Later on, off to the observatory on top of the Planetarium, but the clouds were too thick. I was told with the nearly full moon, viewing would be less than ideal anyhow. The next one is south of the city in Mendon Ponds tonight, if it's not overcast, we'll go.
In other Y news, I had a quick Cybex workout Monday, and didn't get assaulted!
Later Monday night I was able to set up thirteen year old's small scope to see Jupiter, then the clouds moved in. My dad has a telescope, I should look at it before considering buying a bigger beginner scope.
In fallout from being assaulted, my glasses are so bent my slip-on sunglasses no longer fit. I have the money in my FSA, I guess I'll get new ones.
Welcome to 2008, or I finally picked up Anathem from our local library. I suppose I can dispense with spoilers, since it's been out a year. It's another big, dense Stephenson book, with the stereotypical bright and virginal male protagonist who is tougher than he looks, and chock full of math and philosophy. At first I thought it would be a struggle (like the beginning Waterhouse sections of Quicksilver), all about Erasmus's cloistered life in some sort of co-ed monestary, but soon enough it picks up into a globe spanning adventure, with math and philosophy tangents (get it, tangents!). So good I'm rereading it before returning it to the library.
I had an appointment with my primary care phsycian this morning, it was a review of my bloodwork, rather than a physical. My blood work is looking good, no signs of lupus, diabetes, arthritis or other auto-immune disorders on the horizon, wbc up, sed rate where it should be, blood sugar levels good. My bp is excellent, 92/60, and I'll get a flu shot eventually. I took extra precautions in case of a prostate exam, but it wasn't that kind of visit.
Work is still busy, I'm working to avoid going to Nashville while taking calls from our friends in Ohio, other than that, the week has been good. Real good.
Saturday we're going to a work friend's of my wife's for dinner, we're meeting before at a farmer's market across from my parents for some Halloween fest. I hope the goats are still there.
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