My boys are fascinated with space right now. Our home is filled with talk about dark matter, stars, space, aliens, and all that kind of stuff. When I posted earlier this week about SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) and the Hubble Telescope, reader Tez left me a comment informing me of Astronomy Photo of the Day, which is very cool! I'm learning a lot when I visit that site. They have a professional astronomer writing descriptions accompanying the photo of some part of the universe. Today's picture is of a dark molecular cloud, which is something I have personally never seen a picture of before. Do you like to learn about Space?
What am I reading right now? I sometimes have several books going and I go back and forth among them depending on my mood. I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love, which everyone seems wild about and is pretty good so far and I'm reading Black Magic Woman, for fun and to fufill my urban fantasy need. What are you currently reading?
In honor of my new poll on the left side of the screen, I'm going to share that I have never gone skinny-dipping as an adult. I did once as a child and it was a lot of fun! I was at my friend's house and she had an above-ground pool and we went swimming at night in the dark. So, no boys involved and we were kids. Not as much fun, I know. Have you gone skinny-dipping before?
A lot of churches have banned rice throwing at weddings. The story I heard was that birds will eat the rice off the ground and it will cause their stomaches to expand, exploding the bird. Lovely, huh? Well, it's a myth, busted by Mythbusters! Many churches have banned the rice mainly due to liability issues...they don't want people to fall and break something or hurt themselves on the slippery rice. At my wedding, we threw rose petals. What was thrown at your wedding?
The ringtone on my cell phone is AC/DC's Back in Black. What's your ringtone?