The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, August 21, 2017

IT HAS BEGUN!

It's starting. People are moving. Things are happening!

[Take us to your nut storage centers!]

IT'S THE INVASION OF THE ALIEN WHITE SQUIRRELS!

RUN!


Rocking the eclipse

[The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.]

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I should take those off before typing.

I've got my peril sensitive sunglasses, courtesy of the fine folks at the Red House Inn, and so far the eclipse is impressive. I've tried taking photographs, but even when I put my peril sensitive sunglasses over the camera, all I get is a bright blob that maybe, if you squint hard enough, looks kind of like a sun going through an eclipse. But that could very well be due to squinting too hard.

So I'm just sitting back and enjoying the event.

Bunny and I decided to stay put at the Red House Inn. We can see the eclipse just fine from here, and it avoided the craziness of downtown Brevard. Traffic was horrendous earlier today (we were out getting lunch) and we ended up driving along back roads to avoid the heavy traffic (which, oddly enough, would be considered “normal traffic” back home; my how time and space are warped here).


The end is over

[If you look closely enough, you can see the alien white squirrel invasion fleet pouring through.]

“Sean! Come quick! Look! Shadow bands!”

And sure enough, wriggling over the porch of the Red House Inn were shadow bands. Unfortunately, I was not able to capture a video of them—they did not last long at all.

And then—TOTAL ECLIPSE!

It looked like a hole in the sky. What an incredible sight. We could hear the cheers from downtown Brevard.

And like that, it was over. The sun is waxing, the temperature is rising, and the alien white squirrels are gone.

Obligatory Picture

[Here I am, enjoying my vacaton in a rain forest.]

Obligatory Links

Obligatory Miscellaneous

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