April 02, 2003

Matt Mosh

matt mosh -- canon powershot G3

On Saturday I decided to escape the parallelogrammy walls of my shack to hang out with the family in Simi Valley. I was promised a nighttime viewing through a neighbor's telescope - and that's something I never got to do as a young'un. My brother Matt and I spent the day watching a bootleg copy of LOTR: The Two Towers and playing with the family dog, Nala - just waiting for night to fall. Once it got dark, the brother got a bit too eager and made us wait outside - looking at the stars on his own, excitedly jumping around the front yard, practicing his faux-brand of martial arts.

At 9pm the super-nice new neighbor, Marty, began setting up his rig and pointed it at Saturn. It was amazing. I was able to see the actual "rings" and all. Jupiter was quite a spectacle, also. Clearly, two dark lines were visible on the planet itself, and 5 of its moons were also clearly lined up. Did I mention that it was amazing? I can now cross that off of things to do before I die. It was a great evening. Unfortunately, I got sick the very next day. Nice.


posted by julie at April 2, 2003 11:00 AM


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