A few of my Seattle friends are complaining that Global Warming is a lie because it’s unseasonably cool in Seattle this month. Well, I’m happy to report that I found the missing global warming: it’s here, on the east coast. My rental car reported 108F when I was driving back to Dulles a bit ago. […]
What a great weekend
(I’m including Thursday night as the official start of my weekend, since I took Friday off) Thursday night: telescope until 4:30am Friday: Slept till 11:30am. Caught up on e-mail, played some Grand Theft Auto IV. Saturday: Seattle Cheese Festival, followed by an acquisition of scallops and spot prawns at the Pike Place Fish Market in […]
The weather is warming and the clouds are vanishing
Seattle in the summertime, oh how I love it. Today, the temperature breached the 80°F mark, and there hasn’t been a cloud in the sky. A sign of things to come. As has become common practice for me now, anytime there hasn’t been clouds, I’ve been out at night with the telescope and last night […]
Crazy weather, and the answer to what was for dinner
Let me start by saying I can’t believe it’s snowing. In Seattle. In April. It was 80° and sunny last Saturday. I guess that was summer, and we’ve already moved into next winter. Grr. A few days ago I posted a picture of what we had just cooked for dinner, and a few of you […]
Weatherproof Solar Powered Lights?
As I’m watching Discovery HD Theater tonight, one of those “As Seen on TV” type commercials comes up for solar-powered spotlights for your yard. They advertise them as totally weatherproof, but I disagree – they won’t work if it’s always cloudy, raining all the time, duststorm, tornado picks ’em up. They’re pretty damned reliant on […]
Mt. Rainier – Mount Fremont Lookout
Hiked On: July 28, 2007′ Weather Conditions: Approximately 65°F-75°F, mostly sunny skies Elevation: 6400-7181′ Distance from Seattle: Just over 90 miles Pictures: [Here](http://www.marius.org/gallery/v/living/seattle/hikes/rainier/fremont/) National Park Service: Mt. Rainier National Park Well, after a long hiatus from hiking in general, and Mt. Rainier specifically, Diann and I made the 2 hour drive to Sunrise for a […]
So, the past two days have brought us more snow and ice in the Seattle area. I present to you my nominations of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”: The Good: Can’t get out of the neighborhood, so we work from home. The Bad: Can’t get out of the neighborhood, so we get cabin […]
A new record: 2 hour commute
So that was less than stellar. Another snow-storm hit the Seattle area this afternoon, and the drive home took just shy of 2 hours. Quite amazing, considering I live around 8 miles away from my office. I wish I had taken some photos with my cameraphone — but I was too busy not getting rammed […]
It’s Official: Temperature Sensitivity is Back!
After being in Seattle for the past two years, I've now come to realize I'm officially not used to hot temperatures anymore. Yesterday got up to 85°F, and today hit 90°F — and I've been whining about it the entire time. Pretty bizarre considering I lived in southeast Texas for 20+ years.
the sweet smell of… dumpsters?
There's really nothing better than the weather has been the last few days. Mid-70's, not a cloud in the sky, a little breeze. So, everyone wanders around campus a little slower than usual because everyone wants to enjoy the wonderful weather. So, like everyone else, I'm walking across campus. There's nothing like walking behind someone […]