Thursday, March 08, 2007

California Dreaming



We're leaving tomorrow early to go to the 90th birthday party of an old, and I do mean old, friend. She lives in California. In addition to very dear old friends, we have some family still in California whom we will see.


We'll stay for a week in a hotel on the shore, as we say in the east, and plan to spend time on Catalina Island.

Last fall we went to Ocean City MD for a week and watched the sunrise over the Atlantic, and now we will be watching the sunset on the Pacific. Life's been good to me so far.


I'll leave you with MY questions of the day:


What’s the speed of dark?


And


How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?


Please. I need to know.

22 comments:

Doug said...

The speed of dark is 2C.

Where did you say you were going?

lime said...

ooooh, have a WONDERFUL time. i'd love to be going there too!

i have no wisdom for you on your questions.

kenju said...

The answers are:



16 feet


LOL...have a great trip!

actonbell said...

Have a splendid time! I hope you have the very best of weather.

The speed of dark is about 8 hours right now, I should think, and there's no telling how much water those sponges are mopping up--are there any statistics out there about how many, and how big the sponges are? Who makes them?

The Lazy Iguana said...

Because of the forces of witchcraft, the speed of dark is the same speed as light. To fully understand that you need to be a green faced, hooked nose, big ugly mole growing hair on your face witch.

And you do not want to be one of those.

We need more sponges. A LOT more sponges. Otherwise when the sea ice melts and the ocean levels rise I will need a larger boat.

Enjoy the Pacific.

PI said...

Speed of dark is too fast. Have a lovely holiday and a big kiss for the 90 yr old. We are having 2 nights in Weymouth for my birthday - which doesn't have the same ring to it somehow!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

The speed of dark is, um, like, E=MC2. And the oceans would be about deep enough to flood a certain house in Pennsylvania.

(I hope you were serious. I sure was.)

neva said...

yeah, i'm with your daughter, who can say how much water those sponges are soaking up at any given moment of any given day?

i hope you have a perfectly wonderful time, dear friend! on a cold day like today, i can't imagine anything nicer than basking in that California sunshine! (that said, don't forget to pack sunscreen) xox

AP3 said...

I think your e-son Doug would like to see you, TLP.

Those are excellent questions, both.

I hope you're having a great trip!

Bela said...

I'm late, sorry. Hope you're having a great time. :-)

Rachel said...

I'm sure you are having a wonderful trip!!

As for the questions....well....I don't know the answers! I'll guess that it's (dark) about the same as light!

The ocean would be the same depth without the sponges! There might be less water if the sponges were gone but the depth should be the same. Okay......so much for my wisdom!!

Libby said...

have a GREAT time, tlp!! the speed of dark? how fast can you close your eyes? that's easy...got no clue about the other...

Peter said...

Enjoy Cal-a-forn-ia, happy birthday to your old, old friend.

Lucy said...

He He -- GW he might know.

goldennib said...

Sounds so wonderful. Lucky you. Dark does not need to move. Everything moves into it. Without sponges, we'd all be treading water.

actonbell said...

HOme again, home again, jiggetyjig! I hope you both as swell as a--fig!

PI said...

Hope your hotel was better than ours!

Doug said...

Welxome home. I hope my neighbors were kind.

schnoodlepooh said...

Catalina Island sounds wonderful. I'm jealous - of the 90 year old also.
speed of dark? I'll give it some thought and get back to you.

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful time. It is amazing how the bugs get into lights. Also amazing there was a huge locust in the bird aviary at work yesterday. How on earth did it get in???Cheers Margaret

Saur♥Kraut said...

I like Doug's answer for the Speed of Dark.

Have a wonderful time! I've never been there, but I hear that CA is worth seeing. My mom flew in there today, BTW, and will be there for a week.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh My Dear...I wish I knew how to reach you...or vica versa..You will be really near to me, or at least close to my neck of the woods, as thry say....
I hope you will have a glorious time, and if you email me, perhaps we could talk on the phone...(If you get this, I mean...)
myrtillo1984 AT Yahoo DOT com.