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Friday, September 2, 2011

Good Grief, It's Friday

I got so caught up in reading other blogs this morning that I forgot to do my own post!! Now that is a sign of a brain cloud, for sure!

Happy times here at home: The Hubby is beside himself with joy that Syracuse University Football won their first game of the Season, in overtime! This is truly big news around here!

Reading the newspaper this morning, I was dismayed to see that there is a very large problem with Space Junk. This is not the first time we have heard about this, but it has gotten worse in the last two years. The debris in Earth's orbit has become very very dense. It is a wonder that any rockets can even get through this mess. NASA is trying to come up with ways to deal with it; for instance a giant space vacuum! Did anyone see "Spaceballs", the hilarious Mel Brooks movie, a take-off on Star Wars? There was a very large Hoover vacuum in that movie, lol!

On the positive side of interstellar news, have you seen the incredible photos that the feisty little Mars Rover has sent back? Amazing landscapes and mountains. Way back when, probably when I was 9 or 10 years old, I read Robert Heinlein's Red Planet. What a tremendous book! It set fire to my imagination and began a life-long love affair with sci-fi. The U.S. Space program never did take off like it should have back in the day and now, I am not so sure I can support monies spent for space exploration. Too much on this planet needs taking care of. If we could get out of these wars we are in..........but that is another post.

Anyway, it is Labor Day weekend here in the States, three days of non-labor for us. Maybe a barbecue if the weather is fine. Enjoy and relax if at all possible.

Hugs and blessings from Robin.


mxtodis123 said...

Time is flying by, isn't it? Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I hadn't thought of Spaceballs in a long time...I chuckle just thinking about it.
I would like to wish you a lovely weekend and a BBQ if that's the plan that is perfect. Oma Linda

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I just love those photographs! But I love any photograph from any place in space :-) :-)

Have a great labor day weekend!

Magic Love Crow said...

Have a fun weekend ;o)

Rue said...

Have a fantastic weekend - and try not to think too much about the space junk. I could have gone the way of a sci fi geek too...close call!

Elle said...

enjoy your bbq! that is what we are doing as well! hope you enjoy your holiday!

love and hugs!