Eat chili uttapam at noon/wake at 2:00 am to bid adieu to chili uttapam. Having eaten chili uttapam for lunch on both Thursday and Saturday of this week, I am two for two proving the truth of this axiom.
This morning at 2:10 am I noticed bright moonlight streaming into our living room windows. Super moon! I had forgotten and would have missed it. Glad to have seen it, because it was a doozie! Dearest chili uttapam, you delight on the way down and wake me for special moments later! How can I ever repay you?
Since both I and the super moon were up, I grabbed my point and shoot camera and made three pictures, each more terrible than the last. I won’t waste the electricity to share even the best one. Google images saves the day, though. How long until my first reaction is not to grab a camera but to fire up the googles? The day will come. I still remember when my first reaction was to grab a book to answer a question, but now those days are long gone.
This NASA post is worth watching. I was reminded not only of the perigee and apogee of an orbit, but also how little I have matured since junior high–I giggled when they referred to the super moon as “the swollen orb.” It wasn’t just a transitory moment of immaturity. It was sufficiently durable that I replayed the video until I located the phrase, paused the video, fired up Garage Band, captured the audio, edited out all but “the swollen orb,” and finally exported it as an mp3 file. I was all set to add the sound file to my blog when I learned I need to buy a space upgrade to add audio files. Ho well. Not worth that. Moving on.
In the category of sincerely underwhelming, for the first time in my life I won a prize playing powerball. I played two games for Friday’s drawing and got the powerball right in one for a $2.00 payout. Net gain $0. I’ll consider it a good start and keep trying.