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Saturn rings in 2004

Wednesday, December 31st, 2003

Tonight at midnight, Saturn will make its closest approach to Earth for the next 29 years.

Granted, this is nothing compared to Mars‘s closest-in-60,000-years approach back in August. But it’s cool that this planetary encounter coincides so neatly with the start of the new year!

Making the scene even more worth seeing is the current angle of Saturn’s rings, which is perfect for a “beautiful, breathtaking, jaw-dropping” view through even a small telescope, according to SpaceWeather.com.

First it was the Christmas conjunction, and now Saturn is “ringing” in the new year. What heavenly holidays! :)

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Continuing the post below… last year UCLA and USC were the only Pac-10 teams to win their bowls; this year, UCLA is the only one to lose, with USC (and Oregon) still to play. Let's hope 2003-04 isn't the mirror image of 2002-03…


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#15 Wazzu beat #5 Texas in the Holiday Bowl yesterday, which is bad news for my boss (he's a big Longhorns fan) but good news for the Pac-10, which is now 3-1 in bowl games. The one loss? UCLA, to Fresno State last night. Muahahaha. :)


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BEAUTIFUL fiery-colored sunrise over Manhattan, as seen from Jersey.


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Nike has a wonderfully minimalist full-page ad in USA Today, showing the Rose and Sugar bowls as semifinals with a title game on Saturday, Jan. .10. At the bottom, it says, "Just do it." Heh.


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Post below was actually posted while we were inside the Lincoln Tunnel! I don't know how that's possible, but it happened.


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There seems to be some fairly serious concern over possible New Year attacks. Security at Times Square is supposedly going to be tightest ever; having been there in 2001, I can tell you, that is saying something.


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On board nonstop bus to D.C. We're off!


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Our alma mater dear

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

One more thing before I hit the road…

Fight on Trojans!!!

Beat the Wolverines!!!

Return of the President

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

The once and future president, Tim Stevens, has finally started blogging!! Check out his first three posts: 1, 2, 3.

Also, Kristy has posted some fun pictures over on the SHA girl blog.

D.C.-bound

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

I just saw Return of the King for the third time, but alas, I’m still not going to have time to write my comprehensive review yet. I’m leaving for New York in an hour or two, and then boarding a Greyhound bus bound for D.C. at 7:00 AM tomorrow. It looks like writing this review is going to fall into the “New Year’s Resolution” category. :)

Don’t expect too much non-mobile posting in the coming days. I will have my laptop with me in D.C., but given that I’m been feeling rather feverish (flu-ish?) for the last 24 hours or so, it may well be that my free time will be mostly spent lying in bed trying to feel better rather than blogging up a storm. Of course, those things could go together, I suppose. But, on a more optimistic note, hopefully I’ll be feeling better and will be romping around the town seeing the D.C. sights. We shall see. Either way, I expect I’ll be mostly Moblogging.

My New Year’s plans, at the moment, involve watching the ball drop on TV from the comfort of a hotel room, then going to the USC alumni club gathering the next day and watching the Rose Bowl. After that, the week and weekend will be mostly given over to family-related stuff — Becky’s cousin is getting married, and that is, after all, the whole reason we’re going to D.C. in the first place.

Happy New Year!

WebTV test post

Monday, December 29th, 2003

I’m blogging from our newly installed WebTV (a.k.a. MSN-TV) system in the NYC apartment, to test whether it is possible to do so.

We had a very nice Dec. 29 Christmas, presided over by a live image of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Ah, technology. :)