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I’ve gone into left field with this thread but it’s my blog and my dog is sleeping. Until the dog wakes up I have no editorial bounds. The eclipse is about more than celestial visions and meatloaf. At the moment … Continue reading
[Has it been a week since my last post? Damn it! I just left it sitting there, in the eerie twilight of mid-day, when all that is normal is not and the air is pregnant with the magic of an … Continue reading
[Perhaps I’ve gone on too long. Everyone and their dog wrote about the eclipse a week ago. Rather than a news report (as if news exists anymore) I’m trying to capture the spirit of the thing. If I failed, chalk … Continue reading
No shit, there I was… So it’s T-minus something or other and I’m beside myself with excitement. I’ve never seen an eclipse (how did I let that happen?). Now I’m in the right place at the right time and it’s … Continue reading
T -30 hours: We depart Curmudgeon Compound in Mrs. Curmudgeon’s hatchback. Due to her influence we’re on time (my “give a shit” about schedules has stopped working). The car is great but I miss my big diesel security blanket. If … Continue reading
T -08 days: I have a plan, a hard-target, non-negotiable deadline imposed by the universe, and hotel reservations (I usually don’t do reservations to anything). Therefore, my truck, the Death Wobble Express, decides it needs an infusion of money. T … Continue reading
T -12 days: Mrs. Curmudgeon reports God himself couldn’t get a hotel in that area. She also reports she is not a kid anymore and only idiots sleep on the dirt at our age. Plus, there are no open campsites … Continue reading
T -40 days: The press indicates a celestial event will happen in August. Suuuure. I’ll believe it when I see it. They’re wrong about everything lately. If the press said fish swim in the ocean I’d expect tuna to start … Continue reading
I’ll be busy staring at the sun all day. Rather than a regular post I’ll leave you with Dave Barry who has all the answers: Q. What will I experience during the eclipse? A. It will get dark.