Friday, January 4, 2008

Starry, Starry night

First off, yes-I'm insane. Anyone that has ever spent more than 5 minutes with me will confirm that. Actually that is what makes my DH & I such a perfect couple. Mutual insanity.

Having said that, I will share what I did last night. No, not that silly. I never kiss & tell.

Now that you have to poke out your minds eye, let me continue.

I read on the computer yeasterday that there was supposed to be another HUGE meteor shower last night/this morning starting at about 1:40AM. I am a freak for meteor showers and since I missed the last one, I really wanted to see this one. I confirmed, as best I could, that it was the night of the 3rd-morning of the 4th and set my alarm to wake up and be amazed.

If you live here or have been watching the weather channel, you know Florida (at least Central Florida) is having our first real cold snap. I am a serious wimp when it come to cold. I DON'T like it at all. I am feeling really sorry for my mom/sister/nephew who are without a heater as I complain about freezing while in my warm house-covered from head to toe. So, that should tell you how much of a nut I am that I would go outside (not to mention being a really BIG CHICKEN about being outside late at night)...in the COLD..to look for meteors.

By now you will have probably figured out that despite being outside for about an hour, from 1:45-2:30 or something, I did not see a single meteor. We had a clear night. I could count almost every star in the sky but NONE of them were falling. Yes, I know it wasn't the stars that were supposed to be falling but you get the idea.

I'm so bummed!! Now I'm tired because I could never really get warm or fall back to sleep and I didn't get to see what I was up to see anyway.

My DH even came outside after I'd been outside for over 30 minutes and then went inside and checked the NASA channel & the weather channel. All he saw were three people floating around in their space station and the weather on the West Coast.

I'm going to try and check the Internet again for details and I maybe outside again tonight. At least it is supposed to be a little warmer and I won't have to get up early in the morning.

So now you have another reason to have me committed and my mother can stop bugging me about updating my blog.

I'm going to have some projects to share with you by the end of the weekend so stay tuned.

Til later...................

5 comments:

Denise said...

Oh girl.. you are not insane.. DD and I are major astromony freaks... All the near planet encounters, meteor showers, comets, we're out there... I can confirm last nite was COLLLLDDD outside. I didn't see much either. Have to check out the spaceweather site.

ScrappingMomof3 said...

I agree, you're not a freak! If I'd known about it, I probably would have been out there too. Did you hear, snow flurries yesterday in Daytona??? lol ~April

Jenn said...

I'm the same way about meteor showers! Tyler & I camped out in the back of my truck with blankets the last time one was supposed to occur. We only saw one or two and that was it. Tyler got scared from a barking dog and ran inside! Speaking of cold-- it was 17 degrees in my neck of the woods last night!

Lisa said...

Sorry you went through all that and then there was nothing to see! I myself would have rolled back over and slept through the whole thing. While I think they're very cool, nothing can drag me out of a warm bed!

Kip said...

Girl, you need to get your mom over to your house if it gets that cold again. I worry about her in a cold house, seriously.