Friday, January 28, 2005

fallujah list

Background: At one point months and months ago, the carpool was getting tired of the constant din of news about the war on Iraq, so we decided that every time we heard the word, "Fallujah", we would change stations. Over time, this keyword was associated with several bands that we no longer wished to hear. The list now includes:

Pearl Jam
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stone Temple Pilot

Alice in Chains
Smashing Pumpkins
Franz Ferdinand
Modest Mouse
Tegan and Sara

Criteria for inclusion seems to be that at some point, all of these bands were revered by the alternative radio listening public and that for some reason, we can't seem to get them off the radio. As others are suggested, they'll be added to the list.

Today's sky report

The silvery moon in the morning sky was a glimmering coin in a deep blue bowl.

That's how it looked both the last couple of days.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Today's sky report

Missed a week or so. There was one day that went like this:

Pink, orange, blue, gray,
That's the sky I saw today.

Today there were clouds on all visible horizons, making the morning feel like an empty swimming pool when you're standing in the bottom. Pre-dawn, there was an interesting mix of full moon light casting shadows from the west and the dawning sky trying to erase them.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Today's sky report

Like a golden brick being tossed on a frozen pond, the sun cracked the sky on this frigid winter morning, sending out splinters of light like the vines of cracks in the ice.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Today's sky report

The sun came up behind the sky looking like a lamp behind a wall of gray paper. There was a soft orange glow where the sun must have been, but no streaming rays.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Today's sky report

I left before the sun was up this morning, so instead of a sky report, I'd like to mention the tendrils of fog that crawled across the road like smoky fingers grabbing at my car.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Today's sky report

I missed yesterday's report, but the only notable was when the flakes fell from the sky like feathers that had escaped from a pillow during a pillow fight. Today, the clouds in the sky fell to earth to the point where you couldn't tell if you were driving on terra firma or you were up in the clouds. I think they call this condition "fog".

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Today's sky report

There are a plethora of possibilities for describing the sky this morning. At first, while walking the dog, a cloud bank appeared as a Rocky Mountain range viewed from the eastern plateau of Colorado. Later, as I exited my road to RT 27, I looked left and saw a cloud formation with the color and shape of the side of a native salmon wending its way upstream. And still later, as I rode in the Civic of my carpool partner, the clouds changed yet again, appearing as herring bones.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Today's sky report

Gray, gray, gray. I looked at the hood of my car. Gray. I looked at the sky. Gray. By the way, what's the difference between gray and grey?

Friday, January 07, 2005

Today's sky report

Yesterday, no report as the snowy conditions shortened my morning. The sky seemed to be dropping flakes as fast as the scalp on that old uncle you never really liked to be around.

Today the sky provided a cornucopia of views. At one point, there was a pink/orange cloud band that looked as if someone had run a neon highlighter across the sky. At another point, there was a twisty cloud, not unlike a band of DNA. And still later, there were some little puffs of clouds like the buttons of icing that provide decoration on a birthday cake. Sure was nice to see the sun today after a few days of gray.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Today's sky report

The sky was a non-descript gray today, so I won't bother describing it. What I will describe is the unrelenting frustration of today's traffic. All down Rt 101, the left lane was packed and going ONLY 70. You couldn't pass on the right during the gaps because the left laners (myself included) were keeping the gaps close. And if that weren't bad enough, the toll booths were more backed up than I've seen in a while. Aaarrrrggghhh.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Today's sky report

First, a procedural note - since the blog software posts a date with each entry, I will be leaving the date out of the title each time I create something (such as the Daily Sky Report). No sense being redundant, no sense being redundant, which is to say, I will no longer be repeating my self by saying the same thing over and over again.

And now, today's sky report. It was difficult to discern the gray of the sky from the fog on the windshield of the car driven by my carpool mate. Once I was able to see past the fog, it was possible to notice the variegated grays of the sky. There was a sharp contrast between the dark and the light grays, like the contrast between good and evil.

Monday, January 03, 2005

No sky report: 01/01/05

To tell you the truth, I didn't really notice the sky this morning. It may have been because I was driving and my car pool partner and I were having a detailed discussion about our Christmas holidays. Lots of days to catch up on. I'll try to get a report in tomorrow.