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Aurora alert (maybe)

A coronal mass ejection is heading for Earth!

But that's a good thing. It may well mean auroras. You don't have to know much about atmospheric sciences or geomagnetics to know that today's chart of the planetary K-index, which is a good aurora indicator, definitely looks dramatic. (The bars are red! They're going up high!) Keep an eye on Spaceweather.com for details. Wow, Seattle is even supposed to have clear skies tonight. Incredible.

In other good news, I got a request to see the full manuscript of my Seattle-ghost-story novel, from one of the agencies I talked to at the writers conference in July. Stroke a rabbit's detached foot for me. Perform voodoo if that's more your style.

In lesser news, I am so tired. Lemondrop must be on a growth spurt or something. Or else it's all the socializing over the past weekend, and then Steve traipsing off to North Carolina for work right after that.

Then again, in 17 days we fly to Maui, so how bad could things really be right now? And I have dark-chocolate cheesecake in the fridge. Mmm.

P.S. Perfume note: under the lapel of my jacket today, I dabbed some Chanel Coco, and a bit of lavender fragrance oil. The mix is surprisingly good. The lavender grounds the Chanel nicely. Damn Chanel always smells good, though. Which I suppose is why it costs as much as plutonium.


Aug. 26th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
Oooh, and how were the skies above Seattle? I hope you had a lovely view of the aurora! :-)

How wonderful about the interest in your manuscript! I hope that everything goes well. Eeee! *keeping my fingers crossed for you*

Take good care of yourself, Momma.....and tell Lemondrop that I said to take it easy. ;-) I hope that you are both doing well. *hugs*

Maui soonnnnnnn! I hope you have the most amazing time! Look out for Dom Monaghan while you're in Hawaii. ;-) Take lots of photos!!! A friend of mine went to Oahu this past June and had the most amazing time. She said it was like heaven on earth.

Ooooh.....nice idea about the Coco Chanel and lavender! Mmmm. We should totally open up our own perfumery one day. ;-)
Aug. 28th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
Didn't actually see any auroras. Apparently the only action was at about 3 a.m. Hrmph.

But yes, I'll certainly look for "Lost" cast members in Hawaii, or at least pretend I'm being chased by a mechanical monster in the forest. ;)

Hope the hurricane is not threatening you too terribly! Sounds like a doozy...
Aug. 28th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
Aww! I hope you'll get another opportunity to see the auroras soon....maybe they'll come out a little earlier!

;-) Watch out for polar bearish creatures! LOL

Thank you, hon....we're okay here. Conditions were breezy yesterday, as the storm was passing by in the Gulf....and I think some of the coastal regions, even down here, will have a bit of erosion. My heart goes out to the people in LA and MS, and along the northern gulf coast. Definitely praying...

Take care, girlie. *hugs(