Thursday, July 21, 2011

heat wave

High: 100° Low: 81° / High: 104° Low: 82°
High: 100° Low: 77° / High: 87° Low: 72°

Our temps for the next four days. No T-storms in the forecasts. Heat index for Friday is 115. It isn't unusual for the temps to be higher than predicted.

The night of July 20, 1969 I was hanging around outside a girl's house. It was getting late. Her mom came out & said the guy was about to walk on the moon. We went inside & watched ghostly images of Neil Armstrong. After awhile we went back outside, & then I went home. We weren't blasé about it, but the movie 2001 had been released the previous year, Star Trek had been canceled, &  we thought the real thing was rather primitive & we should get on with the cool stuff. Nothing in the Apollo program fired up the imagination of my generation the way Star Trek had. We were 300 years in the future.  Now we have cooler hand held communicators than Kirk & his crew, but no warp engine.


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