours without having to calculate in my head!

Okay, that's my rant for today. Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Science teaming with Science Fiction

Science and Sci-Fi are not incompatible: Thanks, N.!


Go to any news source and celebrate another successful Mars landing.

Monday, January 05, 2004

Weather Update

I feel it only fair since I groused about the weather the other day to let you know that Saturday, Sunday, and today have been absolutely beautiful: bright, sunny (but not too warm), and dry.

Friday, January 02, 2004

Spam Irony

Do you think spammers see the irony of sending out spam that advertises a way to get rid of spam?

And the rain, rain, rain...

...came down, down, down.

And down, and down, and down....

But we really do need it, so I'm not complaining. My complaint is that I can't spend this dark, gray day the way it should be spent. Mom and I call this a "bed, book, and cat" day since it is only suitable for lounging in bed with cats, alternating dozing and reading. My ideal menu for such a day: oatmeal for breakfast, soup or saimin and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, and pancakes, eggs, and bacon for dinner.

So, how is your new year so far?