Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

The last few years I have looked forward to the day after Thanksgiving for all the sales. It started when my sister Rebekah got married and we had all the family together for Thanksgiving, because their wedding was the next day. Me and my other sisters looked at all the ads and planned our attack for the next day. Friday morning, before it dawned bright and early, we were rubbing the sleep out of our eyes and hitting the stores. I went to Joann's mainly because you could buy flannel material for $.99 cents a yard. I think I went to best buy too and got a mini DVD player. That was when they were first starting to come out. Anyway, since then I have been interested in going out on Black Friday. The lines and crowds are crazy and sometimes aggressive, but it is also fun to do. And since texting got big also me and my sisters (and my brother Ian now too) keep each other company in line where ever we may be.
One of my favorite things to get though are the seasons of TV shows. Normally for a set it will be $49.99, but after Thanksgiving you can get them for $15-20! I started getting the show 24 and have branched out to other shows. If you haven't seen 24, you should, but beware... it is addicting! You will want to spend the next 24 hours in real time to watch it because you have to find out what happens next. It's way super good, and Keifer Sutherland is awesome in it.

Here is the preview for the first season. It makes me want to see it again just watching this preview!!! Oooh, it's so good!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Just to let you know there hasn't been any snow yet... So much for my prediction!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ring around the Moon

I went out to get something from the car this evening and I looked up to the almost full moon and saw a ring around it. I dont' know if any of you have ever seen one, but they are pretty neat looking. I've always been interested in the night skies, in fact when I was in 6th grade I wanted to be an astronaught. I never lost that interest in it even though I pursued other paths. I have seen very few, this was only about the third time I've seen one, but I always look for them. It has pretty much only been in the fall that I"ve seen it. The thought is that it indicates a change in the weather.

Here is the theory behind them:

"A Ring Around The Moon
The ring around the Moon is caused by the refraction of Moonlight (which of course is reflected sunlight) from ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. The shape of the ice crystals results in a focusing of the light into a ring. Since the ice crystals typically have the same shape, namely a hexagonal shape, the Moon ring is almost always the same size.
Less typical are the halos that may be produced by different angles in the crystals. They can create halos with an angle of 46 degrees.
Moon Ring Weather Folklore has it that a ring around the moon signifies bad weather is coming, and in many cases this may be true. So how can rings around the moon be a predictor of weather to come? The ice crystals that cover the halo signify high altitude, thin cirrus clouds that normally precede a warm front by one or two days. Typically, a warm front will be associated with a low pressure system which is commonly referred to as a storm.
It is believed that the number of stars within a moon halo indicate the number days before bad weather will arrive. Give it a try the next time you observe a moon halo."

Well, I didn't see any stars inside the ring, but it was pretty bright with the almost full moon. I will then predict snow in the next 24 hours (but at least by this weekend...). I'll let you know if the snow flies!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Glorious Fall!

A few weeks ago Derek and I went driving around and took some picutes of the trees, before they all fell. I'm glad we did, becasue since then, and especially today it has gotten very windy and most of them are falling, or not as vivid. Spokane is a beautiful place to live and I'll let these pictures speak for themselves...