Took a little hike this afternoon down to Tarzan Falls, a nearby waterfall. It was the first time I’d been down there since June 12th, sixty nine days ago. It was the very end of the rainy season that morning and the waterfall was barely flowing. Today it was a raging torrent. Check out the difference.
Tarzan Falls, June 12 2006
Tarzan Falls, August 20 2006
Guess what came in the mail this week?
Yep, I’m going to court. Jury duty. I’m hoping to hook up with Tia Carrere; I mean if Pauly Shore can do it, so can I.
I wonder what the legal ramifications of having a blog while on jury duty are?
Wait a minute astronomy buffs! I reported just the other day about the proposed new planets in the solar system, but on Friday a competing definition of what makes a planet was put forth by a Uruguayan astronomer. Under this new proposal, a planet is an object that is “by far larger than the local population.” So Pluto is out, since it is so much smaller than the other planets and similar to the Kuiper Belt objects that are popping up in astronomer’s telescopes.
Seems some scientists are turned off by the possibility of hundreds of planets in our solar system some day, most of them being tiny snowballs at the extreme edge of the sun’s demesne. And Pluto is the prototypical snowball at the chilly edge of the solar system, with it’s cockeyed orbit and icy consistency.