Planet Neptune

Neptune is in Capricorn right now
(image from Heavens Above website)

I got up early this morning to look for the planet Neptune with my binoculars. I’m not sure I saw it, or rather, I’m pretty sure I saw it and didn’t recognize it. My star chart only goes down to magnitude 6.5 so there were several stars near where Neptune was supposed to be that weren’t on my chart. (Higher numbers are dimmer, for example, I think I can see magnitude 9 with my binoculars, and the sun is magnitude -26 {Negative twenty-six}) Neptune is supposed to be magnitude 7.9, so it is very dim. You can see about magnitude 3 or 4 with the naked eye.
After I came back inside this morning, I made copies of all the charts in Nortons Star Atlas, so I can write on them. I was thinking, why not just write in the book? But I decided not to. And I have a color copier so they came out great! This astronomy hobby can get pretty expensive, when I started, I would just to go out and look with just my eyes and a map I downloaded from SKYMAPS.COM, now I’m zooming in on faint objects and my charts and binoculars aren’t good enough. It makes me wonder, if I can exceed Nortons Star Atlas with 10x binoculars, what do people with telescopes use? I must not have my facts straight…..
I need a telescope…

Pasting back and forth

It’s Saturday morninng. I just woke up, I slept late for me. (7AM Whoooooo!!! That’s late.) The coffee is going and THAT’S exciting to me.

I gotta make it to the beach today, I gotta. Last night I slept with nothing on my foot. All I have now is that tan colored stretchy bandage on my foot, so I can take it off whenever I need to. I can take showers!

I’m going onto work today for a while, they’re testing the generator for hurricane season and power will be switching around and I should be there. Once they literally blew every fuse in every piece of equipment I have, blew up every UPS power supply and started a fire in the newsroom. But that was different people taking care of the generator!

Friday Night

I got my cast off this morning. My ankle/foot isn’t broken, just sprained. It was all black and blue and swollen when the doctor took the cast and bandage off. It looked much worse than I expected. I’m supposed to stay on crutches and I have physical therapy on Monday. I got a sick pass for another week off work. I was already committed to work today, so I went. I was walking on my foot, it was hot and numb. I feel kind of taken advantage of. The problem with crutches isn’t so much the loss of a leg, it’s the loss of both hands.
But the doctor said I can go in the sea, so that’s where I’ll be tomorrow . . . after work.

Well, they turned it off.

Apparently, a “real person” from blogger visited my blog and turned off my word verification harassment. Too bad they didn’t leave a comment. In the previous post comments, Rose recommended WordPress, I actually had already started one here. Take a look. I haven’t figured everything out there yet, but I will probably switch eventually. As long I’ve had this blog, I’ve heard the “veterans” say Blogger isn’t as good as others, and blogger is unprofessional and not always that competent. I gave them a chance, and had problems, AND I have always been much more than a little humuorously amused with their ridiculous word verification. But their last stunt was harassment, pure and simple, as it was designed to be.

Stand by for an “I’ve moved” sign

irrelevant, repetitive, and nonsensical

While last night I felt kind of angry blogger called me a spam blog, this morning I’m kind of depressed about it.
Is my blog irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical? I guess so. Irrelevant, I post about nothing a lot of the time. It is repetitive, underwater pics or “A new worlds record for most boringest post”. Over and over. Nonsensical, I guess all of it is. So I guess my blog DOES have characteristics of a spam blog. Can I have some cheese to go with my whine? OOPS, I think I already said that once! The Spam Alarms are going off all over Bloggers corporate offices!
My word verification seem longer than this whole post, and is that two ‘N’s or one ‘M’?

Blogger, turn off your harassment spam robots!

All of a sudden, I have a word verification on each and every page I go to on my own blog. Here’s what they say:

Your blog requires word verification

Blogger’s spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog.

What Are Spam Blogs?

As with many powerful tools, blogging services can be both used and abused. The ease of creating and updating webpages with Blogger has made it particularly prone to a form of behavior known as link spamming. Blogs engaged in this behavior are called spam blogs, and can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of links, usually all pointing to a single site.

Before we can turn off mandatory word verification on your posts we’ll need to have a human review your blog and verify that it is not a spam blog. Please fill out the form below to get a review.

Find out more about how Blogger is fighting blogs.

I had fill in a word verification to submit the request to have a “real person from blogger” come and review my blog and make sure it’s not a “spam blog” because Blogger, and their “SPAM ROBOTS” are just about as screwed up as a soup sandwich! This is ludicrous. A Blogger SPAM ROBOT determines I am spam and I have to call a “REAL PERSON” from blogger to check me out!


Going to work.

I’m dressed for work and I’m going today. The first and probably the last time this week.
I can’ think of anything to post today.
I don’t have a bathtub, I just have a stand-up shower. So what I did to take a shower is put one of those white plastic charis in there and shower with my leg up on the wall. It works good. The OI Girl is coming tomorrow. I’ll be glad to see her but I’m afraid I might be crabby. I don’t want to be, and I’ll try not to be, but I’m not a good patent and I don’t like being pampered.
I have a word verification just to post this post now…. WTF?