20 February 2008

Lunar Eclipse

I got to see most of tonight's lunar eclipse from my post on the planet. The weather temperature was mild, so I sat in my driveway and pondered things beyond the clouds. The sky got a bit cloudy though, so I missed a good portion of it.

It is nights like this I wish I had a good telescope. Saturn's rings are supposed to be visible, as will Regulus (the brightest star in the constellation Leo) NASA reports that saturn and regulus will actually sandwich the moon. I am sorry to miss that. Maybe by the next lunar eclipse I will have a telescope........Santa? Are you listening?

When September Ends by GreenDay

I saw this music game on someone else's blog and thought it would be fun to try myself. The answer to question number 6 is actually quite funny, since I always say that I feel smart if I can get just one Jeopardy question right.
But I digress. Back to the music. Give it a go and see what you come up with:

Instructions To Play:
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, MP3, whatever- player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You MUST write that song name no matter how silly it sounds.
4. The last song after question #20 will be your post title.

1. If Someone says "Is this okay" you say? "I just wanna live" by Good Charlotte

2. How would you describe yourself? “Fever” by Rita Moreno

3. What do you like in a guy/girl? “underwater love" by smoke city

4. How do you feel today? “who invited you" by The Donnas

5. What is your life's purpose? “marble lions" by Saint Etienne

6. What is your motto? “I lost on Jeopardy” by Weird Al (I swear this was random!)

7. What do your friends think of you? “polyester bride" by Liz Phair

8. What do your parents think of you? “spitting games" by snow patrol

9. What do you think about very often? “poppy selling man" by 10,000 maniacs

10. What is 2 + 2? “It’s Over” by Maria Taylor

11. What do you think of your Ex? "Daybreak"by Barry Manilow

12. What do you think of the person you like? “Kiss them for me" by Siouxie and the Banshees

13. What is your life story? “Run" by Snow Patrol

14. What do you want to be when you grow up? “walkin’ on sunshine" by Katrina and the waves

15. What do you think when you see the person you like? “One" by Mary J. Blige/U2

16. What will they play at your funeral? “Hurricane" by Athelete

17. What is your hobby/interest? “My guru" by Kalyanji Anandji

18. What is your biggest fear? “Don't Talk" by 10,000 Maniacs

19. What is your biggest secret? “Fields of Gold" by Eva Cassidy

20. What do you think of your friends? “I can't get behind that" by William shatner/ Henry Rollins

the next song up is "when september ends" by Green day

05 February 2008

Art space where are you?

My art space (aka my kitchen table) has been corrupted. Where paint brushes and pens and paper used to abound, they are all now moved aside and looking forlorn. Replacing them is my computer and many work related papers. My water cup I always use for painting has been dry for a while now. I think it misses me. Or more like I miss it.
Since I rarely do anything else at my table except art stuff, sometimes it is hard to concentrate fully on my other tasks. As I type I see my easel in my peripheral view. Across the table I see my pens and pencils and brushes poking out of their holding cups. My mind wanders to my latest project...But I'm on a deadline so there is no time to dally. Back to the grind. Maybe I will start a project this weekend. Or finish one of the ones I have started already.
I like my little nook where I paint. I have a UV light that makes my room nice and cheery. Unfortunately at the moment no cheery light will let me forget that I am still not done with my report..