Tuesday, October 12, 2010

too early to plan

Is seven years or so, too early to start planning an event?

How about a prediction?

A big shadow will be sweeping across the US.

I predict August 21, 2017 is going to be momentous Monday. The Moon and Sun are going to be big players here in the states that day. Right in the middle of day the moon sneaks up on the sun and gobbles it up.

It will be the first with a path of totality crossing the USA's Pacific coast and Atlantic coast since 1918 (unless you count the summer vacation my family took in 1994 - the totality of arguments over seating arrangements with the kids were record breaking) .

Having just celebrated CC’s (Christopher Columbus) big day this week, I must remind you of his great use of an eclipse. In 1503, CC and his men were stranded in Jamaica. They were having some issues with the natives, so CC referred to his astronomical tables and "predicted" a lunar eclipse he knew would take place to secure respect and fear - as well as a regular supply of food.

Remember my post about my brother’s place in the middle of nowhere? 

Guess what, this total eclipse puts his middle of nowhere place very close to the central path of the whole thing.  So of course, I called him.

“Yeah, what’s up?”  (caught him in a good mood - otherwise it’s now what the f--k)
“I’m planning a trip to visit your place.  Is August 21, 2017 open?”
(he doesn’t actually catch-on to the date at first, I repeat the year)
“Well we need to find a calendar that goes that far out.”

So what are your plans for Aug. 21, 2017?
They are looking up for me.


Kristina P. said...

Well, considering it's the end of the world in 2012, I'm not worrying about this.

lisleman said...

damn something always comes along to ruin my plans!

Thisstopwilloughby said...

As soon as I find a 2017 calendar, I'm going to write it down so I don't miss it!

denisetogetherwesave said...


Dwmatty said...

The stars tell me that I'll be retired, lounging on a lake in a warm southern climate.

debbie_suburbsanity said...

I am so glad I have embraced google calendar because I can already put this on!

joaniemack said...

Well, if we're still here on that date, I'm sure I"ll be looking up too. John loves astronomy, so I'm sure he'll wan to be part of it.

kbiermom said...

In 2017... My kids will be 15, 18, and 21yo. Maybe I should start getting the two older ones to plan on a college in the middle of nowhere?

secret agent woman said...

How about you post that again in early 2017?

lisleman said...

sure I'll put an reminder on my calendar.

Everydayblissspot said...

This is fun to know! Thanks. I'll be making some plans now....

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