Thoughts going through my head….

….if a star has a stellar parallax of 0.0067 arc seconds….
….does the apparent brightness of a star depend on….
….relative darkness of the absorption lines…
….is it possible to identify a spectroscopic binary star system from the
spectrum of its light…

Yes… It’s exam time around here once again. Final exams are on August 2,
and here we are having an exam tomorrow…
Nothing like getting one exam out of the way, only to cover four more
chapters in the next three class periods. Anyhoo… I’m still around, and
wanted to let you know that I hadn’t forgot about blogging. Actually I try
to stay away from my computer desk when I’m studying, else I end up surfing
or doing something other than studying (Yeah! Like writing this email

Oh! Did I mention that we finally had rain! Yeah..two days in a row!
Nothing too major, but it looks like we’re finally getting back to our usual
evening showers. This means that by the time I’m finished with classes our
lawn will be needing some attention.

Well it’s dinner time, so I’m out of here. Look out, it’s Mexican for
tonight! ¦ Finding a joke even in his death | Finding a joke even in his death
This is where you would find a short, witty introductory sentence about Fred Clark’s life, but no one could write it better than he did.

Clark’s self-penned obituary appeared in Sunday’s Times-Dispatch — nearly a full column of his legendary humor. He wrote those last words in December, when he was perfectly healthy.

Among Clark’s self-deprecating final words:

“During his life, he excelled at mediocrity.”

“His sons said of Fred, ‘He was often wrong, but never in doubt.'”

“When his family asked what they remembered about Fred, they fondly recalled how Fred never peed in the shower — on purpose.”

Click the link above to continue reading the story… and the witty obit.

More Name Games

Your Spy Name: Middle name and current street name
Sue Starr

Your Movie Star Name: Grandfather/grandmother on your mom’s side, your favorite candy
Jessie Mars

Your Rap Name: First initial of first name, first two or three letters of your last name

Your Gamer Tag: A favorite color, a favorite animal
Pink Cardinal

Your Soap Opera Name: Middle name, city where you were born
Sue Anniston

Your Star Wars Name: First 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother’s maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet’s name

Your Jedi Name: Middle name spelled backwards, your mom’s maiden name spelled backwards

Your Porn Star Name: First pet’s name, the street you grew up on
Sissy Pinecliff

Your Superhero Name: “The”, your favorite color, the automobile your dad drives
The Purple Nova

Your Action Hero Name: First Name Of The Main Character In The Last Film You Watched, last Food You Just Ate
Clark Biscuit

So, what are your names?

Looking Back– A Rerun Post

This morning I was looking back through my archives to see what all I was up too a few years ago. Sooo.. here is a post from five years ago.. reading it made my feet and legs hurt all over again!

Archive post – July 2001
I hope your having a good weekend. Today I finished up a couple of quizzes for my Network class, and only have one more to finish before I’m done for the semester. Then it’s time to study for my Astronomy exam on Monday… boo. J’s downstairs working on putting together a pair of saw horses so we’ll have a nice work area when the dry-walling begins.

Ok… back to my books.