Monday, September 6, 2010

Keeping on the keeping on, etc.

We keep getting more and more photons flying around here at Pole, but no sun yet, not for a couple more weeks. I believe today we actually entered what is considered to be civil twilight. The temperatures have been pretty cold (-90s F), but we are supposed to have some alternating days of storms this week that will yo-yo the temperature accordingly. It’s blowing right now, and the temperature is about 20°F warmer than yesterday.

Last weekend some folks put on a play by Jean-Paul Sartre titled “No Exit”. I didn’t get a chance to attend, but I heard it was pretty enjoyable. In typical Pole fashion, as I gather, it became a bibulous event.

Watching “Aliens” was pleasant on Sunday night, though we got out pretty late since it was the special edition with a bunch of extra footage. I particularly liked the added scenes with the suitcase cannons, with their rapidly-plunging ammunition counts. That’s such a great flick! It really made me want to see “Avatar” on the big screen, preferably in 3D. Watching the legally downloaded version of that here on an inadequate computer was more like watching the Avatar slide show. Mr. Cameron definitely knows how to build worlds in cinema.

I have been working on a lot of extra tasks that need to get done before the station opens. Yesterday, despite the cold temperatures, I walked the length of a flag line to my antennas about 0.5 miles beyond ARO, on the edge of the Clean Air Sector. I raised the flag poles and replaced poles and flags that had been blown away over the winter. It was kind of nice for a change, and I got to hear lots of snow making “whoompf!” sounds as I disturbed its crystal structure and it collapsed. It’s a little disconcerting the first couple times you hear it, particularly in the dark, but was no big deal yesterday.
“Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honor bright.”
~William Shakespeare


Desert Tortise said...

Avatar? Seriously? You want to see the Smurfs in space with the whole Lion King "circle of life" finale? Tch.... I bet you can identify all the scenes that were from other scifi films. I thought the skinnies in the Starship Troopers cartoon had more substance. Can't believe I spent money on it.

Becky said...

You'll have much more fun at Inception, I promise you. That one is worth seeing on a BIG screen.
It's always nice to have civil daylight. When Light and Darkness are fighting it out just walking around can become hazardous.

Desert Tortise said...

At least Ghost and Darkness are not a problem anymore.

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