Super Cool Blood Orange Faster Pussycat Kill Kill Moon FAQ

Moon!
Moon!

What is “The Moon”?
It’s a big rock orbiting the Earth, but that’s not important right now.

So, what’s a “Supermoon”?
It’s that same big rock orbiting the Earth, but it’ll be closer to Earth than it is at other times of the year so it’ll look like it’s bigger than normal, but it isn’t, but it’ll sure look like it is.

What’s so special about this so-called Supermoon? Can it spin the Earth backwards and turn back time?
No, that’s SuperMAN.

Wasn’t Superman on the Moon once?
Yes. Yes he was.

How does that happen? I mean, even Superman has to breathe, right?
Uh huh.

And, like, the Moon’s really far away and he had to fly there and there’s no air in space…
Stop! Would you just stop with the Superman stuff!?

Sorry. So, like… what were we talking about?
The Super Cool Blood Orange Faster Pussycat Kill Kill Moon.

Oh, yeah. So… wait… orange?
Yes, on Sunday, January 20th starting about 10:34pm Eastern Time, a total eclipse of the moon will start. A little over an hour after it starts, the moon will be totally eclipsed. It’ll stay that way for another hour or so. During an eclipse, the moon appears red or dark orange. Because of this, it’s often referred to as the “Blood Moon”.

Wasn’t there a song called “Total Eclipse of the Moon”?
No, that was “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. It was sung by Bonnie Tyler.

Oh, yeah. Right. So, what was up with the freaky eyes on the kids in that video? Man, they creeped me out.
I… I don’t know.

Do you think Superman could, like, blow out the glow in their eyes with his super breath?
We’re done here.


Do or Do Not

At work during New Employee Orientation, people from across the company are invited to stop by for lunch with our new employees so they can see who we are and what we do. We play a game during lunch where the trainer asks a question and we write down our answers on slips of paper that we then take turns drawing out of a bowl and reading aloud. The object is to match the answers to the people in the room.

This past Monday, our question was: You’re chosen to serve a year in space. You have all the regular necessities you need. What one non-necessary item do you bring with you?

It’s a variation on “your house is on fire; what one thing do you grab as you escape.”

My answer? A camera. If I’m going to space, I’ve got a chance to make photos that no one else has ever or will ever create.

If I were to do that right now, though, I’d probably delete 90% of what I shot.

White bison roam the range at Bearizona in northern Arizona.

White bison roam the range at Bearizona in northern Arizona.

I realized over this past weekend as PJ and I took our cameras out for the first time in a long time that we’ve been relying much too much on our phones for photos lately. We decided we needed to do something about that and we set out to refamiliarize ourselves with actual cameras.

I barely remembered where the blasted power switch was.

I shot many frames and got a few decent photos. I also got a lot of crap. Poor focus, lighting, angles, settings all wrong…

It reminded me that the most important thing you can do as a person who enjoys photography is to enjoy photography. Get out there and shoot! The best gear you’ll ever have as a photographer is experience. As with anything, your skills will rust away if you don’t use them.

Same goes for crafting, arts, reading, music, blogging… If you’re going to do it, commit to it. Use it or lose it. It’s as simple as that.


2018 52 Project – 10

For those of you following my latest crafting adventures, you’ve seen this painting in color. Not a lot of color, mind you, but some greens and blues.

Here it is in black and white and heavily cropped. Not bad for a first attempt at painting, all things considered. I’ve got to say I’m quite happy with it.

What new adventures have you been on lately?