The other night Teddy and I were just chilling (as Vampires often do) and watching How The Universe Works on the Science Chanel.
So I made some observations that made my husband Teddy laugh out loud.
Wow. I was trying to wrap my head around quasars and black holes.
For those who aren’t quite sure what a quasar is (and who is) here is a description: a quasar is a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy, and typically having a star-like image in a telescope. It has been suggested that quasars contain massive black holes and may represent a stage in the evolution of some galaxies.
I love science but I also love to put things into my own creative universe. Hey, I’ve met time travelers, so I know how crazy things are out there. I also know that sometimes it is easier for me to put scientific data into everyday terms.
Quasars might lead to things like wormholes, parallel universes and time travel.
I believe there is life on other planets. It would not surprise me if every rocky planet in our own little solar system had the chemical building blocks for life in their rocks and dust.
We, as in our solar system, and Earth, is out in the sticks of the Milky Way Galaxy. I’m trying to find a cute way to describe it. If Earth was a galaxy we would be a possum on the beach at Crystal Cove, CA, or even a hermit crab, or more like a single grain of sand. We are that small and that obscure.
Radio waves that tend to fly across the universe are being watched in order to find like on other planets. But what if other life does not use radio waves? What if video killed their radio stars? What if…. What if they saw what assholes we are and decided to leave us alone?
I can hear them now saying, “What a beautiful planet, too bad it is covered with violent, hateful, destructive beings.”
“But what about the kittens, and dogs, and possums, and whales, and other cute creatures?”
“No problem. We’re taking some of them with us to help spread joy across the universe.”
I made the observation that black holes are sort of like the garbage disposals of the universe. You don’t want to put your hand down in one. Teddy laughed out loud at that one.
I asked my husband how exactly gravity works. I had forgotten, as if I ever knew. He said it was centripetal force. But what if we stop. Will we all just fly off? Teddy laughed again. I’m seeing a pattern here. I should have gone into science comedy stand-up.
Over the years I’ve blogged a lot about science, life on other planets, the beauty of the night, time travel, and other related subjects. I’ve even written science fiction stories. Seriously, look it up. I know this post isn’t that serious on the surface but if I still had any patience after the first eleven months of 2020 it could have been.
The Curse of Oak Island started on History Chanel again. Once again the boys draw out two hours of information into an entire TV season. At this point the only reason we watch the show is for the big crazy equipment and Gary’s accent.
For those who might not know what Oak Island is I’ll give you a quick run down. Oak Island is a small island in Canada. For the past hundred or so year’s people have thought there are networks of tunnels underneath Oak Island,
Rick, Marty and the Oak Island team are back for Season 8 in their quest to solve the 224-year old treasure mystery. They’ll do seismic testing, look for sunken ships and treasure, go diving in swamps, off the coast, and in tunnels, they’ll dig, they’ll be shocked and surprised. After eight years and who knows how many millions of dollars they’ve found a lot of wood, a bunch of structures, some buttons, lots of metal scraps such as nails, old hinges, and a few coins, plus a Templar cross made of lead. Last night they found an old Chinese coin.
I told my husband that if I dug a huge hole in my backyard that I would also find buttons, an old Chinese coin, pieces of iron, nails, and maybe the Holy Grail.
I’ll drop in occasionally to see if they do find anything this year but I won’t be a rabid fan. Sorry boys but this is turning into a bad date if you know what I mean. OK you don’t know what I mean. Just use your imagination. I’m bored watching a bunch of rich guys play in the mud.
Covid 19 is still raging on making things difficult for everyone, including Vampires. We just had an election and now are dealing with the most insane fall out since the atomic testing in the 1950’s. Museums in my area are closing back up tomorrow after a brief two month opening. Tragically the people in Paradise and other fire disasters still aren’t getting the help they need. But like the aliens who don’t like us said, “they still have cute, and some pretty good music, and great food.”
- Have fun
- Wear a mask
- Stay safe
- Stay curious
- Don’t be a dick
- Don’t embrace ignorance
- Talk to your kids
- Listen to your children
- Check in on those who might need extra help
- Kiss a Vampire
- Embrace cuteness
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman